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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 ...

Headlines to look for in 2016 fall sports

Junior Isaiah Dargan boots the ball on the fly in a game last fall. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Kenta Mcafee

May 18, 2016

As the semester winds down, soccer, volleyball, golf and cross-country fans are mounting up to watch their favorite Chico State sports in action. Here’s a few headlines to look out for when August rolls around. Freshmen fill the gaps After the 2015 season the Chico State women’s soccer team e...

#TBT: uniforms from the ’70s to now

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

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. We only look back and wonder why? Here are seven then and now images, to show just how far we...

Patel, Dias lead women’s soccer team to victory

Jason Spies

October 21, 2015

When you think of the great duos in sports, most of them come from basketball or football. But the Chico State women's soccer team has found its own dynamic duo: junior midfielder Lindsey Dias and sophomore forward Pooja Patel. The chemistry they have built together shows in the success of the women&...

The Orion Sports Network goes live Friday night

James Groh, the Orion Sports Network broadcaster for your 2015 Chico State sports season. Photo credit: George Johnston

Lars Gustafson

October 1, 2015

Tune in tomorrow at 6:50 p.m. for the Chico State men’s soccer team facing off against the California State University East Bay Pioneers with play-by-play commentary provided by Orion Sports Broadcaster, James Groh. The Orion will be providing live broadcasts of home games throughout the semester. St...

Women’s soccer coach scores 200th win

Shelby Lanksbury was the hero of the game, scoring the only goal and giving head coach Kim Sutton her 200th NCAA victory. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Carlos Islas

September 24, 2015

The Chico State women’s soccer team won its third consecutive game at home on Saturday, Sept. 19, defeating Dominican University of California 1-0. The win gave head coach Kim Sutton her 200th NCAA win capstone. With the win, the ‘Cats improve to 4-1-1 and the Penguins losing streak continues to t...

Men’s soccer kicks off

Chico State’s soccer team is ready for the 2015 season. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Kenta Mcafee

August 24, 2015

As soccer season approaches, Chico State fans are buzzing with excitement at the new faces they'll see on the field.The Wildcats welcomed forward Rajaee DeLane, a transfer student from De Anza College, to the team as well as Jesus Ramos, from Juarez, Mexico. While the men's soccer team has gained many new recru...

Soccer bonds alumni, students at 50th anniversary celebration

Soccer bonds alumni, students at 50th anniversary celebration

Dylan Wakefield

May 13, 2015

I remember being the kid in the stands at college soccer games, wishing that someday I would get the chance to play collegiate soccer. Playing soccer is all I have wanted to do since I was little. I got that chance. I have realized playing men’s soccer as a Wildcat means far more than just being an...

Men’s soccer team wins 1-0 over Saint Martin’s

Chico State men' soccer player Mike Janjigian had a big role defensively in the Wildcat's shutout  on Sunday. Photo credit: John Domogma

Emerson Keenan

September 14, 2014

The Chico State mens soccer team beat the Saint Martins Saints 1-0 at home Sunday for the team's second straight shutout.Both teams went scoreless through the first period. Just after the second half began, Akwafei Ajeakwa shot home a cross from Patrick Lee for the lone goal of the game.Senior defender Mike Janjigian...

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