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Dustin Nosler, Author

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Joseph Sheley, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, discussed some of the issues Sac State faces during the Graduation Initiative Forum at the Student Union on April 8.

Sac State Provost to fill in as interim president at CSU Stanislaus

Dustin Nosler
May 9, 2012

Sacramento State Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Joseph Sheley is leaving his position to become the interim president of CSU Stanislaus, the university announced Thursday in a press release....

Joseph Sheley, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, discussed the achievement gap at the Graduation Initiative Forum in the University Union on Thursday.

Provost Joseph Sheley leaving Sac State for CSU Stanislaus

Dustin Nosler
May 3, 2012

Sacramento State Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Joseph Sheley is leaving his position to become the interim president of CSU Stanislaus, the university announced in a press release today....

Brandon Gonzales, 12, has been using a cell phone since he was 10. Almost all of his friends have cell phones, too. His mom, Elizabeth Gonzales, likes knowing that he can call home at any time. It gives me peace of mind, she said. Kids ages 9 to 12 are the fastest-growing cell phone market. (Renee C. Byer/Sacramento Bee/MCT)

Parents should hold off on cellphones for kids

Dustin Nosler
April 11, 2012

Third grade was a time when I played with friends, learned cursive and began to take the slightest interest in girls. I certainly didn't own a cell phone and wasn't even aware of the World Wide Web. A...

A Sacramento Fire Department firefighter in full gear, prepares
to battle the flame on the smoke-filled fifth floor of Mendocino
Hall Thursday, which did not suffer as much damage as the fourth
floor of Mariposa Hall. 

Some ENS tools unused

Dustin Nosler
October 19, 2011

After Thursday's fires at Sacramento State, some students are wondering why the university did not use the Emergency Notification System mass text message to alert the those who are signed up, while others...

Police badge graphic

Sac State police investigating possible acquaintance rape

Dustin Nosler
October 18, 2011

The Sacramento State Police Department is investigating a potential acquaintance rape of a female student, according to today's media release. The alleged rape occurred on Thursday at around 2 p.m. in...

Professional cleaners work to remove damage from Thursdays fire
on the fifth floor of Mendocino Hall.

Cause of Sac State fires still unknown

Dustin Nosler
October 14, 2011

CAL Fire officials said today they still do not know what caused the fires in Mendocino and Mariposa halls on Thursday. "The cause is still under investigation," said Chris Anthony, CAL Fire battalion...

Football graphic

No. 25 Sacramento State falls to No. 4 Montana State 31-21 in football

Dustin Nosler
October 1, 2011

The No. 25 Sacramento State football team could not avenge last year's wild overtime loss to the No. 4 Montana State University Bobcats, losing 31-21 today at Bobcats Stadium in Bozeman, Mont. The Hornets...

Quran Jones, the suspect in ARC homicide - Sacramento Police Department. Photo taken in 2009.

Trial date set in American River Coutryard homicide

Dustin Nosler
May 20, 2011

A Sacramento Superior Court judge today set a trial date for the Sacramento State student accused of beating his suitemate to death in October 2009. Quran Jones will stand trial for the alleged homicide...

This week in Sac State sports history

Sac State football defeats Idaho State 45-17 in final Big Sky game

Dustin Nosler
November 13, 2010

The Sacramento State football team concluded its Big Sky Conference schedule today with its third consecutive conference win, this time against the Idaho State University Bengals, 45-17 at Holt Arena in...

Women’s soccer falls to No. 1 Stanford in NCAA College Cup

Dustin Nosler
November 12, 2010

The Sacramento State women's soccer team lost its first-round NCAA College Cup game against Stanford tonight 3-0 at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium in Stanford. It was the Hornets' second trip to the NCAA Tournament....

This week in Sac State sports history

Sacramento State football defeats No. 25 Northern Arizona 40-10

Dustin Nosler
October 30, 2010

The Sacramento State football team got off to a fast start today and easily defeated the No. 25 Northern Arizona University 40-10 at J.L. Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz. This is the third time in four...

