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Shay Stark driving past a defender last season for the Wildcats.

Chico athletes reflect on International Women’s Day

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // March 13, 2021

International Women’s Day is celebrated yearly on March 8 and throughout the month. It’s a day that focuses on the movement for women’s rights.  Several female athletes  at Chico State...

Joshua Curls driving pass a defender while playing for the Wildcats.

Chico athletes reflect on Black History Month

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // February 24, 2021

February is Black History Month in the United States. The month honors and remembers important African American figures and events throughout history.   In the sports world, many Black athletes have...

Curtis Sicheneder addresses the crowd at the 10 year anniversary of the WREC. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

10 years of playing hard at the WREC

Melissa Joseph // October 14, 2019

Students, athletes and alumni gathered to celebrate the hard work it took to successfully upkeep the Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC) over the past decade. The iconic Chico State gym officially turned...

History of the NCAA Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Governor Gavin Newsom asks NCAA to play fair and pay fair, student-athletes respond

Kimberly Morales // October 6, 2019

For years, student-athletes have fought for the right to earn benefits in return for the work they put into playing in order to place their school on the map. On Sept. 30, California changed the game forever...

Ashley Brown adjusts her headphones during the biking portion of the Wrecs Tough Cat event on Friday. The event was a triathlon with swimming, biking and running. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Photo of the day

Olyvia Simpson // October 8, 2018

Ashley Brown adjusts her headphones during the biking portion of the Wrec's Tough Cat event on Saturday. The event was a triathlon with swimming, biking and running.

Chico State lays out their alcohol policy very clearly to all of its athletes when the athlete first arrives at Chico State. Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Chico State athletics and alcohol don’t mix

Andrew Baumgartner and Courtney Chapman // April 15, 2018

As we move on from cold and rain to nicer weather, there will be no shortages of partying Chico State students. This narrative of a typical weekend is different for student-athletes who are bound by a...

Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Inside the life of an athlete

Marc Wilson // March 8, 2017

Nothing makes an athlete happier than playing the sport they love, whether it is preparing for the upcoming season with offseason workouts or stepping out onto the field or court to open the season. There's...

Full Disclosure: Student-athletes getting paid

Kenta Mcafee // October 25, 2016

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...

Sophomore hurdler Sam Peters, who has redshirted during this season, practices with the track and field team. Photo courtesy of Samuel Peters

Redshirting allows Wildcats to develop skills, work on academics

Breanna Barnard // May 4, 2015

Cardinal and white are known to be the official Chico State colors, and athletes represent these colors on their jerseys while they are competing. Some athletes choose to be different from the rest and...

Senior catcher Jake Bailey discusses playing in the rain. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Athletes shine through rain

Ryan Grady // March 11, 2014

Slippery hands, drenched uniforms and muddy cleats all come along for the ride while competing in a downpour.Adjusting to the differences in game play while at the whim of the weather is another task completely...

Nate Appel, senior mens basketball player, uses a ball with hero Larry Birds name on it. Photo credit: Quinn Western.

Wildcats look back at their athletic heroes

Nicholas Woodard // February 28, 2014

It seems like every weekend one Chico State athlete or another is making a huge play or part of a heroic accomplishment. But even heroes need heroes. Many Wildcats have...

The 2014 mens basketball team matched the 1941 Wildcats best start of 14-4. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Men’s basketball team break starting record

Lee Masten // February 19, 2014

After a convincing 71-57 defeat over San Francisco State on Feb. 1, the Chico State men’s basketball team repeated history, playing its best start since 1941. The Wildcats tied its best starting...

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