The Orion

’Cats are electric in the NCAA

Photo credit: Andy Wilhelm

Patrick Pace

March 21, 2017

Chico State went from being the fourth best team in the conference to the champion of the West region of the NCAA Championship Tournament. The ’Cats utilized every player in the rotation to the best of their ability, and scoring at a more rapid pace than in the regular season.During the two games...

Wildcats win first round of NCAA’s

Wildcats win first round of NCAA's

Patrick Pace

March 20, 2017

Sophomore forward Marvin Timothy scored 12 points and provided a huge boost for the Chico State men's basketball team as they defeated Western Washington University 96-83 in the first round of the NCAA Championship Tournament. Timothy was the perfect complement to junior forward Isaiah Ellis, providing...

Best ’Cats in the West

Ellis and Duncan hug after a win Photo credit: Jordyn Smith

Patrick Pace

March 15, 2017

The Chico State men's basketball team won the West Region of the NCAA tournament against UC San Diego thanks to the team's two starting junior players. Forward Isaiah Ellis, named the most outstanding player of the tournament, had 35 points and guard Corey Silverstrom had 21. Ellis kept the 'Cats...

Wildcats lost in the CCAA

Wildcats lost in the CCAA

Patrick Pace

March 5, 2017

The Chico State men's basketball team lost in the semifinals of the CCAA Championship Tournament to the UC San Diego Tritons. The ’Cats, who were on a five game winning streak, never took the lead as the Tritons led by 16 points in the first half. Later, Chico State got the lead down to five p...

Men’s basketball is bouncing back

Patrick Pace

February 20, 2017

Robert Duncan scored 18 points on 7-13 shooting and led the Wildcats to a convincing win against Cal State Stanislaus in the last regular season home game of his career.It was senior night for Duncan and forward Michael Bethea Jr. They opened the game by scoring 8 eight points for the ‘Cats. The ̵...

Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Patrick Pace

February 14, 2017

Jalen Mcferren is the starting point guard for the Chico State men's basketball team. He is averaging almost 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. He is also shooting 91 percent from the free throw line.Though his team has lost 3 games in a row, it is to no fault of Mcferren. He is one of th...

Professionals deserve mercy

Jordan Jarrell

December 13, 2016

A single bad night can haunt an organization in any sport, and to prevent it, there should be a standard mercy rule. Getting beaten by 13 points in baseball is devastating to athletes, coaches and the team itself and takes the competition out of a game. At a certain point, it becomes clear that a team...

Basketball teams push toward playoffs

Junior Tyler Prange (left) and senior Tanner Giddings (right) in games against Cal Poly Pomona on Feb. 19. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Kenta Mcafee

February 25, 2016

As the Chico State men's basketball team contends for the top spot in the CCAA, the women's team needs everything to fall in place to make it to the playoffs. MenThe men's team has an overall record of 21-4, and a conference record of 15-3, giving them a one-game lead over second place UC San Diego. The team's confidence has soared with a 9-1 record in its last 10 games. O...

Chico State junior getting national attention in breakout season

Robert Duncan, a junior at Chico State. is one of the top players on the basketball team. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

January 27, 2016

It’s been a long and hard-fought journey for junior guard Robert Duncan. Going from high school, to the Air Force, to red shirting his freshman year, Duncan started from the bottom and now he’s here. Leading the Chico State men’s basketball team in assists (4.1), rebounds (5.9), scoring (15.9)...

‘Cats pass Gators in triple overtime

Point Guard Jalen McFerren getting ready to attack against a San Francisco State defender Photo credit: Gustavo Ornelas

Breanna Barnard

January 17, 2015

The Chico State men's basketball team won at home in a competitive match up against San Francisco State on Friday night, with a final score of 61-59. Junior center Tanner Giddings was taken down to the ground in the last second of the first half, but he was able to finish the game with no serious injuries. Giddings f...

Wildcat hits sophomore season stride

In his second year on the Wildcat men's basketball team, Robert Duncan has stepped up as a key player and a leader. Photo credit: John Domogma

Angelo Boscacci

December 15, 2014

Just eight games into the season, sophomore guard Robert Duncan is scoring more than 14 points a game and has become one of the Chico State men's basketball team's scoring weapons.Duncan is off to a great start, averaging more than 26 minutes as a starter. But his early season success did not come easy...

Wildcat athletic squads nab new recruits

New men's golf recruit Matt Hutchins finishes his swing. Photo courtesy of Matt Hutchins.

Nick Reddy

December 1, 2014

National Signing Day was Nov. 12 for many high school and junior college student-athletes around the country. The Wildcats made the most of the occasion. Future NCAA participants signed their letters of intent to compete at the next level of competition. Chico State athletic programs brought in fresh...

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