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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Jack Freeman

Jack Freeman, staff writer

Jack Freeman joined The State Hornet in spring 2022 as a staff writer. He now works as the football beat writer. He is currently a sophomore majoring in journalism.
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Sophomore quarterback Kaiden Bennett fires up a deep throw as the starting defense rushes after him during practice on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Sac State is seeking their first 4-0 start for the second time in program history.

PREVIEW: Sac State Football opens Big Sky Conference play against Cal Poly

Hornets look for second 4-0 start in program history
September 28, 2022
Sacramento State football is close to a historic start against Cal Poly. The Hornets are going after their second 4-0 start in program history. Get to know the game before Saturday.
Sacramento State dominated their lone FBS opponent, blowing past the Colorado State Rams 41-10 Saturday at Sonny Lubick Field at Canvas Stadium. A stifling Hornet defense, and a pair of senior Asher O’Hara touchdowns helped the Hornets cruise to 3-0 in a dominant showing in Fort Collins, CO.

RECAP: Sac State stays undefeated against FBS opponent Colorado State

The Hornets roll past Rams 41-10, start 3-0 for the first time in 30 years
September 24, 2022
Hornet football made a trip to Fort Collins and picked up their third victory of the year. For the first time in a decade, The Hornets dominated in their first win over an FBS opponent:
Sac State football running through team drills at practice Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets are taking a trip to Fort Collins, Colorado for a clash with Colorado State on Saturday.

PREVIEW: Sac State looks for first 3-0 start in 30 years against Colorado State

Hornets seek first win over an FBS opponent in 10 years.
September 22, 2022
The Hornets look to stay undefeated in their only match up against an FBS opponent this year. Here’s everything you need to know before Saturday’s game.
Junior tight end Marshel Martin carries the ball after a reception on Sept. 17, at UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa during a 37-21 victory over Northern Iowa. Martin led the Hornets in receiving yards on Saturday with 76.

RECAP: Sac State football sneaks out with 37-21 victory over Northern Iowa

Hornets move to 2-0 for the first time since 2000
September 17, 2022
Hornet football picks up road victory with 37-21 win against Northern Iowa. The #8 ranked Hornets hold on to move to 2-0.
The Sacramento State Hornets offensive line prepares for the snap in practice Wednesday Sept. 14, 2022 at the Hornet practice field. The Hornets allowed just one sack in their 56-33 Week 1 victory over Utah Tech.

PREVIEW: Sac State looks to avenge defeat against Northern Iowa

Hornets look to put last year’s 34-16 loss in the past this week.
September 16, 2022
The Hornets travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa for their matchup against the winless Northern Iowa Panthers. Here’s what you need to know to get ready to watch the game:
Sophomore Sac State running back Cameron Skattebo posing in the middle of Hornet Stadium Thursday, Sept.15, 2022. In week one of the 2022 Sac State football season against Utah Tech,  Skattebo rushed for 153 yards, caught one touchdown, ran for a second and took an onside kick back for a third in the Hornets 56-33 win over the Trailblazers.

‘85 Yards or More’: High Expectations Drive Sac State Running Back

Cameron Skattebo was named Big Sky special teams player of the week
September 14, 2022
Cameron Skattebo dominated in Sac State’s week 1 game against Utah Tech, but there’s so much more to know about the young running back.
Junior Sac State Cornerback Dillon Juniel flips the ball in celebration after picking off a Utah Tech pass for the Hornets third interception in the first quarter Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, against the Trail Blazers at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets started their season off 1-0 after their 56-33 win against Utah Tech Saturday.

Sac State cruises to 56-33 victory over Utah Tech in season opener

Hornets rush for over 350 yards, most in 20 years
September 4, 2022
Sac State football enjoys Week 1 win over Utah Tech, totaling over 350 rushing yards, six combined touchdowns between Asher O’Hara and Cameron Skattebo in 56-33 rout.
Sac State sophomore receiver Chris Miller running a route against cornerback Jalin Speed at practice Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, at the Hornet practice field. The Hornets open their season Saturday against Utah Tech at Hornet Stadium at 7:30 p.m PST as the Hornets begin their pursuit of a third straight Big Sky title.

PREVIEW: Sac State football gears up for home opener against Utah Tech

The defending Big Sky Champions look to start on the right track Saturday
September 2, 2022
Hornet Football is back this week, with a rematch against Utah Tech. Prep for this Saturday’s game with our game preview.
Sac State professor Daniel Bethel stands between Caleveras and Alpine Hall holding the first four volumes of his comic Long John on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Bethel said he’s proud of these books because they reflect the two things he loves doing: English and art.

Sac State English professor by day, self-proclaimed ‘Comicker’ by night

Daniel Bethel’s ‘Long John’ to become a TV show
May 17, 2022

On a cold night in 2001, Sac State professor Daniel Bethel laid in his bed having a dream that would change his life forever. “It was a super stylized comic-style dream,” Bethel said. “I had no...

Junior history major Sarah Williams sits in front of Mendocino Hall on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. WIlliams called the pause frustrating and says she dreams of a more affordable higher education in the future.

Ready or not, students must start paying back loans in 3 months

April 20, 2022

A pause of Federal student loan payments was extended by President Joe Biden until September, giving Sacramento State, among many other university students, three months until loan collectors can start...

Former Sacramento State receiver Isiah Hennie tries to juke University of Incarnate Word freshman cornerback Marquis Britten Sept. 9, 2017 at Hornet Stadium. Hennie has spent the last four years searching for an opprotunity to play professional football. (Photo by Matthew Nobert. Graphic made in Canva by Mack Ervin III)

Sac State alumni’s up-and-down football journey and USFL dream: STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT SHORT

April 11, 2022
A former Sac State wideout looks forward to a revived spring football league in the USFL to continue his journey to play professional football on this episode of The State Hornet Spotlight.
Lead actress McKenna Sennett sits on a bench in front of Shasta Hall theater on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Sac State’s production of “Hamlet” runs from April 1 to April 10 and can be attended in the theater.

‘To be or not to be’: Meet the leading lady of Sac State’s ‘Hamlet’

Senior McKenna Sennett steps into the Prince of Denmark’s shoes
April 8, 2022
Senior theater major McKenna Sennett performs live for her first time at Sac State as the leading role of “Hamlet.”
Sophomore forward Cameron Wilbon tries to create space against a Northern Colorado defender in the low post in The Nest Thursday, Feb. 10. Wilbon finished with 14 points as the Bears routed the Hornets in a 79-61 loss for Sacramento State.

[Photo] Sacramento State men’s basketball crushed at home by Northern Colorado 79-61

February 11, 2022

Sophomore forward Cameron Wilbon tries to create space against a Northern Colorado defender in the low post in The Nest Thursday, Feb. 10. Wilbon finished with 14 points as the Bears routed the Hornets...

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