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One year after COVID-19, Sac State rugger moves on

Blynn Beltran April 8, 2021

Sac State senior Ronald June Walker helped lead the Hornets Rugby Club to a win in the PAC West Rugby Conference Sevens and a spot at the nationals. After a year of sports restrictions, he speaks on his...

Sacramento State football and track and field athlete Elijah Dotson runs at a track and field practice at Hornet Stadium on February 13, 2021. “I just want to be that guy, and me working everyday is the best way for me to do it,” Dotson said.

Sac State’s two-sport athlete chases greatness

Dylan McNeill February 24, 2021
What do you do after making All Big Sky as a running back? Complete a lifelong dream of doing track and field, said Sac State’s Elijah Dotson.
Then-Patriots quarterback Tom Brady pictured at Patriots training camp in July 2019. Copy editor Jordan Parker argues that Brady is the greatest football player ever after his seventh Super Bowl Victory last Sunday over the Chiefs.

OPINION: Tom Brady is unequivocally the greatest football player in history

Jordan Parker, copy editor February 17, 2021
Copy editor Jordan Parker explains why Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is the greatest player the NFL has ever seen.
The Rooney Rule, adopted in 2003, requires all teams to interview at least one minority candidate for open coaching and executive positions, but has led to no significant change in the hiring of minority NFL coaches and executives. Copy editor Jordan Parker says that it was a good concept that has gotten the league nowhere in terms of addressing systemic racism.

OPINION: The Rooney Rule has done nothing but fail minority coaches

Jordan Parker, copy editor February 2, 2021
Since 2003, there have been 108 head coaching vacancies in the NFL and only 21 of the coaches hired to fill those vacancies were minorities. Read why copy editor Jordan Parker says the Rooney Rule has failed minority coaches.
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OPINION: The NFL has fumbled the ball with its handling of COVID-19

Jordan Parker December 3, 2020
Opinion writer Jordan Parker outlines why the NFL is at fault for the coronavirus outbreak occurring at multiple team facilities over the course of the season.
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.

Sac State football player tests positive for COVID-19

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

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.
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.

Sac State punter from Down Under

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...

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