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Sac State women’s rugby club welcomes all skill levels

Women's rugby club president Sarah Armanino attempts to stop her teammate in a practice drill Tuesday, Feb. 25. The women's rugby club prides itself on being open to all skill levels.
Jesse Tapia March 2, 2020

The women’s rugby club has been at Sacramento State since 1999 and strives to provide a welcoming environment for all members. One of the coaches, Kristina Weber, who the team refers to as “K-Dub”...

Sac State men’s rugby club aims to become official varsity team

Sac State men's rugby club captain John Joshua Bocalan Reyes safely receives a pass from his teammate during a game. The rugby team qualified to compete in Nationals after their Pacific West Sevens Tournament win.
Jasmin Acosta December 12, 2019

The Sacramento State men’s rugby club is focused on becoming an official varsity team for Sac State after their recent win of the Pacific Western Sevens Tournament. The ruggers will now be competing...

Sac State ski and snowboard team anticipates the arrival of winter

Members of the Sac State ski and snowboard team pose for a photo at the weekly Thursday meeting. The team participates in both alpine and slope/freestyle events.
Nigel Rayyan November 21, 2019

“It is about feeling free and expressing yourself, it really is an art,” said Justin Tran, Sac State ski and snowboard team president, about the two sports. “The feeling of frolicking in nature...

Sac State Bass Fishing Club to compete in national tournament

From left, Sac State Bass Fishing Club members Ilya Guryanov, Christopher Orgon and Aaron Nguyen fish by the Guy West Bridge Oct. 22. The club took first and second place in the Fishing League Worldwide Tournament on the California Delta.
Patrick Walsh November 14, 2019

Sacramento State’s Bass Fishing Club recently took first and second place in the YETI FLW College Fishing Event on the California Delta held Sept. 28, earning a spot in the national bass fishing tournament...

Sac State esports team competes in California State Fair tournament

The Stinger Esports team faces Rocklin High School in Overwatch during the Bear Cup Collegiate Tournament July 28 at Cal Expo Fairgrounds. The club received a cease and desist letter Oct. 17 for violation of SO&L guidelines for membership, including representing Sac State at tournaments.
Alex Daniels, Sports editor July 28, 2019

The Stinger eSports team was eliminated first in the Overwatch Collegiate eSports Tournament during the California State Fair at Cal Expo after a 2-0 loss to Rocklin High School Saturday. Overwatch,...

Stinger eSports club builds community with support from industry partners

From left to right, Nick Palsgaard, Donna Walters, and Paul Mello stand near the library quad near their booth during club rush. They, along with club members, work toward expanding eSports at Sac State by competing in gaming tournaments.
Jose Fabian February 10, 2019

Stinger eSports, formed in fall 2017, is Sacramento State’s home club for casual and competitive players for a variety of video games. With the goal of creating a dedicated esports program, the club...

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

Sacramento State Cycling Club President Makenzie DeLaughder, left, takes a break next to team safety officer Joseph Rempe, right, during the Sea Otter Classic in Santa Cruz, California.
Ayah Abukhazneh December 11, 2017

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...

Students reflect on connection between esports, college

Sacramento State freshman finance major Anthony Thao plays “League of Legends” in the University Library on campus.
Gabriel Ionica December 11, 2017

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...

Men’s rugby club team shoots for priority registration

Former Sacramento State men's rugby club team captain Nick Weeder motivates his teammates before a match. The club team is currently pushing for priority registration.
Sami Soto December 5, 2017

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...

Sac State volleyball clubs vying for national titles

The Sacramento State women’s volleyball club moved from Division II to Division I this season and finished the year ranked third in the Northern Division. (Photo courtesy of Jackie Pulatie/Sacramento State women's volleyball club)
Samantha Leonard April 12, 2017

After seven months of competition, the Sacramento State men’s and women’s volleyball club teams are heading to the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation Championships from April 13-15 in Kansas...

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