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Student news without fear or favor
Jordan Latimore

Jordan Latimore, sports writer

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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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 21, 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 21, 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.
Sacramento State freshman forward Sedona Robinsons dribbles upfield at the Hornet Soccer Field in the second half of the match on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2021. The Hornets beat the Nevada Wolfpack in a 3-0 win after making second half adjustments.

Sac State women’s soccer display strong defense in 3-0 win

Hornets earn their first win of the season after defeating Nevada
September 5, 2021
Sacramento State women's soccer team bounced back with a colossal 3-0 win against the University of Nevada, Reno.
Sac State athletes sport new sponsorships

Sac State athletes sport new sponsorships

Basketball, football players open up about the impact of the NCAA’s name, image and likeness policy
September 4, 2021
As of July 1, the NCAA allows student-athletes to earn their own profit from their name, image and likeness. Sac State athletes opened up about getting their fair share.
Sacramento State announced the COVID-19 vaccine will be required to be on campus for the fall 2021 semester. Students, faculty and staff are required to certify their vaccination status by Sept. 13, according to an email from Sac State President Robert Nelsen. File photo.

Sac State and CSU to require COVID-19 vaccine for fall 2021, regardless of FDA approval

Vaccination status must be certified before Sept. 13 for Sac State community
July 27, 2021
Sac State will require all students, faculty and staff who will be on campus in the fall to certify their COVID-19 vaccinations by Sept. 13, according to an email from Sac State President Robert Nelsen on Tuesday.
Sacramento Kings emcee Scott Freshour on how to seize opportunity: SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

Sacramento Kings emcee Scott Freshour on how to seize opportunity: SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

May 17, 2021
“I could not fathom that there was an opportunity that existed like this,” said Scott Freshour, Sacramento Kings emcee and special guest on Sports Spotlight with Garry Singh and Jordan Latimore.
Hornet basketball alumnus drafted to Puerto Rican pro league: SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

Hornet basketball alumnus drafted to Puerto Rican pro league: SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

May 12, 2021
Jordan Latimore and Garry Singh interview Sac State men’s basketball alumnus Brandon Davis about being an athlete in COVID times and being drafted to the Guaynabo Mets, a team in the Puerto Rican Baloncesto Superior Nacional.
Softball junior Alondra Mejia on setting Sac State home run record: SPORTS SPOTLIGHT PODCAST

Softball junior Alondra Mejia on setting Sac State home run record: SPORTS SPOTLIGHT PODCAST

May 6, 2021
Alondra Mejia, the softball junior who set the school home run record this month, talks about how she got into softball, the team culture on Hornet softball, and her hopes for the rest of her time with the Hornets.
Mark Campbell and athletic director Mark Orr pose on stage Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Sac State. Campbell was formally introduced as the next head coach for the womens basketball team. Credit: Hornet Athletics

New Sac State women’s basketball coach Mark Campbell officially introduced

April 21, 2021

Sac State officially introduced Mark Campbell as the new head coach for the Women’s basketball team Wednesday, becoming the program’s sixth head coach. The former University of Oregon assistant...

Oregon womens basketball associate head coach Mark Campbell instructs players at a practice on October 7,2015. Sac State women’s basketball made a splash hire with the naming of Mark Campbell, who once helped lead University of Oregon to the final four, as the program’s next head coach.
(Steven Ahn/ Daily Emerald)

Sac State women’s basketball makes splash hire of Mark Campbell

The decorated former Oregon Duck looks to revamp the program
April 16, 2021
After one of the most rugged seasons in recent memory, Sac State women’s basketball has found new hope with the hiring of Mark Campbell from the University of Oregon.
NO LIMITS PODCAST: NFL trade and draft analysis, Kings’ losing streak

NO LIMITS PODCAST: NFL trade and draft analysis, Kings’ losing streak

April 10, 2021
This time on No Limits, Garry Singh and Mack Ervin III are joined by Jordan Latimore to talk the NFL Draft and recent trade happenings as well as the Sacramento Kings’ five-game losing streak.
SPORTS SPOTLIGHT PODCAST: Hornet basketball team alumnus joins G League Ignite

