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Astros and Dodgers making World Series exciting for all

Astros and Dodgers making World Series exciting for all

Justin Couchot

October 31, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

A year after the Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years, both the Astros and Dodgers are seeking to end World Series droughts of their own.The Astros, are yet to win a World Series in their franchise's 48 year history, while the Dodgers are seeking to end a 29 year stretch of their own without winning the title. Unlike the Astros who have never won, the Dod...

MLB World Series: How could each team come out on top?

MLB World Series: How could each team come out on top?

Justin Couchot

October 5, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

As the regular season for professional baseball comes to a conclusion, playoff baseball has just begun. Let's take a look at how teams may fare in this postseason: AL Wildcard: New York Yankees The 2017 Yankees remind me of the 2014-2015 Kansas City Royals. A young team with some young power but a very strong bullpe...

The Panda Returns

The Panda Returns

Justin Couchot

September 3, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Whether you like it or not, the Panda is back. Pablo Sandoval is back once more in the orange and black for the San Francisco Giants. After an injury-riden season followed by little success in the 32 games he played this year as a member of the Boston Red Sox, they finally cut ties with him and on...

Boo(g) Who?!

Boo(g) Who?!

Justin Couchot

August 25, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

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...

Wildcat photos of the year

Wildcat photos of the year

Patrick Pace

August 23, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

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...

Wildcats get axed by Lumberjacks

Patrick Pace

May 17, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team won their second California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament in a row at Banner Island Ballpark last weekend. They capped the weekend off with a 12-5 victory over UC San Diego after dropping their first game a couple of hours before. The Wildcats needed...

History favors title run for Wildcat baseball team

History favors title run for Wildcat baseball team

Christopher Hendrickson

May 9, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team had a great season in 2017, but how great was it actually? Diving into the historical archives and comparing them to Chico State’s last championship baseball team helps paint a better picture.The year was 1999 the last time the Chico State Baseball team won a Division II...

Wildcats win its second straight CCAA championship

Patrick Pace

May 2, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team clinched their second straight California Collegiate Athletic Association title for the first time in school history against Cal State East Bay. The Wildcats, who have gone 30-3 in conference play, found themselves in a battle early on in the game. They traded runs back...

NCAA policies are hurting student athletes

NCAA policies are hurting student athletes

Patrick Pace

April 19, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Sports

The long list of banned substances put in place by the NCAA comes with serious consequences. Regardless of whether it is a performance-enhancing or recreational drug, use of any banned substance will result in repercussions. The fallout ranges from fair to excessive, eventually ruining the career of...

Why athletes can’t use cannabis

Why athletes can’t use cannabis

April 12, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Softball, Sports

  Christopher Hendrickson can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_sports on Twitter....

Chico State baseball is leader in the pack

Chico State baseball is leader in the pack

Marc Wilson

April 12, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State’s baseball team is as dominant as they come. With a conference record of 20-1 and an overall record of 27-5, the ’Cats are on course to eclipse their 2016 record with no problem. One of the most impressive parts is the dominance the team has executed in their games. In the 27 wi...

Raiders roll the dice on Vegas as Oakland walks the plank.

Raiders roll the dice on Vegas as Oakland walks the plank.

Jordan Jarrell

April 12, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In the past few months, the rumors of the Las Vegas move were starting to become more of a fact than fiction. I have been in denial these past 6 months as I refused to acknowledge Las Vegas and Raiders could be in the same sentence. As a Bay Area native, I grew up loving the Raiders even though they...

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