2012 Football News

  • CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR LLOYD SNELSON SET FOR TUESDAY
    June 24, 2013
    CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR LLOYD SNELSON SET FOR TUESDAY Lloyd Snleson, who earned the moniker "Mr. Hornet" for his passion for Sacramento State athletics, passed away on Sunday, June 23. Snelson was 78.
  • KNOWLES, McMAHON TO GET NFL OPPORTUNITIES
    April 29, 2013
    KNOWLES, McMAHON TO GET NFL OPPORTUNITIES Former Sacramento State tight end T.J. Knowles and safety Ryan McMahon both reached agreements with NFL teams over the weekend. Knowles signed as an undrafted free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs while McMahon accepted an invitation to the Green Bay Packers mini camp.
  • FOOTBALL CLOSES SPRING BALL WITH FINAL SCRIMMAGE
    April 27, 2013
    FOOTBALL CLOSES SPRING BALL WITH FINAL SCRIMMAGE The Sacramento State football team wrapped up its spring drills with its final scrimmage on Saturday morning at Hornet Stadium. The team ran just 44 plays in a controlled setting.
  • Football Closes Signing Day with 26-Man Recruiting Class
    February 06, 2013
    Football Closes Signing Day with 26-Man Recruiting Class The Sacramento State football bolstered its already strong 2013 recruiting class with the addition of 17 players on National Signing Day. The group joins nine players who enrolled at the University for the spring semester
  • football to Host Signing Day Party on Feb. 6
    January 28, 2013
    football to Host Signing Day Party on Feb. 6 The Sacramento State football team will host its annual Signing Day Party on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Alumni Center. The event is free and open to the public and begins at 5:30 p.m
  • Sellers, Smith Latest to Join Football Midyear Signing Class
    January 11, 2013
    Sellers, Smith Latest to Join Football Midyear Signing Class Defensive back Mike Sellers and linebacker Russell Smith have become the latest members of the 2013 Sacramento State football recruiting class, it was announced today. Both players will enroll at the University for the spring semester.
  • T.J. Knowles to Play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
    January 02, 2013
    T.J. Knowles to Play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Sacramento State tight end T.J. Knowles has accepted an invitational to play in the NFL Payers Association Collegiate Bowl on Jan. 19. The game will be televised by ESPN2 and be held at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
  • Hunke, Duckett Add to Football's Early Recruiting Class
    December 21, 2012
    Hunke, Duckett Add to Football's Early Recruiting Class Wide receiver Dalton Hunkle and safety Tyrone Duckett became the latest members of the 2013 Sacramento State football recruiting class. The pair will join offensive lineman Justin Aysse and safety Robby Kendall as midyear transfers who will enroll in January.
  • Aysse, Kendal Become First Signees of 2013 Football Class
    December 19, 2012
    Aysse, Kendal Become First Signees of 2013 Football Class The Sacramento State football team added the first members of its 2013 recruiting class with the signing of offensive lineman Justin Aysse and safety Robby Kendall. Both players are junior college transfers and will enroll at the University in January.
  • Ray and Barnes Add Hornet Flavour to Grey Cup Title
    November 26, 2012
    Ray and Barnes Add Hornet Flavour to Grey Cup Title Former Hornets Ricky Ray and Jason Barnes combined to lead the Toronto Argonauts to a 35-22 victory over Calgary in the 100th Grey Cup on Sunday in Toronto.
  • Eleven Football Players Earn All-Big Sky Honors
    November 20, 2012
    Eleven Football Players Earn All-Big Sky Honors Eleven members of the Sacramento State football team were named all-Big Sky Conference, it was announced today. The first team, second team and honorable mention selections were voted upon by the league's 13 head coaches
  • Bloomfield, Safron, Davis Earn Football MVP Honors
    November 20, 2012
    Bloomfield, Safron, Davis Earn Football MVP Honors The Sacramento State football team presented its annual team award on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Alumni Center. Along with the individual awards, the coaching staff honored each of the team's 12 seniors.
  • Football Can't Overcome Miscues in 34-17 Causeway Classic Loss
    November 17, 2012
    Football Can't Overcome Miscues in 34-17 Causeway Classic Loss Sophomore quarterback Garrett Safron set the school single-game record for completions and attempts as well as a career high in yards but four Sacramento State turnovers proved too costly in a 34-27 loss at UC Davis in the 59th annual Causeway Classic on Saturday at Aggie Stadium.
  • Scholarshare to Become Title Sponsor of Causeway Cup
    November 15, 2012
    Scholarshare to Become Title Sponsor of Causeway Cup The Sacramento State and UC Davis athletics departments have partnered with ScholarShare to sponsor the Causeway Cup, the universities announced today.
