Polo not just for rich and famous, college players say

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Posted: Apr 09, 2015 3:11 PM
Polo not just for rich and famous, college players say

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The nation's best college polo teams are gathered at the University of Connecticut this week for the sport's national championships.

About 50 colleges and universities have competitive polo clubs, including UConn, where the women's team will be riding in the semifinals Thursday night against rival Cornell. The Huskies are trying for an eighth national title, just two fewer than the school's more famous women's basketball team.

The college game is played in an arena with three players on each team. The teams are provided with a "string" of horses, which are rotated after each period, so the same ponies are ridden by both teams.

Texas A&M and Colorado State advanced to the men's finals on Wednesday night, each winning their games in an overtime shootout.