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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...

Volleyball clinches North Division Title

Volleyball clinches North Division Title

Gabriel Moreno

November 12, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

A comeback win Nov. 11 against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros clinched the California Collegiate Athletic Association North Division title. The win also marked the fourth time in 14 years that head coach Cody Hein has reached the 20-win mark in a single season. Chico State currently holds a 20-6...

‘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 ...

Seniors capture final volleyball home win

Seniors capture final volleyball home win

Gabriel Moreno

November 6, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

In their final appearance on the Chico State court Nov. 5, seniors Jacki Kreymborg, Ashton Kershner and Torey Thompson all contributed to a sweep against Cal State San Marcos. Each player has been critical in the Wildcats reign over the California Collegiate Athletic Association and are important...

Volleyball team sweeps Tritons

Volleyball team sweeps Tritons

Makayla Hopkins

November 5, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

After a tough loss against Sonoma State, the Chico State Volleyball team came out with intensity against the UC San Diego Tritons and closed the game in three sets Nov. 4. Despite the many errors, first-year outside hitter Camryn Rocha and junior outside hitter Olivia Mediano dominated the first set...

Sonoma State ends volleyball team’s five-game streak

Sonoma State ends volleyball team’s five-game streak

Gabriel Moreno

October 30, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

For the first time since Sept. 9 the Chico State Volleyball team failed to win a set against its opponent. The Sonoma State Seawolves walked onto the top-ranking Wildcats home court Oct. 29 with a second place ranking in their division and a five-game win streak. In three sets, the Seawolves closed...

Volleyball team sweeps the Gators

Volleyball team sweeps the Gators

Gabriel Moreno

October 28, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

A three set game Oct. 28 increased Chico State volleyball team's conference record to 11-2 and gave it a second sweep against the San Francisco State Gators. The team's faced off Oct. 18 on the Gator's home court but San Francisco State was unable to take advantage of the second chance. Although the...

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...

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...

Volleyball defends home court

Volleyball defends home court

Gabriel Moreno

October 23, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State women's volleyball team remained undefeated at home in their game against the Stanislaus State Warriors Oct. 22.   Senior middle-hitter Ashton Kershner led the team's defensive effort with six blocks in the game and four digs. Kernsher also helped the team on offense with nine...

Volleyball earns sixth shutout of the season

Volleyball earns sixth shutout of the season

Danielle Pubill

October 21, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State volleyball team shutout the San Francisco State Gators Oct. 18 to earn its sixth shutout since starting the conference.The team has not succeeded in having more than five sweeps in a conference season since 2013 when it earned seven.The win extends the Wildcats record to 15-5 and thei...

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