The Orion

Inside the life of an athlete

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Marc Wilson

March 8, 2017

Nothing makes an athlete happier than playing the sport they love, whether it is preparing for the upcoming season with offseason workouts or stepping out onto the field or court to open the season. There's just something about those sweaty workout shirts, the double practice days and the bruises all...

Men’s basketball team holds promise this season

Makayla Hopkins

December 11, 2016

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...

Women’s basketball needs momentum win

Lexi Hoedt

December 8, 2016

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

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...

Full Disclosure: Men’s basketball team returns strong

Sophomore guard Nate Ambrosini shoots in the paint during a scrimmage on the Wildcats home court. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Jordan Jarrell

November 7, 2016

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...

Full Disclosure: Women’s basketball look towards leaders for success

Gabriel Moreno

October 31, 2016

A heartbreaking six-game losing streak finished off the Chico State women's basketball team last year and left them with a 5-15 conference record. The team tied for last place in its conference and had most of its problems on the road with a 1-9 away record. A lack of defense allowed other teams to...

Full Disclosure: Student-athletes getting paid

Kenta Mcafee

October 25, 2016

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...

NCAA foggy on concussion policies

First-year goalkeeper Caylin Stanley is brought to the ground after attempting to clear the goal. Photo credit: Makayla Hopkins

Cydney Nance

October 13, 2016

Editor’s note: Full Disclosure is a weekly analysis of athletics concerning programs at Chico State. Concussions aren't limited to football, and they don't usually stop at one. Athletes are 41 percent more likely to have another concussion after their first, according to a study done by Cedarv...

Full Disclosure: Cross Country

Junior Falco DiGiallonardo leads the men's cross country practice as they prepare for their upcoming tournament. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Kenta Mcafee

October 6, 2016

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...

Women’s Golf still unsteady

Nick Green watches his golfer during a 'Cats practice. Photo Courtesy of Nick Green

Kenta Mcafee

October 3, 2016

The women's golf team has gotten off to a shaky start this season, with a third and seventh place finish in the first two tournaments of the year. The team is lead by senior Abbey McGrew who has two top ten finishes this season and had a career-best finish in the Academy of Art invitational by snagging...

Men’s golf team picking up the slack

The Chico State men's golf team opens up their season at the Saint Martin's Invitational. Photo Courtesy of TL Brown.

Kenta Mcafee

October 2, 2016

The Chico State men's golf team has succeeded early in their season, with a first and a second place finish in their first two invitationals. The success the 'Cats have enjoyed comes in spite of recently losing their head coach TL Brown. The team was ranked first in the nation after their performance...

Volleyball team finds success early

The Chico State women's volleyball team prepares for a serve during their home game. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Gabriel Moreno

September 29, 2016

The Chico State women's volleyball team opened up their season with an impressive 6-3 record and has expanded upon it by going 2-0 in the CCAA. The 'Cats owe their success primarily to the lethal combination of their junior outside hitter Olivia Mediano, and their senior setter Torey Thompson. Mediano...

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