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Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Patrick Pace

November 30, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

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...

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

  Christopher Hendrickson can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_sports on Twitter....

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. ...

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