Tag Archive: SLO

May 04

Cal Poly spring game: Kevin Britt is back

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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

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 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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Feb 13

Scrogcast: Eversley injury update and the BigWestMD

Gearing up for the Blue-Green Rivalry between the Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball teams this weekend, the Scrogcast features about 25 minutes with new media specialist Steve Chen from the Big West Conference office. Also, I’ve also tacked on my one-on-one interview with Mustangs leading scorer and rebounder Chris Eversley to the …

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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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