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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

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Men’s basketball hopes new signings help out

Josh Stanley
May 9, 2012

With two seniors graduating this spring, Sacramento State men’s basketball team has rebounded and signed five new recruits for next season. The first recruit to sign with the Hornets was Pleasant Grove...

Freshman point guard Dylan Garrity tries to run past his defender during the first half of Saturday nights game against Montana.

Best Male Athlete: Dylan Garrity

Josh Stanley
May 2, 2012

In a season full of awards, freshman point guard Dylan Garrity can add another one to the list as he was selected The State Hornet’s Best Male Athlete of the 2012 spring semester.  “I just look at...

Best Freshman Female Athlete: Fantasia Hilliard

Josh Stanley
May 2, 2012

After helping to lead Sacramento State women’s basketball team to its first Big Sky Conference Tournament win in school history, freshman point guard Fantasia Hilliard was named The State Hornet Best...

Rowing takes second at WIRA tournament

Rowing takes second at WIRA tournament

Josh Stanley
April 30, 2012

The Sacramento State women’s rowing team took home four medals at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships Sunday, but finished second overall in team points behind Gonzaga University...

Mens tennis secures fourth straight Big Sky tourney title

Men’s tennis secures fourth straight Big Sky tourney title

Josh Stanley
April 23, 2012

After taking down Eastern Washington University Saturday, the Sacramento State men’s tennis team defeated the University of Montana 4-0 today and won its fourth straight Big Sky Conference Tournament...

Junior quarterback Mason Magleby transferred from the University of Nevada and is competing to be the starting quarterback.

Football begins spring practice

Josh Stanley
April 18, 2012

Another season of Sacramento State football is underway and this year’s team has a completely different look. Spring conditioning began on March 28, and 23 familiar faces were missing from the field....

Mens tennis wraps up regular season with a win

Men’s tennis wraps up regular season with a win

Josh Stanley
April 15, 2012

The Sacramento State men’s tennis team won its final regular season Big Sky Conference match Saturday afternoon 6-1 over Idaho State University at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club in Sacramento.In singles,...

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Late-round collapse costs Hornets Braveheart title

Josh Stanley
April 11, 2012

The Sacramento State men’s golf team finished second after blowing a 10-stroke lead going into the third round at the Braveheart Classic Tuesday at the Oak Valley Golf Club. The Hornets entered the third...

Hornet athletes use social media

Josh Stanley
April 11, 2012

With the emergence of Twitter, Sacramento State athletes have found a place to voice their opinion off the playing field. There are many athletes at Sac State on Twitter. In addition to the players, assistant...

New downtown arena could spur economy

Josh Stanley
April 4, 2012

After winning the fight to keep the NBA’s Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, the real winner is the city itself. The new arena deal, which is going to cost $391 million, may sound pricey now, but it is...

Freshman gymnast Dallas Smith is one of 11 underclassmen of a total of 16 athletes on the gymnastics team at Sac State. Right: Freshmen point guard Fantasia Hilliard averaged 8.8 points per game and 4.8 assists per game.

Underclassmen lift Sac State sports

Josh Stanley
March 28, 2012

Putting the team’s success in the hands of underclassmen is risky, but the Sacramento State athletic programs are giving it a shot.  There are 20 teams and 457 athletes at Sac State. Of the 20 teams,...

Senior center Josh McCarver thinks Kentucky will vanquish North Carolina in the NCAA championship game.

March Madness 2012

Josh Stanley
March 14, 2012

Senior center Josh McCarver’s NCAA Picks Senior center Josh McCarver made his decision on who he thinks will make the final four in the March Madness tournament and he is going with a big sleeper. McCarver...

Sac State men’s tennis regroups with young, diverse squad

Josh Stanley
March 7, 2012

After winning the Big Sky Conference championship for the ninth time last year, the Sacramento State men’s tennis team will look to defend its title - this time with seven new players. The Hornets are...

Freshman point guard Dylan Garrity tries to run past his defender during the first half of Saturday nights game against Montana.

