BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Roadrunners renewed an old rivalry when the Cal Poly Mustangs came to town Tuesday night.
The rivalry dates back to the 'Runners first-ever season in 1972.
"We were all Division II. When they would come, the Icardo Center would be sold out. It would just be rocking, great time and the crowds would be loud. It was truly an element of home-court advantage in those games," said Dixon Kummer.
The Roadrunners and the Mustangs met up when both teams were in Division II, playing multiple times a year for a decades, before the 'Runners left for the Western Athletic Conference in 2007.
A conference they'll soon leave to join the Big West in 2020.
"We're going to have a lot of fun. Rivalries make the game a little more intense and a little more meaningful. So it's going to be fun," said Kummer.