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Former Sac State basketball head coach loses battle to cancer at age 60

Former Sac State basketball head coach loses battle to cancer at age 60

Dominique Walker

September 13, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Former Sacramento State basketball head coach Don Newman died from cancer on Tuesday at the age of 60, according to My San Antonio. Newman was the head coach at Sac State from 1992-1997 and his overall record was 20-114. He was then the head coach at Arizona State in 1997-1998 before becoming an ...

Sac State basketball teams missing out on March Madness

Sac State basketball teams missing out on March Madness

Oscar Rzodkiewicz

March 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The champions have yet to be crowned in the 2018 NCAA men’s and women’s national basketball tournaments, but one thing remains certain — both Sacramento State programs will be nowhere to be seen on the podiums. Both the men’s and women’s teams have competed together in Division I as members...

Men’s basketball team plagued by injuries entering Big Sky Tournament

Men’s basketball team plagued by injuries entering Big Sky Tournament

Keith Jouganatos

March 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

As the Sacramento State men’s basketball team prepares to enter the Big Sky Tournament in Reno, Nevada on Tuesday, it comes off a regular season filled with injuries. These injuries primarily stacked up at the guard position for the Hornets (7-24, 4-14 Big Sky Conference) as they most recently ...

Senior women’s basketball guard handles leadership for Hornets

Senior women’s basketball guard handles leadership for Hornets

Oscar Rzodkiewicz

March 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

After a concussion in November, Justyce Dawson said that she sat in disbelief, struggling to cope with her first major injury and not being able to compete on the court she has become so familiar with. Three months later, on senior day, she hit the game-winning shot as the clock expired for the Sacram...

Men’s basketball breaks losing streak with win over Northern Colorado

Men’s basketball breaks losing streak with win over Northern Colorado

Shaun Holkko

March 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team ended its regular season with an 88-77 win over Northern Colorado on senior day at the Nest. The Hornets (7-24, 4-14 Big Sky Conference) — which broke a nine-game losing streak with the win — entered the game and immediately played aggressive defense. “Our guys played their butts off defensively,” said Sac State coach Brian Katz. “W...

Men’s basketball falters against North Dakota in 9th straight loss

Men’s basketball falters against North Dakota in 9th straight loss

Keith Jouganatos

March 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Even after a fast start, the Sacramento State men's basketball team couldn’t maintain any rhythm in its 90-73 loss against North Dakota at the Nest on Thursday. This game marked the ninth consecutive loss — which includes a span of four of their last six games being lost by five points or fewer...

Women’s basketball team limps into the final stretch of season

Women’s basketball team limps into the final stretch of season

Shaun Holkko

February 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team has been set back by injuries all season, yet the goal remains the same — winning the Big Sky Tournament. Due to these injuries, the Hornets (6-21, 4-12 Big Sky Conference) have been playing with only an eight-women rotation as of late. Yet still, ...

Dawson’s game winner lifts women’s basketball over Southern Utah on senior day

Dawson’s game winner lifts women’s basketball over Southern Utah on senior day

Shaun Holkko

February 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Sacramento State senior guard Justyce Dawson went out on a high note on senior day as she hit a game-winning layup to help the Hornets edge Southern Utah 79-77 at the Nest on Saturday. Sac State (6-21, 4-12 Big Sky Conference) — which broke a three-game losing streak heading into the last week of...

Johnson’s 41 points not enough as women’s basketball falls to Northern Arizona

Johnson’s 41 points not enough as women’s basketball falls to Northern Arizona

Shaun Holkko

February 23, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Sacramento State women’s basketball senior guard Maranne Johnson scored a career-high 41 points on Thursday, though it wasn’t enough as the Hornets lost to Northern Arizona University in overtime 95-90. Sac State (5-21, 3-12 Big Sky Conference) has now lost three straight games following its first...

OPINION: LeBron James is too important to ‘Shut Up and Dribble’

OPINION: LeBron James is too important to ‘Shut Up and Dribble’

Dominique Walker, Staff

February 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Opinion, Sports

Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham made comments about LeBron James that were not only offensive but show that she fails to see how important his role to society is. 'Shut up and dribble' — Fox News's Laura Ingraham to LeBron and Kevin Durant after their criticism of President Trump pic.twitter.com/...

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