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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


The five on the floor for Sac State huddled late in the fourth Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023 against UC Davis. Sac State improved their overall record against the Aggies to 70-51 with a 69-63 win.

Three game losing streak ends with nail-biter against Davis

Malachi Parker, Staffer December 1, 2023
Sac State overcomes a slow start and an array of turnovers to pull out a win in Davis.
Senior running back Marcus Fulcher runs downfield against Cal Poly Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023. Fulcher was held to just 48 yards on 10 carries against North Dakota

Sac State’s explosive offense meets South Dakota’s stonewall defense

Jack Freeman, Sports Editor November 30, 2023
Sacramento State rolls into another FCS playoff game to take on South Dakota who brings a fearsome defense and another loud dome.
Senior middleblocker Kalani Hayes and junior outside hitter Ellie Tisko going up for a block against Weber State Saturday, Oct. 12, 2023. The Hornets played Weber State for the third time this season in the semifinals of the Big Sky Tournament and lost 3-2.

A group of stars fall in the Big Sky tournament

Ryan Lorenz, Staffer November 30, 2023
Sac State had a gallery of stars, but it was not enough to get them to a Big Sky Championship
Junior guard Seilala Lautaimi drives to the basket against the Aggies at The Nest Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023. Lautaimi had a total of 12 points and seven rebounds.

Sac State struggles to limit scoring runs in consecutive losses

Jahson Nahal, Staffer November 29, 2023
The Sacramento State women’s basketball team falls to 0-5 after losing to San Diego State and UC Davis in double-digit losses.
Junior quarterback Kaiden Bennett scrambles while looking downfield against UC Davis Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. Bennett led the Sac State offense in passing yards and rushing yards in the 42-35 win over North Dakota.

Sac State’s high-powered offense lifts Hornets over Fighting Hawks

Jack Freeman, Sports Editor November 25, 2023
Sacramento State advances to the FCS quarterfinal round for the fourth straight year in a row after their shootout victory over North Dakota 42-35.
Freshman quarterback Carson Conklin throws a pass Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. Conklin is the first true freshman quarterback to play for Sac State since 2015.

‘All gas, no brakes’: Sac State heads into program’s first FCS playoff road game

Jack Freeman, Sports Editor November 24, 2023
Sacramento State is on the road for the first time ever in the FCS playoffs taking on the North Dakota Fighting Hawks this Saturday.
Bridgette Smith holds the trophy and celebrates with the rest of her team after defeating Montana Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. Sac State volleyball won the Big Sky regular season title and secured the number one seed heading into the Big Sky Tournament. (Photo courtesy of Montana Athletics)

Hornet volleyball leaves Montana with a Big Sky trophy

Ryan Lorenz, Staffer November 21, 2023
Sac State volleyball heads into the Big Sky tournament as the number one seed and the Big Sky regular season champions
Junior wideout Anderson Grover runs upfield Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. Grover transferred to Sac State after spending his first two years at Washington State.

Sac State gets shut down in must-win Causeway Classic

Jack Freeman, Sports Editor November 18, 2023
Sacramento State’s FCS playoff hopes have been pushed to the brink of extinction after their 31-21 loss to UC Davis in the 69th Causeway Classic.
Sophomore forward Duncan Powell floats the ball above the rim on his way to a 20 point game on Tuesday Nov. 14, 2023. Powell shot perfect from the field and snagged 13 rebounds.

Home opener for men’s basketball is full of records

Malachi Parker, Staffer November 17, 2023
Record setting performance ends with a Sacramento State win in home opener against Pacific Union College
Senior linebacker Armon Bailey flexes after making a tackle against UC Davis Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Bailey leads the Hornets’ defense with 73 tackles in just nine games.

Sac State meets UC Davis for monumental 69th Causeway Classic

Jack Freeman, Sports Editor November 17, 2023
Sacramento State has beaten UC Davis three times in a row; now the Hornets are ready for the Aggies with playoff implications on the line in the 69th Causeway Classic.
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