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From Chico State student to setting MLS history: Christian Wondolowski

Wondolowski has not only represented Chico State, but also the USA national team. Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images.

Ricardo Tovar

November 14, 2018

Chico, not just the university, has a history of nurturing some notable sports figures. These figures include the owner of the Oakland Raiders, Mark Davis, an alumnus of Chico State, to Super Bowl winning and two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who was born and raised in Chico.While both these men have ...

‘Cats Corner: Hall of Fame inductee Mike O’Malley

Mike O'Malley before his resignation as Chico State's men's head soccer coach. Photo courtesy of Mike O'Malley

Kenta Mcafee

August 31, 2015

Mike O'Malley, men's soccer head coach from 1996-2007, has been inducted into the Chico State Hall of Fame for his dedication as both a player and a coach. As a player, O'Malley succeeded in leading the Wildcats to consecutive West Regional titles in 1971 and 1972. As a couch, he had a record 117 wins at Chico...

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