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Wildcat of the week – Josh McCollum

Wildcat of the Week, Josh McCollum Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Katalina Santamaria

February 13, 2018

Josh McCollum is a junior transfer student from Creighton University who is on the Chico State men's golf team. McCollum was recognized last week when he finished second out of 80 golfers at the Fujikura Invitationals. The team had a strong performance as well, finishing in second place in the tourn...

Men’s Golf captures second place in first action this spring

Josh McCollum finished third overall for the Wildcats. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Andrew Baumgartner

February 8, 2018

The Chico State men's golf team finished second place in the Fujikura Invitational hosted by Cal State San Marcos. The Wildcats finished one stroke behind host San Marcos, who took first place. Cal State Monterey Bay finished in third place with 10 shots behind Chico. The tournament lasted three rounds, tw...

Chico State men’s golf hits the course

Chico State men's golf team. Courtesy of Nick Green.

Andrew Baumgartner

January 28, 2018

The Chico State men's golf team is off to an early start by coming back early from break to prepare for this year's tournaments.Nick Green is in his second year of being head coach for the Chico State men's golf team and looks to build a successful team this semester.The team's roster is full and com...

Wildcat of the week

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Patrick Pace and Sean Martens

November 15, 2017

Colby Dean is a senior on the men's golf team. He has six top-ten finishes in his career so far, and 12 finishes in the top 20. He won the Interwest Wildcat Classic in early October, and is the leader of a young but experienced Chico State team. Dean plans to build on his solid foundation in his final se...

Wildcat finally looking up to par

Oliver leads his team to a first place finish at the Otter Invitational. Photo courtesy of Jordan Oliver

Noah Enns

October 29, 2017

The Chico State golf team has begun their fall season and junior Jordan Oliver looks to be a big part of the team’s success.Oliver shot his best collegiate round ever at the Wildcats’ last tournament in Monterey. He shot a six under and a score of 66 for the round. “It was my best roun...

‘Cats thrives after losing 2 top players and a coach

Photo courtesy of: Colby Dean

Patrick Pace

April 25, 2017

Despite their losses, the Wildcats have managed to head into the postseason ranked 25th in the nation by Golfweek and 26th by Golfstat. Even though the team struggled in a few tournaments, they were able to keep their season going due to a few key players..Colby DeanColby Dean has had a great season so...

Low attendance for sports teams

Photo credit: Christopher Hendrickson

Christopher Hendrickson

April 3, 2017

How many teams must perform well before we start showing up to games? The answer is blowing in the wind. While the Wildcat athletic programs are performing great across the board, attendance at games does not show that. Simple math would show high performance sports programs equal high attendance numbers. ...

The longest season in college sports

The longest season in college sports

Christopher Hendrickson

March 6, 2017

Staying fine tuned throughout the golf season is not an easy task. Practices start in late August, tournaments begin in the fall and the season makes its way through May when the NCAA championships begin.I stopped by to have a chat with the men’s golf coach, Nick Green, this past week to check in ...

Golf star Colby Dean is moving up

Golf star Colby Dean is moving up

Christopher Hendrickson

February 28, 2017

Colby Dean, Junior, is on his way up and has been since he first been since he stepped onto the Chico State campus. Dean moved from Idaho to Chico with intent to play golf for the Wildcats, and equal intent to help himself and the team be their absolute best.   As a true freshman, Dean was...

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...

Rain doesn’t flood ’Cats performance

Senior golfer Bianca Armanini tees off during a Wildcat Practice. Orion stock image.

Lexi Hoedt

November 11, 2016

Grueling practices in the rain and fierce wind that deter shots plague the Chico State athletes in the fall and winter. Although there weren't any games that were rained out this season at Chico State, each athletic team practiced in both rain and shine this year. Senior women's golfer Bianca Armanini...

‘We Don’t Say’ campaign gains national attention

Makayla Hopkins

November 8, 2016

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 Committee released a new campaign called “We Don’t Say”...

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