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’Cats are electric in the NCAA

’Cats are electric in the NCAA

Patrick Pace

March 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico State went from being the fourth best team in the conference to the champion of the West region of the NCAA Championship Tournament. The ’Cats utilized every player in the rotation to the best of their ability, and scoring at a more rapid pace than in the regular season.During the two games...

Should NBA players take games off?

Should NBA players take games off?

Patrick Pace

March 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Imagine this: You’re a huge fan of Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers but you live in Los Angeles. You buy tickets to watch the Cavaliers play the Clippers during the regular season. You buy yourself a Lebron jersey, pay for parking and food in the stadium, to then sit down at your seat on...

Wildcats win first round of NCAA’s

Wildcats win first round of NCAA’s

Patrick Pace

March 20, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Sophomore forward Marvin Timothy scored 12 points and provided a huge boost for the Chico State men's basketball team as they defeated Western Washington University 96-83 in the first round of the NCAA Championship Tournament. Timothy was the perfect complement to junior forward Isaiah Ellis, providing...

Best ’Cats in the West

Best ’Cats in the West

Patrick Pace

March 15, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team won the West Region of the NCAA tournament against UC San Diego thanks to the team's two starting junior players. Forward Isaiah Ellis, named the most outstanding player of the tournament, had 35 points and guard Corey Silverstrom had 21. Ellis kept the 'Cats...

Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Patrick Pace and Franky Renteria

March 7, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Isaiah Ellis is a junior forward for the Chico State men's basketball team. During his first year as a starter, Ellis averaged 12.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game and has emerged as one of the leaders of the team. He has improved as a player every year and the Wildcats will need him to show up if th...

Duncan is leaving his legacy

Duncan is leaving his legacy

Carlos Islas

March 7, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Everyone’s dream is to leave their mark on history, but very few, if ever, get the opportunity to do so. In sports the opportunity is always present but it is up to the athlete to leave their mark in one way or another, whether it be by winning championships or breaking records. Chico State senior...

Wildcats lost in the CCAA

Wildcats lost in the CCAA

Patrick Pace

March 5, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team lost in the semifinals of the CCAA Championship Tournament to the UC San Diego Tritons. The ’Cats, who were on a five game winning streak, never took the lead as the Tritons led by 16 points in the first half. Later, Chico State got the lead down to five p...

Wildcat ladies lose first round

Marc Wilson

March 4, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State Women’s basketball team's season ended in heartbreak as the team lost its first-round game of the CCAA post season tournament to Cal State East Bay. Back-to-back buckets by junior Kayla Taylor gave the Wildcats an early lead, but East Bay bounced back and find its groove to go on...

’Cats win big in the Bay

Marc Wilson

February 28, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State Men’s Basketball team heads into the postseason with a new-found momentum.After putting up 78 points in their victory over Cal State East Bay Friday, the Chico State men’s basketball team stayed red hot and scored 72 points in its 72-57 victory over Cal State Monterey Bay. The ...

Demarcus Cousins is finally free

Patrick Pace

February 24, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Sacramento Kings must have the dumbest personnel in the NBA. On Feb. 19, just minutes after the All-Star game, the Kings traded Demarcus "Boogie" Cousins, their best player by far, to the New Orleans Pelicans for two halfway-decent players, a mediocre rookie and two draft picks. A team that was ...

What makes an athlete great?

Marc Wilson

February 24, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Sports

In the sports community, a phrase we so often hear is “Oh they are destined for greatness.” But how we define and measure the greatness of an athlete?In the sports world, we have some greats: Serena Williams, Mia Hamm, Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, Cristiano Ronaldo. But, what is it that really ma...

Wildcat of the week: Whitney Branham

Wildcat of the week: Whitney Branham

Franky Renteria and Patrick Pace

February 23, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Junior guard Whitney Branham is the leading scorer for the Chico State Wildcat's women's basketball team. She averages 14.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game and is an 89 percent free throw shooter. After two losing seasons, Branham has been the most important player on a team that currently sits at 14...

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