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Baseball curses broken

Jordan Jarrell

October 29, 2016

Filed under Baseball, Columns, Sports

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

More fútbol, less football

February 5, 2016

Filed under Sports

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

Giants’ World Series trophies swing by Chico

Dariush Azmoudeh

February 6, 2015

Filed under Sports, Video, Visuals

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

Filed under Columns, Opinion

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

Faking sports fandom fails to impress

Julianna Eveland

November 2, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

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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