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT PODCAST: Hornet basketball team alumnus joins G League Ignite

April 5, 2021
Join broadcast staffer Garry Singh and sports writer Jordan Latimore for another season of our Sports Spotlight podcast, with this episode featuring Sacramento State men’s basketball alumnus and G League Ignite player Cody Demps.
Freshman outside hitter Bridgette Smith attempts a kill at the Bank of Colorado Arena on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in the Hornets first round matchup against Northern Arizona. Sac State lost the match 3-0 as their season came to an end.

Sac State volleyball season ends in 3-0 1st round Big Sky Tourney loss

March 31, 2021
The Sac State volleyball team suffered a season-ending 3-0 loss to Northern Arizona in the first round of the Big Sky Tournament after finding no answers on defense.
Freshmen Rudolfs Aksenoks and Jan Silva fist bumping during their doubles set against Saint Mary’s Friday, March 12, at the Sac State tennis courts. The men’s tennis team lost  the match 4-1.

[Photo] Sac State men’s tennis continues struggle of recruiting U.S. players

March 31, 2021

Freshmen Rudolfs Aksenoks and Jan Silva fist bumping during their doubles set against Saint Mary’s Friday, March 12, at the Sac State tennis courts. The men’s tennis team lost the match 4-1.

Each day The State Hornet will recap all the action from the day of sports at Sacramento State.

Swarm Report March 12: Sac State baseball team demolishes, women’s tennis team remains winless

March 13, 2021
In a busy day of sports, Sac State saw glimpses of greatness and disappointment. Here’s the Swarm Report for March 12.
Senior guard Christian Terrell dribbles the ball for a photo before practice at the Nest at Sacramento State Monday, March 1, 2021. Terrell finished the season with 11.9 points per game.

Sactown comeback: Sac State basketball player is back at home

Hornets guard Christian Terrell is thriving in his return to Sacramento
March 12, 2021
When Sacramento State senior guard Christian Terrell was presented with an opportunity to play in his backyard after spending three years at UC Santa Barbara, the decision of where he would land coming out of the transfer portal became very easy.
Senior forward Christian Terrell drives to the rim against Northern Colorado in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The Hornets were defeated by the Bears 90-83, ending their season. (Photo courtesy of Big Sky Conference)

Sac State men’s basketball team gets bounced in first round of conference tournament

Hornets can’t hold first-half lead after overcoming a 10 point decifict
March 10, 2021
In a disappointing 90-83 loss to Northern Colorado, Sac State’s season ended in the First round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament.
Sophmore third baseman Lewa Day running to home after hitting a home run at Shea Stadium Friday Feb. 12, 2021. Day smacked a three run home run in the first inning to start of a 6-0 victory against Uc Davis

[Photo] Swarm Report Mar. 4th: Sac State softball breaks even in doubleheader, baseball sees 4 game win streak end

March 4, 2021

Sophmore third baseman Lewa Day running to home after hitting a home run at Shea Stadium Friday Feb. 12, 2021. Day smacked a three run home run in the first inning to start of a 6-0 victory against Uc...

[Video] ‘It’s been a huge adjustment’: Sac State softball team embraces changes entering 2021 season

2021 season began Friday against Cal Baptist
February 16, 2021

After COVID-19 swiftly ended the Sacramento State softball team’s spring 2020 season, the Hornets are back on the field with 18 players returning from the 2020 roster among the 25 athletes for the 2021...

Rudolfs Aksenoks returning a volley in his singles mathcup at the campus tennis courts Friday, Feb.12. The Hornets fell to the Mustangs 4-0.

[Photo] Hornets’ weekly preview: 5 Sac State games to watch

February 16, 2021

Rudolfs Aksenoks returning a volley in his singles mathcup at the campus tennis courts Friday, Feb.12. The Hornets fell to the Mustangs 4-0.

