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Sac State gymnast recalls her freshman year’s challenges and successes

Sac State gymnast recalls her freshman year’s challenges and successes

Shiavon Chatman

November 13, 2018


Filed under Gymnastics, Sports

The time finally came for Sacramento State gymnast Jordyn Brent as she stepped up to the mat at Maples Pavillion on the campus of Stanford University Jan. 8. Brent was preparing for her second semester of school and was making her collegiate debut on the uneven bars. She executed her routine ...

Hornets sprint past Cal Poly to win season opener 88-85

Hornets sprint past Cal Poly to win season opener 88-85

Shaun Holkko, Social Media editor

November 11, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Instagram, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team opened the 2018-19 season with a gritty performance to take the win over the Cal Poly Mustangs 88-85. The Hornets [1-0] employed a new offensive scheme, which the team calls “Bunky Ball” involving a fast-pace offense with a full-court press defense....

Sac State cancels football game due to poor air quality

Sac State cancels football game due to poor air quality

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Football, Instagram, Sports

Sacramento State has cancelled its football game against Northern Arizona Saturday night due to poor air quality, caused by smoke from the Camp Fire near Chico. The air quality index was recorded at 218 Saturday evening. According to Associate Athletic Director Brian Berger, the university mandates that if the air quality index is above 200, any athletic event must be cancelled. Th...

Marcus Graves records first triple-double in Sac State history

Marcus Graves records first triple-double in Sac State history

Dominique Walker

November 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Instagram, Sports

A triple-double by senior point guard Marcus Graves helped lead the Sacramento State men’s basketball team to a 76-52 win over Simpson University on Friday in the season opener. The Hornets struggled to start the game, but were able to capitalize on Simpson’s 11 turnovers to take the lead at hal...

Sac State women’s basketball comes into new season nearly unrecognizable

Sac State women’s basketball comes into new season nearly unrecognizable

Shaun Holkko, Social Media editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Instagram, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team will go into the 2018-19 season nearly unrecognizable with eight new players running a brand new up-tempo offense. The Hornets finished the 2017-18 season with a 7-23 overall record and 5-13 in Big Sky Conference play. Sac State’s main struggle l...

Preview: Graves and Patton lead a now-healthy men’s basketball team

Preview: Graves and Patton lead a now-healthy men’s basketball team

Dominique Walker

November 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Instagram, Sports

The Sacramento State men’s basketball program looks to rebound off the disappointing record of 7-25 in the 2017-18 injury-filled season. The team is bringing back 10 players and head coach Brian Katz, who is entering his 11th season with the Hornets, believes the team has room for improvement af...

Hornet volleyball loses 3-2 to Idaho

Hornet volleyball loses 3-2 to Idaho

Will Coburn

November 4, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Sacramento State Volleyball lost against University of Idaho in a five-set battle Saturday night in the Nest 25-21, 25-17, 21-25, 19-25 and 6-15. Idaho’s victory put them in first place in the Big Sky Conference at 12-3, and Sac State is now in third place at 10-4. The Hornets had 56 kills a...

Sac State football loses to Weber State 26-14

Sac State football loses to Weber State 26-14

Dominique Walker

November 3, 2018


Filed under Football, Instagram, Sports

Sacramento State’s football team lost on the road against Weber State University 26-14 and the team remains winless in the Big Sky Conference. The Hornets offense struggled, only gaining a total of 191 yards. The Hornet’s first touchdown came in the third quarter on a fumble recovery from senior...

Sac State volleyball sweeps Eastern Washington

Sac State volleyball sweeps Eastern Washington

Aaron Jackson

November 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Sacramento State volleyball team swept Eastern Washington in three sets Thursday night at the Nest 25-22, 25-8, 25-18. The Hornets had 43 kills, 20 more than the Eagles, and 55 digs while maintaining a hitting percentage of .330. Sac State won the first set 25-22 after coming back from an ...

VIDEO: Sac State women’s soccer: Caitlin Prothe Profile

Rudy Obstaculo

November 1, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Video

“On the ball, she’s got some of the sickest skills that you’re ever gonna see on a player,” said Sac State head coach Randy Dedini. “I wish I had 30 of her.” RELATED: Soccer captain overcomes injuries to achieve potential...

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