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Sac State esports team competes in California State Fair tournament

Sac State esports team competes in California State Fair tournament

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, which involves two teams of six players, has each player selecting their own “hero” from a lis...

Stinger eSports club builds community with support from industry partners

Stinger eSports club builds community with support from industry partners

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 has competed in collegiate tournaments and formed partnerships within the esports industry. I...

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

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

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 ...

Men’s rugby club team shoots for priority registration

Men’s rugby club team shoots 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 such as priority registration. Sac State’s registration policies were recently revised in October o...

Sac State volleyball clubs vying for national titles

Sac State volleyball clubs vying for national titles

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 City, Missouri. The men’s club enters the tournament as the No. 1 ranked team in the Northern ...

Sac State men’s rowing club aims to build character

Sac State men’s rowing club aims to build character

Noah Alvarez

February 9, 2017

It’s 5:30 a.m. and most Sacramento State students are sleeping, but the men’s rowing club is on its way to Lake Natomas for an intense workout. Five days a week you can catch the club at the crack of dawn on the lake, working out in less than ideal temperatures. Club president David Granicher...

Sac State rower pursues dance career after car crash

Sac State rower pursues dance career after car crash

Will Moon

December 14, 2016

Though some suggested he blacked out, Sacramento State student Vuong Nguyen remembers closing his eyes and screaming as his foot bent backward and pain surged through his body. The Elk Grove native was driving 55 mph through the intersection of Bond and Waterman Roads in Elk Grove in January 2015 w...

Sport Clubs rise above challenges to bring pride to campus

Sport Clubs rise above challenges to bring pride to campus

Stephanie Beachley

December 11, 2016

Pride is a quality that derives from achievement, and the athletes of Sacramento State Sport Clubs exude plenty of it. Consisting of 21 teams, Sport Clubs represent Sac State at both local and national levels. Each team is a student-run organization that functions in collaboration with the University’s S...

The ‘self-defense’ club: MMA enthusiasts practice punches on campus

The ‘self-defense’ club: MMA enthusiasts practice punches on campus

Noah Alvarez

December 10, 2016

After hearing about a kidnapping near the dorms in 2010, Andrew Verdi, the founder of the Sacramento State mixed martial arts club, had one goal: to teach students self-defense. Verdi lived in the American River Courtyard dorms when a fellow resident was abducted by three men in a van and later assaul...

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