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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...

Men’s basketball is bouncing back

Patrick Pace

February 20, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Robert Duncan scored 18 points on 7-13 shooting and led the Wildcats to a convincing win against Cal State Stanislaus in the last regular season home game of his career.It was senior night for Duncan and forward Michael Bethea Jr. They opened the game by scoring 8 eight points for the ‘Cats. The ̵...

Women’s basketball third straight loss

Patrick Pace

February 20, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team dropped it's second game in a row to Cal State Stanislaus, making their next two games crucial if they want to participate in the postseason tournament. The Wildcats opened the game up strong, scoring the first 11 points and sending the Warriors into a panic....

Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Patrick Pace

February 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Jalen Mcferren is the starting point guard for the Chico State men's basketball team. He is averaging almost 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. He is also shooting 91 percent from the free throw line.Though his team has lost 3 games in a row, it is to no fault of Mcferren. He is one of th...

The ‘Cats on a losing streak

Marc Wilson

February 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats has lost three games in a row and its grip on first place in conference, with its last game to the Cougars of Cal State San Marcos. Junior guard, Jalen McFerren started out by scoring 9 of the 'Cats first 11 points. The Cougars dominated the first-half with a 13-0 run, setting them up for a 3...

Women’s basketball is on the right track

Women’s basketball is on the right track

Patrick Pace

February 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After two 10-16 seasons, Chico State women's basketball seems to be trending in the right direction again. The Wildcats are currently 14-8 overall with a 9-3 record at home and are currently in 7th place in the CCAA. They could have a chance to go to the CCAA postseason tournament for the first time in...

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