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Chico State mens basketball Coach Greg Clink looks on at a game from the sidelines.

Chico State basketball is nearing a return

Connor Mcpherson, Reporter // March 25, 2021

Just over a year ago, the California Collegiate Athletic Association made the decision to suspend all athletic activity due to COVID-19. Since then, schools have been working tirelessly to find a solution...

March brings the March Madness Tournament for the NCAA 
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March Madness brings the most exciting time of the college basketball season

Matthew Ferreira // March 19, 2019

Saturday and Sunday were huge days in the National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball world and as a result, we now have the official NCAA March Madness bracket.The tournament favorite...

Left to right: Mckena Barker, Madison Wong, Shay Stark, Isaiah Brooks, Malik Duffy Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Love and support for five honored basketball players

Brandon Downs // March 18, 2019

Despite both teams missing the playoffs, five Chico State basketball players received recognition from the California Collegiate Athletic Association coaches for their hard work and success this season.The...

The 2014 mens basketball team practices the uttanasana pose during a yoga session. Photo courtesy of Rex Stromness.

Men’s basketball team incorporates yoga into practices

December 8, 2015

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...

Senior Jordan Semple advances the ball up court while being chased down by a Cal State L.A. opponent on Jan. 30 Photo credit: Caio Calado

‘Cats advance to conference finals

Nick Martinez-Esquibel // March 7, 2015

Despite committing 21 turnovers, the Wildcats battled their way to a 72-60 victory in the semifinals against Cal State Stanislaus on Friday night. The 'Cats played tough on the defensive end. They found...

Chico States Hannah Womack shoots for a three-pointer during a faceoff against Cal State L.A. on Jan. 30 in Acker Gym. Photo credit: Malik Payton

Wildcats look back at game-winning shots

Nick Martinez-Esquibel // March 2, 2015

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....

Chico States Drew Kitchens facing the Los Angeles States Joel Brokenbrough defense on Jan 30. Photo credit: Caio Calado

‘Cats come from behind, win 10th game in a row

Julie Ortega // February 15, 2015

The Chico State men's basketball team added another win to their streak. The Wildcats defeated Cal State San Bernardino in overtime, with a final score of 73-72.Cal State San Bernardino led against the...

Corey Silverstrom practices at Acker Gym on Jan 22. Photo credit: John Domogma

Wildcat athletes’ game-day superstitions

Nick Martinez-Esquibel // January 26, 2015

All throughout sports there are strange superstitions or out of the ordinary game-day routines. There are some universal ones that everyone follows. For example, in baseball,...

Chico States Mike Rosaroso (31) facing the defense from San Francisco States Derrick Brown (22) on Jan 16. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Wildcats rally late to beat Sonoma State

Nick Martinez-Esquibel // January 19, 2015

Both teams couldn’t seem to find the bottom of the net in the first half, but the Wildcats turned it around late to beat the Sonoma State Seawolves with a final score of 64-59 on Saturday night. ...

Chico State basketball players face off against each other in practice last week. Photo credit: John Domogma

Men’s basketball team dominates season opener

Emerson Keenan // November 14, 2014

[box]Chico State 104, Pacific Union 62Points: Robert Duncan (15); Isaiah Ellis (14); Christopher Magalotti (13); Jordan Semple (11).Rebounds: Jordan Semple (5)Assists: Jordan Semple (5)[/box]The Chico...

Head Coach Greg Clink holds the NCAA West Regional Trophy. Photo credit: Angelo Boscacci

Men’s basketball fights for future success

Angelo Boscacci // April 22, 2014

The Chico State men's basketball team season ended in Indianapolis at the Elite Eight. A historic season for the program is in the past and plans for a repeat of success are already in the works.The big-minute...

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