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’Cats win against the Toros

Marc Wilson

March 28

Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State Baseball team bounced back from its first and only loss of conference play in the last game with two big wins against Cal State Dominguez Hills. After winning the first game scoring 17-4, the Wildcats followed with...

Grand Slam extends the ’Cats streak.

Patrick Pace

March 21

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior second-baseman Cameron Santos hit a walk-off grand slam to put the Chico State baseball team over Cal Poly Pomona Broncos extending their winning streak.While the Broncos seemed to bring the ’Cats down after scoring ...

What makes an athlete great?

Marc Wilson

February 24

Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Sports

In the sports community, a phrase we so often hear is “Oh they are destined for greatness.” But how we define and measure the greatness of an athlete?In the sports world, we have some greats: Serena Williams, Mia Hamm,...

Wildcats win game two of double header

Christopher Hendrickson

February 14

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Steven Baker strikes out nine at bat Sunday night against Simpson University Red Hawks, winning the second game of home opener, 4-1.The game began with center fielder, Sonny Cortez stealing a base hit. Gelfand then walked two of t...

Professionals deserve mercy

Jordan Jarrell

December 13

Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Sports

A single bad night can haunt an organization in any sport, and to prevent it, there should be a standard mercy rule. Getting beaten by 13 points in baseball is devastating to athletes, coaches and the team itself and takes the competition out of a game. At a certain point, it becomes clear that ...

Graduation Initiative hits Chico State athletes

Makayla Hopkins

December 8

Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

The success of the California State University 2009 graduation initiative has spurred another movement for increased graduation rates. The 2009 initiative, increased Chico State's six-year graduation rates to 64 percent and cut th...

The price of coaching

Lexi Hoedt

December 8

Filed under Baseball, Soccer, Softball, Sports

Through grueling practices and long seasons, the only person more dedicated to their team than the players are the coaches.Although coaches might put in the same amount of work, the difference in salaries between men and women...

‘We Don’t Say’ campaign gains national attention

Makayla Hopkins

November 8

Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

Although multiple signs across Chico State say “We are one university,” the attempt to raise awareness about crude words that athletes and students use has signaled a major divide. Chico State Student-Athlete Advisory ...

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