College Basketball

  • Jaylen Shead showed what he was capable of at the end of last season and his strength and versatility at the point guard position could pay dividends for Joe Callero and co. in 2016-17. By Owen Main

    Examining the 2016-17 Cal Poly Basketball Roster

    Last season, Cal Poly had 10-12 players who got significant playing time at different points during the season, including four seniors who were also four of the top five on the...

  • Joe Callero has been hot on the recruiting trail.  By Owen Main

    Mustangs Men’s Basketball adds two JUCO Transfers

    On Thursday, Cal Poly announced receiving letters of intent from a pair of Southern California junior college players. They are Victor Joseph, a 6-foot guard from Rancho Cucamonga who went to...

  • David Nwaba's ability to impact a game with his tenacity at both ends of the floor was a reason to go to Mott Athletics Center. He could give you a generational highlight play any time he touched the ball. By Owen Main

    Thanks for the memories

    I’ve been following Cal Poly hoops pretty closely for about six or seven years, but about four years ago, things went up a level. That was the year I started going...

  • Justin Bibbins has tangibly improved his game by leaps and bounds over the past two years for Long Beach State. By Owen Main

    Round Two! – Kenny picks the Big West Tournament

    Okay, day one of the Big West Tournament is in the books and I went 2 for 2.  I am a .500 prognosticator.  But, as we say in show business, “The...

  • Hawai'i's Eran Ganot was the Big West coach of the year. By Owen Main

    The keys to each Big West team’s tournament run

    I’ve watched a lot of Big West basketball this year. Not like Trent Schlom or Richie Schueler level, but still, a lot. Probably too much. Here’s a quick break-down of how each Big...

  • By Owen Main

    When a basket isn’t a basket

    An oddity happened in the second half of the close game between Cal Poly and Cal State Fullerton last Thursday night. With Cal State Fullerton up by five points with 1:07 to...

  • Jaylen Shead has had an increased presence on the floor over the past few games. By Owen Main

    Cal Poly hoops splits the weekend

    After grinding out a 58-53 win against UC Davis on Thursday night, Cal Poly men’s basketball rallied from a 14 point deficit with 11 minutes to play, but fell in overtime to...

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    Podcast Episode 152 – Ghizal Hasan

    Owen sat down to chat with CSUN men’s basketball and UCR baseball play-by-play announcer Ghizal Hasan. Ghizal had some unique perspectives on the Big West, college sports, and doing play-by-play. He’s...

  • When the play comes right at you and you're able to capture it in focus... that's a good feeling. By Owen Main

    Did I get it? Catching a big play

    Taking sports photos is a crapshoot wrapped in a outer shell of competence and preparation. Sometimes, you know a great shot’s coming. Other times, it’s a surprise until you get home....

  • Fansmanship Blog

    Podcast Episode 149 – Owen hosted the Sports Bite

    From time to time, Owen gets to co-host the Sports Bite on ESPN Radio 1280 The Ticket in San Luis Obispo. Last Thursday was one of those times. He talked about...

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