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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Shaun Holkko

Shaun Holkko, Sports writer

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Students walk across the library quad in May 2019. Sac State students unfamiliar with campus will have an opportunity to tour and get familiarized with the university in time before returning to school in fall 2021.

[Photo] FAQ: Everything you need to know about Sac State’s return to campus in fall 2021

May 17, 2021

Students walk across the library quad in May 2019. Sac State students unfamiliar with campus will have an opportunity to tour and get familiarized with the university in time before returning to school...

(File photo) Students walk across the library quad in May 2019. Sac State revealed this week that students returning to campus for the fall 2021 will not be required to have taken the COVID-19 vaccine.

[Photo] Sac State will not require COVID-19 vaccine – students, faculty react

February 13, 2021

(File photo) Students walk across the library quad in May 2019. Sac State revealed this week that students returning to campus for the fall 2021 will not be required to have taken the COVID-19 vaccine.

Sac State junior guard Summer Menke prepares to shoot a free throw against Idaho on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the Nest. Menke led the team in scoring with 18 points, five rebounds and four steals.

[Photo] Sac State’s women’s basketball team swept by Idaho

December 6, 2020

Sac State junior guard Summer Menke prepares to shoot a free throw against Idaho on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the Nest. Menke led the team in scoring with 18 points, five rebounds and four steals.

Sac State junior point guard Milee Enger dribbles up court against Idaho on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Nest. Enger lead the team in both defensive rebounds and assists in the loss.

[Photo] Sac State women’s basketball team drops first game of the season

December 5, 2020

Sac State junior point guard Milee Enger dribbles up court against Idaho on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Nest. Enger lead the team in both defensive rebounds and assists in the loss.

Sac State junior guard William FitzPatrick shoots a 3-pointer against Cal Poly on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the Nest. FitzPatrick transferred from Folsom Lake JC and is one of five local players on the team.

[Photo] From the backyard to the Nest: Sac State men’s basketball embraces local ties

November 19, 2020

Sac State junior guard William FitzPatrick shoots a 3-pointer against Cal Poly on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the Nest. FitzPatrick transferred from Folsom Lake JC and is one of five local players on the team.

MAX’S TABLE: All about In-N-Out Burger

MAX’S TABLE: All about In-N-Out Burger

September 15, 2020
On the first episode of Max’s Table this semester, editor-in-chief Max Connor talks to Sac State alumnus and former State Hornet sports editor Shaun Holkko about In-N-Out Burger.
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.

[Photo] Sac State starting quarterback enters NCAA transfer portal

June 11, 2020

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...

Graphic made using Canva, Picrew

BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS S1E11: Favorite Songs Finale

May 15, 2020

On the final episode of Brooke’s UhlenBops, Brooke asks another set of editors and staffers what their favorite songs are and why those songs mean so much to them.  RELATED: BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS...

Sac State coach Troy Taylor chats with the officials during a match against UC Davis on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Hornet Stadium. Taylor said losing summer camps could be a tough situation since this is where his athletes have a chance to interact.

[Photo] Sac State coaches forced to adapt recruitment efforts amid stay-at-home order

May 15, 2020

Sac State coach Troy Taylor chats with the officials during a match against UC Davis on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Hornet Stadium. Taylor said losing summer camps could be a tough situation since this is where...

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

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...

Former KSSU Sports Director Anthony Rifenburg (left) and Keith Jouganatos broadcast a mens basketball game on Nov. 11, 2018 at the Nest. The KSSU sports departments agreement with the Athletics Department has expired, and will not be renewed.

[Photo] Sac State Athletics Department will no longer broadcast games with student radio station

May 11, 2020

Former KSSU Sports Director Anthony Rifenburg (left) and Keith Jouganatos broadcast a men's basketball game on Nov. 11, 2018 at the Nest. The KSSU sports department's agreement with the Athletics Department...

Sac State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson rushes for a first down against UC Davis on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at Hornet Stadium. The hornet on the pants is flying backwards to represent Sac States alumni.

[Photo] Sac State football team wins ‘Best Team Uniform’

May 4, 2020

Sac State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson rushes for a first down against UC Davis on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at Hornet Stadium. The hornet on the pants is flying backwards to represent Sac State's alumni.

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

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...

