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‘Cat Bites: Tackling Super Bowl essentials

‘Cat Bites: Tackling Super Bowl essentials

Nicholas Woodard

February 1, 2014


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The greatest Sunday in the sports world is nearly upon us. In a matter of days, people across Chico and the rest of the world will be screaming at TVs, laughing at commercials and stuffing down more food than they care to remember. That’s right — it's Super Bowl Sunday. In the midst of all of this hysteria, ho...

’Cats roll through Spartans

’Cats roll through Spartans

Lee Masten

February 1, 2014


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The Wildcats completely ran through the San Jose State Spartans this Saturday en route to a 34-0 smack down. The Wildcats won possession first and within the first few minutes already had their first try by Ian McLens. The next possessions were tough but Chico State was able to keep the ball out of the Spartans’...

’Cats defeat rival Sonoma State

Sergio Sanchez

February 1, 2014


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The Chico State men's basketball team won a tough game against rival Sonoma State by a final score of 76-68.Jordan Semple scored a game-high 25 points for the 'Cats. Coming off the bench Semple also had six rebounds, blocked three shots and dished out three assists and two steals. Despite shooting 54.17% from the field for Chico State compared to 4...

’Cats dominate Seawolves at home

benjamin marquez

February 1, 2014


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In the first half, the Wildcats played safe and sound converting multiple fast breaks to find themselves up 37-28 at halftime. In the second half, the 'Cats came out aggressive and stepped the tempo up to leave the SeaWolves in the dust 79-45. Seniors Jazmine Miller and Analise Riezebos lead the...

Former football players tackle rugby

Former football players tackle rugby

Ryan Grady

January 29, 2014


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Football and rugby are both aggressive, high-energy and intense sports. It’s no surprise former football players seem to make an impression on the rugby field. For three Chico State Wildcats, the transition from football to rugby took some time, but has been successful. Juniors J.W. Davis, an agricultural business major, Bra...

Racing to the 2016 Olympic trials

Racing to the 2016 Olympic trials

Greg Silvia

January 28, 2014


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Two Wildcat alumni will be heading to the 2016 Olympic marathon trials after they scored top-10 finishes at the USA half marathon trials. Alia Gray and Kara Lubieniecki, teammates and best friends since meeting in 2007 on the Chico State campus, finished ninth and 10th respectively, at the Chevron...

Australian student keeps calm and swings on for Chico State golf team

Australian student keeps calm and swings on for Chico State golf team

Lee Masten

January 28, 2014


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A cool, calm and collected athlete out of Sydney returns to the Wildcat golf team for the upcoming season.Will Flitcroft, a 23-year-old sophomore accounting major, was born andraised in Australia. With early aspirations of coming to America, Flitcroft was drawn to Chico State to attend school and play golf. Flitcr...

New season is a fresh start for softball

New season is a fresh start for softball

Angelo Boscacci

January 27, 2014


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Last season's Chico State softball team sported an overall record of 24-24, going 14-6 at home and 8-10 on the road. But that doesn't tell the whole story. That team lost 11 seniors and added eight freshmen. Most of those freshmen started. "We were very young, but we got one win out of the ...

Wildcats wrap up weekend sweep

Wildcats wrap up weekend sweep

benjamin marquez

January 26, 2014


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The Chico State women's basketball team swept the competition this weekend going 2-0 to improve to 11-5 on the season. The Wildcats rallied behind junior guard Annie Ward's big three to prevail over Humboldt State 69-66. In the first half, the 'Cats found an early lead 15-2 to only let it slip away a...

Road win ends Wildcats’ losing skid

Road win ends Wildcats’ losing skid

Sergio Sanchez

January 26, 2014


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The Chico State men's basketball team ended its losing skid in good fashion against the Humboldt State Lumberjacks Saturday night with an 82-70 victory.Rashad Parker had a game-high 28 points, while Sean Park and Jordan Semple both added 15 points of their own. Semple also had a double-double by grabbing...

Wildcats begin road trip with victory

Wildcats begin road trip with victory

benjamin marquez

January 24, 2014


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The Chico State women's basketball team kicked off their road trip by defeating the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos 85-73 on Thursday. Senior guard Jazmine Miller dropped 17 points, six assists and four rebounds to push the Wildcats to another victory. Six Wildcats were in double figures as they buried a seas...

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