Tag Archive: Mustangs

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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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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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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Jan 11

Scrogcast: Cal Poly basketball, All-County football

Cal Poly point guard Jamal Johnson drives the lane against UC Irvine. Tribune photo by Laura Dickinson.

Since it’s been a while since we taped a show, this one is extra long and stuffed with great content from all over the sports landscape. Tribune preps reporter Nick Wilson joined me to provide a preview of the All-County high school football team and the Player of the Year story coming out this weekend. …

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Oct 03

VIDEO: This St. Nicolas doesn’t give gifts, he takes

I’ve been wanting to secure Cal Poly football cornerback Nico Molino for an edition of “What animal would you be” for a couple of weeks, ever since he had the game-clinching interception in a 24-22 victory at Wyoming. Unfortunately for me, the senior from Granite Bay has class immediately after practice in the mornings, and …

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Sep 13

VIDEO: Kennith Jackson on ‘What animal would you be?’

Cal Poly middle linebacker Kennith Jackson took his turn Wednesday addressing the Animal Planet question. I’m continuing to be impressed that each guy on the Mustangs football team sees himself as a unique animal. I’ve been wondering how long it will take before someone gives me a repeat species. I might be in for a …

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Aug 06

Cal Poly football camp opens today

Tribune file photo by Nick Lucero.

Fresh off the shocking news of first-year assistant coach Randy Hanson’s early Sunday morning arrest on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, the Cal Poly football team opens training camp today. Practice for the upcoming season begins with a 3 p.m. helmets-only session at the Upper Sports Complex. There likely won’t be much action …

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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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Jul 21

Looking to plan a vacation? Try Fresno

Tribune file photo

Yeah, OK, I know nobody really wants to go to Fresno, especially when it’s 105 degrees there and it hardly breaks 80 south of the grade. But don’t we owe something to the Fresnans? I mean, they pretty much keep Splash Cafe in business all on their own. Getting to the serious note: Cal Poly …

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Jul 18

Ernie Cooper: Music, tattoos and Rambo

Tribune file photo by Jayson Mellom.

If you read this story about former Cal Poly football player Ernie Cooper, who died unexpectedly at 25 this week, I hope this excerpt stood out to you. [Former Cal Poly linebacker Mark] Restelli … counts his shared sushi infatuation with Cooper and an afternoon the pair battled wits with the SWAT team in a …

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