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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

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Sacramento State sophomore James Outman celebrates with teammates after scoring a run against Northern Kentucky at John Smith Field on Feb. 26. (Photo by Cameron Leng)

Sac State wins WAC title, advances to play Stanford in NCAA Regional

May 29, 2017

After capturing the Western Athletic Conference championship in the conference tournament at Hohokam Stadium from May 24-27, the Sacramento State baseball team will play Stanford University on Thursday...

(Graphic by Vu Chau)

Justin Dillon voted ‘Best Male Athlete’ at Sac State

May 11, 2017

Click here for full results. Senior pitcher Justin Dillon took the honor of best Sacramento State male athlete after making history in his final season — throwing the first no-hitter in the baseball...

Sacramento State victim advocate Hailey Vincent previously volunteered for WEAVE on its 24-hour hotline and at safehouses. She has served as Sac States victim advocate since February. (Photo by Michael Zhang)

WATCH: Victim advocate helps students know their options after sexual assault

May 10, 2017

In Sacramento State’s efforts to combat sexual violence, Hailey Vincent has served as the victim advocate on campus since February. The victim advocate position has been filled at Sac State...

Sacramento State senior Trent Goodrich swings and makes contact against the Nevada Wolf Pack Tuesday at John Smith Field. (Photo by Max Jacobs)

Late rally not enough for Sac State in 6-5 loss

May 2, 2017

The Sacramento State baseball team lost 6-5 against the Nevada Wolf Pack despite a two-run ninth inning Tuesday at John Smith Field. The Hornets, which won the first matchup 7-5 at Nevada on March...

Sacramento State freshman pitcher Parker Brahms throws the ball for a strike against CSU Bakersfield on April 29 at John Smith Field. Brahms was named the Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for the period of April 17-23.
 (Photo by Andre Newell)

Sac State freshman pitcher fits right into starting rotation

May 2, 2017

Sacramento State freshman pitcher Parker Brahms has had no problem fitting into the Hornets pitching rotation in his first year of collegiate baseball. Following Brahms' start against Seattle University...

Vox Now performs at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival on April 2 in Monterey, California. (Photo courtesy of Gaw Vang Williams)

Sac State vocal groups encore with top spots at renowned jazz festival

May 2, 2017

For back-to-back years, Sac State has taken first place at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival in the vocal jazz group category. With Sac State vocal group C-Sus Voices taking top honors in 2016,...

Sacramento State freshman pitcher Parker Brahms throws the ball for a strike against CSU Bakersfield Saturday at John Smith Field. (Photo by Andre Newell)

Sac State baseball team drops 3rd-straight home series

April 30, 2017

The Sacramento State baseball team won one out of three games in its series against CSU Bakersfield over the weekend at John Smith Field. This marks the third-straight home series the Hornets have lost....

Photos by Max Jacobs

#SacStateSays: Where will you smoke when the ban takes effect?

April 26, 2017

CSU Chancellor Timothy White issued an executive order on April 7 stipulating that tobacco use will be banned on all campuses in the system effective Sept. 1. We asked Sacramento State students who smoke...

According to the NCAA, 23 percent of college athletes reported receiving a prescription for a pain medication and 6 percent reported using an opioid without a prescription in the prior year.
 (Photo illustration by David Richards)

Injuries, presence of painkillers a reality for NCAA student-athletes

April 20, 2017

In the game of football, the presence of injury is not just a risk — it is a statistical probability for anyone who puts on the pads. There are more than 20,000 injuries per year at the collegiate...

Roderick Hickman, center, and partner Elizabeth Ferreira, center-right, pose with their team after winning first place at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Denver in February. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Felten / Theater and Dance Department)

Sac State actor places first at his first acting competition, will now compete at nationals

April 19, 2017

Sacramento State theater student Roderick Hickman is one of eight students in the nation competing in the 2017 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington D.C. Hickman, a junior transfer...

Sacramento State freshman Dawsen Bacho celebrates hitting a home run with freshman Ricky Martinez against San Francisco Monday at John Smith Field. (Photo by Max Jacobs)

Offensive explosion leads Sac State baseball team over Dons 9-5

April 17, 2017

The Sacramento State baseball team put together three home runs and 15 hits en route to a 9-5 win over the San Francisco Dons Monday at John Smith Field. The Hornets — who only took one game of the...

