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Record number of quarterbacks in top 10

Record number of quarterbacks in top 10

Noah Enns

April 27, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Sports

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!

Bring back the Wildcats roar!

Karen Limones

March 13, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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

Photo of the day

Martin Chang

February 14, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Showcase

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

NFL Pro Bowl run down

January 28, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

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...

Week 4: Fantasy Football update

Week  4: Fantasy Football update

Noah Enns

October 1, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The National Football League has begun its play this season. For a lot of people, this means fantasy football is also going on. There have been fantasy superstars and fantasy disappointments within these first four weeks.Starting with fantasy superstars, Kansas City Chiefs running back, Kareem Hunt is ...

Do’s and Don’ts of Fantasy Football

Do’s and Don’ts of Fantasy Football

Patrick Pace

August 24, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Embed from Getty Images It's the most wonderful time of the year! Fantasy football season is finally upon us. For most of us, this means spending countless hours taking part in mock drafts trying to create the perfect team before you actually pick your squad. Now, whether you are a fantasy foot...

Improvements needed for concussion protocols

Marc Wilson

March 5, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The concussion protocol for collegiate and professional sports is flawed and needs to be improved. Athletes who have suffered any dramatic head injury should not be allowed to return and play that same day. Although professional sporting leagues and collegiate sports have implemented concussion protocols...

What makes an athlete great?

Marc Wilson

February 24, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Sports

In the sports community, a phrase we so often hear is “Oh they are destined for greatness.” But how we define and measure the greatness of an athlete?In the sports world, we have some greats: Serena Williams, Mia Hamm, Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, Cristiano Ronaldo. But, what is it that really ma...

League stands against Kaepernick

Kenta Mcafee

October 16, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

The NFL had major movements this season, with Twitter now streaming live games and a new $100 million concussion initiative. Despite the success they've enjoyed, there's still one problem they have yet to tackle: kneeling at sports games. Colin Kaepernick started the movement earlier this year when he chose to kneel during the national anthem at a 49er's...

Football revived in Chico

Football revived in Chico

Jordan Jarrell

October 4, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

After Chico State canceled their football program in 1997, people were left without the collisions and cheers that can only be found on the Gridiron.The California Sun Devils are a nonprofit semi-professional football team that is giving residents of Chico a chance to experience their favorite pastim...

OJ Simpson, Snoop Dogg and the history of football in hollywood

OJ Simpson, Snoop Dogg and the history of football in hollywood

George Johnston

August 29, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

While Howard Hawks began production on "The Big Sleep" in 1946, The Cleveland Rams were making their way West. After several threats to terminate his relationship with the NFL, Rams owner Dan Reeves got his wish to move his team from what would later be called the rock ‘n roll capital of th...

The fall of Johnny Football

The fall of Johnny Football

Patrick Pace

March 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

Johnny Manziel needs to take a break from football and focus on other aspects of his life. He hasn't shown that he is ready to be a part of the NFL, and definitely not a team's starting quarterback. If he doesn't stop causing problems for himself and those around him, he should never play another...

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