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Branham takes Wildcat offense to a new level

Branham takes Wildcat offense to a new level

December 7, 2015


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The women's basketball team suffered a major loss last season with the loss of star guard Hannah Womack who finished her Wildcat career. Although one star has left them, another has emerged with sophomore shooting guard Whitney Branham leading the team to a 5-2 overall record so far.While both Womack and Branham have ...

Kayla Taylor improves her game on Wildcat territory

Kayla Taylor improves her game on Wildcat territory

December 7, 2015


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Scoring 28 points and sitting at third on the top scorers' list for the Chico State women's basketball team, transfer forward Kayla Taylor has made an immediate impact in her first year as a Wildcat.Taylor unexpectedly met women's basketball head coach Brian Fogel at a tournament in Oregon a few years ago where she competed on the same...

Women’s basketball teams improves to 4-0

Women’s basketball teams improves to 4-0

December 4, 2015


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With Chico State beating Saint Martin's University, the win boosts the Wildcats' record to 4-0 as they look to ride the momentum into their CCAA opener against San Francisco State on Dec. 4. First Half- The Wildcats jumped out to a 6-1 lead, scoring 23 points in the first quarter and led the half 41-26...

Men’s basketball team beats Simpson University 68-55 in Mac Martin Invitational

Men’s basketball team beats Simpson University 68-55 in Mac Martin Invitational

December 3, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team won 68-55 against Simpson University in the Carl’s Jr. Mac Martin Invitational on Nov 28. The win improves the Wildcats record to 4-1. The game featured the first career double-double and career-best 13 rebounds for sophomore forward Isaiah Ellis. First hal...

Men’s basketball team loses to Seattle Pacific University 50-62

Men’s basketball team loses to Seattle Pacific University 50-62

December 3, 2015


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The Chico State men's basketball suffered its first loss of the season, losing to Seattle Pacific University, 50-62, on Nov. 27 at home. The team now sits at 3-1 on the young season. First Half- Eight minutes into the game, the Wildcats held a slim 10-8 lead. The Falcons bounced back and took a four-point lead w...

Men’s basketball team beats Academy of Art 81-67

Men’s basketball team beats Academy of Art 81-67

December 1, 2015


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The Chico State men's basketball team remains undefeated on the young season with a 81-67 win over the Academy of Art University on Nov. 24 in San Francisco. The team improves to 3-0 heading into the Carl's Jr. Mac Martin Invitational on Nov. 27. First period- Sophomore guard Robert Duncan would open up the scoring wi...

Jesse’s journey: Football to Chico State men’s basketball

Jesse’s journey: Football to Chico State men’s basketball

December 1, 2015


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The traditional script for standout high school two-sport student-athletes goes something like this: the individual excels in both domains their first three years, then devotes their sole attention to the sport in which they are being most heavily recruited to play at the collegiate level during their la...

Laying up victories: Women’s basketball team starts season undefeated

Laying up victories: Women’s basketball team starts season undefeated

November 30, 2015


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The Wildcats are coming off a season that was full of growing pains with six first-year players and two junior transfers joining the team, they managed 10-16 record. The team went 7-15 in conference play. Sophomore guard Whitney Branham believes getting so much playtime and experience will be a big key to having success on the court. ...

Tipping off: Chico State men’s basketball team looks to continue success

Tipping off: Chico State men’s basketball  team looks to continue success

November 30, 2015


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What happens when a team spends hours upon hours together at practice, on bus rides and in their free time? They turn into more than just a team, they turn into a family. That's exactly what the Chico State Men's basketball team has done. "If we ever need anything, we go to one another," said sophomore guard Jalen McFe...

Women’s basketball loses exhibition to University of Nevada, Reno 52-81

Women’s basketball loses exhibition to University of Nevada, Reno 52-81

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

November 16, 2015


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The Chico State women's basketball team came up short against its Division I opponent, the University of Nevada, Reno, losing the exhibition match 52-81 on Nov. 7 in Reno. The exhibition was the team's last preseason action before the actual season gets under way. First Quarter- The Wolf Pack came out firing on all cylinders and t...

Women’s basketball: Changing the game in 2015

Women’s basketball: Changing the game in 2015

Carlos Islas

September 22, 2015


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The NCAA has decided to make big changes to the rules for the 2015 women’s basketball season. These changes will make the game more entertaining for fans. Some of the changes were proposed by the NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee. The biggest changes in rules for the 2015 womenR...

Wildcat finds mentor in former NBA player

Wildcat finds mentor in former NBA player

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 6, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

When Chico State played at Sonoma State last season, senior center Tanner Giddings had the opportunity to play in front of a special fan and former NBA player.When Giddings made a mistake during the game, he looked to the sideline to see his mentor, former NBA player Mike Farmer, laughing, knowing exactly wh...

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