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Sacramento Kings 2017-18 season preview

Sacramento Kings 2017-18 season preview

Shaun Holkko

October 16, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

The 2017 NBA All-Star game might forever be seen as a turning point for the Sacramento Kings. Sacramento Kings General Manager Vlade Divac pulled the trigger last February when he traded three-time, All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans. Cousins is arguably the best at his position...

Inexperienced freshmen help keep men’s soccer playoff hopes afloat

Inexperienced freshmen help keep men’s soccer playoff hopes afloat

Matthew Nobert and Thomas Frey

October 16, 2017


Filed under Featured, Soccer, Sports

After making program history last year in the postseason, the Sacramento State men’s soccer team is looking to be on the same path but with a younger, less-experienced team. The Hornets finished last season with a loss in the Big West Tournament semifinals to California State University, Northri...

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...

Sac State men’s soccer shut out 2-0 against rival UC Davis

Sac State men’s soccer shut out 2-0 against rival UC Davis

Thomas Frey

October 15, 2017


Filed under Featured, Soccer, Sports

The Sacramento State men’s soccer team fell to Big West Conference rival UC Davis 2-0 Saturday at Hornet Field. The Hornets (7-6-1, 3-2-1 Big West) entered the afternoon in a three-way tie for first place in the Big West North division with the Aggies (7-6-2, 4-1-1) and UC Santa Barbara. Sac...

Sac State volleyball unbeaten in Big Sky after win over NAU

Sac State volleyball unbeaten in Big Sky after win over NAU

Alex Daniels

October 15, 2017


Filed under Featured, Sports, Volleyball

The Sacramento State volleyball team defeated Northern Arizona University 3-1 to remain a perfect 8-0 in the Big Sky Conference Saturday at Colberg Court. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (7-12, 3-5 Big Sky) pushed Sac State (17-7, 8-0 Big Sky) throughout the four sets (25-23, 25-11, 22-25, 27-25)...

Hornets’ offensive outburst blows out Idaho State women’s soccer 6-3

Hornets’ offensive outburst blows out Idaho State women’s soccer 6-3

Carlo Marzan

October 14, 2017


Filed under Featured, Soccer, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s soccer team crushed the Idaho State Bengals 6-3 Friday at Hornet Field. Coming off two rough losses on the road, the Hornets knew they had to win this home game to keep their playoff hopes alive. “Our confidence was kind of low coming off of three losses from the road trips an...

Junior cross country runner pushing for all-conference honors

Junior cross country runner pushing for all-conference honors

Alex Daniels

October 14, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Featured, Sports

Last season, Sacramento State junior cross country runner Amy Quinones was one spot and one second away from an all-conference finish in the Big Sky Conference. Quinones, 19, said this year she’s ready to break into the top-10 spot. “It’s about how much I will be able to push myself to see...

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...

Hornets sweep Southern Utah volleyball, remain undefeated in conference

Hornets sweep Southern Utah volleyball, remain undefeated in conference

Thomas Frey

October 13, 2017


Filed under Featured, Sports, Volleyball

The Sacramento State volleyball team swept Southern Utah 25-17, 25-16 and 25-18 to remain undefeated in the Big Sky Conference Thursday night at Colberg Court. Despite the sweep, the Hornets (16-7, 7-0 Big Sky) didn’t run away with the game, as they experimented with several different lineups aga...

Social media a tricky game for student athletes

Social media a tricky game for student athletes

Shaun Holkko

October 12, 2017


Filed under Featured, Sports

Like many millennials, the majority of student athletes at Sacramento State most likely have a number of social media accounts to keep up with friends, family and the world around them. However, one bad tweet or post can ruin a young player’s career. Joey Casselberry, a former baseball player at...

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