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Buzzin’ Dozen — Edition 4

State Hornet sports staff January 26, 2023
Sac State sees a new athlete in the #1 spot in our State Hornet athlete ranking
After a failed medical physical ends Carlos Correa’s stint as a San Francisco Giant ended before it ever began. Graphic created in Canva by Chris Woodard. Images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

OPINION: Where Carlos Correa’s short stop in San Francisco leaves the Giants

Dylan McNeill December 22, 2022
Where the San Francisco Giants sit after losing out on another superstar
The newest Sac State head football coach Andy Thompson holds up a Hornet jersey with Athletic Director Mark Orr Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, in the Welcome Center at Sacramento State. Thompson was the defensive coordinator for the past four years under former head coach Troy Taylor until his announced promotion Thursday.

Sac State introduces Andy Thompson as new head football coach

Jack Freeman, Football Beat Writer December 15, 2022
Thompson becomes the 12th head football coach in school history, get to know the new headman at Sac State.
(L-R) Rick Barros III and Zach Chappell in The Nest before practice Nov. 17, 2022. The duo have played both high school and college basketball together in Sacramento.

Ballin’ since birth: Sac State basketball players aligned since day one

Nathan Uebelhoer December 13, 2022
Zach Chappell and Rick Barros III were born in the same hospital on the same day and now both play basketball for Sac State.
Senior guard Zach Chappell getting up the court against Long Beach State Saturday, Dec.10, 2022, in The Nest. Chappell’s 25 points and game-winning layup sealed a 76-74 win for the Hornets.

Sac State men’s basketball edges out Long Beach State 76-74

Jordan Latimore, Sports Editor December 11, 2022
Hornets win second straight game in thrilling fashion — again!
Junior center Isnelle Natabou works inside on the Roadrunner defense on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, at The Nest during a 67-46 Sac State win. Natabou recorded her fourth straight double-double while also adding four blocked shots.

Hornets sink Roadrunners 67-46 on rainy Saturday

Dylan McNeill, Sports Editor December 10, 2022
Sac State gets back to its winning ways with the help of Isnelle Natabou’s monstrous double-double
(L-R) Gene and Kyle Sentkowski stand together outside of the Sac State Broad Fieldhouse on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2022. Sentkowski is the school record holder for most field goals in a single season with 21.

Burger King and skating shoes: Family motivates Sac State kicker

Jack Freeman and Arely Duran December 10, 2022
Sac State kicker comes from a long line of kickers who continue to support him to this day
Sac State head coach Troy Taylor talks with referees on the sideline Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Hornet Stadium. Taylor was reportedly named one of two finalists to become the newest Stanford head coach.

BREAKING: Troy Taylor leaving Sac State for Stanford head coaching job

Jack Freeman, Football Beat Writer December 10, 2022
Most prolific Sac State head coach has accepted an offer to coach the Stanford Cardinal.
(L-R) Sophomore wideouts Devin Gandy and Jared Gipson sit solemnly reflecting on the final scoreboard, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. After an undefeated regular season, Sac State’s season ended 66-63 to Incarnate Word in the FCS Quarterfinal.

RECAP: Sac State football’s dream season ends in the FCS Quarterfinals

Jack Freeman, Football Beat Writer December 10, 2022
Turnovers undo Hornets’ dream season, in an all-time shootout:
Senior Sac State guard Zach Chappell bringing up the ball against Denver Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in The Nest. The Hornets snapped their four-game losing streak with a thrilling 87-85 overtime win against the Pioneers behind Chappell’s 24 points and game-winning layup.

Sac State men’s basketball escapes with overtime win against Denver

Jordan Latimore, Sports Editor December 9, 2022
The Hornets snap their losing streak with charging home-win:
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