Sac State’s 2019 Causeway Classic win also helped them secure a Big Sky Conference Championship. | Photo via Flickr by Sacramento State/Jessica Vernone
There is nothing better in college football than a good old-fashioned rivalry. The spirit of passionate students screaming in pride from the stands following an early afternoon of tailgating (and all its associated activities) just gets us so amped.
Today, we wanted to prepare you for our region’s rivalry: The Causeway Classic between Sac State and UC Davis, which kicks off this Saturday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. at Sacramento State.
🏈 The history
First squaring off on Oct. 9, 1954, the two teams have faced each other68 times, with UC Davis taking home the victory 46 times. Named after the Yolo Causeway that connects the two cities, the winner takes possession of a unique trophy — one made from a concrete core sample of the road.
🏈 The Hornets
Sac State comes into the game ranked No. 2 in the FCS Coaches Poll behind their 10-0 record — tying the most wins in a season for the program. The team hopes to continue their undefeated season as they vie for a back-to-backBig Sky Conference Championship win and an automatic bid into the FCS playoffs. The Hornets two-quarterback offense appears unconventional, but has led to some highlight reel moments.
🏈 The Aggies
Don’t let UC Davis’ lack of a ranking fool you — three of the team’s four losses have come against Top 10 opponents, including a two-point loss to No. 1 South Dakota State. Led by the school’s all-time rushing and scoring leader, Ulonzo Gilliam Jr., the Aggies have won five straight games following a 1-4 start and are looking to play spoiler to the Hornets while trying to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Paints and Ice Cream Thanksgiving | Wednesday, Nov. 16 | 6-7 p.m. | Leatherby’s Family Creamery, 2333 Arden Way, Sacramento | $18 | Kids can release their inner artist with Young at the Arts founder, Liz Harrington, who will guide them step-by-step in creating their own Thanksgiving-themed piece.
Broken Earth Winery Dinner | Wednesday, Nov. 16 | 6-9 p.m. | Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 3317 Forty Mile Rd., Wheatland | $90 | Experience a multi-course meal paired with wines from the Broken Earth Winery.
Lainey Wilson | Wednesday, Nov. 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Goldfield Trading Post - Roseville, 238 Vernon St., Roseville | $59 | The country music singer brings her award-winning songs to the City of Trees.
Alfred Robles | Wednesday, Nov. 16 | 8 p.m. | Punch Line, 2100 Arden Way, Ste. 225, Sacramento | $17-$24 | Enjoy standup comedy from comedian and actor Alfred Robles, best known for his breakout performances on Comedy Central (use code LIVENATION during checkout to save on tickets).*
Thursday, Nov. 17
Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs | Thursday, Nov. 17 | 7 p.m. | Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento | $12-$162 | The Kings try to move up in the Western Conference Rankings against the visiting Spurs.
Friday, Nov. 25
Darrell Hammond | Friday, Nov. 25-Saturday, Nov. 26 | 7:30 p.m. | Punch Line, 2100 Arden Way, Ste. 225, Sacramento | $27-$37 | See actor-comedian Darrell Hammond, who holds the title for being the longest running cast member on SNL.*
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
The city’s Department of Utilities is set to begin work on Sac’s flood control system for the next several weeks. Work will take place at Winters Dutch, Morrison, Elder, and Florin creeks, and along the Sacramento River from downtown to Sutterville Road. 🚧 (Sacramento City Express)
The Kingswonlast night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets 153-121, bringing their current record to 7-6. Terence Davis led the team in scoring with 31 points and 9 rebounds. 🏀 (ESPN)
Italian-based SIR SpA — a robotics company that works with industries ranging from plastics to aviation — has chosenSac’s California Mobility Center to serve as the headquarters for its new subsidiary, SIR Robotics Inc. The company will start with four local employees specializing in regional sales and tech support. 🤖 (Sacramento Inno)
Raise a glass. Betty Wine Bar and Bottle Shop is set to open tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 17, in Southside Park at 1103 T St. The wine bar and specialty market will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Find your perfect holiday red during a special tasting for Beaujolais Nouveau Day, which also lands on Thursday. 🍷 (Sac Biz Journal)
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Art and science meet at this electrifying event. | Photo via 5,000 Watts
An event celebrating the blending of art and science is coming to Esther’s Park as the electric art show, 5,000 Watts, will be on full display for the public to enjoy this Saturday, Nov. 19.
Square Root Academy, a nonprofit focused on helping underrepresented youth learn the fundamentals of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), will bring a sea of lights to Oak Park to “highlight the power of innovation and collaboration.”
In addition to the tech-infused art, guests can also check out the illuminated roller rink and a “Night-cade” at the free event.
Today’s issue was written by Jordan.
Editor’s pick: I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there will not be a new edition of the Sachelor until after Thanksgiving. Partially due to my family being worried about my diet, but also because they were very upset when I asked if I could bring a burger home for Thanksgiving dinner.
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