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Men and Women’s Track split ways in CCAA championships

Men and Women’s Track split ways in CCAA championships

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

May 6, 2019


Filed under Sports, Track and field

The Chico State track and field teams finished their season with record-breaking performances at the California Collegiate Athletic Association championships hosted in La Jolla, California.Women’s trackAdelae Fredeen was the first Wildcat to earn a total of four team points in the heptathlon on Th...

It’s Wyatt Baxter’s time

It’s Wyatt Baxter’s time

Noah Andrews

April 17, 2019


Filed under Sports, Track and field

Growing up with a sibling that plays the same sport as you has positives and negatives.On the one hand, you always have somebody to practice or play with. On the other hand, they often become your greatest competitor. And what do you tend to try and do to your greatest competition? Beat them in every way...

Wildcat Rumble: Was Lebron’s first year in LA a failure?

Wildcat Rumble: Was Lebron’s first year in LA a failure?

Ricardo Tovar

April 5, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Sports

The Wildcat Rumble returns this week with sports editor Ricardo Tovar and a returning Matthew Ferreira. New co-host to the program, The Orion's sports writer, Noah Andrews brings his unique sports takes with Ferreira and Tovar. They speak on the NCAA tournament, MLB season, NBA season and much more! Ag...

March Madness brings the most exciting time of the college basketball season

March Madness brings the most exciting time of the college basketball season

Matthew Ferreira

March 19, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Saturday and Sunday were huge days in the National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball world and as a result, we now have the official NCAA March Madness bracket.The tournament favorite among many, Duke University, won the ACC championship over Florida State on a terrific performan...

The past and future of Chico State football

The past and future of Chico State football

Connor Mcpherson

December 22, 2018


Filed under Football, Mobile Headlines, Sports

1997 marked the final year for Chico State football. The players hung up their uniforms one last time and walked out of the locker room. The cancellation of the football team was sad at the time, but could’ve been just what the Chico State athletics program needed.Despite wide protest, the footb...

Wildcats softball earn spot in NCAA West Regional Final with 2-0 start

Wildcats softball earn spot in NCAA West Regional Final with 2-0 start

Katalina Santamaria and Justin Couchot

May 12, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

After winnings the first two games at home of the NCAA West Regional, the Chico State softball team has now won 27 in a row and has earned a spot in the NCAA West Regional final on Saturday morning. The Wildcats are now 52-3 on the season.Chico State entered the NCAA West Regionals tournament as the No. 1 se...

Three home runs lead Wildcats softball in game one of CCAA Championship

Three home runs lead Wildcats softball in game one of CCAA Championship

Katalina Santamaria

May 5, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team continue to prove why they are the No.1 ranked team in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament after beating Cal State San Bernardino 12-0 in five innings in the opening game of the tournament. The Wildcats scored eight runs in the first inning, followed ...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Kelsey Veith

March 2, 2018


Filed under Photo Galleries, Showcase, Visuals

Chico State softball puts their dominating 17-0 record on the line this weekend as they head out of town on March 3rd to take on Stanislaus State! Good luck wildcats and go get em!

NCAA policies are hurting student athletes

NCAA policies are hurting student athletes

Patrick Pace

April 19, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Sports

The long list of banned substances put in place by the NCAA comes with serious consequences. Regardless of whether it is a performance-enhancing or recreational drug, use of any banned substance will result in repercussions. The fallout ranges from fair to excessive, eventually ruining the career of...

Improvements needed for concussion protocols

Marc Wilson

March 5, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The concussion protocol for collegiate and professional sports is flawed and needs to be improved. Athletes who have suffered any dramatic head injury should not be allowed to return and play that same day. Although professional sporting leagues and collegiate sports have implemented concussion protocols...

Full Disclosure: Student-athletes getting paid

Kenta Mcafee

October 25, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Full Disclosure, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

The only difference between college athletes and high school athletes is the workload. Although the collegiate level is more competitive, with only 7.8 percent of all athletes able to compete, the players are treated the same. There is no benefit available for the athletes who suffer broken bones an...

Concussions have repercussions

Concussions have repercussions

Makayla Hopkins

October 18, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The NFL isn't alone in the battle against concussions. College athletic programs are following in the league's footsteps to create a safer game for their athletes.The NCAA Executive Committee adopted its Concussion Policy and Legislation in April 2010. The policy requires all affiliated schools to ha...

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