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Sac State football team adapts workouts to stay-at-home orders

Sac State football team adapts workouts to stay-at-home orders

Allisyn Mayhew

April 29, 2020

The Sacramento State football team, as well as teams across the country, have been forced to adapt to the closure of nearly all training facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic by sending out training programs and holding virtual meetings.  The Hornets saw a lot of success last season with an opening 77-...

Senior pitcher satisfied with return to Sac State, even in shortened 2020 season

Sac State senior pitcher Parker Brahms poses for a photo at practice on Thursday, Feb. 6 at John Smith Field. Brahms was drafted in the 27th round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers but chose to return to Sac State.

Shaun Holkko

April 28, 2020

On Jun. 5, 2019, Sacramento State senior pitcher Parker Brahms had a childhood dream come true, being selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. The Los Angeles Dodgers chose the right-handed pitcher from Southern California in the 27th round with the 821st overall pick. Yet, Brahms chose to re...

Sac State defensive lineman signs with NFL’s Cleveland Browns after going undrafted

From left to right, Sac State senior football players, defensive lineman George Obinna, defensive back Caelan Barnes and defensive lineman Dariyn Choates pose for a photo after practice. Obinna signed with the Cleveland Browns as a free agent Saturday after going undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Mack Ervin III

April 25, 2020

Another Sacramento State football player has made it to football’s promise land. Defensive lineman George Obinna, who holds the school’s single season and career sack record, signed with the Cleveland Browns as a free agent Saturday after going undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft. Obinna made t...

SPORTS PODCAST: Senior pitcher Parker Brahms on Sac State career

Sac State pitcher Parker Brahms prepares to throw a pitch during his sophomore year against Santa Clara University at John Smith Field on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Brahms is currently a senior and inactive due to the cancellation of spring athletics.

Robyn Dobson, Shaun Holkko, and Robbie Pierce

April 24, 2020

On this episode of The State Hornet Sports Podcast, senior pitcher Parker Brahms met with State Hornet sports writer Shaun Holkko to discuss Brahms’ childhood, his baseball career, how he got to Sac State and how he is adapting to the cancellation of spring athletics.  Music: Rumble by Bensound ...

Sac State alumnus, Stockton Kings’ guard on season’s swift end

Cody Demps poses for a photo on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at Roosevelt Park in Sacramento. The Stockton Kings guard had his season canceled due to COVID-19.

Jason Gallardo

April 22, 2020

March 11 was the day that seems to have halted what the majority of sports fans know as normal life as the NBA announced the suspension of the season in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with other professional leagues quickly following suit.   On the same day, Sacramento State alumnus and Stockton Kings’ ...

DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E13: NFL Draft Review and Preview, Gronkowski joins Brady in Tampa Bay

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

Shaun Holkko, Mack Ervin III, and Robbie Pierce

April 22, 2020

On this week’s episode of Double Coverage, Mack and Shaun review the 2017 NFL Draft with three years of hindsight while also previewing this week’s 2020 Draft, and take time to discuss Rob Gronkowski’s surprise coming out of retirement to reunite with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay. Music: Funkor...

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...

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