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Lacrosse club works to improve image after team member’s death

Lacrosse club works to improve image after team member’s death

Michael Mcclurg

March 17, 2015


Filed under News, Sports

The men's lacrosse team is striving to show itself in a positive light following the death of first-year student Nicholas Castellanos, who was struck by a car and killed on Jan. 16. Both the men's and women's teams were suspended in February for violating the alcohol policy in the sport club programâ...

Greeks come out to support Wildcat sports

Greeks come out to support Wildcat sports

Breanna Barnard

March 8, 2015


Filed under Sports

Cheerleaders, put the pompoms down. Moms, turn off the camera flash. And students, move on over to the section where fraternity and sorority members are chanting their Wildcats to victory. Recently, Greek life has been spotted at different sporting events supporting student athletes and getti...

School spirit is sparse

School spirit is sparse

Megan Mann

February 10, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Coming from a small town, school spirit is everything.Seriously, people go all out. I even used to wear two different colored Converse to match my high school's colors. So imagine my surprise when I went to a Chico State women's basketball game in January and there was almost no one there.Sure, a wh...

Cross-country Wildcats prepare for new terrain

Cross-country Wildcats prepare for new terrain

Breanna Barnard

February 8, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Track and field

Runners on your mark. Get set. Bang. The switch over from cross-country to track and field season is quickly creeping up. With both the Wildcat men's and women's cross-country teams placing in the NCAA Championships this past fall, the 'Cats are ready to bring their energy into track and...

Student athletes should be allowed to be activists

Dylan Dewit

January 20, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

No college football team has excited me more this year than the Oregon Ducks. But it was not because of anything related to their New Year's Day win, but what happened after the last few seconds ticked off the clock. During the celebration, after throttling Florida State, Oregon Duck players began a chant tha...

Baker, Furner named Wildcats of the Year

Baker, Furner named Wildcats of the Year

Nicholas Woodard

December 14, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Soccer, Sports

The inaugural Orion Sports Wildcat of the Year voting has come to a close. And with that, the first Wildcats of the Year have been selected.Nick Baker is your 2014 male Wildcat of the Year, and Brianna Furner has been named as your 2014 female Wildcat of the Year. Baker, a former pitcher on the Chico...

Men’s basketball beats Dominguez Hills

Men’s basketball beats Dominguez Hills

Samuel Wolfson

December 6, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team took on Cal State Dominguez Hills Friday night, winnig by a final of 69-59. The first half of the game was all Wildcats as they shot 46 percent while the Toros were held to 25 percent. Chico State went into halftime with a lead of 15. Jordan Semple stepped up with a ...

Former Wildcat finds success as water skier

Former Wildcat finds success as water skier

Lars Gustafson

December 2, 2014


Filed under Sports

Marcus Brown knows his way around the water.Brown, a Chico State alumnus, has made himself into a professional water skier. But it wasn't an overnight process. In fact, it was far from it. Brown’s water skiing career began in his hometown of Biggs, just 32 minutes from Chico State. His passion for water sports and the lake lifestyle beg...

Wildcats succeed with higher fan count

Lars Gustafson

November 19, 2014


Filed under Sports

Each Chico State sport has experienced highs and lows in terms of average attendance over the past decade. The Orion looked at year-by-year attendance with the best performances of each team. Here's what we found. Volleyball: In 2007, the women’s volleyball team reached the second of ...

Women’s volleyball team sends off seniors with victory

Women’s volleyball team sends off seniors with victory

Nick Reddy

November 16, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

[box]Chico State 3, San Francisco 2Scores: 26-24, 22-25, 25-19, 20-25, and 15-13Kills: Olivia Mediano (22); Kristyn Casalino (12)Assists: Torey Thompson (59)Digs: Torey Thompson (20); Emily Duran (25)[/box]Despite being swept by California Collegiate Athletic Association regular season champion Sonoma Sta...

Volleyball team falls to CCAA-leader Sonoma State

Volleyball team falls to CCAA-leader Sonoma State

Samuel Wolfson

November 15, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

[box]Sonoma State 3, Chico State 1Scores: 32-30, 25-16, 25-12Assists: Torey Thompson (32)Digs: Emily Duran (25); Torey Thompson (15)[/box]After a close first game single set that went into a 32-30 loss, the Chico State volleyball team was shut out at home Friday against Sonoma State in three sets. H...

Chico State athletes awarded for charity

Chico State athletes awarded for charity

Kevin Lucena

November 10, 2014


Filed under Sports

Not all college athletes want to be getting paid for signing autographs. The same week college football fans watched yet another Heisman-hopeful be suspended for improper benefits, Chico State’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) was awarded for raising the second highest amount of mo...

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