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Week 4: Fantasy Football update

Week  4: Fantasy Football update

Noah Enns

October 1, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The National Football League has begun its play this season. For a lot of people, this means fantasy football is also going on. There have been fantasy superstars and fantasy disappointments within these first four weeks.Starting with fantasy superstars, Kansas City Chiefs running back, Kareem Hunt is ...

Wildcats defend their undefeated CCAA record

Wildcats defend their undefeated CCAA record

September 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

The Chico State men's soccer team won its games last weekend against Stanislaus State and San Francisco State. Junior goalkeeper Damion Lewis had two clean sheets, and fellow junior midfielder Fabian Roman scored a goal in both games. The 'Cats are currently undefeated in league play and will fac...

Wildcats secure second and place at UCR Invitational

Wildcats secure second and  place at UCR Invitational

Terren Pouncy

September 25, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Showcase, Sports

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...

Wildcats start slow, finish strong

Wildcats start slow, finish strong

Mathew Miranda

September 24, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women’s soccer team dominates the first half. They maintain possession of the ball, create scoring opportunities and out-shoot the opposing team. However, for all their strengths, the Wildcats routinely fail to score in the first half. Luckily for them, they flip the switch in the second...

Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Justin Couchot

September 22, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

Carter Johnson is a senior midfielder on the Chico State men's soccer team. He has played an important role on the team in all three of his previous years at Chico State and hopes to play even better in his final season. Q: Now starting the season 4-0 on the road, but losing two straight in front ...

Wildcats back in form and ready to defend the house

Wildcats back in form and ready to defend the house

Justin Couchot

September 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

After being knocked down at home, the Wildcats looked ready to attack once again this past weekend. Starting the season 2-0 on the road, the Wildcats lost back to back games at home and hoped that going back on the road would bring success once more. Midfielder Carter Johnson was clearly not happy...

The curious case of Colin Kaepernick

The curious case of Colin Kaepernick

Patrick Pace

September 18, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by the NFL for taking a stand against police brutality. Everyone knows he should be on an NFL team. Though he only started 12 games last season, he scored 18 touchdowns and only threw four interceptions. He threw for 2,241 yards last season, the third most of...

Wildcats route the Red Hawks

Wildcats route the Red Hawks

Patrick Pace

September 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State women's volleyball team beat Simpson University in straight sets on Tuesday in their first home game of the season. This was the Wildcats pre-conference game, and they left no question on who was the better team. The team won so decidedly that head coach Cody Hein played almost his...

Wildcat returns to the field

Wildcat returns to the field

Justin Couchot

September 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

As the Chico State men's soccer team starts their season, there may not be a player more excited to lace up and get back on the field than senior forward Dylan Wakefield. After suffering a blown AC joint and tearing all three ligaments in his shoulder in a preseason match against Cal Baptist last...

Smashing weight and donating cans

Smashing weight and donating cans

Mathew Miranda

September 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Chico Barbell Club will host a bench press competition to bring awareness to powerlifting and offer support to the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry. The event is open to all Chico State students and there are no requirements needed to sign up. Participants are encouraged to bring at least one can of fo...

Looking to strike the pose

Looking to strike the pose

Noah Enns

September 11, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Heisman campaigns have already begun in the college football season. Big name players are at the forefront of this early season. Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen are starting the season strong with their play. Lamar Jackson, quarterback of the University of Louisville, has come out strong...

The ‘Cats are ready to excel this season

The ‘Cats are ready to excel this season

Terren Pouncy

September 6, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

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...

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