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Sac State starting quarterback transfers, leaves position up in the air

Sac State starting quarterback transfers, leaves position up in the air

Noah Alvarez
May 7, 2017
Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

After back-to-back 2-9 seasons, the Sacramento State football team will look for a new quarterback in 2017 to lead them to an above .500 record for the first time since 2014. Two-year starting junior quarterback Nate Ketteringham was asked to transfer earlier this spring semester and has been gran...

Sac State alumnae compete in the trenches for Sacramento Sirens

Sac State alumnae compete in the trenches for Sacramento Sirens

Claire Morgan
April 26, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

Sacramento State alumnae find a competitive outlet and family atmosphere on the gridiron of the International Women’s Football League with the Sacramento Sirens. Katherine Axiak and Jenna Avansino — who both played club rugby at Sac State — practice three days a week for three to four hours each...

Injuries, presence of painkillers a reality for NCAA student-athletes

Injuries, presence of painkillers a reality for NCAA student-athletes

Max Jacobs
April 20, 2017
Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

In the game of football, the presence of injury is not just a risk — it is a statistical probability for anyone who puts on the pads. There are more than 20,000 injuries per year at the collegiate level, according to reports from the College Football Assistance Fund. With the battle of injuries a...

Hornets’ spring showcase fires up students, alumni for football season

Hornets’ spring showcase fires up students, alumni for football season

Max Jacobs
April 16, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

The Sacramento State football team held its final spring scrimmage in front of alumni Friday at Hornet Stadium as the team prepares to enter the 2017 season next fall. Last season, the Hornets — which haven’t won a road game since 2014 — finished 2-9 for the second-straight season with a defe...

Former Sac State long snapper signs with New York Jets

Former Sac State long snapper signs with New York Jets

Max Jacobs
February 15, 2017
Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

From practicing with his older brother in the front lawn of their childhood home to the NFL, former Sacramento State long snapper Josh Latham’s professional football career has begun. Latham, who served as the Hornets’ long snapper from 2013 to 2015, signed with the New York Jets on Feb. 6 aft...

Football team lands three running back recruits on National Signing Day

Football team lands three running back recruits on National Signing Day

Noah Alvarez
February 13, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

With the departure of senior running backs Jordan Robinson and Demetrius Warren, Sacramento State brought in three high school running backs on National Signing Day to compete next season. Last year, Robinson and Warren combined for 1,499 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns and tallied up more tha...

Sac State football recruit to face cousin in Causeway Classic

Sac State football recruit to face cousin in Causeway Classic

Max Jacobs
February 8, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

After national signing day, the 2017 Causeway Classic has the makings of a family feud written all over it. Cousins DaRon and Montell Bland, football standouts at Central Catholic High School in Modesto, have gone from teammates to rivals after signing to play for Sacramento State and UC Davis, res...

Young roster suffers another 2-9 football season

Young roster suffers another 2-9 football season

Ryan Lewis
December 7, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

Although finishing with 2-9 records in consecutive seasons, the Sacramento State football team significantly increased its offensive production and total points in 2016 from the previous season. However, the young roster — which featured 18 of its 22 starters at junior years or younger — had to c...

Hornets fall to UC Davis in Causeway Classic 48-30

Hornets fall to UC Davis in Causeway Classic 48-30

Ryan Lewis
November 20, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

Sacramento State was unable to string together consistent offensive drives and fell to UC Davis in its final regular-season game in the 63rd annual Causeway Classic at Aggie Stadium, 48-30. Cross-town rivals Sac State (2-9, 2-6 Big Sky) and UC Davis (3-8, 2-5 Big Sky) entered Saturday’s contest with much more...

Sac State, UC Davis set to clash in Causeway rivalry

Sac State, UC Davis set to clash in Causeway rivalry

Angel Guerrero
November 18, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Featured, Football, Sports

Whether on the basketball court or football field, the sentiment around Sacramento State vs. UC Davis is simple to senior guard Trevis Jackson: “It’s a game we have to win.” Both the Sac State football and men’s basketball programs will get their shot on Saturday and Monday, respectively. ...

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