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The State Hornet

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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Freshman guard Rick Barros III (3) in a triple threat position on the wing against Portland State Saturday, January 15th, 2022 at the Nest. Despite Barros and the Hornets’ strong defense, the Vikings emerged with a 67-62 win, leaving Sacramento State winless against every conference opponent at home this season.
Sac State men's basketball suffers brutal 67-62 defeat by Portland State
Jordan Latimore, sports editor • January 18, 2022
Sac State couldn’t find any rhythm offensively in their third consecutive defeat as Portland State came in and spoiled the Hornets on Alumni Day.
Graduate guard Lianna Tillman dribbling the ball down court in the Hornets Nest on Jan. 10, 2022. The Hornets lost to Northern Arizona University 68-57, Lianna finished the game with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
Sac State women’s basketball team suffers 68-57 loss against Northern Arizona
John Cabales January 15, 2022
The Hornets’ slow start in their Big Sky game against Northern Arizona was too much to overcome in the fourth quarter.
The Sacramento State men’s basketball team lines up at the baseline after  practice Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 in The Hornets Nest. The team has continued to practice despite the high number of game cancellations that have occurred amid concerns about COVID-19.
Sac State men’s basketball game against Oregon cancelled due to positive COVID-19 cases
Jordan Latimore, sports editor • January 4, 2022
Sac State’s third and final PAC-12 matchup of the season against Oregon State has been canceled due to COVID-19 cases discovered within the Beaver program:
Cagnei Duncan runs during the 2021 cross-country Mark Covert Classic for Sacramento State on Sept. 4, 2021. She said that this past season, her 10th season running competitively overall, was her favorite season. (Photo courtesy of Cagnei Duncan)
Cross-country runner makes Sac State history
Nicque McMullen December 21, 2021
Sacramento State senior cross-country runner Cagnei Duncan shares the support that led her to make school history.
Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa
Recap of Sac State’s season after playoff loss to South Dakota State: 4TH AND GOAL PODCAST
Mack Ervin III, Brandon Bailey, Jordan Parker, and John Cabales December 13, 2021

“4th and Goal'' is The State Hornet’s newest podcast and features former football beat writer and current podcast editor Mack Ervin III alongside...

Sacramento State women’s basketball senior guard Summer Menke drives to the basket in a 75-46 loss to UC Davis on Nov. 23, 2021. The Hornets brought their record to 4-6 with a 60-50 road win over CSU Bakersfield on Wednesday.
Sac State women's basketball conquers CSU Bakersfield 60-50 after dominant third quarter
John Cabales December 11, 2021
Sacramento State women's basketball suffocated CSU Bakersfield and dominated in the third quarter to get a needed win. Read the recap here:
Sacramento State men’s basketball senior forward Bryce Fowler (23) attempts a free throw against the Montana State defense on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at the Hornets Nest. The Hornets suffered a heartbreaking 68-66 loss to the Bobcats after Fowler missed a potentially game-winning three at the buzzer.
Sac State men’s basketball suffers heartbreaking 68-66 loss to Montana State
Jordan Latimore December 6, 2021
The Sac State men's basketball team lost its second straight Big Sky matchup and remains winless in conference play after a missed game-winning three from senior forward Bryce Fowler, here is the recap:
Junior quarterback Jake Dunniway (12) and senior wide receiver Isaiah Gable (4) embrace after losing to South Dakota State on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. The Hornets hosted a second-round playoff game against the Jackrabbits.
Sac State football falls to South Dakota State in 24-19 second round loss
Brandon Bailey December 4, 2021
Sac State football lost 24-19 after scoring 19 unanswered points and coming up short against South Dakota State. The Jackrabbits sealed the game on a fourth and inches rushing attempt.
Sacramento State men’s basketball senior forward Bryce Fowler drives to the rim against Montana on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at the Hornets Nest. The Hornets lost their conference opener to the Grizzlies 65-58 after finding themselves in an early 17-point deficit.
Sac State men’s basketball trounced 65-58 in conference opener
Jordan Latimore December 4, 2021
The Sacramento State men’s basketball team couldn’t dig themselves out of an early hole in their 65-58 loss to Montana. Read the recap here:
Senior guard Summer Menke going after a loose ball on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. Sacramento State lost to the University of Montana 75-59 in their first conference matchup on the road.
Sac State women's basketball stomped by Montana in Big Sky opener 75-59
John Cabales, sports editor • December 3, 2021
Sacramento State women’s basketball dug themselves into a hole in the third quarter that was too deep for them to get out of, resulting in their first Big Sky conference play loss.
Sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) finds the edge versus UC Davis’ sophomore linebacker Calvin Mouisset (46) for a first down on November 20th 2021at UC Davis Health Stadium.The Hornets will face-off against the Jackrabbits for their most important game of the season on Saturday at Hornet Stadium.
Preview: Sac State football begins chase for national championship
Brandon Bailey December 3, 2021
Sac State is set to take on South Dakota State for their first matchup in the playoffs as they chase a national championship.
Senior Sacramento State football running back BJ Perkinson runs against Dixie State on Sept. 4, 2021. Perkinson finished the win against Dixie State with 98 total yards.
Sac State football: Running game carries weight for offense
Dylan Mcneill December 2, 2021
Sac State football averages almost 200 yards a game rushing the ball in Big Sky. The three backs don’t mind who gets the touches, as long as they all get the win.
Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa
No. 4 seed Sac State to face South Dakota State in FCS playoffs: 4TH AND GOAL PODCAST
Mack Ervin III and Brandon Bailey November 30, 2021

“4th and Goal'' is The State Hornet’s newest podcast and features former football beat writer and current podcast editor Mack Ervin III alongside...

Senior middle blocker Cianna Andrews poses with a ball in hand inside the Sacramento State volleyball team’s practice gym on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2021. Andrews recently returned to the team after recovering from an injury and was named Big Sky defensive player of the week in October.
Sac State volleyball player finds ‘structure’ and ‘fulfillment’ in sport
Tony Rodriguez November 29, 2021
Cianna Andrews sees her recovery process after injuring herself as a learning experience. The Hornet volleyball player has taken on a lead role for her team.
Sacramento State defensive backs Marte Mapu (15) Malik Jeter (10) walk on the field to prepare for their next defensive possession against Cal Poly on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Hornet Stadium. The secondary has amounted 10 interceptions so far this season.
Sac State football: Secondary maintains mentality of a shark
Brandon Bailey November 15, 2021
Sac State football’s defense has amounted the second-most interceptions in the Big Sky, and it all comes from the secondary’s “shark mentality,” according to defensive back coach Cherokee Valeria.
Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa
Recap of Sac State’s season after playoff loss to South Dakota State: 4TH AND GOAL PODCAST
Mack Ervin III, Brandon Bailey, Jordan Parker, and John Cabales December 13, 2021

“4th and Goal'' is The State Hornet’s newest podcast and features former football beat writer and current podcast editor Mack Ervin III alongside...

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Managing editor Magaly Muñoz and sports staff writer Jordan Latimore sit down and talk to Samaad Hector, who left the Sacramento State men’s basketball team before the fall 2021 semester.