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1-16 upset tops March Madness upsets as Villanova takes home National Championship

1-16 upset tops March Madness upsets as Villanova takes home National Championship

Courtney Chapman

April 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

The 2018 March Madness certainly lived up to its name. The tournament was full of upset wins, many surprises and history being made. Last time you checked in, March Madness was moving into the Elite Eight which consisted of: No. 1 seed Kansas University and No. 2 seed Duke from the Midwestern confere...

Chico State golf plays well at last tournament before CCAA Championships

Chico State golf plays well at last tournament before CCAA Championships

Andrew Baumgartner

April 4, 2018


Filed under Golf, Mobile Headlines, Sports

The Chico State men's golf team placed fourth out of 13 teams at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational in Turlock on Tuesday.The Chico State women's golf team meanwhile placed sixth out of 13 teams at the Sonoma State Spring Invitational in Rohnert Park on Tuesday. The men were led by Christopher Colla who finish...

Wildcat of the Week: Wendy Cardinali

Wildcat of the Week: Wendy Cardinali

Katalina Santamaria

April 4, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase, Softball, Sports, Video, Wildcat of the Week

Wendy Cardinali is the starting shortstop and leadoff hitter for Chico State's softball team. Cardinali is a transfer student from Division I Fresno State who is in her junior year as a kinesiology major. Cardinali has been a big part of the successful Wildcat offense this season. She has 35 hits on...

Getting involved with the great outdoors through Chico State’s Adventure Outings

Getting involved with the great outdoors through Chico State’s Adventure Outings

Courtney Chapman

April 3, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

If you're like me and like trying new things but hate being that person that doesn't know what they're doing, then Adventure Outings is for you! Chico State offers this unique outdoor recreation program to students and community members alike. "The trips offer a really wide variety of opti...

Top five moments from MLB opening weekend

Top five moments from MLB opening weekend

Austin Schreiber

April 2, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

1. Ian Happ hits a home run on the 1st pitch of the 2018 MLB season.Cubs center fielder Ian Happ got the 2018 MLB season off to an exciting start by homering on the very first pitch of the game. Marlins pitcher Jose Urena tried to throw a first pitch fastball over the plate, and Happ jumped all over it, launching the ball over th...

Track and field continues strong season with first place finishes in San Francisco, Stanford

Track and field continues strong season with first place finishes in San Francisco, Stanford

Andrew Baumgartner

April 1, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports, Track and field

The Chico State track and field team participated in the Stanford Invitational and the San Francisco State Distance Carnival over the weekend, once again finishing at the top in several events. Chico State was led again by Tyler Arroyo in the high jump. Arroyo placed first in the high jump at the...

Outdoors column: The fantastic Feather Falls

Outdoors column: The fantastic Feather Falls

Courtney Chapman

April 1, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Sports

The sun beats down on your back and face, creating a warm sensation while you hear the faint crash of the waterfall you are approaching. As you come around the corner, an immense 400-foot high waterfall bursts out from the top of the mountain. This is Feather Falls.The hike up to Feather Falls is a local fa...

Chico State men’s rugby defeats Stanford 66-19 to advance to championship Sunday

Chico State men’s rugby defeats Stanford 66-19 to advance to championship Sunday

Andrew Baumgartner

March 31, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The No. 1 ranked Chico State men's rugby team defeated Stanford 66-19 Saturday afternoon thanks to the teams execution of their game plan. The last time Chico State faced Stanford they beat them 34-14 in Palo Alto, with a 26-0 run to end the game for the Wildcats, according to pacwestrugby.com. Saturday's...

Wildcats rally late to take second game and split doubleheader

Wildcats rally late to take second game and split doubleheader

Noah Enns

March 31, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State baseball team split today's doubleheader with Cal State Los Angeles. The Wildcats lost the first game by a score of 8-4 and won the second game by a score of 3-1.Chico State was able to end a four game losing streak in the second game and will look to split the series with Cal State LA ...

Chico State hosts Stanford in Pacific Western Rugby Conference Championship playoffs

Chico State hosts Stanford in Pacific Western Rugby Conference Championship playoffs

Noah Enns

March 30, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The No. 1 Chico State men's rugby club is hosting the Pacific Western Rugby Conference Championship this weekend. The Wildcats first square off against No. 4 seed Stanford at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Wildcats are 6-1 on the season, including a 34-14 regular season win over Stanford on March 10. "Every time S...

Wildcats softball outscores Dominguez Hills 23-3 in doubleheader to improve to 33-3

Wildcats softball outscores Dominguez Hills 23-3 in doubleheader to improve to 33-3

Katalina Santamaria

March 30, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team continue to show their fans why they are the No.3 ranked Division II team in the nation. The Wildcats won both games of Thursday's doubleheader against Cal State Dominguez Hills by mercy rule winning game one 9-1 and following that with a 14-2 victory in game two.The mercy rul...

Blakeman’s big day not enough to get Wildcat’s baseball the win

Blakeman’s big day not enough to get Wildcat’s baseball the win

Austin Schreiber

March 29, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State baseball team began their road trip with a 4-7 loss to Cal State Los Angeles in LA. Casey Costello started the game for the Wildcats and gave up five runs, four earned over 5 1/3 innings. Sloppy defense has haunted Chico State recently, as they have now made 17 errors in the past four...

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