Point guards win freshman POY awards

Josh Stanley
March 7, 2012

Freshman point guards Dylan Garrity and Fantasia Hilliard swept the best freshman awards for men’s and women’s Big Sky Conference basketball for the first time in school history. It was also the fourth...

Freshman point guard Fantasia Hilliard contributed 17 points, five assists and four steals in team’s first Big Sky Tournament win in school history.

Hornet women awarded for good play, Hilliard named Big Sky freshman of the year

Josh Stanley
March 5, 2012

After a miserable 4-25 season last year, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team turned it around this year and three players were awarded by the Big Sky Conference for their great play today. Junior...

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Men’s tennis swept in singles matches, loses to Nevada

Josh Stanley
March 5, 2012

The Sacramento State men’s tennis team lost its fifth match of the season after losing 4-1 to the University of Nevada on Friday at the Lakeridge Tennis Club. The Hornets came into the match with a far...

Freshman guard Dylan Garrity was named Big Sky Freshman of the Year. His 6.9 assists per game were good for sixth in Div. I.

Garrity named best freshman in Big Sky

Josh Stanley
March 3, 2012

After putting together a record-breaking season, freshman point guard Dylan Garrity was named Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year and to the all-Big Sky honorable mention team Thursday. Garrity tied...

Hornets win season finale on Eberhards last-second heroics

Hornets win season finale on Eberhard’s last-second heroics

Josh Stanley
February 25, 2012

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team closed out the season with a 70-67 win over Idaho State University tonight on a game-winning shot by junior forward Joe Eberhard. The Hornets were led by Eberhard's...

NCAA approves new football special teams rules for 2012-13 season

NCAA approves new football special teams rules for 2012-13 season

Josh Stanley
February 24, 2012

Kickoffs won't be the same next year for NCAA football, as the Playing Rules Oversight Panel changed and added rules Tuesday which will take effect in the fall season. The panel approved a change which...

Freshmen Dylan Garrity picked Syracuse over Missouri in the title matchup.

Freshman point guard has chance to set Sac State assist record

Josh Stanley
February 22, 2012

Despite being his high school's all-time leader in points and assists, freshman point guard Dylan Garrity's scholarship to play at Sacramento State was the only Division I offer he received. Garrity burst...

Sophomore guard Jackson Carbajal makes the lay-up in the second
half. Carbajal scored a game- and career-high 24 points.

Big night for Carbajal not enough, Hornets lose BracketBusters game

Josh Stanley
February 19, 2012

Despite a career night by sophomore guard Jackson Carbajal, the Sacramento State men's basketball team lost its third straight game Saturday 79-67 to San Jose State University. The non-conference game...

Hornets fall to Portland State, on brink of elimination

Hornets fall to Portland State, on brink of elimination

Josh Stanley
February 16, 2012

The Sacramento State men's basketball team suffered a crucial blow to its postseason hopes after losing 85-67 to Portland State University Wednesday night. With only two Big Sky games remaining, the Hornets...

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Men’s basketball making late-season playoff push

Josh Stanley
February 15, 2012

With four Big Sky Conference games remaining, the Sacramento State men's basketball team still has a chance to make the postseason tournament. The Big Sky Tournament will feature the six best teams in...

Junior Jordan Estrada of the Sacramento State mens basketball
team uses a device called Game Ready to recover from a high ankle
sprain he suffered on Dec. 31 against the Weber State University
Wildcats.

Basketball’s Estrada uses new methods to heal quick

Josh Stanley
February 15, 2012

When junior guard Jordan Estrada went down with a high left ankle sprain in December, he left behind the bags of ice and tape to heal the injury and turned to a machine - the Game Ready system. Estrada's...

Former Sac State quarterback Jeff Fleming was invited to the NFL
Super Regional Combine in Detroit on March 30-31.

