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Makaela Keeve serving the ball to the other team. Photo credit: Mary Vogel

Wildcats’ Five set battle results in loss against Toros

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // October 26, 2019

The volleyball team took a tough loss to the California State University, Dominguez Hills in a long five set battle Friday night. The confidence that Chico State displayed throughout the game showed the...

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Getting my gender and pronouns right: Why it matters

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // October 23, 2019

There have been many places where I have been misgendered, but sitting at a restaurant with my brother is not where I expected it to happen, yet again.About two years ago, I decided to cut my long hair...

Jason Adams trails behind in 110 men's hurdles at Chico Multi Classic. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Men and Women’s Track split ways in CCAA championships

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // May 6, 2019

The Chico State track and field teams finished their season with record-breaking performances at the California Collegiate Athletic Association championships hosted in La Jolla, California.Women’s...

Team chemistry and bonds formed through countless games together made the Chico men's rugby team the brothers they are now. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Chico State Men’s Rugby Club fights for national title

Chico State’s Men's Rugby Club has done what no other alumni group has in Chico State history by securing their spot in the USA Rugby national playoff game. They will represent the Pacific Western...

#9 Turner Olson takes a swing in a game against Cal State San Marcos on April 5, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Wildcats slip behind Broncos in the first game of series

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // April 19, 2019

What might have been the closest game of the season for Chico State Baseball, definitely reflected the skill set of the team. A pitchers' duel between the Wildcats William Curless and Bronco's Tim Holdgrafer...

Natalie Kinney was the leading scorer in the CCAA championship. Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.

Chico State women’s golf place fourth in CCAA Championship

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // April 18, 2019

Despite their strong performance, the women’s golf team placed fourth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championship.Day oneChico State started off with a powerful performance...

Joshua Cummings and Isaiah Roybal running a medley race at University Stadium, Photo Courtesy of Sports Information

Wildcats give Division I competitors a tough time

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // April 15, 2019

Chico State headed to UC Davis in an effort to show Division I competitors what they were capable of. Both men and women’s Track and Field made their presence known at the Woody Wilson Classic as they...

Josh McCollum earned his second golfer of the week award for the CCAA. Image courtesy: Chico Sports Information

Wildcats make top five at Mustang Invitational

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // April 10, 2019

After prevailing at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational the week before, Chico State was ready to continue the momentum in the Mustang Invitational. The Wildcats started off Monday at 10 under par in...

Money is not fully guaranteed in the NFL despite the increased link of CTE with the sport. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

The hard-hitting reality of salaries in the NFL

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // April 2, 2019

The NFL made history in March of 2018 when they paid quarterback Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings a fully-guaranteed three-year contract. Unlike NBA, MLB and NHL athletes, NFL players are not...

Alexandria Tucker has returned to competing while Brennan Wheeler (left) and Derek Morton (right) are still in the recovery process. Photo credit: Brian Luong

How athletes deal with their worst nightmare-injuries

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // March 13, 2019

As an athlete, the most important thing you can do is to keep your body well-maintained throughout the season. But with sports being as unpredictable as they are, injuries can occur in the blink of an...

Josh McCollum swings at the Western Washington Invitational. Image courtesy of Chico State Athletics

Wildcats slip up in SoCal Invitational

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // March 7, 2019

The Men’s golf team took on the SoCal Invitational hosted by the University of California, San Diego on Tuesday. Through harsh weather conditions and a rigorous course, Chico State powered through...

Alex Davila and Jason Adams competing in the 110 meter high hurdles on Friday, Mar. 1, 2019 in Chico Multi classic. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Track and Field post up a fight in Chico Multi classic

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // March 2, 2019

As the Chico Multi classic took place Thursday and Friday, the Wildcats were ready to show how ambitious they are in the new season. “I am looking forward to competing, having fun and keeping the...

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