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Chico State mentor leads by example, from coaching soccer to coaching life

Chico State mentor leads by example, from coaching soccer to coaching life

Wesley Harris

October 15, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

Coach Felipe Restrepo, thrives for an impact even outside the lines of the soccer field. His aspirations for spreading the power of the game are a defining reason why his team has taken three expeditions to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship tournament. His start, at an astoni...

Proposed fee increases could initially cost students up to $380 more per year

Proposed fee increases could initially cost students up to $380 more per year

Grayson Boyer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

On Wednesday around 8 a.m. students received a link in their email to submit an advisory vote on three proposed fee increases; a Health Services Fee, Student Learning Fee and an Athletics Fee. Several students have expressed various emotions on each of these fees at five open forums this semester....

The future of Chico State football doesn’t look too bright

The future of Chico State football doesn’t look too bright

Jason Spies

September 15, 2015


Filed under Sports

Let's take a trip back in time— back to 1996 when Chico State played its final game against Sonoma State and won 25-20. The following year, the football program was cut. It was hard for the loyal students, players, coaches, faculty and alumni to come to terms with the fact that football had be...

Smarty ‘Cats succeed in class and competition

Smarty ‘Cats succeed in class and competition

Nick Reddy

September 6, 2015


Filed under Sports

If Chico State student-athletes ever had time to create their own version of iconic rapper Wiz Khalifa’s “Work Hard Play Hard," they might want to name their rendition “Play Hard, Study Harder." A record 64 Wildcats garnered Academic All-California Collegiate Athletic Association r...

Mike Baca: Voice of the Wildcats

Mike Baca: Voice of the Wildcats

James Groh

February 9, 2015


Filed under Sports

Since he was 5, Mike Baca, Chico State’s basketball and baseball broadcaster, knew he was going to be a sports announcer.Even at an early age, he would turn down the volume of Warriors games, turn on the cassette recorder and tape himself talking over the plays, Baca said. “It was like tunnel vision,” he said.Baca has been covering Ch...

Chico State football and swim teams remembered

Chico State football and swim teams remembered

Angelo Boscacci

May 7, 2014


Filed under Sports

Sports come and go, but the memories of them last a lifetime. In the past, a football and swim team once called Chico State home. Swimming Chico State was once home to a swim team until it was cut in 1991. “We didn’t know it was going to be our last season,” said Debra Roth, former swimming head coach and current kinesiology department profe...

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