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The endless grind of a collegiate gym rat

The endless grind of a collegiate gym rat

Wesley Harris

September 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Dreams of championships, game-winning shots and ankle bruising crossovers date back to the childhoods of most basketball players. Especially when they observed the legendary professional athletes that came before them.Being able to achieve those dreams at the collegiate level requires going through a...

Chico State basketball admired for coaching prestige

Chico State basketball admired for coaching prestige

Courtney Chapman

March 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

Despite losing two coaches from the 2016-2017 season, Chico State Men's Basketball Head Coach Greg Clink is excited to gain two new coaches that he hopes will help build a bright future for the team."It is always hard with a brand new staff because there are no other assistants around to show them how ...

Senior celebrates Senior Night from the bleachers

Senior celebrates Senior Night from the bleachers

Kenta Mcafee

April 4, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Having your name called, followed by a standing ovation and being surrounded by your fellow seniors is the reason athletes dream of Senior Night. As senior guard Drew Kitchens watched his teammates celebrate with their families from a seat on the bleachers, he realized it would only remain a dream...

Coach Clink: Recruiting winners, making champions

Coach Clink: Recruiting winners, making champions

Lars Gustafson

March 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

They say “Once a Chico State Wildcat, always a Chico State Wildcat.” Chico State men’s basketball head coach Greg Clink lives the popular motto to the max as a former player turned head coach for the 'Cats. Twenty-four years ago, Clink was in his first year as a player for the men’s basketball...

Chico State sophomore excels in expanded role

Chico State sophomore excels in expanded role

February 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After appearing in every game last season as a freshman, sophomore guard Jalen McFerren had a lot expected of him when he hit the court this year.Finishing fourth last season on the team in steals and fifth in assists, he certainly made a name for himself in his first year, and has expanded on his su...

Wildcats on the prowl for playoff glory

Wildcats on the prowl for playoff glory

Julie Ortega

March 11, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

In its 100th season, the Chico State men's basketball team has made the NCAA Championship Tournament for the fourth time in a row. The Wildcats' success this season has set the team's bar high for expectations. Before clinching a spot in the playoffs, the team went on a 10-game winning streak — one of the longest since 2...

Chico State athlete GPAs on the upswing

Chico State athlete GPAs on the upswing

James Groh

February 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

Chico State athletes are putting up big numbers not just on the scoreboard but in the classroom as well. During the past seven years the average GPA of Chico student athletes has steadily risen to 2.9, according to an article by Luke Reid, Chico State's sports information director. More than...

Wildcat basketball senior breaks records, blocks shots

Wildcat basketball senior breaks records, blocks shots

Lars Gustafson

January 21, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

By the end of Chico State's 2014 men’s basketball season, the record books are going to be rewritten because of senior forward Jordan Semple, who is now the all-time leader in blocked shots and rebounds in the program's history. Semple chose Chico State over multiple full-ride scholarship offers in ...

Wildcat athletic squads nab new recruits

Wildcat athletic squads nab new recruits

Nick Reddy

December 1, 2014


Filed under Sports

National Signing Day was Nov. 12 for many high school and junior college student-athletes around the country. The Wildcats made the most of the occasion. Future NCAA participants signed their letters of intent to compete at the next level of competition. Chico State athletic programs brought in fresh...

Chico State breaks six school records

Chico State breaks six school records

Samuel Wolfson

December 1, 2014


Filed under Sports

There's an old saying that claims records were meant to be broken. The Wildcats are taking it quite literally this year. Some of Chico State's athletes have broken six school records this fall between golf, basketball and volleyball. The men’s basketball team started its 100th season off right ...

Wildcats enter season highly ranked by NCAA

Wildcats enter season highly ranked by NCAA

Angelo Boscacci

November 9, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Sports, Video

Last season ended at the NCAA Elite Eight in Indianapolis for Chico State's men's basketball team, after losing by 15 to University of South Carolina Aiken. Fresh off that historic appearance, the Wildcats come into the new season ranked 15th in the nation by the NCAA Division II preseason coaches poll."...

Wildcats alumni take their game worldwide

Wildcats alumni take their game worldwide

Angelo Boscacci

September 29, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Transitioning from team to team can be tough, and even tougher when your new team is in another country.Amir Carraway and former teammate Sean Park underwent a life transition after both played and saw success as Chico State basketball players. Now the alumni have taken their game to the international ...

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