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Women's head basketball coach Brian Fogel coaches his team during a basketball game at Chico State. (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Brian Fogel: head coach of the women’s basketball team

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // April 17, 2021

Brian Fogel is a man known for being a very successful head coach for Chico State. When he is not coaching, he’s also known for scoping out talent and developing strong relationships with his players. “He’s...

Chico State women's basketball coach Brian Fogel talks to his team during a basketball game in Chico.

Chico women’s basketball reacts to men’s vs. women’s NCAA facilities

Connor McPherson, Reporter // April 9, 2021

The 2021 March Madness basketball tournament became mired in controversy after Stanford women’s basketball coach Ali Kershner leaked photos highlighting the major disparity in facilities provided to...

#22 Morgan Mathis throws up a shot in a basketball game at Buchanan High School in Clovis, Calif (Chico State Sports Information)

Morgan Mathis: the Wildcats’ three-point sharpshooter

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // February 26, 2021

Morgan Mathis is a freshman at Chico State and is one of four new recruits to join the women’s basketball team along with India Starr, Stella Rollo and Jazmyne Lillie. She has not played in a game yet...

#23 Haley Ison goes up for a shot in a basketball game at Chico State (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Women’s basketball hopes to return in Fall 2021

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // February 18, 2021

It’s been almost a full year since the Chico State women’s basketball team played a game. Their most recent game was a playoff match on March 3, 2020 in which the Wildcats lost to the Cal State East...

#23 Haley Ison is a junior and current member of the Chico State Wildcats women's basketball team (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Haley Ison: a basketball star for the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Reporter // November 8, 2020

Haley Ison is a junior at Chico State and is one of the rising stars on the basketball team. She grew up in Laguna Niguel, California and quickly developed a passion for the game of basketball. “I...

Stella Rollo moves up the court with the ball in a game for Denver East High School in Denver, Colo.

Women’s basketball adds four new athletes

Alex Martin, Reporter // October 26, 2020

Recently, the Wildcats acquired four new women to play on the basketball team at Chico State. They are India Starr, Morgan Mathis, Stella Rollo and Jazmyne Lillie. All four of these athletes come to...

Shay Stark shooting a free throw against Holy Names University. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Wildcat pregame rituals

Wesley Harris // December 3, 2019

Game day can be a time when emotions run high in anticipation of hopping on the court. Envisioning the plays an athlete wants to make can cause anxiety as they try to keep their cool. Junior basketball...

Left to right: Mckena Barker, Madison Wong, Shay Stark, Isaiah Brooks, Malik Duffy Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Love and support for five honored basketball players

Brandon Downs // March 18, 2019

Despite both teams missing the playoffs, five Chico State basketball players received recognition from the California Collegiate Athletic Association coaches for their hard work and success this season.The...

From left to right: junior Madison Wong (All-CCAA and had 10.8 points a game), freshman Mikaila Wegenke (13.7 min. per game and 4.1 points per game), sophomore Vanessa Holland (28.6 min. per game and 7.1 points per game), sophomore Shay Stark (All-CCAA and 11.4 points per game), senior Natalie Valenzuela (last season and 10.5 points per game). Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Women’s basketball experience ups and downs in long season

Matthew Ferreira // March 13, 2019

The Wildcats women's basketball team's season didn’t end the way that they planned on as they missed the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Tournament. It did, however, have a lot...

Coach Brian Fogel owns a 178–130 record as Chico State women's basketball coach and a 268-179 record in 15 years as an NCAA head coach. in Acker Gym on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
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Get to know Women’s Basketball Coach Brian Fogel

Matthew Ferreira // March 5, 2019

Coach Brian Fogel finished his 11th year, at Chico State, coaching women's basketball on Saturday. Even though the Wildcats didn't finish the year how they wanted, coach Fogel has been there throughout...

Shay Stark shooting a free-throw attempt against Sonoma State on Saturday. She ended her season with six points on the night. Photo credit: Matthew Ferreira

Wildcat women’s basketball end Senior Night with eight straight loss

Matthew Ferreira // March 4, 2019

The Chico State women’s basketball team lost their Senior Night game against Sonoma State Saturday night by a score of 71-59. Ending the season on an eight-game losing streak. The first quarter yielded...

Wildcats trying to rebound against San Francisco. State. They got outrebounded 42-40. Photo credit: Matthew Ferreira

Wildcat’s effort not enough, extend losing streak to seven games

Matthew Ferreira // March 2, 2019

The Chico State women’s basketball game lost their matchup against San Francisco State Thursday by a score of 78-69. This makes it seven losses in a row and puts the season out of their hands if...

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