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NCAA hands down penalties to football program

NCAA hands down penalties to football program

Jeremiah Martinez

November 4, 2015

Sacramento State's football program received penalties in response to NCAA violations following an investigation and a public report, according to a statement released Wednesday. Violations from the program include failure to follow substance abuse policy, improper recruiting from an assistan...

Philanthropist gives $750,000 toward event center

Mike McGough

October 27, 2015

It was a Swiss philanthropist who stole most of the show at Tuesday evening’s Men’s Basketball Hall of Fame & Tip-Off Banquet by announcing a donation of $750,000 toward a potential event center at Sacramento State. Millionaire Ernest Tschannen, 90, received great acknowledgement from coach ...

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...

Track, cross country see coaching, personnel changes

Cross country coach Laura Harmon watches her runners as they stretch out following practice Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 at Hornet Stadium.

Mike McGough

August 31, 2015

Sacramento State’s track and field department saw significant changes in its personnel over the summer, including the departure of its director and the hiring of a new coach.Laura Harmon was announced as the Hornets’ new cross country and distance coach on July 21.Harmon was hired by Kathleen Rask...

Gonzalez calls Green Army flier featuring Herky the Hornet with sombrero offensive

Jonathan Ayestas

April 28, 2015

Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez in a message to all faculty and staff brought attention to a flier he called highly offensive created by the student director of the Green Army. The flier was meant to promote a baseball game on May 5, featuring the school mascot wearing a sombrero an...

Big Sky to host next three men’s, women’s basketball tournaments in Reno

Mike McGough

April 24, 2015

Both the men's and women's basketball tournaments for the Big Sky Conference will be hosted at a neutral site in Reno, Nevada for the next three years, Big Sky officials announced today."Our committee is confident Reno provides us the best opportunity to showcase our men's and women's basketball pro...

President Alexander Gonzalez appoints Bill Macriss as athletic director

Christine Kittle

March 9, 2015

Bill Macriss, the interim director of athletics at Sacramento State since July, was appointed by Sac State President Alexander Gonzalez as athletic director Monday.Macriss started at Sac State in 1996 as a media relations director and began serving as interim athletics director July 1, 2014.Gonzalez...

Jody Sears creates a riding for the brand mentality for football

Jamil M. Taylor

February 25, 2015

Sacramento State football coach Jody Sears places his hand on the Causeway Classic trophy as he describes his hopes for the 2015 season at the Alumni Center on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. 

Football signs 29 out of high school on National Signing Day

Mike McGough

February 7, 2015

Sacramento State’s football team signed 29 athletes Wednesday, all from California high schools, who will join the Hornets in 2015.Known as National Signing Day, the first Wednesday of February marks the first day high school seniors across the country are allowed to submit binding letters of intent...

The gap between conferences to expand in Division I sports

Eric S. Torres

December 13, 2014

The NCAA Division I Power Five Conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, and SEC) will have autonomy over certain parts of the rule book, which can potentially change the course of college athletics and student- athletes altogether.Steve Perez, professor of economics and faculty athletic representati...

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