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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 men's 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]

Chico State volleyball team in Acker Gym about to face off against Humboldt State. Oct. 5, 2019 Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Video: Chico State Volleyball v.s. Humboldt State

Melissa Herrera and Karina Cope // October 6, 2019

Reporter Karina Cope interviews outside hitter Grace Shepherd and middle hitter Makaela Keeve about the team's victory over Humboldt State on Saturday night. Karina Cope can be reached at [email protected]

History of the NCAA Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Governor Gavin Newsom asks NCAA to play fair and pay fair, student-athletes respond

Kimberly Morales // October 6, 2019

For years, student-athletes have fought for the right to earn benefits in return for the work they put into playing in order to place their school on the map. On Sept. 30, California changed the game forever...

Ricardo's playlist that he puts on at all times of the day.

Editor’s Picks: Our sports editor’s top 10 songs

Ricardo Tovar // March 8, 2019

Music is a strange thing for me, I don't seek it out and don't stay updated as most people do. Occasionally, I hear something from a friend and I like the band/performer and look them up. So a lot of songs...

Editor Brian Luong: 10 songs that get me through the day

Editor Brian Luong: 10 songs that get me through the day

Brian Luong // February 22, 2019

When making this playlist, I didn’t have a theme or mood that I was trying to get across. These are songs I just have a lot of random memories attached to - some good, some bad. I hope you all enjoy...

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