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Jordan Latimore

Jordan Latimore, sports editor

Jordan Latimore joined The State Hornet in spring 2019 as a staff writer and is now a beat writer for the sports section. Before joining The State Hornet, he wrote for his school paper, The Bruin Voice, where he had a sports column. Jordan is majoring in journalism and aspiring to cover professional sports in the future.
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Dawson Bacho slides safely into base during a game against Seattle University. The Hornets played the Redhawks in a three-game series in Sacramento from Apr.15-17. (Photo by Dominique Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Mack Ervin III)

Sac State softball flies high into conference tourney, baseball looks to bounce back: SWARM REPORT PODCAST

May 12, 2022
Sports co-editor Jordan Latimore runs down the current state of the Sac State softball and baseball teams. He is later joined by co-editor Brandon Bailey to discuss the sports journalism experience.
[FILE PHOTO] Isnelle Natabou at the free-throw line against Seattle University ​​Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at the Hornets Nest. The Hornets were voted best women’s sports team in the 2022 Best of Sac State poll.

PODCAST: BOSS: Women’s basketball wins best female team

Sac State women’s basketball team reflects on great season
May 5, 2022
Hornet women’s basketball won best female sports team in the sixth annual Best of Sac State poll after a historic 14-win season under first-year head coach Mark Campbell
Sophomore outfielder Cesar Valero connects on a pitch against University of the Pacific at Klein Family Field in Stockton, California Tuesday, April 19,2022. Valero talked with State Hornet staffer Dylan McNeill about his baseball journey on the latest episode of the Swarm Report. (Photo by Dominique Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Mack Ervin III)

Sac State baseball and softball pick up wins, men’s tennis set for Big Sky tournament (ft. Cesar Valero): SWARM REPORT PODCAST

April 21, 2022
Sports co-editor Jordan Latimore is joined by Dylan McNeill and sophomore outfielder Cesar Valero to talk Sac State baseball on this week's Swarm Report.
[L-R] Sac State athletic director Mark Orr and newly hired Sac State men’s basketball coach David Patrick pose with a jersey during a press conference Tuesday April 12, 2022 at the Sac State Welcome Center. Patrick is set to lead the Hornet program after most recently serving as an assistant with the Oklahoma Sooners last season.

Sac State formally introduces David Patrick as new men’s basketball head coach

April 15, 2022
David Patrick set to take over the men’s basketball program after recent stops with two power-five schools
Former interim head coach Brandon Laird, standing on the sideline during a game against Portland State Saturday, Jan. 26th, 2022 at the Nest. Laird was left frustrated by a lack of communication and clarity from Sac State Athletics. (Photo by Jordan Latimore. Graphic made in Photoshop by Mack Ervin III)

The messy departure of Coach Laird and bounce back wins for baseball and softball: SWARM REPORT PODCAST

April 6, 2022
Latimore is joined by sports co-editor Brandon Bailey to talk about Brandon Laird’s departure from Sac State men’s basketball.
Newly hired Sacramento State head coach David Patrick on the sideline coaching his team in a photo released by Sac State athletics Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Patrick was announced as the Hornets’ next head coach Tuesday after previously serving as a lead assistant with University of Oklahoma.

Sacramento State announces David Patrick as next head men’s basketball coach

Former University of Oklahoma lead assistant looks to revamp Hornet men’s basketball program
April 5, 2022
Former Arkansas and Oklahoma assistant announced as incoming men’s basketball coach for Sac State. David Patrick aims to rebuild the men’s basketball program from the ground up.
[FILE PHOTO] Interim head coach Brandon Laird during practice Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in The Nest at Sacramento State. Lairds contract expired on March 31 as Sac State has finalized a deal with David Patrick to become their next head coach.

‘What’s done is done’: former interim Sac State basketball coach calls out athletic director for mishandling of his departure as head coach

April 5, 2022
The former interim head coach sounded off on a lack of professionalism from Mark Orr in the hiring process of the next coach
[FILE PHOTO] David Patrick coaching with Oklahoma Sooners in a photo sent by Hornet Athletics Tuesday, April 5th, 2022. Patrick is finalizing a deal to become head coach of Sacramento State’s men’s basketball team per report.

