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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Matthew Nobert, Author

All content by Matthew Nobert
Sacramento State senior goalkeeper James Del Curto blocks a shot on goal by UC Irvine senior midfielder Giovanni Godoy Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at Hornet Field.

[Photo] Sac State alumni drafted to minor league teams, goalkeeper records 200 saves

September 28, 2020

Sacramento State senior goalkeeper James Del Curto blocks a shot on goal by UC Irvine senior midfielder Giovanni Godoy Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at Hornet Field.

The WELL at Sacramento State will begin providing outdoor services Thursday. Its DIY Outdoor Fitness, which utilizes The WELLs exercise equipment moved outside, will require reservations.

[Photo] The WELL to reopen outdoors Thursday

September 15, 2020

The WELL at Sacramento State will begin providing outdoor services Thursday. Its "DIY Outdoor Fitness", which utilizes The WELL's exercise equipment moved outside, will require reservations.

The WELL at Sac State will close until further notice after 6 p.m. Monday in an effort to mitigate COVID-19.

[Photo] The WELL at Sac State to close indefinitely citing coronavirus concerns

March 16, 2020

The WELL at Sac State will close until further notice after 6 p.m. Monday in an effort to mitigate COVID-19.

Sacramento State freshman running back and kick returner Elijah Dotson attempts to avoid a defender during Sep.9 game against Incarnate Word at Hornet Stdium. The kick return is one of the most exciting plays in football, but might go extinct due to concerns for player safety.

[Photo] OPINION: Increasing touchbacks mean ruining one facet of collegiate football

May 17, 2018

Sacramento State freshman running back and kick returner Elijah Dotson attempts to avoid a defender during Sep.9 game against Incarnate Word at Hornet Stdium. The kick return is one of the most exciting...

Sacramento State junior defender Jack Larter fights through three California State University, Northridge defenders to advance the ball Sept. 28 at Hornet Field.

Men’s soccer team ends season with overtime loss at CSUN

November 2, 2017

The Sacramento State’s men’s soccer team ended its season with a 3-2 overtime loss against California State University, Northridge, on Wednesday at the Matador Soccer Field in Los Angeles. Sac State,...

Sacramento State sophomore midfielder Christian Webb fights off UC Santa Barbara freshman defender Adrian Adames Oct. 18 at Hornet Field. Sac State will play CSUN Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Matador Soccer Field in Los Angeles, California.

Hornets receive ‘revenge match’ against CSUN in Big West Tournament

October 30, 2017

The Sacramento State men’s soccer team is headed back to the playoffs for the second straight season and will be meeting a familiar foe. The Hornets (8-8-2, 4-4-2 Big West Conference) will kick off...

The leaders of Sac State, meaning the faculty and administrators, need to be trained on how to react when they and those who are in position to lead know an active shooter is in the area.

[Photo] VIDEO: The appeal of guns

October 25, 2017

The leaders of Sac State, meaning the faculty and administrators, need to be trained on how to react when they and those who are in position to lead know an active shooter is in the area.

Sacramento State freshman forward Justin Bedig gets control of the ball as he works downfield against the University of the Pacific Aug. 26 at Hornet Field. Bedig is one of 10 freshmen to join the team this season.

Inexperienced freshmen help keep men’s soccer playoff hopes afloat

October 16, 2017

After making program history last year in the postseason, the Sacramento State men’s soccer team is looking to be on the same path but with a younger, less-experienced team. The Hornets finished...

Sacramento State senior midfielder Paul Geyer charges toward the goal against UC Irvine Saturday, Sept. 30 at Hornet Field. Geyer scored one goal and recorded one assist in Sac States 3-3 draw against UC Irvine.

Sac State men’s soccer ends with stalemate against UC Irvine

October 1, 2017

The Sacramento State men’s soccer team failed to hold onto a 3-1 lead while giving up two straight goals against UC Irvine to force double overtime and an eventual 3-3 draw Saturday at Hornet Field....

Guests of the second annual Sacramento State Farm-to-Fork dinner on the Guy West Bridge sit at their tables, waiting to be served by the student servers from on-campus restaurant Epicure on Wednesday. This years dinner focused on the lives of farm laborers and their work.

