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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


[L-R] Sac State athletic director Mark Orr and newly hired Sac State men’s basketball coach David Patrick pose with a jersey during a press conference Tuesday April 12, 2022 at the Sac State Welcome Center. Patrick is set to lead the Hornet program after most recently serving as an assistant with the Oklahoma Sooners last season.

Sac State formally introduces David Patrick as new men’s basketball head coach

Jordan Latimore April 15, 2022
David Patrick set to take over the men’s basketball program after recent stops with two power-five schools
Newly hired Sacramento State head coach David Patrick on the sideline coaching his team in a photo released by Sac State athletics Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Patrick was announced as the Hornets’ next head coach Tuesday after previously serving as a lead assistant with University of Oklahoma.

Sacramento State announces David Patrick as next head men’s basketball coach

Jordan Latimore April 5, 2022
Former Arkansas and Oklahoma assistant announced as incoming men’s basketball coach for Sac State. David Patrick aims to rebuild the men’s basketball program from the ground up.
[FILE PHOTO] Interim head coach Brandon Laird during practice Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in The Nest at Sacramento State. Lairds contract expired on March 31 as Sac State has finalized a deal with David Patrick to become their next head coach.

‘What’s done is done’: former interim Sac State basketball coach calls out athletic director for mishandling of his departure as head coach

Jordan Latimore April 5, 2022
The former interim head coach sounded off on a lack of professionalism from Mark Orr in the hiring process of the next coach
[FILE PHOTO] David Patrick coaching with Oklahoma Sooners in a photo sent by Hornet Athletics Tuesday, April 5th, 2022. Patrick is finalizing a deal to become head coach of Sacramento State’s men’s basketball team per report.

REPORT: Sac State men’s basketball team hiring former Oklahoma assistant coach as next head coach

Jordan Latimore April 2, 2022

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team is firm on hiring former Oklahoma associate head coach David Patrick to be the program’s next head coach, according to a report from Stadium’s Jeff Goodman. Sacramento...

Interim head coach Brandon Laird walking near the bench Thurs., Feb. 26, 2022 against the Idaho Vandals. Laird is being considered heavily for the head coaching vacancy if he chooses to apply.

Sac State men’s basketball set to launch search for next coach

Jordan Latimore March 18, 2022
The Hornets program has a lot more questions than answers for head coach, but they are moving:
Lianna Tillman showcasing 333 Club Feb 15, 2022, a brand she made to inspire others. The meaning of 333 is to wait for your time and not give up on yourself, something Tillman lives by and led her to being Big Sky MVP.

Sac State women’s basketball guard bets on herself and it pays off

John Cabales March 14, 2022
Lianna Tillman believed in herself and it paid off; she had the best season of her career as she became the first Big Sky MVP in the history of Sac State women’s basketball.
Sac State senior first baseman Steven Moretto attempts to pick a ball out of the dirt at John Smith Field March 12th, 2022 against Dixie State in a 18-7 loss. The Hornets have committed 19 errors in 16 games thus far in the 2022 season.

SERIES RECAP: Sac State baseball opens conference play with series loss to Dixie State

Dylan McNeill March 14, 2022
Hornets baseball continues to scuffle, dropping series to Dixie State as Sac State is now 2-7 over their last nine games.
Senior forward Bryce Fowler and senior guard William FitzPatrick sit on the sideline after checking out for the final time in their second-round loss to Montana State on Thursday, March 10, 2022. The Hornets lost to the Bobcats 83-61 in the Big Sky tournament.

Sac State men’s basketball’s season ends in crushing 83-61 loss to Montana State

Jordan Latimore March 11, 2022
Hornets’ season ends in brutal fashion with loss to no.1 Bobcats
Head coach Mark Campbell yells offensive plays to his team against San José State on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. The Hornets defeated the Spartans 75-65 after a fourth-quarter surge. (Jordan Latimore)

THE GRIND: Mark Campbell’s ascent to women’s basketball head coach at Sac State

John Cabales March 9, 2022
Mark Campbell is known for recruiting top talent but now it is his time to lead as a head coach for the first time at Sac State
Senior forward Bryce Fowler goes for a layup against University of Idaho Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Idaho Central Arena. Fowler finished with 26 points in the Hornets’ 57-54 in the first round of the 2022 Big Sky men’s basketball tournament.

Sac State men’s basketball closes out thrilling 57-54 win against Idaho

Jordan Latimore March 9, 2022
Hornets hold off valiant comeback from the University of Idaho to move on to the second round:
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