  • Football Closes Regular Season with Causeway Classic on Saturday
    November 14, 2012
    Football Closes Regular Season with Causeway Classic on Saturday The Sacramento State football team will play its final regular season game of the year as it travels to UC Davis to face the Aggies in the 59th Causeway Classic on Saturday, Nov. 17. The game against the Aggies will kick off at 3:08 p.m.
  • Turnovers Costly in Football's 20-17 Loss to No. 3 Montana State
    November 03, 2012
    Turnovers Costly in Football's 20-17 Loss to No. 3 Montana State Morris Norrise recorded a career high 128 receiving yards, including a 76-yard touchdown, and the Sacramento State defense limited Montana State to just 275 yards of total offense but four second-half turnovers doomed the Hornets' upset bid in a 20-17 loss to No. 3 Montana State on Saturday.
  • Football Plays Final Home Game Against No. 3 Montana State on Saturday
    October 30, 2012
    Football Plays Final Home Game Against No. 3 Montana State on Saturday Winners of four of its last five games, the Sacramento State football team will play its final home game of the year on Saturday, Nov. 3, when it faces No. 3 Montana State at Hornet Stadium at 4 p.m.
  • Safron Named Root Sports Big Sky Player of the Week
    October 29, 2012
    Safron Named Root Sports Big Sky Player of the Week Sacramento State quarterback Garrett Safron was named the ROOT Sports Big Sky Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced today. The honor is the second for Safron this season.
  • Football Knocks off No. 11 Cal Poly, 35-29
    October 27, 2012
    Football Knocks off No. 11 Cal Poly, 35-29 Garrett Safron completed 31-of-38 passes for 303 yards and a career high four touchdown passes to lead Sacramento State to a 35-29 victory over No. 11 Cal Poly, Saturday night at Hornet Stadium.
  • Sacramento State and Holy Cross Still Connected After 43 Years
    October 26, 2012
    Sacramento State and Holy Cross Still Connected After 43 Years In college athletics 43 years can feel like centuries. Coaches and administrators come and go. Players flow on and off the roster in four-year waves. Somehow, two schools located over 3,000 miles apart have found a way to bridge the gap.
  • Memorial for John Boomfield set for Monday, Oct. 29
    October 25, 2012
    Memorial for John Boomfield set for Monday, Oct. 29 Funeral services for Sacramento State football player John Bloomfield will be held on Monday, Oct .29, at Capital Christian Center beginning at 6 p.m. The service is open to the public.
  • Football Renews Rivalry with Cal Poly on Saturday
    October 23, 2012
    Football Renews Rivalry with Cal Poly on Saturday The Sacramento State football team will square off against longtime rival Cal Poly for the first time since 2009 when the Mustangs visit Hornet Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 6:05 p.m. The game will mark the fifth decade in which the two programs have met and the first in Big Sky Conference play — Cal Poly joined the conference this year in football only.
  • Sacramento State Mourns the Passing of John Bloomfield
    October 21, 2012
    Sacramento State Mourns the Passing of John Bloomfield The University is mourning the loss of student-athlete John Bloomfield.
  • Football Battles No. 1 Ranked Eastern Washington Until the End, Falls 31-28
    October 20, 2012
    Football Battles No. 1 Ranked Eastern Washington Until the End, Falls 31-28 Sacramento State traded punches with top-ranked Eastern Washington for the entire 60 minutes but fell just short in a 31-28 loss to the Eagles on Saturday at Roos Field.
  • Comcast Hometown Network to Televise Saturday's Football Game
    October 17, 2012
    Comcast Hometown Network to Televise Saturday's Football Game Saturday's football game between Sacramento State and No. 1-ranked Eastern Washington will be televised locally on Comcast Hometown Network (Channel 104). The broadcast will begin at 4 p.m. PT.
  • Football Travels to Top-Ranked Eastern Washington on Saturday
    October 16, 2012
    Football Travels to Top-Ranked Eastern Washington on Saturday The Sacramento State football team will put its three-game win streak up against the best when it travels to Cheney, Wash., to take on top-ranked Eastern Washington on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Roos Field.
  • Football off to Best Start in Two Decades Following Win Over Weber State
    October 13, 2012
    Football off to Best Start in Two Decades Following Win Over Weber State A strong defensive effort led Sacramento State to a 19-14 Homecoming victory over Weber State on Saturday in front of 12,106 fans at Hornet Stadium.
