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Hornets sprint past Cal Poly to win season opener 88-85

Hornets sprint past Cal Poly to win season opener 88-85

Shaun Holkko, Social Media editor

November 11, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Instagram, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team opened the 2018-19 season with a gritty performance to take the win over the Cal Poly Mustangs 88-85. The Hornets [1-0] employed a new offensive scheme, which the team calls “Bunky Ball” involving a fast-pace offense with a full-court press defense....

Marcus Graves records first triple-double in Sac State history

Marcus Graves records first triple-double in Sac State history

Dominique Walker

November 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Instagram, Sports

A triple-double by senior point guard Marcus Graves helped lead the Sacramento State men’s basketball team to a 76-52 win over Simpson University on Friday in the season opener. The Hornets struggled to start the game, but were able to capitalize on Simpson’s 11 turnovers to take the lead at hal...

Sac State women’s basketball comes into new season nearly unrecognizable

Sac State women’s basketball comes into new season nearly unrecognizable

Shaun Holkko, Social Media editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Instagram, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team will go into the 2018-19 season nearly unrecognizable with eight new players running a brand new up-tempo offense. The Hornets finished the 2017-18 season with a 7-23 overall record and 5-13 in Big Sky Conference play. Sac State’s main struggle l...

Preview: Graves and Patton lead a now-healthy men’s basketball team

Preview: Graves and Patton lead a now-healthy men’s basketball team

Dominique Walker

November 9, 2018


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The Sacramento State men’s basketball program looks to rebound off the disappointing record of 7-25 in the 2017-18 injury-filled season. The team is bringing back 10 players and head coach Brian Katz, who is entering his 11th season with the Hornets, believes the team has room for improvement af...

Chris Webber delivers speech at Sac State

Chris Webber delivers speech at Sac State

Shaun Holkko, Social Media editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

Five-time NBA All-Star and former Sacramento Kings power forward Chris Webber spoke at Sacramento State on Monday as the keynote speaker of the school’s Student Academic Success Day. Webber, who spent seven NBA seasons in Sacramento, spoke at Sac State to discuss his life, career and how he overcame adv...

Kings legend set to speak at Sac State

Kings legend set to speak at Sac State

Margherita Beale

September 22, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Five-time NBA All-Star and former Sacramento Kings power forward Chris Webber will speak at Sacramento State about achieving success on Monday at noon in the University Union. Webber will address Sac State students as the keynote speaker for the school’s Student Academic Success Day, whose theme t...

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...

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