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Drew McDonald (34) reacts to a foul on the court during the game against UC. McDonald had 3 fouls on the night and had only 8 points on the game.

NKU falls to UC on the road, 78-65

Drew McDonald finished two rebounds shy of the Norse's all-time rebound record of 859, held by LaRon Moore since 1997
Mike Canizales, Sports Editor December 5, 2018

It only took 30 years for NKU and the University of Cincinnati to renew their rivalry on the basketball court, but in front of a crowd of over 11,000 at Fifth Third Arena, the Bearcats coasted to a...

Drew McDonald (34) goes up for a shot during the game against Thomas More. McDonald had 14 points during the game.

McDonald earns second Horizon League Co-Player of the Week honors

The Cold Spring, Kentucky native is currently second all-time in rebounds with 850, 10 away from setting a new Norse career mark
Mike Canizales, Sports Editor December 4, 2018

After leading the Norse to back-to-back victories over Morehead State and UMBC last week, senior forward Drew McDonald was named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week, alongside Green Bay's ShanQuan Hemphill...

Tyler Sharpe (15) reacts after a play during the game against UMBC.

McDonald scores 21 to lead NKU past UMBC, 78-60

The senior forward (McDonald) is 10 rebounds shy of passing LaRon Moore's (NKU) all-time rebound record of 859
Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor December 1, 2018

Fresh off his triple-double against Morehead State on Tuesday night, Horizon League preseason MVP Drew McDonald tallied 21 points and five rebounds to help the Norse past last year's NCAA Tournament...

Drew McDonald (34) shoots during the game against Coastal Carolina. McDonald shot 8-of-12 from the field on the night.

McDonald named to the 2019 Lou Henson Award Watch List

This award is given to the nation's top mid-major player
Mike Canizales, Sports Editor November 30, 2018

NKU senior standout Drew McDonald has been named to the 2018-19 Lou Henson Award Watch List for the second consecutive season. This award is presented to the nation's top mid-major player in Division...

Haley Libs (4) jumps to hit a ball during the game against Oakland. Libs had 14 kills during the game.

Volleyball falls to Miami (OH) in first round of NIVC

Ashton Terrill became the 21st Norse in program history to accumulate 1,000 digs in a career
Jasmine Smart, Reporter November 30, 2018

The NKU women’s volleyball team season ended in the first round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship, after being swept by Miami (OH) in three sets (25-14, 25-18, 25-22) on Thursday night....

Drew McDonald (34) goes up for a shot during the game against Thomas More. McDonald had 14 points during the game.

McDonald posts triple-double in win over Morehead State

Craig Conley was last Norse to accomplish this feat, recording 24 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists on Feb. 3, 2001
Mike Canizales, Sports Editor November 28, 2018
It only took 6,506 days, but Craig Conley now has company in NKU's triple-double club, as Drew McDonald became the long-awaited second member on Tuesday night.
Ashton Terrill (6) celebrates after a Norse point during the game against Oakland.

Volleyball earns postseason tournament bid

The Norse extend their season for the first time in the Division I era
Mike Canizales , Sports Editor November 27, 2018

The NKU women’s volleyball team advanced to the postseason for the first time in the Division I era, when they earned a bid to the 2018 National Invitational Volleyball Championship on Sunday night. “We...

Samari Mowbray (5) fights to shoot during the game against University of Pikeville.

NKU drops fourth straight; lose to Austin Peay 52-48

Molly Glick became the 13th Norse in program history to sink 100 three-pointers in a career
Mike Canizales, Sports Editor November 27, 2018

Despite holding Austin Peay to just 15-of-43 (34.9 percent) shooting, the NKU women’s basketball team fell to the Governors 52-48 on the road Monday night. With the loss, the Norse drop to 1-4 on the...

Drew McDonald (34) goes up for a shot during the game against Wabash. McDonald had 10 points on the game.

NKU falls to UCF on the road, spoiling 6-game win streak

Drew McDonald led the Norse with 22 points, 8 rebounds
Mike Canizales , Sports Editor November 25, 2018

After helping the Norse to their best start (6-0) in the Division I era, Drew McDonald's 22-point performance was no match for the University of Central Florida and their 7'6" blocking specialist Tacko...

Samari Mowbray (5) fights to shoot during the game against University of Pikeville.

Women’s basketball drop three straight, fall to Belmont 71-53

Norse shot 32.2 percent from the floor and 32.3 percent from beyond the arc
Ty Debonis, Contributor November 23, 2018
After falling to the Belmont Bruins by a score of 71-53 at home on Wednesday night, the NKU women's basketball team suffered their third straight defeat and dropped to 1-3 on the season.
Drew McDonald (34) is recognized as the tournaments Most Valuable Player following the game against Coastal Carolina. McDonald had 31 points on the game.

McDonald named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week

The senior standout led the Horizon League in rebounding for the week and helped the Norse to their best start (6-0) in the Division I era
Mike Canizales, Sports Editor November 20, 2018

After leading the Norse to a perfect 3-0 record en route to the team title in the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic, Drew McDonald was named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week, along with Green...

Kailey Coffey (23) drives toward the basket during the game against Alderson Broaddus. Coffey had 6 pints on the game.

Norse drop two at Kent State Classic

Grayson Rose combined for 17 points and 15 rebounds
Mike Canizales, Sports Editor November 19, 2018

The NKU women's basketball team traveled north to the Kent State Classic in Kent, Ohio over the weekend and came home with a pair of tough losses. The Norse opened play on Saturday evening with a heartbreaking...

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