Quran Jones, the suspect in ARC homicide - Sacramento Police Department. Photo taken in 2009.

Quran Jones to stand trial for last year’s homicide

Dustin Nosler
October 29, 2010

Quran Jones will stand trial for last year's killing of fellow dorm mate Scott Hawkins at the American River Courtyard Residence Hall, a Sacramento Superior Court judge ruled today. Jones, 21, was shot...

Sac State football loses in last minute to Eastern Washington 28-24

Dustin Nosler
October 24, 2010

The Sacramento State football team lost another game in the final seconds, this time to No. 8 Eastern Washington University 28-24 on Saturday at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. The Hornets tailed the Eagles...

Suspect in Sac State shooting faces 21 years in prison

Dustin Nosler
May 24, 2010

In a courtroom filled with weeping family members on both sides, the man who allegedly shot and killed a Sacramento State student more than three years ago pled no contest to homicide today. The suspect,...

Softball concludes season with a sweep of LMU

Dustin Nosler
May 10, 2010

The Sacramento State softball team swept a four-game series from conference-rival Loyola Marymount University over the weekend at Smith Field. However, it was not enough to win the Pacific Coast Softball...

Rowing wins at Dad Vail Regatta

Dustin Nosler
May 9, 2010

The Sacramento State rowing team won the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia on Saturday at Schuylkill River behind 40-mph wind gusts. It was the second time in school history the team has won the Evelyn...

Sophomore standouts lead golf team into next season

Dustin Nosler
May 5, 2010

Golf is an up-and-down sport. One day, a golfer doesn't miss. The next day, a golfer cannot sniff par. The Sacramento State golf teams experienced this during the 2009-10 season. The men's team finished...

Baseball splits weekend doubleheader with Spartans

Dustin Nosler
May 3, 2010

The Sacramento State baseball team split a four-game series with San Jose State University over the weekend. The Spartans won the first game on Friday in convincing fashion, 13-1 in seven innings. Freshman...

Softball splits two doubleheaders with San Diego

Dustin Nosler
April 19, 2010

The Sacramento State softball team split a pair of doubleheaders with Pacific Coast Softball Conference-rival University of San Diego on Saturday and Sunday. The Hornets won the second game on each day,...

Katrina Zheltova 1:Katrina Zheltova has won three Big Sky MVP awards.:Mia Matsudaira - State Hornet

Tennis star Zheltova will not return to team

Dustin Nosler
April 16, 2010

Sacramento State women's tennis player Katrina Zheltova has left the team for unknown personal reasons. Zheltova, the reigning three-time Big Sky Conference MVP, has missed the team's last 10 matches....

Bradford is the wrong pick for Rams

Dustin Nosler
April 14, 2010

Only the St. Louis Rams could mess up a sure thing. Only the Rams could pass on arguably the best defensive prospect in a generation for a quarterback with durability questions. University of Oklahoma...

Club aims to eliminate stereotypes of feminism

Dustin Nosler
March 24, 2010

The term feminism traditionally has a misunderstood connotation attached to it. Some hear feminist and automatically think anti-male and bra burning, among other stereotypes.However, the Sacramento State...

Women’s basketball falls in Big Sky tournament

Dustin Nosler
March 11, 2010

Sacramento State's women's basketball team lost for the third time this season to Montana State University today 89-66 in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament at Reese Court in Cheney,...

Baseball takes two of three from UNLV

Dustin Nosler
February 21, 2010

The Sacramento State baseball team started its season by winning two of three games against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, over the weekend at Earl E. Wilson Stadium. The Hornets got off to a good...

Women’s basketball back on track after 100-83 win

Dustin Nosler
February 20, 2010

The Sacramento State women's basketball bounced back after its winning streak was snapped on Thursday with a 100-83 victory over the University of Montana today at the Hornets Nest. The team made a program-record...

