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Chico State raises thousands on Giving Tuesday

Chico State raises thousands on Giving Tuesday

Luke Dennison

November 30, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Chico State raised a total of over $214,910 through a campus wide, 24 hour long, giving day fundraiser Tuesday.Community members, alumni, students and faculty of the university took part in the all day national event. Chico Cares, Support Your Favorite Wildcat Team? and Miles For Teaching Fund were participating cam...

Language matters and internet trolls are proving it

Language matters and internet trolls are proving it

Whitney Urmann

November 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Last week the Chico State Athletics Department released a campaign put together by the student athletes. The campaign featured students in their uniforms with a pull-quote next to them that identified what word or phrase they saw as offensive and why they choose to not use that word or phrase. The...

Women’s volleyball swept by Cal State LA

Women’s volleyball swept by Cal State LA

Jason Spies

September 21, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Wildcats' great start to the 2015 season sputtered in Los Angeles as they were swept by the Golden Eagles in three sets. Sophomore outside hitter Olivia Mediano led Chico with 12 kills while junior setter Torey Thompson had a team high of 33 assists. Even with great play from both 'Cats, the ...

An essential guide to understanding sports lingo

An essential guide to understanding sports lingo

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

May 12, 2015


Filed under Sports

While "putting some mustard on it" and a "can of corn" might sound like requirements for a cooking recipe, the terms mean something completely different in sports. Throughout the years, athletes and coaches have developed a sports lingo that only savvy sports fans, coaches and players can understan...

Top-notch basketball recruit signs with Chico State

Top-notch basketball recruit signs with Chico State

Dylan Wakefield

May 1, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Wildcat cub Justin Briggs will be joining the Chico State men’s basketball team in the fall. The 6 foot 9 inch power forward of River City High School in West Sacramento signed his Letter of Intent to become a Wildcat on April 20. Briggs was a top-notch recruit and was receiving attention fr...

Pioneers pillage ‘Cats

Pioneers pillage ‘Cats

Dylan Wakefield

April 29, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Stretching zero runs to the seventh inning, the Chico State baseball team lost their Friday night home opener against the visiting Cal State East Bay Pioneers. The game started off scoreless in the first inning. Leading off the second inning, Cal State East Bay squeezed in a run to open up the...

Wildcats struggle in 10-2 loss

Wildcats struggle in 10-2 loss

Lars Gustafson

April 18, 2015


Filed under Baseball

The Chico State Wildcats struggled on offense and defense during a 10-2 loss in Turlock against Cal State Stanislaus. With only six hits and 14 base runners left on base, the ‘Cats only scored two runs in nine innings of play. The Wildcats first scored in the 5th inning with a single up the middl...

4×400 relay team generates synergy on the track

4×400 relay team generates synergy on the track

Dylan Wakefield

April 12, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and field

For the four men on Chico State's track and field 4x400 relay team, it is the collective mindset and support within the quartet that makes them successful. The four-man band consists of: junior hurdler Tristan Lake, junior 400-meter runner Geoff Brown, sophomore decathlete Lane Andrews and juni...

Wildcat transfer claws his way to top of pack

Wildcat transfer claws his way to top of pack

Dylan Wakefield

April 8, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

From Cougar to Wildcat, junior transfer Andrew Carrillo is playing a major role on the Chico State baseball team for the 2015 season. In his first year as a Wildcat, Carrillo has earned his spot as the starting second baseman and No. 2 hitter in the team's batting order. So far he has been a consistent playe...

‘Cats score zero dropping both games of double-header

‘Cats score zero dropping both games of double-header

Dylan Wakefield

April 5, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team went toe-to-toe against the formidable UC San Diego Tritons Friday at University Softball Stadium. Game 1 The Wildcats and the Tritons dueled the length of seven standard-time innings sharing zero runs in the process. It wasn’t until the extra inning where UC San Diego sn...

Men’s rugby breaks away from pack, secures playoff spot

Men’s rugby breaks away from pack, secures playoff spot

Dylan Wakefield

March 28, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Chico State men's rugby team has clawed its way to a successful season, locking in the second place spot for playoffs set to take place in April.The team made its way into the No. 2 spot in the Pacific West Conference with major wins in March over Stanford and University of Nevada, Reno, which put...

‘Cats salvage frustrating 4-game series

‘Cats salvage frustrating 4-game series

Dylan Wakefield

March 16, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team comes out flustered but not completely frustrated after playing a four-game series away at Cal State San Bernardino. The ‘Cats were stumped in the first three games where they lost both games Friday and the Saturday opener. In the series finale, Chico State fou...

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