The Orion

Baseball curses broken

Jordan Jarrell

October 29, 2016

The Chico State baseball team is no stranger to curses. Whether it's the 17-year National Championship drought or the near misses in the playoffs, the Wildcats luck hasn't shown on the diamond. Chico State isn't the only one suffering from a baseball curse, as both the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians...

More fútbol, less football

Sports writer Carlos Islas Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 5, 2016

Despite what you may hear or what you see, soccer is quickly becoming one of America’s big sports. It may not be at the height of baseball, basketball or football yet, but it is gaining a big following. Sure, the sport may have players diving to oversell a foul but the same thing is done in basket...

Giants’ World Series trophies swing by Chico

The San Francisco Giants' World Series championship trophies on display at Aaron Ray Clark Memorial Field House in Chico on Jan. 31. Thousands of fans showed up at the event to get a glimpse of and take photos with the trophies. Photo credit: Trevor Ryan

Dariush Azmoudeh

February 6, 2015

Thousands of San Francisco Giants fans gathered at Aaron Ray Clark Memorial Field House on Jan. 31 to bask in the glory of the team’s three recent World Series trophies. The event brought out clusters of fans dressed in orange and black from around the Chico area to take part in the Giants’ World Champion...

Sports fandom brings endless thrill

Matt Murphy

November 11, 2014

As a Northern California sports fan, I've grown up conditioned to never celebrate before the mountain has actually been summited.I always tell people that weathering being a fan of this area's sports through the 2000s means I've earned the right to be a fan. I watched the Sacramento Kings come oh-so clos...

Faking sports fandom fails to impress

Illustration by Rachel Dugo

Julianna Eveland

November 2, 2014

It's almost a sacrilege in America not to be a lover of sports. I've never really been a fan of sports, and I tried for a long time to hide that shame. I'd sit around with my friends pretending to be interested in the game. "Go Giants!" or, "Whoa, did you see that tackle? That was insane!" Sure,...

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