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Cycling club gives students ‘important balance’ on and off bikes

Cycling club gives students ‘important balance’ on and off bikes

Ayah Abukhazneh

December 11, 2017


Filed under Club Sports, Featured, Sports

The umbrella of sports clubs at Sacramento State encompasses a wide variety of athletics, including a cycling team. For almost a decade, the cycling club — which competes on rugged mountain terrain during the fall and on pavement during the spring — has served as a platform for students of all lev...

Students reflect on connection between esports, college

Students reflect on connection between esports, college

Gabriel Ionica

December 11, 2017


Filed under Featured, Sports

Video games have moved beyond the living room and into the mainstream with the rise of competitive tournaments and fans within esports. I would know, esports are why I took an interest in journalism. As a long-time gamer, I wanted to get into the professional side of esports as soon as I learned about ...

Sac State basketball programs sweep doubleheader against Antelope Valley

Sac State basketball programs sweep doubleheader against Antelope Valley

Thomas Frey

December 7, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Sacramento State men’s and women’s basketball teams defeated Antelope Valley in a doubleheader to receive both of their second victories of the season Wednesday night at the Nest. After a slow start, the Sac State (2-6) women’s basketball team — which won its home opener after playing...

Competition, expectations high as gymnastics team prepares for Flip Fest

Competition, expectations high as gymnastics team prepares for Flip Fest

Thomas Frey

December 6, 2017


Filed under Featured, Gymnastics, Sports

For a college gymnast, it doesn’t get much better then a trip to the NCAA Regionals. That is what Sacramento State seniors Lauren Rice and sisters Caitlin and Courtney Soliwoda — who will open up the gymnastics season by hosting Flip Fest Friday at 7 p.m. — did as juniors a year ago. Except accor...

Men’s rugby club team shoots for priority registration

Men’s rugby club team shoots for priority registration

Sami Soto

December 5, 2017


Filed under Club Sports, Featured, Sports

The Sacramento State men’s rugby team is looking to implement change in the club sports by getting priority registration. Unlike intercollegiate athletic teams, intramural sports do not receive benefits such as priority registration. Sac State’s registration policies were recently revised in October o...

Hornets host Antelope Valley men’s basketball after 6-game losing streak

Hornets host Antelope Valley men’s basketball after 6-game losing streak

Angel Guerrero

December 5, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

After a 70-54 loss to Saint Mary’s on Monday, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team concluded a brutal stretch of six straight games away from the Nest since Nov. 17. The lack of a home-court advantage has shown, as the Hornets (1-7) have lost six consecutive contests, which is the program’s...

Women’s basketball plays Pioneers in home opener after tough road stretch

Women’s basketball plays Pioneers in home opener after tough road stretch

Thomas Frey

December 4, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team will head into its home opener against Antelope Valley on Wednesday with a deceiving 1-6 record. Two of the teams the Hornets have lost to are undefeated and ranked in the Associated Press Top 25, while another, Arizona State, sits just outside at No. 2...

Sac State women’s basketball falls to Aggies 79-72

Sac State women’s basketball falls to Aggies 79-72

Thomas Frey

December 1, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team fell to UC Davis 79-72 Thursday night at The Pavilion in Davis, California. The Hornets (1-6) trailed 52-37 with 5:15 left in the third quarter against the Aggies who are ranked No. 8 in the Collegeinsider.com mid-major top 25 list. UC Davis (7-0) ...

Sears agrees to multi-year contract to remain Sac State head football coach

Sears agrees to multi-year contract to remain Sac State head football coach

Angel Guerrero

November 30, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Twenty years ago, Jody Sears was selling cars — now he’s successfully sold himself as the Sacramento State head football coach for the next upcoming seasons after agreeing to a multi-year contract. This official announcement by Sac State Athletic Director Mark Orr on Thursday comes two weeks af...

Big Sky loss looms large as Sac State volleyball falls in NIVC Tournament

Big Sky loss looms large as Sac State volleyball falls in NIVC Tournament

Thomas Frey

November 28, 2017


Filed under Featured, Sports, Volleyball

Sacramento State fell quickly to UC Irvine in three sets in the first round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship Tournament Tuesday in the Alex G. Spanos Center at the University of the Pacific. The Hornets (26-10, 15-1 Big Sky) were coming off a five-set loss to North Dakota in the B...

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