Cal Poly Track and Field finished fourth overall in the men’s standings and fifth in the women’s standings at the Big West Conference Championships on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at Woody Wilson Track. The meet was a two-day tournament to determine the champion of each event in the Big West. Some events […]
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A Numbers Game: What Statistics Can Say About Cal Poly Baseball
After the popularity of the book-turned-film “Moneyball,” the term “sabermetrics” became a household name for anyone involved with baseball. Fans, journalists and people who work in athletics have turned to the world of statistics for interesting and meaningful insights into the sports they love so much. Advanced metrics aren’t just for baseball clubs anymore. From […]
“It’s a bit of a grind”: A look inside routines for two Cal Poly athletes
Just like professional athletes, student-athletes competing at a university like Cal Poly have to adapt to a strict routine to stay on top of their game during the season and offseason. This includes maintaining firm sleep schedules, diet plans, workout plans and preserving a healthy mental state. However, a few student-athletes are known to go […]
“We play a lot, we win a lot”: Women in sports reflect on role models and fighting for recognition
At Cal Poly, women’s sports dominate the headlines with undefeated starts, national rankings, and no-hitters. Here’s what some of Cal Poly’s top athletes have to say about their female role models and how the NCAA treats women’s sports. For Women’s Basketball sophomore point guard and Australian native Abbey Ellis, one of her most inspiring moments […]
Game Recap: Cal Poly Baseball Outscores Utah Valley
Cal Poly baseball earned their first series sweep since 2019, winning all three games against the Utah Valley Wolverines this past weekend at Baggett Stadium. Showcasing Cal Poly’s top highlights from Friday, March 5 Mustang News Video Reporter Matthew Bornhorst brings you your baseball recap.
All Cal Poly student-athletes registered to vote
Block P, a student-athlete leadership council at Cal Poly, had their first meeting in September when Cal Poly athletic director Don Oberhelman introduced a goal to get all student-athletes on campus 100% registered to vote. “It was important to the athletics department that their athletes were student leaders on campus,” junior beach volleyball player Macy […]
Dorm life during COVID-19 as a Cal Poly student athlete
Before COVID-19, every Cal Poly freshman was required to share a dorm room with another student. However, students this year lives alone in their respective rooms. Almost every Cal Poly freshman student-athlete has been assigned their own dorm room in the yakʔitʸutʸu residence halls, according to freshman guard Camren Pierce from Men’s Basketball. “This dorm […]
Here are the steps Cal Poly Athletics need to take to bring sports back
Cal Poly has been without athletic contests since March, and until recently, many of the athletic programs have been sidelined. In correspondence with San Luis Obispo County Public Health, many programs either had very strict practice protocols or no practices at all due to COVID-19.
“So many people didn’t have access to equipment”: How these fall sports adapted to practices during COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic forced Cal Poly’s student-athletes to adapt — from restrictions on how and where teams can practice to the personnel allowed at training. The Mustangs hope to maintain some sense of normalcy, and several Cal Poly athletes and staff spoke about how they have adjusted to training while accounting for safety.
Cal Poly Athletics Director says NCAA ruling on book stipends case is a “sad day for the NCAA”
Cal Poly Athletics Director Don Oberhelman is speaking out following a NCAA decision to punish Cal Poly Athletics for misallocating textbook scholarships, saying the ruling “further exposes the hypocrisy of the NCAA.” “This should never happen to a student,” Oberhelman said. “The very reason the NCAA exists is to help protect the rights of student […]
How much does Cal Poly prioritize winning?
Cal Poly alumnus and Director of Athletic Communications, Eric Burdick, said he believes the reason for the lack of wins and overall titles is a result of the foundation that Cal Poly is built off of.