April 7, 2014Vol. 44, Issue 4

Men’s Basketball Team Leaves Legacy of Leadership

From left, seniors Rashad Parker and Amir Carraway and junior Jordan Semple helped the Wildcats forge new roads for the men’s basketball team.

After a record-setting season that included 25 wins and a first-ever NCAA West Regional Championship, the Chico State men’s basketball team played its final game of the season March 26. The Wildcats lost 85-70 in the Division II Elite Eight against the University of South Carolina Aiken in Evansville, Indiana. But even in losing, they were winners, as they are the first team in the program’s 99-year history to reach the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight.

Graduating seniors Amir Carraway, Sean Park, Rashad Parker, and Giordano Estrada, together with juniors Jordan Barton, Mike Rosaroso, Nate Appel, and Jordan Semple, were part of the Wildcats' first California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) title in 2012 and have led the team to three NCAA tournaments and 69 wins over the past three seasons—the most in any three-year run in school history. Their legacy will be one of working together to achieve what couldn’t be done alone.

More Stories about the Wildcats’ Record-Setting Season

Season Ends; Legacy Will Live Forever

Basketball photo

By Luke Reid, Sports Information Director, on chicowildcats.com

The string ran out on the Chico State men's basketball team's greatest season ever in an 85-70 loss to South Carolina Aiken at the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Elite Eight at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. But seniors Amir Carraway and Rashad Parker did more laughing than crying at the postgame press conference. They recognize their legacy and those of fellow seniors Giordano Estrada, Sean Park, and Nate Appel. Appropriately, they are proud young men. Read more

From the President's Desk: Refusing to Yield

Basketball image

By Paul Zingg, President, in this issue of ICS

As the last frantic, glorious minutes played out in this year’s NCAA West Regional men’s basketball championship March 17, a single phrase from Don McLean’s epic song, “American Pie,” kept running through my head: “The marching band refused to yield.” Read More

Faculty Achievements


Jean Gallagher earned accolades from the Kress Project at the Georgia Museum of Art. Read more.

Vote for CSU, Chico!

Vote for CSU, Chico!

The University is a finalist in a sustainability contest. Watch a video and vote online today! Watch now.

Mongolian Student

Global View

Mongolian student Enkgbat Ganbat describes his experience in CSU, Chico’s ALCI program. Watch now.