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Greeks come out to support Wildcat sports

Greeks come out to support Wildcat sports

Breanna Barnard

March 8, 2015


Filed under Sports

Cheerleaders, put the pompoms down. Moms, turn off the camera flash. And students, move on over to the section where fraternity and sorority members are chanting their Wildcats to victory. Recently, Greek life has been spotted at different sporting events supporting student athletes and getti...

Wildcats beat Otters at home

Wildcats beat Otters at home

Breanna Barnard

March 4, 2015


Filed under Basketball

The Chico State men's basketball team returned home defeating the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters in their second to last game of the season.The 'Cats continued on with their two game winning steak in pursuit to end the season strong, and move on to playoff season.The first half started off with the 'Cats leading th...

‘Cats leave mark in Seawolves territory

‘Cats leave mark in Seawolves territory

Breanna Barnard

February 23, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Sonoma State Seawolves' men's basketball team had trouble defending their home den against the Chico State Wildcats. The 'Cats beat the Seawolves with the final score being 80-43. With the loss against Humboldt State ending their 10-game winning streak, the 'Cats had no trouble putting that...

‘Cats bounce back from 3-game skid

‘Cats bounce back from 3-game skid

Kevin Lucena

February 21, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team traveled south on Friday night to Rohnert Park, defeating Sonoma State 56-51 in the Wolves’ Den. The win ended Chico’s three-game losing streak and got their last road trip of the season off to the right start. With the win, the...

Wildcats shake off tough season, pursue playoff spot

Wildcats shake off tough season, pursue playoff spot

Breanna Barnard

February 20, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Time for some victory. The Chico State women's basketball season is coming to an end with only four games remaining this season. The 'Cats have dealt with ups and downs, racking up 14 losses and eight wins. They don't have many more chances to snag some wins and qualify for the Division II playoffs. ...

School spirit is sparse

School spirit is sparse

Megan Mann

February 10, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Coming from a small town, school spirit is everything.Seriously, people go all out. I even used to wear two different colored Converse to match my high school's colors. So imagine my surprise when I went to a Chico State women's basketball game in January and there was almost no one there.Sure, a wh...

First-year Wildcat makes strides on basketball team

First-year Wildcat makes strides on basketball team

Matthew Vislosky

February 1, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For first-year forward Isaiah Ellis, basketball was the first sport he played and it turned out to be the only one he wanted to be a part of.Ellis grew up watching basketball and following his favorite team, the San Antonio Spurs, and credits his aunt with getting him started in the sport. "My aunt got me int...

Former Wildcat to lead Seattle Storm

Former Wildcat to lead Seattle Storm

Breanna Barnard

January 27, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico State alumni Alisha Valavanis will be at the helm for the Seattle Storm as the team's president when the WNBA season starts in the summer. "It's a different opportunity to lead," Valavanis said. "It's a combination of building a team and then there's the administrative side with a front offic...

Wildcats bounce back from defeat

Wildcats bounce back from defeat

Lars Gustafson

January 25, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After a tough loss against Cal State East Bay, the Chico State women’s basketball team rebounded and beat the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters 68-53 in Monterey on Saturday night. Both junior forward Brooke Bowen and senior guard Annie Ward had a career night leading the team with 19 points each. Ward went...

Wildcats winning streak ends against Cal State East Bay

Wildcats winning streak ends against Cal State East Bay

Matthew Vislosky

January 24, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team failed to extend its winning streak to three on Friday, losing to Cal State East Bay with a final score of 75-56.Cal State East Bay brought the offensive pressure from the start, jumping out to a 9-1 lead within the first three minutes of the game. Chico State's senior guard...

Wildcat hits sophomore season stride

Wildcat hits sophomore season stride

Angelo Boscacci

December 15, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Just eight games into the season, sophomore guard Robert Duncan is scoring more than 14 points a game and has become one of the Chico State men's basketball team's scoring weapons.Duncan is off to a great start, averaging more than 26 minutes as a starter. But his early season success did not come easy...

‘Cats score comeback win in rematch with Warriors

‘Cats score comeback win in rematch with Warriors

Nick Reddy

December 14, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

In a replay of last season’s NCAA West Region championship game, the Chico State Wildcats once again ended up on top of the host Cal State Stanislaus Warriors. Despite having to climb out of an early 2-13 hole, the Wildcats clawed back to take a 28-27 lead at halftime. The Wildcats then held the Warriors to ju...

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