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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...

Potential employers to gather at NKU for Career Expo

Potential employers to gather at NKU for Career Expo

Cole Grecco, News Editor
February 20
Filed under Featured Story, News

Students looking to prepare for post-graduation job opportunities will have their annual opportunity to do so Wednesday. The NKU Career Expo will take place Feb. 22 from 2-5 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. There will be more than 135 employers in attendance spanning all parts of the economy and looking to...

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...

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...

NKU PR director Nageleisen leaving for UC Health

NKU PR director Nageleisen leaving for UC Health

Brittney Gunter, Reporter
February 17
Filed under Featured Story, News

Amanda Nageleisen, NKU’s director of public relations, has accepted a position with communications at the University of Cincinnati-Health. Nageleisen has been the director of public relations for Northern Kentucky University since May 2015 and will leave NKU today. “We have a really good transition pl...

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...

WVXU-HD2 aims to fill the gap left by WNKU

WVXU-HD2 aims to fill the gap left by WNKU

Cole Grecco, News Editor
February 16
Filed under Featured Story, News

Cincinnati Public Radio announced today that 91.7 WVXU-HD2 will play the AAA (adult album alternative) music format, “In an effort to fill the gap the loss of WNKU leaves behind.” Richard Eiswerth, Cincinnati Public Radio’s president and general manager, said in a release that they also lament...

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 ...

Student: ‘I can’t imagine not having it anymore’

Student: ‘I can’t imagine not having it anymore’

Hannah Hagedorn, Assistant News Editor
February 15
Filed under Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

Mitchell Sellars said he was disappointed to see Northern Kentucky University part with something so unique. “Not many other universities have their own radio station, and now we won’t either,” Sellars said.   The Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents announced the sale of WNKU Tuesday; a decision tha...

WATCH | NKU e-sports

WATCH | NKU e-sports

Christopher Decker, Gil Brummett and Matt Krimmer, Sports Editor and Contributors
February 14
Filed under Featured Story, Video

"Housed in the technology center of campus, NKU’s budding e-sports team is ready to make some significant progress in the field. After partnering with NKU professor Alexis Pulos last semester, students Ryan Guard and Lukas Raley organized the group, gathering assistance from other students such as...

BREAKING: Mearns to leave after spring commencement

BREAKING: Mearns to leave after spring commencement

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor
February 14
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- President Geoffrey Mearns will leave Northern Kentucky University after spring commencement on May 7. An interim president is expected to be named before May, according to a letter sent Tuesday from Board of Regents Chair Rich Boehne.  The email said that the Board of Regent...

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