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‘Cats struggle in Coyote territory

Katalina Santamaria

January 23, 2017

Filed under Basketball, Sports

After three straight wins at home, the Chico States women’s basketball team started the new year with a tough loss against Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes. Despite a slow start, the 'Cats were able to come close to the Co...

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 ...

Men’s basketball team holds promise this season

Makayla Hopkins

December 11, 2016

Filed under Basketball, Full Disclosure, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team is sacrificing its winter break to defend its home court. The team currently holds a 7-2 overall record and is 1-1 in its conference. The Wildcats' two losses came from the top competitors...

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...

Dead week games are killing athlete’s grades

Gabriel Moreno

December 8, 2016

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Even with final projects and exams looming over them, the athletes of Chico State are still spending time on the court.The library is filled with the casualties of finals week, as students strung out on energy drinks and coffe...

Women’s basketball needs momentum win

Lexi Hoedt

December 8, 2016

Filed under Basketball, Full Disclosure, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team has struggled to find a win in its conference, with a 0-2 record.Despite the successful scoring nights of several players on the Wildcats roster, the team has fallen short because of turnov...

Referees reign over games

Cydney Nance

December 8, 2016

Filed under Basketball, Football, Full Disclosure, Soccer, Sports

Since the 2012 NFL lockout, the officiating staff of sports has continued to expand the black spot on its once pristine record.It's not only football, and it's certainly not limited to the professional league. Even at the colleg...

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