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Washington, Iowa, Denver highlight Sac State 2019 gymnastics schedule

Washington, Iowa, Denver highlight Sac State 2019 gymnastics schedule

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

July 12, 2018


Filed under Featured, Gymnastics, Sports

Six gymnastics teams coming off postseason appearances in April will compete against Sacramento State in the upcoming 2018-2019 season, according to head coach Randy Solorio. The Hornets will open against two of the ranked teams — Stanford and Cal — to open the season in the NorCal Classic Jan....

OPINION: Kevin Durant’s selfishness has ruined the NBA

OPINION: Kevin Durant’s selfishness has ruined the NBA

Shaun Holkko, Social Media editor

June 9, 2018


Filed under Featured, Opinion, Sports

It was obvious on July 4, 2016 just how negative of an impact Kevin Durant made on the competitive balance of the NBA. Durant chose to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder after nine seasons with the franchise to form a superteam in the Bay Area with aspirations of winning multiple championships. Du...

OPINION: An update after your two-week nap: the Cavs actually won!

OPINION: An update after your two-week nap: the Cavs actually won!

Alex Daniels, Opinion editor

June 7, 2018


Filed under Featured, Opinion, Sports

Did you just wake up from a roughly two-week nap from under a rock? You missed a lot. It’s June 17, 2018, and the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Championship after coming back from being down 3-0 and defeating the Golden State Warriors in Game 7. Yeah, we all thought the series was over after ...

Three Sacramento State baseball players selected in MLB Draft

Three Sacramento State baseball players selected in MLB Draft

Alex Daniels, Opinion editor

June 6, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Featured, Sports

Three Sacramento State baseball players were selected in the MLB Draft that lasted Monday-Wednesday. Junior outfielder James Outman was selected with the last pick in the seventh round and 224th overall by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Outman hit .253 with 11 home runs and 40 RBIs this season. Outman has ...

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...

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