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Wildcat finds mentor in former NBA player

Wildcat finds mentor in former NBA player

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 6, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

When Chico State played at Sonoma State last season, senior center Tanner Giddings had the opportunity to play in front of a special fan and former NBA player.When Giddings made a mistake during the game, he looked to the sideline to see his mentor, former NBA player Mike Farmer, laughing, knowing exactly wh...

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...

No new Wildcat logo for club sports

No new Wildcat logo for club sports

Nick Reddy

August 24, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Editor's note: This story, originally published on Aug. 24, has been rewritten to address the following corrections: Willie Wildcat has never cheered for club sports teams and is the official mascot for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Club sports have never had access to the new logo. ...

Wildcat logo locked from club sports

Wildcat logo locked from club sports

Nick Reddy

August 24, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The athletic department's artwork will not be shared with club teams.Editor's note: This story, originally published on Aug. 24, has been rewritten to address the following corrections: Willie Wildcat has never cheered for club sports teams and is the official mascot for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Club sports ...

Soccer bonds alumni, students at 50th anniversary celebration

Soccer bonds alumni, students at 50th anniversary celebration

Dylan Wakefield

May 13, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

I remember being the kid in the stands at college soccer games, wishing that someday I would get the chance to play collegiate soccer. Playing soccer is all I have wanted to do since I was little. I got that chance. I have realized playing men’s soccer as a Wildcat means far more than just being an...

Top-notch basketball recruit signs with Chico State

Top-notch basketball recruit signs with Chico State

Dylan Wakefield

May 1, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Wildcat cub Justin Briggs will be joining the Chico State men’s basketball team in the fall. The 6 foot 9 inch power forward of River City High School in West Sacramento signed his Letter of Intent to become a Wildcat on April 20. Briggs was a top-notch recruit and was receiving attention fr...

Pioneers pillage ‘Cats

Pioneers pillage ‘Cats

Dylan Wakefield

April 29, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Stretching zero runs to the seventh inning, the Chico State baseball team lost their Friday night home opener against the visiting Cal State East Bay Pioneers. The game started off scoreless in the first inning. Leading off the second inning, Cal State East Bay squeezed in a run to open up the...

Nothing beats a pair of aces

Nothing beats a pair of aces

Dylan Wakefield

April 25, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

When it comes to poker, the best hand wins, and the Chico State softball team has two aces up its sleeves — Brooke Langeloh and Haley Gilham. Haley Gilham — 1.89 ERA 65 strikeouts (ranked No. 13 of 40 in conference for most strikeouts overall)35 walks109 hits allowed33 earned runs against478 ...

Wildcat transfer claws his way to top of pack

Wildcat transfer claws his way to top of pack

Dylan Wakefield

April 8, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

From Cougar to Wildcat, junior transfer Andrew Carrillo is playing a major role on the Chico State baseball team for the 2015 season. In his first year as a Wildcat, Carrillo has earned his spot as the starting second baseman and No. 2 hitter in the team's batting order. So far he has been a consistent playe...

Wildcats give up 3 games to L.A.

Wildcats give up 3 games to L.A.

Lars Gustafson

April 7, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State men’s baseball team lost its third game in a row to Cal State L.A., 7-2, and are now 12-15 in conference play. The game started out close with the first inning ending with the Golden Eagles leading by one run over the Wildcats. The Wildcats would only score one more run in the fifth inning for the rest of the game. Th...

‘Cats score zero dropping both games of double-header

‘Cats score zero dropping both games of double-header

Dylan Wakefield

April 5, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team went toe-to-toe against the formidable UC San Diego Tritons Friday at University Softball Stadium. Game 1 The Wildcats and the Tritons dueled the length of seven standard-time innings sharing zero runs in the process. It wasn’t until the extra inning where UC San Diego sn...

‘Cats win first and fourth to split 4-game series

‘Cats win first and fourth to split 4-game series

Dylan Wakefield

March 31, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team came out Sunday ready to respond to a disappointing Saturday doubleheader sweep delivered by Cal State Monterey Bay. The scoring opened up in the top of the first with a run for the Otters. The Wildcats responded in the bottom of the inning with four run...

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