Sac State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson rushes for a first down against UC Davis on Nov. 23, 2019 at Hornet Stadium. Thomson had 300 passing yards, 166 rushing yards and three total touchdowns in the 66th Causeway Classic.

Sac State quarterback wins ‘Best Male Athlete’ following historic 2019 season

May 4, 2020

Sac State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson rushes for a first down against UC Davis on Nov. 23, 2019 at Hornet Stadium. Thomson had 300 passing yards, 166 rushing yards and three total touchdowns in the...

Sac State head coach Brian Katz instructs one of his players to enter the game against UC Davis at Golden 1 Center on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Katz recently signed a multi-year extension with the Hornets.

[Photo] Sac State men’s basketball coach on contract extension, basketball shutdowns

April 30, 2020

Sac State head coach Brian Katz instructs one of his players to enter the game against UC Davis at Golden 1 Center on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Katz recently signed a multi-year extension with the Hornets.

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

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,...

Sac State senior pitcher Parker Brahms poses for a photo at practice on Thursday, Feb. 6 at John Smith Field. Brahms was drafted in the 27th round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers but chose to return to Sac State.

Senior pitcher satisfied with return to Sac State, even in shortened 2020 season

Parker Brahms broke the school record for career strikeouts
April 28, 2020

On Jun. 5, 2019, Sacramento State senior pitcher Parker Brahms had a childhood dream come true, being selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. The Los Angeles Dodgers chose the right-handed pitcher...

Sac State pitcher Parker Brahms prepares to throw a pitch during his sophomore year against Santa Clara University at John Smith Field on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Brahms is currently a senior and inactive due to the cancellation of spring athletics.

SPORTS PODCAST: Senior pitcher Parker Brahms on Sac State career

April 24, 2020

On this episode of The State Hornet Sports Podcast, senior pitcher Parker Brahms met with State Hornet sports writer Shaun Holkko to discuss Brahms’ childhood, his baseball career, how he got to Sac...

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

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...

Sac State alumnus Sam Amick interviews Basketball Hall of Famer Earvin Magic Johnson before a Clippers and Lakers game on Oct. 19, 2017 at the Staples Center. Amick currently works as an NBA insider for The Athletic, and was one of the few reporters assigned to work inside the NBA bubble.

Sac State alumnus among top NBA writers at The Athletic

Sam Amick was set to cover 2020 NBA Playoffs before COVID-19 pandemic
April 17, 2020

As a 7-year-old boy, Sam Amick found himself at the Super Bowl XIX media day between the San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins at Stanford Stadium. This was not Amick’s only exposure to the sports...

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

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...

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

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...

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

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...

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

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...

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

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...

Sac State senior center Joshua Patton looks to make a pass against UC Davis senior center Matt Neufeld on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at Golden 1 Center. The NCAA formally announced Friday that it will begin discussions regarding eligibility relief for student-athletes due to seasons being suspended amid the coronavirus outbreak.

NCAA begins talks for eligibility relief amid coronavirus concerns

Sac State senior athletes’ careers may not be over
March 13, 2020

The NCAA announced Friday that it will begin discussions regarding eligibility relief for student-athletes due to spring seasons being suspended amid the COVID-19 outbreak. This decision comes less...

Sac State senior guard Izayah Mauriohooho-Le’afa dribbles the ball down court against Weber State on Wednesday, March 11 at CenturyLink Arena. Sac State spring sports teams seasons have been suspended indefinitely due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Sac State spring sports teams’ seasons suspended amid coronavirus fears

Play may be reinstated later this spring
March 12, 2020

Amid coronavirus fears and a shift to online instruction, all Sacramento State spring sports teams’ seasons have been suspended indefinitely.  The Athletics Department announced Thursday evening...

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...

Sac State sophomore Evan Gibbons throws a pitch against Pacific on March 3, 2020 at John Smith Field. The Hornets lost at San Francisco on on Tuesday, 12-4.

Sac State baseball team struggles in midweek game at San Francisco

Hornets score first, but surrender 9 unanswered runs in 12-4 loss
March 10, 2020

The Sacramento State baseball team continued a season-long 11 game road trip with a 12-4 loss at the University of San Francisco on Tuesday afternoon. The Hornets (9-7) scored first but surrendered...

Sac State sophomore point guard Milee Enger dribbles the ball up court against Northern Colorado on Monday, March 9 at CenturyLink Arena. The Hornets season came to an end with a 79-61 loss to the Bears.