REPORT: Sac State men’s basketball team hiring former Oklahoma assistant coach as next head coach

David Patrick helped lead Arkansas to an elite eight appearance in 2021
April 2, 2022

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team is firm on hiring former Oklahoma associate head coach David Patrick to be the program’s next head coach, according to a report from Stadium’s Jeff Goodman. Sacramento...

The search for Sac State men’s basketball’s next head coach and the beginning of spring football: SWARM REPORT PODCAST

The search for Sac State men’s basketball’s next head coach and the beginning of spring football: SWARM REPORT PODCAST

March 31, 2022
This week on the Swarm Report, sports co-editor Brandon Bailey talks about how Sac State baseball and softball is faring in conference play, the state of the men’s basketball team’s head coaching search and the beginning of spring football.
Interim head coach Brandon Laird walking near the bench Thurs., Feb. 26, 2022 against the Idaho Vandals. Laird is being considered heavily for the head coaching vacancy if he chooses to apply.

Sac State men’s basketball set to launch search for next coach

Brandon Laird to be given fair shot at securing the job
March 18, 2022
The Hornets program has a lot more questions than answers for head coach, but they are moving:
Senior gymnast Amber Koeth posing in front of the Nest Wednesday, Feb. 9. Koeth earned first team all-MPSF on beam during the 2020 season.

[Photo] Sac State gymnast reflects on journey before her senior season

March 17, 2022

Senior gymnast Amber Koeth posing in front of the Nest Wednesday, Feb. 9. Koeth earned first team all-MPSF on beam during the 2020 season.

Baseball and softball struggling, rowing season begins: SWARM REPORT PODCAST

Baseball and softball struggling, rowing season begins: SWARM REPORT PODCAST

March 17, 2022
The baseball team and softball go through a rough patch and Lianna Tillman stops by to talk about her MVP season on this episode of the Swarm Report.
Senior forward Bryce Fowler and senior guard William FitzPatrick sit on the sideline after checking out for the final time in their second-round loss to Montana State on Thursday, March 10, 2022. The Hornets lost to the Bobcats 83-61 in the Big Sky tournament.

Sac State men’s basketball’s season ends in crushing 83-61 loss to Montana State

Hornets can’t hold on after valiant start
March 11, 2022
Hornets’ season ends in brutal fashion with loss to no.1 Bobcats
Head coach Mark Campbell and assistant coach Minyon Moore looking over the stats between quarters. Campbell and Moore led the Hornets to the biggest turnaround in program history.

[Photo] THE GRIND: Mark Campbell’s ascent to women’s basketball head coach at Sac State

March 9, 2022

Head coach Mark Campbell and assistant coach Minyon Moore looking over the stats between quarters. Campbell and Moore led the Hornets to the biggest turnaround in program history.

Senior forward Bryce Fowler goes for a layup against University of Idaho Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Idaho Central Arena. Fowler finished with 26 points in the Hornets’ 57-54 in the first round of the 2022 Big Sky men’s basketball tournament.

Sac State men’s basketball closes out thrilling 57-54 win against Idaho

Hornets hold off wild finish in first round of the Big Sky Tourney
March 9, 2022
Hornets hold off valiant comeback from the University of Idaho to move on to the second round:
Graduate guard Lianna Tillman attempts  a floater against Weber State Monday, March 7, 2022 at Idaho Central Arena in Boise, Idaho. Tillman finished with 23 points in the Hornets’ season-ending loss to Weber State in the Big Sky Tournament.

[Photo] Sac State women’s basketball season ends with first-round upset

March 8, 2022

Graduate guard Lianna Tillman attempts a floater against Weber State Monday, March 7, 2022 at Idaho Central Arena in Boise, Idaho. Tillman finished with 23 points in the Hornets’ season-ending loss...

Sophomore forward Cameron Wilbon attempts a jumper against a Bobcat defender Thursday, March 3, 2022, in Worthington Arena. Wilbon finished with nine points in the Hornets’ 75-69 loss to the Bobcats.

