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Breaking the club sports stigma

Makayla Hopkins

October 25, 2016


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The life of a student-athlete is glamorous and fulfilling until it involves club sports.I’ve played sports all my life, but when I graduated high school, the lack of scholarships and time made me think my athletic career was over. I was given a second chance to extend my athletic career by playin...

Club sport student-athletes part of Chico State athletics

Club sport student-athletes part of Chico State athletics

Nick Reddy

October 2, 2015


Filed under Sports

Everyone hears about the trials and tribulations of the NCAA student-athlete. From long, exhaustive practices, missing classes for extensive travel for competition, rigorous year-round strength and conditioning programs, to representing one’s university on a national level, all while not being paid, university athletes are the r...

Smarty ‘Cats succeed in class and competition

Smarty ‘Cats succeed in class and competition

Nick Reddy

September 6, 2015


Filed under Sports

If Chico State student-athletes ever had time to create their own version of iconic rapper Wiz Khalifa’s “Work Hard Play Hard," they might want to name their rendition “Play Hard, Study Harder." A record 64 Wildcats garnered Academic All-California Collegiate Athletic Association r...

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