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Michael Bethea: a journey

Michael Bethea: a journey

Andrew Baumgartner and Justin Couchot

January 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

Current Reno Bighorns guard Michael Bethea Jr. has had quite a journey to get to where he is now including a memorable stop at Chico State.Bethea grew up in Staten Island, NY where he graduated from Curtis High School in 2013. After high school, Bethea went to a junior college in Fremont, CA called Ohlone...

’Cats are electric in the NCAA

’Cats are electric in the NCAA

Patrick Pace

March 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico State went from being the fourth best team in the conference to the champion of the West region of the NCAA Championship Tournament. The ’Cats utilized every player in the rotation to the best of their ability, and scoring at a more rapid pace than in the regular season.During the two games...

Men’s basketball is bouncing back

Patrick Pace

February 20, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Robert Duncan scored 18 points on 7-13 shooting and led the Wildcats to a convincing win against Cal State Stanislaus in the last regular season home game of his career.It was senior night for Duncan and forward Michael Bethea Jr. They opened the game by scoring 8 eight points for the ‘Cats. The ̵...

The ‘Cats on a losing streak

Marc Wilson

February 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats has lost three games in a row and its grip on first place in conference, with its last game to the Cougars of Cal State San Marcos. Junior guard, Jalen McFerren started out by scoring 9 of the 'Cats first 11 points. The Cougars dominated the first-half with a 13-0 run, setting them up for a 3...

Men’s basketball loses first game

Men’s basketball loses first game

Kenta Mcafee

November 13, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team found its first loss of the season Nov. 12 against fourth-ranked National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school Biola. The loss marked the Wildcats first against a non-NCAA Division I or II team in 19 games since head coach Greg Clink took over the team. Despite...

Chico State wins opening Exhibition

Chico State wins opening Exhibition

Esther Briggs

November 4, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A 57 point win for the Chico State men's basketball team is only one small indicator of how it will do in the upcoming season.Currently ranked sixth in the nation, the team played against Future College Nov. 1 in its first exhibition game of the year. The result was a 108-51 victory with every Wildcat o...

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