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Sac State athletes react to Big Sky Conference 2020-21 schedule changes

Sacramento State’s Samaad Hector (0) goes up strong to make the layup during the second half in the conference opener in the game against the University of Idaho at The Nest at Sac State Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Hector said the schedule changes up the competitive ante on the court.
Katerina Graziosi December 16, 2020
The Big Sky Conference released adjusted schedules for winter and spring sports including men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and women’s soccer for the 2020-21 season. Sacramento State athletes are adjusting to the changes made to minimize travel and risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Athletes required to test for COVID-19 three times a week

Summer Menke runs through a play and passes the ball to the wing during the women’s basketball team practice at The Nest at Sacramento State Oct. 27, 2020. Student athletes will be required to get tested for COVID-19 three times a week once their seasons begin.
Allisyn Mayhew November 24, 2020
Sacramento State Athletics has released new health and safety guidelines that will require athletes to get tested for COVID-19 three times a week once games begin.

Sac State volleyball practicing indoors ahead of scheduled spring season

Senior outside hitter Macey Hayden spikes the ball over the net during the Sac State volleyball team practice at Yosemite Hall at Sacramento State Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. All participants are required to wear a mask while at practice.
Gavin Rock November 6, 2020
Players are required to wear masks during practice, as mandated by a combination of school, county and NCAA safety guidelines.

Sac State student-athletes on their shelter-at-home routines

The Sac State Athletics Department canceled all sports through the end of the academic year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With all the extra time, student-athletes have found themselves picking up new and old hobbies to pass the time.
Olivia Laroa April 16, 2020

With the NCAA suspension of all remaining winter and spring championships, games and practices and Sacramento State’s subsequent cancellation of sports through the end of the academic year, student-athletes...

SPORTS PODCAST: Top 10 sports stories of the semester

Senior center Joshua Patton, junior quarterback Kevin Thomson, senior goalkeeper Kaylyn Evans and softball head coach Lori Perez. Top left photo by Kelly Kiernan and remaining three by Eucario Calderon.
Shaun Holkko and Will Coburn December 12, 2019

From Sac State football's first year in the playoffs to the careers of former Sac State students Deuce and Mo, the sports section here at The State Hornet has had a lot to cover this semester. Here’s...

Sac State volleyball team ends season in upset loss to Montana State

Sac State senior outside hitter Sarah Davis hits the ball against Montana State on Thursday, Nov. 28 at the Nest. The Hornets were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Tournament by the Bobcats.
Robyn Dobson November 29, 2019

The Sacramento State volleyball team was defeated in the first round of the Big Sky Championship Tournament by Montana State University Thursday night at The Nest.  The loss was the first time the...

‘This is where I’m meant to be’: Sac State volleyball player sets team up for success

Sac State sophomore setter Ashtin Olin poses for a photo Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Yosemite Hall. Olin has been named second team all-Big Sky Conference in consecutive seasons (2018-19).
Robyn Dobson November 25, 2019

Sacramento State sophomore setter Ashtin Olin stood at the net during a rotation waiting for Utah State University to serve the ball during the first preseason match of 2018.  To those in attendance,...

Sac State volleyball team swept on road trip to close out regular season

Sac State junior libero Michelle Taynton prepares to bump the ball against Weber State on Thursday, Nov. 14 at The Nest. After being defeated by Portland State and Northern Colorado on the road, the Hornets begin the Big Sky tournament at The Nest on Thursday, Nov. 28 against Montana State.
Robyn Dobson November 23, 2019

Although they held leads in both matches, the Sacramento State volleyball team lost the final two games of the regular season while on the road. Despite having more kills than Portland State University...

Sac State volleyball team defeats Idaho State on senior night

Sac State senior outside hitter Sarah Davis spikes the ball against Idaho State on Saturday, Nov. 16 at The Nest. As the lone senior, Davis had a match-high 17 kills in the win over the Tigers.
Robyn Dobson November 16, 2019

The Sacramento State volleyball team swept Idaho State University in a decisive three sets at The Nest on Saturday night during their last home game of the regular season.  Lone senior and co-captain...

Sac State volleyball team swept by second place Weber State

Sac State senior outside hitter Sarah Davis spikes the ball against Weber State on Thursday, Nov. 14 at The Nest. Sac State lost to the Wildcats in three sets.
Robyn Dobson November 14, 2019

The Sacramento State volleyball team was swept at home by a Big Sky Conference opponent for the first time since 2014 in a three-set loss to Weber State University. After a dominant three-set sweep...

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