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Chico State men’s basketball falls short in heartbreaking fashion

Chico State men’s basketball falls short in heartbreaking fashion

Wesley Harris

December 17, 2018

Chico State fails to complete its second half surge to overcome a 17-point deficit. Humboldt State converted a final second tip in off a miss to overcome the Wildcats by a score of 55-53. Chico State went to Humboldt State confidently after getting into a rhythm in its last two victories. The solid d...

Wildcat of the Week- McKena Barker

Wildcat of the Week- McKena Barker

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

December 12, 2018

McKena Barker is a Chico native that has been a part of the Chico State women's basketball team since fall of 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree in public administration in spring 2018 and is currently working on her masters for public administration. In her previous season with Chico St...

Game of genders: comparing women and men in sports

Game of genders: comparing women and men in sports

Connor Mcpherson

December 11, 2018

Sports are meant to be a unifying force. For decades, people have used sports to relax, forget about their problems and have a good time. They have the power to pull together people of different religions, races, classes and even genders. However, this is not always the case, and many athletes have c...

Chico State men’s basketball prevails in second consecutive home win

Chico State men’s basketball prevails in second consecutive home win

Wesley Harris

December 9, 2018

Chico State found their groove in their second consecutive win over Cal State East Bay. The tenacious defense from the Wildcats left East Bay flustered. Chico continued their unselfish play, finding ways to score from nearly everyone who got playing time. Chico State finally got their feet under them in th...

Wildcats women’s basketball wins third in a row

Wildcats women’s basketball wins third in a row

Ricardo Tovar

December 9, 2018

Chico State women's basketball came into Acker Gymnasium against California State University East Bay looking to extend a two-game win streak. Extend they did, beating Cal State East Bay 78-59, riding a career high of 26 points from junior guard Madison Wong. "It was a team effort, it was good team win,...

Chico State men’s basketball cruises in first win of the season

Chico State men’s basketball cruises in first win of the season

Wesley Harris

December 7, 2018

Chico State men's basketball earned their first win of the season in their home opener versus Stanislaus State with a ton to build off of. The Wildcats flipped the story of their cold spell shooting the ball and pieced together a complete game together on the defensive end.Chico State entered Thursday ...

Chico State women’s basketball comes home for a win

Chico State women’s basketball comes home for a win

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

December 7, 2018

The Chico State women’s basketball team showed that chemistry and determination on the court brings desired outcomes. The Wildcats maintained paced movement with their immaculate passing and did not allow Stanislaus State to keep up throughout the night. “This one is huge, it’s our first game...

Wildcats struggle for open shots in loss to San Francisco State

Wildcats struggle for open shots in loss to San Francisco State

Wesley Harris

December 2, 2018

Chico State men's basketball labored for open gaps in Saturday’s 65-49 loss to San Francisco State. This would only be the second game of the season for the Wildcats after having their first five games cancelled due to the Campfire. Chico State entered San Francisco after falling to UC San Diego...

Wildcats trounce Gators in first conference win

Wildcats trounce Gators in first conference win

Connor Mcpherson

December 2, 2018

Chico State women’s basketball won big on Saturday against conference rival San Francisco State, as they achieved their first win in the California Collegiate Athletic Conference. A nine point first half lead boosted the Wildcats to their fourth win overall, and improved their record to an impressive 4-...

Paradise High School athletes find solace in pro sports

Paradise High School athletes find solace in pro sports

Ricardo Tovar

November 28, 2018

People often question the validity of sports in our society; for Paradise athletes, sports was a way for them to escape the harsh reality of their situation. Many of these athletes have no place to play the sports they love and some don't have homes to go back to.#ButteStrong #PrayForParadise #Paradise...

Chico State men’s basketball falls in long-awaited season opener

Chico State men’s basketball falls in long-awaited season opener

Connor Mcpherson

November 25, 2018

A series of defensive breakdowns to start the second half proved to be the Wildcats undoing in their season opener, and despite a hard fought battle, Chico lost to University of California, San Diego 84-68 on Saturday. After a solid first half, CSU Chico looked ready to play down to the wire against the 1...

Wildcat women’s basketball host annual Tip-Off Social

Wildcat women’s basketball host annual Tip-Off Social

Ricardo Tovar

November 11, 2018

Head coach Brian Fogel's team hosted its annual Tip-Off Social that was open to the public Tuesday. Held at Bidwell Golf Course, it was a great chance for eager fans to get a look at this year's edition of the team. It was a warm and welcoming social environment. Full of happy chattering from fans a...

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