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Striving to Improve

Striving to Improve

Patrick Pace

August 28, 2017


Filed under Soccer

The Chico State men's soccer team begins its season on Aug. 31 against Seattle Pacific University. The Wildcats hope to go even further than they did in their up-and-down season last year. Last season, Chico State started off conference play with three losses before rising up and winning seven of...

Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Patrick Pace and Franky Renteria

April 11, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

How long have you been playing soccer?"I grew up playing my whole life. My mom used to push me around in a stroller at my family member's soccer practices before I could walk, so soccer has always been a huge part of my life." Why did you decide to join the club soccer team?"I decided to join because ...

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. ...

Valentine’s Day? More like Champions League Day

Carlos Islas

February 15, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

If you didn't have a significant other or your friends weren't into the idea of celebrating Valentine’s Day, do not fret there is something that can fill the void in your heart. After two months of inactivity the highly competitive and highly watched UEFA Champions ...

Professionals deserve mercy

Jordan Jarrell

December 13, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Sports

A single bad night can haunt an organization in any sport, and to prevent it, there should be a standard mercy rule. Getting beaten by 13 points in baseball is devastating to athletes, coaches and the team itself and takes the competition out of a game. At a certain point, it becomes clear that a team...

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...

Athletes combat cold streaks

Athletes combat cold streaks

Cydney Nance

December 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Soccer, Sports

Great athletes can affect the outcome of a game just by getting hot at the right time, but after several consecutive missed plays or mistakes, athletes can enter a cold streak.These can be moments during the season when athletes fall short and don’t perform as well as usual. With the stresses ...

The big three leave Chico

Jordan Jarrell

December 8, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

It took the experience of the Chico State men's soccer team's most veteran players to end the three-year California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament drought.Behind fowards Rajaee DeLane and Omar Nuno, the Wildcats hit a scoring gold mine to dominate the CCAA through offensive power with an 8-...

Women’s soccer sendoff

Women’s soccer sendoff

Gabriel Moreno

December 8, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women's soccer team will be losing important members of its roster in the next season, with five players graduating from the team.Among the talent leaving the Wildcats is forward Lindsay Dias, a four-year veteran of the team. Dias was a defensive nightmare for opposing teams during th...

The price of coaching

Lexi Hoedt

December 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Soccer, Softball, Sports

Through grueling practices and long seasons, the only person more dedicated to their team than the players are the coaches.Although coaches might put in the same amount of work, the difference in salaries between men and women are reflected even when leading a team.Coaches in women's sports make an a...

Referees reign over games

Cydney Nance

December 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Full Disclosure, Soccer, Sports

Since the 2012 NFL lockout, the officiating staff of sports has continued to expand the black spot on its once pristine record.It's not only football, and it's certainly not limited to the professional league. Even at the collegiate level, one bad call can determine an entire game and alter a players...

’Cats wins five consecutive games

Gabriel Moreno

November 23, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team earned its longest winning streak since 2014 Nov. 22 with a win over Fresno Pacific University.The Wildcats dominated the first three-quarters of play, outscoring Fresno 75-46. The almost 30 point lead came from the incredible shooting performance from the free-...

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