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Life, one step at a time

Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Ricardo Tovar

October 10, 2018

Athletes are often glamorized as larger than life, individuals that can perform at the height of human ability and even pushing beyond what audiences expect. With all the awards, stats and amazing performances, it is often forgotten that athletes are humans just like everyone else. They're people with...

Wildcat of the Week- Jason Intravaia

Jason Intravaia placed eighth in the Capital Cross Challenge on Sep. 29 Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

Ricardo Tovar

October 8, 2018

Senior cross-country runner and kinesiology major, Jason Intravaia has battled the injury bug his entire collegiate career. Intravaia made a triumphant return to cross-country at the Capital Cross Challenge Saturday, Sep. 29, placing second for the Chico men's team in the 8k. Overall, he finished eighth ou...

Chico State men place 1st and women place 5th in cross-country season opener

Senior Teddy Kassa finished 22nd and placed 17th, with a time of 24:56.5 on Saturday. Kassa running during a meet last year in this archived photo. Image courtesy of Luke Reid.

Ricardo Tovar

September 29, 2018

Chico State men's and women's cross-country kicked off its season opener this morning at the Capital Cross Challenge in Sacramento. Both teams are coming off of California Collegiate Athletic Association titles, 16 in a row for the men and ten in a row for the women.The men's team won, placing first as ...

What’s to Come for Chico State Cross Country

Senior Teddy Kassa focuses on the race. Image courtesy of Chico Wildcats.

Ricardo Tovar

September 12, 2018

Often times when one thinks of dominate collegiate programs they think of Alabama Football, University of Connecticut's Women’s Basketball and Duke's Men’s Basketball. Few in Chico are aware of their own collegiate powerhouse, that powerhouse being Chico State Cross-Country.Now in his 23...

Looking Ahead to Fall Athletics

Senior defender Donta'e Garcia heads the ball away from the opposition. Photo credit: Ryan Mccasland

Andrew Baumgartner

August 29, 2018

The fall semester has begun at Chico State and with that so do fall athletics.This semester there will be plenty of teams to take an interest in; the always exciting basketball teams and the championship winning cross country teams.Men's SoccerThe men finished their last season with a 10-6-2 record, b...

Spring brings success for Chico State athletics

Wildcats third baseman Cameron Santos rounds second base in a matchup against Fresno Pacific. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Andrew Baumgartner

May 15, 2018

The 2018 Spring semester is coming to a close at Chico State and it's time to reflect on what happened during the season.BaseballThe Chico State baseball team finished there 2018 season with an overall record of 31-22. The Wildcats played their best at home with an 18-10 record at Nettleton Stadium w...

Gary Towne and Chico State run the CCAA

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Justin Couchot

November 15, 2017

Coach Gary Towne has finished his 22nd season as head coach of the Chico State men's and women's cross country teams. Towne coaches the distance runners year round, as he also coaches the distance runners for the track team. Towne has turned the cross country program around since taking over in 1996,...

Leader of the Pack

Medina heads for his first place finish in the CCAA Championships. Photo credit: Gary Towne

Terren Pouncy

October 23, 2017

Kyle Medina is not your average college student. While the average college student enjoys weekends filled with alcohol and bad decisions, Medina actively enjoys recovering for his upcoming runs, researching different aspects of improving his athletic performance and watching Dragon Ball Z videos. Medin...

Wildcats secure second and place at UCR Invitational

Kyle Medina takes control of first place in a race at Chico State - Courtesy of Gary Towne

Terren Pouncy

September 25, 2017

The Chico State cross country team competed in their first invitational at UC Riverside Sept. 16. The Wildcats went against several other Division I programs; such as Alabama, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, Sacramento State, and Utah Valley State. The men’s team secured second place overall in the...

The ‘Cats are ready to excel this season

The Wildcat cross country teams are ready to start the season strong.  Photo courtesy of Gary Towne

Terren Pouncy

September 6, 2017

With pretty high standards in mind, Coach Towne and the Wildcats’ plan to go big, or go home. Last season, the Wildcats’, both men and women, won California Collegiate Athletic Association titles in 2016. The men’s cross-country team has carried the CCAA title back-to-back-to-back since 2003, the...

Graduation Initiative hits Chico State athletes

Makayla Hopkins

December 8, 2016

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 the graduation gap between underrepresented minorities and non-under repr...

Star players shine on the court

Junior outside hitter Olivia Mediano attempts to direct her team during a Wildcat home game. 
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Cydney Nance

November 15, 2016

No single athlete can represent an entire team, but the players that hit game-winning shots or snag the final kill seem to stand above the rest.The Chico State athletic department is no stranger to greatness with dominant performances in the cross country, basketball, soccer and volleyball teams thi...

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