Sac State men’s basketball’s winning streak snapped against Montana State

Hornets fall 75-69 in Bobcat Stadium after a three-game win
March 4, 2022
Hornets’ three-game winning streak snapped in Bozeman, Montana. Read the recap here:
Men’s basketball’s winning streak and baseball off to historic start: SWARM REPORT PODCAST

Men’s basketball’s winning streak and baseball off to historic start: SWARM REPORT PODCAST

March 3, 2022
On this edition of the Swarm Report, co-sports editor Jordan Latimore breaks down latest on the baseball team’s hot start to the season and the men’s basketball team’s 3-game winning streak.
Senior Forward Bryce Fowler brings the ball up the floor against Eastern Washington Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, in The Nest. Fowler put 26 points and six assists in his final game in the Nest as the Hornets earned their third straight win with an 81-75 victory over the Eagles.

Sac State men’s basketball rolls Eastern Washington in 81-75 win

Fowler and FitzPatrick shine on their senior night
February 28, 2022
Hornets win third straight with seniors leading the way:
Sophomore forward Cameron Wilbon in the post against Idaho State Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 in The Nest. Wilbon finished with 15 points and three rebounds in Sac State’s dominating 83-51 win over the Vandals.

Sac State men’s basketball dominates Idaho 83-51

Four Hornets finish in double figures in second straight win
February 26, 2022
Hornets win back-to-back games for the first time this season:
Sac State teammates celebrate with freshman pitcher Colin Hunter(right) after Hunter’s first collegiate start on Feb. 19, 2022 against Northern Illinois at John Smith Field. Hunter’s debut was spectacular as he threw the second ever Div.I no-hitter in Sac State history, Hunter had nine strikeouts and allowed no walks.

[Photo] SERIES RECAP: Hornets’ baseball sweeps Northern Illinois in four-game series to open season

February 23, 2022

Sac State teammates celebrate with freshman pitcher Colin Hunter(right) after Hunter’s first collegiate start on Feb. 19, 2022 against Northern Illinois at John Smith Field. Hunter’s debut was spectacular...

Senior Sac State guard William FitzPatrick playing on the perimeter against Idaho State Saturday, Feb.19, 2022, in Holt Arena. FitzPatrick finished with 21 points in the Hornets thrilling road win against the Bengals.

Sac State men’s basketball bounces back in gutsy 80-75 win over Idaho State

Hornets snap six-game losing streak
February 21, 2022
Hornets end six-game losing streak with a comeback road win:
The Sac State baseball team swarms freshman starting pitcher Colin Hunter on Feb.19, 2022 at John Smith Field after he threw   the second no-hitter in Sac State Division 1 history. Hunter recorded nine strikeouts and didn’t allow a walk in his collegiate debut.

[Photo] Sac State pitcher Colin Hunter no-hits Northern Illinois in college debut

February 20, 2022

The Sac State baseball team swarms freshman starting pitcher Colin Hunter on Feb.19, 2022 at John Smith Field after he threw the second no-hitter in Sac State Division 1 history. Hunter recorded nine...

Sac State senior guard Summer Menke drives to the rim against Idaho State Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 in the Nest. Menke finished with 12 points and six  rebounds in the Hornets’ 67-56 loss to the Bengals.

[Photo] Sac State women’s basketball loses hard-fought matchup against Idaho State

February 20, 2022

Sac State senior guard Summer Menke drives to the rim against Idaho State Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 in the Nest. Menke finished with 12 points and six rebounds in the Hornets’ 67-56 loss to the Bengals.

Junior center Jonathan Komagum attempts a hook shot in the low-post against Weber State Thursday, Feb.18, 2022, at Dee Events Center. Komagum finished with five rebounds and one steal as the Hornets suffered their sixth straight defeat with a 65-50 loss against the Wildcats.

Sac State men’s basketball stuffed on the road by Weber State

Hornets drop sixth straight with 65-50 loss
February 19, 2022
Hornets drop sixth game in a row despite leading the Wildcats at halftime:
Baseball season opener, Womens basketball’s first winning season in years: STATE HORNET SWARM REPORT

Baseball season opener, Women’s basketball’s first winning season in years: STATE HORNET SWARM REPORT

February 16, 2022
On this episode of the Swarm Report, men’s basketball looks to end its losing streak, Softball gets off to an even start and women’s basketball gets its first winning season in seven years.
The Hornets’ bench players look on as Sac State is trounced 83-57 in a home defeat at the hands of Southern Utah in The Nest Feb. 12, 2022. Sac State has struggled immensely as of late, going 1-9 in their last 10 games.

