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OPINION: Pay-to-play not the way for nonprofit NCAA

OPINION: Pay-to-play not the way for nonprofit NCAA

Angel Guerrero
May 8, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion, Sports

As summer break approaches for Sacramento State athletes and temperatures rise, it’s time to address a heated debate in the sports community: should the NCAA pay players to compete? No, it isn’t feasible to think that the NCAA and collegiate athletic programs can afford to distribute paychec...

Sac State hires Mark Orr to fill athletic director position

Sac State hires Mark Orr to fill athletic director position

Angel Guerrero
March 28, 2017
Filed under Featured, Sports

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen introduced Mark Orr as the university’s fourth athletic director in six years Monday in the Terrace Suite at The WELL. Orr, 40, leaves behind his role as Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports at Saint Mary’s College — which he has held since 2006 afte...

Men’s basketball team nears bottom of Big Sky

Men’s basketball team nears bottom of Big Sky

Angel Guerrero
January 27, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Entering the Big Sky men’s basketball season, Sacramento State was selected to finish eighth in the conference by the preseason media poll, and so far this prediction has held true. Sac State (6-12, 3-4 Big Sky Conference), which is in danger of finishing with less than 14 wins for the first time...

Men’s basketball team wins long-awaited rematch over Montana 92-83

Men’s basketball team wins long-awaited rematch over Montana 92-83

Angel Guerrero
January 22, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team hasn’t forgotten about losing to Montana in last year’s Big Sky Tournament quarterfinal; it helped fuel them to a 92-83 win over the Grizzlies on Saturday. Just ask senior forward Nick Hornsby — who posted a team-high 25 points (7-9 FG, 4-5 3FG) and...

Sac State men’s basketball team falls 74-65 to Montana State

Sac State men’s basketball team falls 74-65 to Montana State

Angel Guerrero
January 20, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The goal for the Sacramento State men’s basketball team was simple entering Thursday’s matchup against Montana State: stop the nation’s third leading scorer in points per game, Tyler Hall. Hall, who is the reigning Big Sky Freshman of the Year and is averaging 23.5 points per game, finished...

Hornets rebound from four-game losing streak with 81-54 win

Hornets rebound from four-game losing streak with 81-54 win

Angel Guerrero
December 4, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Sports

After losing four straight games, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team returned to the Nest and responded with a dominant 81-54 win over UC Merced on Saturday. Sac State, which entered the contest averaging 63.7 points per game (ranked 327 out of 347 NCAA Division I programs), shot a seas...

Hornets outscored by UC Davis at Golden 1 Center 81-72

Hornets outscored by UC Davis at Golden 1 Center 81-72

Angel Guerrero
November 22, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

During a back-and-forth first half between Sacramento State and UC Davis, Aggies’ senior guard Darius Graham buried a buzzer-beating 3-pointer en route to a 81-72 win at Golden 1 Center. This shot by Graham, which continued a 12-2 run entering halftime, put the UC Davis men’s basketball team...

Sac State, UC Davis set to clash in Causeway rivalry

Sac State, UC Davis set to clash in Causeway rivalry

Angel Guerrero
November 18, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Featured, Football, Sports

Whether on the basketball court or football field, the sentiment around Sacramento State vs. UC Davis is simple to senior guard Trevis Jackson: “It’s a game we have to win.” Both the Sac State football and men’s basketball programs will get their shot on Saturday and Monday, respectively. ...

Men’s basketball team wins home opener 82-60 over Antelope Valley

Men’s basketball team wins home opener 82-60 over Antelope Valley

Angel Guerrero
November 18, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Sports

After a close competition through 33 minutes of play, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team came alive with seven minutes left to beat Antelope Valley 82-60 at the Hornets Nest. This 22-point victory by Sac State (1-2) was fueled by a 24-6 run against the Pioneers (1-4) after initially only b...

Robinson carries Sac State football team to 42-35 victory

Robinson carries Sac State football team to 42-35 victory

Angel Guerrero
November 13, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

On a night dedicated to seniors, Sacramento State running back Jordan Robinson couldn’t help but stand out as the Hornets defeated Portland State 42-35 at Hornet Stadium. Robinson rushed for a career-high 262 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries in his last game at Sacramento to help Sac State (2-8, 2...

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