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March Madness brings the most exciting time of the college basketball season

March brings the March Madness Tournament for the NCAA 
Photo Credit: NCAA

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 among many, Duke University, won the ACC championship over Florida State on a terrific performan...

Love and support for five honored basketball players

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

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 All-CCAA honors are broken down into three categories, with the division's brightest 10 stars ...

Men’s basketball team incorporates yoga into practices

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

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 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

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

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 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

Chico State's 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

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. 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

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

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 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

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

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, 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

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

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. 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

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

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 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

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

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

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