The Northerner

Hot Seat: Hailey Shanahan

Hot Seat: Hailey Shanahan

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 30, 2015

Hailey ShanahanTennisJuniorBiology major Hailey Shanahan is a junior college-transfer from Temple Community College in Texas. A native of Australia, Shanahan finished her first season at NKU with a 5-17 singles record in top-flight matches. Shanahan also had a doubles record 8-13 while playing in...

NKU athletics progress in third year of Division I

NKU guards Chad Jackson (top right), Tyler White (left) and center Jalen Billups (bottom right) struggle to rebound the ball against FGCU's Marc-Eddy Norelia (center) during NKU's 59-65 loss to FGCU. NKU lost to Florida Gulf Coast 59-65 at The Bank of Kentucky Center on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 29, 2015

The NKU athletics program will be completing its third year in Division I competition at the end of the Spring season. From both soccer teams winning a game in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament, to the men’s basketball head coach being fired, there were many highs and lows to the 2014-15 athletics se...

Miller’s stellar outing gives NKU baseball hard-fought win over Maryville

Chris Looy, Contributor

April 16, 2015

The NKU baseball team squeaked past the Maryville Scots, 3-1, on the heels of a dominant pitching performance from junior Tyler Miller on Wednesday afternoon. “I had everything working for me out there,” Miller said. “I located my fastball well and was able to throw my secondary pitches for strik...

A-Sun freshman of the year leaving NKU

NKU guard Tayler Persons dribbles the ball while holding off a West Virginia University defender during NKU's loss to WVU.

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 15, 2015

Coming off its first year of postseason action and the subsequent firing of its head coach, the NKU men’s basketball lost three players from next year’s team to transfer, according to the NKU athletics department. Freshman guard Tayler Persons, who was named Atlantic Sun freshman of the year, ann...

Lauren Hill taught us more than how to shoot a lay-up

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 10, 2015

Let me start off by saying that I never met Lauren Hill. I haven’t seen anything more than the images on a computer or the video on the evening news. However, Lauren Hill is one of those people who you don’t need to meet in order for her to touch your heart and soul with her story. Lauren Hill, a f...

Hot Seat: Kaitlyn Hooper

Hot Seat: Kaitlyn Hooper

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 10, 2015

Kaitlyn Hooper Track and Field Senior Nursing Major Kaitlyn Hooper is a senior long distance runner for the NKU Track and Field team. She currently leads the team with the best time in the 10,000M at 39:59.09. Her other times this season include a 19:12.71 in the 5,000M and 5:23.40 in the 1500M. B...

DI coaching changes not uncommon

DI coaching changes not uncommon

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 9, 2015

Recent changes to the NKU men’s basketball coaching roster brought much shock to the community, however the loss of a head coach for unknown reasons during a transition to Division I is not something new in the world of college basketball. According to NKU President Mearns, the firing of former He...

Brannen officially announced as next NKU men’s basketball head coach

John Brannen is announced as NKU men's basketball head coach, April 8, 2015.

Carrie Crotzer and Clayton Castle, Managing Editor and Sports Editor

April 7, 2015

When the NKU men’s basketball team takes the court for their final season in the four-year Division I reclassification period, a new face will be at the front of the sideline. It was announced late Monday, April 6 that John Brannen would be the next head coach for the Norse. He was formally introduce...

Hot Seat: Allie Conner

Hot Seat: Allie Conner

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 2, 2015

Allie Conner Softball Senior Athletic Training   Allie Conner is the starting catcher for the softball team and has started all but one game this season for the Norse. She currently has a .967 fielding percentage and collected her first multiple-RBI game of the season on Mar. 29 against Lip...

Who might replace Bezold as head coach?

Jordan Jackson dribbles the ball up the court in NKU's match-up against West Virginia. NKU took on WVU on Dec. 7, 2014, losing 67-42.

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 1, 2015

Since the announcement of NKU’s decision to fire longtime men’s basketball Head Coach Dave Bezold, many analysts have speculated who may be in the mix to be the next Norse head coach. I sat down and analyzed the two most common names thrown out there and why I believe they may or may not be a good...

Hot Seat: Landon Osbourne

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

March 26, 2015

Landon Osbourne Golf Sophomore Business Administration Landon Osbourne has appeared in all six tournaments for the Norse this season, where he averages a score of 76.27 per round. This season, he has played 15 rounds. His lowest score came at the Leo Keenan Invitational last fall, where he shot a ...

NKU women end strong season with loss in WBI

NKU forward Kaitlyn Gerrety shoots the ball while being defended by two Marshall defenders. NKU lost to Marshall 81-79 in the first round of the WBI at The Bank of Kentucky Center on Thursday, Mar. 19, 2015.

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

March 25, 2015

After an opening round loss in the Women’s Basketball invitational (WBI) tournament to Marshall, the NKU women’s basketball team’s season came to end after a third straight winning record in Division I, a trip to the Atlantic Sun Conference championship game, and a third consecutive berth to th...

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