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Head coaching position still in limbo for next year’s football team

Head coaching position still in limbo for next year’s football team

Angel Guerrero

October 23, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

After back-to-back 2-9 finishes, it would’ve been no surprise to see newly-hired Sacramento State Athletic Director Mark Orr hire his own head coach last spring for his struggling football program. However, Orr chose to retain Jody Sears — who has posted a 15-26 overall record in his three-plus...

Football team breathes new life after 3-1 start in Big Sky

Football team breathes new life after 3-1 start in Big Sky

Angel Guerrero

October 23, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Two weeks ago, an opposing head coach came to a quick conclusion after his team lost 41-21 to the Hornets’ football program: “This team is not the Sac State of old.” Idaho State coach Rob Phenicie might be onto something, as Sacramento State (4-3, 3-1 Big Sky Conference) has now matched its ...

Hornets improve to 3-1 in Big Sky with 4th-string QB

Hornets improve to 3-1 in Big Sky with 4th-string QB

Thomas Frey

October 21, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Without starting quarterback Kevin Thomson, the Sacramento State football team defeated North Dakota 34-27 to win on the road for the first time since 2014. Sac State (4-3, 3-1 Big Sky Conference) announced that Thomson would be sidelined minutes before kickoff with an undisclosed injury and that t...

Sac State football runs over Idaho State 41-21 at homecoming

Sac State football runs over Idaho State 41-21 at homecoming

Angel Guerrero

October 15, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Coming off a weeklong bye, Sacramento State celebrated its football homecoming with a 41-21 win over the visiting Idaho State Bengals Saturday night at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets’ homecoming success was lead by an offense that finished with over 300 rushing yards (318) for the third straight game...

PREVIEW: Hornets host Idaho State in football homecoming

PREVIEW: Hornets host Idaho State in football homecoming

Angel Guerrero

October 13, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

After football practice earlier this week, Sacramento State coach Jody Sears looked his team in the eyes and his message was blunt: “Mediocrity is not OK.” With a 2-3 overall record and a 1-1 standing in the Big Sky Conference, the Hornets are staring mediocrity in the eyes. However, the Idaho Sta...

Student athletes remember MLK, speak on peaceful protests in NFL

Student athletes remember MLK, speak on peaceful protests in NFL

Angel Guerrero

October 11, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, MLK 50th, Sports

(Go to StateHornet.com/MLK50CSUS for more related stories) Nearly 50 years ago, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t just speak at Sacramento State — he urged approximately 7,000 students to overcome racism at the football field where Hornet Stadium stands today. “I don’t ha...

Sac State men’s soccer ends with stalemate against UC Irvine

Sac State men’s soccer ends with stalemate against UC Irvine

Matthew Nobert

October 1, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

The Sacramento State men’s soccer team failed to hold onto a 3-1 lead while giving up two straight goals against UC Irvine to force double overtime and an eventual 3-3 draw Saturday at Hornet Field. “Giving up a (one-goal lead) with 40 seconds to tie and send it to overtime was heart wrenchi...

Sac State football falls to No. 9 Eastern Washington 52-31

Sac State football falls to No. 9 Eastern Washington 52-31

Thomas Frey

September 30, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Despite rushing for over 300 yards, the Sacramento State football team lost to Eastern Washington 52-31 Saturday at Roos Field in Cheney, Washington. The Eagles (3-2, 2-0 Big Sky) came into the game as the No. 9 ranked team in the Football Championship Subdivision and jumped out to a 21-0 lead. ...

Transfer quarterback makes Sac State history after surgery

Transfer quarterback makes Sac State history after surgery

Will Moon

September 29, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Sacramento State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson was vying for his first snap of college football while playing through pain in his throwing elbow during practices at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. Less than one year after signing his letter of intent to the Rebels, Thomson was informed he ha...

Sankey battles ‘at any time, you can be cut’ nature of NFL

Sankey battles ‘at any time, you can be cut’ nature of NFL

Alex Daniels

September 27, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Every week, athletes in the NFL fight for the undetermined opportunity to play in the country’s most popular sport — former Sacramento State All-American linebacker Darnell Sankey faces this uncertainty everyday. Sankey, who played for Sac State from 2012-15, has bounced around the league throu...

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