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Gary Towne and Chico State run the CCAA

Gary Towne and Chico State run the CCAA

Justin Couchot

November 15, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

Coach Gary Towne has finished his 22nd season as head coach of the Chico State men's and women's cross country teams. Towne coaches the distance runners year round, as he also coaches the distance runners for the track team. Towne has turned the cross country program around since taking over in 1996,...

Leader of the Pack

Leader of the Pack

Terren Pouncy

October 23, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Showcase, Sports

Kyle Medina is not your average college student. While the average college student enjoys weekends filled with alcohol and bad decisions, Medina actively enjoys recovering for his upcoming runs, researching different aspects of improving his athletic performance and watching Dragon Ball Z videos. Medin...

Wildcats secure second and place at UCR Invitational

Wildcats secure second and  place at UCR Invitational

Terren Pouncy

September 25, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State cross country team competed in their first invitational at UC Riverside Sept. 16. The Wildcats went against several other Division I programs; such as Alabama, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, Sacramento State, and Utah Valley State. The men’s team secured second place overall in the...

The ‘Cats are ready to excel this season

The ‘Cats are ready to excel this season

Terren Pouncy

September 6, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

With pretty high standards in mind, Coach Towne and the Wildcats’ plan to go big, or go home. Last season, the Wildcats’, both men and women, won California Collegiate Athletic Association titles in 2016. The men’s cross-country team has carried the CCAA title back-to-back-to-back since 2003, the...

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...

Star players shine on the court

Star players shine on the court

Cydney Nance

November 15, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

No single athlete can represent an entire team, but the players that hit game-winning shots or snag the final kill seem to stand above the rest.The Chico State athletic department is no stranger to greatness with dominant performances in the cross country, basketball, soccer and volleyball teams thi...

‘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”...

Cross Country teams finish first

Cross Country teams finish first

Gabriel Moreno

November 8, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Chico State men's and women's cross country team's set out to test its mettle Nov. 5 at the NCAA West Regional Championship but struggled to find its competition. Men's Cross CountryThe team snagged a first place finish with 45 points, easily outpacing second place Alaska Anchorage who ended with 81.S...

Full Disclosure: Student-athletes getting paid

Kenta Mcafee

October 25, 2016


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

The only difference between college athletes and high school athletes is the workload. Although the collegiate level is more competitive, with only 7.8 percent of all athletes able to compete, the players are treated the same. There is no benefit available for the athletes who suffer broken bones an...

Cross Country dominates the NCAA

Cross Country dominates the NCAA

Danielle Pubill

October 23, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Chico State men's and women's cross country teams continued the tradition of placing first at the CCAA Championships.Men's Cross Country:The men's team easily outpaced the competition to snag its 15th consecutive CCAA crown, with a final team score of 20 to prove they deserve the title of number one...

Cross Country succeeds in San Diego

Cross Country succeeds in San Diego

Cydney Nance

October 9, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Chico State cross country team had a dominant performance Oct. 8 at the Triton Invitational with both men's and women's finishing in the top three.Men's cross countryThe men's team had five of the top 10 runners cross the finish line, and had a commanding first place win. Junior Connor Fisher fini...

Full Disclosure: Cross Country

Full Disclosure: Cross Country

Kenta Mcafee

October 6, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Full Disclosure, Sports

Editor's note: Full Disclosure is a weekly analysis of the athletic program at Chico State. The Chico State cross country team has continued to dominate their league this season and rank number one in the West once again. Men's cross country The men's cross country team made history last ye...

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