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Branham struggles, Ellis and McFerren with season highs in split verse Dominguez Hills

Branham struggles, Ellis and McFerren with season highs in split verse Dominguez Hills

Katalina Santamaria

January 27, 2018


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The Chico State men's basketball team continued its win streak with a 82-64 victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills Friday. Seniors Jalen McFerren and Isaiah Ellis led the Wildcats to a victory over the Toros, scoring a season high 24 points each. This is now the ’Cats fourth straight win, with no sig...

Michael Bethea: a journey

Michael Bethea: a journey

Andrew Baumgartner and Justin Couchot

January 24, 2018


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Current Reno Bighorns guard Michael Bethea Jr. has had quite a journey to get to where he is now including a memorable stop at Chico State.Bethea grew up in Staten Island, NY where he graduated from Curtis High School in 2013. After high school, Bethea went to a junior college in Fremont, CA called Ohlone...

Wildcat of the week – Corey Silverstrom

Wildcat of the week – Corey Silverstrom

Courtney Chapman

January 23, 2018


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Corey Silverstrom is a senior guard on Chico State's mens basketball team. Going into his final season with the Wildcats, Silverstrom has been explosive on the court on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Silverstrom is second in scoring and 3-pointers while averaging over 15 points per ga...

Amongst waves, Wildcats finish break strong

Amongst waves, Wildcats finish break strong

Justin Couchot

January 21, 2018


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The Wildcat men went 6-3 over the five-week stretch of winter break at Chico State that went from Dec. 16-Jan. 21, bringing them to 21-5 overall and 9-4 in conference. After three straight wins, the Wildcats fell three straight games. However, these losses were frustrating after coming at deficits...

Wildcats roll over Jacks

Wildcats roll over Jacks

Austin Schreiber

January 21, 2018


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The Chico State men’s basketball team cruised over Humboldt State on Saturday night, winning 74-36. Although there was a huge crowd at Acker Gym, there was little to no competition in the game, as the Wildcats took control early. By halftime, the score was 34-18, and the Wildcats never looked ba...

Leader of the pack

Leader of the pack

Patrick Pace

December 13, 2017


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Jalen Mcferren is a leader. He has been since his freshman year at Chico State. While most first-year Wildcat basketball players redshirt during their freshman year, Mcferren played a key role as the back-up point guard for the 2014-15 Wildcat team. He played an average of 15.5 minutes while scoring...

In Chico over break? Support your Wildcats basketball

In Chico over break? Support your Wildcats basketball

Justin Couchot

December 13, 2017


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As many know, Chico is a quiet, much slower paced and what some could say boring place for students between the time of Winter finals finishing and the start of Spring semester. All regular season games are free with a student ID making it a fun, free hangout and a way to go support your fellow Wildcats. Here's...

Wildcat of the Week- Justin Briggs

Wildcat of the Week- Justin Briggs

Justin Couchot

December 6, 2017


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Justin Briggs is a sophomore forward and center for Chico State's mens basketball team. After redshirting his freshman year, Briggs is in his third year with the team and has been strong for the Wildcats on both sides of the ball. Playing more than 20 minutes in each of the team's six games while av...

Broncos buck the Wildcats in overtime

Broncos buck the Wildcats in overtime

Marco Day

December 3, 2017


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The Chico State men's basketball team lost in double overtime to Cal Poly Pomona this Friday. The Mustangs displayed their reputation as one of the best defensive teams in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). It’s the second year the Wildcats have lost to the Mustangs. The Wildcats,...

Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Patrick Pace

November 30, 2017


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Whitney Branham is a senior on the Chico State women's basketball team. She is currently averaging 23.8 points per game on a Wildcat team that has won their first two California Collegiate Athletic Association games by an average of 15 points. She has already gone for over 30 points in a game against Hu...

‘Cats dominate the Warriors at home

‘Cats dominate the Warriors at home

Patrick Pace

November 28, 2017


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The Chico State men's basketball team won their first California Collegiate Athletic Association game of the season against Stanislaus State by a score of 73-59. The Wildcats controlled the game from start-to-finish. The game started off with the Wildcats behind 0-4, but three pointers by senior guard Cor...

Wildcats defeat Lumberjacks 77-67

Wildcats defeat Lumberjacks 77-67

Terren Pouncy

November 19, 2017


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Despite the stigma of Humboldt State being difficult to play against and their incredibly loud arena, the Chico State Wildcats defeated the Lumberjacks by 10 points. The final score was 77-67. With Saturday’s win, the Wildcats improve to a 2-1 overall.Center Isaiah Ellis scored a total of 22 p...

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