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NCAA should wield clout to pressure Indiana on religious freedom law

NCAA should wield clout to pressure Indiana on religious freedom law

Kevin Lucena

April 13, 2015


Filed under Sports

No more Final Four, no more Cinderella stories and no more cutting-down-the-net ceremony. No, I don’t mean canceling the NCAA Tournament altogether. Just don’t hold any more of the events in Indiana. Every few years the NCAA selects Indiana to host either the men’s or women’s Final ...

First-year runner sprints into action for Wildcats

First-year runner sprints into action for Wildcats

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 11, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and field

First-year runner Alex Burkhart is becoming a force on the track faster than you can say the name of her hometown, Rancho Cucamonga. Coming off her time at Los Osos High School, Burkhart has taken advantage of her opportunities and excelled in the steeplechase event for the Wildcats this spring. Steeplechase is a 3,...

Best Chico bars to watch the NCAA finals

Best Chico bars to watch the NCAA finals

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 1, 2015


Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Video

Your bracket? Busted. Your stomach? Hungry. Your throat? Parched. If you're a college student watching the NCAA Tournament, this sounds like you. Here is a guide to the best five bars to check out for students trying to watch the NCAA Final Four and the National Championship this weekend. Unfortunately...

Wildcats defend home turf

Wildcats defend home turf

Breanna Barnard

March 20, 2015


Filed under Track and field

The Wildcat Invitational kicked off with the Chico State women's track and field team sweeping in almost every event.No NCAA Provisional or Automatic qualifying marks were made on the women's side, but the men had four.In the finals for the 100 meter hurdles on the women side, the 'Cats swept first through forth giving ...

College soccer needs to adapt to remain relevant

College soccer needs to adapt to remain relevant

Dariush Azmoudeh

February 28, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

I grew up watching soccer throughout my life. I always thought the rules were simple. I knew that NCAA rules were usually different from the professional league — like in basketball and football — but when I came to Chico, I realized how weird the rules for soccer were. The main NCAA soccer rule that tic...

‘Cats score comeback win in rematch with Warriors

‘Cats score comeback win in rematch with Warriors

Nick Reddy

December 14, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

In a replay of last season’s NCAA West Region championship game, the Chico State Wildcats once again ended up on top of the host Cal State Stanislaus Warriors. Despite having to climb out of an early 2-13 hole, the Wildcats clawed back to take a 28-27 lead at halftime. The Wildcats then held the Warriors to ju...

Cross country dominates at NCAA West Regional Championships

Cross country dominates at NCAA West Regional Championships

Angelo Boscacci

November 23, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

[box]NCAA West Regional HighlightsJohnny Sanchez is the fifth runner in Chico State history to earn four All-West Region awards.True freshmen Camila Turati earned All-West Region. True freshmen Alexandra Burkhart earned All-West Region.Both Wildcat teams were ranked fourth in the nation heading into today'...

Wildcats enter season highly ranked by NCAA

Wildcats enter season highly ranked by NCAA

Angelo Boscacci

November 9, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Sports, Video

Last season ended at the NCAA Elite Eight in Indianapolis for Chico State's men's basketball team, after losing by 15 to University of South Carolina Aiken. Fresh off that historic appearance, the Wildcats come into the new season ranked 15th in the nation by the NCAA Division II preseason coaches poll."...

’Cats eliminated from College World Series

’Cats eliminated from College World Series

Nicholas Woodard

May 26, 2014


Filed under Baseball, News, Sports

  The Chico State baseball team was eliminated from the NCAA Division II College World Series with a 14-6 loss to Tampa Monday in Cary, North Carolina. Tampa had 19 hits on the day, a season-high for Chico State pitchers. The 'Cats also committed four errors in the contest. At one point, Chico State was down 8-2 to...

Chico State falls in College World Series opener

Chico State falls in College World Series opener

Nicholas Woodard

May 24, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team opened the NCAA Division II College World Series with a 6-4 loss to Lander on Saturday in Cary, North Carolina. The Wildcats matched up to Lander, the nation's leader in many offensive categories, for much of the game. But at the end, the reason for the opening loss was plain and simple: errors.Chico State pitcher...

Chico State golf sits in second place

Chico State golf sits in second place

Angelo Boscacci

May 20, 2014


Filed under Golf, Sports

The second day of the NCAA Division II Golf Championships concluded Tuesday with the fourth-seeded Chico State men's golf team in second place with a score of 21-over par. The Wildcats' overall leader of the tournament is Alistair Docherty. He finished at 2-over par 73 on the day, putting him in a tie for second place in the tour...

Chico State gets past California Baptist

Chico State gets past California Baptist

Nicholas Woodard

May 16, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Marcos Lara got two runs of support Friday night in San Diego. He probably only needed one.The right hander threw seven shutout innings as the Chico State baseball team beat California Baptist 2-0 in the NCAA West Regional. Lara scattered six hits and struck out four on the night. The Wildcat offense ba...

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