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TESTIMONIAL: How a viral tweet became the defining feature of my wedding day

TESTIMONIAL: How a viral tweet became the defining feature of my wedding day

Richard Ivanowski

September 9, 2019

Getting married is serious business. It involves months of intense planning and staggering amounts of money. It means pledging your life to another person, often with spoken vows that include words like “obey,” “serve,” “sickness” and “death.” I’m not very good with serious things. The...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Black student athletes’ fight for social justice in Sac State athletics

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Black student athletes’ fight for social justice in Sac State athletics

Milan Cabebe

May 17, 2019

In 1969, Sacramento State basketball players voiced their grievances against the university's athletics department at a public press conference held on campus after experiencing prejudice and discrimination while on the team. The team was coached by Jack Heron at the time. The disagreement on his ha...

4 players, including leading scorer, leave Sac State’s women’s basketball team early

4 players, including leading scorer, leave Sac State’s women’s basketball team early

Shaun Holkko

April 30, 2019

In the fourth quarter of the second to last home game of the 2018-19 season, Sacramento State junior guard Hannah Friend stepped to the free-throw line with a chance to make history. Friend sank both free throw attempts to reach 1,000 points scored as a Hornet, becoming the 14th player in universit...

Marcus Graves named ‘Best Male Athlete’ at Sac State

Marcus Graves named ‘Best Male Athlete’ at Sac State

Matthew Peirson

April 11, 2019

Sacramento State point guard Marcus Graves was voted “Best Male Athlete” in The State Hornet’s third annual “Best of Sac State” poll. Graves, a senior who missed the entirety of the 2017-2018 season following his back surgery, averaged a team-leading 17 points and 5.4 assists per game, a...

Marcus Graves will represent Sac State in 3x3u National Championship

Marcus Graves will represent Sac State in 3x3u National Championship

Dominique Walker

April 5, 2019

Sacramento State men’s basketball senior point guard Marcus Graves was selected to represent the Big Sky Conference in the 2019 Dos Equis 3x3U National Championship for a chance to win $100,000. The tournament, in its second year, will held be at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota and ...

Sac State men’s basketball team loses regular season finale to Montana

Sac State men’s basketball team loses regular season finale to Montana

Dominique Walker

March 13, 2019

In its final regular season game March 9, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team lost to the University of Montana 86-68, finishing regular season play with a record of 14-15 and 8-12 in the Big Sky Conference. Sac State led 51-50 with 15:59 left in the game but then went on a 6-minute scor...

Sac State men’s basketball team defeats Montana State 70-67

Sac State men’s basketball team defeats Montana State 70-67

Dominique Walker

March 8, 2019

Sacramento State men’s basketball team defeated Montana State at the Nest 70-67 bringing its record to 14-14 overall and 8-11 in Big Sky Conference play. The Hornets overcame a slow start as they trailed by 9 points early in the first half but were able to out rebound Montana State and hold the...

Sacramento State men’s basketball team goes 1-2 on road trip

Sacramento State men’s basketball team goes 1-2 on road trip

Dominique Walker

March 7, 2019

After losing 2 out of 3 games on a road trip, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team is now 13-14 overall and 7-11 in the Big Sky Conference. Sac State lost to Portland State and University of Idaho away from home, while defeating Eastern Washington. Earlier in the season, the Hornets d...

Hornets fall short of upsetting first place Idaho Vandals

Hornets fall short of upsetting first place Idaho Vandals

Shaun Holkko

March 5, 2019

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team celebrated lone senior, guard Raegen Rohn, Saturday at the Nest on senior day as they took on the first place University of Idaho Vandals. The Hornets (10-16, 6-12 Big Sky) came into Saturday’s game seeking revenge and to upset the Vandals (18-9, 15-3...

Sac State women’s basketball team loses to Eastern Washington 71-62

Sac State women’s basketball team loses to Eastern Washington 71-62

Shaun Holkko

March 1, 2019

Sacramento State junior guard Hannah Friend reached 1,000 points scored as a Hornet in a 71-62 loss to the Eastern Washington University Eagles at the Nest Thursday. The Hornets (10-15, 6-11 Big Sky) came into the game looking to sweep the season series with the Eagles (10-16, 9-8 Big Sky) after ...

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