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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Richard Ivanowski, Author

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Sac State senior guard Camariah King guards UC Davis senior guard Katie Toole against the Aggies on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at The Pavilion. The Hornets lost 88-84 on the road at Seattle University on Friday.

Seattle natives can’t secure hometown road win for Sac State women’s basketball team

Hornets drop fourth consecutive game, lose 88-84 to Seattle University
December 6, 2019

Despite traveling 750 miles from campus, some of the Sacramento State women’s basketball team felt right at home for their road game against Seattle University on Friday.  Senior forward Kennedy...

Sac State senior guard Gabi Bade drives to the basket against UC Davis on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at The Pavilion. The Hornets lost to the Aggies 77-75 in double-overtime.

Double-overtime causeway thriller ends in defeat for Sac State women’s basketball team

Kennedy Nicholas scores 30 points but fouls out in deciding seconds
November 26, 2019

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team traversed the Yolo Causeway to visit local rival UC Davis, just a short 18 miles from their home campus, in search of a much-needed win. The Hornets (1-4)...

Sac State sophomore point guard Milee Enger pursues a loose ball in the third quarter at Nevada on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nevada. The Hornets lost on the road to Cal Poly on Wednesday 62-43.

Sac State women’s basketball team’s shooting woes lead to 62-43 loss at Cal Poly

Hornets make only 1 field goal in the 4th quarter
November 20, 2019

The last two times the Sacramento State women’s basketball team faced off against Cal Poly, it won both games in nail biting fashion, with final scores of 88-85 in 2018 and 97-96 in 2016.  But when...

The Hornets bench watches their starters build an early lead in the first half of their season opener against Nevada on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nevada. Sac State lost 73-67 to San Jose State on the road Sunday.

Sac State women’s basketball team loses to San Jose State 73-67

Despite an early 10-point lead, the Hornets fall short on the road
November 17, 2019

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team suffered a tough loss at San Jose State University Sunday afternoon, falling short by a final score of 73-67. Sac State (1-2) head coach Bunky Harkleroad...

Sac State sophomore guard Emily Enochs drives to the basket against Cal State Maritime Academy on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at The Nest. The Hornets beat the Keelhaulers 86- 55.

Sac State women’s basketball team gets statement win in 86-55 home opener

Hornets never let their foot off the gas against CSU Maritime
November 13, 2019

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team hosted their first game of the season Wednesday night at The Nest, forcing 42 turnovers and winning emphatically 86-55. The visiting California State Maritime...

Sac State senior guard Camariah King lines up along the key between two former Nevada Wolf Pack teammates on Saturday, Nov. 9 in Reno, Nevada. King says Nevadas decision to move on from her came as a shock.

Sac State graduate transfer is ready to leave emotional homecoming behind her

Camariah King struggled in matchup with former team
November 12, 2019

Saturday evening, Sacramento State senior guard Camariah King stood outside the visitors’ locker room at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nevada – the building where she played 49 college games.  The...

Sac State senior guard Camariah King stretches at midcourt in Lawlor Events Centor on Saturday, Nov. 9 in Reno, Nevada. King played in Reno for her 49th and final time as a collegiate Saturday.

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November 12, 2019

Sac State senior guard Camariah King stretches at midcourt in Lawlor Events Centor on Saturday, Nov. 9 in Reno, Nevada. King played in Reno for her 49th and final time as a collegiate Saturday.

Sac State sophomore forward Tiana Johnson battles Nevada sophomore forward Imani Lacy for the opening tip on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nevada. The Hornets led after the first half, but ultimately lost 83-72 to the Wolf Pack.

Sac State women’s basketball team gets out-muscled in season opener

Hornets started strong but failed to finish without star forward
November 10, 2019

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team opened their season on Saturday afternoon against the University of Nevada, Reno in a hard-fought battle. Despite a strong start, the Hornets (0-1) fell...

From left, Sacramento State womens basketball seniors, guard Camariah King, forward Kennedy Nicholas and guard Gabi Bade pose for a photo Thursday, Oct. 31 at Yosemite Hall. The Hornets ended the 2018-19 season with a record of 10-19 and a six-game losing streak.

