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Building relationships: How the Cal Poly men’s basketball program was able to recruit through the pandemic

Freshmen basketball players Daniel Esparza and Matur Dhal couldn’t take an official visit to Cal Poly before committing to the basketball program due to the pandemic. “We would do campus visits via Zoom and take the phone around and show them how beautiful Cal Poly is,” head coach John Smith said. Despite not having a […]

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Cal Poly Athletics adjusts recruitment process in the age of coronavirus

While the coronavirus pandemic is causing sports organizations everywhere to put their seasons on hold, planning for the future continues at Cal Poly. Recruitment remains a priority during this time as coaches and staff continue to adjust to a fully virtual format.  Men’s Basketball Summer basketball tournaments usually conducted throughout June and July provide coaches […]

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Men’s Basketball caps off home schedule with 82-76 loss against UC Irvine

Cal Poly Men’s Basketball fell to conference-leaders UC Irvine 82-76 Thursday, Feb. 27 inside Mott Athletics Center. Sophomore guard Junior Ballard and freshman guard Colby Rogers led the Mustangs with 13 points each while searching for Cal Poly’s first home win over the Anteaters since 2013. “Our team has really grown and they’ve really fought […]

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The loss of an icon: Men’s Basketball reflects on Kobe Bryant’s death

On Sunday, Jan. 26 Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among nine passengers who passed away in a helicopter crash on a Calabasas hillside.  While Kobe Bryant may be gone, his international legacy will live forever as a model for preparation, competitiveness and work ethic. These traits influenced countless members of the basketball community […]

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Colby Rogers scores overtime game-winner as Men’s Basketball defeats Cal State Fullerton, 101-100

Cal Poly Men’s Basketball defeated Cal State Fullerton in dramatic fashion with a 101-100 overtime victory Thursday, Jan. 30 inside Mott Athletics Center. Freshman guard Colby Rogers scored a layup with 0.4 seconds remaining in overtime to grant the Mustangs their second conference win of the season. Sophomore guard Junior Ballard led the Mustangs with […]