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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

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Sac State right-handed pitcher Parker Brahms throws a pitch against CSU Bakersfield on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at John Smith Field during his freshman year. Brahms came back to Sac State to finish his senior year, despite being drafted to the MLB.

[Photo] Senior pitcher satisfied with return to Sac State, even in shortened 2020 season

April 28, 2020

Sac State right-handed pitcher Parker Brahms throws a pitch against CSU Bakersfield on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at John Smith Field during his freshman year. Brahms came back to Sac State to finish his...

Sacramento State senior Michael Turner leaps in the air during the long jump event Friday in the Big Sky Conference Championships at Hornet Stadium. Turner won the long jump event with a leap of 25-08.00 to place him second in school history and ninth all-time in the Big Sky. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Men’s track and field team takes home Big Sky title

May 13, 2017

The Sacramento State men’s and women’s track and field teams finished first and third, respectively, in the Big Sky Conference Championships from May 10-13 at Hornet Stadium. Sac State’s men’s...

Sacramento State sophomore hurdler Andre Lindsey competes in the 110-meter hurdles Saturday at Hornet Stadium. (Photo by Michael Zhang)

Hornets win 16 events in Sacramento State Open

May 7, 2017

In what was a tune-up meet to prepare for the Big Sky Championships, the Sacramento State track and field team hosted the Sacramento State Open at Hornet Stadium on Saturday. Both the men’s and women’s...

Justin Ramm-Damron, left, Gia Battista, center, and Tatiana Grabcuic, right, act out a scene in ‘Tartuffe.’ The opera will be performed in the University Theatre in Shasta Hall starting May 5 at 8 p.m. (Photo by Andre Newell)

Opera Theatre company presents Tartuffe to University Theatre

May 3, 2017

Members of the Sacramento State Opera Theatre company will be performing the theatrical production “Tartuffe” on the University Theatre’s main stage starting Friday. Based on Moliere’s comedy...

Sacramento State soccer commit and Cosumnes Oaks High School senior RJ Moorhouse battles for the ball at the Sac State alumni game Saturday at Hornet Field. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Men’s soccer team looks to build on spring season chemistry

April 24, 2017

After losing 10 seniors to graduation, the Sacramento State men’s soccer team has spent the entire spring season trying to rebuild its chemistry. After drawing with Sacramento Republic FC (0-0) on...

Sacramento State freshman thrower Morgan Jones practices her shot put during practice on April 12 at Hornet Stadium. Jones is one of four throwers who has helped Sac State become the 12th ranked team in the nation. (Photo by Andre Newell)

Women’s shot put team ranked No. 12 in NCAA

April 18, 2017

After boasting the No. 4 ranked indoor men’s triple-jump squad, the Sacramento State track and field team now has a women’s shot put foursome in the 12th-place spot of the NCAA outdoor season. Sac...

Sacramento State senior guard Marcus Graves drives in for a layup against Idaho State Feb. 11 at the Nest.  Graves will miss the entire 2017-18 season after having back surgery on his herniated disc.

Men’s basketball team prepares to rebuild for 2017-18 season

April 10, 2017

The NCAA Division I men’s basketball season officially came to a close on April 3, but Sacramento State has had longer than 10 days to think about its below .500 season. The Hornets’ season came...

Sacramento State sophomore Kailord Low performs a poem at KSSU-AMs Poetry Slam night in the Residence Halls Dining Commons on April 7. (Photo by Myha Sanderford)

KSSU hosts slam poetry event on campus

April 9, 2017

Sacramento State students gathered together in the Dining Commons on Friday night to listen to their fellow classmates express themselves at a slam poetry night hosted by KSSU, Sac State's student-run...

Sacramento State  junior forward Kylee Smith looks for an open teammate against Cal during a March 12 scrimmage at Hornet Field. (Photo by Andro Palting)

Women’s soccer team kicks off 7-game spring season

April 8, 2017

After losing 13 seniors to graduation, the Sacramento State women’s soccer team will look to reshape its roster during the seven-game spring scrimmage season. The Hornets, which finished 2016 with...

Co-founder of the Peace House Productions Ahmad Hussam reads a poem containining the struggles he has gone through during his time before forming Peace House Productions at the Redwood Room in the Union on April 6. (Photo by Andro Palting)

Students for Justice in Palestine hold workshop to educate students about divestment

April 7, 2017

In light of the recent divestment campaign it have initiated on campus, Students for Justice in Palestine hosted a workshop on Thursday night to explain its proposal. SJP proposed to Associated Students,...

Sacramento State alumni Donte Morris, left, and Dominic Morris, right, created the app Hoop Maps which allows users to find pickup basketball games in their area. The app was featured on KOVR-TV and ESPN’s morning show SC6, and has since been downloaded over 15,000 times. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Twin alumni gain national attention for ‘Hoop Maps’ app

April 6, 2017

Two Sacramento State graduates and twin brothers have created a new way for people to turn their phones into a pickup basketball database with their new app creation Hoop Maps. Dominic and Donte Morris,...

