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College injuries lead to lifelong problems

Dylan Wakefield takes it easy at practice and ices his shoulder while giving his teammates pointers as they prepare for crucial games this weekend. Photo credit: Makayla Hopkins

Makayla Hopkins

October 3, 2016

It’s not uncommon for college athletes to get injured during games and even practices. Athletes might feel that they’re letting down their coach or team and face internal pressures of having a speedy recovery to get back out on the field.Leaving the team behind to tend to their own wound...

Wildcats start season with a roar, win four straight

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Nick Reddy

September 6, 2015

Playing back-to-back doubleheaders is an arduous task, especially during the first two days of the season. Cody Hein, women's volleyball head coach, and his squad were up for the challenge, racking up four wins in four games to open the 2015 season at the Route 92 Showdown in Belmont on Saturday.The ‘Cats handed ...

Volleyball team trains to set, spike during offseason

Anuhea Kaiaokamalie is a defensive specialist and outside hitter for the women's volleyball team. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Angelo Boscacci

February 17, 2014

The Wildcats volleyball team is going through their offseason practices and workouts until the season starts in September, because getting better and staying strong are the keys to success. Anuhea Kaiaokamalie is a defensive specialist and outside hitter for the team. “We really need to focus on what we struggled wit...

Away games challenge Chico State athletes

Luis Martinez, men's soccer player

Sergio Sanchez

February 12, 2014

Al Pacino gave a speech to his team in “Any Given Sunday” that resonates with every athlete hoping to beat competition in unfamiliar territory. “The margin for error is so small,” Pacino said. “I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don’t quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast, and you don’t ...

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