Tag Archive: NCAA

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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Feb 08

Scrogcast: Cal Poly’s signing day news conference

The folks over at The Poly Report (is that the official name?) requested an audio recording of the assistant coaches’ comments on signees from the Cal Poly football team’s Letter of Intent news conference on Wednesday. Here it is. With a short introduction, it lasts fewer than 20 minutes. Hope you enjoy, and if you …

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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 12

Scrogcast: Talking movies with Eversley and football with Wilson

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College basketball practice opens today, and to get in the spirit, I sat down with Cal Poly junior forward Chris Eversley. CE33 and I talked about his history in the Chicago prep hoops scene. You’ll learn everything you ever wanted to know about Walter Payton High. Eversley also talks about his love of blockbuster movies. …

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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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Sep 12

A Laramie perspective on Cal Poly-Wyoming

I took part in a question swap this week with Wyoming football beat reporter Robert Gagliardi of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. We asked each other five questions about the game, and I think we each came away with some better insight into Saturday’s showdown between the Mustangs (1-0) and Cowboys (0-2). Read his answers to …

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Sep 06

VIDEO: How to pronounce Kristaan, with Mr. Ivory

For those of you at Saturday’s 41-14 season-opening victory over San Diego, you heard the Cal Poly football team’s back-up running back referred to as “Christian” Ivory over the public address system. In the press box, we heard him referred to as “Chris-Stan” by Mustangs football SID Eric Burdick. Well, I tracked Kristaan Ivory down …

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Sep 05

Scrogcast: Meet Mr. Wilson and the Wisconsin duo

For the first Scrogcast of the season, I did a little reflecting on Cal Poly football’s 41-14 season-opening win and have a couple of special interview segments. I got Wisconsin transfers Jake Irwin and Cameron Ontko from the Mustangs’ football team talking about the big game in ’08 — when a certain person missed a …

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