Sac State QB Fleming invited to NFL Combine in Detroit

Josh Stanley
February 8, 2012

After participating at the NFL Regional Combine in Los Angeles, former Sacramento State quarterback Jeff Fleming was invited to the NFL Super Regional Combine in Detroit. There are eight NFL regional combines...

Balancing basketball, books and parenting all for his girl

Josh Stanley
February 8, 2012

When he is not soaring over players for rebounds or dunks, senior center Josh McCarver is doing something only a small number of other student athletes are, raising a child. McCarver, 21, plays for the...

Mens basketball surges late to provide chance at playoffs

Men’s basketball surges late to provide chance at playoffs

Josh Stanley
February 8, 2012

In a season full of ups and downs, the Sacramento State men's basketball team is riding a three-game winning streak and is still in the hunt to make the Big Sky Conference Tournament. The Hornets snapped...

Mens basketball beats Northern Colorado for second consecutive win

Men’s basketball beats Northern Colorado for second consecutive win

Josh Stanley
February 2, 2012

From a nine-game losing streak to a two-game winning streak, the Hornets are back to their winning ways. The Sacramento State men’s basketball team (7-14, 2-8) took down the University of Northern...

The new deal with DirecTV and ROOT SPORTS will save Big Sky
Conference schools about $11,000 per year.

Big Sky Conference reaches deal to broadcast on DirecTV

Josh Stanley
February 1, 2012

The Big Sky Conference will be changing its official TV partner and home for Big Sky football and men's basketball from Altitude Sports to ROOT SPORTS networks starting this summer. The five-year deal...

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Men’s tennis loses neutral-setting match to USF.

Josh Stanley
January 29, 2012

The Sacramento State men's tennis team was knocked out by the University of San Francisco 7-0 in Tucson, Ariz. In singles competition, the Hornets lost all six matches, but freshman Jonathan Hultkrantz...

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Hornets break through against NAU for first Big Sky win

Josh Stanley
January 29, 2012

There's no better way to end a nine-game losing streak than by blowing out a team by 34 points. The Sacramento State men's basketball team took down Northern Arizona University 77-43 Saturday at The Nest...

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Men’s basketball can’t stop league-leading Weber State, still winless in conference

Josh Stanley
January 27, 2012

The Sacramento State Hornets men's basketball team fell to 0-8 in Big Sky Conference play after losing to Weber State University 75-60 Thursday night at The Nest. The game was centered on the Wildcats...


After a good start to the season, the women’s team has lost
five straight games.

Sac State basketball went cold during a long winter break

Josh Stanley
January 25, 2012

Winter break may have brought relaxation for some students, but for the Sacramento State men's and women's basketball teams, it was business as usual. The men's team played nine games over the break and...

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Josh Stanley
January 24, 2012

The Sacramento Kings are in a world of hurt right now. At 6-12, the Kings look pathetic, and losing by 33 on Sunday proves that. The Kings have been bad all year and the numbers show why they are doing...

Defense leads mens basketball over Cal Maritime

Defense leads men’s basketball over Cal Maritime

Josh Stanley
December 10, 2011

After losing four straight games, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team got back in the win column Saturday with a 66-38 home win over California Maritime Academy. The 38 points the Keelhaulers...

Hornet Awards – Best male athlete: Zack Nash

Josh Stanley
December 7, 2011

Senior defensive end Zack Nash received nine of 11 first place votes and was selected The State Hornet Best Male Athlete  for the fall 2011 semester. “It feels good, it’s a huge honor,” Nash said....

Hornet Awards – Best storyline: Football wins at Oregon State

Josh Stanley
December 7, 2011

The Sacramento State Hornets’ football team upsetting Oregon State University was the best storyline of the year according to the staff of The State Hornet. The Hornets marched into this year’s opener...

Mens basketball loses by 29 to Oklahoma Sooners

Men’s basketball loses by 29 to Oklahoma Sooners

Josh Stanley
December 3, 2011

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team lost its third consecutive game 82-53 to the University of Oklahoma Friday at the Lloyd Noble Center. Junior forward Joe Eberhard and senior guard Heath...

