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Healthy diet crucial for athletic success

Healthy diet crucial for athletic success

Jordyn Provence

October 1, 2013


Filed under Sports

The decisions an athlete makes in the kitchen are just as important as the actions they take on the field. Without a healthy diet, Chico State’s athletes can’t perform at their highest levels. Cody Levar, a junior health administration major, leads a very healthy lifestyle to bolster his ...

Ultimate spirit

Ultimate spirit

Sergio Sanchez

October 1, 2013


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A group of women at Chico State who play a sport that combines the cardiovascular exertion of soccer, the technique of football and the communication skills of basketball. The sport? Ultimate Frisbee. The players on the Chico State women’s ultimate Frisbee team take this sport very seriously. Their...

Bonding transforms teams into family

Bonding transforms teams into family

Ben Marquez

October 1, 2013


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Team synergy is a big part of a successful season for most teams and welcoming new teammates and team leadership is very important to the cohesiveness of the squad. There are always groups of players from any given team bonding with one another on campus, but what do these athletes do off the court a...

Redshirting brings many benefits

Redshirting brings many benefits

Greg Silvia

October 1, 2013


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No athlete wants to sit out a year of competition during their collegiate career, but it’s the nature of college athletics. It's know as redshirting, the delay of an athlete’s participation in order to lengthen his or her period of eligibility.The NCAA allows student-athlete’s five academic...

Rivalries keep Wildcats vigilant

Thembiso Mawema

October 1, 2013


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Every season, there’s always one game everybody on the team has been waiting for. It’s marked by packed stadiums, pumped-up players, anxious coaches and wild fans. The cause of this anticipation, attendance and temporary t? Chico State’s rivalry game. Rashad Parker, who plays on the Chico...

Men’s golf team braves harsh weather, snag third place on first day of two-day tournament

Men’s golf team braves harsh weather, snag third place on first day of two-day tournament

Jordyn Provence

September 30, 2013


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The Chico State men's golf team came out in third place of 15 teams on Monday after the first two rounds of the Golfweek Division II Fall Invitational at the Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Ore. The Wildcats, ranked No. 12, braved through cold, windy weather collectively shooting 43-over par. Tra...

From Chico State to Candlestick, superstition makes the sports world go 'round

Taylor Maddox

September 30, 2013


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During his NBA career, Michael Jordan wore his college practice shorts underneath his uniform because he claimed it brought him good luck. Retired NFL linebacker Brian Urlacher ate two chocolate chip cookies before every game — no more, no less. Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Steve Kline never...

‘Cats top no. 14 ranked Cal State Dominguez Hills

Greg Silvia

September 30, 2013


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The Chico State men’s soccer team got back into the win column Sunday with a 2-1 victory over the Toros of Cal State Dominguez Hills. Joachim Gasmi got the scoring started for the Wildcats in the 26th minute on a rebound off the keeper. The ’Cats got another goal seven minutes later by Jake Ward ...

Men’s and women’s cross-country teams impress in Stanford

Thembiso Mawema

September 29, 2013


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Both the men's and women's Chico State cross-country teams impressed once again on Saturday at the Stanford Invitational. The men’s team finished in second against non Division I teams and finished third among the entire field. The women's team turned heads by winning the non-Division I portion...

Women’s volleyball team falls to UC San Diego

Women’s volleyball team falls to UC San Diego

Ben Marquez

September 29, 2013


Filed under Sports

The Chico State women's volleyball team lost three of four games in Saturday's match against No. 10 ranked UC San Diego. In the first game, the Wildcats came out determined and won 25-20. In the second game, the 'Cats started off slow and lost 18-25, as the Tritons evened up the match at one game apiece. In the third game, the Wildcats...

Wildcats score in overtime, snap winless streak

Nicholas Woodard

September 29, 2013


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Danielle Leiva scored a header in overtime Sunday to break the Chico State women’s soccer team’s four-game winless streak with a 2-1 win over Cal State Dominguez Hills.The Wildcats played a scoreless first period, despite a pair of shots on goal from Leiva and one from Courtlynn Cerrito. Cal ...

Mountain biking: Edging theft

Mountain biking: Edging theft

Nicholas Woodard

September 29, 2013


Filed under News, Sports

Mountain biking takes determination. Determination to make it through that tough trail. And sometimes, determination to sprint down the middle of the street after the thief of your beloved mountain bike. These are two vastly different examples, but they both portray themes of determination and resilience. These themes are especially true for Chico’s m...

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