So Young

Bradford Applin On Oct. 5th, a girl just shy of her 16th birthday became a professional golfer.  Eight days later that same girl took her first shot as a professional on the LPGA tour.  Eleven days later she was disqualified.…

"Will enough ever really be enough?"

Julianne Byer Editor's note: "What's the Big idea?" is an online exclusive column that will run every Wednesday. Julianne discusses life issues in the SLO lane. “Will enough ever really be enough?” It is the age-old dilemma, the never-ending stream…

Former Olympian, Cal Poly alumnus dies

Tonya Strickland Eugene C. Lenz, an Olympic swimmer and 1960 Cal Poly alumnus, died Monday, Oct. 10. He was 68 years old. Born in San Luis Obispo in 1937 and raised in Santa Maria, Lenz was a prevalent top-placing swimmer…

No. 3 football fresh off bye week

Garrett Leight Coming off its bye week and a dominating win against No. 16/17 ranked North Dakota State (4-2, 0-1 Great West), the No. 3 Cal Poly (5-1, 3-0 Great West) football team looks forward to its next match-up Saturday…

Hayes finds volleyball niche at Cal Poly

Tom Sanders Central Coast native Chelsea Hayes is ready and setting for the Mustang volleyball team this season. After two years as a Gael at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., Hayes has coincidentally followed her old St. Mary’s coach…

Player Spotlight: Becky Clark, women's soccer

James Mellor Senior forward Becky Clark has been bringing the pain this season. Her aggressive and physical playing style has been leaving her opponents begging for their trainers and heading to the icebox after matches. “She’s a very aggressive player,”…

Split squads perform with mixed results at weekend cross country invitationals

kiel carreau The Cal Poly cross country teams made a good showing this weekend, with the men’s team taking first and the women’s team taking fourth place in the Cal Poly Invitational. The event, held Saturday morning, brought teams from…

Football jumps to No. 3 in latest polls

Cal Poly climbed three positions to No. 3 in the two NCAA Division I-AA polls following a bye week, due in large part to the fact the No. 1, 2 and 4 ranked teams all losing over the weekend. Cal…

Women's soccer falls to Cal State Fullerton

kiel carreau Cal Poly suffered its second Big West loss of the season to Cal State Fullerton 2-0 at Mustang Stadium on Friday night behind goals from Lauryn Welch and Kandace Wilson. Cal State Fullerton (11-3-0, 3-1-0) took control of…

Sweep's the word for volleyball team

sheila sobchik The Cal Poly volleyball team didn’t lose a match over the weekend en route to wins over the University of the Pacific and Cal State Northridge. The Mustangs snapped a 31-match winless streak in beating Pacific Frriday at…

Men's cross country travels to Terra Haute

Garrett Leight Let the races begin. This weekend the Cal Poly men’s cross-country team will take to the course in Terry Haute, Ind. at the Pre-National Invitational, the most important race of the season thus far. The Mustangs are ranked…