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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Mack Ervin III

Mack Ervin III, podcast editor

Mack Ervin III is the podcast editor for The State Hornet. He is a senior who joined back in fall 2019 and has previously served as football beat writer and multimedia reporter. A double major in journalism and communications, he is also an avid sports, racing and video game enthusiast.

All content by Mack Ervin III
(L-R) Alec Tong and Gilbert-O’Neil stand beside Lassen Hall sign on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Lassen Hall houses the financial aid and wellness wing of Sac State. Tong and Gilbert-ONeil are planning a rally at the capitol building to advocate for student loan forgiveness. (Photo by Jack Freeman. Graphic made in Canva by Mack Ervin III)

Student loans loom despite pause extension, ‘Breaking out of the Box’ seminar and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

April 22, 2022
Students grapple with looming student loan payment resumption, the women’s rowing coach celebrates 20 years and a seminar on toxic masculinity are the major headlines on this edition of the State Hornet Podcast.
Car chase ends at Hornet Commons, March Madness 2022 and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

Car chase ends at Hornet Commons, March Madness 2022 and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

March 11, 2022
Podcast editor Mack Ervin III breaks down the latest news from the State Hornet newsroom including a man who was arrested after a car chase ended at the Hornet Commons, residents struggling to find parking and more.
A detailed look at Aliyah Sidqe’s oil painting “Assessing the Damages, hung in the Union Gallery at Sac State on Feb. 1. Sidqe said that the tattoo partially shown in the self-portrait reads “Everything Comes to An End.”

“The Babymama Effect” exhibit, anti-racism convocation follow-up and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

February 18, 2022
Podcast editor Mack Ervin III hosts another episode of The State Hornet Podcast and gives a follow up to Monday’s convocation episode, a new Union gallery exhibit for Black History Month and more.
Associate professor of communication dies, library evacuated and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

Associate professor of communication dies, library evacuated and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

February 11, 2022
On the latest episode of The State Hornet Podcast, Mack Ervin III sits down and relays the biggest stories and headlines from week three, including the death of associate professor Andrew Stoner, a forced evacuation of the library and more.

State Hornet Spotlight: Dr. Alma Flores talks about the importance of HSI funding and hiring more Latinx faculty.

February 9, 2022

On this episode of State Hornet Spotlight: Digital Editor Mercy Sosa talks to Dr. Alma Flores, an assistant professor of Education at Sacramento State, about the funding Sac State receives for being...

Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa

Recap of Sac State’s season after playoff loss to South Dakota State: 4TH AND GOAL PODCAST

December 13, 2021

“4th and Goal'' is The State Hornet’s newest podcast and features former football beat writer and current podcast editor Mack Ervin III alongside current football beat writer Brandon Bailey breaking...

Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa

No. 4 seed Sac State to face South Dakota State in FCS playoffs: 4TH AND GOAL PODCAST

November 30, 2021

“4th and Goal'' is The State Hornet’s newest podcast and features former football beat writer and current podcast editor Mack Ervin III alongside current football beat writer Brandon Bailey breaking...

Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa

Sac State football earns outright Big Sky title, No. 4 seed in FCS playoffs: 4TH AND GOAL PODCAST

November 27, 2021

“4th And Goal'' is The State Hornet’s newest podcast and features former football beat writer and current podcast editor Mack Ervin III alongside current football beat writer Brandon Bailey breaking...

Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa

Sac State football faces Causeway Classic with Big Sky title on the line: 4TH AND GOAL PODCAST

November 17, 2021

“4th And Goal'' is The State Hornet’s newest podcast and features former football beat writer and current podcast editor Mack Ervin III alongside current football beat writer Brandon Bailey breaking...

Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa

Sac State football win over Cal Poly sets up closing stretch: 4TH AND GOAL

November 9, 2021

“4th And Goal'' is The State Hornet’s newest podcast and features former football beat writer and current podcast editor, Mack Ervin III, alongside current football beat writer Brandon Bailey breaking...

Best and worst cheesecake flavors?!: State Hornet BUZZED

November 7, 2021

On this episode of BUZZED: Editor-In-Chief Jordan Parker, visuals editor Ayaana Williams, audience engagement editor Kaylin Flatland and sports editor John Cabales discuss cheesecake. Parker, who calls...

Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa

Close win against Northern Colorado a wake up call for the Hornets?: 4TH AND GOAL

November 2, 2021

“4th And Goal'' is The State Hornet’s newest podcast and features former football beat writer and current podcast editor, Mack Ervin III, alongside current football beat writer Brandon Bailey breaking...

STATE HORNET BUZZED: Halloween Special

October 30, 2021

On this episode of Buzzed:    News editor Camryn Dadey, Newsletter editor Isabelle Juarez, DEI editor Emma Hall, and A&E staffer Zach Cimaglio discuss, debate and rank popular Halloween...

Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa

Does shutout win over Northern Arizona make the Hornets championship contenders? : 4TH AND GOAL

October 29, 2021

On the newest episode of “4th and Goal,” podcast editor Mack Ervin III and football beat writer Brandon Bailey break down the dominant Sacramento State football team performance against Northern Arizona...

STATE HORNET BUZZED: Astrology Signs

October 27, 2021

On this episode of Buzzed: Editor-in-Chief Jordan Parker, managing editor Magaly Muñoz, digital editor Mercy Sosa, audience engagement editor Kaylin Flatland and news editor Camryn Dadey discuss and debate...

Football team blows out Northern Arizona, “Rocky Horror” actor injured and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

Football team blows out Northern Arizona, “Rocky Horror” actor injured and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

October 25, 2021

Podcast editor Mack Ervin III has the recap of the biggest stories over the weekend on the newest edition of The State Hornet Podcast. This week’s major highlights include the forced cancellation...

Football team’s historic win over Montana, Pi Kappa Phi president vigil and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

Football team’s historic win over Montana, Pi Kappa Phi president vigil and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

October 20, 2021

Podcast editor Mack Ervin III has the recap for the biggest stories through week eight of the semester on another episode of The State Hornet Podcast. This week’s major highlights include the candlelight...

Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa

State of Sac State’s football team, upset win over Montana and more: 4TH AND GOAL

October 19, 2021

In the first episode of “4th and Goal,” podcast editor Mack Ervin III and football beat writer Brandon Bailey introduce themselves and discuss Sac State football, starting with a recap of the Hornets'...

First openly transgender ASI board member, ASI revenue losses and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

First openly transgender ASI board member, ASI revenue losses and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

October 15, 2021

Another Friday brings another episode of The State Hornet Podcast where podcast editor Mack Ervin III recaps the week’s biggest stories through week seven. Major highlights include a feature with...

Skip Bishop’s departure, racism timeline, football updates and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

Skip Bishop’s departure, racism timeline, football updates and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

October 11, 2021

Podcast editor Mack Ervin III has the recap of the biggest stories over the weekend on this semester's ninth episode of The State Hornet Podcast. This week’s major highlights include Skip Bishop leaving...

Latino faculty representation gap, sports updates and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

Latino faculty representation gap, sports updates and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

October 6, 2021

Week six of classes brings about the newest edition of The State Hornet Podcast where podcast editor Mack Ervin III breaks down the week’s biggest stories. This week’s major highlights include the...

Max ‘Pain’ Griffin on his journey from alley fights to the UFC: NO LIMITS PODCAST

Max ‘Pain’ Griffin on his journey from alley fights to the UFC: NO LIMITS PODCAST

September 29, 2021

In the penultimate episode of “No Limits,” revisit a conversation hosts Garry Singh and Mack Ervin III had with Sacramento based UFC fighter Max “Pain” Griffin back in May. Griffin goes in depth...

Inclusive excellence VP candidates, football wins again and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

Inclusive excellence VP candidates, football wins again and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

September 27, 2021

On a new episode of The State Hornet Podcast, podcast editor Mack Ervin III goes over some of the biggest stories from the newsroom over the past week. This week’s major highlights include the town...

Police chief interview, BSU and LGBTQ+ welcome events and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

Police chief interview, BSU and LGBTQ+ welcome events and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

September 22, 2021

On a new edition of The State Hornet Podcast, podcast editor Mack Ervin III recaps the biggest stories produced by The State Hornet during the fourth week of classes. This week’s major highlights...

