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College football is back

College football is back

Noah Enns

September 5, 2017


Filed under Football, Mobile Headlines, Sports

This weekend’s slate of football games includes big-time match ups with highly ranked teams. The University of Alabama played against Florida State University in a highly ranked No. 1 versus No. 3 matchup. The University of Florida played the University of Michigan in a ranked No. 11 versus No. 17....

‘Cats start the volleyball season strong

‘Cats start the volleyball season strong

Patrick Pace

September 4, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State women's volleyball team swept their series against the Holy Names University Hawks in their first game of the Route 92 Showdown. The Wildcats finished the match in less than 80 minutes. In the first set, the two teams were tied at 11 before the 'Cats took over. Chico State went on...

The Panda Returns

The Panda Returns

Justin Couchot

September 3, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Whether you like it or not, the Panda is back. Pablo Sandoval is back once more in the orange and black for the San Francisco Giants. After an injury-riden season followed by little success in the 32 games he played this year as a member of the Boston Red Sox, they finally cut ties with him and on...

The Trade heard ’round the world

The Trade heard ’round the world

Patrick Pace

August 30, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

On August 22, the NBA universe was flipped on it's head. Kyrie Irving, the starting point guard of the Cleveland Cavaliers and a top-15 player in the NBA, was traded for Boston Celtics starting point guard Isaiah Thomas, highly touted prospect Ante Zizic, and the Brooklyn Nets first round pick. The...

Striving to Improve

Striving to Improve

Patrick Pace

August 28, 2017


Filed under Soccer

The Chico State men's soccer team begins its season on Aug. 31 against Seattle Pacific University. The Wildcats hope to go even further than they did in their up-and-down season last year. Last season, Chico State started off conference play with three losses before rising up and winning seven of...

Top 5 NFL contenders this season

Top 5 NFL contenders this season

Mathew Miranda

August 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With the NFL preseason nearly over, fans are gearing up for the real games to start. These tune-up games give a good insight as to how teams will look once the regular season arrives. The contenders for this season’s championship are beginning to emerge, let’s look at the top five. 1. New En...

Boo(g) Who?!

Boo(g) Who?!

Justin Couchot

August 25, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

With all the negativity surrounding Bay Area baseball this season, it can often be hard to find a spark plug during the final stretch of the season. Believe me, as a die hard A's fan, it is just as hard to get excited for my team as the next. Thankfully, recently acquired outfielder Herschel "Boog" Po...

Do’s and Don’ts of Fantasy Football

Do’s and Don’ts of Fantasy Football

Patrick Pace

August 24, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Embed from Getty Images It's the most wonderful time of the year! Fantasy football season is finally upon us. For most of us, this means spending countless hours taking part in mock drafts trying to create the perfect team before you actually pick your squad. Now, whether you are a fantasy foot...

Wildcat photos of the year

Wildcat photos of the year

Patrick Pace

August 23, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

2017 has been a historical year for Chico State sports teams so far. From basketball to track, most Wildcat teams enjoyed a high level of success in the spring. Isaiah Ellis celebrates a win in the NCAA Championship Tournament. The now-senior forward averaged 13.2 points per game last season and emerged as one of the leading contributors...

‘Cats hoping for continued success

‘Cats hoping for continued success

Patrick Pace

August 23, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State women's volleyball team had a very exciting season last year. The team went 23-8, its best record since 2009, and made it to both the California Collegiate Association and NCAA Championship Tournament last year. They hope to maintain that level of success and build on it in its upcoming se...

There’s nothing “EZ” about this case

There’s nothing “EZ” about this case

Marco Day

August 22, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The Dallas Cowboys will have a rough start this season after Ohio State alumni and running back Ezekiel Elliott faces a six game suspension. Elliot is a football prodigy, rushing the NFL’s league-best 1,631 yards and is the first rookie to get a rushing title since 1999. The six game suspension Elliot...

Wildcats race to history

Christopher Hendrickson

May 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track and field

The Chico State track and field team just notched another California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship on both the men’s and women’s side of the sport.The men’s team, with their latest CCAA title, have now taken home 13 out of the last 14 conference championships. The women...

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