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Men’s basketball loses first game

Men’s basketball loses first game

Kenta Mcafee

November 13, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team found its first loss of the season Nov. 12 against fourth-ranked National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school Biola. The loss marked the Wildcats first against a non-NCAA Division I or II team in 19 games since head coach Greg Clink took over the team. Despite...

Briggs’ blocks lead to comeback

Briggs’ blocks lead to comeback

Gabriel Moreno

November 11, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

One hundred percent shooting from the field, nine rebounds and five blocks from first-year center Justin Briggs led the Wildcats to a comeback win Nov. 11 against the Concordia University Irvine Eagles. After ending the first half trailing 21-35, the Wildcats were able to improve their shooting and...

Full Disclosure: Men’s basketball team returns strong

Full Disclosure: Men’s basketball team returns strong

Jordan Jarrell

November 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Full Disclosure, Sports

Despite the lack of veteran players, the men’s basketball team went 22-7 and made it to the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament and NCAA Tournament last season. The team tacked on some impressive players and chose to utilize its key returners who can stabilize the team. Senior...

Chico State wins opening Exhibition

Chico State wins opening Exhibition

Esther Briggs

November 4, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A 57 point win for the Chico State men's basketball team is only one small indicator of how it will do in the upcoming season.Currently ranked sixth in the nation, the team played against Future College Nov. 1 in its first exhibition game of the year. The result was a 108-51 victory with every Wildcat o...

Men’s basketball team scrimmage displays new improvements

Men’s basketball team scrimmage displays new improvements

Kenta Mcafee

October 28, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team opened its season Oct. 28 with a scrimmage. The team battled itself with junior point guard Jalen McFerren leading half the team against junior shooting guard Corey Silverstrom. Although the game was only an exhibition match, the teams were quick to show off...

Real athletes wear pink

Real athletes wear pink

Jordan Jarrell

October 16, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Soccer, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

As the NFL dedicates the month of October to raising awareness for breast cancer, Chico State athletes have also taken strides to show their support. The NFL is allowing players to wear pink accessories and decorate their fields with pink lettering. Chico State athletes cannot modify their field but ...

‘Cats finish regular season with a loss

‘Cats finish regular season with a loss

Kenta Mcafee

February 29, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Sophomore forward Isaiah Ellis was unable to lead his team to a win over the Cal State L.A. Eagles, despite his three dunks and 23 points, as the 'Cats lost 64-65 on Feb. 27, in LA.This is the 12th game in a row that Ellis has proven himself to be a leader in the Wildcat offense, by scoring at least ...

Basketball teams push toward playoffs

Basketball teams push toward playoffs

Kenta Mcafee

February 25, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

As the Chico State men's basketball team contends for the top spot in the CCAA, the women's team needs everything to fall in place to make it to the playoffs. MenThe men's team has an overall record of 21-4, and a conference record of 15-3, giving them a one-game lead over second place UC San Diego. The team's confidence has soared with a 9-1 record in its last 10 games. O...

Former high school enemies come together as teammates

Former high school enemies come together as teammates

Jason Spies

February 17, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

When you graduate high school and move away to college, it’s a lot to take in.For Chico State sophomore guard Corey Silverstrom, finding out that his new teammate and roommate was his old rival from high school made for a very interesting start to his college career. “It was kind of weird the ...

Men’s basketball team wins in overtime and crushes record

Men’s basketball team wins in overtime and crushes record

Esther Briggs

February 16, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team took on the San Bernardino Coyotes hoping to be the second team in over 100 years to win 20 of their 23 games. After regulation, the Wildcats and Coyotes were tied at 73-73, but in overtime it was the 'Cats that pulled ahead to a 91-79 win at Coussoulis Arena on...

Men’s basketball team wins thriller to extend their streak

Men’s basketball team wins thriller to extend their streak

Patrick Pace

February 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team won its sixth consecutive CCAA game against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters, 72-68 on Saturday, Feb. 6. The win puts the team at an outstanding 18-3, with a 12-2 record in conference play, good for second place behind UC San Diego.The Otters started off strong in th...

Ellis leads men’s basketball team to fifth straight win

Ellis leads men’s basketball team to fifth straight win

Kenta Mcafee

February 6, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team was able to extend its win streak to five, and bring its overall record to 17-3, after a 64-56 victory over the Cal State East Bay Pioneers at home on Friday, Feb. 6. The win brings Chico State’s conference record to 11-2, and their home game win streak to...

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