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Devon Saul instructs his students in basketball at the annual Ability First Sports Camp, a sports and recreation instructional summer camps for children ages 8 to 17 with physical disabilities. Chico State plays host to many of the camp events and faculty and its Department of Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management provides staffing support for the camp.

Ability First Educates and Empowers Through Sports Instruction

Since its inception on 1987, Ability First Sports has developed into one of the country’s premier sports and recreation instructional summer camps for children ages 8 to 17 with physical disabilities.

Brooke is mid-air as she jumps onto a skeleton sled

From Sprints to Sleds: Wildcat Track Alums Make Their Push

Standout student-athletes take on sliding sports for a chance to represent USA at the Olympics.

Willie the Wildcat mascot and a Make a Wish representative crouch next to a surprised child

Wish granted; Smile cherished

Chico State student athletes partner with Make-A-Wish to send a 5-year-old boy to LEGOLAND.

Make-A-Wish, Northeastern California and Northern Nevada, Chico State.

It’s Wish Week at Chico State!

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Make A Wish granting local child's wish Saturday

Carson Medley holding a basketball in his office

Want a behind-the-scenes peek into Division II basketball? Open the ‘Red Door’

Carson Medley’s book “Through the Red Door” is much more than a look back at a college basketball season. It’s an homage to the individual parts that move the story along at Chico State.

Alumni of the Chico State football team pose next to the old scoreboard.

Alumni Protect Wildcat Football’s Future by Honoring Its Past 

It’s been 20 years since the final whistle blew for the Chico State football program. The mission of a growing and increasingly organized group of Wildcat football alumni is simple: to preserve the dignity, history, and—they dare say it—hope for the program.  

The Chico State men's soccer team took in the sights and sounds of Spain, both on land and in the Mediterranean Sea,

Reflections on Spain: Wildcats Ready For 2017 CCAA Season

It has only been a couple of weeks since we returned from our trip, and we’re already back at it with trainings and preseason games. It is still settling in that we were in Spain playing against professional club teams and touring major La Liga Stadiums. It’s hard to believe how much we packed into […]

Members of the Chico State men's soccer team relax during a layover at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, on their way to Spain. (Photo by Dylan Wakefield/Men's Soccer)

Spain Awaits: Chico State Men’s Soccer Team Travels Overseas

After a couple of hours playing Tetris with our travel bags, we finally hopped on a bus at 1:45 a.m. in the University Soccer Stadium parking lot.

The Chico State men's soccer team trains last week at University Soccer Stadium. The entire team, as well as coaches, men's soccer alumni, and a few parents are traveling to Spain for an 11-day training and cultural immersion trip.

Spain and Fútbol: Chico State Men’s Soccer Embarks On Once-In-A-Lifetime Trip

It’s not every day you pack your bags knowing you have a once-in-a-lifetime trip right around the corner. On Monday, the Chico State men’s soccer team will hop on a plane and take off to train in a dream destination.

CCAA All-Academic

38 Special Athletes

Wildcat student athletes honored by CCAA for academic excellence

Cameron Santos poses with his baseball mitt.

Santos Dives Head First Into Biggest Battle

Cam Santos appears to be living the college dream. But few outside of his family, friends, and Wildcat family know that Santos is in the midst of a painstaking battle that he will endure for rest of his life.

Cathrine Himberg teaches during her Intermediate Yoga (KINE169B) class.

Advocacy for Quality Physical Education Has a Home

After the release of her documenary "No Excuses!" in 2014, Catherine Himberg and graduate student Kevin Shepard developed a website designed to support, coach, and guide physical education teachers around the country.

Chico State women's basketball player Whitney Branham has overcome spina bifida to become the Wildcats' leader on the court.

Branham’s the Backbone of the Wildcats

Chico State women's basketball player Whitney Branham hasn't let spina bifida hold her back, and she's emerged as the Wildcats' leader.

Haley Kroll, Chico State women's cross country athlete, says, "I don't say man up because it insinuates that women can't be courageous."

Language Matters to Student-Athletes

Chico State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee unveils “We Don’t Say” campaign to raise awareness about language that marginalizes or offends particular identities.