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Top moments from the Sac State softball team’s 2020 season

The Sac State softball team ended their season with a 14-11-1 record before its cancellation amid COVID-19 concerns. The Hornets were just a few days away from beginning conference play when the Athletics Department announced the cancellations.

Paola Yepez

April 20, 2020

The Sacramento State softball team played 26 games, ending with a 14-11-1 record before the cancellation of the season by the Sac State Athletics Department due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The following are few mentionable highlights of the season.  Team begins the season with a 4-1 record ...

Sac State alumnus among top NBA writers at The Athletic

Sac State alumnus Sam Amick interviews Basketball Hall of Famer Earvin

Shaun Holkko

April 17, 2020

As a 7-year-old boy, Sam Amick found himself at the Super Bowl XIX media day between the San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins at Stanford Stadium. This was not Amick’s only exposure to the sports media world as a boy, as his dad Bob Amick, a sweet-talking salesman, always found a way to get his sports-lovin...

Sac State student-athletes on their shelter-at-home routines

The Sac State Athletics Department canceled all sports through the end of the academic year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With all the extra time, student-athletes have found themselves picking up new and old hobbies to pass the time.

Olivia Laroa

April 16, 2020

With the NCAA suspension of all remaining winter and spring championships, games and practices and Sacramento State’s subsequent cancellation of sports through the end of the academic year, student-athletes are adjusting to a new daily routine - one without the sport they dedicated their college life to. “Par...

DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E12: Greatest Sports Films, Kyle Larson’s Suspension

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

Mack Ervin III, Shaun Holkko, and Robbie Pierce

April 15, 2020

This week on Double Coverage, Mack and Shaun welcome two guests at once for the first time, sports editor Robyn Dobson and fellow podcast host Brooke Uhlenhop, to discuss the greatest baseball and overall sports films of all time, as well as the suspension of Elk Grove native NASCAR driver Kyle Larso...

Sac State students reflect on their time playing basketball at The WELL

Oku Best-Wilson, Ben Smith, and Presley Ehezue (left to right) pose for a photo. The three friends met playing intramural basketball at The WELL.

Nijzel Dotson

April 15, 2020

Sac State junior and ethnic studies major Oku Best-Wilson has been playing intramural basketball at The WELL since he was a freshman. When The WELL announced its indefinite closure on March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Best-Wilson was left disappointed and without a place to play.  “Basketball is thera...

‘It is a completely different dynamic’: Sac State athlete describes transition from baseball to softball player

Sac State sophomore shortstop Shea Graves runs for a ball against California Baptist at Shea Stadium on Friday, Feb. 7. Graves ranks among the top five in the Big Sky for batting average and hits.

Paola Yepez

April 13, 2020

Sophomore shortstop Shea Graves’ love for sports started at a young age, but it wasn’t softball that first peaked her interest. Instead, she took a more nontraditional path to college softball.  “I played baseball until high school,” Graves said. “I enjoyed playing with boys and they were wi...

10 new members and entire 1988 football team to be inducted in Sac State Football Hall of Fame

Former Sac State wide receiver DeAndre Carter currently plays for the Houston Texans. Carter and nine others will be inducted in the Hall of Fame alongside the entire 1988 football team.

Vince Castellana

April 10, 2020

The Sacramento State Football Hall of Fame will induct 10 new members and the entire 1988 team, which made it to the Div. II semifinals, for their 2020 class. In a State Hornet exclusive interview, Dave Hall, chairman of the Sac State Football Hall of Fame Committee, revealed that linebacker/center a...

DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E11: Trump’s call with commissioners, MLB in May, Basketball Hall of Fame

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

Mack Ervin III, Shaun Holkko, and Robbie Pierce

April 8, 2020

This week on Double Coverage, Mack and Shaun discuss President Donald Trump’s conference call with sports commissioners and whether sports are ready to reopen. Specifically, they talk about whether the MLB can resume next month like some officials are saying and they also cover the latest admission...

Sac State junior sprinter ends indoor season with all-Big Sky honors

Sac State junior sprinter Mikayla Revera poses on the track at Hornet Stadium on March 10. Revera finished the indoor season with career bests in the 200 and 400 races.

Allisyn Mayhew

April 2, 2020

Some athletes have a defining meet or game in their athletic career to remind them why they love the sport.  For Sacramento State junior sprinter Mikayla Revera, it’s the feeling of being part of something bigger on and off the field and having a strong team bond. “Once I joined my club t...

DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E10: 2020 NFL Mock Draft with Mack and Shaun

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

Mack Ervin III, Shaun Holkko, and Robbie Pierce

April 1, 2020

On this week’s episode of Double Coverage with Mack and Shaun, the two break from their usual format to go over their picks in a mock draft for the first round of the NFL 2020 Draft. Music: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod...

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