GALLERY: 2nd Farm-to-Fork dinner celebrates farmers on Guy West Bridge

September 14, 2017

This year's Farm-to-Fork dinner on the Guy West Bridge was held on Wednesday, celebrating the lives of farm laborers and their work. The menu of the night included herb-roasted chicken glazed in a lemon...

Sacramento State senior defender Amanda Mielke battles for the ball against UNLV forward Michaela Morris Friday, Sept. 1 at Hornet Field. Sac State defeated the Rebels 1-0 with a goal in the last few minutes of action.

Sac State battles to begin women’s soccer season

September 5, 2017

It's only been a few weeks of action, but the Sacramento State women’s soccer team is battle tested. The Hornets have begun the year with a 3-2 record and every contest has been decided within one...

Sacramento State freshman forward Justin Bedig gets control of the ball as he works downfield against the University of the Pacific Aug. 26 at Hornet Field. Bedig is one of 10 freshmen to join the team this season.

Turnover creates challenges for men’s soccer team

September 5, 2017

The Sacramento State men’s soccer team had a record setting season last year after making it into the Big West Tournament semifinals for the first time and having seven players earn all-conference honors. However...

Sacramento State junior forward Brad Bumgarner runs past CSU Bakersfield opponents Friday, Sept. 1 at Hornet Field. The Roadrunners defeated Sac State 1-0 in overtime.

Sac State soccer programs split doubleheader against UNLV, CSU Bakersfield

September 2, 2017

After battling in temperatures of 100-plus degrees, Sacramento State came away with a split as the women’s soccer team defeated UNLV and the men’s program fell to CSU Bakersfield during Friday’s...

ICYMI: 5 sporting events you may have missed this summer

ICYMI: 5 sporting events you may have missed this summer

August 29, 2017

While a majority of Sacramento State students took a break during the summer, the university's athletes and alumni continued in their respective sports. These athletic endeavors occurred on a college,...

Sacramento State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson looks to throw the ball downfield during training camp Aug. 21 at Hornet Stadium.

[Photo] 5 biggest questions headed into football season

August 22, 2017

Sacramento State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson looks to throw the ball downfield during training camp Aug. 21 at Hornet Stadium.

Sacramento State sophomore Mikus Losbergs backhands the ball during a singles match against Grand Canyon at the Golden State Invite at the Sac State Tennis Courts on Saturday, March 11.

Sac State men’s tennis sophomore Mikus Losbergs

April 28, 2017

Learning English wasn't easy for Sacramento State tennis sophomore Mikus Losbergs. Now, the Latvia-native can tell the story of a unique holiday celebrated in his home country in English with ease. Go...

Sacramento State mens tennis player junior Christopher Clayton squares up to return the ball during singles play against Drexel University at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club on March 30 in Sacramento, California. Sac State won the match 5-2 and moved to 8-10 on the season. (Photo By: Matthew Nobert)

Sac State men’s tennis junior Christopher Clayton

April 28, 2017

Sacramento State men's tennis junior Christopher Clayton quickly learned Sacramento's weather is alot different from Bristol, England. Watch the video to learn his story and what he misses from back home. Go...

Sacramento State sophomore Dom Miller backhands the ball during a doubles match against Grand Canyon at the Golden State Invite at the Sac State Tennis Courts on Saturday, March 11. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Sac State men’s tennis sophomore Dom Miller

April 25, 2017

Growing up in New Zealand left Sacramento State tennis sophomore Dom Miller with some unforgettable memories. Watch the video to learn about his traumatic experience on a ferry and his thoughts on America. Go...

Sacramento State junior Kasparas Zemaitelis backhands the ball during a doubles match against Grand Canyon at the Golden State Invite at the Sac State Tennis Courts on Saturday, March 11.

Sac State men’s tennis junior Kasparas Zemaitelis

April 22, 2017

Sacramento State junior Kasparas Zemaitelis traveled to the U.S. from his home in Kaunas, Lithuania to play tennis. Follow The State Hornet as we profile each player to learn more about their stories. Go...

