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Buzz of the Crowd: Bring back the carriage

Buzz of the Crowd: Bring back the carriage

State Hornet Staff

November 14, 2012

Trophies have a single purpose: to be shown off.In college football, trophies have not only been symbolic to championships, but rivalries between schools as well. Currently, there are a combined 114 different rivalry games that play for an actual trophy - items ranging from bells to cannons to axes and e...

Buzz of the Crowd: Women’s basketball has potential for successful season

Buzz of the Crowd: Women’s basketball has potential for successful season

State Hornet Staff

November 13, 2012

Last year, Sacramento State’s women’s basketball team exceeded expectations with great team chemistry. This year, the same mindset is in place.The Hornets’ first trip to the Big Sky Conference tournament last season was a big step forward for the program, and this year women’s basketball will succ...

Buzz of the Crowd: FCS should have bowls

Buzz of the Crowd: FCS should have bowls

State Hornet Staff

November 7, 2012

The opportunity to play in a bowl game at the end of the season is a time-honored tradition in college football.There are no playoff tournaments like most other college or professional sports; there are just two teams, equally matched, playing one final game on a neutral field during the holiday season....

Buzz of the crowd: Sac State athletics’ new five-year plan

State Hornet Staff

October 22, 2012

It is always good to have a plan of action set in place when running a business. This past weekend, Sacramento State’s athletics department released its five-year strategic plan to show current and future student-athletes what Hornet athletics will be about starting next year.The plan is split up into five sec...

Buzz of the Crowd: Team chemistry overcomes all

State Hornet Staff

October 17, 2012

Having a crew of superstars does not always guarantee success, but having a formula for team chemistry will.College football programs all over the nation have tried to recruit a lineup of five-star players to make themselves unstoppable.Both the University of Miami and Auburn finished in the top 10 in...

Buzz of the Crowd: Football needs a big win

State Hornet Staff

October 10, 2012

A full football season is like a game of Jenga; you pile up wins, but one wrong move and it all comes tumbling down.Take the University of Florida last season, for example. After the Gators won their first four games and were ranked No. 12 in the nation, they ended the season with a 6-6 record and did no...

Buzz of the Crowd: Hornets seek advantage with offensive coordinator

State Hornet Staff

October 3, 2012

Every team seeks an edge against the competition, be it through scouting, recruiting or special training regiments. Sacramento State is no exception to this rule.This week, the Hornets will travel to Southern Utah University for their second straight Big Sky Conference road game and no one knows the Thunderbird...

Buzz of the Crowd: Fork in the road for Hornet Football

State Hornet Staff

September 19, 2012

Every sports team comes to a fork in the road where it reflects upon themselves and figures out a path for its season.There are two directions it can travel. It can set its eyes on the playoffs and make a push for a championship or wait for until next year.Many teams will not decide this until they are fully ou...

Buzz of the Crowd: What big wins mean for small college teams

State Hornet Staff

September 12, 2012

College football starts off the same way every season: Most big NCAA football programs play smaller schools and cruise to a commanding victory. Oregon State and the University of Colorado are no exceptions to this rule. During the past decade, the two teams have hosted schools with smaller football programs lik...

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