Lookback: Griffin, Woodard taste history in NCAA tourney

Brian De Los Santos bdelossantos@mustangdaily.net With 24 seconds on the clock, head coach Faith Mimnaugh called a timeout and looked to her bench. “Brittany, Kayla, you’re going in,” she yelled. Neither Brittany Woodard nor Kayla Griffin had any idea what…

Women’s basketball to travel to Baton Rouge for matchup with Penn State

J.J. Jenkins sports@mustangdaily.net It didn’t take long for the Cal Poly women’s basketball team to find out where its first-ever NCAA bid would take them. In the sixth pairing announced on ESPN’s selection show, the Mustangs appeared as a No.…

Schlemer wins Player of the Year

Mustang Daily Staff Report sports@mustangdaily.net Call it a four-peat. For the fourth consecutive year, a Cal Poly women’s basketball player has won the Big West Player of the Year award. This time around, junior center Molly Schlemer won the conference’s…

Weekend recap: basketball teams go 4-0

Mustang Daily Staff Report sports@mustangdaily.net Five Cal Poly teams competed on the road this weekend to come away with a total of seven victories and an individual Pac-12 championship. Men’s basketball The men’s basketball team has started to win on…

Weekend preview: Home sweet home

Mustang Daily Staff Report sports@mustangdaily.net The Cal Poly campus plays host to six Division I athletics events Thursday to Sunday, including the baseball team’s home opening series, a nonconference men’s basketball game and two women’s basketball games that could position…

Woodard tears ACL, out for the season

An MRI confirmed the worst for senior Brittany Woodard on Wednesday. The second-leading scorer on the women’s basketball team tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), sprained her medial collateral ligament (MCL) and bruised a bone in her leg after falling awkwardly…

No winter rest for Cal Poly athletes

While most students took a four-week break in preparation for winter quarter, the Cal Poly sports teams competed in games spanning the West Coast and the Big West Conference underwent more changes. Before the Boise State Broncos could even join…

Boise State joins Big West

Boise State agreed to join the Big West Conference on Friday, completing a deal to send most of the Broncos athletic teams westward starting in 2013. As a result, the agreement helps the Broncos keep their nationally-ranked football team in…

The weekend roundup

Men’s basketball The Mustangs will compete in their final two regular season games this weekend in Mott Gym as UC Davis and Pacific visit the Central Coast. After suffering an eight-point loss to UC Santa Barbara last Saturday, Cal Poly…

Women beat Gauchos, sweep series

After a week without a game, the Cal Poly women’s basketball team came out firing on its way to a 67-52 win and season sweep of rival UC Santa Barbara. This marks the first time since the 1996-97 season that…

Faith Mimnaugh builds on 2011 success

At times, the head coach of a successful women’s basketball program has what can seem like an infinite amount of responsibilities. In addition to addressing the needs of 12 student athletes, their parents, boosters, administrators and fans, Faith Mimnaugh also…