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Chico State softball 2020 team photo. Photo credits: Chico State Sports Information

Chico State baseball and softball teams return to the diamond on a limited basis

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // April 14, 2021

With MLB season starting up, Chico State’s baseball and softball teams await their own return to playing games.  The 2021 MLB season has begun and is set for the regular 162 game schedule and...

Chico State women's basketball coach Brian Fogel talks to his team during a basketball game in Chico.

Chico women’s basketball reacts to men’s vs. women’s NCAA facilities

Connor McPherson, Reporter // April 9, 2021

The 2021 March Madness basketball tournament became mired in controversy after Stanford women’s basketball coach Ali Kershner leaked photos highlighting the major disparity in facilities provided to...

Riley's Bar, located on 702 W. Fifth St. in Chico, Calif. Photo by Alex Martin

Riley’s upsets Sup Dogs as America’s top college bar

Alex Martin and Connor McPherson // April 6, 2021

Thirty-four years after Playboy crowned Chico State America’s top party school, Riley’s Bar and Grill has rekindled those sentiments after winning the Barstool Sports best college bar challenge on...

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Chico State men's basketball Coach Greg Clink looks on at a game from the sidelines.

Chico State basketball is nearing a return

Connor Mcpherson, Reporter // March 25, 2021

Just over a year ago, the California Collegiate Athletic Association made the decision to suspend all athletic activity due to COVID-19. Since then, schools have been working tirelessly to find a solution...

Shay Stark driving past a defender last season for the Wildcats.

Chico athletes reflect on International Women’s Day

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // March 13, 2021

International Women’s Day is celebrated yearly on March 8 and throughout the month. It’s a day that focuses on the movement for women’s rights.  Several female athletes  at Chico State...

The front of the WREC 2.0 displays a sign giving instructions for how to reserve your spot for the WREC. Photo by Connor McPherson -The Orion

WREC 2.0 is up and running

Connor McPherson, Reporter // March 10, 2021

The Wildcat Recreation Center faced challenges last year when it closed in April 2020 and reopened in October. The WREC transitioned to being an outdoor facility on Jan. 25. The outdoor experience, called...

Tiger Woods at the AT&T National Golf Tournament at Congressional Country Club. Photo credits: Chase McAlpine with a CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license.

Chico State athletes react to Tiger Woods accident

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // March 10, 2021

Chico State student athletes have felt the effects of the recent car crash Tiger Woods was involved in. Chico golf players who have looked up to Woods reflect on what Tiger has meant to their sport.  “Well...

#20 Kristin Worley takes a swing in a softball game at Chico State. (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Kristin Worley: The all-time leading scorer for the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // March 4, 2021

Kristin Worley is a senior at Chico State and is considered to be one of the most communicative members of the softball team. Her teammates look up to her and see her as a role model and somebody they...

Chico State closer Kristian Scott stands on the sideline with teammates.

Kristian Scott: a dominant closer for the Wildcats

Connor McPherson, Reporter // March 1, 2021

Chico State closer Kristian Scott has been a shut-down pitcher for the Wildcats; in 2020, he had a 0.77 earned run average through just over 11 innings. On top of that, Scott recorded five saves for the...

#22 Morgan Mathis throws up a shot in a basketball game at Buchanan High School in Clovis, Calif (Chico State Sports Information)

Morgan Mathis: the Wildcats’ three-point sharpshooter

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // February 26, 2021

Morgan Mathis is a freshman at Chico State and is one of four new recruits to join the women’s basketball team along with India Starr, Stella Rollo and Jazmyne Lillie. She has not played in a game yet...

Joshua Curls driving pass a defender while playing for the Wildcats.

Chico athletes reflect on Black History Month

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // February 24, 2021

February is Black History Month in the United States. The month honors and remembers important African American figures and events throughout history.   In the sports world, many Black athletes have...

Kayak Fishing Town Lake Feb 2012

Bass Fishing Team eager to bait hooks

Melvin Bui, Reporter // February 24, 2021

The Chico State Bass Fishing Team hasn't been able to fish any tournament waters because of COVID-19 restrictions from the California State University office. The Bass Fishing Team is a student run...

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