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Concussions have repercussions

Concussions have repercussions

Makayla Hopkins

October 18, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The NFL isn't alone in the battle against concussions. College athletic programs are following in the league's footsteps to create a safer game for their athletes.The NCAA Executive Committee adopted its Concussion Policy and Legislation in April 2010. The policy requires all affiliated schools to ha...

Women’s soccer team strives for win

Women’s soccer team strives for win

Cydney Nance

October 17, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Only two figures stand out to the Chico State women's soccer team: six and 10. The team suffered six consecutive losses after starting its conference, despite having an undefeated preseason. The lack of success has stumped the team's leaders, including senior midfielder Emily Shleppey. “Honestly,...

Women’s soccer team improves ranking

Women’s soccer team improves ranking

Cydney Nance

October 17, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women's soccer team snagged its first road win Oct. 14 against Cal State East Bay to remain in playoff contention. The team extended its record to 3-7 and rose to ninth place with nine points in its conference. The team previously sat at 12th place and will need to continue winning...

Men’s soccer team scores four

Men’s soccer team scores four

Gabriel Moreno

October 17, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State men’s soccer team had its highest scoring game of the season Oct. 16 against Cal State East Bay, as they scored 4 goals in 27 minutes. The offensive burst came from unexpected players, as junior defender Donta’e Garcia, and first-year forward Mikey Hirsch scored their first goal...

Real athletes wear pink

Real athletes wear pink

Jordan Jarrell

October 16, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Soccer, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

As the NFL dedicates the month of October to raising awareness for breast cancer, Chico State athletes have also taken strides to show their support. The NFL is allowing players to wear pink accessories and decorate their fields with pink lettering. Chico State athletes cannot modify their field but ...

Women’s soccer team searches for road wins

Women’s soccer team searches for road wins

Jordan Jarrell

October 15, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women's soccer team's goal of breaking out of the bottom three in their conference was shattered as they failed to score against Stanislaus State on Oct. 14.The team has struggled this season with a conference record of 2-7 and has racked up five losses on the road. The ’Cats six-game ...

Nuno leads men’s soccer team to first road win

Nuno leads men’s soccer team to first road win

Cydney Nance

October 14, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Chico State men's soccer team's offense consisted only of senior forward Omar Nuno, as he scored both goals in the game against Stanislaus State Oct. 14. Nuno shot three times with two shots on goal in the game and connected on his first shot at the 27-minute mark. Nuno's goal gave the team a 1-0 le...

NCAA foggy on concussion policies

NCAA foggy on concussion policies

Cydney Nance

October 13, 2016


Filed under Full Disclosure, Soccer, Sports

Editor’s note: Full Disclosure is a weekly analysis of athletics concerning programs at Chico State. Concussions aren't limited to football, and they don't usually stop at one. Athletes are 41 percent more likely to have another concussion after their first, according to a study done by Cedarv...

Patel propels women’s soccer to a win

Patel propels women’s soccer to a win

Gabriel Moreno

October 10, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Chico State was able to snag a last minute 2-1 win Oct. 9 against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros.The Toros were able to play a strong defense and keep the 'Cats on their toes during the first half. Dominguez Hills gained early control of the ball and attempted the first shot of the game in the op...

Early scoring lifts men’s soccer to a win

Early scoring lifts men’s soccer to a win

Makayla Hopkins

October 10, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State men's soccer team found success early in their game Oct. 9 against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros through a reliable offense and solid defense.Chico State scored within the first minute off first-year defender Garrett Hogbin's first goal of the season. Junior midfielder Carter Jo...

Student-athletes ride the bench

Student-athletes ride the bench

Gabriel Moreno

October 10, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Every student-athlete has the vision of stepping onto the field as a starter but through bad grades, injuries or a lack of experience, their dreams are cast from the bench.Men's SoccerSophomore goalkeeper, Luke Dennison is no stranger to warming the bench. Dennison red-shirted his first year and saw no pla...

Women’s soccer claims first conference win

Women’s soccer claims first conference win

Jordan Jarrell

October 9, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women's soccer team pulled out their first conference win Oct. 7 with a goal by senior midfielder Emily Shleppey to put the 'Cats over Cal State L.A. 2-1.The win brings the Wildcats overall record to 5-6-1, and their conference record to 1-6-0.The Golden Eagles took the lead in the firs...

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