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The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

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(L-R) Rick Barros III and Zach Chappell in The Nest before practice Nov. 17, 2022. The duo have played both high school and college basketball together in Sacramento.

Ballin’ since birth: Sac State basketball players aligned since day one

Nathan Uebelhoer December 13, 2022
Zach Chappell and Rick Barros III were born in the same hospital on the same day and now both play basketball for Sac State.
Sac State special teams walks off the field after a successful try on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets are hosting Incarnate Word in their first ever FCS Quarterfinal appearance on Friday.

PREVIEW: Sac State football prepares for high scoring affair against Incarnate Word

Jack Freeman, Football Beat Writer December 8, 2022
On a short week, the Hornets host their first FCS Quarterfinal game against the Cardinal’s dominant offense.
Junior forward Austin Wehner during the men’s soccer practice at Hornet Field on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Wehner transferred from San Diego State to Sacramento State after three seasons with the Aztecs men’s soccer team.

From newcomer to captain: Sac State men’s soccer forward makes immediate impact

Hugo Quintanilla December 6, 2022
In his first season Wehner played 1,358 minutes in his first season, scoring four goals with three assists.
Sac State gymnastics head coach Randy Solorio stands outside of Sac State’s Athletics department on October 18, 2022. Solorio was deemed cancer free following surgery that removed his tumor and 45% of his liver in January 2022.

‘6 months at a time’: Sac State gymnastics head coach’s journey to being cancer-free

Isaac Streeter November 2, 2022
Gymnastics head coach Randy Solorio wins two-year battle with cancer
Senior quarterback Jake Dunniway checks to sophomore running back Cameron Skattebo during the offense’s walkthrough at practice in Sacramento on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. This duo should get a lot of play against a blitz heavy Montana Grizzly squad this Saturday.

PREVIEW: Sac State football readies for Top 10 Brawl against Montana

Jack Freeman, Football Beat Writer October 21, 2022
A national television debut, the highest ranking in school history, and a top-10 matchup. Here’s everything you need to know before Saturday’s historic game.
Junior tight end Marshel Martin (16) celebrates a fourth down conversion by signaling for a new set of downs Saturday, Oct. 7, 2022, at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento. Sacramento State has a 5-19 lifetime record against Eastern Washington, with only one win on the road.

PREVIEW: Sac State football prepares for shootout against Eastern Washington

Jack Freeman October 13, 2022
Sac State football is back on the road this week in Cheney, Washington against the Eastern Washington Eagles. Can the Hornets overcome history and take home a win?
Assistant head coach and offensive line coach Kris Richardson watches as senior quarterback Asher O’Hara receives the snap at practice on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Sac State has never started 5-0, a feat they wish to conquer this Saturday at home against Northern Colorado.

PREVIEW: Sac State Football seeks second 5-0 start in program history

Jack Freeman, Football Beat Writer October 6, 2022
A historic start is within reach for Sacramento State football. Read here to find out what Sac State has to do to reach 5-0.
Men’s soccer head coach Michael Linenberger leads his team in practice Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, at the Hornet Practice Field. Sac State is hunting a return to the Big West Tournament as well as an NCAA Tournament berth.

Men’s soccer opens conference play with lofty expectations

Isaac Streeter October 1, 2022
Men's Soccer's starts off hot despite lukewarm recent history
Sophomore Sac State running back Cameron Skattebo posing in the middle of Hornet Stadium Thursday, Sept.15, 2022. In week one of the 2022 Sac State football season against Utah Tech,  Skattebo rushed for 153 yards, caught one touchdown, ran for a second and took an onside kick back for a third in the Hornets 56-33 win over the Trailblazers.

‘85 Yards or More’: High Expectations Drive Sac State Running Back

Jack Freeman September 14, 2022
Cameron Skattebo dominated in Sac State’s week 1 game against Utah Tech, but there’s so much more to know about the young running back.
Sac Republic Fans gathered at the Sacramento Convention Center  to watch the US Open Cup Final as Sacramento Republic took on Orlando City SC Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. Sac Republic lost 3-0, ending the Cinderella team’s run at the cup. Canva graphic curated by Alexis Hunt.

Sacramento Republic FC remains indomitable despite loss

Isaac Streeter September 8, 2022
Underdog Sacramento Republic FC suffers heartbreaking 3-0 loss Wednesday to Orlando City SC in U.S. Open Cup Final despite massive turnout to event held at the Sacramento Convention Center
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