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Wildcat baseball wraps up worst season in 2 decades

Chico State starting pitcher Luke Barker had a strong final year on the mound for the Wildcats with a 1.73 ERA and also won the Bud Hanna Outstanding Scholar Athlete award. Photo courtesy of Luke Reid.

Lars Gustafson

May 3, 2015

For the second time in the past 20 years, the Chico State men’s baseball team missed the playoffs after being ranked eighth in the nation in the preseason. The Wildcats finished the season with a record of 18-25 overall and a .419 winning percentage — the worst since 1994. The problems for ...

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Brooke Bowen, forward on the women's basketball team, listens to her favorite song,

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 22, 2015

Even after putting on the uniform and stretching, some athletes still need one more element to put them in the zone before a game — music. Certain songs fire up athletes' intensity and get them pumped up for a game.Will Ferrell's character in the movie "Blades of Glory" put it succinctly — "It gets the people...

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