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Cal Poly Mustangs
Cal Poly Mustangs
School Name: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Location: San Luis Obispo, California
Arena: Mott Gym
Capacity: 3,032
Conference: Big West
Head coach: Joe Callero

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California Polytechnic State University--San Luis Obispo, commonly called Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or Cal Poly SLO, is a public university located adjacent to San Luis Obispo, California, USA. Cal Poly SLO is part of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, and it is the second largest land-holding university in California. The university offers a full spectrum of degrees from seven colleges, but it is best known for its engineering, agriculture, architecture, business and printing programs. There are over 117,000 living alumni of Cal Poly SLO, and in fall 2006, 17,777 people were enrolled.

Cal Poly SLO fields 20 varsity sports. The school's mascot is the Mustang. Sports teams participate in the NCAA's Division I. Cal Poly SLO athletics generally compete in the Big West Conference, with football and wrestling being the exception. Cal Poly SLO's wrestling team is a member of the PAC-10 Conference. Prior to joining Division I in the mid 90's, the school won 35 national championships. Football plays in the Great West Football Conference. Their football team is notable for being the first Great West Football Conference participant in the Division I-AA (now known as FCS) playoffs. The Mustang Maniacs are Cal Poly SLO's spirit group. They support the team both away and at home. The team also plays the University of California, Davis in the annual Horseshoe Classic for the Golden Horseshoe (trophy). The Mustang basketball team had its most successful year in 2007, when the team came within one win in the Big West basketball tournament of getting into the NCAA basketball tournament

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