Hornets football: A season in review

Josh Stanley
November 30, 2011

After starting the year with one of the biggest wins in school history against Oregon State University, the Sacramento State football team fell well short of expectations after ending the season at 4-7....

The mens basketball team is relying on three newcomers – Joe
Eberhard, Jordan Estrada and Dylan Garrity – to provide new hope
for the season.

Men’s basketball gives reasons for optimism

Josh Stanley
November 30, 2011

The men's team is 3-2 on the season and on pace to destroy last year's win total of seven games. Head coach Brian Katz said he likes what his team is doing so far this year. "We're only averaging 11 turnovers...

Nowhere to go but up for women’s basketball after 4-25 2010 season

Josh Stanley
November 30, 2011

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team is on a three-game winning streak, its longest streak since the 2009-10 season. Last year, the Hornets struggled and ended up going 4-25 in a season that...

Mens basketball blows 17-point lead in home loss

Men’s basketball blows 17-point lead in home loss

Josh Stanley
November 27, 2011

After leading by 17 points at halftime, the Sacramento State men's basketball team collapsed in the second half and lost its second game of the season 68-63 to McNeese State University Saturday at the...

Men’s basketball plays Cougars tough, lose 79-68

Josh Stanley
November 18, 2011

The Sacramento State men’sbasketball team (2-1) lost its first game of the season atWashington State University (1-1) 79-68 after leading the Pac-12team by three at halftime Thursday night in Pullman,...

Sac State to host 58th Causeway Classic

Josh Stanley
November 16, 2011

The 58th Causeway Classic football game returns to Sacramento State for the annual meeting between the Hornets and the UC Davis Aggies. In last year's game, the Aggies pulled off the 17-16 win on a then-junior...

Junior guard Jordan Estrada (No. 2) pushes the ball up the court
as senior forward Walter Jackson (No. 20) fights for position on
the lower block. 

Second-half surge vaults Hornets past Menlo in season opener

Josh Stanley
November 12, 2011

The Sacramento State men's basketball team opened the season at home with a 70-56 victory over Menlo College Saturday night, its fifth season opening win as an NCAA Division I school. Senior forward Walter...

The Sacramento State football team dominated Idaho State during
last years matchup. 

Hornets host Bengals in attempt to end skid

Josh Stanley
November 9, 2011

The Sacramento State football team heads home to take on the Idaho State University Bengals in a rematch of last year’s 45-17 blowout win. In last years' game, then-junior quarterback Jeff Fleming threw...

Sacramento State travels to Portland to play its final road game
of the season.

Football preview: Sac State travels to Portland to take on Vikings

Josh Stanley
November 2, 2011

The Sacramento State football team heads into Portland, Ore., looking to make it four straight wins against Portland State University in its final road game of the season. In last year’s game, the Hornets...

Men’s basketball preview: Hornets counting on improved offense

Josh Stanley
November 2, 2011

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team is looking to put last season’s 7-21 record behind it and win its first Big Sky Conference title. The Hornets are the only team in the Big Sky to not win...

Cross country finishes in middle of pack at Big Sky Championships

Josh Stanley
October 30, 2011

The Sacramento State men and women's cross country teams both finished outside the top three for the third time this season at the Big Sky Conference Championships in Pocatello, Idaho, on Saturday. After...

The Hornets dominated last seasons matchup.

Hornets try to regroup against Northern Arizona

Josh Stanley
October 26, 2011

The Sacramento State football team crushed Northern Arizona University last season at the Lumberjacks’ homecoming game and now the Hornets look to make it three in a row against them. In last year’s...

A Hornet fan wears an appropriately titled shirt while playing a
game of tailgate toss before Saturdays homecoming game against
Eastern Washington.

Fans show their spirit at homecoming game

Josh Stanley
October 26, 2011

The Sacramento State football team played Eastern Washington University at Hornet Stadium on Saturday in front of 10,705 enthusiastic fans and alumni in the annual homecoming game. Tailgaters from all...

