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Former MVP prepares for life after volleyball with Bleacher Report internship

Former MVP prepares for life after volleyball with Bleacher Report internship

Thomas Frey, News editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Featured, Sports, Volleyball

Nearly eight years ago, University of Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford walked across the stage at Radio City Music Hall to shake NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s hand after being chosen as the No. 1 overall pick of the St. Louis Rams in the 2010 NFL Draft. Kennedy Kurtz — who won Big Sky Conference...

Hornets set to transition from indoor to outdoor beach volleyball

Hornets set to transition from indoor to outdoor beach volleyball

Tessa DeVere

February 27, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Sacramento State is all set to begin its sixth season of beach volleyball competition on Friday at the Stanford Tournament in Palo Alto. The 14-member squad — which finished its indoor volleyball season with a Big Sky Conference regular season title in the fall — will be focused on passing, setting and overall b...

Big Sky loss looms large as Sac State volleyball falls in NIVC Tournament

Big Sky loss looms large as Sac State volleyball falls in NIVC Tournament

Thomas Frey

November 28, 2017


Filed under Featured, Sports, Volleyball

Sacramento State fell quickly to UC Irvine in three sets in the first round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship Tournament Tuesday in the Alex G. Spanos Center at the University of the Pacific. The Hornets (26-10, 15-1 Big Sky) were coming off a five-set loss to North Dakota in the B...

Hornets continue postseason in National Invitational Volleyball Championship

Hornets continue postseason in National Invitational Volleyball Championship

Thomas Frey

November 27, 2017


Filed under Featured, Sports, Volleyball

Instead of a trip to the NCAA Tournament, the Sacramento State volleyball team will continue its postseason in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship Tuesday at the University of the Pacific. The Hornets, who won the most games (15) in the Big Sky Conference since 2007, looked well on t...

Hornets fall to North Dakota volleyball in Big Sky championship match

Hornets fall to North Dakota volleyball in Big Sky championship match

Thomas Frey

November 19, 2017


Filed under Featured, Sports, Volleyball

In a matchup of the Big Sky Conference’s top-two teams in the volleyball tournament championship, North Dakota defeated Sacramento State in five sets Saturday night at Colberg Court. The Hornets (26-7, 15-1 Big Sky), which entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed, held a two-sets-to-one lead before...

Sac State volleyball advances to Big Sky Championship

Sac State volleyball advances to Big Sky Championship

Thomas Frey

November 18, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The No. 1-seeded Sacramento State volleyball team defeated No. 4 Portland State 3-1 in the semifinals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament. With the win, the Hornets (26-8, 15-1) will play North Dakota (29-7, 12-4) on Saturday for the Big Sky Championship and the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA...

Senior volleyball player puts back injury behind her

Senior volleyball player puts back injury behind her

Thomas Frey

November 13, 2017


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Sacramento State outside hitter Shannon Boyle didn’t know what to expect when she stepped on the court last year as a junior against Sam Houston State on Aug. 27. It was the Sac State volleyball team’s second game of the season and the first time Boyle had played more than one set since missing 16...

Volleyball team to utilize ‘cursed’ home-court advantage in Big Sky Tournament

Volleyball team to utilize ‘cursed’ home-court advantage in Big Sky Tournament

Thomas Frey

November 13, 2017


Filed under Featured, Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball players in the Big Sky Conference believe that Colberg Court is cursed, or at least that’s what Sacramento State senior setter Kennedy Kurtz has heard about her home court. Cursed or not, the numbers show that Sac State has won 24 consecutive Big Sky home games dating back to 2014. T...

Volleyball team clinches Big Sky regular season championship, multiple milestones

Volleyball team clinches Big Sky regular season championship, multiple milestones

Thomas Frey

November 6, 2017


Filed under Featured, Sports, Volleyball

With two games remaining in the Big Sky Conference regular season, the Sacramento State volleyball team has already clinched the regular season conference title. The Hornets (22-8, 13-1 Big Sky) won the conference for the first time since 2007 after defeating Portland State on Saturday at Colberg...

Sac State rallies to defeat Vikings, clinches Big Sky title

Sac State rallies to defeat Vikings, clinches Big Sky title

Thomas Frey

November 5, 2017


Filed under Featured, Sports, Volleyball

Trailing two sets to none against Portland State in a best-of-five match Saturday never worried Sacramento State volleyball coach Ruben Volta. The Hornets (22-8, 13-1 in Big Sky Conference) fell behind on senior day before winning the next three sets to not only win the match, but to also win the Big...

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