The State Hornet

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...

Carter signs as undrafted free agent; Safron receives mini-camp invite

Graphic by Eddie Roth

May 4, 2015

After hundreds of college football prospects were selected in the 2015 NFL Draft on April 30 through May 2, former Sacramento State receiver DeAndre Carter was disappointed he wasn’t one of the players to get his name called, but still received an opportunity of a lifetime.Carter signed with the B...

Quarterback position still a question mark for Sac State football

Sheldon Kohatsu

April 22, 2015

Heading into the 2015 season, the starting quarterback decision for Sacramento State football has yet to be made.Spring practice was the beginning of the position battle as Kolney Cassel, Daniel Kniffin, Nolan Merker and Alexis Robinson began competing for the starting job.In the team’s annual Gre...

Former Hornets ready to impress on pro day

State Hornet Staff

February 28, 2015

Draft eligible Hornets will get their chance to impress NFL scouts when Sacramento State football hosts its pro day Friday, March 6.The event will take place at 10 a.m. in Hornet Stadium and will be open to the public.Notable Hornets participating in the pro day are wide receiver DeAndre Carter, qua...

Football hosts Portland State for final home game at Hornet Stadium

James Frazier

November 14, 2014

Football will have its final home game at Hornet Stadium on Saturday as they will host the Portland State Vikings at 2 p.m. The game will also be dedicated as Senior Day. The team’s 18 seniors will be honored in a pregame ceremony before the last home game of their collegiate careers.Sac State (5-...

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...

Football falls 31-13 to Montana

James Frazier

November 1, 2014

The Sacramento State football team has its first losing record of the season as their 31-13 loss to 12th-ranked Montana dropped the Hornets to 4-5.Sac State had opportunities early on but had trouble converting the red zone while also going 4 of 15 on third-down conversions.The Hornets struck first on a 27...

Hornets rested heading into matchup with Grizzlies

James Frazier

October 30, 2014

The Sacramento State football team will look to get back over .500 as they head to Washington-Grizzly Stadium to take on conference foe Montana this Saturday, Nov. 1. Kickoff will be at 11 a.m.Sac State (4-4) is coming off a bye week and sits at 1-3 in Big Sky Conference play this season. Montana (5-3) e...

Football ready to head back to work after bye week

James Frazier

October 29, 2014

With eight games played and a 4-4 record on the season, the Sacramento State football team heads into a bye week looking to get as healthy and prepared as possible for the last four games of the year.Players were relaxed and confident as they headed into the Broad Fieldhouse for team meetings. Others we...

Student-athlete couple supports each other

Eric S. Torres

October 29, 2014

Couples are not uncommon on the Sacramento State campus, but student-athlete couples are fewer by the number.For couple senior soccer goalkeeper Kimberly Mata and junior football defensive lineman Nick Mazza a benefit includes having someone who understands the physical and educational pressures involve...

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