Thousands denied access to campus, ASI updates and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

Thousands denied access to campus, ASI updates and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

September 17, 2021

The end of week three brings about another episode of The State Hornet Podcast featuring podcast editor Mack Ervin III. The big stories feature students being denied access to on-campus facilities for...

Gavin Newsom retains his position as Governor of California after 63 percent voted no to the recall on Tuesday. Photo of Gavin Newsom by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Newsom survives recall, editor roundtable reacts: STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT

September 16, 2021

A follow-up episode of the State Hornet Spotlight podcast features podcast editor Mack Ervin III, Editor-in-Chief Jordan Parker and managing editor Magaly Muñoz giving their immediate reaction following...

First faculty senate meeting, return to campus and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

First faculty senate meeting, return to campus and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

September 13, 2021

On another episode of The State Hornet Podcast, podcast editor Mack Ervin III rounds up the biggest stories entering week three of classes at Sacramento State. Major stories include the first faculty...

Editor roundtable discussion about historic recall election: STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT

Editor roundtable discussion about historic recall election: STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT

September 10, 2021

A special episode of the State Hornet Spotlight podcast features a roundtable discussion with podcast editor Mack Ervin III, Editor-in-Chief Jordan Parker and features editor Magaly Muñoz where they talk...

Football returns, a new State Hornet section and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

Football returns, a new State Hornet section and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

September 8, 2021

On a new edition of The State Hornet Podcast, podcast editor Mack Ervin III rounds up the biggest stories around the Sac State campus during the first two weeks of classes. Major stories include the...

COVID-19 guidelines and new police chief named: STATE HORNET PODCAST

COVID-19 guidelines and new police chief named: STATE HORNET PODCAST

September 1, 2021

On the first edition of this semester’s State Hornet Podcast, podcast editor Mack Ervin III recaps the biggest news stories The State Hornet covered over the summer break and wishes everyone a happy...

CBS Sacramento’s Marshall Harris on his storied sports reporting career: NO LIMITS

CBS Sacramento’s Marshall Harris on his storied sports reporting career: NO LIMITS

May 16, 2021
Marshall Harris discusses his career in sports journalism, from his humble beginnings to reporting on the Olympics to becoming sports director for CBS Sacramento.
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Inaugural podcast section unpacks a semester of content: STATE HORNET BUZZED

May 14, 2021
The first-ever dedicated podcast staff looks back on a semester of online content, audio production lessons and behind-the-scenes stories, as well as their favorite episodes and random acts of kindness.
Town hall meetings scheduled for new police chief finalists: STATE HORNET PODCAST

Town hall meetings scheduled for new police chief finalists: STATE HORNET PODCAST

May 12, 2021
Incoming Co-podcast editor Mack Ervin III and Editor-in-Chief Max Connor discuss their favorite stories from the last year of coverage and go over this week in news, including an upcoming town hall concerning Sacramento State’s new police chief.
ESPN radio host Damien Barling on being a multimedia journalist: NO LIMITS PODCAST

ESPN radio host Damien Barling on being a multimedia journalist: NO LIMITS PODCAST

May 12, 2021
D-Lo and KC on ESPN 1320 host and Be Heard podcast platform founder Damien Barling talks his radio and television career, his love of music and those darn Sacramento Kings on this episode of No Limits.
ABC10 host Kevin John recaps journalism journey: NO LIMITS PODCAST

ABC10 host Kevin John recaps journalism journey: NO LIMITS PODCAST

May 8, 2021
Kevin John, host and reporter for ABC10 here in Sacramento, joins incoming co-podcast editor Mack Ervin III and podcast staffer Garry Singh to discuss his journalistic journey.
Recap of CSU Chancellor talking return to campus: STATE HORNET PODCAST

Recap of CSU Chancellor talking return to campus: STATE HORNET PODCAST

May 5, 2021
A town hall with the CSU chancellor regarding the fall 2021 return to campus, a story on how graduating seniors are handling their graduation photographs, sports updates and more.
Sportswriter Tony Harvey on his career, Sacramento Kings: NO LIMITS PODCAST

