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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Ian Edwards

Ian Edwards, sports editor

Ian Edwards is the sports editor for The State Hornet. He previously was the men's basketball beat writer for the 2019-20 season. Prior to joining The State Hornet, he spent a semester as the opinion editor at Chaffey College’s student news organization, The Breeze.
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Sacramento State sophomore Ethan Davidson swings out of the sand on November 20, 2019 at Valley Hi Country Club in Elk Grove. Davidson achieved the best individual score, and the Hornets took home first place at the Big Sky Championship.

Sac State men’s golf team wins Big Sky Tournament

Team joins the women with conference championship honors
April 27, 2021
The Sacramento State men’s golf team wons the Big Sky Championship Tournament by 19 strokes. This is the first conference title since 2017 and the fourth in the program's history.
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STATE HORNET BUZZED: The best and worst of a four-hour Grammys

March 16, 2021
Opinion editor Magaly Muñoz, arts & entertainment editor Nijzel Dotson, sports editor Ian Edwards and music writer Khalil Bourgoub react to the 2021 Grammys in this episode of our Buzzed podcast.
FILE PHOTO: A sky view shows John Smith Field at Sacramento State from above Oct. 28, 2020. Sac State will allow up to 100 attendees at outdoor ticketed events starting April 1.

Limited fans to be allowed at Sac State sporting events

100 fans will be able to attend games beginning April 1
March 10, 2021
Per guidelines set by the California Department of Public Health, up to 100 attendees will be allowed at outdoor sporting events starting April 1.
Sacramento States junior guard Summer Menke looks to pass the ball while getting double teamed on the baseline in a game at the Nest against Southern Utah on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. Menke had a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds.

Swarm Report: men’s and women’s basketball teams both fall to Southern Utah

Men’s tennis team comes back from 3-1 deficit for season’s first victory
February 18, 2021
Sac State men’s and women’s basketball both took big losses against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds. The men’s tennis team managed to squeeze out its first win against Nevada.
Members of the Sac State womens soccer team jog up the field against Cal Baptist on Sept. 8, 2020 at Hornet Field. The womens soccer season has been pushed to spring 2021.

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

December 16, 2020

Members of the Sac State women's soccer team jog up the field against Cal Baptist on Sept. 8, 2020 at Hornet Field. The women's soccer season has been pushed to spring 2021.

NO LIMITS: Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather announced, ‘Take It Now’ #2

NO LIMITS: Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather announced, ‘Take It Now’ #2

December 12, 2020
This week on No Limits, Garry Singh and Mack Ervin III are joined by special guests, sports editor Ian Edwards and sports beat writer Jordan Latimore to discuss the recently announced Logan Paul vs. Floyd “Money’ Mayweather boxing match, this week in the NFL and the safest bets you could make on next week’s games in another segment of “Take It Now.”
Sac State alumnus Sam Amick interviews Basketball Hall of Famer Earvin Magic Johnson before a Clippers and Lakers game on Oct. 19, 2017 at the Staples Center. Amick currently works as an NBA insider for The Athletic, and was one of the few reporters assigned to work inside the NBA bubble.

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT PODCAST: The Athletic’s Sam Amick reporting from inside the NBA bubble

October 29, 2020
Hallway wine night, pick-up pickleball and cigars by the lake: On the first episode of our new Sports Spotlight podcast, The Athletic insider Sam Amick talks about his experience and best stories working inside the NBA bubble.
Sac State junior guard Brandon Davis driving to the rim, getting by his defender at the Nest against Montana State on Thursday, Feb. 27. Practice is currently limited to outdoors until the first possible regular practice on Oct. 14.

Sac State men’s, women’s basketball teams could begin seasons Nov. 25

September 21, 2020
The Sacramento State men's and women's basketball teams may be able to play this season, with the earliest start date being Nov. 25.
The Sac State womens soccer team celebrate the tying goal from junior forward Kylee Kim-Bustillos with about two minutes left in regulation against Cal Baptist on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at Hornet Field. With the 2020 season on hold teammates Shay Valenzano and Christina Lazar organized a donation center for other members of the team to donate clothes, toiletries and shoes to the victims of California wildfires.

[Photo] Sac State women’s soccer donates to people affected by California fires

September 13, 2020

The Sac State women's soccer team celebrate the tying goal from junior forward Kylee Kim-Bustillos with about two minutes left in regulation against Cal Baptist on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at Hornet Field....

Sac State head coach Brian Katz instructs one of his players to enter the game against UC Davis at Golden 1 Center on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Katz recently signed a multi-year extension with the Hornets.

