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Wildcat men and women dominate in Acker

Wildcat men and women dominate in Acker

Noah Enns

February 2, 2018


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The men’s basketball team extend their win streak to six as they beat Cal State Monterey Bay by a score of 94-77 Thursday. The Wildcats scored their most points of the season with 94 and were hitting on all cylinders. Good ball movement led to layups and three pointers to keep the Wildcats in control...

Isaiah Ellis scores CCAA Player of the Week

Isaiah Ellis scores CCAA Player of the Week

Courtney Chapman

January 31, 2018


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Chico State forward Isaiah Ellis added yet another accomplishment to his Wildcat career after winning the California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week Award for Jan. 22-28. The Antelope High School alumnus has been an essential player for the Wildcats men’s basketball team on both sid...

Wildcat men stay hot, women continue to struggle on the road

Wildcat men stay hot, women continue to struggle on the road

Katalina Santamaria

January 27, 2018


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The men's basketball team continued a dominant road series with a 85-58 win over Cal State Los Angeles Saturday night. Isaiah Ellis had another terrific night scoring 26 points which is a new season-high for the senior. Sophomore Justin Briggs had a career-high 23 points and nine rebounds in one of...

Branham struggles, Ellis and McFerren with season highs in split verse Dominguez Hills

Branham struggles, Ellis and McFerren with season highs in split verse Dominguez Hills

Katalina Santamaria

January 26, 2018


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The Chico State men's basketball team continued its win streak with a 82-64 victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills Friday. Seniors Jalen McFerren and Isaiah Ellis led the Wildcats to a victory over the Toros, scoring a season high 24 points each. This is now the ’Cats fourth straight win, with no sig...

Michael Bethea: a journey

Michael Bethea: a journey

Andrew Baumgartner and Justin Couchot

January 24, 2018


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Current Reno Bighorns guard Michael Bethea Jr. has had quite a journey to get to where he is now including a memorable stop at Chico State.Bethea grew up in Staten Island, NY where he graduated from Curtis High School in 2013. After high school, Bethea went to a junior college in Fremont, CA called Ohlone...

Wildcat of the week – Corey Silverstrom

Wildcat of the week – Corey Silverstrom

Courtney Chapman

January 23, 2018


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Corey Silverstrom is a senior guard on Chico State's mens basketball team. Going into his final season with the Wildcats, Silverstrom has been explosive on the court on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Silverstrom is second in scoring and 3-pointers while averaging over 15 points per ga...

Amongst waves, Wildcats finish break strong

Amongst waves, Wildcats finish break strong

Justin Couchot

January 21, 2018


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The Wildcat men went 6-3 over the five-week stretch of winter break at Chico State that went from Dec. 16-Jan. 21, bringing them to 21-5 overall and 9-4 in conference. After three straight wins, the Wildcats fell three straight games. However, these losses were frustrating after coming at deficits...

Wildcats roll over Jacks

Wildcats roll over Jacks

Austin Schreiber

January 20, 2018


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The Chico State men’s basketball team cruised over Humboldt State on Saturday night, winning 74-36. Although there was a huge crowd at Acker Gym, there was little to no competition in the game, as the Wildcats took control early. By halftime, the score was 34-18, and the Wildcats never looked ba...

In Chico over break? Support your Wildcats basketball

In Chico over break? Support your Wildcats basketball

Justin Couchot

December 13, 2017


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As many know, Chico is a quiet, much slower paced and what some could say boring place for students between the time of Winter finals finishing and the start of Spring semester. All regular season games are free with a student ID making it a fun, free hangout and a way to go support your fellow Wildcats. Here's...

Broncos buck the Wildcats in overtime

Broncos buck the Wildcats in overtime

Marco Day

December 3, 2017


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The Chico State men's basketball team lost in double overtime to Cal Poly Pomona this Friday. The Mustangs displayed their reputation as one of the best defensive teams in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). It’s the second year the Wildcats have lost to the Mustangs. The Wildcats,...

The Trade heard ’round the world

The Trade heard ’round the world

Patrick Pace

August 30, 2017


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On August 22, the NBA universe was flipped on it's head. Kyrie Irving, the starting point guard of the Cleveland Cavaliers and a top-15 player in the NBA, was traded for Boston Celtics starting point guard Isaiah Thomas, highly touted prospect Ante Zizic, and the Brooklyn Nets first round pick. The...

Duncan is leaving his legacy

Duncan is leaving his legacy

Carlos Islas

March 6, 2017


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Everyone’s dream is to leave their mark on history, but very few, if ever, get the opportunity to do so. In sports the opportunity is always present but it is up to the athlete to leave their mark in one way or another, whether it be by winning championships or breaking records. Chico State senior...

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