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Haley Ison: a basketball star for the Wildcats

#23 Haley Ison is a junior and current member of the Chico State Wildcats women's basketball team (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)
November 8, 2020

Haley Ison is a junior at Chico State and is one of the rising stars on the basketball team. She grew up in Laguna Niguel, California and quickly developed a passion for the game of basketball. “I...

Eager Wildcats enter the first round of playoffs

March 4, 2020

With the CCAA First Round of playoffs starting on Tuesday, March 3, both men’s and women’s basketball are eager to clinch game one and move on to the second round. Both teams are also looking to fight...

Wildcat Spotlight: Daisha Abdelkader

Wildcat Spotlight: Daisha Abdelkader
February 26, 2020

Daisha Abdelkader is one of five starters on the Chico State women’s basketball team. She is from San Jose and the only player on the current roster to play junior college basketball before coming to...

Men’s basketball rally late but not enough to overcome a sloppy start

Chico State men's basketball setting up defensive play against Cal Poly Pomona. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar
December 9, 2019

Chico State men's basketball came into Saturday's game hot, riding a four-game win streak and a big win against the up until then undefeated University of San Diego on Thursday. Their grand start to the...

The Orion Newscast: Womxn’s Conference & Multicultural Night

The Orion Newscast: Womxn's Conference & Multicultural Night
November 20, 2019

https://youtu.be/UX3gfd0V2F0 This week on The Orion Newscast we cover two stories celebrating both women empowerment and cultural diversity. The newscast also includes coverage of both men and women's...

Wildcat students enjoy intramural sports

After a defensive steal, Marcus Rehrman charges down the court toward the basket with the defender, Peter Koenen, closely guarding during a scrimmage game on March 4, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
September 16, 2019

Intramural sports here at Chico State have been one of the many things that this school takes pride in. In a fun, structured environment students enrolled in six or more units can sign up for...

Wildcat Rumble: Was Lebron’s first year in LA a failure?

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Matthew Ferreira, Noah Andrews and Ricardo Tovar bring their takes on the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NCAA
April 5, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble returns this week with sports editor Ricardo Tovar and a returning Matthew Ferreira. New co-host to the program, The Orion's sports writer, Noah Andrews brings his unique sports takes...

The Wildcat Rumble returns

Digital Art By Claire Bang

The Wildcat Rumble discusses Chico State baseball, softball and track and field. As well as the MLB and NBA seasons.
March 28, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble is back! With its fifth installment of the Spring semester. The sports editor of The Orion, Ricardo Tovar, is here to give you information on Wildcat sports. With his takes on baseball,...

Love and support for five honored basketball players

Left to right: Mckena Barker, Madison Wong, Shay Stark, Isaiah Brooks, Malik Duffy Photo credit: Brandon Downs
March 18, 2019

Despite both teams missing the playoffs, five Chico State basketball players received recognition from the California Collegiate Athletic Association coaches for their hard work and success this season.The...

The twisted turns of the men’s basketball season

Chico State and Humboldt State jump ball to start their game on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Acker Gym. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar
March 13, 2019

The men’s basketball team faced a roller coaster ride of a season, ending up ranked 22 in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II West Region.The record for the season was 8-14 in...

Chico State club basketball enjoys inaugural season

Andy Beronilla jumps up to block John Vega’s shot on the basket at Monday night’s practice on March 4, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
March 6, 2019

Chico State's Collegiate Sports Club Program was created to provide students an opportunity to participate in competitive sports against other intercollegiate teams while enhancing the students' university...

Men’s basketball loses to Dominguez Hills, but playoff hopes are still alive

Nate Ambrosini waiting for the action to come his way against Cal State East Bay on Jan. 8, 2019. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo
February 24, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats men’s basketball team lost their game against Cal State University Dominguez Hills on Saturday by a score of 73-64.The game was competitive throughout but Dominguez Hills...

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