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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 Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Showcase

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...

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 ...

3 students train for the heptathlon

3 students train for the heptathlon

Danielle Pubill

April 27, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and field

The heptathlon is seven events over the course of two days in track and field. The hard work, dedication and team support are critical factors. Junior Brooke Whitburn, sophomore Melanie O'Brien and first-year Olivia Abbott all strive together to reach their goals and to compete at their best.Many athletes ...

Track and field team springs into action

Track and field team springs into action

Patrick Pace

February 22, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and field

Chico State men's and women's track and field team has dominated the CCAA conference, and they're looking to do it again in 2016. "We always want to win our conference, that's always a goal of ours," said long distance coach Gary Towne. "Our women have won a number in a row, and our men lost a nail-...

Collegiate athletes are broke

Collegiate athletes are broke

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 12, 2015


Filed under Sports

According to a report by USA Today, the National Collegiate Athletic Association raked in $989 million during the 2014 fiscal year, just barely missing the billion dollar mark. How much of that money went to the athletes who put their time, sweat, effort and life into such programs? Not nearly enough.Pict...

Senior triple jumper leaps toward championships

Senior triple jumper leaps toward championships

Breanna Barnard

April 20, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and field

One long runway and one person. A sandy pit awaits for shoes with spikes on the bottom to touch down into it. The person runs, jumps and lands as the crowd cheers and awaits the results. This is what Chico State's senior triple jumper Derek Taylor lives for. "Three right backs," Taylor said....

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