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Left Image: Mens basketball team huddled up while Coach Greg Clink is talking to them during half time against Sonoma State on Jan. 27.  Right Image: Jordan Allen shooting a free-throw during the third quarter against San Francisco State on Feb. 3.
Photos Taken by Milca Elvira Chacon.

Men’s and women’s basketball punch tickets for NCAA tournament

Nathan Chiochios, Sports Editor // March 11, 2024

The Chico State men’s and women’s basketball teams both qualified for the NCAA West Regional tournament on Sunday, with games set to tip off Friday. With a record of 21-9, the women’s team earned...

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Chico State mens basketball Coach Greg Clink looks on at a game from the sidelines.

Chico State Men’s Basketball fired up for upcoming season

Nathan Chiochios, Sports Reporter // November 12, 2023

After putting in hard work during the offseason, Chico State Men’s Basketball looks to start the season this weekend as favorites to win their conference. After coming up short in the California Collegiate...

The winning team. Photo taken Mar. 29 by Marco Castaneda.

Kappa Sigma wins intramural basketball tournament in nail-biter against sigma chi

Troy Johnson, Reporter // May 14, 2023

In the final game, Kappa Sigma played against Sigma Chi and won by a nail biter in this year’s intramural basketball tournament. Kappa Sigma members Matt Padilla and Grant Walter competed at the...

People play “Dance Dance Competition” and “Hoop Fx” during Coin-Op’s hard opening on Thursday. Taken by Ariana Powell on April 27.

Game and drink, never stop, it’s all the same at Coin-Op

Ariana Powell, City Editor // May 1, 2023

The tinkling of quarters, a playlist designed for all generations, sound effects and theme music combined to create a cozy, exciting atmosphere at Chico’s first arcade bar, Coin-Op. At 229 Broadway...

Jojo Murphy smiling before the interview took place. Photographed by Wyatt Alpert on March 9.

Jojo Murphy freshman sensation

Wyatt Alpert, Reporter // March 19, 2023

Jojo Murphy, a 6 '2’’ 180 pound guard from Piedmont High School, is Chico State's first men’s basketball California Collegiate Athletic Association freshman of the year since the 2001-2002 season.  Jojo...

Pete Mathiesen with his players as coach at the College of Redwoods / Photo from Marty Mathiesen

Remember the real Pete Mathiesen: a demanding coach, trusted mentor and cherished friend

Mason Tovani, Sports Editor // March 22, 2022

Pete Mathiesen, former head coach of the Chico State Men’s Basketball team from 1970-1987, passed away at the age of 85 on Feb. 12, 2022.  Pete may have been 35 years removed from coaching the...

Jordan Morris passing the ball to her teammate Charity Gallegos.

Chico State Women’s Basketball snap four-game losing streak

Raymundo Sayago, Sports Reporter // December 6, 2021

The Chico State Women’s Basketball team traveled to Coussoulis Arena in San Bernardino on Dec. 2 to face off against Cal State San Bernardino, in which they lost 59-62.  This marked the fourth...

Myli Martinez dribbling down the court on Nov. 13 at Acker Gym.

Chico State Women’s Basketball notches ‘Triple W’ in first three games; lose next two

Raymundo Sayago, Sports Reporter // November 27, 2021

With over 300 fans rejoicing for the return of Chico State Women’s Basketball in Acker Gym, the Wildcats answered with back-to-back wins to start the 2021-22 season.  The Wildcats went up against...

Chico State guard Isaiah Brooks dribbles the ball down the court for Chico State, during a game against UCLA at the Pauley Pavilion.

Chico State falls to No. 2 UCLA in first game after canceled COVID season

Connor McPherson, Sports Editor // November 5, 2021

UCLA’s defense told the tale at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, as the No. 2 Bruins defeated the Wildcats 100-61 in an exhibition Thursday night.  Waves of excitement were felt throughout...

Despite converting the basketball courts to a place where students can play cornhole, they still remain largely vacant. Photo by Noah Herbst, taken Oct. 13th

Future of pick-up basketball at Chico State uncertain following closure

Noah Herbst, Reporter // October 24, 2021

The Wildcat Recreation Center has undergone many changes since the pandemic began. However, the recent closure of the basketball courts may have caused the biggest reaction from students thus far. The...

Kevin Warren drives in the paint in a game.

Warriors set for potential play-in, Kings eliminated from contention

Connor McPherson, Reporter // May 14, 2021

The NBA regular season is just days away from winding down and there are plenty of questions yet to be answered. Warriors point guard Steph Curry is in a position to win another league Most Valuable Player...

Chico State womens basketball coach Brian Fogel talks to his team during a basketball game in Chico.

Chico women’s basketball reacts to men’s vs. women’s NCAA facilities

Connor McPherson, Reporter // April 9, 2021

The 2021 March Madness basketball tournament became mired in controversy after Stanford women’s basketball coach Ali Kershner leaked photos highlighting the major disparity in facilities provided to...

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