The Orion

‘We Don’t Say’ campaign gains national attention

Makayla Hopkins

November 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

Although multiple signs across Chico State say “We are one university,” the attempt to raise awareness about crude words that athletes and students use has signaled a major divide. Chico State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee released a new campaign called “We Don’t Say”...

New era emerging across sports

Gabriel Moreno

November 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Legends come and go in basketball, but the remembrance of their talent on the court is what keeps them relevant. Last year, the Chico State men’s basketball team lost three seniors, including men’s basketball forward Tanner Giddings who averaged 29 minutes per game last season. Giddings ...

Cross Country teams finish first

Cross Country teams finish first

Gabriel Moreno

November 8, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Chico State men's and women's cross country team's set out to test its mettle Nov. 5 at the NCAA West Regional Championship but struggled to find its competition. Men's Cross CountryThe team snagged a first place finish with 45 points, easily outpacing second place Alaska Anchorage who ended with 81.S...

Men’s basketball team misses upset

Men’s basketball team misses upset

Gabriel Moreno

November 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A 36-point loss last season to Arizona State left the Wildcats yearning for revenge.The Chico State men's basketball team was unable to overcome Arizona State Nov. 6 and fell 70-78. It wasn't a lack of effort on the Wildcats part. Chico State led 40-37 by the end of the first half and had the largest l...

Women’s basketball team outscored by the Broncos

Cydney Nance

November 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The women's basketball team was unable to overcome the offense of the Santa Clara Broncos in their second exhibition game Nov. 5 but did prove the efficiency of its bench players.Of the 68 points that Chico State scored, 35 came from off the bench and had a high percentage from the free throw line, wit...

Women’s Rugby team surpasses Division II

Women’s Rugby team surpasses Division II

Cydney Nance

November 6, 2016


Filed under Sports

While rugby is still a fairly unknown sport it is the only Division I sport that is affiliated with Chico State.Rugby has not been an Olympic sport since 1924, but because of its recent induction into the 2016 Olympics, it has put the sport on the map.The Chico State team begins its season in Januar...

‘Cats pour buckets on firestorm in Arizona

‘Cats pour buckets on firestorm in Arizona

Gabriel Moreno

November 6, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team was evenly matched by Arizona Christian University Nov. 4 but managed to come away with a narrow win.The teams both shot 44 percent in the game, going 22-50. The game was primarily decided by the three-point battle and the points at the charity stripe. Chico Sta...

Breaking the club sports stigma

Makayla Hopkins

October 25, 2016


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The life of a student-athlete is glamorous and fulfilling until it involves club sports.I’ve played sports all my life, but when I graduated high school, the lack of scholarships and time made me think my athletic career was over. I was given a second chance to extend my athletic career by playin...

Women’s soccer team ends season successfully

Women’s soccer team ends season successfully

Cydney Nance

October 24, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women's soccer team had its best performance of the season Oct. 23 against Humboldt State but had its success come too late.The team did not qualify for a postseason, as they placed eighth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association with 13 points and a 4-7-1 record. To clinch th...

Men’s soccer team extends its season

Men’s soccer team extends its season

Danielle Pubill

October 24, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

After starting with one of the worst conference records in the team's history, the Chico State men's soccer team finalized their season with a second place ranking in the California Collegiate Athletic Association and a postseason.To turn their luck around, Chico State won five-consecutive games in ...

Chico Athletes fight against bad calls

Chico Athletes fight against bad calls

Gabriel Moreno

October 23, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

A missed foul or bad call can severely alter the outcome of a game and can rob athletes of their hours of practice and training.Even in a fair game, it's impossible not to see the occasional flop or complaint. Athletes on the field or court are guaranteed to argue with a referee during the questiona...

Cross Country dominates the NCAA

Cross Country dominates the NCAA

Danielle Pubill

October 23, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Chico State men's and women's cross country teams continued the tradition of placing first at the CCAA Championships.Men's Cross Country:The men's team easily outpaced the competition to snag its 15th consecutive CCAA crown, with a final team score of 20 to prove they deserve the title of number one...

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