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Chico State Rowing Club glides toward success

Chico State Rowing Club glides toward success

Jordyn Provence

September 10, 2013


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Dedication. It’s a word that most accurately describes being part of the Chico State Rowing Club. Members say the club, which started in 2011, is in the third year of a journey to become something great for Chico State. The club is made up of two teams, which are broken down into two levels ...

@ChicoState uses power of #socialmedia to connect fans, school sports

TaylorMaddox

September 10, 2013


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The Chico State athletics department hopes you’ll accept its friend request this season. Please adjust your Twitter feeds accordingly. Starting this fall, Chico State students can expect to see a lot more of Wildcat sports news while navigating their favorite social media platforms. It’s all...

Behind the scenes: From athlete to assistant

Nicholas Woodard

September 10, 2013


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Behind every well-oiled sports team, there’s a hard-working coach making all the right moves. And behind that coach, an assistant coach working just as hard. “It’s a lot to handle,” said Zach Bradford, the assistant men’s soccer coach at Chico State. “It’s my first fall semester as the head assistant coa...

Men's golf in middle of the pack going into final round

Men's golf in middle of the pack going into final round

Jordyn Provence

September 10, 2013


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Kicking off the year, the Chico State men's golf are in sixth place at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, hosted by Washington State University. After two rounds of three, the Wildcats are still hanging with the 12-team field, which consists of a majority of Division I schools. Ali...

Wildcats head to Hawaii, hope for encouraging start to regular season

Wildcats head to Hawaii, hope for encouraging start to regular season

Megan Asel

September 7, 2013


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After practicing intensely for a few weeks, the Chico State women’s volleyball team is prepped for the start of the regular season. The 2013 season starts off Thursday with a trip to the Hawaii Invitational in Honolulu. The Wildcats have been preparing for a great season and started practicing a week before school. Their ...

Freshman runner has sights set on competition

Freshman runner has sights set on competition

Ariel Hernandez

September 7, 2013


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Running an average of 70 miles per week isn’t for the faint of heart, and the opportunity to join Chico State’s championship-winning cross-country and track teams isn’t for couch potatoes. Luckily, 19-year-old freshman Kyle Medina is neither. He’s ready to run his first year for both of ...

Experienced men’s golf team sets lofty goals

Experienced men’s golf team sets lofty goals

Jordyn Provence

September 7, 2013


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After ending the 2012-13 season two shots away from reaching nationals, the Chico State men’s golf team is looking nowhere but up. The roster last year consisted of 13 players, nine of whom were freshmen. For most, the year provided growth, learning and an opportunity to gain experience play...

Ballin’ in Holland

Greg Silvia

September 7, 2013


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Basketball lovers in the Netherlands will soon be checking their maps to find the little city of Chico thanks to former Chico State center Jason Conrad. Conrad, who was a major presence in the paint for the Chico State men’s basketball team during his four years as a Wildcat, recently signed up to play professional...

Men’s soccer team shuts out non-conference foe

Greg Silvia

August 31, 2013


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In a final tune-up for the start of the season, the Chico State men’s soccer team took on William Jessup Wednesday in a scrimmage game at University Stadium. Junior midfielder Joachim Gasmi got the scoring started in the ninth minute, setting the tone for the rest of the game.  The ’Cats domi...

Women return to Chico State to celebrate, receive block C’s

Benjamin Mullin

August 31, 2013


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When a few of her teammates were griping about warm-up shorts that didn’t fit right last week, Briana Furner reminded them not to take anything for granted. Furner, a goalkeeper for the Chico State women’s soccer team, told her teammates they were lucky to have uniforms. And money for team dinn...

Former Wildcat scores big for US soccer team

Brett Appley

August 31, 2013


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Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard are three of the best and most recognized names in American soccer. After a strong professional run with both his club and the national team, former Wildcat striker Chris Wondolowski may be on his way to similar stardom. In a recent stint with the U.S. natio...

Men hope to improve on strong season, women field 14 new recruits

Greg Silvia

August 31, 2013


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Riding a 14-game unbeaten streak into the championship of the California Collegiate Athletic Association, the ’Cats had their sights set on their second CCAA Championship in the last ten years and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. However, two late goals by Cal State Stanislaus in the final 13 minutes cos...

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