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Chico State starting middle hitter Makaela Keeve

Chico State Women’s Volleyball seeks first win at home

Raymundo Sayago, Reporter // October 8, 2021

The Chico State Women’s Volleyball team began this season by achieving early success in the Norcal Kickoff tournament, winning three out of four games. However, they have found themselves experiencing...

The team celebrating after competing in the 2019 NCAA Division 2 Cross-Country Championships

A new era awaits Chico State’s long-dominant Cross Country teams

Raymundo Sayago, Reporter // September 13, 2021

The men’s and women’s cross-country teams at Chico State have dominated conferences for over a decade. The men’s team has consistently won the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference...

Chico State passes the baton in a relay race.

Vaccines required as sports await return

Connor McPherson, Reporter // April 29, 2021

On April 12, Chico State announced that it would require student athletes and those living in university housing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This news was quickly followed 10 days later, on April 22,...

Chico State Guard Joshua Curls drives with the ball in a basketball game.

Chico athletes Baxter and Curls are two in 75 across nation to win scholarship

Connor McPherson, Reporter // April 19, 2021

Cross country athlete Wyatt Baxter and basketball guard Joshua Curls are getting recognition for their academic excellence at Chico State. They are two out of only 75 athletes across the nation to receive...

Joshua Curls driving pass a defender while playing for the Wildcats.

Chico athletes reflect on Black History Month

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // February 24, 2021

February is Black History Month in the United States. The month honors and remembers important African American figures and events throughout history.   In the sports world, many Black athletes have...

Kayak Fishing Town Lake Feb 2012

Bass Fishing Team eager to bait hooks

Melvin Bui, Reporter // February 24, 2021

The Chico State Bass Fishing Team hasn't been able to fish any tournament waters because of COVID-19 restrictions from the California State University office. The Bass Fishing Team is a student run...

Here is a top five list of some sports movies to watch before spring rolls around.

Top 5 sports movies to watch before spring

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // February 21, 2021

With spring comes the excitement of some of our favorite sports. March brings the beginning of major golf tournaments, college basketball’s March Madness, baseball’s spring training. This is a list...

Coach Gary Towne (second from left) talks to the Chico State Wildcats before they compete in the mens 2019 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships at Haggin Oaks Golf Course on Saturday, November 23, 2019 in Sacramento, Calif.

Chico State Athletics await return

Connor McPherson, Reporter // February 7, 2021

Chico High and Pleasant Valley both competed on Jan. 30 in their first joint cross-country matches since March 2020, giving hope for some non-contact high school sports to make a spring return.  But...

The home gym my roomates and I were able to create.

The Opening Of The WREC Is A Great Sign

Matthew Wreden, Sports Editor // October 21, 2020

For the past nine weeks students that still lived around the Chico area have had to get creative when it came to working out. Gyms have either been shut down or open for limited capacity in Butte County...

Photo by Julian Mendoza

Three runners with three different backgrounds

Alex Martin, Staff Writer // March 11, 2020

Three standout athletes on the track and field team have shown exceptional talent this season. They come from different backgrounds and participate in different events, yet share the same love for Chico...

Chico State taking advantage of their possession of the ball. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Video: Chico State v.s. San Bernardino

Melissa Herrera // October 19, 2019

Reporter Karina Cope interviews midfielder Camille Lidster about the team’s victory over Cal State San Bernardino. Karina Cope can be reached at [email protected] or @KarinaICope on Twitter....

Both teams wait for the kick as the end of the game approaches. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Video: Chico State men’s soccer v.s. Cal Poly Pomona

Melissa Herrera and Wesley Harris // October 13, 2019

Reporter Wesley Harris interviews Midfielder Alex Fluitt and Forward Noah Ross about the team's loss to conference leader Cal Poly Pomona on Friday night. Wesley Harris can be reached at [email protected]

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