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OPINION: Increasing touchbacks mean ruining one facet of collegiate football

OPINION: Increasing touchbacks mean ruining one facet of collegiate football

Nick Koeneke

May 17, 2018


Filed under Football, Opinion, Sports

Protecting players has become a recurring theme in collegiate football. With the tightening of the targeting rule being implemented back in 2013, the NCAA has decided on yet another rule change to protect its student athletes. Kick returners will now have the option to take a knee anywhere inside thei...

Alumnus cuts hair for Sac State athletes

Alumnus cuts hair for Sac State athletes

Shaun Holkko

May 15, 2018


Filed under Culture, Featured, Sports

When Geoffrey Ndirangu graduated in 2013, he was undecided on his career path — now he is quickly becoming the preferred barber of many Sacramento State student athletes. Ndirangu graduated from Sac State in winter of 2013 with a degree in organizational communications and said he had no idea what...

Home runs hurt baseball team in 5-2 defeat to University of Arizona

Home runs hurt baseball team in 5-2 defeat to University of Arizona

Alex Daniels

May 14, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Sacramento State baseball team lost 5-2 to the University of Arizona on Monday at John Smith Field. The Hornets (28-23, 14-7 Western Athletic Conference) finish the season with a 4-5 record against the Pac-12 following Monday’s defeat to the Wildcats (32-20, 10-14 Pac-12). The Wildcats scored a...

Softball team earns NCAA Regional bid after winning Big Sky Championship

Softball team earns NCAA Regional bid after winning Big Sky Championship

Alex Daniels

May 13, 2018


Filed under Featured, Softball, Sports

At the beginning of the school year, the coaching staff of the Sacramento State softball team had written “2018 Big Sky Champions” on the whiteboards in the locker room. Nearly eight months later, the Hornets (31-18, 14-7 Big Sky Conference) not only won the regular-season title, but are going...

Baseball team sweeps season series against UC Davis after 5-2 win

Baseball team sweeps season series against UC Davis after 5-2 win

Alex Daniels

May 9, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Sacramento State baseball team defeated UC Davis 5-2 in the Causeway Classic on Tuesday at John Smith Field to sweep the season series. The Hornets (27-20, 13-5 Western Athletic Conference) defeated the Aggies (15-28, 7-11 Big West Conference) in the only prior matchup this season 8-2 on Apri...

Parker Brahms voted 2018 ‘Best Male Athlete’ at Sac State

Parker Brahms voted 2018 ‘Best Male Athlete’ at Sac State

Alex Daniels

May 9, 2018


Filed under Best of Sac State, Sports

For the second year in a row, a baseball player has won ‘Best male athlete’ after Sacramento State sophomore pitcher Parker Brahms won the award in The State Hornet’s second annual Best of Sac State poll. Brahms, who follows former Sac State pitcher Justin Dillon in receiving the award, has a 4...

Annie Juarez voted 2018 ‘Best Female Athlete’ at Sac State

Annie Juarez voted 2018 ‘Best Female Athlete’ at Sac State

Thomas Frey

May 9, 2018


Filed under Best of Sac State, Sports

Heading into the 2018 season, senior gymnast Annie Juarez never imagined she would have a campaign that would lead her to being named ‘Best female athlete’ in The State Hornet’s Best of Sac State poll. Juarez came into the year never having participated in more than half of the meets in a sea...

Football team voted for ‘Best Win Against Davis’ at Sac State

Football team voted for ‘Best Win Against Davis’ at Sac State

Shaun Holkko

May 9, 2018


Filed under Best of Sac State, Sports

The Sacramento State football team has struggled for years against its Causeway rival — the UC Davis Aggies — until the Hornets got the upper hand last season in a game voted first place for The State Hornet’s “Best Win Against Davis” category. The Hornets dominated the first half and est...

Causeway Classic wins 2018 ‘Game of the Year’ at Sac State

Causeway Classic wins 2018 ‘Game of the Year’ at Sac State

Shaun Holkko

May 9, 2018


Filed under Best of Sac State, Sports

The Sacramento State football team saved its best performance of the 2017 season for last as the Hornets defeated rival UC Davis during The State Hornet’s “Game of the Year.” The Hornets entered the game as winners of four of their last five games, but the Aggies had a two-game winning streak...

Rock climbing voted 2018 ‘Best Sports or Recreational Club’ at Sac State

Rock climbing voted 2018 ‘Best Sports or Recreational Club’ at Sac State

Vincent Moleski

May 9, 2018


Filed under Best of Sac State, Sports

Sacramento State’s rock climbing club, which is open to students of all skill levels, has been voted as the best sports or recreational club on campus in The State Hornet’s “Best of Sac State” category. Garrett Werner — the rock climbing club’s coach as of this semester — described the...

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