The Orion

Rugby team suffers loss against Stanford University

Chico State rugby captain Charlie Brennan competes in a match earlier this season. Photo credit: Salahadin Albutti

Lee Masten

May 7, 2014

Although they were decimated with injuries and had to rely on rookie talent, the Chico State rugby team found its way into the playoffs and all the way to the finals for the Pacific West Rugby Conference championship game. Unfortunately for the 'Cats, the game would end up being the second lo...

Wildcats miss title, but not awards

Sophomore golfer Lee Gearhart (courtesy Chico Wildcats)

Lee Masten

April 28, 2014

The fourth-ranked Chico State mens golf team may not have come home from Stockton last week with the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship crown like they had hoped, but they still have a lot to boast about.During the awards ceremony after the tournament, the Wildcats figured out that sophomore...

Fan finds joy in ‘Cats baseball

Lee Masten

April 16, 2014

Chico State sports have staunch supporters from all over the city coming to sporting events. Jim Clawson is part of this crowd. With the wonderful weather Chico has been experiencing, Clawson made his way to Nettleton Stadium to enjoy a Wildcat baseball game with his wife. “Today is just a great day to be outside,...

Track seniors stride to nationals

J. Patrick Smith, senior nutrition and food science major and senior kinesiology majors John Brunk and Theodore Elsenbaumer  are headed to the NCAA track and field championships. Photo credit: Grant Mahan

Lee Masten

March 24, 2014

One meet is all it took for three Chico State decathletes to qualify for the national meet in May. Seniors J Patrick Smith, Theodore Elsenbaumer and John Brunk finished with scores over the auto-qualifying mark of 7,000 points Feb. 27-28 at the Chico Multi-Event Classic. They will compete for the final time at the 2014 NCAA National Track and Field Championships in May. ̶...

Men’s golf season starts strong

Sophomore golfer Lee Gearhart clips the green during a swing. Photo credit: Emily Teague

Lee Masten

March 10, 2014

  The Wildcat men’s golf team kicked off the 2014 season with a strong come-from-behind win at the Cal State San Bernardino Coyote Classic tournament during the last weekend of February.   The 'Cats were behind on the final day of the tournament, but they were able to come back and win the tournament with a strong perfor...

Students find voice through campus sports radio

Lee Masten

March 1, 2014

Chico State's source for Internet-broadcasted, underground music shows is picking up the baseball bat and talking sports. Two Chico State students take to the KCSC studio each week to broadcast their ideas and opinions on all things sports to anyone throughout the world who wants to listen.This semest...

New Wildcat athletes start strong

Junior pitcher Alex Mistuloff. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Lee Masten

February 25, 2014

Playing the first game for a new team is a unique experience for athletes. It's like starting a new job — a player must perform at a high level in order to gain respect from their teammates and coaches.A few players recently found out firsthand what that pressure is like. “I was definitely...

Men’s basketball team break starting record

The 2014 men's basketball team matched the 1941 Wildcats' best start of 14-4. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Lee Masten

February 19, 2014

After a convincing 71-57 defeat over San Francisco State on Feb. 1, the Chico State men’s basketball team repeated history, playing its best start since 1941. The Wildcats tied its best starting record through 18 games by going 14-4. For the 2014 Wildcats, 10 of those wins came from within the...

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