Sacramento State junior transfer quarterback Wyatt Clapper throws the ball for a touchdown during the May 12 spring football scrimmage at Hornet Stadium. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Hornets’ spring showcase fires up students, alumni for football season

April 16, 2017

The Sacramento State football team held its final spring scrimmage in front of alumni Friday at Hornet Stadium as the team prepares to enter the 2017 season next fall. Last season, the Hornets —...

Sacramento State senior Justin Dillon pitches against New Mexico State on April 13 at John Smith Field. (Photo by Ricardo Coronado)

Hornets drop 2 games in series against New Mexico State

April 15, 2017

The Sacramento State baseball team lost two games in a three-game series against the New Mexico State Aggies this weekend at John Smith Field. Along with losing two out of three games against Grand...

Sacramento State sophomore James Outman celebrates with his teammates after hitting a home run against UC Davis on April 11 at John Smith Field. (Photo by Max Jacobs)

Hornets’ home run achieves revenge over UC Davis baseball

April 11, 2017

The Sacramento State baseball team avenged its April 4 loss against UC Davis with a 1-0 win at John Smith Field Tuesday night. The Hornets grabbed the victory despite only getting one hit in the game...

Sacramento State sophomore James Outman swings and makes contact against Grand Canyon Friday at John Smith Field. (Photo by Max Jacobs)

Sac State baseball drops weekend series against Grand Canyon

April 9, 2017

The Sacramento State baseball team lost twice in its three-game series against Grand Canyon over the weekend at John Smith Field. Sac State’s victory Saturday marked the first loss for Grand Canyon...

Sacramento State junior pitcher Michael Warning winds up to throw against Fresno State Wednesday at John Smith Field. (Photo by Max Jacobs)

Bulldogs’ 5-run first inning puts Sac State away early

April 5, 2017

The Sacramento State baseball team was shut out for the second time this season in a 9-0 loss to Fresno State Wednesday night at John Smith Field. The Hornets, who fell 7-6 to rival UC Davis last night,...

Sacramento State freshman catcher Dawsen Bacho swings and makes contact against the University of the Pacific Tuesday at John Smith Field. (Photo by Max Jacobs)

Hornets cruise to 9-1 win, end three-game losing streak

March 28, 2017

The Sacramento State baseball team cruised to a 9-1 victory over the University of the Pacific Tigers Tuesday night at John Smith Field. Despite the one-sided victory for Sac State (12-11, 0-3 Western...

Sacramento State right-handed senior pitcher Justin Dillon pitches the ball towards home plate for the final out of a no-hitter against Northern Kentucky at John Smith Field on Feb. 23. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Senior pitcher Justin Dillon doesn’t battle injuries anymore — just batters

March 14, 2017

MLB scouts and fans packed the stands of John Smith Field to watch Sacramento State right-handed senior Justin Dillon pitch on March 9 against the Penn State Nittany Lions. Professional scouts from...

Sacramento State junior Ian Dawkins makes contact with the ball against Penn State Saturday at John Smith Field. (Photo by Max Jacobs)

Hornets come up short in finale against Penn State, 6-1

March 11, 2017

The Sacramento State baseball team struggled to get on base Saturday during its 6-1 loss to Penn State at John Smith Field. The Hornets (8-6) posted 11 runs Friday against the Nittany Lions, but could...

Sacramento State junior left fielder Andrew McWilliam swings at a pitch against Penn State Friday at John Smith Field. (Photo by Max Jacobs)

Hornets dominate Penn State baseball team, 11-3

March 11, 2017

The Sacramento State baseball team entered the winning column for the first time in a week after cruising to an 11-3 win over Penn State Friday at John Smith Field. The Hornets (8-5) posted 14 hits...

Sacramento State freshman Ricky Martinez swings before making contact with the ball against Penn State Thursday at John Smith Field. (Photo by Myha Sandeford)

Sac State baseball team drops series opener against Penn State, 4-2

March 10, 2017

The Sacramento State baseball team returned home with a 4-2 loss to Penn State in the first matchup of a three-game series at John Smith Field Thursday night. Sac State senior pitcher Justin Dillon...

