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SPORTS PODCAST: Giving the play-by-play on Sac State winter basketball

Sac State sophomore point guard Milee Enger attempts to box out Southern Utah junior forward Jessica Chatman for a rebound against the Thunderbirds on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Nest. Enger had three rebounds, two points and two assists in the win.

Robbie Pierce, Shaun Holkko, and Robyn Dobson

January 23, 2020

On this episode of The State Hornet Sports Podcast, The State Hornet sports editor Robyn Dobson sat down with women’s basketball beat writer and former sports editor Shaun Holkko to go over, game-by-game, both the Sacramento State men’s and women’s basketball teams’ performances over the winter br...

SPORTS PODCAST: Top 10 sports stories of the semester

Senior center Joshua Patton, junior quarterback Kevin Thomson, senior goalkeeper Kaylyn Evans and softball head coach Lori Perez. Top left photo by Kelly Kiernan and remaining three by Eucario Calderon.

Shaun Holkko and Will Coburn

December 12, 2019

From Sac State football's first year in the playoffs to the careers of former Sac State students Deuce and Mo, the sports section here at The State Hornet has had a lot to cover this semester. Here’s sports Editor Shaun Holkko’s top 10 sports stories of the semester on this week's episode the State...

SPORTS PODCAST: Stories of underrepresented sports

Sports editor Shaun Holkko and copy editor Robbie Pierce. Both of these State Hornet editors participated in sports they felt had lower profiles in high school.

Shaun Holkko, Robbie Pierce, and Will Coburn

December 5, 2019

Golf and cross country might not draw the largest crowds but they’re still fairly popular sports. Sports editor Shaun Holkko and copy editor Robbie Pierce go over what it was like to play sports that get less of the limelight in high school. Music: Rumble by ...

SPORTS PODCAST: A retrospective on a record-breaking Hornet football season

Sac State senior defensive lineman Dariyn Choates pumps up his teammates before playing UC Davis on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Hornet Stadium. Choates had three tackles in the win.

Mack Ervin III, Shaun Holkko, and Will Coburn

November 29, 2019

After a disappointing 2-8 season in 2018 and the firing of head coach Jody Sears, many people didn’t expect a lot from the Sac State football team and first-year head coach Troy Taylor. But the Hornets have had a record-breaking season and won the school’s first Big Sky Championship. They also earned...

SPORTS PODCAST: What’s going on with Sac State’s Athletic Department budget?

Members of the Sac State football team walk off the field against Montana Saturday, Oct. 19 at Hornet Stadium. The Hornet Athletics department is the organization in the Big Sky that receives the largest amount of it's funding from its school's general fund.

Will Coburn, Max Connor, and Shaun Holkko

November 21, 2019

Podcast editor Will Coburn and news editor Max Connor go over the unanswered questions about the Sac State Athletics Department budget. Earlier this semester, the University Budgetary Advisory Committee pointed out that the Sac State Athletics Department generates less revenue and relies more on univ...

SPORTS PODCAST: Catching up with Andre Lindsey and Dre Terrell

Sac State alumni and former football players Dre Terrell and Andre Lindsey in the studio for the State Hornet Sports Podcast. Lindsey and Terrell reflected on their favorite memories at Sac State and their former team's recent rise in the Big Sky Conference.

Shaun Holkko and Will Coburn

November 14, 2019

Sports editor Shaun Holkko catches up with recent Sac State graduates and former football players Andre Lindsey and Dre Terrell to hear their reactions to the Sac State football team’s rise in the Big Sky this season. Last season, the Sac State football team placed last in the league and replaced thei...

SPORTS PODCAST: Sac State men’s basketball team previews upcoming season

The Sac State men's basketball team listens to head coach Brian Katz during a timeout on Thursday. The Hornets defeated Montana State 70-67 to improve its record to 14-14.

Michael Wiggins, Shaun Holkko, and Will Coburn

November 5, 2019

The State Hornet's men’s basketball beat writer Michael Wiggins interviews head coach Brian Katz and seniors, guard Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa and center Joshua Patton about the upcoming season. Last season, the Hornets got eighth place out of 11 teams in the Big Sky Conference. On this episode, Katz...

SPORTS PODCAST: A new offensive strategy for Sac State women’s basketball team

Sac State senior guard Gabi Bade prepares to pass during a 71-62 loss against Eastern Washington Feb. 28 at the Nest. The women's basketball ball team will open their 2019-2020 season Nov. 9 at Nevada.

Richard Ivanowski, Will Coburn, and Shaun Holkko

October 29, 2019

Coach Bunky Harkleroad describes last year’s basketball season, which ended with a six-game losing streak, as a disappointment and breaks down what went wrong. Senior players Camariah King, Gabi Bade and Kennedy Nicholas go over their plans for the season and who to look out for on the court. ...

SPORTS PODCAST: Chatting with Sac State volleyball setter Ashtin Olin

Sophomore Setter Ashtin Olin in the podcast booth with State Hornet volleyball beat writer Robyn Dobson. Olin was awarded Big Sky Volleyball offensive player of the week this month.

Robyn Dobson, Will Coburn, and Shaun Holkko

October 22, 2019

Listen to Hornet volleyball team setter Ashtin Olin explain her role on the team, her adventures traveling and how Motley Crue amps her up before games. Olin said she wasn’t excited the first time she was assigned the role of the setter. “I hated it for the first couple of games because I didn’t...

SPORTS PODCAST: Breaking down broadcast with Deuce and Mo


Richard Ivanowski and Will Coburn

October 15, 2019

What does it take to make it as a sports broadcaster? Dave "Deuce" Mason and Morgan “Mo” Ragan, hosts of the Deuce & Mo podcast and the play-by-play voice and color commentators for the Stockton Kings, talk about the non-traditional career route it takes to be a sportscaster, and what they t...

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