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Pujols steps to the plate for at bat for the Angels. Photo credits: Kevin Ward is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Los Angeles Angels star Albert Pujols released after nine seasons with the team

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // May 18, 2021

The Angels have released 10-time all-star Albert Pujols after nine seasons with the team.  Pujols signed with the Angels as a free agent in December 2011. His contract was for 10 seasons, and...

Kevin Warren drives in the paint in a game.

Warriors set for potential play-in, Kings eliminated from contention

Connor McPherson, Reporter // May 14, 2021

The NBA regular season is just days away from winding down and there are plenty of questions yet to be answered. Warriors point guard Steph Curry is in a position to win another league Most Valuable Player...

Chico State Wildcats' #11 Kelley Jacome (center) spikes against Cal State East Bay Pioneers during the first set of their women's volleyball game on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in Chico, Calif.
(Jason Halley/University Photographer/CSU Chico)

Kelley Jacome: Chico State’s dual threat

Connor McPherson, Reporter // May 12, 2021

Chico State senior Kelley Jacome is the latest Wildcat to prove herself both on the court and in the classroom. She was selected to be in Chico State’s renowned business administration master’s program....

49er's team logo. Photo credits by Hawk Eyes is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

The 49ers select the next face of their franchise

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // May 8, 2021

The San Francisco 49ers have selected quarterback Trey Lance with the third pick of the 2021 NFL draft.  The 49ers acquired the third overall pick from the Miami Dolphins. In exchange for the...

Chico State passes the baton in a relay race.

Vaccines required as sports await return

Connor McPherson, Reporter // April 29, 2021

On April 12, Chico State announced that it would require student athletes and those living in university housing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This news was quickly followed 10 days later, on April 22,...

Carlos Rodon starts to head for home plate with his delivery.

Carlos Rodon throws 20th no-hitter in White Sox history

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // April 28, 2021

On April 14, Chicago White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon threw a no-hitter in an 8-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The no-hitter marks the first of his career for the 28 year old southpaw pitcher.  Chico...

Yadier Molina makes baseball history

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // April 25, 2021

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina made baseball history on April 14, by becoming the first catcher to catch 2000 games with one organization. Sara Mitrano, a current member of the Chico State...

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...

Renteria controlling the ball in 2020 for the Wildcats.

Cooper Renteria: A veteran returns for Wildcat soccer

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // April 19, 2021

Cooper Renteria is poised and eager to tackle his new leadership role for the men’s soccer team this season.  Renteria, a midfielder, is a fifth-year returner for the Wildcats after redshirting...

Women's head basketball coach Brian Fogel coaches his team during a basketball game at Chico State. (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Brian Fogel: head coach of the women’s basketball team

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // April 17, 2021

Brian Fogel is a man known for being a very successful head coach for Chico State. When he is not coaching, he’s also known for scoping out talent and developing strong relationships with his players. “He’s...

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...

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