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Underdogs to champions: A recap of the Sac State football team’s regular season

Underdogs to champions: A recap of the Sac State football team’s regular season

Mack Ervin III

November 30, 2019

One season was all it took for the Sacramento State football team to taste success and a playoff berth under the guidance of new head coach Troy Taylor. The Hornets entered this season with the goal of turning around the program after finishing with a 2-8 record in 2018 and firing head coach Jody S...

Sac State women’s soccer midfielder prioritizes health after concussion

Sac State women’s soccer midfielder prioritizes health after concussion

Ashton Byers

November 28, 2019

During a women’s soccer away game at Portland State on Oct. 13, Sacramento State junior midfielder Skylar Littlefield was struck in the head by the ball, causing a concussion.  Littlefield, 20, is currently majoring in communication studies at Sac State and received a scholarship to play soccer at Sa...

Sac State alumnus drafted in first round of G League draft to Stockton Kings

Sac State alumnus drafted in first round of G League draft to Stockton Kings

Garry Singh

November 27, 2019

On Oct. 26th, Sacramento State alumnus Marcus Graves was drafted 17th overall to the NBA G League by the Stockton Kings, an affiliate of the Sacramento Kings.  The G League is the NBA’s minor league system that helps develop players. Graves is the fifth player in Sac State history to be drafted...

‘This is where I’m meant to be’: Sac State volleyball player sets team up for success

‘This is where I’m meant to be’: Sac State volleyball player sets team up for success

Robyn Dobson

November 25, 2019

Sacramento State sophomore setter Ashtin Olin stood at the net during a rotation waiting for Utah State University to serve the ball during the first preseason match of 2018.  To those in attendance, it was just another volleyball match. But for Olin, it was her first-ever collegiate game, a moment s...

Sac State student boxer fights for a chance at 2020 Olympics

Sac State student boxer fights for a chance at 2020 Olympics

Anthony Shorter

November 24, 2019

Boxing for Team USA and having an opportunity to compete in the 2020 Olympics may seem like a dream for some, but for Sacramento State student Kevin Montano, this dream may become a reality. Dedication, hard work and focus are what led Montano to box for Team USA. In his amateur career, he boxed ...

Sac State ski and snowboard team anticipates the arrival of winter

Sac State ski and snowboard team anticipates the arrival of winter

Nigel Rayyan

November 21, 2019

“It is about feeling free and expressing yourself, it really is an art,” said Justin Tran, Sac State ski and snowboard team president, about the two sports. “The feeling of frolicking in nature and gazing out at the serene snow-covered mountains is perfect therapy,” Tran said. “It’s its...

Dominant defense leads way for Sac State football team

Dominant defense leads way for Sac State football team

Michael Wiggins

November 15, 2019

Six games into Big Sky play, the 2019 Sacramento State football team has one of the best defenses in the conference. The unprecedented 5-1 start to conference play for the program can largely be attributed to a defensive unit that has been dominant all season long.      First year head coach ...

Sac State Bass Fishing Club to compete in national tournament

Sac State Bass Fishing Club to compete in national tournament

Patrick Walsh

November 14, 2019

Sacramento State’s Bass Fishing Club recently took first and second place in the YETI FLW College Fishing Event on the California Delta held Sept. 28, earning a spot in the national bass fishing tournament in Florida next year. According to Fishing League Worldwide, club members and Sac State student...

Sac State graduate transfer is ready to leave emotional homecoming behind her

Sac State graduate transfer is ready to leave emotional homecoming behind her

Richard Ivanowski

November 12, 2019

Saturday evening, Sacramento State senior guard Camariah King stood outside the visitors’ locker room at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nevada – the building where she played 49 college games.  The final buzzer sounded, and she knew there wouldn’t be a 50th game there in her future. Tear...

November 12, 2019

King criticized her game and her mentality in equal measures. She was down on herself in that moment, but her teammates disagreed with her harsh self-evaluation wholeheartedly. “It’s been a blessing having Camariah on our team,” said sophomore point guard Milee Enger. “She’s definitely stepped ...

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