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Blindsided by Hollywood

Blindsided by Hollywood

Gabriella Bermudez

March 13, 2016


Filed under Sports

Ladies and gentlemen, Hollywood has lied to us. Shocking, I know, but what's even more shocking is the hidden malice residing in some of our favorite sports movies. There is a certain patriotism we feel when we gather around to watch inspirational sports movies. We love the zero to hero complex...

Would Chico be the same if we had a football team?

Would Chico be the same if we had a football team?

February 4, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The fans cheering, tailgating and the thrill of beating a rival school are all elements that make up a great football game. Many Americans cherish the moments spent watching their favorite team. As we all know, Chico State lacks this facet of American culture, but is that a good thing? Although we mi...

Welcome back to Los Angeles, Rams

Welcome back to Los Angeles, Rams

January 23, 2016


Filed under Sports

The city of Los Angeles will welcome back the Rams, a team that at one point called LA home, for the 2016-2017 season. The city has been without a National Football League team for 21 years. Amid controversy and fan outrage, the NFL voted to allow Rams' owner Stan Kroenke to relocate the team to the sa...

Injuries make football hard to love

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

October 12, 2015


Filed under Sports

In every relationship there are parts you love and parts you hate. My relationship with football is no different. There are parts of football that I absolutely adore, but at the same time, I find myself conflicted with the amount of damage it does to the body. I can't seem to fully commit to the sport, a...

The Super Bowl sucks

The Super Bowl sucks

Dylan Dewit

January 30, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

This Sunday, I’m going to either squeeze through the crowds at The Banshee or Riley’s, or let myself be dragged to a friend’s family’s house and stare indifferently into a television screen showing a football game I don’t care about. It’s the Super Bowl, and whether you’re a football...

Chico State football and swim teams remembered

Chico State football and swim teams remembered

Angelo Boscacci

May 7, 2014


Filed under Sports

Sports come and go, but the memories of them last a lifetime. In the past, a football and swim team once called Chico State home. Swimming Chico State was once home to a swim team until it was cut in 1991. “We didn’t know it was going to be our last season,” said Debra Roth, former swimming head coach and current kinesiology department profe...

Former quarterback catches break as Wildcat outfielder

Former quarterback catches break as Wildcat outfielder

Nicholas Woodard

March 31, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Today, Ryne Clark calls the outfield of Nettleton Stadium home. But four years ago, his home was on a San Diego State football field. It’s been quite a journey since then. The senior Chico State outfielder spent his pre-Wildcat days battling for a quarterback job for the Aztecs before returning to fin...

‘Cat Bites: Gay athletes deserve to play

‘Cat Bites: Gay athletes deserve to play

Nicholas Woodard

February 15, 2014


Filed under Sports

This week I’ve been asking everyone I can about one particular sports story. The discussions that ensued have, for the most part, been entirely different from each other. Yet they have all revolved around the same, suddenly polarizing athlete — Michael Sam. The senior college football player and NFL hopeful from the...

‘Cat Bites: Tackling Super Bowl essentials

‘Cat Bites: Tackling Super Bowl essentials

Nicholas Woodard

February 1, 2014


Filed under Sports

The greatest Sunday in the sports world is nearly upon us. In a matter of days, people across Chico and the rest of the world will be screaming at TVs, laughing at commercials and stuffing down more food than they care to remember. That’s right — it's Super Bowl Sunday. In the midst of all of this hysteria, ho...

Former football players tackle rugby

Former football players tackle rugby

Ryan Grady

January 29, 2014


Filed under Sports

Football and rugby are both aggressive, high-energy and intense sports. It’s no surprise former football players seem to make an impression on the rugby field. For three Chico State Wildcats, the transition from football to rugby took some time, but has been successful. Juniors J.W. Davis, an agricultural business major, Bra...

School spirit cures sports team envy

School spirit cures sports team envy

Matt Murphy

January 26, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

At some point or another, there is a disease that affects all college students during their time at school. It has been unofficially diagnosed by me as "school envy," or in some extreme cases, "school jealousy." It's that time when you look at where your friends attend school, see an ad on TV or ...

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