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3 College Student

Athletics: Not many ncaa teams more intramural and club teams which is fine but means there are less opportunities for scholarships

4 College Student

Athletics: We are division 2 but they are still very entertaining

3 College Junior

Athletics: It is fine but I am not big on sports

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3 College Junior

Athletics: There is no current football team. Basketball and Baseball can be entertaining to watch, and the teams do pretty well in games. People who I have met that are involved in intramurals are generally pretty athletic and seem to like it, so kudos to them.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone loves going to the games and they all have fun


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Cal Poly is not known for its school spirit. In the past, if you went to a sporting event, the cheering section would hardly be very impressive. Students say this is because CPP is missing a very important sport: football.

Despite the lack of a football team, Cal Poly’s school spirit has been steadily rising. Billy Bronco, the mascot, has been making more and more campus appearances. He currently has 3,728 friends on Facebook, which just goes to show the rising popularity of athletics. The Bronco cheerleaders have also stepped it up and are actually starting to compete outside of CPP.

Cal Poly Pomona is best known for its basketball teams. The men’s team has made it to the NCAA playoffs countless times and is near the top of the Division II teams. In fact, Cal Poly Pomona boasts more national titles than any other Division II school in the state of California!

Intramural sports have recently seen a rise in student participation. The current favorite is Ultimate Frisbee, whose team just returned from a competition in Las Vegas. CPP encourages students to head to any game and cheer on their team. After all, it’s free as long as you have your Bronco ID card, and the cheerleaders often throw free Cal Poly merchandise into the stands during half-time.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: California Collegiate Athletic Assoc
School Colors
Green and gold
School Nickname
Billy Bronco
Men Playing Varsity Sports
111 - 1%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
80 - 1%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • ASI Bronco Fitness Center
  • Darlene May Gym
  • Kellogg Gym
  • Kellogg Tennis Complex
  • UHS Fitness Express
Most Popular Sports
The basketball teams regularly bring in the largest crowds.
Most Overlooked Teams
Our teams in volleyball, tennis, and soccer are good, but they often don't get the recognition they deserve.
School Spirit
School spirit is the biggest thing that Cal Poly lacks. The University and ASI try their best to promote school spirit by hosting events and handing out things like Bronco spirit bands. One of the main reasons why there isn't much spirit probably has to do with the fact that CPP is a commuter school-not enough people are on campus long enough to be proud of it! However, in the last year or so, school spirit seems to be on its way up!
Getting Tickets
Tickets are free for students at a majority of the sporting events, as long as you present your Bronco ID. For those that are not students, tickets are no more than $5 with the exception of some cross-country events that are held at state parks.
Best Place to Take a Walk
With the walking you will be doing to your classes, you probably don't need anything else! There is a short, uphill walk to the Collin's School off Camphor Lane behind Panda Express. A lot of people like to jog around the citrus trees along East Campus Drive and down South Campus Drive along the outskirts of the school. But it's not a good idea to do this at night; it's not lit at all after dark. A nice calming walk would be down University Drive, by the duck pond and all the dorms. There is a legitimate path, so you won't be in the way of any cars. Talk to the Student Health Center and the Bronco Fitness Center for more ideas.
Did You Know?
  • Go to to view all the latest in Cal Poly Pomona athletics!
  • Cal Poly Pomona boasts more national titles than any other Division II school in the state of California.
  • Cal Poly Pomona has nabbed 13 national team titles: women's basketball (1982, 1985, 1986, 2001, 2002) has won five national titles, women's tennis (1980, 1981, 1991 and 1992) has won four national titles, while baseball (1976, 1980 and 1983) and men's cross country (1983) have also earned championship titles.
  • The Cal Poly Pomona coaching staff has been well respected among its peers with 11 "National Coach of the Year" honors.
  • Greg Kamansky was named CCAA's Coach of the Year in men's basketball for two years in a row, in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 283 responses

  • 2% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 28% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 59% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 11% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 285 responses

  • 34% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 25% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 38% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 3% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 284 responses

  • 10% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 53% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 28% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 10% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.


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