Sacramento State sophomore Amari Jones competes in the womens 4x100 meter relay during the 12th annual Causeway Classic Friday at Toomey Field in Davis, California. The womens team finished second to UC Davis by the score of 110-81. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Sac State men finish first, women take second in Causeway Classic

April 22, 2017

The Sacramento State track and field team visited UC Davis for the 12th annual Causeway Classic dual meet Friday where the men took the win, but the women left in defeat. Sac State saw personal bests...

A rendering shows Sacramento State’s Hornet Hyperloop pod. The pod will be able to travel around 200 mph and the full-scale vehicle has the potential to move at supersonic speeds, allowing a trip from LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes. (Photo courtesy of Paul Orozco and the Hornet Hyperloop team)

Hornet Hyperloop in final round of Elon Musk’s SpaceX competition

April 19, 2017

In 2013, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced his concept for the Hyperloop and the world could not wait to see what he would build. But Musk decided to pitch the building of his transportation...

Sacramento State mens tennis player freshman Louis Chabot reaches to return the ball during singles play against the University of Hawaii on April 5 at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club in Sacramento Califronia. Sac State defeated Hawaii 7-0 moving them to (10-10 and 6-2 in the Big Sky). (Photo By: Matthew Nobert)

Sac State men’s tennis freshman Louis Chabut

April 18, 2017

Sacramento State men's tennis freshman Louis Chabut hails from Solignac, France. Watch the video below to learn more about his 5,617 mile journey to Sac State. Go to StateHornet.com/MensTennis...

Tobacco use, including smoking cigarettes, using electronic cigarettes, hookah, snuff and chewing tobacco will not be allowed on all CSU campuses effective Sept. 1.

[Photo] Tobacco to be banned at all CSUs effective Sept. 1

April 18, 2017

Tobacco use, including smoking cigarettes, using electronic cigarettes, hookah, snuff and chewing tobacco will not be allowed on all CSU campuses effective Sept. 1.

Sacramento State freshman Louis Chabut is one of five international players on the mens tennis team. (Photo by Sami Soto)

Sac State men’s tennis team built on diversity

April 14, 2017

Five members on the Sacramento State men's tennis team are international players. Follow The State Hornet as we profile each player to learn more about their stories. Go to StateHornet.com/MensTennis...

Donna, left, played by Alex Hernandez, makes a pact with struggling celebrity Rob Fatal, right, as himself, to become the greatest celebrity in La Bamba 2: Hell is a Drag — an all-drag, camp, parody sequel to La Bamba. (Photo courtesy of Rob Fatal)

PRIDE Center alumni to display artwork in Union gallery

April 12, 2017

Iconic symbols and colors, compelling film and fine art surrounding the LGBT rights movement created by alumni of the PRIDE Center and current faculty will be showcased in the “10 Queer Years” gallery...

The California State University Board of Trustees filed a lawsuit against Mondo USA on March 14 due to the appearance and performance of the Sacramento State tracks at Hornet Stadium. (Photo by Sami Soto)

CSU Board of Trustees sue manufacturers of $800K tracks

April 7, 2017

The California State University Board of Trustees filed a lawsuit against manufacturer Mondo USA on March 14 due to the appearance and performance of Sacramento State's $853,270 tracks at Hornet Stadium. The...

Sacramento State junior Celina Matthias pitchs the ball to home plate against Idaho State Friday at Shea Stadium. (Photo by Myha Sanderford)

Sac State softball team drops doubleheader against Idaho State

March 31, 2017

The Sacramento State softball team suffered back-to-back losses in its doubleheader against Idaho State Friday at Shea Stadium. The Hornets fell 6-4 in game one and 4-1 in the second matchup against...

Sacramento State senior Elizabeth Venzon, left, and sophomore Emilia Del Hoyo compete in the 100 meter hurdles as a part of the heptathlon in the Hornet Invitational Friday at Hornet Stadium. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Track and field teams finish second, third in Hornet Invitational

March 19, 2017

Sacramento State hosted over 1,200 athletes in its two-day Hornet Invitational to begin its first on-campus track and field event of the outdoor season on Friday and Saturday at Hornet Stadium. The...