Sportswriter Tony Harvey on his career, Sacramento Kings: NO LIMITS PODCAST

May 3, 2021
Freelance sports writer and journalist Tony Harvey joins Garry and Mack on this episode of “No Limits”, discussing his career, his philosophy of work that he calls “The Machine,” his observations on the current Sacramento Kings season and more.
54% of classes will have on-campus components: STATE HORNET PODCAST

54% of classes will have on-campus components: STATE HORNET PODCAST

April 28, 2021
54% of classes currently scheduled have on-campus components next semester, music beat writer Khalil Bourgoub shares his post-pandemic playlist in his new column “Khalil’s Virtual Venue,” and more stories from this week.
Should the 49ers go for Mac Jones? NO LIMITS PODCAST ft. Jesús Cano

Should the 49ers go for Mac Jones? NO LIMITS PODCAST ft. Jesús Cano

April 24, 2021
Fresno State Collegian Managing Editor Jesús Cano stopped by for today’s episode of “No Limits” to help Garry and Mack discuss the upcoming NFL draft. Afterwards, Garry and Mack give us another edition of the Rant of the Week.
NYT Bestselling author visits Sac State: STATE HORNET PODCAST

NYT Bestselling author visits Sac State: STATE HORNET PODCAST

April 21, 2021
On today’s State Hornet Podcast: New York Times bestselling author Chanel Miller visited Sac State virtually Monday as part of the women’s and gender studies department’s “Healing Through Storytelling” event, plus more from this week in news.
NO LIMITS PODCAST: Sacramento Kings’ playoffs chances dashed, Jake Paul challenges Ben Askren

NO LIMITS PODCAST: Sacramento Kings’ playoffs chances dashed, Jake Paul challenges Ben Askren

April 17, 2021
This week, Garry and Mack set their sights on the Sacramento Kings’ remaining season, their ‘Rants of the Week’ and the upcoming boxing match between Jake Paul and Ben Askren.
STATE HORNET PODCAST: COVID-19 Vaccinations given on campus

STATE HORNET PODCAST: COVID-19 Vaccinations given on campus

April 14, 2021
On today’s State Hornet Podcast - A story about Native American ethnic studies chair Annette Reed recounting her high education journey in a profile by State Hornet writer Emma Hall and co-news editor Mercy Sosa discusses COVID-19 vaccinations on campus, which started today.
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.
STATE HORNET PODCAST: Students open up about mental health during the pandemic

STATE HORNET PODCAST: Students open up about mental health during the pandemic

April 7, 2021
On today’s State Hornet Podcast, Sacramento State students open up about their mental health situations during the COVID-19 pandemic in an article by Chrissy Martinez and the latest episode of our Real Talk with Rose podcast.
NO LIMITS PODCAST: MLB Opening Day, Sacramento Kings stumble again

NO LIMITS PODCAST: MLB Opening Day, Sacramento Kings stumble again

April 4, 2021
Mack and Garry discuss everything that’s happened in sports since spring break, including a discussion on all things baseball featuring returning guest Burle Dixon of the Kansas City Royals’ minor league system.
STATE HORNET PODCAST: Conference on anti-Asian violence held at Sac State

STATE HORNET PODCAST: Conference on anti-Asian violence held at Sac State

March 31, 2021
On today’s State Hornet Podcast with podcast staffer Mack Ervin III and editor-in-chief Max Connor: Sac State community members held a virtual conference addressing the recent surge in anti-Asian violence, the women’s and gender studies department will celebrate its 50th anniversary and more.
STATE HORNET PODCAST: Provost says students should expect campus return fall 2021

STATE HORNET PODCAST: Provost says students should expect campus return fall 2021

March 17, 2021
Editor-in-Chief Max Connor and podcast staffer Mack Ervin III discuss Sacramento State provost Steve Perez’s announcement that students should expect a return to campus this fall, Sacramento County’s move into the red tier of COVID-19 reopening and more.
NO LIMITS PODCAST ft. Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee

NO LIMITS PODCAST ft. Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee

March 16, 2021
Special guest Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee joins Garry Singh and Mack Ervin III to discuss the state of local athletics as sports get ready to start up again after Sacramento’s move to the red tier of COVID-19 restrictions.
STATE HORNET PODCAST: The ‘Unforgettable’ year of 2020, basketball recaps

