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DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E9: NFL free agency, COVID-19 testing, Olympics postponement

DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E9: NFL free agency, COVID-19 testing, Olympics postponement

Mack Ervin III, Shaun Holkko, and Robbie Pierce

March 25, 2020

On this episode of Double Coverage, Mack and Shaun sit down —  and log into SquadCast — to discuss perhaps the only thing still happening in pro sports, NFL free agency, as well as the spread of COVID-19 through the sports world, the ethics of test kit availability for wealthy athletes and the po...

‘I was at a loss for words’: 47 Sac State senior athletes to miss their final season

‘I was at a loss for words’: 47 Sac State senior athletes to miss their final season

Jason Gallardo

March 20, 2020

The Sacramento State Athletics Department canceled all sports Wednesday, leaving 47 senior student athletes unable to finish their last year of eligibility. In addition, four senior basketball players on the men’s team were unable to complete in the 2020 Basketball Championships after the cancellatio...

Sac State cancels sports through end of academic year amid coronavirus outbreak

Sac State cancels sports through end of academic year amid coronavirus outbreak

Robyn Dobson, Sports Editor

March 18, 2020

The Sacramento State Athletics Department announced Wednesday that all spring sports are canceled for the remainder of the academic year.  The Big Sky Conference and Western Athletic Conference joined the Big West Conference, American Athletic Conference and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation on...

DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E8: Coronavirus cancellations, NFL CBA and free agency

DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E8: Coronavirus cancellations, NFL CBA and free agency

Mack Ervin III, Shaun Holkko, and Robbie Pierce

March 16, 2020

On this week’s episode of Double Coverage with Mack and Shaun, the two discuss the various sports world cancellations caused by the spread of coronavirus, how Shaun was in the Golden 1 Center when a game was canceled, the ramifications of the NFL’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement and the beginning of ...

NCAA begins talks for eligibility relief amid coronavirus concerns

NCAA begins talks for eligibility relief amid coronavirus concerns

Shaun Holkko

March 13, 2020

The NCAA announced Friday that it will begin discussions regarding eligibility relief for student-athletes due to spring seasons being suspended amid the COVID-19 outbreak. This decision comes less than 24 hours after the institution canceled all winter and spring sports championships. Story continues below tweet. Division I Coun...

Sac State spring sports teams’ seasons suspended amid coronavirus fears

Sac State spring sports teams’ seasons suspended amid coronavirus fears

Robyn Dobson and Shaun Holkko

March 12, 2020

Amid coronavirus fears and a shift to online instruction, all Sacramento State spring sports teams’ seasons have been suspended indefinitely.  The Athletics Department announced Thursday evening that in compliance with the Big Sky Conference, Big West Conference, Western Athletic Conference, Mountai...

Sac State to limit attendance at athletic events amid coronavirus concerns

Sac State to limit attendance at athletic events amid coronavirus concerns

Robyn Dobson, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The Sacramento State Athletics Department announced Wednesday new policies would be implemented to limit attendance at all future home athletic events until further notice amid coronavirus concerns.  All athletic events will continue as scheduled, according to the press release put out by Hornet Athleti...

Sac State baseball team struggles in midweek game at San Francisco

Sac State baseball team struggles in midweek game at San Francisco

Shaun Holkko

March 10, 2020

The Sacramento State baseball team continued a season-long 11 game road trip with a 12-4 loss at the University of San Francisco on Tuesday afternoon. The Hornets (9-7) scored first but surrendered nine unanswered runs, leading to the lopsided loss to the Dons (9-8). Twelve runs scored is a new season-high...

Another first-round exit ends Sac State women’s basketball team’s season

Another first-round exit ends Sac State women’s basketball team’s season

Shaun Holkko

March 9, 2020

For the fourth year in a row, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team’s season ended with a first-round exit in the Big Sky Tournament. The Hornets (8-22, 6-14 Big Sky) came into the tournament as the ninth seed to play the University of Northern Colorado (13-17, 9-11), who was the eighth ...

‘I was definitely a late bloomer’: Sac State sophomore forward continues to evolve

‘I was definitely a late bloomer’: Sac State sophomore forward continues to evolve

Shaun Holkko

March 9, 2020

Rafting, fly fishing, hiking and swimming are just a few activities that Sacramento State sophomore forward Tiana Johnson grew up doing in Kalispell, Montana. Johnson was born to parents Tryg and Lynette Johnson, who encouraged Johnson and her three older sisters to get outside and enjoy recreatio...

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