The Northerner

Baseball team remains optimistic despite setback

Desherion McBroom, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2014

In their first season playing Division I, the NKU baseball team posted a record of 8-47 finishing in last place in the Atlantic Sun Conference. This was the first losing season for head coach Todd Asalon since he has been at the school. “Our team doesn’t care about what division we’re in, our g...

Softball coach strives for new career milestone

Troy Bendgen, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2014

Softball coach Kathy Stewart is on the verge of a career milestone, her 500th win. Her current all-time record is 484-303 as she starts off her 16th year at NKU. This season coach Stewart comes to the plate with a squad full of veteran players who are looking to finish out their softball careers stron...

Basketball season wraps up

RJ Bryant, Staff Writer

February 27, 2014

As spring approaches, NKU basketball’s second season in Division I is coming to a close. Men’s Basketball The men’s team came into its second season projected to finish fourth in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Currently, they sit at eighth in the conference after a late season rut, failing to g...

They’ve got ’99 problems’ but extra credit ain’t one

Carrie Crotzer, Staff Writer

February 26, 2014

Two NKU students  recently won a national competition for their parody of Jay Z’s “99 Problems” about economics. Mark Nantz and Justin Carzoli faced not only competitors from within their microeconomics class, but also from the University of West Georgia, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Cal...

NKU offers new programs to attract prospective students

Justin Wolstenholme, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2014

With shrinking enrollment, NKU offers new programs for prospective students NKU saw a 1.7 percent decrease of overall enrollment from fall 2012 to fall 2014 and is therefore instating various initiatives to combat the decline, according to Melissa Gorbandt, director of admissions.  As the increasing a...

Spring brings much awaited outdoor events for track team

Sophomore Tyler Thomas competes in high jump during the indoor season last year at Indiana University.

Troy Bendgen, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2014

The university track team is anxiously awaiting its outdoor season after wrapping up its indoor season Feb. 21 at the Atlantic Sun Indoor Championships in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  The switch from the indoor season to the outdoor season is a transition the athletes and coaches train for from the b...

Collegiate sports experience paves way for softball athletes’ futures

Collegiate sports experience paves way for softball athletes’ futures

Troy Bendgen, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2014

Participating in collegiate sports can teach you a lot, and for some students on the women’s softball team it’s turning out to mean learning far more than just skills you can use on the field. Outfielder Dana Jarboe, a senior social work major, said she hopes to apply what she has learned from sof...

Student athletes keep relationship alive despite distance

Student athletes keep relationship alive despite distance

RJ Bryant, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014

As roses and candy hearts are passed around, and romance floats throughout NKU’s campus, two NKU student athletes battle stressful schedules, long distances and the day-to-day struggles of most college students to maintain their unique relationship. In October of 2012, basketball was one of the thi...

NKU men’s basketball falls to Buccaneers

NKU's Dean Danos shoots the ball over FGCU's Hunter Harris, finishing with 10 points in NKU's loss to FGCU Thursday night. NKU lost to Florida Gulf Coast 64-50 Thursday, February 6, 2014 at The Bank of Kentucky Center.

Will Kruspe, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2014

The Norse men’s basketball team fell to the East Tennessee State Buccaneers Feb. 6, at home with a final score of 60-54. After trailing the first half, Jalen Billups and Daniel Camps both made shots in the last minute to give the Norse a 33-24 lead going into the half. Billups earned himself a double...

‘Emergency’ brings diverse array of experiences to NKU

'Emergency' brings diverse array of experiences to NKU

Matt Spaulding, Staff Writer

February 6, 2014

The stage lights are off and the Stauss Theater is completely dark. Deondra Kamau Means begins to speak the first lines of Daniel Beaty’s play “Emergency” as the lights slowly illuminate him and the minimal stage setup consisting of three sails and a few wooden boxes to be used as ships, cars and steps...

Student’s goal to land in the pro’s began at eight-years-old

Student's goal to land in the pro's began at eight-years-old

Will Kruspe, Contributing Writer

January 27, 2014

A degree is what every student is in search of when they endeavor into a college education. But for a select few, it is something much more. Matthew Wetherill is one of those select people searching for something other than a degree. In his pursuits, Wetherill is searching for a pro contract from the P...

Togetherness brings success for women’s basketball team

Togetherness brings success for women's basketball team

RJ Bryant, Staff Writer

January 25, 2014

The Norse women’s basketball players and coaches were at first uncertain as to how being thrown into the mix of teams in the Atlantic Sun Conference would pan out, but settling in has been easier than once expected. “I'm not sure that anyone could speculate on where we would be because no one re...

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