STATE HORNET PODCAST: The ‘Unforgettable’ year of 2020, basketball recaps

March 10, 2021
Podcast staffer Mack Ervin III and editor-in-chief Max Connor introduce The State Hornet’s newest podcast project and recap all the news you might have missed since Monday, including a woman with a nonlethal weapon at Lark Sacramento and a hat trick of basketball recaps.
NO LIMITS 3/5: NBA All-Star Game roundup

NO LIMITS 3/5: NBA All-Star Game roundup

March 5, 2021
The NBA All-Star Game is this Sunday, and Mack Ervin III and Garry Singh are here with an NBA roundup episode of No Limits where they discuss midseason MVPs, coach of the year candidates and more.
STATE HORNET PODCAST: Sac State employees speak out, sports recaps

STATE HORNET PODCAST: Sac State employees speak out, sports recaps

March 3, 2021
Editor-in-chief Max Connor and podcast staffer Mack Ervin III discuss Sacramento State employees alleging labor exploitation at a press conference, a recap of a packed week for sports and more:
NO LIMITS PODCAST 2/28: ‘2021 All-Star Snub Team’

NO LIMITS PODCAST 2/28: ‘2021 All-Star Snub Team’

February 28, 2021
Garry Singh and Mack Ervin III discuss what Garry called the “All-Star Snub Team,” a Sacramento Kings season that Mack sees as leaving a lot to be desired and more.
STATE HORNET PODCAST, WED 2/24: HEERF Grants, ‘CARmencement’

STATE HORNET PODCAST, WED 2/24: HEERF Grants, ‘CARmencement’

February 24, 2021
Mack Ervin III and Max Connor host the Wednesday, 2/24 edition of The State Hornet Podcast, which features another round of HEERF grants, the announcement of “CARmencement” and more. Listen now on our website or on Spotify.
NO LIMITS PODCAST 2/20: Carson Wentz gets traded, Draymond Green criticizes trade culture

NO LIMITS PODCAST 2/20: Carson Wentz gets traded, Draymond Green criticizes trade culture

February 20, 2021
This episode of the No Limits Podcast features Garry Singh and Mack Ervin III discussing Carson Wentz’s sudden trade, Draymond Green’s criticisms of trade culture and more:
NO LIMITS 2/12: Super Bowl Recap, NFL season review, ‘Quarterback Carousel’

NO LIMITS 2/12: Super Bowl Recap, NFL season review, ‘Quarterback Carousel’

February 12, 2021
On this giant NFL-themed episode of the No Limits Podcast, Garry Singh and Mack Ervin III recap the Super Bowl, look at the highlights and lowlights of the NFL season and speculate on the potential postseason ‘Quarterback Carousel.’
NO LIMITS S2E1: Super Bowl Pre-Show, NFL Coaches, Sacramento Kings

NO LIMITS S2E1: Super Bowl Pre-Show, NFL Coaches, Sacramento Kings

February 7, 2021
No Limits with Garry and Mack is back for a second season! This week the two invite State Hornet copy editor Jordan Parker to help them discuss the run up to the Super Bowl, the state of the NFL’s coaching landscape and the outlook for the Sacramento Kings.
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.”
NO LIMITS: Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr., ‘Take it Now’ #1, Rockets and Wizards trade

NO LIMITS: Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr., ‘Take it Now’ #1, Rockets and Wizards trade

December 5, 2020
This week on No Limits, Garry Singh and Mack Ervin III react to the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. card, debut a new podcast segment called “Take It Now” about the safest bets you could take on NFL games this weekend, and analyze the recent trades between the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards.
NO LIMITS: NBA free agency, Week 12 of NFL

NO LIMITS: NBA free agency, Week 12 of NFL

November 26, 2020
This week on No Limits, Garry Singh and Mack Ervin III recap the NBA free agency period and its winners and losers, talk about how the Sacramento Kings can rebuild and discuss Week 12 in the NFL.
NO LIMITS PODCAST: NFL Week 10, NBA trades, demands and drafts