Sacramento State junior jumper Darius Armstead practices for high jump with some run throughs on March 10 at Hornet Stadium. Armstead is on the four-man squad of Sac State jumpers that finished the indoor season ranked fourth in the NCAA for track and field. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Armstead: from struggling student to Sac State standout

March 15, 2017

After being briefly kicked off his high school team and taking a year off from college, junior triple jumper Darius Armstead has found a home at Sacramento State. Armstead, who transferred from Fresno...

Sacramento State mens tennis doubles partners Christopher Clayton, left, and Louis Chabut, right, compete against Northern Colorado during the Golden State Invite Friday at the Sac State tennis courts. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Men’s tennis team shuts out Northern Colorado in 7-0 win

March 11, 2017

The Sacramento State men’s tennis team began the first day of the Golden State Invite with a 7-0 victory Friday over Northern Colorado at the Sac State tennis courts. This Big Sky Conference matchup...

Business students listen in on their lecture during a Student Investment Fund meeting on Feb. 20. The meetings are held every Monday in AIRC 1013. (Photo by Letrice Fowler)

Investment fund lets students manage $470K portfolio

March 7, 2017

Sacramento State’s Student Investment Fund (SIF) tries to provide real life work experience for business students, handling a portfolio worth around $470,000 that holds assets from live stocks traded...

The Sacramento State mens triple-jump team, left to right, Mohamed Abdullah, Gathunga Ndirangu, Jah Strange and Darius Armstead ended the indoor track and field season ranked No. 4 in the country with an average of 14.78 meters. (Photo courtesy of Sacramento State track and field team)

Men’s triple-jump team ends season ranked No. 4 in NCAA

March 6, 2017

The Sacramento State men’s triple-jump team has leaped out of the shadows and is in the spotlight as the fourth-ranked squad in the nation. Sac State freshman Jah Strange, senior Gathunga Ndirangu,...

Sacramento State senior Kasparas Zemaitelis prepares to hit the ball during play against UC Davis Saturday at the Marya Welch Tennis Center. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Men’s tennis team falls 5-2 to UC Davis

February 26, 2017

The Sacramento State men’s tennis team lost 5-2 to UC Davis, but the Hornets expressed confidence at the Marya Welch Tennis Center despite the team’s fourth-straight loss Saturday. “I’m proud...

OP-ED: Misrepresentations abound for conservatives in college

OP-ED: Misrepresentations abound for conservatives in college

February 23, 2017

By Matthew Nobert and Matthew Dyer This is not a cry of victimhood. This is not a plea for pity; this is not meant to speak for the majority and this is not an insinuation that Republicans do not...

Sacramento State junior jumper Darius Armstead practices his high jump during practice on Feb. 15 at Hornet Stadium. Armstead is on the four-man squad of Sac State jumpers that finished the indoor season ranked fourth in the NCAA for track and field. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Hornets look to end indoor track and field season atop Big Sky

February 22, 2017

The Sacramento State’s men’s and women’s track and field teams are getting ready for the end of indoor competition and the beginning of the outdoor season. As Sac State will head to Idaho Thursday...

Sacramento State sophomore Mikus Losbergs earned second team all-Big Sky Conference selection as a true freshman in 2016. Losbergs played for the Latvian national team and ranked in the top 300 in International Tennis Federation. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

From fun to full-time collegiate men’s tennis contender

February 16, 2017

Sacramento State men’s tennis player Mikus Losbergs first picked up a racket for some fun with friends in Marupe, Latvia and soon found himself falling in love with the sport. “When I was seven,...

VIDEO: Twin sisters defy injuries to lead Sac State gymnastics

VIDEO: Twin sisters defy injuries to lead Sac State gymnastics

February 16, 2017

(Video by Matt Nobert and Sami Soto)  

Sacramento State freshman Louis Chabut forehands the ball against Travis Lau of North Dakota at Spare Time Indoor Tennis Center on Friday. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Men’s tennis team remains undefeated in conference with doubleheader wins

February 4, 2017

The Sacramento State’s men’s tennis team earned two wins Friday after beating Southern Utah 7-0 and North Dakota 6-1 to remain undefeated in the Big Sky Conference. Though the Hornets had to play...

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