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Men’s basketball team incorporates yoga into practices

Men’s basketball team incorporates yoga into practices

December 8, 2015


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Four years ago, yoga instructor Rex Stromness introduced yoga to the Chico State men’s basketball team as a way to prevent injuries on the court. Every preseason now consists of seven weeks devoted to hour-long yoga sessions twice a week. Since then, head coach Greg Clink has seen a big improvement in...

Women’s basketball team loses 47-49 to San Francisco State

Women’s basketball team loses 47-49 to San Francisco State

December 8, 2015


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After winning its first four games of the season, the Chico State women’s basketball team ventured into the "City by the Bay" to take on San Francisco State in the California Collegiate Athletic Association opener for both teams last Friday night. Despite shooting 30.5 percent from the field, the Wildcats led for the majority of the game and found themselves in a ...

Women’s basketball team loses to Cal State East Bay 45-69

Women’s basketball team loses to Cal State East Bay 45-69

December 7, 2015


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The Chico State women's basketball team lost its second consecutive CCAA game against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers 45-69 on Dec. 5.The team now sits at 4-2 overall and remains winless at 0-2 in CCAA conference play. The team ranks 11th overall in the conference. First Quarter- The Wildcats led for most of the first quarter, going up by six midway th...

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


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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...

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