The Orion

Graduation Initiative hits Chico State athletes

Makayla Hopkins

December 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

The success of the California State University 2009 graduation initiative has spurred another movement for increased graduation rates. The 2009 initiative, increased Chico State's six-year graduation rates to 64 percent and cut the graduation gap between underrepresented minorities and non-under repr...

Athletes combat cold streaks

Athletes combat cold streaks

Cydney Nance

December 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Soccer, Sports

Great athletes can affect the outcome of a game just by getting hot at the right time, but after several consecutive missed plays or mistakes, athletes can enter a cold streak.These can be moments during the season when athletes fall short and don’t perform as well as usual. With the stresses ...

Dead week games are killing athlete’s grades

Gabriel Moreno

December 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Even with final projects and exams looming over them, the athletes of Chico State are still spending time on the court.The library is filled with the casualties of finals week, as students strung out on energy drinks and coffee litter the computers. As practices and games continue to pile up despite t...

Women’s basketball needs momentum win

Lexi Hoedt

December 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Full Disclosure, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team has struggled to find a win in its conference, with a 0-2 record.Despite the successful scoring nights of several players on the Wildcats roster, the team has fallen short because of turnovers and poor shooting. To avoid posting a 5-15 conference record as it did...

Referees reign over games

Cydney Nance

December 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Full Disclosure, Soccer, Sports

Since the 2012 NFL lockout, the officiating staff of sports has continued to expand the black spot on its once pristine record.It's not only football, and it's certainly not limited to the professional league. Even at the collegiate level, one bad call can determine an entire game and alter a players...

Wildcats win first conference game

Wildcats win first conference game

Cydney Nance

December 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team earned its first conference win Dec. 3 against Cal State San Marcos by scoring 40 in each half.Four members on the Wildcats roster scored 10 or more points in the 80-68 win. Junior forward Isaiah Ellis led the charge with 21 points and eight rebounds and shot a hi...

Wildcats win streak snapped

Wildcats win streak snapped

Kenta Mcafee

December 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Turnovers and frigid three-point shooting gave the Chico State men's basketball team a 56-60 loss in its Dec. 1 conference opener against UC San Diego.The loss snaps the Wildcats previous five-game win streak and leaves them with an overall record of 6-2.The Wildcats made just three of 13 shot attem...

Chico State loses second conference game

Chico State loses second conference game

Gabriel Moreno

December 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The combined effort of junior forward Jo Paine and junior guard Whitney Branham Dec. 4 couldn't lift the Chico State women's basketball team over Cal State San Marcos.The loss extends Chico State's overall season record to 5-3 and gives it a conference record of 0-2.In her 33 minutes on the court, Pa...

Women’s basketball team loses conference opener

Women’s basketball team loses conference opener

Cydney Nance

December 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team's reappearance in the fourth quarter couldn't save the team from suffering a loss in its conference opener Dec. 1 against UC San Diego. The game between the Tritons and Wildcats stayed close until the third quarter, as Chico State scored just nine points while UC ...

40 point win for Wildcats

40 point win for Wildcats

Gabriel Moreno

December 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Every player on the Chico State roster contributed to the scoring column in the men's basketball team's 95-51 win over Simpson University Nov. 28.Ten on the roster scored, but five stood out by breaking into the double digits. Junior forward Isaiah Ellis took elevated his game from behind the arc to a ...

Four game win-streak for three-point shooters

Four game win-streak for three-point shooters

Kenta Mcafee

December 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Fifteen three-pointers from the Wildcat roster gave Chico State a dominating 79-68 win in its game against Northwest Nazarene Nov. 26.Junior guard Corey Silverstrom led his team for the second straight game. In the game against Academy of Art Nov. 25, Silverstrom sank five shots from beyond the arc a...

Wildcats rain down three’s at home

Wildcats rain down three’s at home

Kenta Mcafee

December 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A storm of three-pointers led the Chico State men's basketball team to a landslide victory over the Academy of Art Nov. 25.Acting as the eye of the Wildcats hurricane offense, junior guard Corey Silverstrom remained determined throughout the game to keep his team in the lead. Silverstrom scored 24 points...

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