Mustangs beat Sac State in opener, on to Ohio

Junior quarterback Tony Smithrushed for one touchdown and passed for three more scores as No.12 Cal Poly opened its 2009 football season with a non-conference victory over Sacramento State in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

Football team preps for season

The Cal Poly 2009-2010 football season brings change: a new head coach and staff, returning players stepping up to leadership roles and a different defensive strategy. But one thing hasn’t changed: the winning attitude.

Fullerton earns preseason All-American honor

Cal Poly senior safety David Fullerton was named to the 2009 Sports Network Preseason Football Championship Subdivision All-American Third Team on Tuesday.

Tolver set to join Cleveland Browns mini-camp

Tre’dale Tolver has been invited to the Cleveland Browns’ rookie mini-camp in Ohio this weekend. Players at the camp perform during an open tryout in hopes of signing a free-agent contract. Players at the camp perform during an open tryout in hopes of signing a free-agent contract.

Barden heads to New York

Former Cal Poly wide receiver Ramses Barden was selected by the New York Giants in the third round of the NFL draft. Many draft pundits saw the Giants showing an interest in Barden, and New York certainly helped to prove that accurate, trading up with Philadelphia to the 85th pick in order to draft him.

Cal Poly’s defense prevails in Spring Game

Cal Poly’s defense gets the win in the final play of football’s Spring Game Saturday afternoon at Alex G. Spanos Stadium. The defense out-dueled the offense and won 29-28.

Cal Poly alumnus and legend calls it quits

Before I heard that he retired, I had no idea that John Madden never put on the pads and helmet on Sundays at the professional level. I just assumed he had. And I think this is where his fame gets its legitimacy.

Sports talk column: Where is Barden headed?

It’s just over a week until the 2009 NFL draft for Cal Poly superstar Ramses Barden. After several seasons as the Mustangs go-to man down the stretch, the next level of superstardom awaits.