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Sac State football runs over Idaho State 41-21 at homecoming

Sac State football runs over Idaho State 41-21 at homecoming

Angel Guerrero

October 15, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Coming off a weeklong bye, Sacramento State celebrated its football homecoming with a 41-21 win over the visiting Idaho State Bengals Saturday night at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets’ homecoming success was lead by an offense that finished with over 300 rushing yards (318) for the third straight game...

PREVIEW: Hornets host Idaho State in football homecoming

PREVIEW: Hornets host Idaho State in football homecoming

Angel Guerrero

October 13, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

After football practice earlier this week, Sacramento State coach Jody Sears looked his team in the eyes and his message was blunt: “Mediocrity is not OK.” With a 2-3 overall record and a 1-1 standing in the Big Sky Conference, the Hornets are staring mediocrity in the eyes. However, the Idaho Sta...

Student athletes remember MLK, speak on peaceful protests in NFL

Student athletes remember MLK, speak on peaceful protests in NFL

Angel Guerrero

October 11, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, MLK 50th, Sports

(Go to StateHornet.com/MLK50CSUS for more related stories) Nearly 50 years ago, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t just speak at Sacramento State — he urged approximately 7,000 students to overcome racism at the football field where Hornet Stadium stands today. “I don’t ha...

Sac State men’s soccer ends with stalemate against UC Irvine

Sac State men’s soccer ends with stalemate against UC Irvine

Matthew Nobert

October 1, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

The Sacramento State men’s soccer team failed to hold onto a 3-1 lead while giving up two straight goals against UC Irvine to force double overtime and an eventual 3-3 draw Saturday at Hornet Field. “Giving up a (one-goal lead) with 40 seconds to tie and send it to overtime was heart wrenchi...

Sac State football falls to No. 9 Eastern Washington 52-31

Sac State football falls to No. 9 Eastern Washington 52-31

Thomas Frey

September 30, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Despite rushing for over 300 yards, the Sacramento State football team lost to Eastern Washington 52-31 Saturday at Roos Field in Cheney, Washington. The Eagles (3-2, 2-0 Big Sky) came into the game as the No. 9 ranked team in the Football Championship Subdivision and jumped out to a 21-0 lead. ...

Transfer quarterback makes Sac State history after surgery

Transfer quarterback makes Sac State history after surgery

Will Moon

September 29, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Sacramento State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson was vying for his first snap of college football while playing through pain in his throwing elbow during practices at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. Less than one year after signing his letter of intent to the Rebels, Thomson was informed he ha...

Sankey battles ‘at any time, you can be cut’ nature of NFL

Sankey battles ‘at any time, you can be cut’ nature of NFL

Alex Daniels

September 27, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Every week, athletes in the NFL fight for the undetermined opportunity to play in the country’s most popular sport — former Sacramento State All-American linebacker Darnell Sankey faces this uncertainty everyday. Sankey, who played for Sac State from 2012-15, has bounced around the league throu...

Former Sac State receiver chases NFL dreams

Former Sac State receiver chases NFL dreams

Shaun Holkko

September 26, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

After the preseason, NFL general managers and coaches cut their rosters down from 90 players to 53 — former Sacramento State receiver DeAndre Carter knows this feeling inside and out. “Humble” is the word Carter chose to describe how it feels to be released from an NFL team. “I just h...

Hornets subdue Southern Utah 54-27 in Big Sky football opener

Hornets subdue Southern Utah 54-27 in Big Sky football opener

Angel Guerrero

September 24, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Sacramento State opened Big Sky Conference football play with a 54-27 victory over the visiting Southern Utah Thunderbirds Saturday night at Hornet Stadium. This lopsided win was powered by Sac State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson’s historic performance. He finished 14-of-26 for 256 passing yards, thre...

PREVIEW: Sac State opens Big Sky play against Southern Utah

PREVIEW: Sac State opens Big Sky play against Southern Utah

Angel Guerrero

September 21, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

After a 1-2 start to the season, Sacramento State will kick off the Big Sky Conference portion of its schedule against an opponent that defeated the then-No. 18 ranked team in the country last week. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds (2-1) will strut into Sacramento after a 24-21 victory over Northern I...

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