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Game of genders: comparing women and men in sports

Jack Emanuel and Teddy Kassa participate in the NCAA championships in Pittsburgh. Image courtesy of Gary Towne.

Connor Mcpherson

December 11, 2018

Sports are meant to be a unifying force. For decades, people have used sports to relax, forget about their problems and have a good time. They have the power to pull together people of different religions, races, classes and even genders. However, this is not always the case, and many athletes have c...

Wildcats trounce Gators in first conference win

Madison Wong defending against UC San Diego in this archived photo. Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Connor Mcpherson

December 2, 2018

Chico State women’s basketball won big on Saturday against conference rival San Francisco State, as they achieved their first win in the California Collegiate Athletic Conference. A nine point first half lead boosted the Wildcats to their fourth win overall, and improved their record to an impressive 4-...

Chico State men’s basketball falls in long-awaited season opener

Chico State Guard Calvin Geraci (red) pulls up for the three over UCSD forward Eric Patton (white) during the second half of a game on Saturday. Photo credit: Connor Mcpherson

Connor Mcpherson

November 25, 2018

A series of defensive breakdowns to start the second half proved to be the Wildcats undoing in their season opener, and despite a hard fought battle, Chico lost to University of California, San Diego 84-68 on Saturday. After a solid first half, CSU Chico looked ready to play down to the wire against the 1...

Men’s soccer season ends in the first round of nationals

Chico State defender Joshua Belda looks on during a game against UC San Diego in this archived image. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Connor Mcpherson

November 9, 2018

Despite a furious comeback launched by Chico State, Cal State Los Angeles was able to get their third straight victory against the Wildcats, and ended their postseason hopes for a second time. Garrett Hogbin scored a goal at the 87th minute to cut LA’s lead to 2-1, but Chico couldn’t capitaliz...

Chico loses in final minute of overtime during conference tournament.

Chico State defender Garrett Hogbin keeps the ball away from UC San Diego in this archived photo. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Connor Mcpherson

November 4, 2018

In a heartbreaking loss, the Chico men’s soccer season came to an abrupt end, as they were put down by Cal State LA by a score of 1-0 with just 22 seconds left in the second and final overtime. After a great save on a penalty kick by Wildcats keeper Damion Lewis, Los Angeles managed to get the rebound and ...

Chico Women’s golf concludes its Fall season

Chico State senior Emily Rotter tees off at the first annual CCAA women's golf championship in this archived photo. Photo Courtesy of Heather Fegley

Connor Mcpherson

October 31, 2018

Chico State women’s golf ended its fall portion of the season on a mediocre note. Chico came in sixth overall, but tied for first in number of pars. The team excelled in their second day of play, passing Texas A&M International, and moving from seventh to sixth. The Wildcats shot 52 over pa...

Chico State downs UC San Diego in first playoff match

Chico State men's soccer huddles up before their playoff game against UC San Diego on Tuesday. Photo credit: Connor Mcpherson

Connor Mcpherson

October 31, 2018

They say a 2-0 lead is the worst kind of lead in soccer, but the Wildcats have proven otherwise. Coming off of a second straight 2-0 shutout against the 20th best team in the country in UC Sand Diego, Chico has proven that they are a force to be reckoned with not only in their conference, but in the n...

Men’s soccer successful on senior day

Chico State seniors and their families pose for a picture before the game against UC San Diego on Saturday. Photo credit: Connor Mcpherson

Connor Mcpherson

October 28, 2018

Despite some questionable officiating, the Chico men’s soccer team was able to come away, not only with a 2-0 victory, but also with home-field advantage for the first round of the playoffs. Although they didn’t know it at the time, this game ended up being the first of two straight mat...

Kelley Sullivan, Chico men’s golfers attempt to make nationals in their senior year.

Chico State golfer Kelley Sullivan takes some practice drives. Photo credit: Connor Mcpherson

Connor Mcpherson

October 22, 2018

Say what you will about golf, but there is no denying the amount of focus, skill and precision that goes into every stroke. It takes years of hard work to be considered a mediocre golfer, with a 100 stroke per round average.Kelley Sullivan has taken these skills to another level, placing top five in n...

Toros trounce Wildcats in three sets

Chico State's Kim Wright (left) and Nicole Desrochers (right) await the serve from Cal State San Marcos in this archived photo. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Connor Mcpherson

October 21, 2018

Chico State volleyball’s losing streak continued Saturday against Cal State Dominguez Hills, as they have now lost six of their last seven matches. The loss also gave Chico a winless road trip, losing six straight sets. Although they kept it interesting throughout all three sets, they were unable t...

Chico volleyball breaks four game losing streak

Chico State gets ready to begin their game against UCSD on Saturday. Photo credit: Connor Mcpherson

Connor Mcpherson

October 14, 2018

After losing four games in a row, Chico State volleyball played incredibly hard to eke out a 3-2 victory, including a come-from-behind win after being down two sets to one. Thanks to 15 kills from Bekah Boyle and 12 from Kennedy Rice, Chico State was able to win their first match with interim coach David Irving. “I’ve been saying somet...

Lewis, Egujie again lead Wildcats to victory

Chico State men's soccer plays against Sonoma State University on Friday. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Connor Mcpherson

October 13, 2018

Coming off of a 1-0 victory, Chico men’s soccer has been fun for the fans to watch, as they haven’t seen an opposing goal scored at home in over 270 minutes of playtime. Goalkeeper Damion Lewis has been amazing at goalie, getting eight saves, and leading Chico to yet another shutout victory.C...

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