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Young roster suffers another 2-9 football season

Young roster suffers another 2-9 football season

Ryan Lewis
December 7, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

Although finishing with 2-9 records in consecutive seasons, the Sacramento State football team significantly increased its offensive production and total points in 2016 from the previous season. However, the young roster — which featured 18 of its 22 starters at junior years or younger — had to c...

Women’s golf team finishes first half of season on top

Women’s golf team finishes first half of season on top

Ryan Lewis
December 6, 2016
Filed under Golf, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s golf team closed its final tournament of 2016 with a first-place team finish in Hawaii on Nov. 3. The Hornets have competed in four tournaments through the first half of the season and have recorded three top-five finishes. These feats include fourth place (out of 10 t...

Volleyball team achieves 20-win total for second straight season

Volleyball team achieves 20-win total for second straight season

Ryan Lewis
December 1, 2016
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Sacramento State volleyball season came to a close earlier than anticipated after losing in the second round of the Big Sky Tournament in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Sac State (20-12, 13-3 Big Sky) finished first in the Big Sky South division and was just shy of hosting the Big Sky Tournament ...

Hornets fall to UC Davis in Causeway Classic 48-30

Hornets fall to UC Davis in Causeway Classic 48-30

Ryan Lewis
November 20, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

Sacramento State was unable to string together consistent offensive drives and fell to UC Davis in its final regular-season game in the 63rd annual Causeway Classic at Aggie Stadium, 48-30. Cross-town rivals Sac State (2-9, 2-6 Big Sky) and UC Davis (3-8, 2-5 Big Sky) entered Saturday’s contest with much more...

Sac State setter assists women’s volleyball team to success

Sac State setter assists women’s volleyball team to success

Ryan Lewis
November 9, 2016
Filed under Featured, Sports, Volleyball

The Sacramento State women’s volleyball team not only has a player ranked fifth in the nation in assists, but a junior the team can count on to take the lead. Sac State junior setter Kennedy Kurtz leads the Big Sky Conference in assists (1167) as of Nov. 9 and at one point was ranked second in t...

Hornets defeat Portland State 3-1, continue six-game volleyball winning streak

Hornets defeat Portland State 3-1, continue six-game volleyball winning streak

Ryan Lewis
November 6, 2016
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Sacramento State defeated Portland State 3-1 on Saturday, and the women’s volleyball team is riding a six-game winning streak with two games remaining before the Big Sky Tournament. After winning its final regular-season road match against Montana State on Nov. 3, Sac State (17-11, 11-3 Big Sky)...

Women’s rugby club readies for Division II competition

Women’s rugby club readies for Division II competition

Ryan Lewis
October 31, 2016
Filed under Club Sports, Sports

Sacramento State women’s rugby has successfully made a return to Division II competition and are on a mission to show that the sporting club is here to stay. Former club President Kristina Johnson worked to fight for the reinstatement and after successfully accomplishing her goal, Johnson hopes...

Women’s volleyball team prepares for postseason push

Women’s volleyball team prepares for postseason push

Ryan Lewis
October 27, 2016
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Sacramento State women’s volleyball is currently in the midst of a four-game homestand, but the team is also battling for a spot in the Big Sky Tournament as well. The Hornets (13-11, 7-3 Big Sky) have completed 80 percent of its regular season schedule and stand in second place, behind Northern...

Sac State alumni adapt from sports radio to podcasts

Sac State alumni adapt from sports radio to podcasts

Ryan Lewis
October 24, 2016
Filed under Sports

Dave Mason and Morgan Ragan were once students attending Sacramento State with dreams of pursuing a career in sports journalism — now they’re putting those aspirations to work. Mason and Ragan currently host their own sports podcast called “The Deuce and Mo Podcast” on iTunes. The podcast p...

‘I was meant to be here’: Former Hornet embraces football

‘I was meant to be here’: Former Hornet embraces football

Ryan Lewis
October 19, 2016
Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

From undrafted rookie linebacker out of Sacramento State to jokingly complaining about his overall rating in the newest Madden football video game, it's safe to say Todd Davis has enjoyed his football journey. Davis, 24, is now the starting linebacker for the NFL Super Bowl 50 champion Denver Bron...

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