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    Title IX: The state of sexual assault and harassment at Chico State

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    Chico State baseball walks it off to split series against Monterey Bay

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    Chico State gets all dolled up for Queer Prom

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    10 ways to celebrate Earth Day

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    Affirmative consent: What is it?

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Performance at any cost

Hunter Casperson, Reporter // November 12, 2022

It hadn’t even been an hour since the game, and I was already in the bathroom, ripping a pair of serrated scissors across my skin. I had just left the field with my teammates, smiling and dancing...

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
What's it like to be an athlete?

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
Chico State athletes talk about what it's like to redshirt for a season and how different it is from actually competing.
Senior catcher Jake Bailey discusses playing in the rain. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Athletes shine through rain

Ryan Grady // March 11, 2014
Three Chico State athletes explain the struggles that come with the wet season .
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
Chico State student athletes discuss the players that influence their work.
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