Women’s tennis falls in close match at No. 19 Washington

Dustin Nosler
February 20, 2010

The Sacramento State women's tennis team dropped a tight match to No. 19 University of Washington today, 4-3 in Seattle, Wash. Despite the close loss, the Hornets did not come away from the match completely...

Men’s hockey loses season finale against Davis, 9-2

Dustin Nosler
February 1, 2010

The Sacramento State men's hockey team lost to UC Davis on Saturday night, 9-2, at Skatetown in Roseville. The Hornets scored the first goal of the game at the 17:27, when center Justin Ellison found the...

Weber State too much for men’s basketball

Dustin Nosler
January 30, 2010

Sacramento State's men basketball team fell to conference-leading Weber State University Friday night, 81-59, at the Dee Evans Center in Ogden, Utah. The Hornets tried to keep it close in the first half,...

Men’s basketball snaps long losing streak with 72-55 victory

Dustin Nosler
January 30, 2010

The Sacramento State men's basketball team snapped its 27-game Big Sky Conference road losing streak with a 72-55 win against Idaho State University on Saturday night at Reed Gym in Pocatello, Idaho. The...

Men’s basketball loses to Northern Arizona, 75-71

Dustin Nosler
January 24, 2010

The Sacramento State men's basketball team led by as many as eight points in the second half, but could not make it hold up, as it lost to Northern Arizona University, 75-71, on Sunday. The Lumberjacks'...

Men’s basketball falls to Northern Colorado, 79-65

Dustin Nosler
January 23, 2010

The Sacramento State men's basketball dropped its third-consecutive Big Sky Conference game and first of a season-long four-game road trip on Friday night, 79-65, to Northern Colorado University at Butler-Hancock...

Men’s tennis loses to No. 9 Stanford, 7-0

Dustin Nosler
January 23, 2010

The ninth-ranked team in the country, Stanford, blanked the Sacramento State men's tennis team, 7-0, at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium on Saturday. The Hornets' Kiryl Harbatsiuk, the 2009 Big Sky MVP,...

Comeback against Loyola Marymount comes up short

Dustin Nosler
January 4, 2010

The Sacramento State men's basketball team lost to the Loyola Marymount University Tigers on Sunday, 82-78, in an up-and-down affair. It was a game of runs, as the Tigers started off the game with 10-0....

Men’s basketball gets second-consecutive home win, 74-42

Dustin Nosler
December 24, 2009

The Sacramento State men's basketball team beat William Jessup University on Monday night, 74-42, for the Hornets' second-consecutive home victory. The Hornets got out to a 22-point lead, 35-13, in the...

Women’s basketball loses to San Jose State, 84-81, in OT

Dustin Nosler
December 21, 2009

The Sacramento State women's basketball team lost to San Jose State University on Friday night, 84-81 in overtime, at the Hornets Nest. The Hornets led by five points at halftime and had to comeback at...

Hornets snap losing steak against Bengals with 64-63 win

Dustin Nosler
December 21, 2009

The Sacramento State men's basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Idaho State University Bengals, 64-63, on Saturday night at the Hornets Nest. The win was also the team's first...

Women’s basketball ends losing skid with 92-70 victory

Dustin Nosler
December 21, 2009

The Sacramento State women's basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating the Academy of Art University on Monday night, 92-70. Both teams got off to hot shooting starts, as the Hornets...

Men’s basketball beats Aggies as game goes down to the wire

Dustin Nosler
December 4, 2009

The Sacramento State men's basketball team defeated the UC Davis Aggies, 59-57, on Wednesday in a close game at the Pavilion in Davis. UC Davis had three attempts in the final 10 seconds of the game to...

USMNT:Landon Donovan, far right, leads U.S. Men?s Soccer.:McClatchy Tribune

Golf teams look to keep improving

Dustin Nosler
December 3, 2009

Despite not winning a tournament, Sacramento State's men's and women's golf teams made positive strides during their fall season, which concluded in early November. Golf director David Sutherland summed...

