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Junior Erika Busch embraces the life of a Hornet rower

Junior Erika Busch embraces the life of a Hornet rower

Maikalina Madali

April 16, 2013


Filed under Sports

An athlete since the age of 4 and throughout high school, Sacramento State’s junior rower Erika Busch didn’t expect to continue a life that revolved around sports - but she wouldn’t trade it for anything. Busch was a vivacious and energetic child while growing up - so much so that her parents began l...

Men’s basketball looks to improve this season

Men’s basketball looks to improve this season

State Hornet Staff

October 30, 2012


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Experience is an attribute the Sacramento State men’s basketball team can hang its hat on as the 2012 season prepares to tip off. More than half of last season’s roster will make up this year’s squad. The Hornets are bringing back eight players, including their five starters and leading scorers f...

Buzz of the Crowd: Trio of running backs; help or harm?

Buzz of the Crowd: Trio of running backs; help or harm?

State Hornet Staff

September 25, 2012


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In football, teams are lucky to have one premier running back to lean on, let alone three.But what if it actually harms the chemistry of the offense?In 2009, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson ran for more than 1,300 yards and 18 touchdowns. His backup, Chester Taylor, only ran for 338 yards whi...

Football sees its first loss since beginning of season in conference opener

Football sees its first loss since beginning of season in conference opener

State Hornet Staff

September 22, 2012


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Turnovers stopped Sacramento State from any type of celebrating during its 2012 conference opener.Hornets’ quarterback Garrett Safron threw two interceptions and fumbled inside the 20-yard line, leading Sac State to a loss against the University of North Dakota, 35-13.North Dakota stepped away from...

Volleyball teammates aid each other in team’s season success

State Hornet Staff

September 18, 2012


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Jessie Genger and Kayla Beal are two of the Sacramento State women’s volleyball team leaders that are enjoying every minute of their time on the court, but they look forward to a bright future off the court. Both players have been major contributors to the team early in the season, but they have taken v...

Head injuries a concern

Head injuries a concern

State Hornet Staff

September 18, 2012


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A brain-jarring hit after colliding with an opponent leaves an athlete dazed, but the coaching and training staffs are left unaware so the player toughs it out and continues on. “I woke up (the next day) and felt dizzy,” said former Sacramento State soccer player Kasey Cox. “I felt sick and I coul...

Volleyball falls after forcing five sets upon Portland State

Volleyball falls after forcing five sets upon Portland State

Joe Davis

September 15, 2012


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Today, the Sacramento State women’s volleyball team fell to its conference rival Portland State University in five sets. This was a rematch of last season’s Big Sky conference tournament semi-final, where Portland State knocked off the Hornets and ended the team’s chances for a bid to the NCAA tourn...

Women’s soccer gets a secure win over UC Santa Cruz

Women’s soccer gets a secure win over UC Santa Cruz

State Hornet Staff

September 14, 2012


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Sacramento State women’s soccer got its first win since the beginning of season after defeating UC Santa Cruz on Friday at Hornet field.The Hornets put up three shots within the first 15 minutes of play, when seconds later senior midfielder Victoria Ramirez took a shot and made the first goal of the...

Women’s cross-country accomplishes first win of the season in San Francisco

Women’s cross-country accomplishes first win of the season in San Francisco

James Heck

September 14, 2012


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The Sacramento State women’s cross-country team earned its first victory of the 2012 season Friday at the Speedway Meadow at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.   Sac State won the women’s race with 47 points, followed by Cal State Stanislaus with 59 points. The University of San Fran...

Women’s volleyball sweeps first Big Sky matchup against Eastern Washington

Women’s volleyball sweeps first Big Sky matchup against Eastern Washington

Joe Davis

September 13, 2012


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On Thursday, the Sacramento State women’s volleyball team opened conference play with a decisive victory over Eastern Washington in three straight sets at The Nest. The start of the first set was back and forth, but as the set wore on Eastern Washington could not keep up as the Hornets increased th...

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