Sac State men’s basketball suffers embarrassing at-home defeat by Southern Utah

Hornets give up 13 threes in 83-57 loss to Thunderbirds
February 14, 2022
Hornets get demolished at home, again:
The Hornets celebrating after a dismount during the vault event against Air Force Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. The Hornets defeated the Falcons 194.225 to 194.000 in the team’s first match in the Nest in over two years.

Sac State Gymnastics soars to victory over Air Force in home opener

Hornets return to the Nest for their first home competition since 2020
February 11, 2022
Sac State Gymnastics succeeds in their first home matchup in almost two years on Saturday with a win against Air Force.
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.

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

Hornets drop the fourth straight game this season
February 11, 2022
Hornets’ defense woes lead to fourth straight loss
Sac State senior guard William FitzPatrick attempts to take a Portland State defender off the dribble Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, at Viking Pavilion. FitzPatrick finished with 12 points as the Hornets suffered their second defeat to the Vikings this season in a 73-65 loss.

Sac State men’s basketball team dismantled in 73-65 loss to Portland State

Turnovers kill Hornets’ early momentum
February 7, 2022
Hornets’ season-high 15 turnovers lead to a staggering loss in Viking Pavilion Saturday:
Junior guard for Sac State Deshaun Highler at the free-throw line against  Northern Arizona Thursday, Feb. 4, 2022 in The Nest. Highler finished with seven points and three rebounds in the Hornets’ 62-61 loss against the Lumberjacks.

Sac State men’s basketball suffers crushing loss to NAU

Hornets drop their second straight game in 62-61 loss to Lumberjacks
February 4, 2022
Hornets lose second straight game in tight matchup with the Lumberjacks
Women’s tennis continues to flounder, men’s basketball looks to rebound their season: STATE HORNET SWARM REPORT

Women’s tennis continues to flounder, men’s basketball looks to rebound their season: STATE HORNET SWARM REPORT

February 3, 2022
In the latest episode of the Swarm Report, sports coeditor Jordan Latimore breaks down the latest in Sac State sports, such as the historically bad start for the women’s tennis team, the continued success of the men’s tennis team, and updates on the men’s basketball team, which is looking to rebound the season.
Freshman guard Rick Barros III (3) surveys the floor attempting to make a pass against Weber State Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 in the Nest. The Wildcats handed the Hornets a 79-59 loss after a three-point surge that saw Weber State click on over 50% of their attempts from deep range.

Sac State squashed by Weber State in 79-59 loss

Second-half surge wasn’t enough to overcome first-half deficit
February 1, 2022
Hornets allow Weber State to shoot over 50% from three, receiving their eighth Big Sky loss
Sophomore forward Cameron Wilbon prepares to shoot at the free-throw line Thursday, Jan. 27th, 2022 at The Nest. Wilbon finished with 19 points and seven rebounds, helping the Hornets end their four-game losing streak in a thrilling 61-60 victory over Idaho State.

Sac State men’s basketball team squeezes out 61-60 win over Idaho State

Game-winning goaltend ends four-game losing streak for Hornets
January 28, 2022
The Hornets secured their first win in 3 weeks against the Bengals, check out the recap here:
Interim head coach Brandon Laird, standing on the sideline during a game against Portland State Saturday, Jan. 26th, 2022 at the Nest. The Hornets opened up to a 1-7 start on conference play and are currently on a four4-game losing streak.

How we got here: Sac State men’s basketball on four-game losing streak

Hornets aim to shake off stifling start to conference play
January 27, 2022
The Hornets are off to their worst start in five seasons, can they turn this season around?:
Senior forward Bryce Fowler (23) attempting to make a cross-court pass against Northern Arizona Monday, Jan. 24th, 2022 in Walkup Skydome at NAU. Fowler finished with 16 points in the Hornets 70-65 loss to the Lumberjacks that put them at 1-7 in conference play.

Sac State Men’s Basketball suffers fourth straight defeat in 70-65 loss against Northern Arizona

Hornets remain near the bottom of Big Sky standings
January 25, 2022
Hornets couldn’t hold on after a second-half surge from the Lumberjacks causing a 70-65 loss
Senior guard William FitzPatrick guards the perimeter against Portland State Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 at The Nest. The Hornets got  a second straight loss against Eastern Washington Thursday in a 75-62 loss to the Eagles.

