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Batter up: Baseball is back!

Batter up: Baseball is back!

Natalia Marcus

February 5, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

After a 7-5 win against the Point Loma Sea Lions, it's safe to say that Wildcat baseball season has begun, and the team is ready for action.The 'Cats is set to win its second California Collegiate Athletic Association title this season. After ranking 37 in the nation, the 'Cats exceeded last year's exp...

Professionals deserve mercy

Jordan Jarrell

December 13, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Sports

A single bad night can haunt an organization in any sport, and to prevent it, there should be a standard mercy rule. Getting beaten by 13 points in baseball is devastating to athletes, coaches and the team itself and takes the competition out of a game. At a certain point, it becomes clear that a team...

Graduation Initiative hits Chico State athletes

Makayla Hopkins

December 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

The success of the California State University 2009 graduation initiative has spurred another movement for increased graduation rates. The 2009 initiative, increased Chico State's six-year graduation rates to 64 percent and cut the graduation gap between underrepresented minorities and non-under repr...

The price of coaching

Lexi Hoedt

December 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Soccer, Softball, Sports

Through grueling practices and long seasons, the only person more dedicated to their team than the players are the coaches.Although coaches might put in the same amount of work, the difference in salaries between men and women are reflected even when leading a team.Coaches in women's sports make an a...

‘We Don’t Say’ campaign gains national attention

Makayla Hopkins

November 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

Although multiple signs across Chico State say “We are one university,” the attempt to raise awareness about crude words that athletes and students use has signaled a major divide. Chico State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee released a new campaign called “We Don’t Say”...

Baseball curses broken

Jordan Jarrell

October 29, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Columns, Sports

The Chico State baseball team is no stranger to curses. Whether it's the 17-year National Championship drought or the near misses in the playoffs, the Wildcats luck hasn't shown on the diamond. Chico State isn't the only one suffering from a baseball curse, as both the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians...

Full Disclosure: Student-athletes getting paid

Kenta Mcafee

October 25, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Full Disclosure, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

The only difference between college athletes and high school athletes is the workload. Although the collegiate level is more competitive, with only 7.8 percent of all athletes able to compete, the players are treated the same. There is no benefit available for the athletes who suffer broken bones an...

Another athlete down

Danielle Pubill

October 11, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Sports

The world has been heavy hearted lately when it comes to its athletes.Jose Fernandez the 24-year-old Marlins' pitcher who died in a boating accident is joined by UFC fighter Josh Samman at 28. These athletes have left the world behind, but have left us their legacies to remember.Samman was found face d...

Palmer and Fernandez

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

October 1, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Golf, Sports

Golf legend Arnold Palmer and Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez came from two very different backgrounds.Fernandez grew up in Cuba trying to escape the country for a good part of his life. After three failed attempts and some time in jail, he and his family made it to Mexico in 2008.Palmer was born in a wo...

Baseball team bids farewell to 8 seniors

Baseball team bids farewell to 8 seniors

Anna Baytosh

May 19, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team is graduating eight top-notch players who will be dearly missed next spring. While each athlete comes from a different background, they will all share the completion of their goal of playing in the Division II NCAA College World Series as Wildcats for their last year of...

Baseball team captures CCAA title

Baseball team captures CCAA title

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

May 17, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

After barely making the CCAA tournament as the sixth seed, the Chico State baseball team won the CCAA championship game 10-9 over the Cal State East Bay Pioneers on Saturday, May 14. The title is the program's first in 10 years and granted the Wildcats an automatic berth into the NCAA West Regional ...

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