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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 the 21 Sacramento State intercollegiate sports teams are affiliates of the Big Sky Conference — however, onl...

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 said in a statement that he wishes Thomson well for his journey beyond Sac State. “Kevin Thomson...

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 their programs. The year-round recruitment process usually entails visits to the campuses, facilities...

DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E14: 2020 NFL Draft Recap

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

Shaun Holkko and Mack Ervin III

April 29, 2020

This week on Double Coverage, hosts Shaun Holkko and Mack Ervin III go over the NFL’s first virtual draft, and talk about where the top rated quarterbacks went, how they feel about their favorite picks, which draftees have Sacramento connections, their favorite moments and more. Music: Funkorama ...

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-...

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...

10 new members and entire 1988 football team to be inducted in Sac State Football Hall of Fame

Former Sac State wide receiver DeAndre Carter currently plays for the Houston Texans. Carter and nine others will be inducted in the Hall of Fame alongside the entire 1988 football team.

Vince Castellana

April 10, 2020

The Sacramento State Football Hall of Fame will induct 10 new members and the entire 1988 team, which made it to the Div. II semifinals, for their 2020 class. In a State Hornet exclusive interview, Dave Hall, chairman of the Sac State Football Hall of Fame Committee, revealed that linebacker/center a...

‘I knew my time would come eventually if I kept working’: A football player’s 2,172-mile journey

Sac State defensive back Prince Washington poses for a photo in Hornet Stadium after the team's morning workout on Friday, March 6. Washington was put on scholarship after joining the team as a walk-on and took over as the starting defensive back for the last three games of the 2019 season.

Jason Gallardo

March 31, 2020

After the last whistle blew to end the Sacramento State and University of California, Davis game, starting defensive back Prince Washington celebrated a Cinderella season that saw the Hornets win the Big Sky title for the first time in school history. The success of the 2019 season has tremendous meaning to the players and coaches of the Sac State f...

SPORTS PODCAST: Man-to-man with Sac State football alumnus DeAndre Carter

Former Sacramento State receiver DeAndre Carter is a member of the Houston Texans. Carter previously spent time with the Baltimore Ravens, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers during his NFL career.

Ian Edwards, Robyn Dobson, and Robbie Pierce

February 13, 2020

On this week’s episode of The State Hornet Sports Podcast, sports writer Ian Edwards phoned in 2015  graduate Sac State wide receiver DeAndre Carter, who currently plays for the Houston Texans. The two discuss Carter’s time at Sac State then the NFL as well as how he transitioned between the two...

SPORTS PODCAST: Super Bowl commercial review

Screenshot from Planters Super Bowl LIV

Robyn Dobson, Brooke Uhlenhop, Luis Platero, and Robbie Pierce

February 6, 2020

For this week’s State Hornet Sports Podcast, sports editor Robyn Dobson and writers Brooke Uhlenhop and Luis Platero discuss the funniest, weirdest, most confusing and most Baby Nut-involving Super Bowl commercials. Music: Rumble by Bensound.com...

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