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Lady ‘Cats lose in disappointing fashion

Lady ‘Cats lose in disappointing fashion

Patrick Pace

November 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team is now 0-2 after dropping double digit leads in the fourth quarter of both of their games. The latest loss was to Notre Dame de Namur University. In a game that saw senior guard and team captain Whitney Branham scored her 1000th point as a Chico State Wildcat,...

Chico State’s basketball team gets their first win

Chico State’s basketball team gets their first win

Patrick Pace

November 13, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team recorded their first win of the season against Biola University in the California Collegiate Athletic Association/Pac West Challenge. The 'Cats have had a rough week and a half. After losing to Division I opponents, Stanford and the University of Arizona, in exhibition...

Corey Silverstrom dominates the hardwood and the gaming world

Corey Silverstrom dominates the hardwood and the gaming world

Patrick Pace

November 6, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

Basketball isn't Corey Silverstrom's only aptitude. Silverstrom is also a professional gamer, which is something most people do not know about. Silverstrom, also known as “Legggit," within the competitive gaming community is a member of Team Vendetta. Silverstrom and his team have competed in M...

Wildcats plan to tap into their potential

Wildcats plan to tap into their potential

Terren Pouncy

October 9, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Wildcats finished last season with a record of 26-8 while reaching the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Championship Tournament Elite Eight, and appearing in both the CCAA (California Collegiate Athletic Association) and NCAA Championship Tournament. “Given our success the last...

The Trade heard ’round the world

The Trade heard ’round the world

Patrick Pace

August 30, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

On August 22, the NBA universe was flipped on it's head. Kyrie Irving, the starting point guard of the Cleveland Cavaliers and a top-15 player in the NBA, was traded for Boston Celtics starting point guard Isaiah Thomas, highly touted prospect Ante Zizic, and the Brooklyn Nets first round pick. The...

Wildcat photos of the year

Wildcat photos of the year

Patrick Pace

August 23, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

2017 has been a historical year for Chico State sports teams so far. From basketball to track, most Wildcat teams enjoyed a high level of success in the spring. Isaiah Ellis celebrates a win in the NCAA Championship Tournament. The now-senior forward averaged 13.2 points per game last season and emerged as one of the leading contributors...

NCAA policies are hurting student athletes

NCAA policies are hurting student athletes

Patrick Pace

April 19, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Sports

The long list of banned substances put in place by the NCAA comes with serious consequences. Regardless of whether it is a performance-enhancing or recreational drug, use of any banned substance will result in repercussions. The fallout ranges from fair to excessive, eventually ruining the career of...

Why athletes can’t use cannabis

Why athletes can’t use cannabis

April 12, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Softball, Sports

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Low attendance for sports teams

Low attendance for sports teams

Christopher Hendrickson

April 3, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports

How many teams must perform well before we start showing up to games? The answer is blowing in the wind. While the Wildcat athletic programs are performing great across the board, attendance at games does not show that. Simple math would show high performance sports programs equal high attendance numbers. ...

Looking forward to Coach Clink’s Future

Steven Hennessy

March 29, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State Men’s Basketball Team is coming off a West Regional Championship and an Elite Eight trip. As they set the school record for wins with 26 this season, none of this would not be possible without head coach Greg Clink, who may have just coached his final game on the Wildcat sidelines.It is rumore...

Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Franky Renteria and Patrick Pace

March 29, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Marvin Timothy is a sophomore starting forward for the Chico State men's basketball team. Though he had an up and down year for the Wildcats, he really came on strong during the NCAA Championship Tournament. Timothy provided energy and physicality for his team on defense and a solid post game on offense....

’Cats won the West, now what?

’Cats won the West, now what?

Patrick Pace

March 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team came together at the right time to make an improbable run in the NCAA Championship Tournament.Faced with the challenge to either rise up and win their region from an unfavorable seed or lose and end their season, the ‘Cats decided to scratch their way...

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