Sac State men’s basketball coach on contract extension, basketball shutdowns

Brian Katz has been with the Hornets for over a decade
April 30, 2020

After taking a 62-54 win over Weber State University in the first round of the Big Sky Tournament, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team was prepared to take on the number one seed.  The Hornets...

Sac State senior forward Osi Nwachukwu poses with the ball at center court at the Nest on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Nwachukwu has been averaging 6.2 points per game this season.

Sac State men’s basketball player is the ‘connector of the team’

Senior forward Osi Nwachukwu shows his leadership on and off the floor
March 3, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team is one win away from securing a .500 or better record for the third time since the Hornets moved to Division I in 1991.  The Hornets have also been dominant...

Sac State senior center Joshua Patton goes through contact on his way to the hoop against the University of Montana on Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Nest. Patton finished the game a perfect 6-6 from the field.

Sac State men’s basketball team falls on Senior Night to Montana

The Hornets battled late but lost 79-71 to Grizzlies
March 1, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team lost its last home game of the season against the University of Montana 79-71. The Hornets (15-13, 8-11 Big Sky Conference) came off a blowout win against...

Sac State senior forward Chibueze Jacobs prepares to drive down the lane against Montana State at the Nest on Thursday, Feb. 27. The Hornets defeated the Bobcats 81-52.

Sac State men’s basketball team blows out Montana State at home

Hornets suffocate the Bobcats 81-52
February 28, 2020

Sacramento State men’s basketball team made a huge statement at home with a blowout win against Montana State University 81-52. The Hornets (15-12, 8-10 Big Sky Conference) are heading into their...

Sac State senior forward Osi Nwachukwu high-fives teammates during pregame introductions before playing UC Davis on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at the Golden 1 Center.

SPORTS PODCAST S2E6: One-on-one with Osi Nwachukwu

February 27, 2020

For this week’s episode of The State Hornet Sports Podcast, men's basketball beat writer Ian Edwards recorded a one-on-one interview with Sacramento State senior forward Osi Nwachukwu from inside the...

Sac State senior center Joshua Patton attempts to block Idaho on the road at Kibbie Dome on Saturday, Feb. 22. The Hornets defeated the Vandals 67-56.

Sac State men’s basketball team dominates Idaho on the road

Hornets bounce back against Vandals 67-56
February 22, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team won big on the road against Idaho University 67-56 thanks to its suffocating defense Saturday. The Hornets (14-12, 7-10 Big Sky Conference) were coming off...

Sac State senior center Joshua Patton goes up for the slam against Eastern Washington on Thursday, Feb. 20 at Reese Court. The Hornets fell to the Eagles 77-76.

Sac State men’s basketball team’s strong second half not enough, falls to Eastern Washington

Hornets come within one point of completing comeback
February 20, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team fell just short despite a strong second half against Eastern Washington on the road Thursday night, losing 77-76. The Hornets (13-12, 6-10 Big Sky Conference)...

Sac State junior guard Bryce Fowler looks for a teammate in the post against Northern Colorado at the Nest on Saturday, Feb. 15. The Hornets lost to the Bears 68-65.

Sac State men’s basketball team loses a nail-bitter against Northern Colorado

Hornets fall by 3 to the Bears 68-65
February 16, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team fell short in a close battle with the University of Northern Colorado on Saturday night at the Nest. The Hornets (13-11, 6-9 Big Sky Conference) came into...

Sac State senior center Joshua Patton rises for a shot against Southern Utah at the Nest on Thursday, Feb. 13. The Hornets defeated Southern Utah 70-55.

Sac State men’s basketball team shines in win against Southern Utah

Hornets defeat Thunderbirds 70-55
February 14, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team beat Southern Utah at home Thursday 70-55. The Hornets (13-10, 6-8 Big Sky Conference) played the first of two home games. They are currently ninth in the...

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.

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

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...

The Sac State mens basketball team huddles during the game against Idaho on Monday, Feb. 4 at the Nest. The Hornets fell 67-53 to the Vandals.

Sac State men’s basketball team loses to Idaho, drops back-to-back home games

Hornets come up short against the Vandals 67-53
February 4, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team fell to Idaho in the Nest on Monday evening 67-53 to give them their third straight loss.  This loss gives the Hornets back-to-back home losses after starting...

Sac State senior guard Izayah Mauriohooho-Leafa prepares to drive against Eastern Washington at the Nest on Saturday, Feb. 1. The Hornets lost their first home game of the season 59-54 to Eastern Washington.

Sac State men’s basketball team suffers first home loss of the season

Hornets fall to the Eagles 59-54
February 2, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team lost a close battle against Eastern Washington University 59-54 in the Nest on Saturday evening to drop their first game at home this season. The Hornets...

