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This week in Hornet sports history: Week of 9/14

Flash back to the week of Sept. 14 in Hornets sports history.

Jordan Latimore

September 18, 2020

With live sports currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, sports writers for The State Hornet will be going through the archives each week to highlight some of the best performances in Sac State Athletics history.

NO LIMITS: NFL Week 1 and NBA Playoffs

NO LIMITS: NFL Week 1 and NBA Playoffs

Garry Singh and Mack Ervin III

September 16, 2020

On the first episode of our new sports podcast “No Limits” with Mack Ervin III and Garry Singh, the two discuss this week in professional sports, tackling week one of the NFL, the NBA playoffs and what the future holds for the Houston Rockets following the departure of head coach Mike D'Antoni. RSS...

Sac State women’s soccer donates to people affected by California fires

Sacramento State soccer players Shay Valenzano and Christina Lazar donating bags of clothes, shoes and toiletries on Thursday Aug. 27, 2020. The pair created a donation center for the Sac State women’s soccer team to help those affected by the fires.

Emmely Ramirez

September 13, 2020

The Sacramento State women's soccer team donated clothes, shoes and about $200 worth of toiletries Aug. 27 to people affected by this summer’s California fires. This year wildfires in California have burned more than 3.2 million acres, over 4000 structures and 19 people have died, according to Cal ...

Sac State gymnast overcomes battle against mental health

Sac State sophomore Amber Koeth poses on the balance beam during a meet last year at the Nest. Koeth spoke with The State Hornet about her battle with depression. Photo courtesy of Sac State Athletics.

Jason Gallardo

September 10, 2020

Last season, Sacramento State gymnast Amber Koeth was one of the Hornets' most consistent gymnasts on the balance beam where she averaged 9.780 and also earned first-team all-MPSF honors on beam. Koeth didn’t show any weakness on the outside, but on the inside, she struggled with depression and s...

Big Sky Conference pushes remaining fall sports to spring 2021

The Big Sky Conference announced that all fall sports competition will be postponed until spring 2020. The decision officially ends the chances of any sports taking place at Sac State in the fall.

Jordan Parker

August 13, 2020

Following the postponement of the Big Sky Conference's fall football competition, the conference has postponed competition for its remaining fall sports, pushing the Sacramento State volleyball, women’s soccer and men’s and women’s cross country seasons to spring 2021. The decision also postpones the non-championship segment of the men’s and women...

Big Sky Conference fall football competition postponed, pushing back Hornets’ season

Sac State junior running back BJ Perkinson rushes for a first down against Austin Peay on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets football team is just one of the Sac State sports' teams whose season will be postponed due to postponement of Big Sky Conference fall sports competition.

Jordan Parker

August 6, 2020

The Big Sky Conference has postponed fall 2020 football competition, pushing back the Hornet football team’s season to the spring, according to Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen.   16 of the 21 Sacramento State intercollegiate sports teams are affiliates of the Big Sky Conference — however, onl...

Big West Conference postpones fall 2020 sports competition

Sac State sophomore forward Benji Kikanovic runs for a play Saturday, Oct. 19 against CSU Fullerton at Hornet Field. The Sac State men's soccer team will have its fall 2020 season postponed due to the Big West Conference's announcement Wednesday that they will postpone sports competition through the end of the calendar year.

Jordan Parker

July 29, 2020

The Big West Conference board of directors announced Wednesday that fall sports competition will be postponed through the end of the calendar year.

Sac State starting quarterback enters NCAA transfer portal

Sac State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson rushes for a first down against UC Davis on Nov. 23, 2019 at Hornet Stadium. Thomson entered the NCAA transfer portal signalling the possibility that he will leave Sac State for his final year of eligibility.

Mack Ervin III

June 11, 2020

Sacramento State quarterback Kevin Thomson has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal, possibly  signaling the end of his Hornets career, according to the sports network Rivals. Head coach Troy Taylor said in a statement that he wishes Thomson well for his journey beyond Sac State. “Kevin Thomson...

Sac state soccer player overcomes rare blood disorder, torn ACL

Sac State soccer player Christina Lazar poses at Kaiser Hospital in Roseville. Lazar was diagnosed with a rare blood disease and had to heal from a torn ACL before she could return to playing for Sac State's team in March. Photo courtesy of Christina Lazar.

Jason Gallardo

May 19, 2020

On March 8, Sacramento State soccer player Christina Lazar played her first game in over a year following her battle with a rare blood disorder and a torn ACL.  Lazar grew up in Rocklin and has been playing soccer since she was in preschool. She was introduced to the sport because she wanted to co...

Sac State coaches forced to adapt recruitment efforts amid stay-at-home order

Sac State baseball coach Reggie Christiansen poses for a photo at John Smith Field. Christiansen has been relying on high school and travel ball coaches to get opinions on potential recruits.

Garry Singh

May 15, 2020

College sports coaches have been fostering new and innovative ways to recruit players amid the stay-at-home order to ensure they still have successful teams and are able to bring in the right players for their programs. The year-round recruitment process usually entails visits to the campuses, facilities...

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