Sac State men’s basketball drops second straight match against Eastern Washington

Hornets lose 75-62, falling to 1-5 in conference play
January 22, 2022
Hornets’ offensive struggles once again pave the way for a conference loss:
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

Hornets drop third straight home conference matchup despite strong gameplay.
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.
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

Positive tests in OSU program lead to the fourth game for the Hornets to be canceled this season
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:
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

Hornets fall to 0-2 in Big Sky after missed game-winner
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:
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

Hornets come up short against Montana after two comeback runs
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:
Junior guard Zach Chappell drives into the teeth of the Arizona defense Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at McKale Memorial Center. The Hornets suffered a blowout 105-59 loss against the No. 17 ranked Wildcats.

Sac State men’s basketball crushed by No. 17 Arizona

Hornets lose in 105-59 blowout during season’s second PAC-12 matchup
November 28, 2021
The Sacramento State men’s basketball team was dominated in every facet of the game during a crushing 105-59 loss to No. 17 Arizona on Saturday in Tucson, here is the recap:
Senior forward Bryce Fowler attempts a wrap-around pass on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Golden 1 Center against UC Davis. The Hornets handled the Aggies in a dominant 75-63 in the return of the Causeway Classic.

Sac State men’s basketball dominates UC Davis in 75-63 victory

Hornets bounce back during return of Causeway Classic
November 24, 2021
The Sac State men’s basketball team bounced back against UC Davis at the Golden 1 Center on Tuesday in a dominant 75-63 win. The game marked the return of the Causeway Classic, read the recap here:
 Sacramento State men’s basketball players gather during a timeout against UC San Diego on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at the Hornets Nest. The men’s basketball team will take on UC Davis at the Golden 1 Center on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m in the return of the Causeway Classic. The women’s teams face off at 5 p.m.

PREVIEW: Sac State men’s and women’s basketball gears up for clash in next Causeway Classic

Hornets return to Golden 1 Center
November 23, 2021
Sac State men’s and women’s basketball is gearing up for a tight showdown with UC Davis at the Golden 1 Center in the return of the annual Causeway Classic, here’s everything you need to know before the game tonight:
Senior guard Summer Menke at the free-throw line Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at the Hornets Nest. Sac State was defeated by Seattle University 71-67 in the Hornets final home game until Dec. 30th, 2021.

[Photo] Sac State women’s basketball defeated 71-67 by Seattle University, comeback falls short

November 22, 2021

Senior guard Summer Menke at the free-throw line Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at the Hornets Nest. Sac State was defeated by Seattle University 71-67 in the Hornets final home game until Dec. 30th, 2021.

Senior guard William FitzPatrick playing tight on-ball defense against UC San Diego Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at the Hornets Nest. The Hornets suffered a 71-56 loss to the Tritons after failing to hold on to a first half lead.

Sac State men’s basketball suffers disappointing 71-56 loss against UC San Diego

Hornets couldn’t hold on to first half lead
November 21, 2021
The Sac State men’s basketball team stopped UC San Diego at what they do best, but nothing else in their disappointing 71-56 home loss to the Tritons on Saturday, here is the recap:
Sac State sophomore tight end Marshel Martin poses after practice, Thursday Oct.14 at Hornet Stadium. Martin came to Sac State as a running back before converting to tight end before his freshman season. Photo of Martin taken by Jordan Latimore. Photo in the background taken by Jordan Parker. Graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa.

Wherever they need him: Sac State tight end Marshel Martin proves there are no limits

November 9, 2021

Sac State sophomore tight end Marshel Martin poses after practice, Thursday Oct.14 at Hornet Stadium. Martin came to Sac State as a running back before converting to tight end before his freshman season....

State Hornet Spotlight: Former basketball player Samaad Hector chooses mental health over basketball

November 15, 2021

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

Former Sac State basketball player discusses prioritizing mental health: STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT

Former Sac State basketball player discusses prioritizing mental health: STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT

November 15, 2021

On this episode of State Hornet Spotlight, managing editor Magaly Muñoz and sports beat writer Jordan Latimore sit down with former Sacramento State basketball player Samaad Hector about his decision...

