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Womens head basketball coach Brian Fogel coaches his team during a basketball game at Chico State. (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Brian Fogel: head coach of the women’s basketball team

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // April 17, 2021

Brian Fogel is a man known for being a very successful head coach for Chico State. When he is not coaching, he’s also known for scoping out talent and developing strong relationships with his players. “He’s...

Maddy Wong pulls a jumper from the 3-point line.

Wildcats say farewell to their 2019-2020 season

Alex Martin and // March 5, 2020

It was an intense night in Acker Gym as the Wildcats took on the Cal State East Bay Pioneers in the first round of the CCAA playoffs. Unfortunately, Chico State exited the playoffs early as they lost...

Maddy Wong dribbles the ball and attempts to get past her opposing defender.

A memorable farewell for Maddy Wong

Matthew Wreden and // February 23, 2020

The Wildcats were hanging on to a two point lead with under a minute left to play when Maddy Wong launched back-to-back threes, extending the lead to six points and securing the win for the Wildcats....

Maddy Wong serveying the floor against Stanislaus State. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Women’s basketball loses strong lead late.

Wesley Harris // November 23, 2019

The Chico State women’s basketball season opener Thursday night was not what they hoped for going against Stanislaus State. The Wildcats were in the driver’s seat the first three quarters but...

Coach Brian Fogel owns a 178–130 record as Chico State womens basketball coach and a 268-179 record in 15 years as an NCAA head coach. in Acker Gym on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
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Get to know Women’s Basketball Coach Brian Fogel

Matthew Ferreira // March 5, 2019

Coach Brian Fogel finished his 11th year, at Chico State, coaching women's basketball on Saturday. Even though the Wildcats didn't finish the year how they wanted, coach Fogel has been there throughout...

Shay Stark shooting a free-throw attempt against Sonoma State on Saturday. She ended her season with six points on the night. Photo credit: Matthew Ferreira

Wildcat women’s basketball end Senior Night with eight straight loss

Matthew Ferreira // March 4, 2019

The Chico State women’s basketball team lost their Senior Night game against Sonoma State Saturday night by a score of 71-59. Ending the season on an eight-game losing streak. The first quarter yielded...

Natalie Valenzuela shoots the layup against Humboldt State Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Wildcats lose overtime thriller to Humboldt State

Matthew Ferreira // February 3, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats women’s basketball team lost a very close game in overtime Saturday night to Humboldt State. The Wildcats were a little slow offensively out of the gate and Humboldt took advantage...

Chico States Madison Wong stays in defensive position against Cal State East Bay on Saturday while also scoring a career high 26 points. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Wildcats women’s basketball wins third in a row

Ricardo Tovar // December 9, 2018

Chico State women's basketball came into Acker Gymnasium against California State University East Bay looking to extend a two-game win streak. Extend they did, beating Cal State East Bay 78-59, riding...

Fans, parents and players getting food before announcements start at the Tip-Off Social on Tuesday. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Wildcat women’s basketball host annual Tip-Off Social

Ricardo Tovar // November 11, 2018

Head coach Brian Fogel's team hosted its annual Tip-Off Social that was open to the public Tuesday. Held at Bidwell Golf Course, it was a great chance for eager fans to get a look at this year's edition...

Sophomore Natalie Valenzuela prevents her opponent from getting to the basket in a game against Simpson University. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Chico State women’s basketball team falls short

Jason Spies // March 21, 2016

The Chico State women’s basketball team had high hopes that this would be the year it would get back to its winning ways and put the losing seasons behind. Unfortunately those expectations came up short...

Senior Brooke Bowen elevates to take a shot over her opponent. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Wildcats bid a farewell to lone senior

Gabriella Bermudez // March 8, 2016

After a disappointing season resulting in a conference record of 5-15 and an overall record of 10-16, the Chico State's women's basketball team says goodbye to much more than a chance at the CCAA tournament.Get...

Sophomore Natalie Valenzuela waits for a pass from her teammate in a game on Feb. 19. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Wildcats extend kind gesture to injured player

Gabriella Bermudez // February 27, 2016

Visiting senior Monay Lee was commended during the Feb. 25 home game by receiving the honor of scoring the first basket after enduring her season-ending injury of a torn ACL. At the end of the game however,...

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