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Sac State students suffer from a case of ‘March Madness’

The mens basketball team huddles up before the game against Montana State in the Reno Events Center, Tuesday, Mar. 8.

Andrew Brown

April 13, 2016

March Madness has come and gone. The nets were cut down, the Cinderella stories were told, brackets busted, and Villanova was crowned as the kings of the NCAA. The buzz at Sacramento State continues on though. Sac State students filled out their brackets hoping they had the perfect one. Then the fir...

Men’s basketball secures winning record for 2014-15 season

Mike McGough

February 10, 2015

As men’s basketball at Sacramento State continues to win, the buzz surrounding the team grows louder and louder.With a 64-60 win over the Portland State Vikings at the Hornets Nest Saturday afternoon, the men improved their 2014-15 season record to 16-6 overall, clinching the team’s first winning s...

Sacramento State will be hosting March Madness 2017

Paris Prado

November 24, 2014

The first and second rounds of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament will be taking place in Sacramento, California in the city’s new Entertainment and Sports Center in 2017. The decision to host it was led by Sacramento State University, the Sacramento Sports Commission and the Sacramen...

Harkleroad in line for Division I Rookie Coach of the Year award

Women's basketball head coach Bunky Harkleroad talks to the team during a game inside The Nest.

State Hornet Staff

March 31, 2014

After a successful first season as head coach of Sacramento State women’s basketball team, Bunky Harkleroad is being recognized for his achievements.Harkleroad was named as one of five finalists for the Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year award for women’s basketball.The other four f...

Buzz of the Crowd: Hornet basketball need to look forward, not behind

State Hornet Staff

March 18, 2013

While college basketball fans look forward to the NCAA Tournament starting tomorrow, most college basketball programs are looking towards next season.Only 28 percent of the 346 Division I schools make it to a postseason tournament, leaving the rest wondering what they did wrong. Whether their season...

College basketball creates opportunities for smaller schools to make big upsets with fair tournament style

Joe Davis

November 7, 2012

Looking back at what are considered the greatest moments in college athletics, you might find none of them belong to Sacramento State. From Christian Laettner hitting an improbable last-second shot against University of Kentucky to win the NCAA Tournament for Duke University to University of Californ...

On Second Thought: NCAA March Madness

State Hornet

March 14, 2012

Marshall Hampson The Missouri Tigers will be waving bye to the Big 12 Conference with a National Championship trophy in the other hand. As a surprisingly-low No. 2 seed in the tournament, the Tigers (30-4) have the easiest path to the National Championship game where I see them beating the No. 1 seed of Syr...