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Star players shine on the court

Star players shine on the court

Cydney Nance

November 15, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

No single athlete can represent an entire team, but the players that hit game-winning shots or snag the final kill seem to stand above the rest.The Chico State athletic department is no stranger to greatness with dominant performances in the cross country, basketball, soccer and volleyball teams thi...

Full Disclosure: ’Cats reverse bad luck

Gabriel Moreno

November 14, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The end of the Chico State men's soccer team's season poorly reflected its effort.After going without a win in their first four games of their conference, the Wildcats turned the season around and won seven of the last eight games.The win streak propelled the Wildcats to the top of their conference, and ...

Rain doesn’t flood ’Cats performance

Rain doesn’t flood ’Cats performance

Lexi Hoedt

November 11, 2016


Filed under Golf, Soccer, Sports, Track and field

Grueling practices in the rain and fierce wind that deter shots plague the Chico State athletes in the fall and winter. Although there weren't any games that were rained out this season at Chico State, each athletic team practiced in both rain and shine this year. Senior women's golfer Bianca Armanini...

‘We Don’t Say’ campaign gains national attention

Makayla Hopkins

November 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

Although multiple signs across Chico State say “We are one university,” the attempt to raise awareness about crude words that athletes and students use has signaled a major divide. Chico State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee released a new campaign called “We Don’t Say”...

New era emerging across sports

Gabriel Moreno

November 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Legends come and go in basketball, but the remembrance of their talent on the court is what keeps them relevant. Last year, the Chico State men’s basketball team lost three seniors, including men’s basketball forward Tanner Giddings who averaged 29 minutes per game last season. Giddings ...

Men’s soccer team falls at home

Men’s soccer team falls at home

Cydney Nance

November 4, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State men's soccer team had momentum on its side in the first round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament Nov. 1 but fell 0-1 to Cal State San Bernardino.The team's competed on the Wildcats home field, where Chico State held a 6-3 record for the season. The Coyotes a...

’Cats seize top-three ranking

’Cats seize top-three ranking

Cydney Nance

November 2, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

While a 0-3-1 start to its conference may have plagued the Chico State men's soccer team, its meteoric rise to second has proven its resilience.The team had plenty of scoring power with senior forwards Omar Nuno and Rajaee DeLane returning for their final season, but had difficulty finding the back ...

Full Disclosure: Student-athletes getting paid

Kenta Mcafee

October 25, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Full Disclosure, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

The only difference between college athletes and high school athletes is the workload. Although the collegiate level is more competitive, with only 7.8 percent of all athletes able to compete, the players are treated the same. There is no benefit available for the athletes who suffer broken bones an...

Women’s soccer team ends season successfully

Women’s soccer team ends season successfully

Cydney Nance

October 24, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women's soccer team had its best performance of the season Oct. 23 against Humboldt State but had its success come too late.The team did not qualify for a postseason, as they placed eighth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association with 13 points and a 4-7-1 record. To clinch th...

Men’s soccer team extends its season

Men’s soccer team extends its season

Danielle Pubill

October 24, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

After starting with one of the worst conference records in the team's history, the Chico State men's soccer team finalized their season with a second place ranking in the California Collegiate Athletic Association and a postseason.To turn their luck around, Chico State won five-consecutive games in ...

Cheerleaders assist Chico State community

Cheerleaders assist Chico State community

Jordan Jarrell

October 24, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Soccer, Sports

Pom poms and cheers were missing from the fields of Chico State until the establishment of the Chico State cheerleading team in 2011. The team was originally founded by Rachelle Currier, who felt a lack of school spirit. The endeavor was meant to bring excitement back to the fans of Chico State athletics. The...

Chico Athletes fight against bad calls

Chico Athletes fight against bad calls

Gabriel Moreno

October 23, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

A missed foul or bad call can severely alter the outcome of a game and can rob athletes of their hours of practice and training.Even in a fair game, it's impossible not to see the occasional flop or complaint. Athletes on the field or court are guaranteed to argue with a referee during the questiona...

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