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Wildcats send Lucky Loggers packing

Marvin Timothy slams the ball in against Humboldt State Saturday night. Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 3, 2019

Unfair calls and Humboldt State's aggressive defense was what Chico State faced Saturday night at Acker Gymnasium. It showed what the team was truly capable of as the Wildcats gutted out a 67-65 win over the Lucky Loggers. “Everyone stepped up, everyone played well it wasn’t a one person shine,”...

Wildcats lose overtime thriller to Humboldt State

Natalie Valenzuela shoots the layup against Humboldt State Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Matthew Ferreira

February 3, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats women’s basketball team lost a very close game in overtime Saturday night to Humboldt State. The Wildcats were a little slow offensively out of the gate and Humboldt took advantage of that, resulting in a 72-76 loss at Acker Gymnasium. Their junior guard Madeline Hatch was...

Wildcat Rumble: The boys are back in town

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots gestures at the line of scrimmage during the first half against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Ricardo Tovar

February 2, 2019

Welcome to the second Wildcat Rumble of the spring semester! Sports editor of The Orion Ricardo Tovar is joined by Andrew Baumgartner (former sports editor of The Orion) and Alex Grant (former managing editor of The Orion). They discuss the Super Bowl, the NBA regular season and their trade rumors, ...

Wildcats rally late to stun Cal State San Marcos

McKenna Barker taking point against California State University, San Marcos Saturday Jan. 26, 2019. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Matthew Ferreira

January 27, 2019

The Chico State women’s basketball team found themselves in a hotly contested game against Cal State San Marcos on Saturday night. The game got off to a quick start when both offenses combined for 36 points in the first period to tie the game at 18-18. The Wildcats got off to a great start in the...

Chico State men’s basketball fall to number one ranked UC San Diego

Senior Marvin Timothy dunks the ball against UC San Diego, Thursday night at Acker Gymnasium. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Noah Andrews

January 25, 2019

Home court advantage didn't help much last night as the Chico State Wildcats fell to UC San Diego 78-57, adding to their consecutive loss streak now at four games. From the outset, Chico struggled to string stops together, allowing the Tritons to convert 60.7 percent of their looks from the field...

Chico State women’s basketball win streak snapped at four to UC San Diego

Senior Natalie Valenzuela shots the second of her free-throws against UC San Diego Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Brandon Downs

January 25, 2019

Chico State women's basketball team fights and comes up short against UC San Diego Wednesday night at Acker Gymnasium, putting an end to their four-game win streak. The Wildcats got on the board first with a 3-pointer but the Tritons quickly locked down their defense by outscoring the Wildcats 17-7...

The WNBA looks for expansion

Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury has received lucrative offers to play overseas. Photo by M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

December 18, 2018

The disparity that the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) players face has finally gotten the spotlight in a recent collective bargaining agreement opt out.It is no shock that some of the most successful players in the league only get a fraction of what an NBA player sees on their paycheck....

Winning streak continues for Chico State women’s basketball

Chico State huddles up during a break in the action against Cal State East Bay in this archived photo. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Connor Mcpherson

December 17, 2018

Humboldt State fans had a lot to cheer about in their matchup with the Wildcats. After 36 minutes of play the Lumberjacks held a consistent lead, not giving it up once to the Wildcats. However, at this point it was also clear that the Wildcats wanted to send these fans home upset, and did so by saving ...

Chico State men’s basketball falls short in heartbreaking fashion

Chico State looks to rebound the ball against Stanislaus State in this archived photo. Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

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

McKena Barker is a senior, leader, rebounding specialist and this week's Wildcat of the Week. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

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

Jack Emanuel and Teddy Kassa participate in the NCAA championships in Pittsburgh. Image courtesy of Gary Towne.

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

Kevin Warren and Isaiah Brooks operating the Chico State offense against Cal State East Bay on Saturday. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

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...

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