The State Hornet

‘I knew my time would come eventually if I kept working’: A football player’s 2,172-mile journey

‘I knew my time would come eventually if I kept working’: A football player’s 2,172-mile journey

Jason Gallardo

March 31, 2020

After the last whistle blew to end the Sacramento State and University of California, Davis game, starting defensive back Prince Washington celebrated a Cinderella season that saw the Hornets win the Big Sky title for the first time in school history. The success of the 2019 season has tremendous meaning to the players and coaches of the Sac State f...

‘I was definitely a late bloomer’: Sac State sophomore forward continues to evolve

‘I was definitely a late bloomer’: Sac State sophomore forward continues to evolve

Shaun Holkko

March 9, 2020

Rafting, fly fishing, hiking and swimming are just a few activities that Sacramento State sophomore forward Tiana Johnson grew up doing in Kalispell, Montana. Johnson was born to parents Tryg and Lynette Johnson, who encouraged Johnson and her three older sisters to get outside and enjoy recreatio...

Sac State men’s basketball player is the ‘connector of the team’

Sac State men’s basketball player is the ‘connector of the team’

Ian Edwards

March 3, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team is one win away from securing a .500 or better record for the third time since the Hornets moved to Division I in 1991.  The Hornets have also been dominant at home with a 10-4 record this season. As one of the seniors, forward Osi Nwachukwu is nearin...

Sac State women’s rugby club welcomes all skill levels

Sac State women’s rugby club welcomes all skill levels

Jesse Tapia

March 2, 2020

The women’s rugby club has been at Sacramento State since 1999 and strives to provide a welcoming environment for all members. One of the coaches, Kristina Weber, who the team refers to as “K-Dub” was once president of the club when she was a Sac State student. Weber graduated in 2009 and now...

‘Every team I’ve played on, I’ve been the only African-American player’

‘Every team I’ve played on, I’ve been the only African-American player’

Jordan Latimore

February 25, 2020

Black history is a collection of experiences and moments, many righteous and many infamous, that all equally hold a tremendous impact not only in a context of historical significance, but in the influence of people’s personal lives as well as family ties.  Whether it was the ending of Jim Crow laws i...

Sac State gymnast Mariah York looks to bounce back from a heavily injured past

Sac State gymnast Mariah York looks to bounce back from a heavily injured past

Jason Gallardo

February 18, 2020

Athletes tend to feel unstoppable during their prime; Sacramento State junior gymnast Mariah York was expected to be one of those athletes and a key contributor to this year's team but a string of injuries have kept her out of competition. York grew up in Queen Creek, Arizona and began her gymnastics ca...

Consistency is key for Sac State baseball team entering new season

Consistency is key for Sac State baseball team entering new season

Shaun Holkko

February 10, 2020

The most consistent sports team at Sacramento State will begin its 2020 season Friday night with a three-game series against No. 22 University of California, Santa Barbara.  The baseball team, led by Reggie Christiansen in his tenth season as coach, will attempt to win at least 30 games for the ninth c...

‘I never thought she could be an athlete’: The story of senior guard Gabi Bade

‘I never thought she could be an athlete’: The story of senior guard Gabi Bade

Shaun Holkko

February 6, 2020

At a young age, Sacramento State senior guard Gabi Bade struggled to walk, often stumbling and falling down as she tried to keep her balance. Because of these early struggles, her father Chris Bade, never thought she would follow in his footsteps and become a basketball player. However, it was Bade...

Sac State student goes viral for Jimmy Garoppolo impersonation

Sac State student goes viral for Jimmy Garoppolo impersonation

Jason Gallardo

January 31, 2020

When the San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship game to secure their spot in Super Bowl LIV, 49ers fans celebrated the team’s seventh Super Bowl appearance in franchise history with joyous enthusiasm.  Nate Baba, a Sacramento State senior, and 49ers fan decided to c...

Sac State sports alumni adding a baby Hornet to their team

Sac State sports alumni adding a baby Hornet to their team

Brooke Uhlenhop

December 16, 2019

The sky was grey and the ground was wet. Their photographer canceled because of the weather but they were still determined to have their announcement photoshoot at the place where it all started: Sac State and Hornet Stadium.  In 2013, Nick and Kimberly Mazza were Sacramento State student athletes a...

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