Another first-round exit ends Sac State women’s basketball team’s season

Hornets eliminated by Northern Colorado in Big Sky Tournament with 79-61 loss
March 9, 2020

For the fourth year in a row, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team’s season ended with a first-round exit in the Big Sky Tournament. The Hornets (8-22, 6-14 Big Sky) came into the tournament...

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

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...

Sac State sophomore forward Tiana Johnson prepares to shoot at Yosemite Hall. Johnson has averaged 11.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in the 2019-20 season.

‘I was definitely a late bloomer’: Sac State sophomore forward continues to evolve

March 9, 2020

Sac State sophomore forward Tiana Johnson prepares to shoot at Yosemite Hall. Johnson has averaged 11.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in the 2019-20 season.

Sac State junior righty Scott Randall throws a pitch against UC Irvine on Saturday, March 7 at the Bren Events Center. The Anteaters won the first two games, leading to a series win over the Hornets.

UC Irvine takes first-road series from Sac State baseball team

Hornets avoid sweep with dominant 8-0 victory Sunday
March 8, 2020

For the first time in 2020, the Sacramento State baseball team hit the road to play a three-game series at the University of California, Irvine. The Anteaters (8-7) took the first two games of the series ...

Sac State sophomore forward Tiana Johnson gets instruction from assistant coach Derrick Florence against Portland State on Friday, March 6 at the Nest. The Hornets fell to the Vikings 91-68 on Senior Night.

Sac State women’s basketball team loses to Portland State 91-68 on Senior Night

March 7, 2020

Sac State sophomore forward Tiana Johnson gets instruction from assistant coach Derrick Florence against Portland State on Friday, March 6 at the Nest. The Hornets fell to the Vikings 91-68 on Senior Night....

Sac State freshman second baseman Jorge Bojorquez celebrates his home run with junior shortstop Keith Torres against Pacific on Tuesday, March 3 at John Smith Field. The Hornets defeated the Tigers 9-2.

University of Pacific no match for Sac State baseball team

Hornets hit 3 homers in 9-2 victory over Tigers
March 4, 2020

In the final game of a 12-game homestand to begin the year, the Sacramento State baseball team obliterated the University of Pacific Tigers 9-2. The Hornets (8-4) hit three home runs in the first four...

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

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...

VIDEO: Hornets salvage series against Santa Clara with split

Sac State baseball team wins 6-3 Saturday and 6-1 Sunday
March 2, 2020

The Sacramento State baseball team split a four-game series with Santa Clara over the weekend at The John. Hear from Sac State coach Reggie Christiansen, senior infielder Ryan Walstad and sophomore pitcher...

Sac State sophomore pitcher Travis Adams throws a pitch against Santa Clara on Sunday, March 1 at John Smith Field. The Hornets and Broncos split the four-game series.

Sac State baseball team splits 4-game series with Santa Clara

Broncos win first two, Hornets win Saturday and Sunday
March 1, 2020

Coming off a four-game sweep of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, the Sacramento State baseball team played a four-game series at John Smith Field this weekend against Santa Clara University. The...

Sac State sophomore guard Brooke Panfili attempts to get by Montana sophomore guard  Sophia Stiles on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Dahlberg Arena. The Hornets lost to the Lady Griz 90-45.

Montana doubles up Sac State women’s basketball team

Hornets suffer ugly loss to Lady Griz in road finale
February 29, 2020

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team played its final road game of the season at the University of Montana on Saturday afternoon, seeking redemption after suffering a 44-point loss at Montana...

Sac State sophomore guard Tiana Johnson shoots the ball against Montana State on Thursday, Feb. 27 at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. The Hornets were defeated 113-69 by the Bobcats.

Sac State women’s basketball team demolished at Montana State

Without Nicholas and Bade, Hornets lose to Bobcats 113-69
February 28, 2020

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team attempted to shock the Big Sky Conference with a road win at first-place Montana State on Thursday night to no avail. The Hornets (8-19, 6-12 Big Sky)...

Sac State senior forward Osi Nwachukwu high-fives teammates during pregame introductions before playing UC Davis on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at the Golden 1 Center.

[Photo] SPORTS PODCAST S2E6: One-on-one with Osi Nwachukwu

February 27, 2020

Sac State senior forward Osi Nwachukwu high-fives teammates during pregame introductions before playing UC Davis on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at the Golden 1 Center.

