Joshua D. Scroggin

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Date registered: August 7, 2008

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  1. Scrogcast: The ‘logic’ of CIF-SS hoops playoff seeds and Fan Laws — February 18, 2014
  2. Scrogcast: Ramses Barden signs in Buffalo — January 24, 2014
  3. Scrogcast: Quitting at Cuesta and owning Hawaii — January 10, 2014
  4. Scrogcast: Introducing our new prep sports writer — January 3, 2014
  5. Cal Poly spring game: Kevin Britt is back — May 4, 2013

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Feb 18

Scrogcast: The ‘logic’ of CIF-SS hoops playoff seeds and Fan Laws

Mission Prep guard Quinton Adlesh

The Mission Prep boys basketball team is on the road to start the CIF-Southern Section Divisional playoffs, which would be fine if the Royals weren’t the No. 3 overall seed in their bracket. They might even be on the road for the first two rounds should they advance. How can that be? For the first …

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Jan 24

Scrogcast: Ramses Barden signs in Buffalo

It’s shorter than usual, but we found some time for a show this week to talk about Cal Poly football legend Ramses Barden getting a second chance in the NFL by signing a futures contract with the Buffalo Bills. Tribune prep sports reporter and Buffalo native Alex Jankowski was especially excited to talk about what …

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Jan 10

Scrogcast: Quitting at Cuesta and owning Hawaii

We use the second podcast in as many weeks to discuss a crazy basketball story from Cuesta College you have to hear to believe, Cal Poly’s surprising men’s basketball blowout victory over Hawaii and “The Carson Wack Show” at Arroyo Grande. Honolulu Star-Advertiser beat reporter Brian McInnis joins me for a segment on college basketball …

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Jan 03

Scrogcast: Introducing our new prep sports writer

We at The Tribune rang in the new year by welcoming new high school sports reporter Alex J. Jankowski to the Central Coast. Alex comes from Buffalo by way of Rutgers and Ketchikan, Alaska, and I sat down to ask him about his road to SLO, his affinity for and the lovable use of his …

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May 04

Cal Poly spring game: Kevin Britt is back


It’s been nearly a year since Kevin Britt has been a factor at Cal Poly football practice. But in case anybody forgot the junior cornerback’s name, he got it called in Saturday’s spring game. The former Nipomo High standout came up with an interception of quarterback Dano Graves that had to have some saying, ‘Oh, …

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Mar 08

Is it You-you or Oo-oo? Video interview with Drake U’u and Chris O’Brien

When Drake U’u makes a play during a men’s basketball game in Mott Gym, public address announcer Mike Moreno lets you know it by emphatically booming out the Cal Poly senior guard’s last name: “You-youu!” But all this time, have we been mispronouncing U’u’s name (which is Samoan in origin)? According to the Hawaii broadcasters …

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Mar 01

Scrogcast: Hawaii beat writer Brian McInnis talks Big West

Tribune file photo by David Middlecamp. Cal Poly's Drake U'u drives past Isaac Fotu of Hawaii earlier this season.

Since the Cal Poly men’s basketball team remained on the road after Thursday’s blowout victory at Cal State Northridge, I went with an audio production lieu of a game preview on Saturday’s showdown at Hawaii. Honolulu Star-Advertiser basketball beat reporter Brian McInnis came on the Scrogcast to give you everything you ever wanted to know …

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Mar 01

The road to NCAA baseball regionals is tougher out west

The map above is the problem with NCAA baseball postseason credentials in the world of Cal Poly baseball head coach Larry Lee. West of the Rockies, there are a lot fewer teams to play, and most of them are at least decent. In the interest of travel budget, good teams have to play good teams. …

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Feb 23

Update on Kevin Hess’ condition

For those of you looking for news on former Cal Poly defensive tackle Kevin Hess, who has been in the hospital with head injuries suffered in a skateboarding accident, there has been some encouraging developments. Hess’s sister Lindsey posted the following on Kevin’s Facebook page: Update on Kev: He has been awake for short spurts …

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Feb 16

Former Cal Poly football player Kevin Hess hospitalized with head injury

Former Cal Poly football player Kevin Hess is in intensive care at a San Luis Obispo hospital after sustaining a head injury in a skateboarding accident, former teammates confirmed Saturday. Hess, who was a senior during the 2011 season, still lives in San Luis Obispo and has a job on campus at Cal Poly, Mustangs …

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