The Orion

‘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 ...

Wildcat wins Pitching Hero of the Week

Wildcat wins Pitching Hero of the Week

Anna Baytosh

May 14, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Hero status has been awarded to Dalton Erb, a junior pitcher for the Chico State Wildcats.As the first player to throw a complete game in the 2016 Wildcat season, Erb earned Division II Baseball Pitching Hero of the Week by Hero Sports on April 29. Erb pitched nine shutout innings at Nettleton Stadiu...

Wildcats lose game in final inning

Wildcats lose game in final inning

Gabriella Bermudez

May 13, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team lost its second game in the CCAA Championship Tournament. The 'Cats took the field against the UC San Diego Tritons in Stockton on Wednesday, May 12. Although the Wildcats held the lead over the majority of the game, in the final inning, UC San Diego came back to take ov...

Wildcats win first game of CCAA playoffs

Wildcats win first game of CCAA playoffs

Anna Baytosh

May 12, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team defeated the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos 6-2 in the first round of the CCAA playoffs in Stockton on May 11. This win gives the team a 1-0 record to start the double elimination tournament. The Wildcats are one game closer to winning the tournament as they only have two more ...

Baseball team squeaks into CCAA tournament

Baseball team squeaks into CCAA tournament

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

May 10, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State baseball team secured the sixth and final seed of the CCAA tournament with a 6-0 win over the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors on Saturday, May 7. Heading into the final four games of the season, the 'Cats just needed one win to clinch a spot in the postseason. After dropping the first two ga...

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