The Orion

‘Cats thrives after losing 2 top players and a coach

‘Cats thrives after losing 2 top players and a coach

Patrick Pace

April 25, 2017


Filed under Golf, Sports

Despite their losses, the Wildcats have managed to head into the postseason ranked 25th in the nation by Golfweek and 26th by Golfstat. Even though the team struggled in a few tournaments, they were able to keep their season going due to a few key players..Colby DeanColby Dean has had a great season so...

Low attendance for sports teams

Low attendance for sports teams

Christopher Hendrickson

April 3, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports

How many teams must perform well before we start showing up to games? The answer is blowing in the wind. While the Wildcat athletic programs are performing great across the board, attendance at games does not show that. Simple math would show high performance sports programs equal high attendance numbers. ...

The longest season in college sports

The longest season in college sports

Christopher Hendrickson

March 6, 2017


Filed under Golf, Sports

Staying fine tuned throughout the golf season is not an easy task. Practices start in late August, tournaments begin in the fall and the season makes its way through May when the NCAA championships begin.I stopped by to have a chat with the men’s golf coach, Nick Green, this past week to check in ...

Golf star Colby Dean is moving up

Golf star Colby Dean is moving up

Christopher Hendrickson

February 28, 2017


Filed under Golf, Sports

Colby Dean, Junior, is on his way up and has been since he first been since he stepped onto the Chico State campus. Dean moved from Idaho to Chico with intent to play golf for the Wildcats, and equal intent to help himself and the team be their absolute best.   As a true freshman, Dean was...

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...

Rain doesn’t flood ’Cats performance

Rain doesn’t flood ’Cats performance

Lexi Hoedt

November 11, 2016


Filed under Golf, Soccer, Sports, Track and field

Grueling practices in the rain and fierce wind that deter shots plague the Chico State athletes in the fall and winter. Although there weren't any games that were rained out this season at Chico State, each athletic team practiced in both rain and shine this year. Senior women's golfer Bianca Armanini...

‘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”...

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...

Men’s golf team finishes 12th

Gabriel Moreno

October 21, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State men's golf team had its worst performance of the season at the Otter Invitational Oct. 18, with a 40-over par 904 to place 12th.Junior Colby Dean led the team's effort with a 22nd place finish and was the only Wildcat to crack the top 25. Dean struggled in the second round of the tourn...

Women’s Golf team snags third

Cydney Nance

October 21, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women's golf team snagged a third place finish at the Sonoma Fall Invitational Oct. 21 with a 615 collective stroke total.Senior Bianca Armanini had her first top 10 finish of the season and sixth of her career by placing fourth with a 5-over par 149. Armanini led the tournament in the fi...

Men’s golf team struggles early

Jordan Jarrell

October 18, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State men’s golf team had its least successful opening day Oct. 17 at the Otter Invitational, after shooting 23-over par to place 12th. The team has maintained an almost perfect record this year, with two first-place finishes and one second-place finish. The Wildcats have not failed t...

Women’s golf team places second at Sonoma State

Cydney Nance

October 18, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women’s golf team had its strongest showing of the season in the Sonoma State Fall Invitational, with a second place finish in the first round. The team has yet to find its stride this season as its placed fourth twice and snagged seventh once. The team led the tournament with 14 birdies an...

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