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Studs and duds of round one in the NBA playoffs

Studs and duds of round one in the NBA playoffs

Courtney Chapman

May 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

There is no I in team, but there are two in winning. The 2018 NBA playoffs have certainly shown fans that the teams have players with pure talent as well as some who have been struggling with under-performing on the court.No. 1 Houston Rockets vs. No. 8 Minnesota TimberwolvesStud: James Harden has always been a t...

House Bill 2 is too much

Kenta Mcafee

September 20, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

North Carolina has made one thing clear with their implementation of House Bill 2: the LGBT community is not welcome in the Tar Heel State.HB2 prevents people from using the restroom they identify with and allows for workplace discrimination against the LGBT community. Several cities in North Carolina had started to make changes ...

WNBA remains out of reach

WNBA remains out of reach

Cydney Nance

September 20, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With preseason starting in a matter of weeks, the Chico State women’s basketball team is preparing to have a better season this semester, after ending last year with a six-game losing streak. While there are many talented players on the women's roster, the WNBA is not the goal for most players on the ...

Stop hating on greatness

Stop hating on greatness

Patrick Pace

March 4, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

I hate Stephen Curry. I hate how he can make a shot from basically anywhere on the floor. I hate how perfect his jump shot looks. I hate how well he runs his team. Being a Los Angeles native, I especially hate how he and the Golden State Warriors rarely lose a game.Though I dislike him and his team, I can...

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...

Subculture of American sports turns fans away

Subculture of American sports turns fans away

January 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Shock over a gay man drafted to play defensive end for the St. Louis Rams, Drake claiming he can shoot a basketball better than the great Stephen Curry, and a Budweiser commercial showing a fleet of jets flying above the Gateway Arch in St. Louis: these reflections of the three biggest American professional sp...

From sports superstars to has-beens

From sports superstars to has-beens

December 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

Growing up as a kid, my superheroes didn't wear capes or have super powers. My superheroes did their work on the football field or the basketball court. I have nothing against Superman or Batman; I mean, I watched "The Dark Knight" three times in theaters when it came out. But it were the amazing plays by Peyton Manning and Kobe Bryant that glued my eyes to the telev...

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...

MVP battle: Curry’s got a shot

MVP battle: Curry’s got a shot

Stephanie Schmieding

April 25, 2015


Filed under Sports

The regular NBA season may be over, but the race for MVP is still going strong. While the league is not shy of talent, there is one player that rises, or rather splashes, above the rest. Stephen Curry. Standing at 6 foot 3 inches and 190 pounds, the point guard for the Golden State Warriors encompasses everything that...

Curry, LaVine top highlights of NBA All-Star break

Curry, LaVine top highlights of NBA All-Star break

Kevin Lucena

March 3, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Stephen Curry’s magical season continued during the NBA All-Star weekend in New York. Curry put on a record-setting performance en route to winning the NBA three-point shooting contest. He went up against a field that included top scorers and record-breakers in shootout that turned out to be ...

Warriors’ guard play elevates team to new heights

Warriors’ guard play elevates team to new heights

Kevin Lucena

January 31, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The NBA is in a golden age of guard play. Most nights, having the best player at that position determines the outcome of the game. From the old guards like the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul and the San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker, to the new kids on the block like Damian Lillard of the Portland ...

Pro teams provide a welcome distraction

Matt Murphy

May 5, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

This is a glorious time of year in the sports world. Baseball is in full swing. The future of the NFL will soon be chosen with the Draft approaching. There's hockey, if you're into that sort of thing. Most compelling to me are the NBA playoffs, and this year's second season has gotten off to one of the be...

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