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Ex 49er and Chico State legend dies at 83

George Maderos SF 49ers 1955 (make sure to cite properly) Photo credit:

Jordan Jarrell

February 21, 2017

George Maderos, 83, was a four-sport Chico State athlete from 1951-1955. He was involved with the football, boxing, basketball and track team during his collegiate career at Chico. Maderos lived a very eventful life, the Chico faculty and local community are still in mourning after his passing Feb. 2. Maderos...

‘Cats prepare for playoff push

Tanner Giddings, Forward for the Wildcats, bodying up against a Cal State East Bay defender Photo credit: Gustavo Ornelas

Lars Gustafson

March 5, 2015

You could feel the emotion and the love for Chico State basketball when Jordan Semple had a monster block shot with 2:36 seconds remaining in the first half during Senior Night against Cal State East Bay. The Wildcats won a tough, physical game against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers, 87-61, to...

Wildcat basketball turns 100

A display case in front of the Chico State men's basketball team's office inside Acker Gym highlights awards and memorabilia. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Reddy

December 13, 2014

Coming off its best season in history, the Chico State men’s basketball team has another reason to shoot for a return to the NCAA Elite Eight this year: The 2014-2015 season marks the 100th year in the program’s existence.“This season is a celebration of one of the longest running college basket...

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