NO LIMITS PODCAST: NFL Week 10, NBA trades, demands and drafts

November 20, 2020
This week on No Limits, Garry Singh and Mack Ervin III recap NFL week 10 and a wild week of NBA trades, trade demands and drafting.
NO LIMITS: NFL week 9, MVPs revisited, NBA trade rumors

NO LIMITS: NFL week 9, MVPs revisited, NBA trade rumors

November 12, 2020
This week on No Limits, Garry Singh and Mack Ervin III recap this week in the NFL and discuss NBA trade rumors.
NO LIMITS: NFL playoffs if they started today, midseason MVP picks

NO LIMITS: NFL playoffs if they started today, midseason MVP picks

November 5, 2020
This week on No Limits, Garry Singh and Mack Ervin III go through their hypothetical brackets if the NFL playoffs were to start today, and then discuss their midseason MVP picks.

STATE HORNET NEWS: 2020 Election, threat against student housing, and AB1460 hiccups and more

November 2, 2020
On this edition of State Hornet News, 2020 election FAQ, a bomb threat at The Crossings, AB 1460 implementation issues, track & field returns and other stories from the State Hornet newsroom.
Kyle Larson is back in NASCAR six months after using the n-word in a virtual racing event, but has he done enough to warrant this second chance (Photo by Zach Catanzareti) CC BY-SA 2.0

OPINION: Kyle Larson deserves a second chance after racial slur

NASCAR driver gets new opportunity 6 months after using n-word on stream
November 1, 2020
Mack Ervin III analyzes why NASCAR driver Kyle Larson has earned a chance at redemption following his use of the n-word during a virtual racing event back in April.
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STATE HORNET BUZZED: The best Halloween stories, movies and candies

October 30, 2020
Happy Halloween! Join us for the first ever episode of State Hornet: Buzzed, a brand new variety show featuring a rotating cast of State Hornet staffers and editors, as broadcast staffer Mack Ervin III, copy editor Tara Gnewikow, broadcast staffer Dom Vitiello and lifestyle columnist Lauren Vanucci talk about their favorite Halloween costumes, stories, movies and candies.
NO LIMITS: World Series recap, NFL marquee matchups

NO LIMITS: World Series recap, NFL marquee matchups

October 29, 2020
This week on No Limits — Garry and Mack recap the MLB World Series with Burle Dixon of the Kansas City Royals and deep dive on the Steelers vs. Titans and Seahawks vs. Cardinals games.
NO LIMITS: NBA Finals recap, NFL division-by-division breakdown

NO LIMITS: NBA Finals recap, NFL division-by-division breakdown

October 22, 2020
This week on No Limits, Garry and Mack recap the NBA Finals and some early offseason shakeups, and break down the current state of the NFL division-by-division.
NO LIMITS: NBA Finals, firings and hirings, NFL Week 5

NO LIMITS: NBA Finals, firings and hirings, NFL Week 5

October 7, 2020

This week on No Limits, Garry Singh and Mack Ervin III are joined by State Hornet podcasting alumnus Shaun Holkko to discuss the aftermath of the firing of Bill O’Brien and the new hiring of Doc Rivers,...

State Hornet News Broadcast: Fall 2020 Convocation, basketball season, parties defying lockdown

October 5, 2020

On this edition of State Hornet News, our team breaks down the most important news from the past two weeks, including The WELL's outdoor reopening, the men’s basketball team potentially starting their...

NO LIMITS PODCAST: Doc Rivers runs dry, Lakers vs. Heat, NFL contenders and pretenders

NO LIMITS PODCAST: Doc Rivers runs dry, Lakers vs. Heat, NFL contenders and pretenders

October 1, 2020

This week on No Limits, Garry Singh and Mack Ervin III discuss the departure of Doc Rivers from the Los Angeles Clippers and how the offseason looks for further coaching staff changes. The pair also give...

NO LIMITS: Clippers choke, Nuggets hold on, NFL continues to Week 3

NO LIMITS: Clippers choke, Nuggets hold on, NFL continues to Week 3

September 23, 2020

This week on No Limits, Garry Singh and Mack Ervin III discuss who is eating the “blame pie” following the Clippers’ NBA playoff loss, how the Nuggets might fare in the rest of the playoffs and how...