Freshman Liam Liles celebrates after scoring in the first set of his doubles matchup at the campus tennis courts Friday, Feb. 12. The Hornets fell to the Mustangs 4-0.

Swarm Report Feb. 12: Sac State tennis teams swept, softball team opens split

Softball team opens the season 1-1 in a doubleheader
February 13, 2021
The Sac State men’s and women’s tennis teams remain winless on the season, but the Hornet softball team opened up its season to a 1-1 start.
Senior Hermont Legaspi in the middle of a volley during his singles game at the campus tennis courts Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. The Hornets were defeated by the Dons 6-1 after failing to win any singles matches.

Sac State men’s tennis suffers 6-1 loss against University of San Francisco

Hornets go winless in singles and drop their season opener
February 11, 2021
The Hornets went 0-6 on singles as the University of San Francisco defeated Sac State 6-1 Wednesday.
Sacramento State’s Bryce Fowler (23) draws the foul shooting over Idaho’s Chance Garvin (12) and Tanner Christensen (32) and goes on to make both free throws during the second half in the conference opener in the game against the University of Idaho at The Nest at Sac State Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Fowler led the team with 20 points, shooting 3-4 from deep and grabbing seven rebounds.

Sac State men’s basketball handed second straight loss against Eastern Washington

Hornets fall to 4-4 in the Big Sky
February 1, 2021
“We have to be able to control what we can control,” said senior guard Christian Terell. Sac State drops its second straight game against Eastern Washington, 94-79.
Sacramento State Hornets guard Bryce Fowler (23) dribbles the ball looking for an open man with Montana Grizzlies guard Josh Vazquez (3) on defense during the first half during the conference game at the Nest at Sac State on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Fowler led the team with two steals in the away game against Eastern Washington on Sunday.

Sac State men’s basketball loses gritty morning showdown against Eastern Washington

Hornets lose first of their two game road trip against the Eagles
January 31, 2021
Hornets lose first of their two game road trip against the Eagles
Sacramento State Hornets forward Ethan Esposito (22) draws the foul from Montana Grizzlies forward Mack Anderson (23) during the second half of the conference game at the Nest at Sac State Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Esposito made both free throws.

Sac State men’s basketball loses physical matchup against the University of Montana

Hornets suffer first home loss of the season
January 22, 2021
The Sac State men’s basketball team suffered their first home loss of the season to the Montana State Grizzlies 78-66 Thursday
Sacramento State’s Bryce Fowler (23) draws the foul shooting over Idaho’s Chance Garvin (12) and Tanner Christensen (32) and goes on to make both free throws during the second half in the conference opener in the game against the University of Idaho at The Nest at Sac State Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. The Hornets lost in overtime to the Idaho State Bengals Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 57-56 after Fowler missed a deep last second fall away jumper at the buzzer.

Sac State men’s basketball loses overtime thriller against Idaho State

Hornets drop their first road conference game of the season in tight matchup
January 17, 2021
In a gritty, back-and-forth conference matchup, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team lost to the Idaho State Vandals 57-56 in an overtime thriller.

Sac State Men’s Basketball dominates in final non-conference matchup

January 3, 2021

The Sacramento State men's basketball team came out with a bounce-back 85-54 win against Fresno Pacific after Wednesday's loss to Saint Mary’s. The Hornets remain undefeated at The Nest with a home...

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.”
Sacramento State mens basketball head coach Brian Katz talks to the team during a timeout in the first half of a game against the University of Idaho at The Nest at Sac State Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. The mens game scheduled for Dec. 12 against the Santa Clara University was postponed after concerns that a member of the Sac State travel party may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

Sac State men’s basketball game postponed following potential COVID-19 exposure

Matchup against Santa Clara to be rescheduled
December 11, 2020
Sacramento State’s men’s basketball’s Saturday matchup against Santa Clara has been postponed due to a potential COVID-19 exposure in Sac State’s travel party.
Sacramento States junior guard Deshaun Highler (12) makes an under the basket scoop lay up during the second half in the game against the University of Idaho at The Nest at Sac State Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Highler had 10 points in the game. Sac State won 73-57.

