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Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer throws a pitch for the Cleveland Indians. Bauer was recently acquired by the Dodgers in free agency. 
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Dodgers, Padres favorites in NL West; A’s, Angels still chasing Astros in AL West

Connor McPherson, Reporter // February 17, 2021

Major League Baseball will be returning to a 162-game season on April 1. A limited number of fans will be allowed to attend MLB games without showing proof of a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination....

Chico State baseball reflects on Hank Aaron’s death

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // February 11, 2021

Hall of Fall baseball legend Hank Aaron passed away on Jan. 22 in Atlanta, Georgia. Chico State baseball coaches and players will not soon forget his trailblazing legacy. “Hank Aaron was a tremendous...

Robinson Cano: a 16-year veteran caught cheating for the second time in his career

Robinson Cano: a 16-year veteran caught cheating for the second time in his career

Alex Martin, Reporter // December 2, 2020

Robinson Cano, a current baseball player in the majors for the New York Mets tested positive for the performance enhancing drug known as stanozolol. Due to getting caught, he is suspended for the entire...

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Freeman, Abreu awarded MVPs in respected leagues.

Nick Despotakis, Reporter // November 15, 2020

Atlanta Braves’ first baseman, Freddie Freeman and Chicago White Sox’s first baseman, Jose Abreu took home the MVP trophies in a shortened 60 game season. Freeman demolished his competition in...

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More fans means more COVID-19 cases

Nick Despotakis, Reporter // October 20, 2020

COVID-19 has already killed over 200,000 people in the United States and the death toll will continue to rise if fans are allowed at sporting events. With cases continuing to rise throughout the country,...

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

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

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...

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

The Wildcat Rumble: fall debut spotlight MLB and NFL seasons

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...

Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals during the second inning at Nationals Park on September 21, 2018 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

2019 MLB playoffs will feature rebuilt teams

Brandon Downs // April 6, 2019

A week into this MLB season, there is a lot to be excited about; especially old faces in new uniforms and top prospects beginning their career in the pros. It's too early to predict anything, but let's...

Money is not fully guaranteed in the NFL despite the increased link of CTE with the sport. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

The hard-hitting reality of salaries in the NFL

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // April 2, 2019

The NFL made history in March of 2018 when they paid quarterback Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings a fully-guaranteed three-year contract. Unlike NBA, MLB and NHL athletes, NFL players are not...

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The Wildcat Rumble discusses Chico State baseball, softball and track and field. As well as the MLB and NBA seasons.

The Wildcat Rumble returns

Ricardo Tovar // March 28, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble is back! With its fifth installment of the Spring semester. The sports editor of The Orion, Ricardo Tovar, is here to give you information on Wildcat sports. With his takes on baseball,...

Grant Larson's most memorable game came in 2017 in the CCAA championship game when he started for the first time for the Wildcats.

Larson throwing his way to MLB draft

Brandon Downs // February 22, 2019

Grant Larson, the left-handed, 6-foot-7 ace Wildcats pitcher wants to take his talents to the professional level after the 2019 season. In his 2018 sophomore campaign, Larson had a 6-4 record with 82.1...

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The Wildcat Rumble: Matt Ferreira’s debut and Wyatt Baxter interview

Ricardo Tovar // February 22, 2019

Welcome to the fourth installment of the Wildcat Rumble of the Spring 2019 semester. Sports editor Ricardo Tovar is joined by a debuting Matthew Ferreira. Ferreira is new to The Orion's sports team and...

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