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ESPN3 comes to town to cover Wildcat basketball

ESPN3 comes to town to cover Wildcat basketball

Carlos Islas

February 24, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The national spotlight and the eyes of an entire country were on Chico State and both of its basketball teams on Friday, Feb. 19 when the cameras of ESPN3 broadcasted the Wildcat games against the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos. The game was available through ESPN3 which was accessible through WatchESPN.com, on phones...

Men’s basketball team breaks its winning streak

Men’s basketball team breaks its winning streak

Kenta Mcafee

February 20, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team's eight-game winning streak was broken after a loss to the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos on Feb. 19, 61-67. Despite the 'Cats leading by 17 points in the first half, they could not hang on. Chico State now has a 20-4 overall record, a 14-3 conference record and are ...

Men or women, we are all Wildcats

Men or women, we are all Wildcats

Gabriella Bermudez

February 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

When watching the Chico State men's basketball team face off against Cal State East Bay on Feb. 5, I was overwhelmed by how loud and encouraging the crowd was. The stands were filled with exuberant Wildcats decked out in red and black and I even noticed a student waving a Chico State flag as encouragement fo...

Chico State sophomore excels in expanded role

Chico State sophomore excels in expanded role

February 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After appearing in every game last season as a freshman, sophomore guard Jalen McFerren had a lot expected of him when he hit the court this year.Finishing fourth last season on the team in steals and fifth in assists, he certainly made a name for himself in his first year, and has expanded on his su...

Men’s basketball team wins thriller to extend their streak

Men’s basketball team wins thriller to extend their streak

Patrick Pace

February 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team won its sixth consecutive CCAA game against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters, 72-68 on Saturday, Feb. 6. The win puts the team at an outstanding 18-3, with a 12-2 record in conference play, good for second place behind UC San Diego.The Otters started off strong in th...

Men’s basketball team stays hot over winter break

Men’s basketball team stays hot over winter break

January 24, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

While most students were home for the break, the men's basketball team was busy defending their home court with five consecutive wins in Acker Gym. The team holds a record of 15-3 overall, and 9-2 in conference. Over the break, the Wildcats succeeded in winning six of their eight games, and have had...

Wildcats win third straight game

Wildcats win third straight game

January 22, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

In a game that featured 12 lead changes, the Chico State men’s basketball team beat the Cal State San Marcos Cougars on the road 83-73 on Thursday, Jan. 21. With the win the Wildcats take sole possession of first place in the CCAA conference and improve its overall record to 15-3 and 9-2 in conference...

Men’s basketball team beats San Francisco State 74-67

Men’s basketball team beats San Francisco State 74-67

December 10, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Having trailed a majority of the game, the Chico State men’s basketball team beat San Francisco State 74-67 on the road in the final minutes of a thrilling game on Friday. The game was the 200th time the teams have faced off against each other and opened CCAA conference play. The game was televised on cable ...

Wildcat finds mentor in former NBA player

Wildcat finds mentor in former NBA player

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 6, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

When Chico State played at Sonoma State last season, senior center Tanner Giddings had the opportunity to play in front of a special fan and former NBA player.When Giddings made a mistake during the game, he looked to the sideline to see his mentor, former NBA player Mike Farmer, laughing, knowing exactly wh...

Top-notch basketball recruit signs with Chico State

Top-notch basketball recruit signs with Chico State

Dylan Wakefield

May 1, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Wildcat cub Justin Briggs will be joining the Chico State men’s basketball team in the fall. The 6 foot 9 inch power forward of River City High School in West Sacramento signed his Letter of Intent to become a Wildcat on April 20. Briggs was a top-notch recruit and was receiving attention fr...

Giddings thrives in 1st season with Wildcat basketball

Giddings thrives in 1st season with Wildcat basketball

Julie Ortega

April 4, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Fresno State transfer and men's basketball team center Tanner Giddings went from batting baseballs to making dunks. Initially a baseball player in his youth, Giddings' mother signed him up for the basketball team after the father of a teammate convinced her. It was during fourth grade when he began to pl...

Trainers key to keeping Wildcats on top of their game

Trainers key to keeping Wildcats on top of their game

Lars Gustafson

March 9, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports

If a Wildcat athlete goes down in practice or in a game, the athletic trainers of Chico State are first on the scene. Chico State's trainers are trained professionals who are passionate about sports and the health of athletes. Sergio Contreras specializes as the assistant athletic trainer for the men's baseball team, while Tyler Lesher mostl...

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