Sac State men’s basketball defeats Idaho Vandals 73-57 in morning showdown

Hornets move to 2-0 in conference play and remain undefeated
December 5, 2020
Sacramento State men’s basketball secured a dominant win against the University of Idaho, moving to 2-0 in the Big Sky and remaining undefeated through their first three games.
Sacramento State’s Christian Terrell (35) drives to the basket with 10 seconds left on the shot clock and dunks the ball over Idaho’s Tanner Christensen (32) during the second half in the conference opener in the game against the University of Idaho at The Nest at Sac State Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Terrell had 15 points in the game. Sac State won 77-55.

Sac State men’s basketball defeats the Idaho Vandals in second game of the season

Hornets secure their first win in the Big Sky for 2020-2021 season
December 3, 2020
After splitting its matchup with Idaho last season, Sac State opened up its conference play with a dominant win over the Vandals.
Bryce Fowler (23) makes a layup during the first half in the game against Bethesda University at The Nest at Sac State Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Fowler is the leading scorer in the first half with 12 points.

Sac State men’s basketball blows out Bethesda in first game since COVID-19 shutdown

The Hornets secure their first win of the season
November 25, 2020
Sac State opened their season in an empty gym with a commanding win over Bethesda University 101-57 Wednesday.
Sac State junior guard William FitzPatrick shoots a 3-pointer against Cal Poly on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the Nest. FitzPatrick transferred from Folsom Lake JC and is one of five local players on the team.

From the backyard to the Nest: Sac State men’s basketball embraces local ties

Team with most Sacramento area players in last 8 seasons
November 19, 2020
This year's Sac State men’s basketball team will take the court with more Sacramento natives than the program has seen in the last eight seasons.
Former Sac State guard Izayah Mauriohooho-Leafa passes the ball inside against Eastern Washington at the Nest on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Mauriohooho-Leafa led the Auckland Huskies in scoring averaging 20 points this year in the NBL. Photo by Luis Platero.

Former Sac State basketball player goes pro overseas

Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa returns home to play in New Zealand’s National Basketball League
October 26, 2020
“I always knew I wanted to do this, even as a kid.” Former Sac State basketball player Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa talks about returning home to go pro in New Zealand.

Sac State men’s basketball team remains prepared despite uncertain start date

Hornets have been training since mid-July for potential season
October 5, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team is in full-swing of training in anticipation of a season that could begin as soon as late November, according to a statement by NCAA. RELATED: Sac State...

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.

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

September 21, 2020

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...

Flash back to the week of Sept. 14 in Hornets sports history.

This week in Hornet sports history: Week of 9/14

Volleyball dream opener, field goal school record and a 50-0 blowout in football
September 18, 2020
With live sports currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, sports writers for The State Hornet will be going through the archives each week to highlight some of the best performances in Sac State Athletics history.
Sac State students are concerned with registering for virtual classes during the fall 2020 semester. Graphic made in Canva.

Sac State students struggle with decision to register for virtual classes

CSU announced most 2020 fall semester courses will be taught online
May 15, 2020

After California State University Chancellor Timothy White announced Tuesday that a majority of CSU classes will be held online in fall 2020 across all campuses, Sacramento State students are left having...

PRSSA voted Sac State’s ‘Best Campus Club’ of 2020

PRSSA voted Sac State’s ‘Best Campus Club’ of 2020

May 4, 2020

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter at Sac State was voted “Best Campus Club” in The State Hornet’s Best of Sac State poll for the 2019-2020 year. The intended purpose...

Two men in support of coach Brian Katz, wearing Keep Katz shirts at the Nest on Thursday, Feb. 27 during a game between Sac State and Montana State. Katz has been part of the Sac State community for over a decade.

