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‘Cats leave mark in Seawolves territory

‘Cats leave mark in Seawolves territory

Breanna Barnard

February 23, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Sonoma State Seawolves' men's basketball team had trouble defending their home den against the Chico State Wildcats. The 'Cats beat the Seawolves with the final score being 80-43. With the loss against Humboldt State ending their 10-game winning streak, the 'Cats had no trouble putting that...

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 22, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Sports, Track and field

Even after putting on the uniform and stretching, some athletes still need one more element to put them in the zone before a game — music. Certain songs fire up athletes' intensity and get them pumped up for a game.Will Ferrell's character in the movie "Blades of Glory" put it succinctly — "It gets the people...

Chico State holds top spot in conference

Chico State holds top spot in conference

Breanna Barnard

February 7, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team sealed their fifth win at home by beating UC San Diego on Friday, with a final score of 72-64. The Tritons who were number two in the conference standings gave the Cats' competition to defend their spot. The first half started with an immediate foul by the ...

‘Cats Topple Cal State East Bay

‘Cats Topple Cal State East Bay

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

January 24, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats picked up right where they left off as they beat Cal State East Bay, 56-44 on Friday night. The 'Cats quickly jumped out to a 19-4 lead midway through the first half and never looked back. They came out of the locker room a little sloppy in the second half, turning the ball over four times, but the Pioneers could...

‘Cats find success at away games

‘Cats find success at away games

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

January 21, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

While most students got to take a load off during break, the Chico State men’s basketball team was working toward a third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance at the end of the season. Returning from winter break, the Wildcats have a 8-5 (5-3 in conference) record...

Wildcat basketball turns 100

Wildcat basketball turns 100

Nick Reddy

December 13, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Coming off its best season in history, the Chico State men’s basketball team has another reason to shoot for a return to the NCAA Elite Eight this year: The 2014-2015 season marks the 100th year in the program’s existence.“This season is a celebration of one of the longest running college basket...

Community celebrates ‘Cats basketball success

benjamin marquez

April 1, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico locals, students and faculty have shown their gratitude for the men's basketball team having the best season in Chico State history. Tray Robinson, director of university diversity programs, has been watching Chico State basketball since 1989, he said. Robinson has worked with this season's team on...

’Cats knocked out of NCAA tournament

’Cats knocked out of NCAA tournament

Sergio Sanchez

March 26, 2014


Filed under News

A historic season came to an end for the Chico State men's basketball team as it fell to South Carolina-Aiken Wednesday night, 85-70.In Chico State's first NCAA Elite Eight appearance, it stood toe-to-toe against the Pacers and showed why it deserved to be in Evansville.The first half was close for both teams. Jordan Semple scored th...

’Cats begin Elite Eight Wednesday

’Cats begin Elite Eight Wednesday

Sergio Sanchez

March 26, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team defeated Cal State Stanislaus on March 17 to play in its first NCAA Division II Championship Tournament Elite Eight game in school history at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 in Evansville, Ind. It was the first Sweet 16 appearance in Chico State men’s basketball his...

Basketball coach reaches 100-win milestone

Basketball coach reaches 100-win milestone

Sergio Sanchez

March 25, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The 11th head coach in the 99-year history of Chico State men’s basketball became the first to win 100 games in his first six seasons. He does not look at those 100 wins as anything special or as a goal he could have accomplished without the help of his staff and team, said head coach Greg Clink....

Comeback ’Cats heading to Elite Eight

Comeback ’Cats heading to Elite Eight

Sergio Sanchez

March 17, 2014


Filed under Basketball, News

History was made once again Monday night as Chico State defeated Cal State Stanislaus 81-80 and advanced to its first Elite Eight. The 'Cats trailed the entire game until there were only 1.9 seconds remaining and Amir Carraway would hit the two biggest free-throws of his career thus far.Cal State Stanisla...

Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

Sergio Sanchez

March 16, 2014


Filed under Basketball

For the first time the Chico State men's basketball team reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championship Tournament after defeating Cal State San Bernardino 94-77.The 'Cats had split the regular season series with the Coyotes. Saturday night would be the third meeting between the two teams and it was dominate...

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