The State Hornet

Spring football displays new talent

Hornet receiver No. 2, attempts to catch a pass while being defended by Hornet defensive back No. 21 at practice on April 11th at the Sac State practice field.

State Hornet Staff

April 24, 2013

When people think about spring sports, baseball and playoff basketball are usually the words that are tossed around, but this time of year is also geared for the preparation of a new season.All throughout April, college football players learn their team’s offensive and defensive sets. Sacramento St...

Hornets showcase talent at NFL Pro Days

Joe Davis

March 21, 2013

Sacramento State Football seniors came one step closer to living their dream of playing professional football as the university hosted its NFL Pro Day on Wednesday.  Among the NFL teams represented at the event, the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders both had scouts on hand.  The 11 Sac Stat...

Football drops to No. 3 Montana State

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Joe Davis

November 3, 2012

With high expectations come big letdowns, a lesson the Sacramento State Hornets learned today in a Big Sky Conference loss to No. 3 Montana State University. The Hornets had been riding an emotional upswing coming off a 35-29 win over then No. 11 Cal Poly, but a crushing 20-17 loss to Montana State br...

Linebacker Badger leads by example

No. 11 Jeff Badger has shown his teammates his leadership this season and is third on the team in tackles (60).

Joe Davis

October 24, 2012

Jeff Badger is a senior leader on a Sacramento State team off to its best start in 20 years. The linebacker out of Windsor, Calif., a small town near Santa Rosa, played high school football at an all-boys school, Cardinal Newman. Badger was a standout as a running back and linebacker, helping his team to an...

Football takes home another conference win from Southern Utah

Football takes home another conference win from Southern Utah

State Hornet Staff

October 6, 2012

Sacramento State’s football team achieved something it has not managed in 21 years.The Hornets won their third consecutive road game after coming back in the fourth quarter to defeat Southern Utah University, 27-22 at Eccles Coliseum.“In the second half, we really pulled things together and played as a...

Football uses momentum of big win to prepare for Northern Colorado

Sacramento State head football coach Marshall Sperbeck gives the team a pep talk during practice on Wednesday. Coming off another upset victory over a Pac-12 Conference team, the Hornets will host the University of Northern Colorado in their home opener on Saturday.

State Hornet Staff

September 13, 2012

Time for celebration was over when Sacramento State’s football team returned home Sunday from Colorado.Fresh off their upset win against the Buffaloes, the Hornets took to the practice field to begin preparations for their home opener against Northern Colorado.“You don’t get enough time to enjoy a good w...

Sac State football to face new opponents on field

Action of the Hornets' Fall 2012 preseason scrimmage. 

State Hornet Staff

September 5, 2012

Sacramento State football is going to face some new competition during its conference schedule in 2012.This past July, the Big Sky Conference welcomed in Southern Utah, UC Davis, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and University of North Dakota, making it the biggest conference on the West Coast with a total ...

Preseason scrimmage showcases talent for Hornet football

Football graphic

State Hornet Staff

August 19, 2012

Fans were able to get their first glimpse of the 2012 Sacramento State football team as the Hornets held their annual Green and Gold Scrimmage on Aug. 18.The scrimmage was part of the “Bee a Hornet” event, which allows kids and families an up close look at college football.After the scrimmage, kids of...