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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...

Hornets hang on to hoist Causeway Cup over UC Davis

Hornets hang on to hoist Causeway Cup over UC Davis

Angel Guerrero

November 18, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

After falling to rival UC Davis for the past two years, the Sacramento State football team ended its regular season with the Causeway Cup in hand and a 52-47 victory over the Aggies Saturday at Hornet Stadium. Sac State — which now has the most league wins in its 21-year history in the Big Sky Con...

Sac State football senior tackles adversity, makes history

Sac State football senior tackles adversity, makes history

Angel Guerrero

November 17, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Two years ago, Sacramento State senior receiver Isiah Hennie was kicked off the football team for the second time in his collegiate career and missed the Causeway Classic against UC Davis a week later. Hennie, who became the fourth-leading receiver in program history with 137 career receptions on...

PREVIEW: Sac State football looks to achieve history against Aggies

PREVIEW: Sac State football looks to achieve history against Aggies

Angel Guerrero

November 16, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

History will be on the line for the Sacramento State football team when it hosts rival UC Davis in the 64th annual Causeway Classic on Saturday. If the Hornets (6-4, 5-2 Big Sky Conference) defeat UC Davis for just the second time in seven years, they’ll accomplish the most league wins in the program’s...

Food and football: the hunger to win at Sac State

Food and football: the hunger to win at Sac State

Dayla Cook

November 14, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports, The Food Issue

(Go to StateHornet.com/TheFoodIssue for more food-related stories) Imagine being 6-foot-5, weighing 220 pounds and still considered undersized — that was life for Sacramento State senior Jonathan Bade when he was asked to make the switch from tight end to offensive line. Bade, who now weighs 2...

Sac State football crushes Cal Poly 49-14

Sac State football crushes Cal Poly 49-14

Thomas Frey

November 12, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Starting quarterback Kevin Thomson returned after missing three games to help lead the Sacramento State football team to a 49-14 win over Cal Poly Saturday night at Alex G. Spanos Stadium. Sac State (6-4, 5-2 Big Sky Conference) was able to score early and often to force the Mustangs to pass more...

PREVIEW: Sac State football prepares for Cal Poly’s rushing attack

PREVIEW: Sac State football prepares for Cal Poly’s rushing attack

Angel Guerrero

November 9, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

After missing the last three games with an undisclosed injury, Sacramento State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson’s return seems to be on the horizon against Cal Poly on Saturday. Thomson, who declined to comment on the nature of his injury, has fully participated in practice for the last three d...

Sac State football team beats Bears 50-21

Sac State football team beats Bears 50-21

Thomas Frey

November 5, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

The Sacramento State football team defeated Northern Colorado 50-21 in Big Sky Conference play Saturday at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets (5-4, 4-2 Big Sky) trailed the Bears 21-20 after the second quarter before coming out and scoring 30 unanswered points in the second half. Sac State’s defense star...

Sac State football falls to No. 24 Northern Arizona 37-17

Sac State football falls to No. 24 Northern Arizona 37-17

Thomas Frey

October 28, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Despite recovering two fumbles and recording four sacks, the Sacramento State football team lost to the No. 24 ranked Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 37-17 at the Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Arizona. Sac State (4-4, 3-2 Big Sky Conference) only allowed the Lumberjacks (6-2, 5-0 Big Sky) to convert four...

PREVIEW: Hornets travel to Northern Arizona for Big Sky battle

PREVIEW: Hornets travel to Northern Arizona for Big Sky battle

Angel Guerrero

October 26, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Last week at this time, the Sacramento State football team was without three of its four quarterbacks due to injury and had to prepare a redshirt freshman for the biggest game of his life. Sac State (4-3, 3-1 Big Sky Conference) redshirt freshman quarterback Roman Ale — who frantically studied on...

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