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NFL games are a beloved Thanksgiving tradition

Dallas Cowboys against the the Los Angeles Chargers during a Thanksgiving Day game at AT&T Stadium on November 23, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Matthew Ferreira

December 3, 2019

Thanksgiving Day is one of America’s favorite holidays, filled with food, family, friends and traditions.Every family celebrates Thanksgiving in their own special way, but a common constant in many households is watching football games aired throughout the day.The tradition of Thanksgiving foo...

Paradise stays undefeated in more than one way

Lukas Hartley running for eventual touchdown. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Matthew Ferreira

November 5, 2019

A year ago, the Camp Fire changed everything for Paradise residents.After the fire displaced the majority of the town’s residents and burned down many of its homes and businesses, the Paradise High School Football team reached out to help in healing the community and sharing hope for the futur...

Chico High faces Eureka High after nearly 30 years

Eureka's Lamarie Dunn goes heads up with a Chico defensive back in the second half of Friday's game. Photo credit: Matthew Ferreira

Matthew Ferreira

October 12, 2019

We’re a little over halfway through the Northern California high school football season, and teams are starting to heat up. The Chico High Panthers have had a strong season so far, losing only one of their first six games. All due to their explosive offense and a defense that improves every wee...

Paradise High School Football Bounces Back

Paradise High football strategizes offensive plays during practice. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Matthew Ferreira

September 22, 2019

"Resilience" is defined as “the ability to recover quickly from difficulties.” The Paradise High School football team seems to be the embodiment of that word.After losing most of their town during the Camp Fire, the Paradise Bobcats have banded together as a family and community to start ...

More than a game for the city of Paradise

Coach Hopper going over strategy with Paradise players. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Wesley Harris

August 24, 2019

Paradise High School football returned to play in front of their Paradise family for the first time since having their playoff hopes denied after the city was traumatized by the largest fire in California history. Along with running the score up in a 42-0 shutout, the Bobcats’ performance provided th...

Wildcat Rumble: Was Lebron’s first year in LA a failure?

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Matthew Ferreira, Noah Andrews and Ricardo Tovar bring their takes on the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NCAA

Ricardo Tovar

April 5, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble returns this week with sports editor Ricardo Tovar and a returning Matthew Ferreira. New co-host to the program, The Orion's sports writer, Noah Andrews brings his unique sports takes with Ferreira and Tovar. They speak on the NCAA tournament, MLB season, NBA season and much more! Ag...

How to throw a Super… Bowl party in college

Quarterback Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles raises the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the New England Patriots, 41-33, in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Ricardo Tovar

January 29, 2019

17 weeks of regular season and three weeks of playoff football have led us to this moment. Feb. 3 is upon us and Super Bowl LIII is promising us an enticing matchup between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams. I say, let's not wallow in the despair that is a football-less existence. Let...

Podcast: It’s all about football

Football is the main topic of discussion as the NFL season rages on toward the playoffs. Image from Getty Images, photo by Winslow Productions.

Andrew Baumgartner, Ricardo Tovar, and Alex Grant

December 14, 2018

The Wildcat Rumble is back for its final episode of the semester. In this episode Andrew and Ricardo are joined by Alex Grant. Football is the topic of discussion as the NFL season presses on. Listen for your favorite segments, like game of the week, freaks and geeks and the moment of the week. Agree or...

Record number of quarterbacks in top 10

The Buffalo Bills traded up to No. 7 to get their new quarterback in Josh Allen. Photo Credit: Tom Pennington, Getty Images.

Noah Enns

April 27, 2018

As the saying goes, it's a quarterback driven league and that was the case in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. A record four quarterbacks were taken in the top 10 of the draft and five overall in the first round, according to ESPN. The Cleveland Browns got things started with a surprise selection...

Bring back the Wildcats roar!

Do you think Chico State should bring back its football team? Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Karen Limones

March 13, 2018

Picture fans in the bleachers cheering for the Wildcats, tailgating and the thrill of football players beating a rival school. As we all know, Chico State lacks this American pastime, but a football team is exactly what we need for our quiet little town. Having a football team would change our...

Photo of the day

Blake McFadden, the left hander pitcher from Northwest Nazarene, warms up before the 3:30pm game on February 9th by catching football passes from his teammates. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Martin Chang

February 14, 2018

Blake McFadden, the left handed pitcher from Northwest Nazarene, warms up before the 3:30pm game on February 9th by catching football passes from his teammates.

NFL Pro Bowl run down

AFC and NFC players running a play during the Pro Bowl, 2016. Photo Credit: Scott Greenwood, GettyImages

January 28, 2018

The NFL Pro Bowl is always held the week before the nation’s biggest game, the Super Bowl. For decades, the Pro Bowl was played in Honolulu, Hawaii. This changed last year when the game was held in Orlando and will be again in 2018. The Pro Bowl gives viewers an opportunity to witness the best...

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