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An Orion sports writer takes on a Chico State basketball player

An Orion sports writer takes on a Chico State basketball player

Salahadin Albutti

May 10, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Sports, Video

Nick Martinez, a sport writer for the Orion, challenges Corey Silverstrom, a Chico State basketball player, to a three-point shootout.Ryan Corrall can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Top-notch basketball recruit signs with Chico State

Top-notch basketball recruit signs with Chico State

Dylan Wakefield

May 1, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Wildcat cub Justin Briggs will be joining the Chico State men’s basketball team in the fall. The 6 foot 9 inch power forward of River City High School in West Sacramento signed his Letter of Intent to become a Wildcat on April 20. Briggs was a top-notch recruit and was receiving attention fr...

Giddings thrives in 1st season with Wildcat basketball

Giddings thrives in 1st season with Wildcat basketball

Julie Ortega

April 4, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Fresno State transfer and men's basketball team center Tanner Giddings went from batting baseballs to making dunks. Initially a baseball player in his youth, Giddings' mother signed him up for the basketball team after the father of a teammate convinced her. It was during fourth grade when he began to pl...

Team managers shore up morale behind the scenes

Team managers shore up morale behind the scenes

Breanna Barnard

March 23, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Every superhero needs a sidekick. Batman has Robin and Mermaid Man has Barnacle Boy. At Chico State, the men's basketball team has a set of its own sidekicks. Students Lee Litvin, Jay Callis and Oscar Fullerton are first-year team managers assisting the players and helping out the coaches. These men can be found on ...

Q&A: Senior Wildcats reflect on time at Chico State

Q&A: Senior Wildcats reflect on time at Chico State

Dylan Wakefield

March 20, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

It is the important people and impactful moments that make up the special experiences that turn into memories for a college athlete. Despite an abrupt end to the 2015 season, Hannah Womack, Annie Ward, Michelle Walker and Sarah Rebibo have had accomplished careers as Wildcats. The departing...

Wildcats out of NCAA Tournament

Wildcats out of NCAA Tournament

Lars Gustafson

March 15, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team's season came to an end on Friday night with a loss to the California Baptist Lancers, 67-61. It was a close game with three Wildcat seniors finishing a four-year run at the NCAA tournament. Seniors Jordan Barton, Mike Rosaroso, and Jordan Semple combined for 92 win...

Wildcats on the prowl for playoff glory

Wildcats on the prowl for playoff glory

Julie Ortega

March 11, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

In its 100th season, the Chico State men's basketball team has made the NCAA Championship Tournament for the fourth time in a row. The Wildcats' success this season has set the team's bar high for expectations. Before clinching a spot in the playoffs, the team went on a 10-game winning streak — one of the longest since 2...

Wildcats lose in tournament finals

Wildcats lose in tournament finals

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 10, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team came up short of a conference championship against Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday night, with a final score of 62-57 in overtime. Both teams matched each other's steps in the beginning of the game. The biggest seperation between the two teams in the first half came with 7:56 left ...

Trainers key to keeping Wildcats on top of their game

Trainers key to keeping Wildcats on top of their game

Lars Gustafson

March 9, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports

If a Wildcat athlete goes down in practice or in a game, the athletic trainers of Chico State are first on the scene. Chico State's trainers are trained professionals who are passionate about sports and the health of athletes. Sergio Contreras specializes as the assistant athletic trainer for the men's baseball team, while Tyler Lesher mostl...

‘Cats advance to conference finals

‘Cats advance to conference finals

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 7, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Despite committing 21 turnovers, the Wildcats battled their way to a 72-60 victory in the semifinals against Cal State Stanislaus on Friday night. The 'Cats played tough on the defensive end. They found their rhythm on offense to jump out to a 30-20 lead with six minutes remaining in the first half. The Warriors then w...

‘Cats lose emotional game on Senior Night

‘Cats lose emotional game on Senior Night

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 6, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

On a special night that celebrated all the seniors, the Wildcats frustrating season continued as they lost to the Cal State East Bay Pioneers, 45-58. That night, seniors Annie Ward, Hannah Womack, Michelle Walker, and Sarah Rebibo entered Acker Gym for the last time in their Chico State careers...

‘Cats prepare for playoff push

‘Cats prepare for playoff push

Lars Gustafson

March 5, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

You could feel the emotion and the love for Chico State basketball when Jordan Semple had a monster block shot with 2:36 seconds remaining in the first half during Senior Night against Cal State East Bay. The Wildcats won a tough, physical game against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers, 87-61, to...

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