Sac State men’s basketball team protects the Nest

The Hornets are perfect at home with a 8-0 record
February 1, 2020

The Sac State men’s basketball team is currently 8-0 at the Nest for the first time since the 1961-62 season according to Sac State Athletics.  Built in 1955, the Nest is the smallest arena in the...

Sac State senior forward Chibueze Jacobs dribbles down the court against Portland State at the Nest on Thursday, Jan. 23. The Hornets fell to Northern Arizona 69-54 on the road Monday night.

Sac State men’s basketball team loses, still winless in Big Sky road games

Hornets fall 69-54 to the Lumberjacks
January 28, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team fell to Northern Arizona University 69-54, extending their road losing streak to five at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome on Monday night.  The Hornets (11-7,...

Sac State senior center Joshua Patton drives to the bucket against Portland State at the Nest on Thursday, Jan. 23. Patton scored eight of his 12 points in the second half.

Sac State men’s basketball team remains undefeated at home with win against Portland State

Hornets defeat Vikings 66-55
January 24, 2020

A crowd of over a thousand watched the Sacramento State men’s basketball team defeat Portland State 66-55 at the Nest Thursday night, as the Hornets used a strong second half to defeat the Vikings. With...

Members of the Sac State volleyball team celebrate a set win against Idaho on Thursday, Oct. 31 at The Nest. The Hornets went 1-1 on their recent road trip and now have a record of 13-14 (8-6 Big Sky Conference) headed into the final two weeks of the regular season.

[Photo] Sac State volleyball team goes 1-1 on the road

November 9, 2019

Members of the Sac State volleyball team celebrate a set win against Idaho on Thursday, Oct. 31 at The Nest. The Hornets went 1-1 on their recent road trip and now have a record of 13-14 (8-6 Big Sky Conference)...

Sac State sophomore Sarah Falk, freshman Kayla Subbert, and junior Macey Hayden come together on Thursday, Oct. 31, against Idaho at The Nest. The Hornets came back from a 2-0 deficit to win the match.

[Photo] Sac State volleyball team recovers from 2-0 deficit to defeat Idaho

November 1, 2019

Sac State sophomore Sarah Falk, freshman Kayla Subbert, and junior Macey Hayden come together on Thursday, Oct. 31, against Idaho at The Nest. The Hornets came back from a 2-0 deficit to win the match....

Sac State senior defender Mac Harrington runs toward the camera in this photo illustration Thursday, Sept 19, after a game against the University of San Francisco. Harrington is coming back from a torn ACL that prematurely ended his junior season Sept. 29, 2018.

Sac State senior defender poised for comeback season after ACL tear

October 8, 2019

In September 2018 while playing a game at UC Davis, Hornet soccer senior defender Mac Harrington went down with an injury after a late hit by an Aggies player, later discovering that he completely tore...

Sac State senior defender Mac Harrington runs toward the camera in this photo illustration Thursday, Sept 19, after a game against the University of San Francisco. Harrington is coming back from a torn ACL that prematurely ended his junior season Sept. 29, 2018.

Sac State senior defender poised for comeback season after ACL tear

October 7, 2019

In September 2018 while playing a game at UC Davis, Hornet soccer senior defender Mac Harrington went down with an injury after a late hit by an Aggies player, later discovering that he completely tore...

Sac State senior outside hitter Sarah Davis prepares to serve against Nevada Saturday Aug. 31 at the Nest. The Hornets return home from a season-long road trip Thursday against Southern Utah.

[Photo] Sac State volleyball team recaps their month spent on the road

October 1, 2019

Sac State senior outside hitter Sarah Davis prepares to serve against Nevada Saturday Aug. 31 at the Nest. The Hornets return home from a season-long road trip Thursday against Southern Utah.

Members of the Sac State womens soccer team jog up the field against Cal Baptist on Sunday, Sept. 8 at Hornet Field. The Hornets and Lancers played a 2-2 draw.

Sac State women’s soccer team ties with Cal Baptist 2-2

September 9, 2019

Members of the Sac State women's soccer team jog up the field against Cal Baptist on Sunday, Sept. 8 at Hornet Field. The Hornets and Lancers played a 2-2 draw.

The Sac State Womens volleyball team comes together right before their last matchup of the tournament against Nevada. The Hornets won the tournament despite losing to Nevada.

[Photo] Sac State volleyball team wins Sacramento State Invitational

August 31, 2019

The Sac State Women's volleyball team comes together right before their last matchup of the tournament against Nevada. The Hornets won the tournament despite losing to Nevada.

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