The Orion

Wildcats come up short against Stanislaus State

McKena Barker goes up for the layup against Humboldt State Feb. 9, 2019. Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Matthew Ferreira

February 10, 2019

The Wildcats women's basketball team lost a close game to Stanislaus State on Saturday night. The game was competitive from the beginning and the Wildcats finished the first quarter with a 22-21 lead. Sophomore guard Shay Stark hit a three-pointer, a layup and a free throw in the latter end of the quar...

Wildcat women’s basketball host annual Tip-Off Social

Fans, parents and players getting food before announcements start at the Tip-Off Social on Tuesday. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

November 11, 2018

Head coach Brian Fogel's team hosted its annual Tip-Off Social that was open to the public Tuesday. Held at Bidwell Golf Course, it was a great chance for eager fans to get a look at this year's edition of the team. It was a warm and welcoming social environment. Full of happy chattering from fans a...

Senior celebrates Senior Night from the bleachers

Senior Drew Kitchens protects the ball in a game against Cal State L.A. last season. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Kenta Mcafee

April 4, 2016

Having your name called, followed by a standing ovation and being surrounded by your fellow seniors is the reason athletes dream of Senior Night. As senior guard Drew Kitchens watched his teammates celebrate with their families from a seat on the bleachers, he realized it would only remain a dream...

‘Cats win league title, but fall short in the postseason

Senior Tanner Giddings looks for a teammate to pass the ball in a game against Cal Poly Pomona. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Kenta Mcafee

March 28, 2016

With the longest losing streak capping off its season, the Chico State men's basketball team won the CCAA season title, but couldn't keep its momentum going and finished with a 22-7 overall record. The Wildcats began their season with a strong start, losing just one game in their preseason. During...

Men’s basketball season ends at the NCAA tournament

Senior center Tanner Giddings is surrounded by defenders in a game against Cal Poly Pomona. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Kenta Mcafee

March 12, 2016

The No. 7 seeded Chico State men's basketball team lost 64-76 to the No. 2 UC San Diego Tritons on March 11, in Oregon, ending its season with a 22-7 record. The 'Cats lost the final three games of their season, the longest losing streak they had this year. Despite winning their previous game against...

Coach Clink: Recruiting winners, making champions

Head coach Greg Clink designs a play in the CCAA playoffs against Cal State L.A. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Lars Gustafson

March 7, 2016

They say “Once a Chico State Wildcat, always a Chico State Wildcat.” Chico State men’s basketball head coach Greg Clink lives the popular motto to the max as a former player turned head coach for the 'Cats. Twenty-four years ago, Clink was in his first year as a player for the men’s basketball...

‘Cats finish regular season with a loss

Sophomore Isaiah Ellis runs back on defense in a game against Cal Poly Pomona. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Kenta Mcafee

February 29, 2016

Sophomore forward Isaiah Ellis was unable to lead his team to a win over the Cal State L.A. Eagles, despite his three dunks and 23 points, as the 'Cats lost 64-65 on Feb. 27, in LA.This is the 12th game in a row that Ellis has proven himself to be a leader in the Wildcat offense, by scoring at least ...

‘Cats clinch second straight CCAA title

The men's basketball team lines up during the National Anthem in a game against Cal Poly Pomona.

Patrick Pace

February 27, 2016

Sophomore Tyler Harris scored a team high 13 points for the men's basketball team in their conference-clinching 64-57 victory against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros on Feb. 25 at home. On a night where starting sophomore point guard Jalen McFerren was ill, the Wildcats needed the next man to...

Women’s basketball team loses to Humboldt State

Sophomore Whitney Branham dribbles around her opponent in a game against Cal State Stanislaus. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Gabriella Bermudez

February 23, 2016

The Chico State women's basketball team continues to struggle through the CCAA conference this season. The 'Cats lost their second consecutive CCAA conference game against the Humboldt State Jacks 67-73 on Feb. 20 at home.The loss drops the team's conference record to 5-13, and its overall season re...

#TBT: uniforms from the ’70s to now

Sharon Galligan and Maribeth Mika, left, jump up to block a shot in a game in the '70s. Junior Ashton Kershner, right, tips the ball back to her opponent in a game last season. Photo credit: Becky

Esther Briggs

February 19, 2016

The style of the athletic uniforms in the 1970s can be described in one word: different. When you look through old editions of The Orion you cannot help but stop and look at what our school used to sport. We only look back and wonder why? Here are seven then and now images, to show just how far we...

Men or women, we are all Wildcats

Sports writer Gabriella Bermudez

Gabriella Bermudez

February 18, 2016

When watching the Chico State men's basketball team face off against Cal State East Bay on Feb. 5, I was overwhelmed by how loud and encouraging the crowd was. The stands were filled with exuberant Wildcats decked out in red and black and I even noticed a student waving a Chico State flag as encouragement fo...

Women’s basketball team falls short on the road

Sophomore Whitney Branham inbounds the ball against Cal State East Bay in a game on Feb. 5. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Gabriella Bermudez

February 15, 2016

The Chico State women's basketball team suffered a frustrating loss against the UC San Diego Tritons, 47-68, on Feb. 12 in La Jolla.The loss drops the 'Cats overall record to 10-11 and 5-10 in conference play. First Quarter:The 'Cats came out of the gates strong to begin the game, holding the lead ove...

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