The Orion

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...

‘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...

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