NO LIMITS: NFL Week 1 and NBA Playoffs

NO LIMITS: NFL Week 1 and NBA Playoffs

September 16, 2020

On the first episode of our new sports podcast “No Limits” with Mack Ervin III and Garry Singh, the two discuss this week in professional sports, tackling week one of the NFL, the NBA playoffs and...

BROADCAST: Summer news you may have missed

August 31, 2020

The first episode of the State Hornet News broadcast for the fall 2020 semester covers stories from the summer, including Sacramento State students struggling to get out of leases at off-campus apartment...

Sac State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson rushes for a first down against UC Davis on Nov. 23, 2019 at Hornet Stadium. Thomson entered the NCAA transfer portal signalling the possibility that he will leave Sac State for his final year of eligibility.

Sac State starting quarterback enters NCAA transfer portal

Kevin Thomson has one year of eligibility left
June 11, 2020

Sacramento State quarterback Kevin Thomson has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal, possibly  signaling the end of his Hornets career, according to the sports network Rivals. Head coach Troy Taylor...

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DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E16: Double Double Coverage

May 14, 2020

For the season finale of Double Coverage, Mack Ervin III and Shaun Holkko host a double-sized special edition. In it, they discuss the most recent UFC fight card, analyzing the hypothetical NFL season...

STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Sac State professor seen in viral racial slur video, limited nursing student spots and more

May 7, 2020

In the last State Hornet News broadcast of the semester, a Sacramento State professor’s wife was seen in a viral video using a racial slur, the nursing program drastically limits the number of accepted...

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DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E15: USWNT equal pay claim denied, NFL free agent signings, Marshawn Lynch vs. Frank Gore

May 6, 2020

On this week’s episode of Double Coverage, hosts Mack Ervin III and Shaun Holkko discuss the U.S. Women’s National Team having their claims of discrimination in pay and playing conditions denied, several...

STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Student fee class-action lawsuit, emergency student grants and more

May 1, 2020

In the latest episode of the State Hornet News broadcast, a Sonoma State student files a class action lawsuit against the California State University system, Sac State students will receive emergency federal...

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DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E14: 2020 NFL Draft Recap

April 29, 2020

This week on Double Coverage, hosts Shaun Holkko and Mack Ervin III go over the NFL’s first virtual draft, and talk about where the top rated quarterbacks went, how they feel about their favorite picks,...

From left to right, Sac State senior football players, defensive lineman George Obinna, defensive back Caelan Barnes and defensive lineman Dariyn Choates pose for a photo after practice. Obinna signed with the Cleveland Browns as a free agent Saturday after going undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Sac State defensive lineman signs with NFL’s Cleveland Browns after going undrafted

George Obinna holds school record with 33.5 sacks in five years
April 25, 2020

Another Sacramento State football player has made it to football’s promise land. Defensive lineman George Obinna, who holds the school’s single season and career sack record, signed with the Cleveland...

STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Sac State study abroad suspensions, AB 1460 and more

April 24, 2020

In the latest episode The State Hornet News broadcast, we provide updates on the cancellation of all study abroad programs for fall 2020, faculty senate discussions on AB 1460, information on how Californians...

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DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E13: NFL Draft Review and Preview, Gronkowski joins Brady in Tampa Bay

April 22, 2020

On this week’s episode of Double Coverage, Mack and Shaun review the 2017 NFL Draft with three years of hindsight while also previewing this week’s 2020 Draft, and take time to discuss Rob Gronkowski’s...

STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Virtual commencement, ASI election results and more

April 17, 2020

The latest edition of The State Hornet News broadcast includes updates about the Sacramento State Associated Students, Inc. election, professors and students adapting to online classes, virtual commencement...

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DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E12: Greatest Sports Films, Kyle Larson’s Suspension

April 15, 2020

This week on Double Coverage, Mack and Shaun welcome two guests at once for the first time, sports editor Robyn Dobson and fellow podcast host Brooke Uhlenhop, to discuss the greatest baseball and overall...

