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Early struggles hamper Sac State women’s basketball team in road loss

Early struggles hamper Sac State women’s basketball team in road loss

Shaun Holkko

February 15, 2020

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team fell behind early once again Saturday afternoon, leading to a 90-73 wire-to-wire loss at the University of Northern Colorado. The Hornets (8-16, 6-9 Big Sky Conference) were once again without senior forward Kennedy Nicholas when they played against the B...

VIDEO: Sac State baseball team defeats UC Santa Barbara on opening day

VIDEO: Sac State baseball team defeats UC Santa Barbara on opening day

Shaun Holkko, Kayla Brown, and Brooke Uhlenhop

February 15, 2020

The Sacramento State baseball team opened the 2020 season Friday night at John Smith Field with a 6-1 victory against the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Hornets (1-0) got out to an early 4-0 lead against the Gauchos (0-1) after three innings. Santa Barbara responded with a solo home ru...

Johnson scores career-high to lead Sac State women’s basketball team to victory

Johnson scores career-high to lead Sac State women’s basketball team to victory

Shaun Holkko

February 13, 2020

For the 11th consecutive time, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team defeated Southern Utah University following a 71-62 win on the road Thursday night. The Hornets (8-15, 6-8 Big Sky Conference) came into the game against the Thunderbirds (12-10, 6-7) with a disadvantage, missing arguably th...

Sac State men’s basketball team shines in win against Southern Utah

Sac State men’s basketball team shines in win against Southern Utah

Ian Edwards

February 13, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team beat Southern Utah at home Thursday 70-55. The Hornets (13-10, 6-8 Big Sky Conference) played the first of two home games. They are currently ninth in the Big Sky with seven games remaining until the conference tournament. This will be the first of a four game...

SPORTS PODCAST: Man-to-man with Sac State football alumnus DeAndre Carter

SPORTS PODCAST: Man-to-man with Sac State football alumnus DeAndre Carter

Ian Edwards, Robyn Dobson, and Robbie Pierce

February 13, 2020

On this week’s episode of The State Hornet Sports Podcast, sports writer Ian Edwards phoned in 2015  graduate Sac State wide receiver DeAndre Carter, who currently plays for the Houston Texans. The two discuss Carter’s time at Sac State then the NFL as well as how he transitioned between the two...

VIDEO: Sac State baseball team enter 2020 season with experience

VIDEO: Sac State baseball team enter 2020 season with experience

Shaun Holkko and Kayla Brown

February 12, 2020

Following a trip to the NCAA Regional in 2019, the Sacramento State baseball team will attempt to go even further in 2020. The Hornets return most of their team from last season with only three notable departures. Hear from Sac State head coach Reggie Christiansen, senior right-handed pitcher Parker Bra...

OPINION: Mahomes Super Bowl victory icing on the cake for Black QBs

OPINION: Mahomes Super Bowl victory icing on the cake for Black QBs

Nijzel Dotson

February 11, 2020

Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the National Football League, a casual fan at best or fall somewhere in between, it wouldn’t be much of a reach to assume you know that the quarterback is often regarded as the most important player on the football field.  I find it very interesting that in a league ...

DOUBLE COVERAGE PODCAST: XFL opening weekend, NBA trade deadline, NBA All-Star Weekend predictions

DOUBLE COVERAGE PODCAST: XFL opening weekend, NBA trade deadline, NBA All-Star Weekend predictions

Mack Ervin III, Shaun Holkko, and Robbie Pierce

February 10, 2020

On the latest episode of Double Coverage, hosts Mack Ervin III and Shaun Holkko kick off with impressions on the return of the XFL, switch into reactions to the final NBA trades before the deadline and finish up with predictions for the upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend - the USA vs. World Game, the con...

Consistency is key for Sac State baseball team entering new season

Consistency is key for Sac State baseball team entering new season

Shaun Holkko

February 10, 2020

The most consistent sports team at Sacramento State will begin its 2020 season Friday night with a three-game series against No. 22 University of California, Santa Barbara.  The baseball team, led by Reggie Christiansen in his tenth season as coach, will attempt to win at least 30 games for the ninth c...

OPINION: The Sacramento Kings are the perfect example of a failed rebuild

OPINION: The Sacramento Kings are the perfect example of a failed rebuild

Jordan Parker

February 10, 2020

Last April, there was a lot of excitement surrounding the Sacramento Kings. The team had just finished in ninth place of the Western Conference.  Fast forward to February of this year, and the Kings look like they’re on their last leg. Many expected an improvement from their surprising 39-43 ...

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