The State Hornet

Katz receives contract extension as men’s basketball coach

Mike McGough

September 3, 2015

Sacramento State men's basketball coach Brian Katz was given a five-year contract extension that will keep him as head coach until at least 2020, the athletic department announced this afternoon."The man is a workaholic who is passionate about Hornet basketball," said Sac State Director of Athletics...

Freshman Lauren Rice breaks career-high score at Causeway Cup meet

Patricia Carpenter

January 28, 2015

Any incoming freshman’s dream entering a Division I program is to be successful in their first year, but with little collegiate experience most cannot attain that goal.However, Sacramento State’s gymnastics team has a freshman that has caught the attention of many this season after competing in only fo...

Sacramento State Athletics faces staffing problems due to budget cuts

State Hornet Staff

May 1, 2014

Despite several student misconceptions on the level of funding college athletics programs receive, Sacramento State’s Athletics Department remains understaffed in multiple areas.When the recession hit around 2009, Athletics Media Relations Director Brian Berger said the department was hit harder than mo...

Sacramento State remains without arena despite recent initiatives

The Nest was built in 1955 and has a seating capacity of 1,200.

State Hornet Staff

March 19, 2014

A decade after Sacramento State students voted for a new event center that would have served as a spot for concerts, recreational activities and graduation commencement ceremonies, the arena has yet to be built.In April 2004, an Associated Students Inc. referendum measure proposed the construction of one stru...

Women’s golf looks to exceed second-place prediction

State Hornet Staff

February 12, 2014

If early results are any indication, the Sacramento State women’s golf team is serious competition for a 2014 Big Sky Conference Championship.Despite many of the unforeseen obstacles they faced, Sac State is coming off a strong outing where the team played to three top-10 finishes, including a win at...

Sac State athletics teams serve as role models for the community

State Hornet Staff

February 7, 2014

Although it is not a requirement for Sacramento State athletics teams to participate in community service, some coaches make it a policy for their teams to give back.Teams that have made community service a priority within the past three months include gymnastics, men’s basketball, women’s rowing and men...

UC Davis tops women’s gymnastics in Causeway matchup

State Hornet Staff

January 31, 2014

Rivalries are never easy to lose, but a win is not deserved unless the victory is earned.The Sacramento State women’s gymnastics team defeated themselves, 195.500-193.575, with countless errors in a head-to-head competition tonight against UC Davis in The Pavilion.This is the second out of three regular-sea...

New scoreboards update aging facilities

The new scoreboard is up in Shea Stadium just in time for softball season.

State Hornet Staff

January 29, 2014

Sacramento State has made some adjustments to the athletic facilities by replacing scoreboards to add a visual presence not seen in years past. The new scoreboards have been substituted on the soccer and softball fields as well as in The Nest.The old boards that were outdated, but have been around for...

Men’s golf comes up shy in spring season opener

State Hornet Staff

January 28, 2014

Sacramento State men’s golf finished tied for second behind Long Beach State at the Anteater Invitational in Irvine on Tuesday. Sac State finished the invitational 21-over-par, 288-293-292-873.The Hornets had four of their five golfers finish in the top 25 individually, including seniors Owen Taylor ...

‘Superfan’ a fixture at Sacramento athletic events

Clifton Jones

October 9, 2013

Team spirit does not always come from players who shed blood, sweat and tears toiling away at practice – sometimes it is the fans who embody a team’s true character.Since 1990, Randy John Hicks has been cheering on Sacramento State athletic teams in any given sport, on any given night, from women...

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