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...

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

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...

VIDEO: How sweep it is: Sac State baseball team takes 4 from Milwaukee

Hornets outscore Panthers 24-6 over the weekend
February 23, 2020

The Sacramento State baseball team swept a four-game series from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee over the weekend in dominant fashion, outscoring the Panthers 24-6. RELATED: Sac State baseball...

Sac State sophomore center fielder Trevor Doyle (left) and senior left fielder Matt Smith (right) both attempt to catch a fly ball against the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee on Sunday, Feb. 23 at John Smith Field. The Hornets swept the four-game series from the Panthers.

Sac State baseball team sweeps 4-game series from Milwaukee

Senior pitcher Parker Brahms sets new program strikeout record with 280 Ks
February 23, 2020

The Sacramento State baseball team bounced back from an opening weekend series loss with a four-game sweep of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee at John Smith Field. The Hornets (5-2) defeated the...

Sac State senior guard Camariah King surveys the floor against Idaho on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Nest. The Hornets lost to the Vandals 96-88.

Single-quarter woes lead to Sac State women’s basketball team’s downfall, again

Hornets lose to Idaho 96-88 after poor second quarter
February 22, 2020

As has been the case for most of the 2019-20 season, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team struggled in one quarter, leading to a home loss to the University of Idaho. The Hornets (8-18, 6-11...

Sac State senior guard Gabi Bade stares down an opponent against Eastern Washington at the Nest on Thursday, Feb. 20. The Hornets lost 78-73 to Eastern Washington.

Sac State women’s basketball team upset by Eastern Washington

Eagles outscore Hornets 34-14 in fourth period to earn fourth win
February 21, 2020

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team led by 19-points in the first half but ultimately collapsed in the fourth quarter leading to a 78-73 home loss to Eastern Washington University. With the...

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

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] VIDEO: Sac State baseball team lose opening series to UC Santa Barbara

Hornets struggled to score runs losing 2 out of 3 games
February 17, 2020

The Sacramento State baseball team opened the 2020 season with a 6-1 win against the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos on Friday. RELATED: VIDEO: Sac State baseball team defeats UC Santa Barbara on opening day However,...

Sac State junior pitcher Scott Randall throws a pitch against UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, Feb. 15 at John Smith Field. The Hornets lost two of three games to the Gauchos.

UC Santa Barbara earns revenge with series victory over Sac State baseball team

Gauchos take 2 of 3 from Hornets after 2019 NCAA Regional elimination
February 16, 2020

The Sacramento State baseball team opened the 2020 season with a win Friday night but lost the final two games and the series to the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Hornets (1-2) and Gauchos...

Sac State sophomore point guard Milee Enger shoots a 3-pointer against Northern Colorado on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Nest. The Hornets fell to the Bears 90-73 on the road Saturday, Feb. 15.

Early struggles hamper Sac State women’s basketball team in road loss

Hornets fall behind early again and lose 90-73 at Northern Colorado
February 15, 2020

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team fell behind early once again Saturday afternoon, leading to a 90-73 wire-to-wire loss at the University of Northern Colorado. The Hornets (8-16, 6-9 Big...

[Video] VIDEO: Sac State baseball team defeats UC Santa Barbara on opening day

Brahms allows one run in Hornets’ 6-1 win against Gauchos
February 15, 2020

The Sacramento State baseball team opened the 2020 season Friday night at John Smith Field with a 6-1 victory against the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Hornets (1-0) got out to an early...

Sac State sophomore forward Tiana Johnson drives to the basket past Southern Utah senior forward Ashley Larsen against the Thunderbirds on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Nest. The Hornets defeated Southern Utah 71-62 on the road Thursday.

Johnson scores career-high to lead Sac State women’s basketball team to victory

February 14, 2020

Sac State sophomore forward Tiana Johnson drives to the basket past Southern Utah senior forward Ashley Larsen against the Thunderbirds on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Nest. The Hornets defeated Southern Utah...

[Video] VIDEO: Sac State baseball team enter 2020 season with experience

Reigning WAC champs play at home Friday
February 12, 2020

Following a trip to the NCAA Regional in 2019, the Sacramento State baseball team will attempt to go even further in 2020. The Hornets return most of their team from last season with only three notable...

HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Our online news broadcast debut

Sac State students’ semester goals, pop-up pantry, softball
February 11, 2020

The State Hornet is bringing biweekly broadcasts to Sacramento State. Our first broadcast includes student’s semester goals, issues with the Iowa Caucus, a weekend sports recap, baseball preview, the...

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E3: XFL opening weekend, NBA trade deadline, NBA All-Star Weekend predictions

February 10, 2020

On the latest episode of Double Coverage, hosts Mack Ervin III and Shaun Holkko kick off with impressions on the return of the XFL, switch into reactions to the final NBA trades before the deadline and...

Sac State sophomore outfielder Trevor Doyle poses for a photo at practice on Thursday, Feb. 6 at John Smith Field. Doyle started in 49 games as a freshman and had eight multi-hit games in 2019.

Consistency is key for Sac State baseball team entering new season

Hornets begin 2020 campaign Friday against UC Santa Barbara
February 10, 2020

The most consistent sports team at Sacramento State will begin its 2020 season Friday night with a three-game series against No. 22 University of California, Santa Barbara.  The baseball team, led...

Frehshman guard Jordan Olivares prepares to shoot the ball against Idaho State on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Nest. The Hornets fell 75-51 to the Bengals.

Idaho State defeats Sac State women’s basketball team in wire-to-wire victory

Bengals make twice as many field goals in dominant win
February 8, 2020

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team struggled to make a basket early against Idaho State and never caught up Saturday afternoon at the Nest, losing 75-51. The Hornets (7-15, 5-8 Big Sky Conference)...

Sac State sophomore point guard Milee Enger prepares to shoot a free throw against Weber State on Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Nest. The Hornets defeated the Wildcats 58-52.

Sac State women’s basketball team overcomes poor first half to defeat Weber State

Hornets beat Wildcats 58-52 at home
February 7, 2020

In a low-scoring game, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team overcame a 15-point first half deficit to defeat Weber State 58-52 on Thursday night at the Nest. The Hornets (7-14, 5-7 Big Sky...

Sac State senior guard Gabi Bade crosses over while wearing her Philippines national team jersey on Monday, Jan. 26 at the Nest. Bade is one of three seniors on the Hornets young roster.

‘I never thought she could be an athlete’: The story of senior guard Gabi Bade

Sac State basketball player details her journey from New York to the Philippines
February 6, 2020

At a young age, Sacramento State senior guard Gabi Bade struggled to walk, often stumbling and falling down as she tried to keep her balance. Because of these early struggles, her father Chris Bade,...

Graphic courtesy of Angel Casillas

DOUBLE COVERAGE S1E2: NBA All-Stars, NFL Honors, Super Bowl 54 recap

February 4, 2020

This week on Double Coverage, Mack and Shaun zone in on the NBA All-Star rosters before tackling the NFL Honors awards and the Super Bowl. Music: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)

Sac State sophomore point guard Milee Enger defends Southern Utah freshman forward Shalyn Fano against the Thunderbirds on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Nest. The Hornets lost 70-44 at the University of Idaho on Monday night.

A tale of 2 halves for the Sac State women’s basketball team

Hornets outscored 47-19 in second half of loss at Idaho
February 4, 2020

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team held a halftime lead at the University of Idaho on Monday night but collapsed in the second half and ultimately lost 70-44. The Hornets (6-14, 3-7 Big...

Sac State sophomore guard Summer Menke sprints past Southern Utah senior guard Rebecca Cardenas against the Thunderbirds on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Nest. The Hornets won 74-67 at Eastern Washington on Saturday afternoon.

Sac State women’s basketball team overcomes slow start to win at Eastern Washington

Hornets trailed by 19 in first quarter
February 1, 2020

Despite trailing by 19 points in the first quarter, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team was victorious 74-67 at Eastern Washington University on Saturday afternoon. The Hornets (6-13, 4-6...

Sac State senior guard Camariah King dribbles around Northern Arizona junior guard Lauren Orndoff on Monday, Jan. 27 at the Nest. The Hornets were defeated by the Lumberjacks 85-65.

Sac State women’s basketball team struggles early in loss to Northern Arizona

Hornets lose to Lumberjacks 85-65, end win streak
January 27, 2020

On a somber night for the basketball community, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team lost 85-65 to Northern Arizona University at the Nest on Monday. The Hornets (5-13, 3-6 Big Sky Conference)...

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