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Norse fall in final game of double header to lose series

Norse fall in final game of double header to lose series

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
March 25
Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team fell to the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday afternoon, dropping the weekend series with UC two games to three. Game three was originally suppose to be played on Sunday, but the weather forecast for Sunday afternoon forced a double header Saturday. The Norse fall to 8-13 on the se...

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...

Ganns double in the ninth lifts Norse over Redhawks

Ganns double in the ninth lifts Norse over Redhawks

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
March 22
Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

With the bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning, Trey Ganns doubled to score all three base runners to give the Norse a 6-3 victory over the Miami Redhawks on Wednesday afternoon in Oxford. The win is the 500th of head coach Todd Asalon's NKU career.  The Norse improve to 7-11 on the season, w...

Norse comeback falls short against Colonels

Norse comeback falls short against Colonels

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
March 22
Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team fell to Eastern Kentucky 10-8 on Tuesday afternoon. The Norse fall to 6-11 on the season while the Colonels improve to 13-9. Jake Richmond homered for the third time in as many games, going 3-5 with two runs and two RBI. Mike Moffatt went 2-4 with two runs scored for the Norse...

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...

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...

Halftime: Kentucky surges to lead over Norse

Halftime: Kentucky surges to lead over Norse

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief
March 17
Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kentucky's potent offense helped the Wildcats take a 38-24 lead over Northern Kentucky at halftime of Friday's NCAA South Regional first round game in Indianapolis. NKU started off well, taking an early 7-6 lead before Kentucky surged ahead. The Wildcats increased their lead to 23-...

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