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Professionals deserve mercy

Jordan Jarrell
December 13
Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Sports

A single bad night can haunt an organization in any sport, and to prevent it, there should be a standard mercy rule. Getting beaten by 13 points in baseball is devastating to athletes, coaches and the team itself and takes the competition out of a game. At a certain point, it becomes clear that a team...

Men’s basketball team holds promise this season

Makayla Hopkins
December 11
Filed under Basketball, Full Disclosure, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team is sacrificing its winter break to defend its home court. The team currently holds a 7-2 overall record and is 1-1 in its conference. The Wildcats' two losses came from the top competitors they have faced this year, the University of Arizona Wildcats and the San...

Men’s basketball remains perfect at home

Men’s basketball remains perfect at home

Gabriel Moreno
December 10
Filed under Basketball, Sports

A double-double by junior guard Jalen McFerren Dec. 9 snagged the Wildcats a 96-73 win over Humboldt State.The team's competed for the 200th time, but the 23 point win was the largest margin between them in over 20 years. Chico State improved its overall season record to 8-2 and conference record to...

Frigid from three leads to third loss

Frigid from three leads to third loss

Makayla Hopkins
December 10
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Only three of 19 three-point attempts fell for the Chico State women's basketball team Dec. 9 game against Humboldt State. Along with the 15 percent shooting from beyond the arc, Chico State also committed 21 turnovers in its 42-44 loss. The inability to take advantage of their possessions and ineffective...

Graduation Initiative hits Chico State athletes

Makayla Hopkins
December 8
Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

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...

Athletes combat cold streaks

Athletes combat cold streaks

Cydney Nance
December 8
Filed under Basketball, Soccer, Sports

Great athletes can affect the outcome of a game just by getting hot at the right time, but after several consecutive missed plays or mistakes, athletes can enter a cold streak.These can be moments during the season when athletes fall short and don’t perform as well as usual. With the stresses ...

The big three leave Chico

Jordan Jarrell
December 8
Filed under Soccer, Sports

It took the experience of the Chico State men's soccer team's most veteran players to end the three-year California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament drought.Behind fowards Rajaee DeLane and Omar Nuno, the Wildcats hit a scoring gold mine to dominate the CCAA through offensive power with an 8-...

Women’s soccer sendoff

Women’s soccer sendoff

Gabriel Moreno
December 8
Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women's soccer team will be losing important members of its roster in the next season, with five players graduating from the team.Among the talent leaving the Wildcats is forward Lindsay Dias, a four-year veteran of the team. Dias was a defensive nightmare for opposing teams during th...

Dead week games are killing athlete’s grades

Gabriel Moreno
December 8
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Even with final projects and exams looming over them, the athletes of Chico State are still spending time on the court.The library is filled with the casualties of finals week, as students strung out on energy drinks and coffee litter the computers. As practices and games continue to pile up despite t...

Women’s basketball needs momentum win

Lexi Hoedt
December 8
Filed under Basketball, Full Disclosure, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team has struggled to find a win in its conference, with a 0-2 record.Despite the successful scoring nights of several players on the Wildcats roster, the team has fallen short because of turnovers and poor shooting. To avoid posting a 5-15 conference record as it did...

The price of coaching

Lexi Hoedt
December 8
Filed under Baseball, Soccer, Softball, Sports

Through grueling practices and long seasons, the only person more dedicated to their team than the players are the coaches.Although coaches might put in the same amount of work, the difference in salaries between men and women are reflected even when leading a team.Coaches in women's sports make an a...

Referees reign over games

Cydney Nance
December 8
Filed under Basketball, Football, Full Disclosure, Soccer, Sports

Since the 2012 NFL lockout, the officiating staff of sports has continued to expand the black spot on its once pristine record.It's not only football, and it's certainly not limited to the professional league. Even at the collegiate level, one bad call can determine an entire game and alter a players...

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