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NFL games are a beloved Thanksgiving tradition

Dallas Cowboys against the the Los Angeles Chargers during a Thanksgiving Day game at AT&T Stadium on November 23, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Matthew Ferreira

December 3, 2019

Thanksgiving Day is one of America’s favorite holidays, filled with food, family, friends and traditions.Every family celebrates Thanksgiving in their own special way, but a common constant in many households is watching football games aired throughout the day.The tradition of Thanksgiving foo...

Quick 30 minute hikes for busy students

View of Bidwell Park and golf course from the trail by Big Chico creek Photo credit: Matthew Ferreira

Matthew Ferreira

December 2, 2019

In the midst of our busy lives filled with work and school, sometimes it can be hard to make time for yourself to get out and enjoy Chico’s beautiful parks and nature.Getting outside and taking advantage of what Chico has to offer doesn’t have to be time consuming. Below are a few short hik...

Wildcats kept scoreless against San Bernardino

Mikey Hirsch defending the ball not letting Tony Di Donato (far left) and Sergio Gonzales (far right) get the ball. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Matthew Ferreira

October 13, 2019

The Chico State men’s soccer team went into Sunday's match against San Bernardino with an overall record of 7-3 and had won four of its last five games. Over that stretch of games the Wildcats have had no problems putting up points but Sunday's contest was a different story.Neither team was findi...

The Wildcat Rumble: MLB Divisional round breakdown and NFL week 6 preview

Ricardo Tovar and Matthew Ferreira discuss the MLB playoffs and NFL seasons. Photo credit: Claire Bang

Ricardo Tovar and Matthew Ferreira

October 12, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble returns for the first episode this fall with Ricardo Tovar and Matthew Ferreira! They speak on the MLB playoffs, NFL season and much more! Agree or disagree with anything? Share your thoughts in the comment section. And if we don’t see ya, see ya! Be sure to listen to the oth...

Great fishing not far from campus

Section of riverbed near Scotty's Landing. Photo credit: Matthew Ferreira

Matthew Ferreira

October 9, 2019

Chico is home to some of the most beautiful parks and waterways that have plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy without needing to travel far. One of these activities being fishing on the Sacramento river, with a fishing license, rod and reel, and a basic tackle kit you can get out there in no time.The Sacrament...

Martial arts master teaches Tai Chi to stressed Chico State

Students move their arms and bodies during class. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Matthew Ferreira

September 22, 2019

The stress and anxiety of adulting can take a serious toll on a person's mind and body.Grandmaster Azad, a Chico State instructor and owner of Azad's Martial Arts Center, helps students practice self care by using the art of Tai Chi Chuan.Azad has a tenth degree black belt in Tai Chi Chuan and Hapkido and h...

Paradise High School Football Bounces Back

Paradise High football strategizes offensive plays during practice. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Matthew Ferreira

September 22, 2019

"Resilience" is defined as “the ability to recover quickly from difficulties.” The Paradise High School football team seems to be the embodiment of that word.After losing most of their town during the Camp Fire, the Paradise Bobcats have banded together as a family and community to start ...

The Wildcat Rumble: fall debut spotlight MLB and NFL seasons

Ricardo Tovar and Matthew Ferreira discuss the MLB and NFL seasons. Photo credit: Claire Bang

Ricardo Tovar

September 15, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble returns for the first episode this fall with Ricardo Tovar and Matthew Ferreira! They speak on the MLB season, NFL season and much more! Agree or disagree with anything? Share your thoughts in the comment section. And if we don’t see ya, see ya! Be sure to listen to the oth...

Wildcats succeed in La Jolla

Volleyball team in a home game in this archive photo. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Matthew Ferreira

September 14, 2019

The Chico State volleyball team is in La Jolla competing in the Division II West Region Volleyball Showcase and is dominating the field through three matches. Despite coming off of three straight losses during the Hawaii Challenge, Chico State bounced back.After back-to-back sweeps against Montana State Bi...

Wildcats finish regular season on a strong note

Jorge Perez runs to first as Turner Olson runs home in a game against Cal State San Marcos. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Matthew Ferreira

May 6, 2019

The Chico State men’s baseball team capped off its regular season with two wins against Stanislaus Saturday. Chico’s overall record is 28-19, good for third place in the California Collegiate Athletic Conference. The team’s performance this year has earned them a playoff spot in the CCAA...

Larson shines as playoffs loom for Wildcats

Grant Larson stares down a Sonoma batter, contemplating which pitch he will deliver next against the opposing batter. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Matthew Ferreira

April 27, 2019

The Chico State baseball team won their game against Sonoma State Friday by a score of 4-2. With the win, Chico State moves into fifth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association division standings. The Wildcat’s win was powered in part by an elite pitching performance by Grant Larson....

Chico State cross country commit finds himself right at home.

Chico High's Charlie Giannini (center) and parents Meghan Callahan (left) and Scott Giannini (right) smile during a ceremony Wednesday at Williams Theater in Chico where the senior signed his letter of intent with the Chico State men's cross-country team. (Will Denner -- Enterprise-Record)

Matthew Ferreira

April 22, 2019

Each year, student-athletes from all over the country decide which school they are going to compete for on the collegiate level.For Chico High’s cross country star Charlie Giannini, that was his hometown’s own Chico State.Giannini grew up in Chico and joined the cross country team after one o...

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