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Branham and McFerren lead Chico State basketball to first round playoff victories

Branham and McFerren lead Chico State basketball to first round playoff victories

Austin Schreiber

February 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

It was an exciting night for Chico State basketball, as both the men and women emerged victorious in the first round of the playoffs.The women defeated Cal State Los Angeles by a score of 78-62, and the men defeated Cal State San Bernardino by a score of 84-63.The two games were higlighted by dominant...

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...

‘Cats advance to conference finals

‘Cats advance to conference finals

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 7, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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 their rhythm on offense to jump out to a 30-20 lead with six minutes remaining in the first half. The Warriors then w...

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 ...

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

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

Julie Ortega

February 15, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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 Wildcats in majority of the first half. And by the end of it, Chico State was down by nine points.In the second half, with 15 minutes left in regul...

Wildcat athletes’ game-day superstitions

Wildcat athletes’ game-day superstitions

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

January 26, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports

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, if a pitcher is throwing a no-hitter, no one is allowed to talk to him in between innings when he...

Wildcats rally late to beat Sonoma State

Wildcats rally late to beat Sonoma State

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

January 19, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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. The teams headed to the locker room with Chico State up 23-20 to end the first half. With 11:02 left in t...

Men’s basketball team dominates season opener

Men’s basketball team dominates season opener

Emerson Keenan

November 14, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

[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 State mens basketball team had no trouble taking down the Pacific Union Pioneers 104-62 at the Ron ...

Men’s basketball fights for future success

Men’s basketball fights for future success

Angelo Boscacci

April 22, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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 players last season will be a key component for next year, said head coach Greg Clink."Jordan Semp...

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