  • Football Takes on Weber State for Homeconing on Saturday
    October 10, 2012
    Football Takes on Weber State for Homeconing on Saturday Winners of four of its last five games and off to its best start in the Div. I-AA/FCS era, the Sacramento State football team returns home to face Weber State on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Hornet Stadium. The game, which will also serve as the University’s Homecoming, will kick off at 6:05 p.m. at Hornet Stadium.
  • Badger Named Root Sports Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week
    October 08, 2012
    Badger Named Root Sports Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week Sacramento State linebacker Jeff Badger was selected as the ROOT SPORTS Big Sky Conference co-Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced today. The honor is the first for Badger during his career.
  • Football Knocks Off Southern Utah, Wins Third Straight Road Game
    October 06, 2012
    Football Knocks Off Southern Utah, Wins Third Straight Road Game Jeff Badger’s interception with 1:45 to play sealed Sacramento State’s 27-22 victory at Southern Utah on Saturday at Eccles Stadium.
  • Football Returns to Southern Utah for Big Sky Matchup
    October 02, 2012
    Football Returns to Southern Utah for Big Sky Matchup With its offense back in sync following a 54-31 win at Idaho State, Sacramento State will continue its road tour of the West, traveling to Cedar City, Utah, to take on Southern Utah on Saturday, Oct. 6. The game will kickoff from the newly re-turfed Eccles Coliseum at 12 p.m. PDT.
  • Edgar Castaneda Named Root Sports Big Sky Player of the Week
    October 01, 2012
    Edgar Castaneda Named Root Sports Big Sky Player of the Week Three weeks after stealing national headlines with his game-winning field goal at Colorado, Edgar Castaneda has once again earned notoriety, earning ROOT SPORTS Big Sky and Football Championship Subdivision honors.
  • Offense Erupts, Defense Responds in 54-31 Win at Idaho State
    September 29, 2012
    Offense Erupts, Defense Responds in 54-31 Win at Idaho State Ezekiel Graham and A.J. Ellis each rushed for over 100 yards and the defense held Idaho State to negative rushing yards and just seven points in the second half as the Sacramento State football team defeated the Bengals, 54-31, on Saturday afternoon at Holt Arena.
  • Nash Returns to Cardinals; Fleming to Play for Mountain Lions
    September 25, 2012
    Nash Returns to Cardinals; Fleming to Play for Mountain Lions Former Sacramento State football players Zack Nash and Jeff Fleming each have signed professional football contracts. Nash will rejoin the Arizona Cardinals as a member of the team's practice squad while Fleming was inked by the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.
  • Football Can't Overcome Mistakes in Big Sky Loss to North Dakota
    September 22, 2012
    Football Can't Overcome Mistakes in Big Sky Loss to North Dakota Sacramento State amassed more total yards and first downs but was doomed by three turnovers and two failed fourth-down conversions in a 35-13 loss to North Dakota on Saturday in front of 10,774 at Hornet Stadium.
  • Veterans to Recieve Free Tickets to Saturday's Football Game Against North Dakota
    September 20, 2012
    Veterans to Recieve Free Tickets to Saturday's Football Game Against North Dakota As part of this week's Military and Community Service Day, Sacramento State Athletics will provide a voucher for up to two people to all veterans to the Hornet football game against North Dakota. The game will kick off at 6:05 p.m. in Hornet Stadium.
  • Hornet Football Weekly Returns to Thursday Night
    September 19, 2012
    Hornet Football Weekly Returns to Thursday Night The first installment of Hornet Football Weekly will air on Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast Hometown Sports (Channel 104). The show, which is sponsored by the Hornet Club, will also re-air on Saturday at 12 p.m.
  • Football Begins Big Sky Play Agianst North Dakota on Saturday Night
    September 18, 2012
    Football Begins Big Sky Play Agianst North Dakota on Saturday Night The Sacramento State football team has matched its best start since 1992 but will now turn its attention to Big Sky Conference play as it hosts North Dakota on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Hornet Stadium. The game, which will be the first conference game for both teams, will kick off at 6:05 p.m.
  • Osagie Odiase Named Big SKy Root Sports Defensive Player of the Week
    September 17, 2012
    Osagie Odiase Named Big SKy Root Sports Defensive Player of the Week Sacramento State junior Osagie Odiase was selected as the Big Sky ROOT SPORTS Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced today. The honor is the first for Odiase during his career
  • Football Claws Way to 28-17 Vicotry Over Nothern Colorado
    September 15, 2012
    Football Claws Way to 28-17 Vicotry Over Nothern Colorado It may of lacked the glitz and drama of the win at Colorado, but Sacramento State walked off the field victorious for the second time in as many weeks, defeating Northern Colorado, 28-17, on Saturday afternoon at Hornet Stadium.
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