Category Archive: Women’s Basketball

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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Apr 19

Cal Poly football, basketball coaches getting contract extensions

In a black sport coat, Cal Poly athletic director Don Oberhelman watches a Cal Poly men's basketball game from the front row of the student section. Photo by Ray Ambler/Cal Poly Media Relations

While talking to Cal Poly athletic director Don Oberhelman last week for a story reflecting on his first year with the Mustangs, I took the opportunity to ask some general housecleaning questions, too. For one, just what is the contract status of football coach Tim Walsh? In November, Walsh said he was looking for an …

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Dec 04

A little baby hiatus

Well, it looks like The Tribune is still working on getting the past nine months’ worth of blog posts recovered after the server crashed in early November. I’ll give you an update on whether that stuff is getting put back up when I receive one. For now, here’s an update from the Scroggin household: I …

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Jan 12

Cal Poly coaches performing like COY candidates so far


Just when I was beginning my quest for more straws to clutch, the Cal Poly basketball programs had an eyebrow-raising week, and if it keeps up, give these coaches some hardware. After lulling us to sleep with inauspicious starts to the year, both the men and women went 2-0 — each sweeping NorCal travel partners …

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Nov 19

The worst week ever

Tribune photo by Jayson Mellom

And it’s raining. Today’s gloomy weather seems like the perfect poetic end to a nine-day span in Cal Poly sports. And not a happy poetry, either. I bet reading Edgar Allan Poe’s Annabel Lee would actually cheer up you Mustangs fans. But I’ve only been covering the beat since 2006. So, you tell me, has …

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Sep 29

Meet me on the Facebook

Up until now, I’ve quietly rolled out the new Bloggin’ with Scroggin Facebook page, but three things have gotten me excited enough to finally promote the page — where you’ll find everything you need to stay in tune with Cal Poly athletics. In no particular order, there is the “Meet Me On Facebook” video by …

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Feb 27

On the road again: Cal Poly women’s basketball struggles away from home


Bad news for the Cal Poly women’s basketball team, which finished 8-0 at home in the Big West Conference: There are no more games left at Mott Gym. In her 13th season, Mustangs head coach Faith Mimnaugh was shooting to win her first regular season conference title, and with junior forward Kristina Santiago (the frontrunner …

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Feb 20

If Clancy goes, Burns could be Cal Poly’s next breakout star

See Sunday’s Tribune to read about the latest Cal Poly women’s basketball victory and to get the scoop on Rachel Clancy possibly leaving school early — or on time, depending on how you look at it. In short, Clancy — the team’s second leading scorer and the Big West Conference leader in 3-point percentage — …

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Jan 29

Kristina Santiago injury scare was brief but intense

Tribune photo by Joe Johnston

In the waning moments of the Cal Poly women’s basketball team’s historic 67-62 home win over UC Santa Barbara, what appeared to be an injury nearly stole the headlines from the first Mustangs win over the Gauchos in Mott Gym since 2001. Cal Poly star forward Kristina Santiago went up to grab one of her …

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Apr 08

Cal Poly’s men’s basketball scholarship situation

Someone asked how the Mustangs got an extra scholarship for men’s basketball. Former coach Kevin Bromley, who was fired last month and replaced by Joe Callero last week, had been reporting four available scholarships leading up to the April 15 start to the signing period. But at the news conference introducing Callero, Cal Poly athletic …

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