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Inside the life of an athlete

Inside the life of an athlete

Marc Wilson

March 8, 2017


Filed under Full Disclosure, Sports

Nothing makes an athlete happier than playing the sport they love, whether it is preparing for the upcoming season with offseason workouts or stepping out onto the field or court to open the season. There's just something about those sweaty workout shirts, the double practice days and the bruises all...

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...

What makes an athlete great?

Marc Wilson

February 24, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Sports

In the sports community, a phrase we so often hear is “Oh they are destined for greatness.” But how we define and measure the greatness of an athlete?In the sports world, we have some greats: Serena Williams, Mia Hamm, Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, Cristiano Ronaldo. But, what is it that really ma...

The ‘Cats on a losing streak

Marc Wilson

February 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats has lost three games in a row and its grip on first place in conference, with its last game to the Cougars of Cal State San Marcos. Junior guard, Jalen McFerren started out by scoring 9 of the 'Cats first 11 points. The Cougars dominated the first-half with a 13-0 run, setting them up for a 3...

Cross Country kicks off in Tahoe

Cross Country kicks off in Tahoe

Gabriel Moreno

August 20, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Cross Country runners are hitting the trail as the new season beginsWith a sixth place finish for the men and fourth place finish for the women at the NCAA Championship last year, the cross country teams have already begun to hit the trail in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.The teams have begun their training as a gr...

Go-ing Outside

Kenta Mcafee

August 19, 2016


Filed under Columns, Sports

Video games might have a bad reputation for creating couch potatoes, but one app has proved that gamers will even walk outside if it means leveling up.As most people sleep at 2 a.m. I run three miles while frantically pursuing a dream of my own, to be the very best.I'm no athlete and I'm certainly not ...

Former McFarland runner carries high school legacy

Former McFarland runner carries high school legacy

Esther Briggs

March 15, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Track and field

For first-year cross-country and track runner Veronica Garcia, the movie "McFarland, USA” (2015) is more than an inspirational sports dramatization. The story of a 1987 cross-country team put together by its coach, Jim White, happened right in her high school. Garcia began running in kindergarten,...

First-year softball player makes big impact

First-year softball player makes big impact

Anna Baytosh

February 29, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

First-year student Ari Marsh is a force to be reckoned with on the Chico State softball field. This outfielder is making an impact early in her Wildcat athletic career.Marsh has played in every softball game this season with a batting average of .353 and an on-base percentage of .371. With five runs...

Baseball team sweeps second consecutive weekend

Baseball team sweeps second consecutive weekend

Anna Baytosh

February 7, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team has developed a knack for winning. With its sixth consecutive win, the Wildcats are pre-empting their season with a great start. On Saturday, Feb. 6, Chico State faced the Point Loma Sea Lions for the third time in one weekend at Nettleton Stadium. Winning the game 3-1,...

Soccer fans should support domestic teams, not European

Soccer fans should support domestic teams, not European

Dariush Azmoudeh

May 2, 2015


Filed under Sports

Today I want to talk about a problem faced among many American soccer fans — the "Eurosnob." Urban Dictionary defines Eurosnobs as fake soccer fans from the United States that only hop on the bandwagon and support European powerhouses rather than their local or domestic soccer clubs. Eurosnob...

‘Mercy rule’ stirs debate among athletes

‘Mercy rule’ stirs debate among athletes

James Groh

April 22, 2015


Filed under Sports

Most sports fans find nothing more satisfying to watch than their favorite team blowing out its opponent. But the majority of baseball leagues have prevented this from ever happening. Even though college players are considered adults, they are still subject to the "mercy rule." The mercy rule...

Wildcat rivalry tensions elevate performance

Wildcat rivalry tensions elevate performance

Lars Gustafson

April 6, 2015


Filed under Sports

Sports rivalries are without a doubt one of the most exciting aspects of sports. Whether the San Francisco 49ers are playing the Seattle Seahawks or the Los Angeles Lakers are battling the Boston Celtics, rivalry games are played with bragging rights on the line. Here is a look at some of the Wi...

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