The Northerner

NKU’s unknown champion: Perce takes home boxing title

Jeremy Perce won the heavyweight division by knocking out his opponent
May 26, 2018

Tucked away on top of a hill just off Madison Avenue in Covington is a large, brown house. The house has no defining signage or advertising, other than “Beware of Dog” and “Private Property, No Trespassing”...

A farewell from managing editor and sports editor Christopher Decker

A farewell from managing editor and sports editor Christopher Decker
April 26, 2018

I wasn’t sold on NKU when I first arrived on campus. As a commuter and a working student, I felt disconnected from the school I traveled to for classes every day. That was until I officially joined The...

Farewell: Notes from the senior editors

Our advisor, Michele Day, with the seniors.
April 26, 2018

We admit: We're more than a little sad to let our seniors go. From reporting on the fly (sometimes skipping class to do so, shh...) to working long hours and late nights in the newsroom, our graduates...

Norse golfer takes home Horizon League Championship

Jacob Poore stands with his fellow competitors at the end of the Horizon League golf tournament
April 26, 2018

Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida—Jacob Poore started the day with a two-stroke lead; the Northern Kentucky University men’s golfer carded a final round one under par 72, which won him the 2018 Horizon League...

Off-season movement continues with Faulkner release, Rack departure

Head Coach John Brannen talks to Mason Faulkner (11) during the game against Youngstown State.
April 5, 2018

This off-season should prove to be a period of change for the Norse, with many members of the team leaving the roster. Williams’ transfer left a scholarship spot open, which was  awarded to Tyler...

McDonald named to Lou Henson All-American Team

Drew McDonald (34) talks to Head Coach John Brannen during a free throw during the game against Louisville.
April 3, 2018

Drew McDonald started his junior season the Horizon League Pre-Season Player of the Year and concluded with being selected to the All-League First Team in the Horizon League. McDonald can now add another...

With Williams transfer, where do the Norse go from here?

Carson Williams (23) watches on during the game against Wright State.
March 28, 2018

When NKU takes the court next fall, they’ll do so without senior starters Jordan Garnett and Lavone Holland II. More unexpected is the release of sophomore forward Carson Williams. Williams was granted...

Gallery: Cardinals rally in second half to end NKU’s season

Lavone Holland II (30) reacts to the loss to Louisville at the KFC Yum center.
March 13, 2018

For two and a half quarters it appeared NKU would have a chance to complete an upset over Louisville. The Norse, however, fell to the Cardinals 66-58 in the KFC YUM Center in the first round of...

Preview: Norse set to battle Louisville in first round of the NIT

Lavone Holland II (30) looks for a teammate to pass to during the game against Cleveland State at Little Caesars Arena.
March 13, 2018

Last week after NKU lost to Cleveland State in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League tournament, head coach John Brannen said the NIT would be about which team would be most excited to play. The Norse...

Like mother, like son; Drew McDonald joins mother Christie in NKU history books

Drew McDonald (34) hugs his mother before the net cutting in BB&T Arena after securing 1st place in Horizon League.
March 13, 2018

During most NKU men’s basketball games, Christie McDonald sits in the stands as if she is a coach; her expression is stern, not wanting her son, Drew, to be able to read what she is thinking during a...

NKU upset bid falls short against Green Bay

Grayson Rose (10) looks to shoot in the game against Detroit Mercy.
March 4, 2018

After stunning the Green Bay at the BB&T Arena earlier in the season, NKU couldn’t complete the upset again in Saturday's quarterfinal round of the Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship....

Horizon League run ends abruptly in quarterfinals for NKU

Drew McDonald (34) reacts to the loss against Cleveland State at Little Caesars Arena.
March 4, 2018

For the third year in a row, the number one seed in the Horizon League tournament fell in the quarterfinal round. The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team fell to Cleveland State 89-80 in Little...

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