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Sac State football athlete Andre Lindsey signs with Kansas City Chiefs

Sac State football athlete Andre Lindsey signs with Kansas City Chiefs

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

April 27, 2019

Former Sacramento State wide receiver Andre Lindsey was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday after the 2019 NFL Draft. Lindsey came to Sac State after transferring from Delta College after the 2015 season. In three seasons with the Hornets, Lindsey has 46 catches...

Sac State defensive leader hopes to hear his name in NFL Draft

Sac State defensive leader hopes to hear his name in NFL Draft

Shaun Holkko

April 26, 2019

Sacramento State football player Mister “Showtime” Harriel has been in the spotlight as a talented athlete his entire life and now hopes to be drafted to the NFL. Harriel has gone viral on ESPN and Bleacher Report multiple times 一 but not for his abilities on the field. The senior safety...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: 1988 was Hornet football’s best year ever

FROM THE ARCHIVES: 1988 was Hornet football’s best year ever

Jordan Silva-Benham

April 24, 2019

November of 1988 is the farthest that Sacramento State’s football team has ever advanced in the playoffs. Then staff writer for The State Hornet, Joe Krieg, said the Hornets “pummel[ed]” the North Carolina Central Eagles in the game. The Hornets won 56-7. At the time, the team was led by...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Before directing fame, Ryan Coogler was Sac State football standout

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Before directing fame, Ryan Coogler was Sac State football standout

Eric Jaramishian

April 23, 2019

Before Black Panther and Creed director Ryan Coogler became a big name in Hollywood, he was a powerhouse for the Sacramento State football team. Since Coogler’s rise to fame as a movie director, he has become an important piece of Sac State pride and history. About six years before Coogler’s ...

Sac State football team spring practice begins under new coach

Sac State football team spring practice begins under new coach

Ashton Byers

April 18, 2019

Sacramento State football opened its spring football season March 26 with new head coach Troy Taylor at the helm. Taylor replaced Jody Sears as head football coach for the Hornet’s upcoming season. Taylor previously served as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Utah...

Sac State football receives commitments from local high schoolers

Sac State football receives commitments from local high schoolers

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

February 6, 2019

Folsom High School football went 14-1 and won a California State championship in 2018. Now, five of those players have committed to continue their academic and athletic careers at Sacramento State. This is the first time in at least a decade that a football player from Folsom has come to Sac Stat...

Taylor takes major pay cut to coach football at Sac State

Taylor takes major pay cut to coach football at Sac State

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

February 6, 2019

In 2018, Troy Taylor was one of 146 assistant football coaches at Division 1-A schools who, according to USA Today, earned at least $500,000 per season. On Dec. 17, 2018, Taylor agreed to a seven-year deal worth $240,000 a season to become head coach at Sacramento State, according to the university...

OPINION: Tom Brady will remain the G.O.A.T., no matter the results of Super Bowl LIII

OPINION: Tom Brady will remain the G.O.A.T., no matter the results of Super Bowl LIII

Andres Aguirre

February 3, 2019

Super Bowl LIII is set to kickoff Sunday between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots, and it’ll be Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s ninth appearance in the last 18 years. Since the 2001 season, New England has won five championships in the team’s Tom Brady and Bill Belichick er...

Q&A: Head football coach Troy Taylor has ‘clear vision’ in new role

Q&A: Head football coach Troy Taylor has ‘clear vision’ in new role

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

January 22, 2019

When Troy Taylor was hired as the head football coach of Sacramento State on Dec. 17, 2018, he knew he would be coaching in a stadium where he had championship wins as the head football coach at Folsom High School. By hiring Taylor, the Hornets hired a hometown guy; one who started at quarterback for C...

Football coach Troy Taylor’s first season at Sac State taking shape

Football coach Troy Taylor’s first season at Sac State taking shape

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

January 10, 2019

Less than a month after Troy Taylor was named the head football coach at Sacramento State, questions that surrounded the 2019 season are starting to be answered. Taylor has set his coaching staff and received notice from the NCAA that four crucial players — including quarterback Kevin Thomson — ...

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