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Sac State student-athletes on their shelter-at-home routines

The Sac State Athletics Department canceled all sports through the end of the academic year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With all the extra time, student-athletes have found themselves picking up new and old hobbies to pass the time.

Olivia Laroa

April 16, 2020

With the NCAA suspension of all remaining winter and spring championships, games and practices and Sacramento State’s subsequent cancellation of sports through the end of the academic year, student-athletes are adjusting to a new daily routine - one without the sport they dedicated their college life to. “Par...

‘I was at a loss for words’: 47 Sac State senior athletes to miss their final season

The Sac State Athletics Department announced Wednesday that all sports would be canceled for the remainder of the academic year. Sac State seniors will now miss out on their final year of eligibility.

Jason Gallardo

March 20, 2020

The Sacramento State Athletics Department canceled all sports Wednesday, leaving 47 senior student athletes unable to finish their last year of eligibility. In addition, four senior basketball players on the men’s team were unable to complete in the 2020 Basketball Championships after the cancellatio...

Women’s soccer lose home opener 2-1, start season 0-3

Jeremiah Martinez

August 30, 2015

In their first home game of the season, the Sacramento State women's soccer team was defeated by San Jose State University by a 2-1 score this afternoon.The loss dropped the Hornets' record to 0-3 to start the season.Sac State played an even, competitive game throughout, but were outshot by the Sparta...

Sac State not intimidated by Pac-12 team Cal

James Frazier

September 4, 2014

The college football season is in full swing, and Sacramento State is off to a blazing start.After cruising to a 49-13 victory over Incarnate Word in the season-opener on Aug. 30, the team is looking to carry that momentum into it’s big matchup against Pac-12 opponent UC Berkeley on Saturday.The Golden...

Athleticism provides healthy outlets for people living with disabilities

State Hornet Staff

March 11, 2014

Even with growing up in a wheelchair, loving your body is no different than the average person, but what matters in how someone views their body and having a support systems. In the disabled community, if someone has a strong support system full of athletic in-shape individuals, they are more likely ...

‘Superfan’ a fixture at Sacramento athletic events

Clifton Jones

October 9, 2013

Team spirit does not always come from players who shed blood, sweat and tears toiling away at practice – sometimes it is the fans who embody a team’s true character.Since 1990, Randy John Hicks has been cheering on Sacramento State athletic teams in any given sport, on any given night, from women...

Buzz of the Crowd: Change a necessity for wins

State Hornet Staff

February 20, 2013

While professional sports organizations are given the opportunity to trade, sign and release players, college programs are not given that luxury.I respect college coaches because they have to work with the pieces they are given. General managers are not there to bail them out and the only chance coach...

Softball loses late in home opener against Pacific

Clifton Jones

February 13, 2013

Sacramento State softball sophomore pitcher Caitlin Brooks did everything she could yesterday in order for her team to win. However, athletes get tired and tend to make mistakes. Brooks pitched a complete game, striking out seven batters - but she gave up three runs in the seventh inning as Sac State ...

Men’s basketball falls short in San Jose

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Joe Davis

December 9, 2012

The Sacramento State men's basketball team dropped a contest on the road against San Jose State tonight. The Hornets 62-57 loss came in the final game before conference play begins next week. Despite San Jose State shooting only 31 percent from the field, Sac State could not seem to put the Spartans a...

Buzz of the Crowd: There is no place like your home court

State Hornet Staff

December 5, 2012

Some teams wish they could just click their heels and say there is no place like home.While L. Frank Baum coined the phrase in his 1900 literary masterpiece, “The Wizard of Oz”, it holds true in the sports world as well. Baseball, basketball, football and even hockey teams alike love more than ever to pla...

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