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NKU men’s basketball attendance rises with improved record

NKU men’s basketball attendance rises with improved record

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
March 24
Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

A rise in success by the NKU men’s basketball team has led to an increase in fan participation in BB&T Arena. Average attendance at men’s basketball games has risen considerably this season, thanks to a 24-11 season by the Norse. Average announced attendance at a men’s basketball game this...

The NCAA Tournament: A Sports Writer’s Dream

The NCAA Tournament: A Sports Writer’s Dream

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
March 24
Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports, Viewpoints

Somewhere between the time the 15-seeded NKU Norse fell in their first ever NCAA Tournament game to the two-seeded Kentucky Wildcats and when I exited Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, I was walking through the tunnel that connects the court to the media work area underneath the arena. Walking next to me wa...

Jeff Ruby adds NKU Norse steak, offers free dinners to grads

Jeff Ruby adds NKU Norse steak, offers free dinners to grads

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor
March 23
Filed under Featured Story, Sports

While appearing as a guest with Bill Cunningham on 700 WLW Monday, celebrity restaurateur Jeff Ruby announced that he would be giving free steak dinners to graduates of seven local universities. Students graduating from NKU, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, University of Dayton, Universi...

NKU presents draft of Inclusive Excellence Plan

NKU presents draft of Inclusive Excellence Plan

Cole Grecco, News Editor
March 21
Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU held an Inclusive Excellence forum Friday to show faculty, staff and students the 2022 Inclusive Excellence Plan draft and allow those in attendance to voice their opinions on the plan. Kathleen Roberts, senior advisor for Inclusive Excellence, led the forum which was split into two parts. During ...

NKU actress reflects upon her professional stage debut

NKU actress reflects upon her professional stage debut

Chris Robertson, Contributor
March 19
Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

On opening night, Kearston Hawkins-Johnson stood on stage in front of a crowd of people. In the Know Theatre of Cincinnati, located in Over The Rhine, Hawkins-Johnson could feel her heart pounding. She was making her professional acting debut as the lead character in “Dragon Play.” “I felt shivering in...

Norse Notebook: Richmond, Colletta catch fire in first Horizon League series

Norse Notebook: Richmond, Colletta catch fire in first Horizon League series

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
March 19
Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

After a slow start in the first seven games of the season, shortstop Jake Richmond has come alive in his first season as a Norse and crushed the ball in his first Horizon League series against Milwaukee. This weekend head coach Todd Asalon shuffled his lineup a little bit and slotted Richmond in ...

UPDATE: Norse complete sweep of Panthers

UPDATE: Norse complete sweep of Panthers

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
March 19
Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU Norse baseball team completed a sweep of the Milwaukee Panthers Sunday afternoon after winning both games of a double header. The wins improve the Norse to 6-10 on the season while the losses drop the Panthers to 7-11 on the season. NKU starts Horizon League play 3-0 while Milwaukee starts be...

Timeline: Students gather on campus to watch the game

Timeline: Students gather on campus to watch the game

Brittney Gunter, Reporter
March 19
Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, News, Sports

All over Northern Kentucky, students and fans gathered to see which team would advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Watch parties were held in breweries and restaurants alike, with no watch parties for campus-bound and under-aged students. Activities Programming Board, Student Government...

AP reporter calls for race discussions in Six@Six talk

AP reporter calls for race discussions in Six@Six talk

Sam Rosenstiel, Reporter
March 18
Filed under Featured Story, News

Associated Press reporter Jesse Holland encouraged ongoing discussions in the media about race and ethnicity at a lecture held in NKU’s Digitorium on Thursday. Holland, the race and ethnicity editor for the AP, addressed a packed Digitorium as part of the Six@Six speaker series with a lecture tit...

Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
March 18
Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, News, Sports

The University of Kentucky got the victory over Northern Kentucky University Friday night, but not before they came face to face with last year's Mr. Kentucky Basketball. Carson Williams was a workhorse in the match up with the Wildcats, scoring 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds against a long Ke...

Norse bid for an upset falls short against Kentucky

Norse bid for an upset falls short against Kentucky

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief
March 18
Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

INDIANAPOLIS -- Northern Kentucky made the nation take notice, but it could not pull the monumental upset. A 13-0 run late in the first half gave Kentucky the breathing room it needed, as the Wildcats defeated the Norse 79-70 Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “We knew we had a tremendous challe...

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