Hornets prepare for 2010 FCS Champion Eagles

Josh Stanley
October 19, 2011

The Sacramento State football team comes out of the bye week and will take on the defending Football Championship Subdivision champion Eastern Washington University. Last year the Eagles narrowly escaped...

From left to
right: Paige Tucker, Shea Roberts and Lauren Garcia are playing
their final season together as Hornets.


 

Three longtime teammates set to finish after final season

Josh Stanley
October 19, 2011

The trio of Folsom High School players on the Sacramento State women's soccer team are in their final collegiate soccer season together. Seniors Shea Roberts and Paige Tucker and sophomore Lauren Garcia...

Cross country regresses in Santa Clara

Cross country regresses in Santa Clara

Josh Stanley
October 16, 2011

The men's and women's cross country teams both finished ninth at the Bronco Invitational on Saturday at Baylands Regional Park in Santa Clara. CSU Long Beach won the overall team race with 94 points in...

Hornets running back Curtis Shaw is listening keenly to trainer
Joe Ramos instructions.

Injury-plagued Shaw looks to make big return

Josh Stanley
October 12, 2011

Elusive, breakaway speed, great vision. These are some of the things you would hear from scouts in 2007 when describing the skill-set of Sacramento State senior running back Curtis Shaw when he was in...

Hornet Linebacker Cyrus Mulitalo stops a receiver for a loss in
Saturdays game against Northern Colorado.

Hornets look to even record against Bears

Josh Stanley
October 5, 2011

The Sacramento State football team looks to bounce back from last week’s loss against No. 4 Montana State University Bobcats when it takes on the winless University of Northern Colorado Bears on Saturday....

Womens golf team places sixth in Nevada

Women’s golf team places sixth in Nevada

Josh Stanley
October 4, 2011

Junior Kercia Brakel led the Sacramento State women's golf team to sixth place at the Wolf Pack Classic this week in Dayton, Nev. The tournament took place on Monday and Tuesday at the Dayton Valley Golf...

From left to right: DB Osagi Odiase, head coach Marshall
Sperbeck, DB Kyle Monson.

Comcast to broadcast show featuring Sac State sports

Josh Stanley
September 28, 2011

The Sacramento State coaches' show on Comcast SportsNet California was nearly scrubbed before its debut, and the setback was because of difficulties in the campus library. The show was announced at the...

Sac State looks to knock off No. 4 Montana State

Sac State looks to knock off No. 4 Montana State

Josh Stanley
September 28, 2011

The Sacramento State football team heads back on the road to face the No. 4-ranked Montana State Bobcats in a rematch of last year’s high-scoring loss. In the shootout last year, the Bobcats pulled...

Several football players came to the rally on Thursday Sept. 22,
2011 outside the Hornet Bookstore. From left to right, Jeff
Fleming, Morris Norirse, Markell Williams, Joe Larche, Jeff Badger,
Smith Heath, and DJ Maciel.

Sac State football holds rally in support of home opener

Josh Stanley
September 23, 2011

Despite losing two straight games the Sacramento State football team held a rally in front of excited fans Thursday morning. About 125 fans showed up at the rally to support the Sac State Hornets football...

Sac State football looks to end winless skid vs. Montana

Josh Stanley
September 21, 2011

After 16 years of losing, the Sacramento State football team looks to end this streak against the University of Montana with a rare win against the Grizzlies. The Hornets' first match-up with the Grizzlies...

Sac State football now dialed to 93.1

Sac State football now dialed to 93.1

Josh Stanley
September 14, 2011

After five years, the Sacramento State football program has a new radio home, Classic 93.1 FM. In an attempt to have game coverage heard all over Northern California, the Sac State football program moved...

Sac State cross country places third at Hornet Jamboree

Josh Stanley
September 11, 2011

  The Sacramento State men and women's cross country teams both placed third in the Hornet Jamboree Saturday morning at Granite Regional Park. See Collin McGregor's photo slideshow of the...

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