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Aaron Rodgers: the man from Chico

Aaron Rodgers: the man from Chico
December 2, 2020

Aaron Rodgers is the current quarterback for the Green Bay Packers out of Wisconsin. Rodgers was born in Chico and before entering the NFL, played football at Butte Community College and UC Berkeley. Rodgers...

NFL acts accordingly after minor outbreak

Graphic made by Jacob Collier
October 25, 2020

The NFL has done well keeping players safe from COVID-19, despite a minor outbreak in the first weeks of the season. The NFL had a plan going into the 2020 season: mandate that each team create an...

More fans means more COVID-19 cases

Graphic made by Hana Beaty
October 20, 2020

COVID-19 has already killed over 200,000 people in the United States and the death toll will continue to rise if fans are allowed at sporting events. With cases continuing to rise throughout the country,...

Ryan O’Callaghan’s journey as a gay man in the NFL

Ryan O' Callaghan explaining his struggles with his sexuality. Photo credit: Hana Beaty
October 14, 2019

For star football player Ryan O’Callaghan, growing up was hard. Raised in a conservative environment, strong beliefs were instilled in him early.O’Callaghan kept a deep secret for 34 years....

The Wildcat Rumble: MLB Divisional round breakdown and NFL week 6 preview

Ricardo Tovar and Matthew Ferreira discuss the MLB playoffs and NFL seasons. Photo credit: Claire Bang
October 12, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble returns for the first episode this fall with Ricardo Tovar and Matthew Ferreira! They speak on the MLB playoffs, NFL season and much more! Agree or disagree with anything? Share...

The Wildcat Rumble: fall debut spotlight MLB and NFL seasons

Ricardo Tovar and Matthew Ferreira discuss the MLB and NFL seasons. Photo credit: Claire Bang
September 15, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble returns for the first episode this fall with Ricardo Tovar and Matthew Ferreira! They speak on the MLB season, NFL season and much more! Agree or disagree with anything? Share...

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

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Matthew Ferreira, Noah Andrews and Ricardo Tovar bring their takes on the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NCAA
April 5, 2019

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...

The hard-hitting reality of salaries in the NFL

Money is not fully guaranteed in the NFL despite the increased link of CTE with the sport. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
April 2, 2019

The NFL made history in March of 2018 when they paid quarterback Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings a fully-guaranteed three-year contract. Unlike NBA, MLB and NHL athletes, NFL players are not...

Paradise High School on the road to Recovery

Paradise High School remained untouched despite buildings around it being destroyed by flames. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava
February 10, 2019

The first week of November was a crucial time for Paradise High School athletics: the football team was ready to take on their first playoff game, both soccer teams and the wrestling team were on the verge...

To cure Super Bowl hangovers, watch more sports

A detail of a New England Patriots player raising the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
February 10, 2019

Sunday's big game brought with it the dreadful fact that the NFL season has come to an end. For many football fans, this can feel as if the dark ages have started all over again. But fear not, there are...

Wildcat Rumble: Bekah Boyle and Alexandria Tucker

Alexandria Tucker leads the way at the Bronco Invitational in this archived photo. Photo credit: Gary Towne
February 9, 2019

The newest episode of the Wildcat Rumble is trying some stuff out. Interviews with Chico State athletes Bekah Boyle (3:42) and Alex Tucker (19:07), who won All-CCAA Fall Academics. As well as a one-man...

Maroon 5, Travis Scott deliver sub-par performance

Maroon 5—including its lead singer, Adam Levine—faces pressure to decline the N.F.L.’s offer to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show, in light of the league’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick. Photograph by Gilbert Carrasquillo / Getty
February 5, 2019

Super Bowl LIII will likely be remembered as one of the least entertaining Super Bowls to date, and the halftime show was the laughably bad icing on the cake. Adam Levine sounded (and looked) way past...

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