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Women’s basketball team rallies against Notre Dame

Women’s basketball team rallies against Notre Dame

Cydney Nance

November 14, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team rallied behind the incredible play of sophomore forward Natalie Valenzuela Nov. 12 to pull off a 59-44 win against Notre Dame University.Valenzuela posted double-digit scoring numbers for the second consecutive game, along with five rebounds and four blocks. V...

Men’s basketball loses first game

Men’s basketball loses first game

Kenta Mcafee

November 13, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team found its first loss of the season Nov. 12 against fourth-ranked National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school Biola. The loss marked the Wildcats first against a non-NCAA Division I or II team in 19 games since head coach Greg Clink took over the team. Despite...

Volleyball ends with best record in a decade

Volleyball ends with best record in a decade

Gabriel Moreno

November 13, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A 3-1 win Nov. 12 against the Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles capped off the season for the Chico State volleyball team. After posting a 21-6 season record and a 15-3 conference record, the team is advancing as the No. 1 seed in the CCAA Championship tournament. The team ended its season with its most...

Women’s basketball team loses first preseason game

Women’s basketball team loses first preseason game

Cydney Nance

November 11, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A double-double by junior forward Natalie Valenzuela wasn't enough to lift the Wildcats over Dominican Univerisity Nov. 11. Valenzuela had 14 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four blocks in 33 minutes to snag the first double-double of her career. Despite the successful performance of Valenzuela,...

Briggs’ blocks lead to comeback

Briggs’ blocks lead to comeback

Gabriel Moreno

November 11, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

One hundred percent shooting from the field, nine rebounds and five blocks from first-year center Justin Briggs led the Wildcats to a comeback win Nov. 11 against the Concordia University Irvine Eagles. After ending the first half trailing 21-35, the Wildcats were able to improve their shooting and...

‘We Don’t Say’ campaign gains national attention

Makayla Hopkins

November 8, 2016


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

Although multiple signs across Chico State say “We are one university,” the attempt to raise awareness about crude words that athletes and students use has signaled a major divide. Chico State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee released a new campaign called “We Don’t Say”...

New era emerging across sports

Gabriel Moreno

November 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Legends come and go in basketball, but the remembrance of their talent on the court is what keeps them relevant. Last year, the Chico State men’s basketball team lost three seniors, including men’s basketball forward Tanner Giddings who averaged 29 minutes per game last season. Giddings ...

Men’s basketball team misses upset

Men’s basketball team misses upset

Gabriel Moreno

November 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A 36-point loss last season to Arizona State left the Wildcats yearning for revenge.The Chico State men's basketball team was unable to overcome Arizona State Nov. 6 and fell 70-78. It wasn't a lack of effort on the Wildcats part. Chico State led 40-37 by the end of the first half and had the largest l...

Full Disclosure: Men’s basketball team returns strong

Full Disclosure: Men’s basketball team returns strong

Jordan Jarrell

November 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Full Disclosure, Sports

Despite the lack of veteran players, the men’s basketball team went 22-7 and made it to the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament and NCAA Tournament last season. The team tacked on some impressive players and chose to utilize its key returners who can stabilize the team. Senior...

Women’s basketball team outscored by the Broncos

Cydney Nance

November 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The women's basketball team was unable to overcome the offense of the Santa Clara Broncos in their second exhibition game Nov. 5 but did prove the efficiency of its bench players.Of the 68 points that Chico State scored, 35 came from off the bench and had a high percentage from the free throw line, wit...

‘Cats pour buckets on firestorm in Arizona

‘Cats pour buckets on firestorm in Arizona

Gabriel Moreno

November 6, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team was evenly matched by Arizona Christian University Nov. 4 but managed to come away with a narrow win.The teams both shot 44 percent in the game, going 22-50. The game was primarily decided by the three-point battle and the points at the charity stripe. Chico Sta...

Chico State wins opening Exhibition

Chico State wins opening Exhibition

Esther Briggs

November 4, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A 57 point win for the Chico State men's basketball team is only one small indicator of how it will do in the upcoming season.Currently ranked sixth in the nation, the team played against Future College Nov. 1 in its first exhibition game of the year. The result was a 108-51 victory with every Wildcat o...

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