Oregon State University Deputy Athletic Director Mark Massari addresses Sacramento State students, faculty and alumni about his plans if hired as the new athletic director of the university at Terrace Suite in The WELL. (Photo by Nicole Fowler)

Sac State holds public forums in search for new athletic director

March 8, 2017

The Sacramento State community was invited to The WELL to watch presentations from all four candidates for the position of athletic director during the week of Feb. 27. Students, faculty, and alumni...

Sacramento State sophomore James Outman celebrates with teammates after scoring a run against Northern Kentucky at John Smith Field on Feb. 26. (Photo by Cameron Leng)

Baseball team off to hot start in 2017

March 2, 2017

Despite initial cold and rainy weather, the Sacramento State baseball team has been heating up the John Smith Field as it begins the 2017 season. After hosting its two opening series this season, Sac...

Sacramento State sophomore James Outman celebrates with teammates after scoring a run against Northern Kentucky at John Smith Field on Feb. 26. (Photo by Cameron Leng)

Baseball team completes four-game sweep over Northern Kentucky

February 27, 2017

Sacramento State captured a four-game sweep over the Northern Kentucky baseball team Sunday, winning 12-11 after coming back from two separate four-run deficits at John Smith Field. Sac State junior...

Sacramento State sophomore right fielder James Outman celebrates with teammates after he hits a home run against Northern Kentucky Saturday at John Smith Field. (Photo by Andro Palting)

Hornets blowout Northern Kentucky baseball team 10-0

February 26, 2017

Sacramento State cruised to a 10-0 victory over Northern Kentucky Saturday afternoon, making it three-straight wins for the baseball team in the four-game series. Sac State freshman Parker Brahms pitched...

Sacramento State senior shortstop Trent Goodrich swings and makes contact with the ball against Northern Kentucky Friday at John Smith Field. (Photo by Myha Sanderford)

Baseball team rallies with walk-off hit in extra innings

February 25, 2017

Following Justin Dillon’s historic no-hitter Thursday, the Sacramento State baseball team continued its knack for dramatic endings after a walk-off 6-5 win over Northern Kentucky Friday at John Smith...

Sacramento State right-handed senior pitcher Justin Dillon celebrates with freshman catcher Dawsen Bacho after throwing a no-hitter against Northern Kentucky at John Smith Field on Feb. 23. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Dillon throws historic no-hitter in 2-0 win over Northern Kentucky

February 24, 2017

Sacramento State senior pitcher Justin Dillon made history after providing the Hornets its first Division I no-hitter in a 2-0 shutout win over Northern Kentucky Thursday night at John Smith Field. Dillon,...

Sacramento State senior infielder Brandon Hunley swings and makes contact for a base hit against Washington State Saturday at John Smith Field. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Sac State baseball team ousted 4-3 by Washington State

February 19, 2017

The Sacramento State baseball team failed to string three consecutive victories together Sunday afternoon, losing against Washington State 4-3 in its first game back after sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader. The...

Sacramento State football alumnus Josh Latham played for the Hornets from 2013 to 2015. Latham signed a three-year contract with the New York Jets on Feb. 6. (Photo courtesy of Bob Solorio/Sac State Athletics)

Former Sac State long snapper signs with New York Jets

February 15, 2017

From practicing with his older brother in the front lawn of their childhood home to the NFL, former Sacramento State long snapper Josh Latham’s professional football career has begun. Latham, who...

Central Catholic High School seniors Montell and DaRon Bland, with high school football coach Roger Canepa by their side, signed their letter of intent on Feb. 1 to attend UC Davis and Sacramento State, respectively, in the fall of 2017. (Photo courtesy of Brett Butler/The Performance Lab)

Sac State football recruit to face cousin in Causeway Classic

February 8, 2017

After national signing day, the 2017 Causeway Classic has the makings of a family feud written all over it. Cousins DaRon and Montell Bland, football standouts at Central Catholic High School in Modesto,...

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