The Orion

Chico State’s unfortunate football program history

Chico State running back Glenn Witherspoon takes a handoff during the 1987 season. Image from The Orion vault.

Matthew Ferreira

September 2, 2019

Each fall when college football makes its return, Chico State students can’t help but wonder why the Wildcats don’t have a team to partake in the competition. While there isn’t one concrete reason the university discontinued the program there are a few signs as to what led to it ha...

Sutton scores success on, off soccer field

Kim Sutton, women's soccer head coach, is highly regarded in the Chico State coaching community. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Carlos Islas

September 21, 2015

In her 15th year as women's soccer head coach, Kim Sutton has accomplished many things both on and off the field, ranging from playing with Team USA to conference titles and Final Four appearances. Sutton’s athletic career includes playing for Team USA during the 1987 tour of Europe and Soviet Union. Although Sutton had a success...

Mike Baca: Voice of the Wildcats

Mike Baca (right) talking to co-host Mike Wessels. Photo credit: Caio Calado

James Groh

February 9, 2015

Since he was 5, Mike Baca, Chico State’s basketball and baseball broadcaster, knew he was going to be a sports announcer.Even at an early age, he would turn down the volume of Warriors games, turn on the cassette recorder and tape himself talking over the plays, Baca said. “It was like tunnel vision,” he said.Baca has been covering Ch...

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