The State Hornet

OPINION: Increasing touchbacks mean ruining one facet of collegiate football

OPINION: Increasing touchbacks mean ruining one facet of collegiate football

Nick Koeneke

May 17, 2018


Filed under Football, Opinion, Sports

Protecting players has become a recurring theme in collegiate football. With the tightening of the targeting rule being implemented back in 2013, the NCAA has decided on yet another rule change to protect its student athletes. Kick returners will now have the option to take a knee anywhere inside thei...

Sac State football schedule highlighted with matchup versus Aztecs

Sac State football schedule highlighted with matchup versus Aztecs

Thomas Frey, News editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

The Sacramento State football schedule includes a trip to compete against San Diego State on Sept. 8, five home games and a short trip across the Yolo Causeway to close out the regular season against UC Davis on Nov. 17. The Hornets (7-4, 6-2 Big Sky Conference) finished last season with the most wins ...

Safety lifts weights, opposing offensive players off the ground

Safety lifts weights, opposing offensive players off the ground

Thomas Frey, News editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

With the spring football season finished and fall approaching, Sacramento State junior safety Immanuel Anderson thinks about the trio of current running backs on the roster who are entering their sophomore seasons. As freshmen, Bryant Perkinson, Elijah Dotson and Isaiah Gable each had a different...

Despite size, sophomore strives to make football team as a walk-on

Despite size, sophomore strives to make football team as a walk-on

Eric Jaramishian

April 10, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

When Sacramento State sophomore Daniel Evans came to campus, he had two goals in mind — to be a good student and to be an even better football player. Stunting his growth in the latter is Evans’ small frame, which is 5-foot-7 and 145 pounds. However, these disadvantages didn't stop Evans from...

Sac State football team prepares for annual spring game

Sac State football team prepares for annual spring game

Shaun Holkko

April 10, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The Sacramento State football team has spent multiple days in the months of March and April preparing for the annual spring game and its upcoming fall season. The Hornets are looking to build off of last year’s 7-4 (6-2 Big Sky Conference) record, which included five wins in their last six games a...

Junior football player goes viral again with trick shot video

Junior football player goes viral again with trick shot video

Shaun Holkko

April 5, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Sacramento State football player Mister Harriel is the king of trick shots — which he proved once again earlier this week by making it on SportsCenter’s “Top Plays” segment. Harriel, a junior safety, had his “long-snap challenge” video reposted by ESPN on all of its “SportsCenter...

Sac State football players showcase talents at Pro Day

Sac State football players showcase talents at Pro Day

Dominique Walker and Jose Gaglianone

April 5, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Six Sacramento State senior football players performed a variety of drills and tests in front of NFL and CFL scouts in their Pro Day at UC Davis on Wednesday. The list of soon-to-be Sac State graduates trying to gain recognition from professional football teams consisted of defensive back Ernest Jenkins,...

Sac State football program hosts walk-on tryouts

Sac State football program hosts walk-on tryouts

Dominique Walker and Eric Jaramishian

March 7, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The Sacramento State football team hosted its annual tryouts for potential walk-ons on Tuesday at Hornet Stadium to coincide with the beginning of the 2018 spring practice season. The 13 would-be walk-ons — which includes students who were not recruited by the school and others who did not receive an...

Dual-sport speedster outruns his competition on track, football field

Dual-sport speedster outruns his competition on track, football field

Angel Guerrero, Sports editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports, Track And Field

Over a decade ago, Andre Lindsey stood and watched as the football he was supposed to be grabbing bounced on the ground — but now he’s picking up recognition as one of Sacramento State’s most impressive athletes. Lindsey, who led the Football Bowl Subdivision with 30.24 yards per catch in th...

Sears agrees to multi-year contract to remain Sac State head football coach

Sears agrees to multi-year contract to remain Sac State head football coach

Angel Guerrero

November 30, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Twenty years ago, Jody Sears was selling cars — now he’s successfully sold himself as the Sacramento State head football coach for the next upcoming seasons after agreeing to a multi-year contract. This official announcement by Sac State Athletic Director Mark Orr on Thursday comes two weeks af...

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