Sac State women’s basketball team shakes up its strategy for new season

3 seniors leading the charge for Hornets after disappointing prior season
November 4, 2019

The 2018-19 season did not go the way that anyone on the Sacramento State women’s basketball team wanted.  Last season, the Hornets went 10-19, recording their fifth consecutive losing season. The...

Sac State senior guard Gabi Bade prepares to pass during a 71-62 loss against Eastern Washington Feb. 28 at the Nest. The womens basketball ball team will open their 2019-2020 season Nov. 9 at Nevada.

SPORTS PODCAST: A new offensive strategy for Sac State women’s basketball team

October 29, 2019

Coach Bunky Harkleroad describes last year’s basketball season, which ended with a six-game losing streak, as a disappointment and breaks down what went wrong. Senior players Camariah King, Gabi Bade...

Cody Demps poses for a photo Oct. 2 at Roosevelt Park in Sacramento. Demps is the first Hornet to sign with an NBA team after signing a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings in March.

Sac State alumnus Cody Demps plans to return to NBA

The former Hornet received a 10-day contract in March
October 23, 2019

In March of 2019, Sacramento State had its first alumnus reach the highest level of professional basketball as Cody Demps signed with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. Demps, who played the maximum of four...

Dave Deuce Mason and Morgan Mo Ragan pose for a photo on the job Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Golden 1 Center. Deuce and Mo have been creating content for the Sacramento Kings since 2015.

Former Hornets Deuce and Mo make their mark in Sacramento broadcasting

The duo “do it all” in an evolving sports media landscape
October 17, 2019

In recent years, former Sacramento State students Dave “Deuce” Mason and Morgan “Mo” Ragan have become two of the most recognizable voices and faces of the Sacramento and San Joaquin sports media...

Dave Deuce Mason and Morgan Mo Ragan, hosts of the Deuce & Mo Podcast swung by the State Hornet newsroom to record a podcast. Deuce and & Mo both attended Sac State.

SPORTS PODCAST: Breaking down broadcast with Deuce and Mo

October 15, 2019

What does it take to make it as a sports broadcaster? Dave "Deuce" Mason and Morgan “Mo” Ragan, hosts of the Deuce & Mo podcast and the play-by-play voice and color commentators for the Stockton...

Sac State mens basketball team captain Joshua Patton takes a morning walk through campus Wednesday Oct. 2. His teammates and coaches call him an old soul for his hobby.

Sac State’s high-flying center stays grounded with long walks

October 10, 2019

Not every Sacramento State student knows Joshua Patton’s name, but there’s a chance they’re familiar with his face. Patton’s visage can be found all over the university on promotional posters...

Sac State mens basketball team captain Joshua Patton takes a morning walk through campus Wednesday Oct. 2. His teammates and coaches call him an old soul for his hobby.

Sac State’s high-flying center stays grounded with long walks

Joshua Patton finds value in the simple things
October 7, 2019

Not every Sacramento State student knows Joshua Patton’s name, but there’s a chance they’re familiar with his face. Patton’s visage can be found all over the university on promotional posters...

Former Sac State defender Abraham Rosales shields the ball away from former Sac Republic FC forward Gabe Gissie during a friendly match at Hornet Field on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. It was recently announced that MLS may be coming to Sacramento very soon.

With MLS team potentially incoming, Sac State’s soccer athletes have pro-level dreams

Hornets have deep links with Sac Republic FC
September 17, 2019

Sacramento State’s men’s soccer team lost two of their last three games, but they may have a major boost to their long-term prospects after recent developments with a local professional club. The...

State Hornet sports features writer Richard Ivanowski and his wife Kate walk down the aisle at their wedding on Saturday, June 15 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

TESTIMONIAL: How a viral tweet became the defining feature of my wedding day

How one writer wore a Sacramento Kings jersey to his wedding
September 9, 2019

Getting married is serious business. It involves months of intense planning and staggering amounts of money. It means pledging your life to another person, often with spoken vows that include words like...

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