Senior guard Jazmin Carrasco drives to the basket against San José State on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, at the Hornets Nest. Sacramento State defeated the Spartans in a thrilling 75-65 victory.

[Photo] Sac State women’s basketball beats San Jose State in hard fought home opener

November 15, 2021

Senior guard Jazmin Carrasco drives to the basket against San José State on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, at the Hornets Nest. Sacramento State defeated the Spartans in a thrilling 75-65 victory.

Senior guard William FitzPatrick takes a jump shot against the University of Utah on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at the Jon M. & Karen Huntsman Facility. The Hornets were defeated by the Utes 89-56 in their first taste of conference play this season. Photo courtesy of Nate Peterson from Utah Athletics. Graphic created in Canva.

Sac State men’s basketball suffers 89-56 loss to Utah

Hornets failed to hold on after competitive first half
November 14, 2021
The Sac State men’s basketball team could not keep up with Utah after major struggles on offense, here is the recap:
Freshman guard Chris Holley brings up the ball at half-court on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 202,1 at the Hornets Nest. Sacramento State dominated William Jessup 89-59 in the Hornets’ season opener.

Sac State men’s basketball stings William Jessup 89-59

Hornets dominate in Brandon Laird’s head coach debut
November 10, 2021
The Sac State men’s basketball team cruised to a dominant 89-59 win against William Jessup in Brandon Laird’s interim head coach debut, check out the recap here:
Sac State’s bench celebrates after a lob dunk by sophomore combo forward Cameron Wilbon on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, at the Hornets Nest. The Hornets defeated the Red Hawks after a second half surge.

Sac State men’s basketball dominates Simpson University 85-65

Hornets overcome brutal first half to secure a win
November 5, 2021
Sac State men's basketball overcame a brutal first half to secure a dominant 85-65 win in the team’s one and only exhibition game of the season against Simpson University, check out the recap here:
Former Sac State head basketball coach Brian Katz during practice Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 at the Nest. Katz stepped down as head coach four days before Tuesday’s season opener due to health concerns.

Sac State men’s basketball coach Brian Katz retires days prior to season opener

Associate head coach Brandon Laird will serve as interim
November 5, 2021
Sac State men’s basketball head coach Brian Katz is stepping down as head coach just four days before Tuesday’s season opener, citing health reasons:
Senior defender Aubrey Goodwill pushes the ball upfield on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, at Jackson Stadium. The Hornets defeated the Lumberjacks 1-0 and advanced to the semifinal round of the Big Sky tournament.

Sac State women’s soccer exacts revenge against Northern Arizona in gritty Big Sky Tournament win

Hornets move to semifinal round after upsetting Lumberjacks 1-0
November 4, 2021
A game-winning header from Tiffany Miras put the Sac State women’s soccer in the semifinal round of the Big Sky Conference tournament in a 1-0 win against Northern Arizona, check out the recap here:
Freshman forward Danna Restom attacks the Eagle defense against Eastern Washington on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at Hornet Field. Sac State was defeated by the Lumberjacks 3-2 in a double overtime loss on Friday.

Sac State women’s soccer suffers heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Northern Arizona

Hornets’ playoff standing hangs in the balance
October 24, 2021
Sacramento State women’s soccer suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 loss against Northern Arizona in double overtime as their Big Sky playoff hopes now hang in the balance.
Redshirt sophomore forward Jasmyne Dunn dribbles through the Bengal defense Sunday, Oct.17, 2021, at Davis Field. The Hornets escaped with a 1-0 win against Idaho State after a game-winning goal from freshman midfielder Abigail Lopez. Photo taken by Justin Prax from Idaho State Athletics.

Sac State women’s soccer escapes with a 1-0 win against Idaho State

Abigail Lopez’s game-winner keeps Hornets’ playoff hopes alive
October 17, 2021
The Sac State women’s soccer team escaped with a win against Idaho State after a clutch goal from freshman Abigail Lopez, here is the recap:
Sophomore forward Jordan Goularte battling for possession against a Weber State midfielder on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 at Stewart Stadium. The Hornets were blown out 3-0 against Weber State and remain winless on the road this season

Sac State women’s soccer gets crushed in 3-0 loss to Weber State

Hornets remain winless on the road this season
October 15, 2021
Sac State women’s soccer had no answers on offense in a brutal 3-0 loss against Weber State. Read the recap here:
Sac State celebrates after senior forward Ele Avery scored the Hornets fourth goal of the match on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at Hornet Field. Sac State defeated Eastern Washington 4-2 for their second Big Sky win on the season.