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Sac State coronavirus updates

April 11, 2020

The State Hornet continues to bring weekly broadcasts to Sacramento State. Our sixth broadcast includes updates on fee refunds for The WELL/Union, how student parents are adjusting to online classes and...

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DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E11: Trump’s call with commissioners, MLB in May, Basketball Hall of Fame

April 8, 2020

This week on Double Coverage, Mack and Shaun discuss President Donald Trump’s conference call with sports commissioners and whether sports are ready to reopen. Specifically, they talk about whether the...

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DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E10: 2020 NFL Mock Draft with Mack and Shaun

April 1, 2020

On this week’s episode of Double Coverage with Mack and Shaun, the two break from their usual format to go over their picks in a mock draft for the first round of the NFL 2020 Draft. Music: Funkorama...

STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: 3/28 Weekly Update

March 28, 2020

The State Hornet has switched to weekly broadcast updates. Our fifth broadcast includes updates about the Associated Students, Inc. president and vice president, the Sacramento State Placer Center and...

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DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E9: NFL free agency, COVID-19 testing, Olympics postponement

March 25, 2020

On this episode of Double Coverage, Mack and Shaun sit down —  and log into SquadCast — to discuss perhaps the only thing still happening in pro sports, NFL free agency, as well as the spread of COVID-19...

STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Sac State coronavirus updates

March 24, 2020

The State Hornet continues to bring biweekly broadcasts to Sacramento State. Our fourth broadcast includes updates about the coronavirus, cancellation of campus sports, and the consolidation of students...

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DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E8: Coronavirus cancellations, NFL CBA and free agency

March 16, 2020

On this week’s episode of Double Coverage with Mack and Shaun, the two discuss the various sports world cancellations caused by the spread of coronavirus, how Shaun was in the Golden 1 Center when a...

STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Coronavirus update, Super Tuesday and more

March 12, 2020

The State Hornet is bringing biweekly broadcasts to Sacramento State. Our third broadcast includes updates about the coronavirus, students participating in Super Tuesday on campus a and thoughts on the...

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DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E7: Tom Brady, Rockets’ Small Ball, Lakers’ Championship Chances

March 9, 2020

On this week’s episode of Double Coverage, Mack and Shaun discuss where Tom Brady might go if he chooses to leave New England after becoming a free agent for the first time in his career. Then, the two...

[Video] #SacStateSays: ‘What are you looking for in California’s primary election?’

March 3, 2020

California has its earliest presidential primary date since 2008, and potential voters are not spoiled for choice. The biggest state in the country has 494 delegates at stake in the democratic nomination...

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DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E6: NFL Combine, Harden vs. Giannis, Special Guest Jason Jones

March 2, 2020

On this week’s episode of Double Coverage with Mack and Shaun, the two discuss this year’s NFL Combine and whether it is truly necessary as well as the new NBA media feud between James Harden of the...

STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Voting, baseball and hit-and-runs

February 25, 2020

The State Hornet is bringing biweekly broadcasts to Sacramento State. Our second broadcast includes students’ thoughts on what voting means to them, hit-and-runs on campus and Sac State baseball player...

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DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E5: Kobe Bryant memories, NFL CBA talks, Wilder vs. Fury II

February 24, 2020

For this week’s episode of Double Coverage, hosts Shaun Holkko and Mack Ervin III are joined by State Hornet staffer Garry Singh to discuss their favorite Kobe Bryant moments following his celebration...

#SacStateSays: ‘What are your thoughts on the Houston Astros’ cheating controversy?’

Students react to the Astros’ sign stealing
February 22, 2020

The State Hornet asked Sacramento State students what they think about the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal, the critical responses from players in the league and Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob...

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DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E4: All-Stars, Astros, Kings

February 18, 2020

On this week’s episode of Double Coverage with Mack Ervin III and Shaun Holkko, the duo discuss All-Star Weekend, the Astros scandal and the status of the Sacramento Kings franchise. Music: Funkorama...

[Video] #SacStateSays: ‘What’s your best and worst date?’

February 14, 2020

For Valentine’s Day, The State Hornet set out to ask students about the dates they want to remember forever and the one’s they would rather forget.  

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