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‘Cats win in a thriller

‘Cats win in a thriller

Patrick Pace

February 2, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Freshman Justin Briggs scored a season-high 19 points in 22 minutes of action in a win over the Cal State San Bernadino Coyotes Jan. 27 at home. Briggs set the tone early with two huge dunks with 14 points in the first half, and led his team throughout the game along with junior guard Jalen Mcferren. A...

‘Cats struggle in Coyote territory

Katalina Santamaria

January 23, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After three straight wins at home, the Chico States women’s basketball team started the new year with a tough loss against Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes. Despite a slow start, the 'Cats were able to come close to the Coyotes, but ended up falling short, losing 58-63. Coyotes dominated the g...

Altheles celebrate holidays on the court

Altheles celebrate holidays on the court

Jordan Jarrell

December 14, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

While students are watching their calendars and counting down the days until winter break begins, basketball players at Chico State are practicing for their upcoming games. Student-athletes don’t always have the luxury of going home to see their families during the season, according to junior forward...

Professionals deserve mercy

Jordan Jarrell

December 13, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Sports

A single bad night can haunt an organization in any sport, and to prevent it, there should be a standard mercy rule. Getting beaten by 13 points in baseball is devastating to athletes, coaches and the team itself and takes the competition out of a game. At a certain point, it becomes clear that a team...

Men’s basketball team holds promise this season

Makayla Hopkins

December 11, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Full Disclosure, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team is sacrificing its winter break to defend its home court. The team currently holds a 7-2 overall record and is 1-1 in its conference. The Wildcats' two losses came from the top competitors they have faced this year, the University of Arizona Wildcats and the San...

Men’s basketball remains perfect at home

Men’s basketball remains perfect at home

Gabriel Moreno

December 10, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A double-double by junior guard Jalen McFerren Dec. 9 snagged the Wildcats a 96-73 win over Humboldt State.The team's competed for the 200th time, but the 23 point win was the largest margin between them in over 20 years. Chico State improved its overall season record to 8-2 and conference record to...

Frigid from three leads to third loss

Frigid from three leads to third loss

Makayla Hopkins

December 10, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Only three of 19 three-point attempts fell for the Chico State women's basketball team Dec. 9 game against Humboldt State. Along with the 15 percent shooting from beyond the arc, Chico State also committed 21 turnovers in its 42-44 loss. The inability to take advantage of their possessions and ineffective...

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...

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