The Northerner

Intramural field benefits university in multiple ways

Intramural field benefits university in multiple ways

RJ Bryant, Staff Writer

April 17, 2014

What was once a big patch of brown grass behind the University Suites now stands the Intramural Field Complex, serving as a symbol of NKU’s leap into the future to make the campus greener, both literally and environmentally. In the past, NKU has been a primarily concrete campus with few green areas, but ...

Women’s track team surpasses new heights, breaks records

Women's track team surpasses new heights, breaks records

Troy Bendgen, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2014

In just its second season, the women's track team has reached new heights and has broken records in almost every event this year, whether it be sprints, distance running, jumping, or hurdles. Members from the inaugural women’s track team are priding themselves on their achievements and are pushing ...

Baseball team looking to continuously improve

Baseball team looking to continuously improve

DeSherion McBroom, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2014

After starting their first 17 games on the road, the baseball team has finally arrived home to play in front of their own crowd. “The road is tough. It was nice being in the California paradise while having road games out there, but it’s nice to be back on our own field, to have that comfort of ...

Jalen Billups found out what it was like to watch his dreams vanish

Jalen Billups found out what it was like to watch his dreams vanish

Brook Clifford, Sports Editor

April 2, 2014

A couple days after the NKU men’s basketball team defeated the Navy team 55-46 on Dec. 22, sophomore forward Jalen Billups and the rest of the team were running drills during a practice at The Bank of Kentucky Center. Minutes later, Billups passed out. When he came to, he was convinced his passing out ...

Senior focuses on hitting to round out her game

Troy Bendgen, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014

Senior second baseman Dee Dee Davis has used hard work and dedication to establish herself as a hitting threat every time she steps to the plate. Not only does Davis, a math education major, lead the team in home runs with five, but she also has 16 runs batted in, which has her one RBI behind the tea...

Women’s basketball team makes university history

NKU women's basketball player Kayla Thacker shoots the ball against McNeese State, scoring 25 points and 8 rebounds during NKU's win in the first round of the WBI Tournament. NKU beat McNeese State 84-72 on March 20, 2014 at the Bank of Kentucky Center during the first round of the WBI Tournament. NKU plays College of Charleston at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2014 at TD Arena in Charleston, South Carolina.

RJ Bryant, Staff Writer

March 31, 2014

Following their most successful Division I season as of yet, the NKU women’s basketball team made school history by getting the first ever Division I post-season win in any sport within the university. The Norse were able to end the 2013-14 season with an overall record of 18-13 with an Atlantic Sun C...

Tennis teams hope to improve from last year’s records

Troy Bendgen, Staff Writer

March 26, 2014

The men’s and women’s tennis team season is now in full swing, with a 4-7 start this season. The two teams are hoping to better their 7-16 mark put up during last season. The women’s team has started out their season with a 5-8 record.   Men’s Tennis Team In the team’s most recent ...

Track team voices concerns regarding lack of practice facility on campus

Justin Wolstenholme, Contributing Writer

March 21, 2014

With no regular track facility for the NKU track team to practice at, the players have begun to voice their frustrations. Nicholas Chiarot, a senior who has played four years for the men’s NKU soccer team and is currently on the track team here at NKU, stated that it is difficult to get a feel for ...

Norse basketball coach, players discuss second Division I season

Junior guard Daniel Camps attempts a lay up against FGCU on March 1, in the Bank of Kentucky Center.

Stephen Wilder, Managing/Copy Editor

March 6, 2014

The madness of March ended on the first of the month for a young NKU team that is two years away from eligibility to compete for a spot on the NCAA brackets, as well as the right to participate in conference tournaments. The four-year reclassification period to Division I gives the Norse men’s bask...

NKU enforces no official policy for athletes’ social media

RJ Bryant, Staff Writer

March 6, 2014

Coaches and staff at NKU have realized the growing popularity in social media usage and the potential problems they could create for a Division I athletic program. To avoid any potential problems, coaches and staff said they address this issue early on with student athletes to ensure that the playe...

Norse beat the Hatters, first win in nine games

NKU forward Daniel Camps (15) shoots a layup during the first half of NKU's win over Stetson. NKU won 96-58 against Stetson on Feb. 27, 2014 at The Bank of Kentucky Center.

RJ Bryant, Staff Writer

February 28, 2014

In front of a standing of 2,581 fans in attendance at The Bank of Kentucky Center, the NKU Norse men’s basketball team cruised past the Stetson Hatters with a final score of 96-58. Despite losing the last eight games, the Norse were able to move on and win, increasing the team's overall record to...

Tennis season swings into action

DeSherion McBroom, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2014

It’s around that time to pull out the racks, unload the green balls, pull out the training shoes and get ready for action. It’s tennis season. And after a losing season last year where the men finished 7-19 and the women 2-19, both teams agree that they look to make this year’s season their own. ...

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