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Demps goes from the hardwood to the gridiron

Former Sacramento State guard Cody Demps was one of 15 players to be invited to the NBA G League Reno Bighorns’ training camp. Demps will compete for an opportunity to make the final 10-man roster.

Andrew Brown

April 22, 2016

Cody Demps has gone from senior captain and point guard on the Sacramento State basketball team to the rookie wide receiver on the football team in a matter of weeks, after a surprise announcement last week. Demps, author of one the most successful tenures in Sac State basketball history, was a stand...

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...

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...

DeAndre Carter signs to Oakland Raiders practice squad

Former Sacramento State receiver DeAndre Carter is a member of the San Francisco 49ers practice squad. Carter has spent time with the Baltimore Ravens, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots and 49ers in his three-year NFL career.

Jeremiah Martinez

September 16, 2015

After being cut by the Baltimore Ravens last month, former Sacramento State receiver DeAndre Carter signed with the Oakland Raiders practice squad, announced by the team on Monday.Carter originally signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent after the 2015 NFL Draft last May.The speedy receiver...

Kniffin named opening day starting quarterback

Jeremiah Martinez

August 29, 2015

With the Sacramento State football team’s season opener against Eastern Oregon University next Saturday, coach Jody Sears said Daniel Kniffin will be under center next weekend.Kniffin was named the starter over Kolney Cassel after Saturday's Green and Gold scrimmage."The great thing about Kniffin is t...

DeAndre Carter overcomes adversity, tragedy in pursuit of NFL career

Jeremiah Martinez

February 21, 2015

With many of this year’s draft prospects hoping to make an impact next season in the NFL, Sacramento State’s DeAndre Carter has similar dreams of his own.During his junior season in 2013, his little brother Kaylan Carter, 17, passed away due to cardiac arrest. It was that moment that motivated him to p...

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...

Football excited to return home in matchup against Southern Utah

James Frazier

November 6, 2014

The Sacramento State football team is back on home turf for the last time this season as only two home games remain. The Hornets will host Southern Utah this Saturday. Nov. 8. Kickoff will be at 2 p.m. for this Big Sky Conference afternoon matchup.The two teams first met in 1986 and the all-time ser...

Sac State football hosts Menlo College on Saturday

James Frazier

September 18, 2014

Sacramento State is looking to win back-to-back games at Hornet Stadium as they take on Menlo College Saturday, Sept. 20. This marks the first meeting between the teams as the Hornets wrap up their non-conference portion of the season.The squad is currently in a five-way tie for first place in the Big...

The Curt Locker: Football all buzz, no bite in 2013

Curtis Manlapig

December 4, 2013

Almost is a word that should never be said when it comes to sports because it implies coming so close, yet not obtaining the goal. To say the Sacramento State football team almost won games they should have is unacceptable; the Hornets blew opportunities to win more games than it did.  Sac State finis...

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