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Hornets lose in final seconds against Idaho State

Hornets lose in final seconds against Idaho State

Dominique Walker

January 13, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Sacramento State men’s basketball team was leading 60-55 with 4:50 left in the game on Saturday before losing the lead and the game to Idaho State 72-70. With the score tied, Idaho State guard Brandon Boyd hit the game winning layup with two seconds left on the clock. This gave the Hornets th...

Junior shines as young Hornet gymnasts finish second behind Stanford

Junior shines as young Hornet gymnasts finish second behind Stanford

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

January 13, 2019


Filed under Gymnastics, Sports

Junior Alexis Belkoff set career highs on bars and beam while nearly setting a career high on vault as the Sacramento State gymnastics team finished with a score of 189.950. While Belkoff performed well, the rest of the Hornets struggled, finishing in second place behind Stanford and ahead of Seat...

Sac State women’s basketball struggling after strong start

Sac State women’s basketball struggling after strong start

Shaun Holkko

January 11, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team begun the 2018-19 season with a 3-1 record ─ ranking among the best in the nation in certain team and individual statistics. Three games into the 2018-19 season, the @SacStateWBB team lead the nation in scoring with 98 points per game. Junior guard @ha...

Football coach Troy Taylor’s first season at Sac State taking shape

Football coach Troy Taylor’s first season at Sac State taking shape

Thomas Frey and Thomas Frey

January 10, 2019


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Less than a month after Troy Taylor was named the head football coach at Sacramento State, questions that surrounded the 2019 season are starting to be answered. Taylor has set his coaching staff and received notice from the NCAA that four crucial players — including quarterback Kevin Thomson — ...

Troy Taylor introduced as next head football coach at Sac State

Troy Taylor introduced as next head football coach at Sac State

Thomas Frey and Dominique Walker

December 18, 2018


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen was told at a Big Sky Conference meeting that convincing University of Utah offensive coordinator Troy Taylor to be the Hornets next head coach wouldn’t be possible. “And today, we’ve got Troy,” Nelsen said. Troy Taylor was officially named head co...

Troy Taylor to replace Jody Sears as Sac State head football coach

Troy Taylor to replace Jody Sears as Sac State head football coach

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Sacramento State football named former University of Utah offensive coordinator Troy Taylor head coach on Monday. Taylor will replace Jody Sears, Sac State’s former head football coach, who lost his final seven games as coach and finished the 2018 season with an overall record of 2-8. In the five years that Sears was coach, the Hornets...

Aggies squash Hornets 109-60 in 59th Causeway Classic

Aggies squash Hornets 109-60 in 59th Causeway Classic

Shaun Holkko, Social Media editor

December 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team met with University of California, Davis in the 59th Causeway Classic Friday, resulting in an Aggies victory by a large margin. The Hornets [3-3] and the Aggies [4-5] came into the game tied in head-to-head matchups with 29 wins each. UC Davis made a ...

Sac State loses to University of San Francisco 86-75

Sac State loses to University of San Francisco 86-75

Shaun Holkko, Social Media editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team started off slowly against the University of San Francisco Dons and were unable to complete the comeback, losing 86-75 Wednesday night. The Hornets [3-2] lost on their home floor at the Nest for this first time this season. USF [3-5] got out to an earl...

EDITORIAL: Next Sac State football coach needs local recruiting ties

EDITORIAL: Next Sac State football coach needs local recruiting ties

State Hornet Editorial Board

December 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Featured, Opinion, Sports

It was the right decision to move on from former Sacramento State football head coach Jody Sears. But more important than moving on is moving forward, and Sac State needs to hire someone with local ties to replace Sears. Sacramento has a wealth of high school talent all around it. Some decide to ...

‘My whole childhood is lost:’ Softball player’s community destroyed by fire

‘My whole childhood is lost:’ Softball player’s community destroyed by fire

Alex Daniels, Opinion editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Featured, Instagram, Softball, Sports

Sacramento State junior outfielder Kayla Grubert was walking to class when she got a call from her brother telling her there was a fire back in her hometown of Paradise, California. Her brother — who was on his way to class — turned back home, grabbed the family pets and evacuated the area, ...

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