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The Trade heard ’round the world

Kyrie Irving has been traded to the Boston Celtics for point guard Isaiah Thomas. Photo courtesy of Getty Images, Thearon W. Henderson.

Patrick Pace

August 30, 2017

On August 22, the NBA universe was flipped on it's head. Kyrie Irving, the starting point guard of the Cleveland Cavaliers and a top-15 player in the NBA, was traded for Boston Celtics starting point guard Isaiah Thomas, highly touted prospect Ante Zizic, and the Brooklyn Nets first round pick. The...

Boo(g) Who?!

There are now three Boog Powell's in the game of baseball, and one isn't even old enough to play in the MLB yet. Photo courtesy of Getty Images, Greg Flume

Justin Couchot

August 25, 2017

With all the negativity surrounding Bay Area baseball this season, it can often be hard to find a spark plug during the final stretch of the season. Believe me, as a die hard A's fan, it is just as hard to get excited for my team as the next. Thankfully, recently acquired outfielder Herschel "Boog" Po...

Do’s and Don’ts of Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football is upon us and here all of the do's don'ts. Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Patrick Pace

August 24, 2017

Embed from Getty Images It's the most wonderful time of the year! Fantasy football season is finally upon us. For most of us, this means spending countless hours taking part in mock drafts trying to create the perfect team before you actually pick your squad. Now, whether you are a fantasy foot...

Wildcat photos of the year

Photo credit: Andy Wilheln

Patrick Pace

August 23, 2017

2017 has been a historical year for Chico State sports teams so far. From basketball to track, most Wildcat teams enjoyed a high level of success in the spring. Isaiah Ellis celebrates a win in the NCAA Championship Tournament. The now-senior forward averaged 13.2 points per game last season and emerged as one of the leading contributors...

There’s nothing “EZ” about this case

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 18:  Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 681236403 ORIG FILE ID: 630223300

Marco Day

August 22, 2017

The Dallas Cowboys will have a rough start this season after Ohio State alumni and running back Ezekiel Elliott faces a six game suspension. Elliot is a football prodigy, rushing the NFL’s league-best 1,631 yards and is the first rookie to get a rushing title since 1999. The six game suspension Elliot...

Students spend $200 to fund sports annually

IRA Fee Breakdown by Program Photo credit: Daniel Wright

Daniel Wright

May 11, 2017

Chico State students pay 196 dollars annually for the sports program, in instructional-related activities fees. Every student who attends Chico State pays 280 dollars every year in Instructionally Related Activities fees. Athletics and recreation sports receive 70 percent of the IRA fee. As discussed in ...

Why athletes can’t use cannabis

Why athletes can't use cannabis

April 12, 2017

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Inside the life of an athlete

Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Marc Wilson

March 8, 2017

Nothing makes an athlete happier than playing the sport they love, whether it is preparing for the upcoming season with offseason workouts or stepping out onto the field or court to open the season. There's just something about those sweaty workout shirts, the double practice days and the bruises all...

Improvements needed for concussion protocols

Marc Wilson

March 5, 2017

The concussion protocol for collegiate and professional sports is flawed and needs to be improved. Athletes who have suffered any dramatic head injury should not be allowed to return and play that same day. Although professional sporting leagues and collegiate sports have implemented concussion protocols...

What makes an athlete great?

Marc Wilson

February 24, 2017

In the sports community, a phrase we so often hear is “Oh they are destined for greatness.” But how we define and measure the greatness of an athlete?In the sports world, we have some greats: Serena Williams, Mia Hamm, Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, Cristiano Ronaldo. But, what is it that really ma...

The ‘Cats on a losing streak

Marc Wilson

February 14, 2017

The Wildcats has lost three games in a row and its grip on first place in conference, with its last game to the Cougars of Cal State San Marcos. Junior guard, Jalen McFerren started out by scoring 9 of the 'Cats first 11 points. The Cougars dominated the first-half with a 13-0 run, setting them up for a 3...

Cross Country kicks off in Tahoe

The women's cross country team competes at the Stanford Invitational last year. Photo Courtesy of Gary Towne

Gabriel Moreno

August 20, 2016

Cross Country runners are hitting the trail as the new season beginsWith a sixth place finish for the men and fourth place finish for the women at the NCAA Championship last year, the cross country teams have already begun to hit the trail in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.The teams have begun their training as a gr...

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