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…

Extra photos from the Santiago shoot

I had the chance to do a shoot with starting center for the Cal Poly women’s basketball team Kristina Santiago for a profile story. We shot in Mott Gym and I was able to try some location lighting.  It was…

Basketball seeks second Big West championship

Cal Poly’s women’s basketball team members have been doing more than studying during their off-season: they have been practicing, playing international games and growing together as a team. The team is positive this extra work will help them return this…

Athletics find their 'Mustang Way'

Nearly two weeks ago, the Cal Poly men’s soccer team saw UC Santa Barbara score the first goal of the game, and then watched as the scoring player taunted their fans. But when Patrick Sigler’s penalty shot gave the Mustangs…

Women’s basketball falls to UCSB

The Cal Poly women’s basketball team (16-11, 12-4 Big West) was 16 minutes away from making history. After clinching the  program’s first ever co-share of the Big West title last weekend with their 61-48 win over Long Beach State, a…

Win one, lose one: Women’s basketball loses to UC Davis, defeats Pacific

If the Tigers thought they would catch the Mustangs in another funk — like the one that handed them their first conference loss against UC Davis — they were sadly mistaken.