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Chico State men’s rugby make final-four

A fight for the ball during a lineout between Chico State and the University of Kansas. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

April 20, 2019

In what wound up being a physical game, even by rugby's standards, the Chico State men's rugby team grounded the University of Kansas 24-7. The game was a defensive battle at the beginning as neither team let the other impose their gameplan for very long. It took until the 32nd minute of the first...

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...

Wildcat of the Week – Stefani Bergerhouse

Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Noah Enns and Kate Angeles

May 16, 2018

Stefani Bergerhouse is a senior and four-year member of the women's rugby team. Bergerhouse played the best game of her career in the national championship game May 5 against the University of Central Florida, leading the team with five tries in a convincing 54-26 victory.Q: How would you describe the...

After Chico wins title, McFall named most outstanding player in conference

Darby McFall was named most outstanding player in the Pacific Mountain Rugby Conference. Photo courtesy of John Cort

Noah Enns

May 6, 2018

Leader and team captain of the No. 1 women's rugby team in the nation Darby McFall was named Pacific Mountain Rugby Conference Most Outstanding Player of the Year.McFall, a senior, has been a part of Chico State's rugby club all four years that she has been at Chico State and has been played a major r...

Chico State Men’s rugby club falls to Long Beach, ending season

Chico State rugby battles in a scrum against Stanford. Photo Courtesy: David Vargas

Noah Enns

April 15, 2018

The Chico State men's rugby club's season officially came to an end in Long Beach at the Spring Championship quarterfinal. The Wildcats lost to Long Beach State by a score of 36-28."I think we did a lot better than we did last year," said junior Matthew Mulholland. "We built upon our successes from last...

Chico State cycling’s success leading to growth on the road

Malori Wagner making her way through the race at UNR for the mountain team. Photo Courtesy: Anthony Tran

Noah Enns

April 6, 2018

The Chico State cycling club had its most members ever this fall semester for its mountain team and the road team is still growing for the spring semester.Chico State is more known for its mountain team as last semester the team took part in nationals. Cyclist Ben Johnson took eighth in men's downhill....

Chico State men’s rugby defeats Stanford 66-19 to advance to championship Sunday

Bryan Laffey tosses the ball in to his teammates during Saturday's game against Stanford. Photo credit: Andrew Baumgartner

Andrew Baumgartner

March 31, 2018

The No. 1 ranked Chico State men's rugby team defeated Stanford 66-19 Saturday afternoon thanks to the teams execution of their game plan. The last time Chico State faced Stanford they beat them 34-14 in Palo Alto, with a 26-0 run to end the game for the Wildcats, according to pacwestrugby.com. Saturday's...

Chico State hosts Stanford in Pacific Western Rugby Conference Championship playoffs

The Wildcats prepare to host Stanford Saturday at 1 p.m. 

Photo Courtesy of Chico State Men's Rugby Facebook

Noah Enns

March 30, 2018

The No. 1 Chico State men's rugby club is hosting the Pacific Western Rugby Conference Championship this weekend. The Wildcats first square off against No. 4 seed Stanford at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Wildcats are 6-1 on the season, including a 34-14 regular season win over Stanford on March 10. "Every time S...

Men’s lacrosse club team looks to build with new, returning players

Chico State goalie Gavin Risbry making sure no goals get passed him while Quinn Gaebler defends. Photo Courtesy of Shelly Risbry

Noah Enns

March 17, 2018

Despite just one win on the year so far, the Chico State men's lacrosse club team is staying positive with high hopes for the future.The Wildcats have a very young team this year and are looking to build. Their defense is mostly made up of upperclassmen while the offense is led by primarily younger pl...

Waterski club built for the future

Chico State waterski club. Photo Credit: Cam Lesslie

Noah Enns

March 13, 2018

The Chico State Waterski Club is full of youth and excitement this spring. New members are still being added to the club, as they approach roughly 40 members.This year's club has many new members with many having little experience skiing. Most are freshman and expect to be the future of Chico State ...

Women’s rugby rising to the top of the nation at Chico State

Darby McFall making a tackle for Chico State.
Photo courtesy of Chico State Women's Rugby

Noah Enns

February 20, 2018

The Chico Women’s Rugby Club is off to an undefeated start to their season. The Wildcats currently rank number one in the nation for the spring semester.This year’s team is on track to match what the 2001 team did: Win a national championship. The women’s club is currently 5-0 on th...

Women’s ultimate gaining popularity

Sophomore player Helena Hoover winds up for a smooth flick to teammate Madeline Fredrickson before practice Thursday night at University Stadium. Photo credit: Anne Chamberlain

Noah Enns

February 12, 2018

The Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team is on the rise and beginning to fly at Chico State.The club team has its most members the team has ever had this season with 24. The women’s team was founded in 2000. They play in the Southwest Division while competing in tournaments across California and Or...

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