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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 ...

Wanting to Win

Wanting to Win

Esther Briggs

September 13, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Senior guard and transfer student Michael Bethea Jr. adds athleticism and strong shooting skills to the Wildcat men's basketball this season as the newest edition to the roster.The Staten Island native began playing at age six and hasn't stopped since. While Bethea did not play basketball for his high ...

Superstitions across sports

Superstitions across sports

Gabriel Moreno

September 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Sports

Superstition is common among the athletes at Chico State. Senior shooting guard Corey Silverstrom, has several different superstitions to enhance his game."I personally have my own superstitions, I like to show up early to each game to try to get in the zone. I also have a certain playlist to listen...

Senior celebrates Senior Night from the bleachers

Senior celebrates Senior Night from the bleachers

Kenta Mcafee

April 4, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Having your name called, followed by a standing ovation and being surrounded by your fellow seniors is the reason athletes dream of Senior Night. As senior guard Drew Kitchens watched his teammates celebrate with their families from a seat on the bleachers, he realized it would only remain a dream...

‘Cats win league title, but fall short in the postseason

‘Cats win league title, but fall short in the postseason

Kenta Mcafee

March 28, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With the longest losing streak capping off its season, the Chico State men's basketball team won the CCAA season title, but couldn't keep its momentum going and finished with a 22-7 overall record. The Wildcats began their season with a strong start, losing just one game in their preseason. During...

Chico State women’s basketball team falls short

Chico State women’s basketball team falls short

Jason Spies

March 21, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team had high hopes that this would be the year it would get back to its winning ways and put the losing seasons behind. Unfortunately those expectations came up short as the team finished the season with a record of 10-16, missing the playoffs for a second straight...

Basketball players claim CCAA awards

Basketball players claim CCAA awards

Danielle Pubill

March 16, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State basketball teams, both men and women, set many personal records as well as historical records this season. Both teams won individual, team and coach awards. Robert Duncan, junior guard and 2016 CCAA Player of the Year, led the Wildcats to many of their wins this year. He is the fifth...

Men’s basketball season ends at the NCAA tournament

Men’s basketball season ends at the NCAA tournament

Kenta Mcafee

March 12, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The No. 7 seeded Chico State men's basketball team lost 64-76 to the No. 2 UC San Diego Tritons on March 11, in Oregon, ending its season with a 22-7 record. The 'Cats lost the final three games of their season, the longest losing streak they had this year. Despite winning their previous game against...

Wildcats bid a farewell to lone senior

Wildcats bid a farewell to lone senior

Gabriella Bermudez

March 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After a disappointing season resulting in a conference record of 5-15 and an overall record of 10-16, the Chico State's women's basketball team says goodbye to much more than a chance at the CCAA tournament.Get to know Brooke BowenSenior guard Brooke Bowen came to Chico as a transfer from Clark College ...

Coach Clink: Recruiting winners, making champions

Coach Clink: Recruiting winners, making champions

Lars Gustafson

March 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

They say “Once a Chico State Wildcat, always a Chico State Wildcat.” Chico State men’s basketball head coach Greg Clink lives the popular motto to the max as a former player turned head coach for the 'Cats. Twenty-four years ago, Clink was in his first year as a player for the men’s basketball...

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