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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


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

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...

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