History Department


History 303: Research and Writing Seminar in History


Andrew Morris


Cal Poly’s soccer program has attracted large crowds to the home games against their local rival, the University of California, Santa Barbara in recent years. Cal Poly is viewed as a “Soccer Campus” because when both teams get together they manage to create great games that have attracted large crowds to the games. The research of my paper is the rivalry between Cal Poly and the University of California, Santa Barbara since it has helped the program improve by being more competitive and attracting large crowds. The research is going to be on the most recent history now call the “blue-green rivalry.” It is unique since this game attracts large crowds to the campus, not the traditional sports associated with college rivalries. All while helping the soccer program at Cal Poly to develop and be more successful while getting large crowds that go to the games.

Carly Rickards, “The Rise,” Mustang News, October 24, 2013, accessed February 7, 2016,

Jon, “Blue-Green Rivalry: Cal Poly vs. UCSB,” Mustang News, November 3, 2009, accessed January 6, 2016,