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Chico State cross country commit finds himself right at home.

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)
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...

Wildcat Rumble: Bekah Boyle and Alexandria Tucker

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

Life, one step at a time

Photo credit: Maury Montalvo
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,...

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

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.
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...

What’s to Come for Chico State Cross Country

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

Looking Ahead to Fall Athletics

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

Star players shine on the court

Junior outside hitter Olivia Mediano attempts to direct her team during a Wildcat home game. 
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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...

Cross Country dominates the NCAA

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

Full Disclosure: Cross Country

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

Wildcat teams prepare for CCAA

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

Cross Country kicks off in Tahoe

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

Runner uses grit and determination to overcome knee injury

Junior runner Steven Martinez runs around the track during practice. Photo credit: Cam Lesslie
April 26, 2016

By making second team All-American for cross country and placing in the top 20 for both the 5K and 10K meter race, junior runner Steven Martinez has proven he cannot be slowed down.Martinez suffered a...

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