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The longest season in college sports

The longest season in college sports

Christopher Hendrickson
March 6
Filed under Golf, Sports

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 ...

Wildcats lost in the CCAA

Wildcats lost in the CCAA

Patrick Pace
March 5
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team lost in the semifinals of the CCAA Championship Tournament to the UC San Diego Tritons. The ’Cats, who were on a five game winning streak, never took the lead as the Tritons led by 16 points in the first half. Later, Chico State got the lead down to five p...

Improvements needed for concussion protocols

Marc Wilson
March 5
Filed under Football, Sports

The concussion protocol for collegiate and professional sports is flawed and needs to be improved. Athletes who have suffered any dramatic head injury should not be allowed to return and play that same day. Although professional sporting leagues and collegiate sports have implemented concussion protocols...

Wildcat ladies lose first round

Marc Wilson
March 4
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State Women’s basketball team's season ended in heartbreak as the team lost its first-round game of the CCAA post season tournament to Cal State East Bay. Back-to-back buckets by junior Kayla Taylor gave the Wildcats an early lead, but East Bay bounced back and find its groove to go on...

‘Cats stifle Toros in SoCal

Marc Wilson
March 4
Filed under Softball, Sports

After winning the first game of its double header with Dominguez Hills in six innings by a score of 8-0, the Wildcats followed that up with an 8-3 victory in the second game. The ‘Cats started the game off with a run in the first inning before giving up two in the second inning. In the top of t...

Wildcat of the Week: Ari Marsh

Wildcat of the Week: Ari Marsh

Franky Renteria, Patrick Pace, and Steven Hennessy
March 1
Filed under Softball, Sports

The Wildcats softball team is off to a red hot start this season and sophomore outfielder Ari Marsh is a rising star on campus. After appearing in 53 games last season as a Freshman, Marsh elevated her game this season and is one of the team's biggest offensive weapons. The Wildcats Right Fielder is...

’Cats win big in the Bay

Marc Wilson
February 28
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State Men’s Basketball team heads into the postseason with a new-found momentum.After putting up 78 points in their victory over Cal State East Bay Friday, the Chico State men’s basketball team stayed red hot and scored 72 points in its 72-57 victory over Cal State Monterey Bay. The ...

Big things ahead for track and field

Natalia Marcus
February 28
Filed under Sports, Track and field

With our women’s cross-country team making it on the podium for the first time ever and the men’s team ranking fourth in the nation, it is safe to say that the teams have out shined all previous expectations. The Chico State men’s cross-country team had previously won every race it...

’Cats dominate a win over East Bay

Marc Wilson
February 28
Filed under Softball, Sports

After a 2-0 win over Cal State East Bay Pioneers in the first game of a doubleheader the ’Cats offense exploded for 11 runs in the second game for a convincing 11-5 win. While the ’Cats gathered nine hits, the offense was helped out by East Bay’s carelessness.The ’Cats, led by so...

MLB puts in new rule changes

MLB puts in new rule changes

Jordan Jarrell
February 28
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Baseball is one of the last sports to allow their athletes to use metal cleats. Getting spiked can give a player nightmares. The bottom of a player’s foot now becomes a weapon that leaves permanent damage. The cleats don’t actually use spikes like they use to run track. These cleats have rec...

Golf star Colby Dean is moving up

Golf star Colby Dean is moving up

Christopher Hendrickson
February 28
Filed under Golf, Sports

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...

Demarcus Cousins is finally free

Patrick Pace
February 24
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Sacramento Kings must have the dumbest personnel in the NBA. On Feb. 19, just minutes after the All-Star game, the Kings traded Demarcus "Boogie" Cousins, their best player by far, to the New Orleans Pelicans for two halfway-decent players, a mediocre rookie and two draft picks. A team that was ...

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