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Wildcats alumni take their game worldwide

Wildcats alumni take their game worldwide

Angelo Boscacci

September 29, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Transitioning from team to team can be tough, and even tougher when your new team is in another country.Amir Carraway and former teammate Sean Park underwent a life transition after both played and saw success as Chico State basketball players. Now the alumni have taken their game to the international ...

Division I basketball transfer to suit up for Chico State

Division I basketball transfer to suit up for Chico State

Nick Reddy

September 10, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

It’s still two and a half months until the men’s basketball season tips off, but Tanner Giddings has high hopes for his new team.Giddings spent the past two seasons playing for the Division I Fresno State team. This year, the 6 feet 11 inches athlete is joining the Chico State basketball team in t...

Alumnus to take on duty of assistant coach

Alumnus to take on duty of assistant coach

Ryan Grady

August 24, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

When offered the Wildcat's assistant coaching job, Lucas Gabriel has just one thing to say.“Where do I sign up?” Gabriel said. The Chico State men's basketball team will welcome back a familiar face to the sidelines this season. Gabriel, a graduate assistant from 2008-2010, will take on the role ...

Men’s basketball fights for future success

Men’s basketball fights for future success

Angelo Boscacci

April 22, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team season ended in Indianapolis at the Elite Eight. A historic season for the program is in the past and plans for a repeat of success are already in the works.The big-minute players last season will be a key component for next year, said head coach Greg Clink."Jordan Semp...

Senior guard nominated for national honor

Senior guard nominated for national honor

Sergio Sanchez

April 15, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Courtney Hamilton ended her basketball career as one of the top point guards in Chico State history. The icing on the cake was when the Women's Basketball Coaches Association honored Hamilton by placing her on the All-America Honorable Mention list for the 2013-2014 season.Hamilton was one of 40 NCA...

Community celebrates ‘Cats basketball success

benjamin marquez

April 1, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico locals, students and faculty have shown their gratitude for the men's basketball team having the best season in Chico State history. Tray Robinson, director of university diversity programs, has been watching Chico State basketball since 1989, he said. Robinson has worked with this season's team on...

Live coverage of the ’Cats in the NCAA Elite Eight

Live coverage of the ’Cats in the NCAA Elite Eight

Sergio Sanchez

March 26, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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’Cats begin Elite Eight Wednesday

’Cats begin Elite Eight Wednesday

Sergio Sanchez

March 26, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team defeated Cal State Stanislaus on March 17 to play in its first NCAA Division II Championship Tournament Elite Eight game in school history at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 in Evansville, Ind. It was the first Sweet 16 appearance in Chico State men’s basketball his...

Basketball coach reaches 100-win milestone

Basketball coach reaches 100-win milestone

Sergio Sanchez

March 25, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The 11th head coach in the 99-year history of Chico State men’s basketball became the first to win 100 games in his first six seasons. He does not look at those 100 wins as anything special or as a goal he could have accomplished without the help of his staff and team, said head coach Greg Clink....

Comeback ’Cats heading to Elite Eight

Comeback ’Cats heading to Elite Eight

Sergio Sanchez

March 17, 2014


Filed under Basketball, News

History was made once again Monday night as Chico State defeated Cal State Stanislaus 81-80 and advanced to its first Elite Eight. The 'Cats trailed the entire game until there were only 1.9 seconds remaining and Amir Carraway would hit the two biggest free-throws of his career thus far.Cal State Stanisla...

Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

Sergio Sanchez

March 16, 2014


Filed under Basketball

For the first time the Chico State men's basketball team reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championship Tournament after defeating Cal State San Bernardino 94-77.The 'Cats had split the regular season series with the Coyotes. Saturday night would be the third meeting between the two teams and it was dominate...

’Cats roll over Toros in tournament

’Cats roll over Toros in tournament

benjamin marquez

March 15, 2014


Filed under Basketball

The Wildcats got its revenge Friday against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros with a first round 90-70 tournament victory.After being knocked out by the Toros in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament last week, the ’Cats were able to bounce back in the NCAA Championship ...

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