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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...

Chico State junior getting national attention in breakout season

Chico State junior getting national attention in breakout season

January 27, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

It’s been a long and hard-fought journey for junior guard Robert Duncan. Going from high school, to the Air Force, to red shirting his freshman year, Duncan started from the bottom and now he’s here. Leading the Chico State men’s basketball team in assists (4.1), rebounds (5.9), scoring (15.9)...

Men’s basketball team stays hot over winter break

Men’s basketball team stays hot over winter break

January 24, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

While most students were home for the break, the men's basketball team was busy defending their home court with five consecutive wins in Acker Gym. The team holds a record of 15-3 overall, and 9-2 in conference. Over the break, the Wildcats succeeded in winning six of their eight games, and have had...

Men’s basketball team beats Cal State San Marcos 83-82

Men’s basketball team beats Cal State San Marcos 83-82

December 13, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

In a thrilling neck-and-neck game that was decided by a half-court buzzer beater, the Chico State men’s basketball team defeated the Cal State San Marcos Cougars 83-82 at home after trailing the entire game on Dec. 12. It seemed like the game was over when the Cougars’ Darnell Taylor made...

Men’s basketball team incorporates yoga into practices

Men’s basketball team incorporates yoga into practices

December 8, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Four years ago, yoga instructor Rex Stromness introduced yoga to the Chico State men’s basketball team as a way to prevent injuries on the court. Every preseason now consists of seven weeks devoted to hour-long yoga sessions twice a week. Since then, head coach Greg Clink has seen a big improvement in...

Greeks come out to support Wildcat sports

Greeks come out to support Wildcat sports

Breanna Barnard

March 8, 2015


Filed under Sports

Cheerleaders, put the pompoms down. Moms, turn off the camera flash. And students, move on over to the section where fraternity and sorority members are chanting their Wildcats to victory. Recently, Greek life has been spotted at different sporting events supporting student athletes and getti...

Wildcats look back at game-winning shots

Wildcats look back at game-winning shots

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 2, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

As a kid, every basketball player dreams of it. Playing basketball in the backyard, the countdown of "three ... two ... one" and recreating the sound of the buzzer as the shot sails into the basket. Rarely do basketball players actually hit a game-winning shot outside of their backyards, but senior guards Mike Rosaroso and Hannah ...

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 22, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Sports, Track and field

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...

Men’s basketball freshman to pounce on challenges

Men’s basketball freshman to pounce on challenges

Jose Olivar

November 12, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Basketball season is almost here, and with that comes new challenges for the Chico State men's basketball team. The Orion caught up with four freshmen from the team who are expected to take on some of these challenges. The Orion: How does it feel to know that you will be making an impact with the team as a freshman? Jale...

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