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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 ...

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...

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