Sacramento State freshman Artearra Coffey, left, and senior Kristen Robinson, right, sprint in the womens 100-meter hurdle race in the Mondo Team Challenge April 1 at Hornet Stadium. (Photo by Andre Newell)

Track and field teams finish first, second at Mondo Team Challenge

April 2, 2017

After earning team titles in the Rainbow Relays last week, the Sacramento State track and field teams returned to Hornet Stadium to compete Saturday in the Mondo Team Challenge. Joining Sac State at...

Sacramento State junior Andrew McWilliam bunts the ball against Minnesota  Saturday at John Smith Field. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Hornets drop second straight game in 5-2 loss to Minnesota

March 19, 2017

The Sacramento State baseball team lost its second consecutive game for the second time this season after falling 5-2 to Minnesota Saturday at John Smith Field. Sac State (10-8) lost the three-game...

Sacramento State junior Vinny Esposito swings and makes contact with the ball against Minnesota Friday at John Smith Field. (Photo by Andre Newell)

Hornets strand 10 baserunners in 9-2 loss against Minnesota

March 18, 2017

Pitching struggles and the inability to advance runners in scoring position led to the Sacramento State men’s baseball team’s 9-2 loss against Minnesota Friday night at John Smith Field. Sac State...

Graduates put their stingers up during the spring 2016 commencement. The spring 2017 commencement was a source of controversy after issues with venue confirmation and available tickets. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Vernone / Sacramento State)

OPINION: Nine graduation tickets is better than six, be grateful

March 14, 2017

After months of uncertainty, Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen finally announced that the spring 2017 commencement will be held at the Golden 1 Center and that graduates will be allowed to claim...

Sacramento State womens rowing varsity eight placed  first at the Sacramento State Invitational Saturday at Lake Natoma. (Photo by Andre Newell)

Rowing team takes first in three Sac State Invitational races

March 11, 2017

The women’s rowing team opened its spring season at the Sacramento State Invitational Saturday morning with a first place finish in three out of the six races at Lake Natoma. The racing conditions...

Sacramento State senior forward Nick Hornsby backs down Jacob Calloway of Southern Utah in the post Feb. 26 at the Nest. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Men’s basketball team eliminated from conference tournament by Eagles 89-70

March 10, 2017

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team was eliminated from the Big Sky Tournament Thursday night after suffering an 89-70 loss in the quarterfinals to Eastern Washington in Reno, Nevada. This...

Sacramento State senior guard Marcus Graves drives past Brayden Holker of Southern Utah Feb. 25 at the Nest.

Men’s basketball team knocks out Idaho State in Big Sky Tournament

March 7, 2017

After trailing 43-41 at halftime, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team outscored Idaho State 50-33 en route to a 91-76 victory Wednesday in the Big Sky Tournament. Sac State (13-17, 1-0 Big...

Sacramento State senior forward Margaret Huntington battles Courtney Smith of Northern Colorado in the post Friday at the Nest. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Women’s basketball team falls to Northern Colorado on senior night

March 5, 2017

On a night when Sacramento State said goodbye to five seniors, the women’s basketball team suffered a 102-74 loss to Northern Colorado Friday at the Nest. Seniors Margaret Huntington, Gretchen Harrigan,...

Sacramento State freshman defender Abraham Rosales shields the ball away from Gabe Gissie of Sacramento Republic FC during an exhibition match Wednesday at Hornet Field. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Sac State ends soccer exhibition against Republic FC in stalemate

March 2, 2017

After falling to Sacramento Republic FC last season, the Sacramento State men’s soccer team forced a draw (0-0) against the Republic in an exhibition game Wednesday at Hornet Field. Republic FC, a...

Former Sacramento State center Eric Stuteville, middle, was selected No. 1 overall by the Northern Arizona Suns, the Phoenix Suns affiliate, in the 2017 NBA G League Draft on Oct. 21. 

played for the Sacramento Kings in the 2017 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hornets leave the Nest for final two regular-season games

February 28, 2017

With two games remaining in the regular season, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team edges closer to the Big Sky Tournament in Reno on March 7. Big Sky Conference competition started rough for...

Sacramento State senior guard Marcus Graves drives past Brayden Holker of Southern Utah Feb. 25 at the Nest.

Men’s basketball team tops Southern Utah on senior night 86-76

February 26, 2017

The Sacramento State’s men’s basketball team snapped its two-game losing streak Saturday with an 86-76 win over Southern Utah on senior night at the Nest. Sac State (11-16, 8-8 Big Sky) shot 52.8...

Sacramento State junior forward Justin Strings drives to the paint against two Northern Arizona players at the Nest on Thursday. (Photo by Andro Palting)

Men’s basketball team struggles to outrebound Northern Arizona in 73-69 loss

February 24, 2017

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team struggled rebounding the ball in Thursday night’s 73-69 loss against Northern Arizona at the Nest. Coming into the game, the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks...

Sacramento State freshman guard Tiara Scott scored a career-high 25 points against Montana State at the Nest on Feb. 18. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Final four: Women’s basketball team faces stiff competition to end season

February 23, 2017

With just four games left in the regular season, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team will be challenged every game as it prepares for the Big Sky Tournament in March. After suffering a 104-82...

