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Sac State football player tests positive for COVID-19

Hornet Stadium on Oct. 6, 2020. A Sacramento State football player has tested for COVID-19 causing him and 13 other players to be placed in quarantine. Assistant Athletic Director Brian Berger said the players are no longer in quarantine.
Camryn Dadey, Mercy Sosa, and Allisyn Mayhew November 13, 2020
13 Sacramento State football players quarantined after a player tested positive for COVID-19 according to Brian Blomster, director of news and communications at Sac State.

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT PODCAST: Sac State alumnus football player finds international success

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Jason Gallardo and Robbie Pierce November 4, 2020
Jason Gallardo talks to alumnus football player Garret Saffron, who bounced back from getting cut by the Oakland Raiders training camp to apply his craft in places like Italy and most recently Japan.

‘See you next fall’: No college football for Hornets this season

Jordan Parker October 15, 2020
The Hornets have chosen to opt out of the Big Sky Conference spring 2021 football season, meaning they will not play again until fall 2021.

Sac State punter from Down Under

Sam Clark, environmental science major, poses on the bench after practice at Hornets Stadium at Sacramento State Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Clark started playing football March 2018 in Australia and came to Sacramento June 2019 to play for Sac State.
Estefany Nuñez and Sara Nevis October 15, 2020
The punter from Australia, Sam Clark, spoke to the State Hornet about his second season of football. “It was quite an achievement to have never played this sport before and come over here and give it a crack,” Clark said.

PODCAST: New CSU chancellor appointed, football team remains ‘hopeful’ to play

PODCAST: New CSU chancellor appointed, football team remains ‘hopeful’ to play
Max Connor, Allisyn Mayhew, and Robbie Pierce September 28, 2020

On this week’s episode of The State Hornet Podcast, podcast editor Robbie Pierce and editor-in-chief Max Connor discuss the appointment of a new California State University chancellor and a major change...

Former Sac State football player finds a new calling

Former Sac State football player Dariyn Choates said he started his clothing line, ONBS, in part because seeing his father become an entrepreneur inspired him to create his own business. Photo by Shaun Holkko, illustration by Rahul Lal.
Jason Gallardo September 25, 2020

The last time former Sacramento State football player Dariyn Choates put on a Hornets Jersey, it was against Austin Peay State University in the Hornets’ first-ever Division I playoff game in 2019. In...

Transfer quarterback adds ‘great depth’ to Sac State football

Sacramento State quarterback Kaiden Bennett winds up for a pass during drills at the practice field behind Hornet Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 24th, 2020. Bennett, who played at Folsom High School, transferred to Sac State to play for the Hornets.
Allisyn Mayhew September 25, 2020
What sets freshman quarterback Kaiden Bennett apart from the rest is that he’s got the eye of a tiger and the ability to lead a team through big plays, Sacramento State coaches say.

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...

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...

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...

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