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Chico State Guard Joshua Curls drives with the ball in a basketball game.

Chico athletes Baxter and Curls are two in 75 across nation to win scholarship

Connor McPherson, Reporter // April 19, 2021

Cross country athlete Wyatt Baxter and basketball guard Joshua Curls are getting recognition for their academic excellence at Chico State. They are two out of only 75 athletes across the nation to receive...

Chico State mens soccer player Noah Ross controls the ball on the field.

Chico State athletes have mixed feelings about paying student athletes

Connor McPherson, Reporter // February 23, 2021

Over these past couple years, the United States has passed a few laws opening the door for athletes to sign name, imaging and licensing agreements. California, specifically, introduced the Fair Pay to...

NCAA football postpones numerous games due to COVID-19

NCAA football postpones numerous games due to COVID-19

Nick Despotakis, Reporter // December 10, 2020

More than 100 college football games have been cancelled or postponed due to the astonishing number of COVID-19 cases dismantling the U.S. every day. In the U.S. alone, 13.4 million people have been...

Freshman Liz Geraghty positioning her free kick against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Mary Vogel

How young talent is recruited

Karina Cope // December 3, 2019

For young teenagers in high school, being admired by, sought after and recruited by a college can seem like the beginning stages of stardom. However, this process can also be intimidating and stressful...

History of the NCAA Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Governor Gavin Newsom asks NCAA to play fair and pay fair, student-athletes respond

Kimberly Morales // October 6, 2019

For years, student-athletes have fought for the right to earn benefits in return for the work they put into playing in order to place their school on the map. On Sept. 30, California changed the game forever...

Jason Adams trails behind in 110 men's hurdles at Chico Multi Classic. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Men and Women’s Track split ways in CCAA championships

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // May 6, 2019

The Chico State track and field teams finished their season with record-breaking performances at the California Collegiate Athletic Association championships hosted in La Jolla, California.Women’s...

#16 Wyatt Baxter is a dual-sport athlete who runs cross-country in the Fall and the men's 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters for track in the spring. 
Image courtesy: Chico sports information

It’s Wyatt Baxter’s time

Noah Andrews // April 17, 2019

Growing up with a sibling that plays the same sport as you has positives and negatives.On the one hand, you always have somebody to practice or play with. On the other hand, they often become your greatest...

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Matthew Ferreira, Noah Andrews and Ricardo Tovar bring their takes on the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NCAA

Wildcat Rumble: Was Lebron’s first year in LA a failure?

Ricardo Tovar // April 5, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble returns this week with sports editor Ricardo Tovar and a returning Matthew Ferreira. New co-host to the program, The Orion's sports writer, Noah Andrews brings his unique sports takes...

March brings the March Madness Tournament for the NCAA 
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March Madness brings the most exciting time of the college basketball season

Matthew Ferreira // March 19, 2019

Saturday and Sunday were huge days in the National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball world and as a result, we now have the official NCAA March Madness bracket.The tournament favorite...

Chico State running back Glenn Witherspoon takes a handoff during the 19787 season. Image from The Orion vault.

The past and future of Chico State football

Connor Mcpherson // December 22, 2018

1997 marked the final year for Chico State football. The players hung up their uniforms one last time and walked out of the locker room. The cancellation of the football team was sad at the time, but could’ve...

Wildcats softball earn spot in NCAA West Regional Final with 2-0 start

Wildcats softball earn spot in NCAA West Regional Final with 2-0 start

Katalina Santamaria and Justin Couchot // May 12, 2018

After winnings the first two games at home of the NCAA West Regional, the Chico State softball team has now won 27 in a row and has earned a spot in the NCAA West Regional final on Saturday morning. The...

Wendy Cordial concentrating while at bat where she finished Friday's victory with 3 RBIs including a home run. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Three home runs lead Wildcats softball in game one of CCAA Championship

Katalina Santamaria // May 5, 2018

The Chico State softball team continue to prove why they are the No.1 ranked team in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament after beating Cal State San Bernardino 12-0 in five innings...

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