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‘Cats pour buckets on firestorm in Arizona

‘Cats pour buckets on firestorm in Arizona

Gabriel Moreno

November 6, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team was evenly matched by Arizona Christian University Nov. 4 but managed to come away with a narrow win.The teams both shot 44 percent in the game, going 22-50. The game was primarily decided by the three-point battle and the points at the charity stripe. Chico Sta...

Chico State wins opening Exhibition

Chico State wins opening Exhibition

Esther Briggs

November 4, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A 57 point win for the Chico State men's basketball team is only one small indicator of how it will do in the upcoming season.Currently ranked sixth in the nation, the team played against Future College Nov. 1 in its first exhibition game of the year. The result was a 108-51 victory with every Wildcat o...

Women’s basketball team willed to victory

Women’s basketball team willed to victory

Cydney Nance

November 1, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

When the Chico State women's basketball team stepped on the court Oct. 30, its only goal was to come away with the win. Although the team struggled to stay ahead in the game, junior guard Whitney Branham was determined to prevent a repeat of last season's 5-15 record. Branham notched a double-double...

Full Disclosure: Women’s basketball look towards leaders for success

Gabriel Moreno

October 31, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Full Disclosure, Sports

A heartbreaking six-game losing streak finished off the Chico State women's basketball team last year and left them with a 5-15 conference record. The team tied for last place in its conference and had most of its problems on the road with a 1-9 away record. A lack of defense allowed other teams to...

Men’s basketball team scrimmage displays new improvements

Men’s basketball team scrimmage displays new improvements

Kenta Mcafee

October 28, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team opened its season Oct. 28 with a scrimmage. The team battled itself with junior point guard Jalen McFerren leading half the team against junior shooting guard Corey Silverstrom. Although the game was only an exhibition match, the teams were quick to show off...

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...

Cheerleaders assist Chico State community

Cheerleaders assist Chico State community

Jordan Jarrell

October 24, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Soccer, Sports

Pom poms and cheers were missing from the fields of Chico State until the establishment of the Chico State cheerleading team in 2011. The team was originally founded by Rachelle Currier, who felt a lack of school spirit. The endeavor was meant to bring excitement back to the fans of Chico State athletics. The...

Real athletes wear pink

Real athletes wear pink

Jordan Jarrell

October 16, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Soccer, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

As the NFL dedicates the month of October to raising awareness for breast cancer, Chico State athletes have also taken strides to show their support. The NFL is allowing players to wear pink accessories and decorate their fields with pink lettering. Chico State athletes cannot modify their field but ...

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...

Athletes support Black Lives Matter

Athletes support Black Lives Matter

Cydney Nance

October 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Soccer, Sports

  Jalen McFerren said he would like to continue being an example of unity on campus and bring awareness to injustices and attention to the Black Lives Matter movement. McFerren is a junior shooting guard for the Chico State men's basketball team and is among several Wildcat athletes attempt...

Former athletes inspire the present

Former athletes inspire the present

Kenta Mcafee

September 30, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Eleven athletes from five different decades were honored at the Chico State Hall of Fame ceremony on Sept. 24, with eight sports earning a new inductee.The Hall of Fame began in 1985 and has served as a milestone athletes at Chico State. There are only three requirements athletes have to meet to be ind...

WNBA remains out of reach

WNBA remains out of reach

Cydney Nance

September 20, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With preseason starting in a matter of weeks, the Chico State women’s basketball team is preparing to have a better season this semester, after ending last year with a six-game losing streak. While there are many talented players on the women's roster, the WNBA is not the goal for most players on the ...

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