Men’s basketball loses to UC Riverside 59-58

Dustin Nosler
November 30, 2009

The Hornets lost a thrilling game to UC Riverside, 59-58, Saturday at the Hornets Nest. Highlanders' guard Larry Gurganious grabbed an offensive rebound off a miss by guard Brandon Dowdy and put it up...

Women’s basketball falls to Portland Pilots

Dustin Nosler
November 23, 2009

The Sacramento State women's basketball team fell to the Portland University Pilots on Sunday 98-63 at the Chiles Center in Portland, Ore. The Pilots had five players score in double figures, led by senior...

Men’s basketball victorious over Bruins

Dustin Nosler
November 19, 2009

The Sacramento State men's basketball team matched its win total from the entire 2008-09 season with a 90-75 victory over Bethany University Bruins Wednesday at the Hornet's Nest. The Hornets led 50-38...

Hall-of-Fame Hornets

Dustin Nosler
November 17, 2009

Eight former Sacramento State men's basketball players were inducted into the Hornet Hall of Fame on Nov. 4 at the second annual Hall of Fame Tip-Off Banquet. Inductees from every decade, beginning in...

Katz uses experience to rebuild program

Dustin Nosler
November 17, 2009

With only two wins and a 14-game losing streak in his debut season, is Sacramento State's head basketball coach Brian Katz the man to turn the team around? Katz, a Sac State alumnus, was named head coach...

USMNT:Landon Donovan, far right, leads U.S. Men?s Soccer.:McClatchy Tribune

Rappleyes leaving their mark on the links

Dustin Nosler
November 13, 2009

Facing the challenges being an NCAA athlete can be a daunting task. For Cameron and Grant Rappleye, however, it is beneficial to have a brother competing side-by-side. Such is the case for Cameron and...

Christiansen named Smith’s replacement

Dustin Nosler
November 13, 2009

Reggie Christiansen, associate head baseball coach, was named the successor to John Smtih as Sacramento State baseball head coach. Director of athletics Terry Wanless made the announcement and said it...

Men shoot to rebound in Katz’s second season

Dustin Nosler
November 11, 2009

No coach expects to lose 27 of 29 games, including a 14-game losing streak, in his debut season. However, that was the reality for the 2008-09 Sacramento State men's basketball team and first-year head...

Football beats Northern Colorado 38-35

Dustin Nosler
November 9, 2009

The Hornets pushed their Big Sky Conference record to above .500 with a 38-35 victory over the University of Northern Colorado on Saturday. Sacramento State is now 4-3 in conference play and 4-5 overall...

Eight athletic programs ace 2009-10 APR

Dustin Nosler
November 5, 2009

Student-athletes are just that - students who are athletes. However, society tends to focus on the "athlete" part a bit too much. At Sacramento State, being a student comes first. Eight of Sacramento State's...

Teaching the center of PGA pro’s coaching

Dustin Nosler
November 5, 2009

David Sutherland, director of Sacramento State golf, is a 10-year Professional Golfers' Association of America veteran and has coached men's and women's golf at Sac State for three years. He taught history...

Year-round commitment

Dustin Nosler
October 29, 2009

Collegiate sports require dedication, even in the offseason. Teams have conditioning, practice, weight-training and, in some cases, scrimmages and exhibition leagues. Sacramento State softball takes part...

League gives baseball lovers a chance to play

Dustin Nosler
October 27, 2009

Click here to watch an audio slideshow featuring the Morris brothers. Dominic and Donte Morris tried out for the Sacramento State baseball team as freshmen. They did not make the team. However, that rejection...

Asian players find a bit of home on field

Dustin Nosler
October 22, 2009

Click here to watch a related audio slideshow featuring the Morris brothers and their league. The influx of international players has been seen in Major League Baseball for many years, from Roberto Clemente...

