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Strong finish lifts Norse over Wright State

Strong finish lifts Norse over Wright State

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief
February 21
Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. --  Trailing by seven at the half, Northern Kentucky outscored Wright State 50-36 in the second half Tuesday in an 83-76 victory over the Raiders. NKU (19-10 overall, 10-6 Horizon League) outscored Wright State (19-10, 10-6) 20-9 over the final 6:05 of the game. The win moves N...

Norse lose fourth straight

Norse lose fourth straight

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor
February 20
Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU women’s basketball team played their final road game of the season at Oakland on Monday night, and lost to the Golden Grizzlies 86-66. The Norse have now lost four straight games, have fallen to 8-20 on the season and 4-12 in the Horizon League. Freshman Taryn Taugher led the Norse with 15 points. K...

Norse fall to Camels in first series of the season

Norse fall to Camels in first series of the season

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
February 20
Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team fell to Campbell University on Sunday, finishing out the weekend with the 1-2 series loss. After being blown out on Friday, the Norse grabbed a win on Saturday before falling to the Camels in the final game. Game 1: NKU 5 Campbell 12 The Camels jumped on Trey Ganns early, scori...

Terry’s big night not enough to take down Vikings

Terry’s big night not enough to take down Vikings

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
February 19
Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The NKU women's basketball team fell to Cleveland State 77-58 Saturday afternoon in Cleveland. The Norse fall to 8-19 on the season and 4-11 in the Horizon League while Cleveland State improves to 13-14 overall and 8-8 in Horizon League play. NKU kept the game close in the first half with their thr...

Norse fall to Penguins in final road game

Norse fall to Penguins in final road game

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
February 19
Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team fell to Youngstown State 81-77 Saturday night. The Norse fall to 18-10 overall and 9-6 in the Horizon League while the Penguins improve to 11-8 overall and 5-11 in league play. The loss drops the Norse back to fifth place in the Horizon League standings behind Wr...

Preview: Softball hopes versatility will guide them to winning season

Preview: Softball hopes versatility will guide them to winning season

Amanda Meagher, Contributor
February 17
Filed under Featured Story, Softball, Sports, Sports Features

After placing ninth in the Horizon League’s 2017 preseason poll, the Northern Kentucky University softball team is motivated to advance their record this year and improve from last year’s 13-40 record in their second stint of Horizon League play. After doubling the team’s win record in her first ye...

Preview: NKU baseball looks to improve Horizon League performance

Preview: NKU baseball looks to improve Horizon League performance

February 17
Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

The NKU baseball team will look for their first winning season in their Division I history, after going 20-34 during the 2016 season. If the Norse want to take that step forward, they will have to improve the way they perform in Horizon League play. The Norse played well in their mid-week non conference...

Free throws guide Norse to victory over Vikings

Free throws guide Norse to victory over Vikings

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
February 16
Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU Norse men's basketball team hung on in the final minutes of regulation to beat Cleveland State 62-60 in Cleveland. NKU improves to 18-9 overall and 9-5 in Horizon League while Cleveland State falls to 8-19 and 4-11 in conference.  With the victory, the Norse are now tied for third in the Ho...

Norse fall to Penguins in OT

Norse fall to Penguins in OT

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor
February 16
Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU women’s basketball team took the road to play Youngstown State on Thursday, and fell to the Penguins 77-73 in overtime. The Norse have now lost two straight games and sit at 8-18 on the season and 4-10 in the Horizon League. Offensively, the Norse were led by senior Rebecca Lyttle and freshman Tary...

Negro League teams honored at annual All-Star game

Negro League teams honored at annual All-Star game

Kacie Jackson, Contributor
February 16
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, Intramurals, Sports

The Recreation Center basketball court was turned into a makeshift baseball field to celebrate the history of the Negro Baseball League. Negro League teams were represented as NKU Intramural hosted its seventh annual Wiffle Ball game Feb. 17.   Campus Recreation and African Programs and Services came ...

Holland propels Norse to homecoming win

Holland propels Norse to homecoming win

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
February 11
Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team overcame a 13 point deficit late in the second half to beat Milwaukee 69-63 on homecoming night at BB&T Arena.The Norse improve to 17-9 and 8-5 in the Horizon League while Milwaukee falls to 4-10 in Horizon League play and 8-19 overall. The Norse improve to 17-9 and 8-5 in the Horizon League while Milwaukee falls ...

Poor shooting leads to Norse loss

Poor shooting leads to Norse loss

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor
February 11
Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU women’s basketball team lost 41-32 to Valparaiso on Saturday at BB&T Arena. The loss drops the Norse to 8-17 overall and 4-9 in Horizon League play. The loss also means the Norse split the season series with the Crusaders. The Norse came out of the gate slow, making just 15 percent of their shots...

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