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Eager Wildcats enter the first round of playoffs

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

With the CCAA First Round of playoffs starting on Tuesday, March 3, both men’s and women’s basketball are eager to clinch game one and move on to the second round. Both teams are also looking to fight for their own championship. The men’s team is on a roll after winning their last four games....

Wildcat Spotlight: Daisha Abdelkader

Wildcat Spotlight: Daisha Abdelkader

Alex Martin, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Daisha Abdelkader is one of five starters on the Chico State women’s basketball team. She is from San Jose and the only player on the current roster to play junior college basketball before coming to Chico State. Abdelkader has learned a great amount throughout her transition from Diablo Valley Coll...

Men’s basketball rally late but not enough to overcome a sloppy start

Chico State men's basketball setting up defensive play against Cal Poly Pomona. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

December 9, 2019

Chico State men's basketball came into Saturday's game hot, riding a four-game win streak and a big win against the up until then undefeated University of San Diego on Thursday. Their grand start to the season was put to the test against Cal Poly Pomona, who was also on a four-game winning streak.Both teams cam...

The Orion Newscast: Womxn’s Conference & Multicultural Night

The Orion Newscast: Womxn's Conference & Multicultural Night

Christian Solis

November 20, 2019

https://youtu.be/UX3gfd0V2F0 This week on The Orion Newscast we cover two stories celebrating both women empowerment and cultural diversity. The newscast also includes coverage of both men and women's basketball wins against Holy Names University as well as Angel Ortega's movie review of Ford v Ferrari. Christian Solis ...

Wildcat students enjoy intramural sports

After a defensive steal, Marcus Rehrman charges down the court toward the basket with the defender, Peter Koenen, closely guarding during a scrimmage game on March 4, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Karina Cope

September 16, 2019

Intramural sports here at Chico State have been one of the many things that this school takes pride in. In a fun, structured environment students enrolled in six or more units can sign up for any team sport, regardless of experience or athletic skill. During the fall semester, the sports be...

Wildcat Rumble: Was Lebron’s first year in LA a failure?

Digital Art By Claire Bang:

Matthew Ferreira, Noah Andrews and Ricardo Tovar bring their takes on the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NCAA

Ricardo Tovar

April 5, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble returns this week with sports editor Ricardo Tovar and a returning Matthew Ferreira. New co-host to the program, The Orion's sports writer, Noah Andrews brings his unique sports takes with Ferreira and Tovar. They speak on the NCAA tournament, MLB season, NBA season and much more! Ag...

The Wildcat Rumble returns

Digital Art By Claire Bang

The Wildcat Rumble discusses Chico State baseball, softball and track and field. As well as the MLB and NBA seasons.

Ricardo Tovar

March 28, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble is back! With its fifth installment of the Spring semester. The sports editor of The Orion, Ricardo Tovar, is here to give you information on Wildcat sports. With his takes on baseball, softball and track and field. Opening Day for the MLB was Thursday and Tovar gives his reaction...

Love and support for five honored basketball players

Left to right: Mckena Barker, Madison Wong, Shay Stark, Isaiah Brooks, Malik Duffy Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Brandon Downs

March 18, 2019

Despite both teams missing the playoffs, five Chico State basketball players received recognition from the California Collegiate Athletic Association coaches for their hard work and success this season.The All-CCAA honors are broken down into three categories, with the division's brightest 10 stars ...

The twisted turns of the men’s basketball season

Chico State and Humboldt State jump ball to start their game on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Acker Gym. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 13, 2019

The men’s basketball team faced a roller coaster ride of a season, ending up ranked 22 in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II West Region.The record for the season was 8-14 in conference, 6-5 at home, 3-9 away and 9-14 overall.“The resilience within the team with losing...

Chico State club basketball enjoys inaugural season

Andy Beronilla jumps up to block John Vega’s shot on the basket at Monday night’s practice on March 4, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Noah Andrews

March 6, 2019

Chico State's Collegiate Sports Club Program was created to provide students an opportunity to participate in competitive sports against other intercollegiate teams while enhancing the students' university experience by aiding in their physical, social and academic development.It is with these values in...

Men’s basketball loses to Dominguez Hills, but playoff hopes are still alive

Nate Ambrosini waiting for the action to come his way against Cal State East Bay on Jan. 8, 2019. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Matthew Ferreira

February 24, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats men’s basketball team lost their game against Cal State University Dominguez Hills on Saturday by a score of 73-64.The game was competitive throughout but Dominguez Hills was able to pull away with a 38 point second half.The Wildcats were on the right track at the start of ...

Chico women’s basketball stumble in overtime against the Toro’s

Shay Stark goes up for a layup against Humboldt State Feb. 9, 2019. Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Noah Andrews

February 24, 2019

"We played really hard tonight and put forward a tough effort for 40 minutes," starting center Mckenna Barker said. "Although we slipped up a couple times, we fought the whole game and that is what matters. We just have to keep battling and fighting to get into the conference tournament."Chico State wom...

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