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The State Hornet

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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

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Sacramento State true-sophomore quarterback Nate Ketteringham is sacked by North Dakota defensive lineman Nick Schmitz on Oct. 8 at Hornet Stadium. Ketteringham finished the season completing 165 of his 328 passing attempts for 1,977 yards, 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. (Photo by Michael Zhang)

Young roster suffers another 2-9 football season

Ryan Lewis
December 7, 2016

Although finishing with 2-9 records in consecutive seasons, the Sacramento State football team significantly increased its offensive production and total points in 2016 from the previous season. However,...

Womens golf team finishes first half of season on top

Women’s golf team finishes first half of season on top

Ryan Lewis
December 6, 2016

The Sacramento State women’s golf team closed its final tournament of 2016 with a first-place team finish in Hawaii on Nov. 3. The Hornets have competed in four tournaments through the first half...

Sacramento State sophomore midblocker Brie Gathright spikes the ball against Northern Arizona at Colberg Court on Oct. 27. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Volleyball team achieves 20-win total for second straight season

Ryan Lewis
December 1, 2016

The Sacramento State volleyball season came to a close earlier than anticipated after losing in the second round of the Big Sky Tournament in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Sac State (20-12, 13-3 Big Sky)...

Sacramento State sophomore tight end John McGill leaps for the ball between two UC Davis defenders at Aggie Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 19. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Hornets fall to UC Davis in Causeway Classic 48-30

Ryan Lewis
November 20, 2016

Sacramento State was unable to string together consistent offensive drives and fell to UC Davis in its final regular-season game in the 63rd annual Causeway Classic at Aggie Stadium, 48-30. Cross-town...

Sacramento State senior setter Kennedy Kurtz sets the ball for a teammate against Portland State Nov. 5 at Colberg Court.

Sac State setter assists women’s volleyball team to success

Ryan Lewis
November 9, 2016

The Sacramento State women’s volleyball team not only has a player ranked fifth in the nation in assists, but a junior the team can count on to take the lead. Sac State junior setter Kennedy Kurtz...

Sacramento State outside hitter Shannon Boyle spikes the ball against Portland State Nov. 5, 2016 at Colberg Court.

Hornets defeat Portland State 3-1, continue six-game volleyball winning streak

Ryan Lewis
November 6, 2016

Sacramento State defeated Portland State 3-1 on Saturday, and the women’s volleyball team is riding a six-game winning streak with two games remaining before the Big Sky Tournament. After winning...

Sacramento State  head coach Inoke Waqavesi guides the womens rugby club during drills next to Hornet Field on Oct. 20. The club has made a return to competing at the Division II level. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Women’s rugby club readies for Division II competition

Ryan Lewis
October 31, 2016

Sacramento State women’s rugby has successfully made a return to Division II competition and are on a mission to show that the sporting club is here to stay. Former club President Kristina Johnson...

Sacramento State sophomore middle blocker Brie Gathright blocks Sophie Miller of Eastern Washington at Colberg Court on Saturday, Oct. 22. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Women’s volleyball team prepares for postseason push

Ryan Lewis
October 27, 2016

Sacramento State women’s volleyball is currently in the midst of a four-game homestand, but the team is also battling for a spot in the Big Sky Tournament as well. The Hornets (13-11, 7-3 Big Sky)...

Former Sacramento State students Morgan Ragan and Dave Mason put their love for sports into a podcast called The Deuce and Mo Podcast. Their podcast passed the 100-episode milestone on Sept. 13. (Photo courtesy of Morgan Ragan)

Sac State alumni adapt from sports radio to podcasts

Ryan Lewis
October 24, 2016

Dave Mason and Morgan Ragan were once students attending Sacramento State with dreams of pursuing a career in sports journalism — now they’re putting those aspirations to work. Mason and Ragan currently...

Former Sacramento State linebacker Todd Davis kisses the Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos. (Photo courtesy of Todd Davis)

‘I was meant to be here’: Former Hornet embraces football

Ryan Lewis
October 19, 2016

From undrafted rookie linebacker out of Sacramento State to jokingly complaining about his overall rating in the newest Madden football video game, it's safe to say Todd Davis has enjoyed his football...

Sacramento State sophomore quarterback Nate Ketteringham is sacked by two Montana defenders on Oct. 15 at Washington–Grizzly Stadium. (Photo courtesy of John Sieber/Montana Athletics)

Sac State football suffer lopsided loss at Montana, 68-7

Ryan Lewis
October 16, 2016

Sacramento State looked for its first ever road victory against Montana at Washington–Grizzly Stadium, but any hope of success was shunned before the end of the first half on Saturday. Montana (5-1,...

Sacramento State foward Cylus Sandoval battles for the ball against UC Riverside midfielder Emilio Huerta on Oct 8, 2016. UC Riverside defeated Sac State 2-0. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

UC Riverside hand Hornets first home loss of season, 2-0

Ryan Lewis
October 9, 2016

In a match that Sacramento State men’s soccer head coach Michael Linenberger described as the best first half of the season, the Hornets earned its first home loss of the year 2-0 against UC Riverside...

Freshmen golfers, Nishtha Madan, left, and Sofie Babic, right, helped Sacramento State to fourth place at the Cougar Cup on Sept. 20. (Photo by Francisco Medina)

New country, same sport for Sac State freshmen golfers

Ryan Lewis
October 3, 2016

Athletes often mention the “love of the game” as their motive for competing, but how many would pack up their bags and move to another country to continue the sport? Two student-athletes on the...

Sophomore Tanner Gueller stands in the pocket against Sacramento State on Sept. 24, 2016 at Holt Arena. (Photo by Julie Hillebrant/Idaho State Athletics)

Hornet football drops fourth straight game to Idaho State, 42-34

Ryan Lewis
September 26, 2016

Sacramento State’s offense came to life in the second half of its Big Sky conference opener, but the team remains winless after falling to Idaho State 42-34 on Saturday, Sept. 24. Sac State (0-4,...

Senior forward Nate Nugen fights off a Utah Valley defender at Hornet Field on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Nugen had one assist in a 3-2 victory for the Hornets. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Hornets stun nationally ranked Utah Valley, 3-2

Ryan Lewis
September 23, 2016

Sacramento State men’s soccer held on to defeat the Utah Valley Wolverines by a final score of 3-2 to remain unbeaten at home on Thursday at Hornet Field. Going into the match, Utah Valley (6-2-0)...

Junior midfielder Amanda Mielke battles for the ball against a Saint Marys defender at Hornet Field on Sept. 18, 2016. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Saint Mary’s comeback spoils Sac State at home, 2-1

Ryan Lewis
September 19, 2016

The Sacramento State women’s soccer team suffered a devastating 2-1 loss after allowing two second-half goals to the visiting Saint Mary’s Gaels at Hornet Field on Sunday. Although Sac State (2-4-2)...

Sacramento State junior wide receiver Isiah Hennie maneuvers away from a Western Oregon defender at Hornet Stadium on Sept. 3, 2016. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Hornets remain winless after 14-7 loss at Weber State

Ryan Lewis
September 17, 2016

Sacramento State ended up on the wrong end of a wild finish after losing to the Weber State Wildcats 14-7 at Stewart Stadium in Ogden, Utah on Saturday. The Hornet defense — which allowed 515 yards...

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