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Chico State running back Glenn Witherspoon takes a handoff during the 1987 season. Image from The Orion vault.

Chico State’s unfortunate football program history

Matthew Ferreira // September 2, 2019

Each fall when college football makes its return, Chico State students can’t help but wonder why the Wildcats don’t have a team to partake in the competition. While there isn’t one concrete...

Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints reacts during the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 23, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Wildcat Rumble: The first episode of spring 2019

Ricardo Tovar // January 19, 2019

Welcome to the first Wildcat Rumble of the spring semester! New sports editor of The Orion Ricardo Tovar is joined by Daniel Dunn. Dunn is a Humboldt State graduate who majored in journalism and is a current...

Junior forward Jo Paine attempts a shot at the rim. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Frigid from three leads to third loss

Makayla Hopkins // December 10, 2016

Only three of 19 three-point attempts fell for the Chico State women's basketball team Dec. 9 game against Humboldt State. Along with the 15 percent shooting from beyond the arc, Chico State also committed...

The women's soccer team takes to the field in their final game of the season. Photo credit: Aubrie Coley

Women’s soccer team ends season successfully

Cydney Nance // October 24, 2016

The Chico State women's soccer team had its best performance of the season Oct. 23 against Humboldt State but had its success come too late.The team did not qualify for a postseason, as they placed eighth...

Chico State junior defensive specialist Shannon Cotton serves the ball during a home game. Photo credit: Royal T Lee-Castine

The ‘Cats lose first conference game of the season

Gabriel Moreno // September 26, 2016

The Chico State Women's Volleyball team suffered their first loss since starting their conference, after falling short 1-3 against the Humboldt State Jacks on Sept.24th.The loss gives Chico State an overall...

Sophomore Jalen McFerren takes a shot against Cal State Stanislaus while junior Robert Duncan looks for the rebound. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Men’s basketball rebounds from Friday’s loss

Patrick Pace // February 23, 2016

The Chico State men's basketball team bounced back from a disappointing loss the night before to beat the Humboldt State Lumberjacks 82-74 on Saturday, Feb. 20.The win puts the Wildcats at 21-4 on the...

Sophomore Whitney Branham dribbles around her opponent in a game against Cal State Stanislaus. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Women’s basketball team loses to Humboldt State

Gabriella Bermudez // February 23, 2016

The Chico State women's basketball team continues to struggle through the CCAA conference this season. The 'Cats lost their second consecutive CCAA conference game against the Humboldt State Jacks 67-73...

Janai Johnson, junior, smashes the ball back over the net for the Wildcats. Photo credit: John Domogma

Women’s volleyball defeats Humboldt State in five sets

Julie Ortega // September 28, 2015

After Friday night's loss against Sonoma State, the Wildcats were able to find success defeating Humboldt State 3-2 on Saturday, Sept. 26. The Wildcats got the victory with set scores of: 25-21, 22-25,...

Dylan Wakefield advances the ball for the Wildcats during their Sept. 25 game against Humboldt State. Photo credit: John Domogma

Chico State men’s soccer team beats Humboldt State 1-0

Kenta Mcafee // September 27, 2015

The Chico State Men's soccer team took on Humboldt State on Sept. 25, looking to capitalize on a two-game winning streak and win its first conference game. The game ended 1-0 with a win for the Wildcats.The...

From left to right: Kristyn Casalino, Shannon Boling and Olivia Mediano set up before a serve for Chico State. Photo credit: John Domogma

Women’s volleyball team wins in four sets

Emerson Keenan // October 31, 2014

[box]Chico State 3, Humboldt State 1Scores: 25-17, 18-25, 28-26, 25-23Kills: Ellie Larronde 17, Lindsay Quigley 11Assists: Torey Thompson (39)Digs: Emily Duran (27)[/box]The Chico State women's volleyball...

Orland residents look on Thursday as emergency personnel clean up the accident. Photo credit: Sharon Martin

10 dead from bus crash

Sharon Martin // April 11, 2014

Ten people died after a crash Thursday involving a charter bus, a FedEx semitrailer and a white sedan on Interstate 5 near Orland. The accident occurred after a semitrailer traveling south crossed over...

The scene of the accident on Interstate 5 in Orland. Photo credit: Sharon Martin

Crash leaves 9 dead

Sharon Martin // April 10, 2014

Nine people are confirmed dead after a collision Thursday before 6 p.m. involving a tour bus, a semi truck and a white sedan occurred in Orland on Interstate 5. A tour bus carrying high school seniors...

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