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Sac State sports alumni adding a baby Hornet to their team

Sac State sports alumni adding a baby Hornet to their team

Brooke Uhlenhop

December 16, 2019

The sky was grey and the ground was wet. Their photographer canceled because of the weather but they were still determined to have their announcement photoshoot at the place where it all started: Sac State and Hornet Stadium.  In 2013, Nick and Kimberly Mazza were Sacramento State student athletes a...

SPORTS PODCAST: Top 10 sports stories of the semester

SPORTS PODCAST: Top 10 sports stories of the semester

Shaun Holkko and Will Coburn

December 12, 2019

From Sac State football's first year in the playoffs to the careers of former Sac State students Deuce and Mo, the sports section here at The State Hornet has had a lot to cover this semester. Here’s sports Editor Shaun Holkko’s top 10 sports stories of the semester on this week's episode the State...

Sac State head football coach Troy Taylor named FCS Coach of the Year

Sac State head football coach Troy Taylor named FCS Coach of the Year

Mack Ervin III

December 12, 2019

Sacramento State football head coach Troy Taylor was named the winner of the Eddie Robinson Award on Thursday, the award for the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Coach of the Year. Taylor lead the Hornets to a 9-4 overall record, a share of the Big Sky Championship and the school’s first p...

Sac State football team’s season ends with 42-28 thrashing from Austin Peay

Sac State football team’s season ends with 42-28 thrashing from Austin Peay

Mack Ervin III

December 7, 2019

Just as quickly as it started, the playoff run for Sacramento State’s football team was over after a 42-28 loss to Austin Peay State University in the second round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday night. The Hornets (9-4) were coming off a bye week after being named the No. 4 seed in the FCS play...

PREVIEW: Sac State football team readies for playoff debut against Austin Peay

PREVIEW: Sac State football team readies for playoff debut against Austin Peay

Mack Ervin III

December 5, 2019

The Sacramento State football team is focused on tuning out the noise and remaining focused on the next game ahead of the team’s first-ever FCS Playoff game against Austin Peay State University. The Hornets were seeded No. 4 in the FCS playoff bracket following a 9-3 regular season, including g...

Underdogs to champions: A recap of the Sac State football team’s regular season

Underdogs to champions: A recap of the Sac State football team’s regular season

Mack Ervin III

November 30, 2019

One season was all it took for the Sacramento State football team to taste success and a playoff berth under the guidance of new head coach Troy Taylor. The Hornets entered this season with the goal of turning around the program after finishing with a 2-8 record in 2018 and firing head coach Jody S...

SPORTS PODCAST: A retrospective on a record-breaking Hornet football season

SPORTS PODCAST: A retrospective on a record-breaking Hornet football season

Mack Ervin III, Shaun Holkko, and Will Coburn

November 29, 2019

After a disappointing 2-8 season in 2018 and the firing of head coach Jody Sears, many people didn’t expect a lot from the Sac State football team and first-year head coach Troy Taylor. But the Hornets have had a record-breaking season and won the school’s first Big Sky Championship. They also earned...

No. 4 Sac State football team overcomes slow start to beat UC Davis

No. 4 Sac State football team overcomes slow start to beat UC Davis

Mack Ervin III

November 23, 2019

The No. 4 Sacramento State football team earned a wild-come-from-behind win over the University of California, Davis in the 66th Causeway Classic 27-17 on Saturday, earning a share of the Big Sky Conference Championship. The Hornets (9-3, 7-1 Big Sky) entered the game at No. 4 in the STATS and Coaches ...

PREVIEW: No. 4 Sac State football team gears up for Causeway Classic versus UC Davis

PREVIEW: No. 4 Sac State football team gears up for Causeway Classic versus UC Davis

Mack Ervin III

November 21, 2019

Sacramento State’s football team will look to win it’s first-ever Big Sky Championship as it hosts the 66th Causeway Classic against crosstown rivals the University of California, Davis on Saturday. The Hornets rose to No. 4 in the Coaches and STATS polls after beating the University of Idaho...

No. 6 Sac State football team crushes Idaho 31-7, keeps conference championship hopes alive

No. 6 Sac State football team crushes Idaho 31-7, keeps conference championship hopes alive

Mack Ervin III

November 16, 2019

The Sacramento State football team took care of business by getting a 31-7 win over the University of Idaho on Saturday, setting themselves up for a possible Big Sky title and playoff berth. The Hornets (8-3, 6-1 Big Sky Conference) entered the game at No. 6 in the STATS and Coaches polls following a l...

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