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Wildcat women end season on the road

Wildcat women end season on the road

Esther Briggs

February 29, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Sophomore Whitney Branham led all scorers with 20 points in the last season game against the Cal State L.A. Eagles where the Wildcats fell 83-61 at The Eagles' Nest in L.A. on Feb. 27.Branham started off the night hot. The sophomore guard knocked down four 3-pointers, giving her 41 treys for the seaso...

Men’s basketball rebounds from Friday’s loss

Men’s basketball rebounds from Friday’s loss

Patrick Pace

February 23, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team bounced back from a disappointing loss the night before to beat the Humboldt State Lumberjacks 82-74 on Saturday, Feb. 20.The win puts the Wildcats at 21-4 on the season and 15-3 in conference play. The team is still in first place in the CCAA standings, with UC S...

Men’s basketball team breaks its winning streak

Men’s basketball team breaks its winning streak

Kenta Mcafee

February 20, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team's eight-game winning streak was broken after a loss to the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos on Feb. 19, 61-67. Despite the 'Cats leading by 17 points in the first half, they could not hang on. Chico State now has a 20-4 overall record, a 14-3 conference record and are ...

Women’s basketball team loses to Cal Poly Pomona

Women’s basketball team loses to Cal Poly Pomona

Carlos Islas

February 20, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With national television and a good chance to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Chico State women’s basketball team let a good chance slip away when they lost 66-49 against the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos on Friday, Feb. 19 at home. The loss is the Wildcats' third straight and drops their record to...

After hot start, women’s basketball team loses to San Bernardino

After hot start, women’s basketball team loses to San Bernardino

Carlos Islas

February 16, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After leading the entire game and giving up 31 points during the fourth quarter, the Chico State women’s basketball team lost its second consecutive game against the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes 57-68 on the road on Saturday, Feb. 13. The loss drops the ‘Cats season record to 10-12 ove...

Women’s basketball team falls short on the road

Women’s basketball team falls short on the road

Gabriella Bermudez

February 15, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team suffered a frustrating loss against the UC San Diego Tritons, 47-68, on Feb. 12 in La Jolla.The loss drops the 'Cats overall record to 10-11 and 5-10 in conference play. First Quarter:The 'Cats came out of the gates strong to begin the game, holding the lead ove...

Chico native shines in first basketball season

Chico native shines in first basketball season

February 3, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After being red shirted last season, first year McKena Barker is already starting to turn heads. A Chico native out of Pleasant Valley High School, she helped lead her high school team to multiple championships as well as being named Senior Athlete of the Year. Although new to Chico State, she is al...

Chico State ends their away losing streak

Chico State ends their away losing streak

January 22, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team won 65-59 in a game against the Cal State San Marcos Cougars on Jan. 21 in San Marcos. The win is their third in conference and gives them a conference record of 3-8, and overall record of 7-9. First Quarter- Chico State quickly jumped out to a 6-0 lead. ...

Men’s basketball team beats Cal State San Marcos 83-82

Men’s basketball team beats Cal State San Marcos 83-82

December 13, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

In a thrilling neck-and-neck game that was decided by a half-court buzzer beater, the Chico State men’s basketball team defeated the Cal State San Marcos Cougars 83-82 at home after trailing the entire game on Dec. 12. It seemed like the game was over when the Cougars’ Darnell Taylor made...

Wildcat finds mentor in former NBA player

Wildcat finds mentor in former NBA player

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 6, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

When Chico State played at Sonoma State last season, senior center Tanner Giddings had the opportunity to play in front of a special fan and former NBA player.When Giddings made a mistake during the game, he looked to the sideline to see his mentor, former NBA player Mike Farmer, laughing, knowing exactly wh...

Redshirting allows Wildcats to develop skills, work on academics

Redshirting allows Wildcats to develop skills, work on academics

Breanna Barnard

May 4, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Track and field

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 "redshirt" during a season. These athletes do not physically wear a red shirt while they play, but these ...

Team managers shore up morale behind the scenes

Team managers shore up morale behind the scenes

Breanna Barnard

March 23, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Every superhero needs a sidekick. Batman has Robin and Mermaid Man has Barnacle Boy. At Chico State, the men's basketball team has a set of its own sidekicks. Students Lee Litvin, Jay Callis and Oscar Fullerton are first-year team managers assisting the players and helping out the coaches. These men can be found on ...

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