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Wildcat of the Week- Justin Briggs

Wildcat of the Week- Justin Briggs

Justin Couchot

December 6, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Justin Briggs is a sophomore forward and center for Chico State's mens basketball team. After redshirting his freshman year, Briggs is in his third year with the team and has been strong for the Wildcats on both sides of the ball. Playing more than 20 minutes in each of the team's six games while av...

Contenders for NFL MVP

Contenders for NFL MVP

Mathew Miranda

December 5, 2017


Filed under Football, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

With only five weeks left in the regular season, the race for the MVP award is heating up. Early contenders, were lost to injury, while other unlikely players have put themselves in the discussion. Here’s a look at the top five players leading the race. 1. Carson Wentz Season Stats: 104 Quarte...

Broncos buck the Wildcats in overtime

Broncos buck the Wildcats in overtime

Marco Day

December 3, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team lost in double overtime to Cal Poly Pomona this Friday. The Mustangs displayed their reputation as one of the best defensive teams in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). It’s the second year the Wildcats have lost to the Mustangs. The Wildcats,...

Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Patrick Pace

November 30, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Whitney Branham is a senior on the Chico State women's basketball team. She is currently averaging 23.8 points per game on a Wildcat team that has won their first two California Collegiate Athletic Association games by an average of 15 points. She has already gone for over 30 points in a game against Hu...

‘Cats dominate the Warriors at home

‘Cats dominate the Warriors at home

Patrick Pace

November 28, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team won their first California Collegiate Athletic Association game of the season against Stanislaus State by a score of 73-59. The Wildcats controlled the game from start-to-finish. The game started off with the Wildcats behind 0-4, but three pointers by senior guard Cor...

SkyCam takes center stage in the NFL

SkyCam takes center stage in the NFL

Noah Enns

November 27, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The NFL debuted its SkyCam as the primary camera angle for last Thursday's prime time game featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans.The camera view is centered right behind the quarterback. The camera is moved on zip lines above the players on the field while following the football....

Thanksgiving Day: The day to stuff your face with food and football

Thanksgiving Day: The day to stuff your face with food and football

Justin Couchot

November 23, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

It is that time of year once again. The one time a year that it is socially acceptable to sit with or without family stuffing your face with turkey while staying planted in front of a TV watching football.Watching football has become an equal part if not more important to the turkey on Thanksgiving for some ...

Wildcats defeat Lumberjacks 77-67

Wildcats defeat Lumberjacks 77-67

Terren Pouncy

November 19, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Despite the stigma of Humboldt State being difficult to play against and their incredibly loud arena, the Chico State Wildcats defeated the Lumberjacks by 10 points. The final score was 77-67. With Saturday’s win, the Wildcats improve to a 2-1 overall.Center Isaiah Ellis scored a total of 22 p...

MLB 2017 awards recap

Justin Couchot

November 18, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This year in baseball was an exciting one. We saw the record set for most home runs hit by the league, beating the record set in 2000. We saw the city of Houston get its first World Series ever just months after getting hit by a tragic hurricane. Now lets take a look into who-won-what in terms of so...

Wildcat of the week

Wildcat of the week

Patrick Pace and Sean Martens

November 15, 2017


Filed under Golf, Mobile Headlines, Sports

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...

Gary Towne and Chico State run the CCAA

Gary Towne and Chico State run the CCAA

Justin Couchot

November 15, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

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,...

Lady ‘Cats lose in disappointing fashion

Lady ‘Cats lose in disappointing fashion

Patrick Pace

November 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team is now 0-2 after dropping double digit leads in the fourth quarter of both of their games. The latest loss was to Notre Dame de Namur University. In a game that saw senior guard and team captain Whitney Branham scored her 1000th point as a Chico State Wildcat,...

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