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Wildcat hits sophomore season stride

Wildcat hits sophomore season stride

Angelo Boscacci

December 15, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

Wildcat athletic squads nab new recruits

Nick Reddy

December 1, 2014


Filed under Sports

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...

Chico State breaks six school records

Chico State breaks six school records

Samuel Wolfson

December 1, 2014


Filed under Sports

There's an old saying that claims records were meant to be broken. The Wildcats are taking it quite literally this year. Some of Chico State's athletes have broken six school records this fall between golf, basketball and volleyball. The men’s basketball team started its 100th season off right ...

Men’s basketball freshman to pounce on challenges

Men’s basketball freshman to pounce on challenges

Jose Olivar

November 12, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Basketball season is almost here, and with that comes new challenges for the Chico State men's basketball team. The Orion caught up with four freshmen from the team who are expected to take on some of these challenges. The Orion: How does it feel to know that you will be making an impact with the team as a freshman? Jale...

Wildcats enter season highly ranked by NCAA

Wildcats enter season highly ranked by NCAA

Angelo Boscacci

November 9, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Sports, Video

Last season ended at the NCAA Elite Eight in Indianapolis for Chico State's men's basketball team, after losing by 15 to University of South Carolina Aiken. Fresh off that historic appearance, the Wildcats come into the new season ranked 15th in the nation by the NCAA Division II preseason coaches poll."...

Athletes adapt to overtime pressure

Athletes adapt to overtime pressure

Emerson Keenan

November 2, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Soccer, Sports

When regulation ends, athletes enter a new game. For sports like basketball, a winner needs to be crowned. Other sports, like soccer, can settle for a tie. But with overtime, one thing is for sure: anything can happen.By the time overtime comes around, the players have already played a full game, so th...

Wildcats alumni take their game worldwide

Wildcats alumni take their game worldwide

Angelo Boscacci

September 29, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Transitioning from team to team can be tough, and even tougher when your new team is in another country.Amir Carraway and former teammate Sean Park underwent a life transition after both played and saw success as Chico State basketball players. Now the alumni have taken their game to the international ...

Division I basketball transfer to suit up for Chico State

Division I basketball transfer to suit up for Chico State

Nick Reddy

September 10, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

It’s still two and a half months until the men’s basketball season tips off, but Tanner Giddings has high hopes for his new team.Giddings spent the past two seasons playing for the Division I Fresno State team. This year, the 6 feet 11 inches athlete is joining the Chico State basketball team in t...

Alumnus to take on duty of assistant coach

Alumnus to take on duty of assistant coach

Ryan Grady

August 24, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

When offered the Wildcat's assistant coaching job, Lucas Gabriel has just one thing to say.“Where do I sign up?” Gabriel said. The Chico State men's basketball team will welcome back a familiar face to the sidelines this season. Gabriel, a graduate assistant from 2008-2010, will take on the role ...

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