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

April 30, 2020

Two men in support of coach Brian Katz, wearing "Keep Katz" shirts at the Nest on Thursday, Feb. 27 during a game between Sac State and Montana State. Katz has been part of the Sac State community for...

Sac State secured over $200,000 in donations at the Give Sac State Day fundraiser that ran all day Friday, April 24 through Saturday evening, April 25. Part of this graphic is courtesy of Sac States Instagram.

Give Sac State Day fundraiser brings in over $200,000

Donations up by $9,000 from last year
April 25, 2020

Sacramento State held its second annual Give Sac State Day fundraiser Friday and Saturday, raising $207,5120 in donations, according to the fundraiser’s website. This year’s Give Sac State Day eclipsed...

The 2020-2021 Associated Students Inc. board smiles for their first picture after the election. This came after ASIs first fully online election.

Sac State ASI election draws 6.5% turnout, winners announced

Noah Marty and Donna Walters win uncontested presidential ticket in online-only election
April 16, 2020

Noah Marty and Donna Walters clinched the Associated Students, Inc. presidential ticket after running unopposed in ASI’s first completely virtual election, which drew only a 6.5% turnout out of 30,331...

Members of Sac States Student Fashion Association, Swim and Ski and Snowboard club. The clubs have effectively scrapped all future meetings due to campus closures but remain optimistic of their clubs future. Courtesy of each clubs respective representatives. Collage by Khala Clarke

Now that Sac State events are canceled, what’s next for campus clubs?

Clubs adjust, prepare for the future
April 10, 2020

After being notified about Sacramento State's decision to cancel all on-campus activities, President of the Student Fashion Association at Sac State, Micah Saludares, felt thrown off.  “I think (the...

Felicity Scott hosts her radio show Behind the Butterfly with guest Celestial Thomas on March 13, 2020. Scott is the vice president of the Student Fashion Association and said she has always known she wanted to be involved in fashion.

From Runway to Radio: Sac State student model and radio show host tells her story

Felicity “Terezah” Scott always knew who she wanted to be
March 20, 2020

For most people, the dilemma that is presented in finding their passion is usually a great one. For some, it's the exact opposite.  Born and raised in Antioch CA, Sacramento State junior Felicity Scott...

Senior forward Chibueze Jacobs attempts a free throw against Portland State at the Nest on Thursday, Jan. 24. The Hornets dropped their final regular season game on the road to the Vikings 76-72.

[Photo] Sac State men’s basketball team drops Big Sky play finale 76-72

March 7, 2020

Senior forward Chibueze Jacobs attempts a free throw against Portland State at the Nest on Thursday, Jan. 24. The Hornets dropped their final regular season game on the road to the Vikings 76-72.

Sac State sophomore guard Brandon Davis driving to the rim, getting by his defender at the Nest against Montana State on Thursday, Feb. 27. The Hornets beat the Bobcats 81-52.

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

February 28, 2020

Sac State sophomore guard Brandon Davis driving to the rim, getting by his defender at the Nest against Montana State on Thursday, Feb. 27. The Hornets beat the Bobcats 81-52.

Sac State student athletes Brandon Davis, Lewa Day and Isaiah Parker.

‘Every team I’ve played on, I’ve been the only African-American player’

Black Sac State student athletes tell their stories
February 25, 2020

Black history is a collection of experiences and moments, many righteous and many infamous, that all equally hold a tremendous impact not only in a context of historical significance, but in the influence...

Sac State freshman Paige Alter prepares to serve in her singles match against Pacific on Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Sacramento State courts. The Hornets fell to the Tigers 6-1.

Sac State women’s tennis team suffers 7th straight loss against Pacific

Hornets remain winless for the season
February 23, 2020

The Sacramento State women’s tennis team suffered its seventh consecutive loss Sunday against the University of the Pacific in a final score of 6-1.  The Hornets (0-7) were unable to secure their...

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