The State Hornet

Buzz of the Crowd: Numbers foresee success for Hornet Football

State Hornet Staff

August 27, 2013

Usually, the start of a new fall semester at Sacramento State is full of the same sights and sounds as the year prior. Freshman anxiously move into their dorms with the excitement of getting away from their parents, faculty stress about being unprepared for their lectures and clubs push hard for new recr...

Buzz of the Crowd: Hornet head coach Christiansen needs to stay at Sac State

State Hornet Staff

May 7, 2013

When athletes are young, their coaches are teachers giving students the tools they need to succeed, but as the players grow up and the competition gets more competitive, coaches leave the teaching world to become leaders with a strategy to win.Whether it is deciding to run a trick play, making the decis...

Buzz of the Crowd: Hornet basketball need to look forward, not behind

State Hornet Staff

March 18, 2013

While college basketball fans look forward to the NCAA Tournament starting tomorrow, most college basketball programs are looking towards next season.Only 28 percent of the 346 Division I schools make it to a postseason tournament, leaving the rest wondering what they did wrong. Whether their season...

Buzz of the Crowd: Reputation at risk following skirmish

State Hornet Staff

February 26, 2013

It took a fist fight for people to finally buzz about Sacramento State sports.The Hornets received national attention thanks in part to local news station KCRA and its video of a baseball fight between senior second baseman Andrew Ayers and UC Riverside shortstop Eddie Young.While every news outlet was c...

Buzz of the Crowd: Change a necessity for wins

State Hornet Staff

February 20, 2013

While professional sports organizations are given the opportunity to trade, sign and release players, college programs are not given that luxury.I respect college coaches because they have to work with the pieces they are given. General managers are not there to bail them out and the only chance coach...

Buzz of the Crowd: Hornets need to find leader during second half of Big Sky

State Hornet Staff

February 5, 2013

A team becomes lost without its leader.Sacramento State’s men’s basketball team might not have been the favorite to win the Big Sky Conference this year, but it was headed in the right direction.That was until the injury bug decided he wanted to join the team.Two weeks ago, point guard Dylan Garrity su...

Buzz of the Crowd: Men’s basketball proves fans wrong

State Hornet Staff

December 22, 2012

I love when teams prove me wrong.As I looked forward to this college basketball season, I’ll be the first to admit, I did not have high hopes for Sacramento State men’s basketball. The team hasn’t had a winning season since Ronald Reagan was President and has never reached any NCAA Division I posts...

Buzz of the Crowd: There is no place like your home court

State Hornet Staff

December 5, 2012

Some teams wish they could just click their heels and say there is no place like home.While L. Frank Baum coined the phrase in his 1900 literary masterpiece, “The Wizard of Oz”, it holds true in the sports world as well. Baseball, basketball, football and even hockey teams alike love more than ever to pla...

Buzz of the Crowd: Invitationals tells team a lot about themselves

State Hornet Staff

November 27, 2012

I blame my dad for the amount of college basketball I have watched in my life, but each year I see the same trend. The teams that start and finish the season strong make the headlines come March.While the majority of people pay attention to college basketball in the spring during the NCAA Tournament, sma...

Buzz of the Crowd: Football shouldn’t get overlooked

State Hornet Staff

November 14, 2012

Sometimes you get overlooked, despite being more than qualified.While Sacramento State’s football team is preparing for its final game against rival UC Davis, the thought of the school’s first ever playoff berth is buzzing around the locker room whether the players like it or not.Only two at-large tea...

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