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The Orion

Professionals deserve mercy

Jordan Jarrell

December 13, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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 ...

Baseball curses broken

Jordan Jarrell

October 29, 2016

Filed under Baseball, Columns, Sports

The Chico State baseball team is no stranger to curses. Whether it's the 17-year National Championship drought or the near misses in the playoffs, the Wildcats luck hasn't shown on the diamond. Chico State isn't the only one...

Full Disclosure: Student-athletes getting paid

Kenta Mcafee

October 25, 2016

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

The only difference between college athletes and high school athletes is the workload. Although the collegiate level is more competitive, with only 7.8 percent of all athletes able to compete, the players are treated the sa...

Another athlete down

Danielle Pubill

October 11, 2016

Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Sports

The world has been heavy hearted lately when it comes to its athletes.Jose Fernandez the 24-year-old Marlins' pitcher who died in a boating accident is joined by UFC fighter Josh Samman at 28. These athletes have left the world...

Palmer and Fernandez

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

October 1, 2016

Filed under Baseball, Golf, Sports

Golf legend Arnold Palmer and Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez came from two very different backgrounds.Fernandez grew up in Cuba trying to escape the country for a good part of his life. After three failed attempts and some ...

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