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Painting Chico, one rock at a time

Melvin Bui, Reporter // March 6, 2021

What started off as a small gesture of kindness has turned into a popular pastime in the Chico community. In the summer of 2016, painted rocks mysteriously started to appear all around Chico.  Ed...

Chico High's Charlie Giannini (center) and parents Meghan Callahan (left) and Scott Giannini (right) smile during a ceremony Wednesday at Williams Theater in Chico where the senior signed his letter of intent with the Chico State men's cross-country team. (Will Denner -- Enterprise-Record)

Chico State cross country commit finds himself right at home.

Matthew Ferreira // April 22, 2019

Each year, student-athletes from all over the country decide which school they are going to compete for on the collegiate level.For Chico High’s cross country star Charlie Giannini, that was his...

Alexandria Tucker leads the way at the Bronco Invitational in this archived photo. Photo credit: Gary Towne

Wildcat Rumble: Bekah Boyle and Alexandria Tucker

Ricardo Tovar // February 9, 2019

The newest episode of the Wildcat Rumble is trying some stuff out. Interviews with Chico State athletes Bekah Boyle (3:42) and Alex Tucker (19:07), who won All-CCAA Fall Academics. As well as a one-man...

Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Life, one step at a time

Ricardo Tovar // October 10, 2018

Athletes are often glamorized as larger than life, individuals that can perform at the height of human ability and even pushing beyond what audiences expect. With all the awards, stats and amazing performances,...

Senior Teddy Kassa finished 22nd and placed 17th, with a time of 24:56.5 on Saturday. Kassa running during a meet last year in this archived photo. Image courtesy of Luke Reid.

Chico State men place 1st and women place 5th in cross-country season opener

Ricardo Tovar // September 29, 2018

Chico State men's and women's cross-country kicked off its season opener this morning at the Capital Cross Challenge in Sacramento. Both teams are coming off of California Collegiate Athletic Association...

Senior Teddy Kassa focuses on the race. Image courtesy of Chico Wildcats.

What’s to Come for Chico State Cross Country

Ricardo Tovar // September 12, 2018

Often times when one thinks of dominate collegiate programs they think of Alabama Football, University of Connecticut's Women’s Basketball and Duke's Men’s Basketball. Few in Chico are aware...

Senior defender Donta'e Garcia heads the ball away from the opposition. Photo credit: Ryan Mccasland

Looking Ahead to Fall Athletics

Andrew Baumgartner // August 29, 2018

The fall semester has begun at Chico State and with that so do fall athletics.This semester there will be plenty of teams to take an interest in; the always exciting basketball teams and the championship...

Junior outside hitter Olivia Mediano attempts to direct her team during a Wildcat home game. 
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Star players shine on the court

Cydney Nance // November 15, 2016

No single athlete can represent an entire team, but the players that hit game-winning shots or snag the final kill seem to stand above the rest.The Chico State athletic department is no stranger to greatness...

The men's cross country team runs as a group during their invitational.
Photo courtesy of Gary Towne.

Cross Country dominates the NCAA

Danielle Pubill // October 23, 2016

The Chico State men's and women's cross country teams continued the tradition of placing first at the CCAA Championships.Men's Cross Country:The men's team easily outpaced the competition to snag its 15th...

Junior Falco DiGiallonardo leads the men's cross country practice as they prepare for their upcoming tournament. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Full Disclosure: Cross Country

Kenta Mcafee // October 6, 2016

Editor's note: Full Disclosure is a weekly analysis of the athletic program at Chico State. The Chico State cross country team has continued to dominate their league this season and rank number one...

Chico State women's soccer charges onto the field during their first home game of the season. Photo credit: Aubrie Coley

Wildcat teams prepare for CCAA

Gabriel Moreno // September 19, 2016

Sept. 16 marks the first day of the California Collegiate Athletic Association series for most of the teams at Chico State. Athletes are able to get their feet wet during the preseason games and through...

The women's cross country team competes at the Stanford Invitational last year. Photo Courtesy of Gary Towne

Cross Country kicks off in Tahoe

Gabriel Moreno // August 20, 2016

Cross Country runners are hitting the trail as the new season beginsWith a sixth place finish for the men and fourth place finish for the women at the NCAA Championship last year, the cross country teams...

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