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Chico State running back Glenn Witherspoon takes a handoff during the 1987 season. Image from The Orion vault.

Chico State’s unfortunate football program history

Matthew Ferreira // September 2, 2019

Each fall when college football makes its return, Chico State students can’t help but wonder why the Wildcats don’t have a team to partake in the competition. While there isn’t one concrete...

Sharon Galligan and Maribeth Mika, left, jump up to block a shot in a game in the '70s. Junior Ashton Kershner, right, tips the ball back to her opponent in a game last season. Photo credit: Becky

#TBT: uniforms from the ’70s to now

Esther Briggs // February 19, 2016

The style of the athletic uniforms in the 1970s can be described in one word: different. When you look through old editions of The Orion you cannot help but stop and look at what our school used to sport....

Anita Barker, Athletic director. Photo courtesy of Chico State Athletics.

The future of Chico State football doesn’t look too bright

Jason Spies // September 15, 2015

Let's take a trip back in time— back to 1996 when Chico State played its final game against Sonoma State and won 25-20. The following year, the football program was cut. It was hard for the loyal...

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