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From Chico State student to setting MLS history: Christian Wondolowski

Wondolowski has not only represented Chico State, but also the USA national team. Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images.

Ricardo Tovar

November 14, 2018

Chico, not just the university, has a history of nurturing some notable sports figures. These figures include the owner of the Oakland Raiders, Mark Davis, an alumnus of Chico State, to Super Bowl winning and two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who was born and raised in Chico.While both these men have ...

Former Wildcat finds success around the world

Practice makes perfect as Luis Martinez prepares for his match. Photo courtesy of Luis Martinez.

Jason Spies

September 1, 2015

Since graduating from Chico State in 2014, Luis “Louie” Martinez has taken his game around the world.The 25-year-old Wildcat alumnus played five years for Chico State helping the men's soccer team reach the NCAA Tournament in 2013 and win its first-round game against Seattle Pacific. Gett...

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