Sac State women’s soccer completes bounceback weekend in 4-2 victory against Eastern Washington

Hornets win back-to-back matches for the first time this season
October 10, 2021
After a dominant win against Eastern Washington, the Sac State women’s soccer team bounced back this weekend after back-to-back conference wins. Read the recap here:
Freshman forward Danna Restom battling with an Idaho defender Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 at Hornet Field. The Hornets defeated the Idaho Vandals Friday for their first Big Sky win of the season.

Sac State women’s soccer edges out thrilling 2-1 win against Idaho

Hornets secure first Big Sky win of the season
October 8, 2021
Sac State Women’s Soccer team edged out a nail-biting victory to get their first win in the Big Sky this season, check out the recap here:
Sacramento State freshman forward Danna Restom fighting for possession against the defense Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at South Campus Stadium. The Hornets were defeated by Northern Colorado 2-0 on Sunday as they fell to 0-3 in conference play.

Sac State women’s soccer defeated by Northern Colorado 2-0

Hornets drop to 0-3 in the Big Sky
October 3, 2021
Sac State women's soccer is winless in the Big Sky after a tough 1-0 loss to Northern Colorado, here is the recap:
Senior midfielder Julia Herrera (16) attempts a clearance in the middle of the field on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at South Campus Stadium. The Hornets were defeated by the Grizzlies 1-0 and fell to 0-2 in the Big Sky.

Sac State women’s soccer drops second straight in 1-0 loss to Montana

Hornets remain winless on the road and in Big Sky
October 1, 2021
Sac State women's soccer lost its second straight Big Sky matchup this season against the University of Montana 1-0.
Senior forward Ele Avery dribbling through defenders Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021 at Hillsboro Stadium. The Hornets fell to the Vikings in a disappointing 4-2 to open Big Sky play.

Sac State women’s soccer drops Big Sky opener in gritty 4-2 loss

Hornets couldn’t keep up in back-and-forth shootout
September 26, 2021
Sac State women’s soccer opened their Big Sky campaign with a disappointing 4-2 loss against Portland State.
Sac State women’s soccer players engage in a scrimmage with dribbling the ball through defense at practice on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 at Hornet Soccer field. The Hornets open up conference play on the road on Sunday at1 p.m against Portland State.

PREVIEW: Sac State women’s soccer set to recover season in Big Sky opener

Hornets looking to recover against Portland State after tough pre-season
September 25, 2021

In their final practice before catching the flight to their Big Sky opener against Portland State on Sunday, Sac State women’s soccer preached a common theme. “We have a chance to recreate ourselves,”...

Sophomore forward Jasmyne Dunn takes a practice shot in warm-ups before Sac States match against Nevada at Hornet Field on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. The Hornets and Bulldogs game on Sunday, Sept. 19 ended in a 1-1 draw as Sac State came off back-to-back losses in the last two weeks.

Sac State’s women’s soccer ends overtime dogfight with Fresno State in draw

Hornets showed toughness in final non-conference matchup of the season.
September 20, 2021

“Be relentless.” That was the locker room motto for Sacramento State women’s soccer who had lost four of their last five games coming into Sunday’s match against Fresno State. Though this match...

Senior midfielder Shay Valenzano attempting a first-half free kick Sunday, Sept. 4, 2021 at Hornet Soccer Field. Sac State was blown out 4-0 against the Pacific Tigers.

Sac State women’s soccer routed at home in 4-0 loss

Hornets took just two shots in match against University of the Pacific
September 18, 2021
Sacramento State’s women's soccer lost their second consecutive match on Friday against the University of the Pacific.
Senior forward Tiffany Miras dribbles through defenders Sunday, Sept. 4, 2021, at Hornet Soccer Field. The Hornets dominated the University of Nevada, Reno Wolfpack in a 3-0 win after coming to life offensively in the second half.

Sac State women’s soccer handed tough loss against UC Davis

Hornets remain winless on the road this season
September 12, 2021
Sacramento State women's soccer dropped its fourth straight road game against UC Davis, losing 1-0.
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