Weber State routs Sac State football 49-10

Dustin Nosler
October 21, 2009

Tim Toone's dominance of Sacramento State continued on Saturday. Weber State University defeated the Hornets, 49-10, behind a tremendous performance by the Wildcat wide receiver. Toone caught eight passes...

Football earns first win of the season against Portland State 31-14

Dustin Nosler
October 11, 2009

Sacramento State snapped its three-game losing streak with a win over conference rival Portland State, 31-14, on Saturday. The win was the Hornets' first at Portland State since 1985. Sac State also recorded...

Alums boost school spirit

Dustin Nosler
October 10, 2009

There are many groups and organizations that do whatever it takes to make sure their alma mater's athletic program is in top shape. Sacramento State students have the Stinger Athletic Association to thank...

Baseball head coach to retire after coming season

Dustin Nosler
October 4, 2009

According to a press release from Hornet Sports, John Smith will retire following the 2010 season, completing his 32-year run as Sacramento State baseball head coach. The announcement was made Friday....

Jake Johnson ties men’s 54-hole record

Dustin Nosler
October 3, 2009

Sacramento State sophomore Jake Johnson tied the men's 54-hole record with his performance at the Purple & Red Invitational in Layton, Utah, which concluded Tuesday. Johnson led the tournament after the...

Student-athletes must have a backup plan

Dustin Nosler
September 25, 2009

Few NCAA athletes will turn professional in their respective sports - less than one percent. With the odds stacked against student-athletes, they must prepare for life after collegiate athletics. Sacramento...

Athletics finds areas to make budget cuts

Dustin Nosler
September 25, 2009

Everyone nationwide has been affected one way or another by the struggling economy. Sacramento State athletics is not immune to the times. Due to the struggling economy, Sac State's athletic department...

Sutherland has hidden dynasty on campus

Dustin Nosler
September 24, 2009

Golf has always been a sport that flies under the radar in terms of publicity and popularity, despite the otherworldly performance of Eldrick Tiger Woods. The Sacramento State men's and women's golf teams...

Julie Shutler sets 54-hole school record at Chip-N Invitational

Dustin Nosler
September 18, 2009

Julie Shutler is no club golfer, which she proved with her performance at the Chip-N Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. on Tuesday. The Sacramento State sophomore set a new school record for lowest 54-hole...

Men finished second and Women finished third at Hornet Jamboree

Dustin Nosler
September 17, 2009

Even the surprising precipitation and wind could not dampen the performance of the Sacramento State cross country team on Saturday, when Sac State hosted the Hornet Jamboree.   The men finished...

Cross-country hosts the hornet jamboree

Dustin Nosler
September 10, 2009

The Sacramento State cross-country team is hosting the third annual Hornet Jamboree. The event takes place on Saturday at Granite Regional Park.   The Hornet Jamboree is an event that features...

Wanless awarded 2008-09 AD of year

Dustin Nosler
September 10, 2009

When Terry Wanless was hired to be the director of athletics at Sacramento State, he inherited a solid athletic program. In seven years, he helped make the Hornet athletic program nationally relevant....

Reggie Christiansen to become next baseball coach

Christiansen tapped associate head coach

Dustin Nosler
September 10, 2009

Reggie Christiansen, the Hornets' hitting coach during the 2009 season, was promoted to associate head coach for the 2010 season by head coach John Smith on Aug. 20. Christiansen came to Sacramento State...

Golf looking ahead to ’09

Dustin Nosler
September 10, 2009

Head coach David Sutherland and the Sacramento State men and women's golf teams are getting ready for another exciting year on the golf links. The Hornets look to make it three titles in four years in...

Athletes want reparation from EA

Dustin Nosler
September 9, 2009

If you have ever played an Electronic Arts, Inc. College Football video game, "Now playing quarterback for the Hornets, QB No. 9," should sound familiar. This is the way the game developer names its players,...

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