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First-year softball player makes big impact

First-year softball player makes big impact

Anna Baytosh

February 29, 2016

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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 program...

Greeks come out to support Wildcat sports

Greeks come out to support Wildcat sports

Breanna Barnard

March 8, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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