The State Hornet

Inaugural “Junior Day” bonds football and community

Angel Guerrero

April 18, 2016

The Sacramento State football program opened its doors to approximately 200 high school juniors from all over California in an event known as “Junior Day” on Saturday, April 9. This gave young high school students the opportunity to watch a Sac State football scrimmage, tour the campus with...

Darnell Sankey pursuing NFL career

Jeremiah Martinez

December 10, 2015

Before accepting his only Division I scholarship offer from Sacramento State in 2012, linebacker Darnell Sankey wasn’t highly recruited in high school. Four years later, he faces adversity again, as he’ll be pursuing a career in the NFL as a small-school prospect, and he will begin the pre-dra...

Football ends season in 35-21 Causeway Classic defeat

Jeremiah Martinez

November 21, 2015

In a battle of two freshman quarterbacks, it was C.J. Spencer leading UC Davis to a 35-21 victory over Nate Ketteringham and Sacramento State in the 62nd annual Causeway Classic on Saturday at Hornet Stadium. The loss puts the Hornets (2-9 overall, 1-7 in Big Sky Conference) in a tie for last place...

Seniors prepare for final Causeway Classic

Seniors prepare for final Causeway Classic

Jeremiah Martinez

November 18, 2015

As seniors on the Sacramento State football team participated in their last full-padded practice on Wednesday, the Hornets are looking to close out the season with a win against rival UC Davis in this weekend’s 62nd annual Causeway Classic. It will also be the final time the seniors will step ...

Football goes winless on road this season after NAU loss

Jeremiah Martinez

November 14, 2015

In a game that featured two freshmen starting quarterbacks, Case Cookus and the Northern Arizona offense was a problem for the Hornets defensively, as Sacramento State lost 49-35 on the road Saturday afternoon. Sac State ended its road schedule winless at 0-6 after a 3-3 record away from Hornet Stadi...

Payne brothers inseparable on and off field

Payne brothers inseparable on and off field

Jeremiah Martinez

November 12, 2015

In high school, identical twin brothers Nicholas and Anthony Payne told each other they'd have to separate if they were to play for different football college programs while they were recruited. Fortunately, multiple programs wanted both of them and they were offered scholarships at Sacramento State. ...

Hornets face challenges in final road game

Hornets face challenges in final road game

Jeremiah Martinez

November 12, 2015

In the final road game of the season for Sacramento State football, the team will face a challenge against a streaking Northern Arizona squad this Saturday. The Lumberjacks (6-3 overall, 4-2 in Big Sky Conference play) have won three straight games and have averaged 55.6 points during their streak....

Football snaps skid in 38-13 homecoming win

Football snaps skid in 38-13 homecoming win

Andre Newell

October 24, 2015

It was a tremendous night on both sides of the ball for the Hornets football team, as they beat Idaho State University 38-13 on Saturday in their homecoming game, ending their six-game losing streak as well as picking up their first win in Big Sky Conference play. The Hornets now have an over...

Hornets lose sixth-straight game in blowout

Jeremiah Martinez

October 17, 2015

Sacramento State football’s rough season continues, as the team lost its sixth-straight game after a 44-0 loss to Southern Utah University (4-2 overall, 4-0 in Big Sky Conference) on Saturday at Cedar City, Utah. The Hornets (1-6 overall, 0-4 in conference) remain winless in Big Sky Conference play and...

Hornets prep for Southern Utah

Hornets prep for Southern Utah

Jeremiah Martinez

October 14, 2015

After quarterback Kolney Cassel left last Saturday’s game with a shoulder injury, Sacramento State football coach Jody Sears said the offense will be led by true freshman Nate Ketteringham against Southern Utah University this weekend. Ketteringham will be the third starting quarterback for th...

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