Sacramento State freshman guard Quayonna Harris dribbles the ball against Montana at the Nest on Feb. 16. (Photo by Andro Palting)

Women’s basketball team snaps four-game skid in victory over Montana

February 17, 2017

A total of 25 turnovers ended the Sacramento State women’s basketball team’s four-game losing streak en route to a 99-69 victory against Montana at the Nest Thursday night. However, Sac State’s...

Sacramento State senior guard Marcus Graves drives in for a layup against Idaho State Feb. 11 at the Nest.  Graves will miss the entire 2017-18 season after having back surgery on his herniated disc.

Men’s basketball team tops Bengals 75-63 for second-straight win

February 12, 2017

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team earned its second-straight victory in a 75-63 win over Idaho State Saturday night at the Nest. Sac State coach Brian Katz was most pleased about the fact...

Sacramento State senior guard Trevis Jackson looks for an open teammate against Weber State at the Nest on Feb. 9. (Photo by Andro Palting)

Defense earns men’s basketball team upset over No. 1 Weber State

February 10, 2017

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team showed an impressive defensive effort against the No. 1 team in the Big Sky Conference, Weber State, in a 77-74 victory Thursday night. Sac State (8-14,...

Sacramento State junior guard Justyce Dawson looks for teammate to pass the ball to against Eastern Washington at the Nest on Feb. 2. (Photo by Andro Palting)

Women’s basketball team’s shooting struggles lead to 72-65 loss

February 3, 2017

After shooting a season-low 20 percent from the field in the first half of Thursday’s game, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team was never able to catch up, falling to Eastern Washington 72-65. Sac...

Sacramento State junior forward Justin Strings shoots the ball past Traylin Farris of Portland State at the Nest on Jan. 28.  Strings had 11 points and three rebounds for Sac State in a 80-77 victory. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Road to Reno: Hornets leave the Nest for Big Sky competition

February 1, 2017

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team has won two consecutive games and has some momentum going into the last 10 games of the regular season. The Hornets are currently tied with Portland State...

Sacramento State junior guard Marcus Graves drives past a Portland State defender for a layup at the Nest, Jan. 28.  Graves had 12 points, eight assists and five rebounds in an 80-77 overtime victory. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Men’s basketball team comes back to win overtime thriller 80-77

January 29, 2017

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team got its revenge against the Portland State Vikings 80-77 in an overtime thriller Saturday night to improve to 4-4 in Big Sky Conference play. The Hornets...

Cross country competes in NCAA regional

Cross country competes in NCAA regional

November 13, 2015

After coming off a disappointing performance in the Big Sky Conference Championship on Oct. 31 in Utah, Sacramento State's cross country team concluded its season, competing in Friday's NCAA Division...

State Hornet football coverage

Hornets look to beat Cal Poly, gain momentum

November 5, 2015

After a spectacular performance in the homecoming game two weeks ago, the Sacramento State football team will look to keep things rolling on the road this Saturday. The Hornets will match up against...

Cross country runners compete in conference meet

November 1, 2015

After an impressive performance in the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational, the Sacramento State cross country team competed in the Big Sky Conference Championships on Saturday at Cedar Ridge Golf Course...

Wide receiver Shane Harrison leaps into the air to catch a pass over an Idaho State defender. Harrison led the Hornets in receiving yards with 159 for three touchdowns, Saturday, Oct. 24th, 2015 at Hornet Stadium.

Football snaps skid in 38-13 homecoming win

October 24, 2015

It was a tremendous night on both sides of the ball for the Hornets football team, as they beat Idaho State University 38-13 on Saturday in their homecoming game, ending their six-game losing streak...

Cross country races solid at Santa Clara

October 17, 2015

The Sacramento State cross country team represented well and continued to show a great amount of improvement at the Santa Clara Bronco Invite at Baylands Regional Park in Sunnyvale, California on Saturday. The...

Sacramento State wide receiver Isiah Hennie extends to catch the ball against the University of Northern Colorado. Hennie lead the team with nine receptions and 95 receiving yards in a 27-20 loss to the Lumberjacks on Saturday Oct. 3, 2015, at Hornet Stadium.

Football drops fifth straight game

October 10, 2015

The Sacramento State football team's struggles continue this season as they have now lost five games in a row after falling to Montana State University, 35-13 on Saturday night at Bobcat Stadium. The...

Cross country places in top five at home meet

October 3, 2015

The Sacramento State cross country team represented well at their first home meet of the season, as the men and women's team finished fifth and fourth, respectively, at the Capital Cross Challenge...

Sacramento State running back Jordan Robinson makes contact with an Eastern Washington defender during the game on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 at Hornet Stadium. Robinson ended the night with 104 rushing yards.

Hornets fall 28-20 to Eagles comeback

September 26, 2015

Despite having a dominant first half, the Hornets could not keep the momentum going as they fell 28-20 to Eastern Washington University on Saturday night at Hornet Stadium.The Hornets are now 1-3 on the...

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