Tag Archive: Men’s Basketball

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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Aug 25

VIDEO: Dylan Royer’s shooting roots go back to VHS

It seems like just yesterday I was watching Dylan Royer leading the Morro Bay High boys basketball team. It’s hard to believe he’s readying for his fifth-year senior season at Cal Poly. When I caught up with him and Cal Poly head coach Joe Callero to talk a little about offseason training and the upcoming …

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Oct 07

Poly picks up another TV date

The Cal Poly men’s basketball got word that another one of its games will be on TV — it’s first trip to UCLA since 1955 and the program’s first ever appearance in Pauley Pavilion. The Mustangs’ Dec. 11 game at UCLA, which at least one poster here thinks will “smear them on the court,” is …

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Aug 12

Cal Poly basketball adds swingman from Australia

Photo courtesy of Cal Poly athletic media relations

Joe Callero has a late addition to this season’s recruiting class. The coach confirmed to The Tribune on Thursday that incoming freshman Ben Kelly, a 6-foot-7, 175-pound forward from Melbourne, Australia, was admitted by Cal Poly and would be joining the team this season. Just guessing by his light frame, Kelly might have to redshirt …

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