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Wildcat Rumble: The first episode of spring 2019

Wildcat Rumble: The first episode of spring 2019

Ricardo Tovar

January 19, 2019


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Sports

Welcome to the first Wildcat Rumble of the spring semester! New sports editor of The Orion Ricardo Tovar is joined by Daniel Dunn. Dunn is a Humboldt State graduate who majored in journalism and is a current board-operator for KNBR 680 in San Francisco. They discuss Danny's background in the field, ...

The past and future of Chico State football

The past and future of Chico State football

Connor Mcpherson

December 22, 2018


Filed under Football, Mobile Headlines, Sports

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 been just what the Chico State athletics program needed.Despite wide protest, the footb...

The WNBA looks for expansion

The WNBA looks for expansion

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

December 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

The disparity that the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) players face has finally gotten the spotlight in a recent collective bargaining agreement opt out.It is no shock that some of the most successful players in the league only get a fraction of what an NBA player sees on their paycheck....

Winning streak continues for Chico State women’s basketball

Winning streak continues for Chico State women’s basketball

Connor Mcpherson

December 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Humboldt State fans had a lot to cheer about in their matchup with the Wildcats. After 36 minutes of play the Lumberjacks held a consistent lead, not giving it up once to the Wildcats. However, at this point it was also clear that the Wildcats wanted to send these fans home upset, and did so by saving ...

Chico State men’s basketball falls short in heartbreaking fashion

Chico State men’s basketball falls short in heartbreaking fashion

Wesley Harris

December 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Chico State fails to complete its second half surge to overcome a 17-point deficit. Humboldt State converted a final second tip in off a miss to overcome the Wildcats by a score of 55-53. Chico State went to Humboldt State confidently after getting into a rhythm in its last two victories. The solid d...

Podcast: It’s all about football

Podcast: It’s all about football

Andrew Baumgartner, Ricardo Tovar, and Alex Grant

December 14, 2018


Filed under Football, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Sports

The Wildcat Rumble is back for its final episode of the semester. In this episode Andrew and Ricardo are joined by Alex Grant. Football is the topic of discussion as the NFL season presses on. Listen for your favorite segments, like game of the week, freaks and geeks and the moment of the week. Agree or...

Wildcat of the Week- McKena Barker

Wildcat of the Week- McKena Barker

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

December 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

McKena Barker is a Chico native that has been a part of the Chico State women's basketball team since fall of 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree in public administration in spring 2018 and is currently working on her masters for public administration. In her previous season with Chico St...

Game of genders: comparing women and men in sports

Game of genders: comparing women and men in sports

Connor Mcpherson

December 11, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Softball, Sports

Sports are meant to be a unifying force. For decades, people have used sports to relax, forget about their problems and have a good time. They have the power to pull together people of different religions, races, classes and even genders. However, this is not always the case, and many athletes have c...

Chico State men’s basketball prevails in second consecutive home win

Chico State men’s basketball prevails in second consecutive home win

Wesley Harris

December 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Chico State found their groove in their second consecutive win over Cal State East Bay. The tenacious defense from the Wildcats left East Bay flustered. Chico continued their unselfish play, finding ways to score from nearly everyone who got playing time. Chico State finally got their feet under them in th...

Wildcats women’s basketball wins third in a row

Wildcats women’s basketball wins third in a row

Ricardo Tovar

December 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Chico State women's basketball came into Acker Gymnasium against California State University East Bay looking to extend a two-game win streak. Extend they did, beating Cal State East Bay 78-59, riding a career high of 26 points from junior guard Madison Wong. "It was a team effort, it was good team win,...

Chico State men’s basketball cruises in first win of the season

Chico State men’s basketball cruises in first win of the season

Wesley Harris

December 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Chico State men's basketball earned their first win of the season in their home opener versus Stanislaus State with a ton to build off of. The Wildcats flipped the story of their cold spell shooting the ball and pieced together a complete game together on the defensive end.Chico State entered Thursday ...

Chico State women’s basketball comes home for a win

Chico State women’s basketball comes home for a win

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

December 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team showed that chemistry and determination on the court brings desired outcomes. The Wildcats maintained paced movement with their immaculate passing and did not allow Stanislaus State to keep up throughout the night.“This one is huge, it’s our first...

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