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Bonding transforms teams into family

Bonding transforms teams into family

Ben Marquez
October 1, 2013
Filed under Sports

Team synergy is a big part of a successful season for most teams and welcoming new teammates and team leadership is very important to the cohesiveness of the squad. There are always groups of players from any given team bonding with one another on campus, but what do these athletes do off the court a...

Men’s golf team braves harsh weather, snag third place on first day of two-day tournament

Men’s golf team braves harsh weather, snag third place on first day of two-day tournament

Jordyn Provence
September 30, 2013
Filed under Sports

The Chico State men's golf team came out in third place of 15 teams on Monday after the first two rounds of the Golfweek Division II Fall Invitational at the Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Ore. The Wildcats, ranked No. 12, braved through cold, windy weather collectively shooting 43-over par. Tra...

From Chico State to Candlestick, superstition makes the sports world go 'round

Taylor Maddox
September 30, 2013
Filed under Sports

During his NBA career, Michael Jordan wore his college practice shorts underneath his uniform because he claimed it brought him good luck. Retired NFL linebacker Brian Urlacher ate two chocolate chip cookies before every game — no more, no less. Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Steve Kline never...

Women’s soccer drops road trip opener

TaylorMaddox
September 28, 2013
Filed under Sports

The Chico State women’s soccer team took its show on the road this weekend, but fell short to Cal State LA on Friday. It marked the first time these two teams have locked horns since Nov. 11, 2011, when Chico State won the West Regionals. First half action saw both teams trading field goal attempts,...

Men’s soccer wins in overtime thriller

Men’s soccer wins in overtime thriller

Sergio Sanchez
September 22, 2013
Filed under Sports

The men’s soccer defeated the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos 1-0 Sunday in an exciting, physical game that ended in overtime. The 'Cats began the game controlling the ball for the majority of the first half. A good opportunity came from a header by Matt Hurlow off a corner kick, which sailed just ove...

Intramural sports offers opportunities to everyone

Jordyn Provence
September 21, 2013
Filed under Sports

One of the ways many students find themselves getting involved at Chico State is by engaging in intramural sports. Through a wide variety of options such as flag football, soccer, volleyball, basketball or softball, students can challenge themselves academically and athletically at Chico. The sports...

Sights set on Rio

Sights set on Rio

Nicholas Woodard
September 18, 2013
Filed under Sports

In high school, Kym Crosby never thought she’d be able to run track at a higher level. But now, after two years of sprinting for Chico State, Crosby has run her way to an invitation to the Paralympics — all without the ability to see. “I’m still amazed by it,” Crosby said. “I never in a million years ...

Cardio ‘Cat: Benefits of personal training

Cardio ‘Cat: Benefits of personal training

Risa Johnson
September 18, 2013
Filed under Columns, Features

  Ten-hut! If you want an intense, almost militaristic motivator when you work out, then personal training may be for you. A friend who goes to Boot Camp sessions at the Wildcat Recreation Center recently  sold me on joining personal training. I tried CrossFit last year and inju...

Chico needs its horse cops back

Chico needs its horse cops back

Amanda Irons
September 18, 2013
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I miss the horse cops. I know the funding for one horse cop is equivalent to three patrol officers, and I acknowledge that the city’s in financial trouble, but that’s beside the point. Bumbling around downtown, gracelessly approaching a mounted officer and inquiring if you can pet their gall...

We need more horse cops…or just any cops

We need more horse cops…or just any cops

Amanda Irons
September 13, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I miss the horse cops. Sure, the funding for one horse cop is equivalent to three standing officers, but that’s not the point. Bumbling around downtown, gracelessly approaching a mounted officer inquiring as to if you can pet their gallant stead is textbook Chico. Freshmen and future students are being ...

Men's golf finishes middle of field in Division I tournament

Men's golf finishes middle of field in Division I tournament

Jordyn Provence
September 11, 2013
Filed under Sports

The Chico State men's golf team ended its first tournament in sixth place Tuesday after the final round of the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, hosted by Washington State. The Wildcat's, who are ranked No. 13 in the inaugural NCAA Division II coaches poll, held their own as they came in with a...

Train at the Wrec

Kayla Smith
September 11, 2013
Filed under Features

While you’re pushing, shoving and clawing your way into the gym this semester,  you might be asking yourself whether it’s Black Friday, and if there’s a cut-rate TV inside. The first few weeks of the semester have traditionally been a time for enthusiastic gym-goers to attack their fitnes...

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