The Northerner

NKU’s unknown champion: Perce takes home boxing title

Jeremy Perce won the heavyweight division by knocking out his opponent

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

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” signs displayed on the garage door. In the yard, about a hundred feet away from the front door, sits...

A farewell from managing editor and sports editor Christopher Decker

A farewell from managing editor and sports editor Christopher Decker

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

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 Northerner. The experiences I’ve had as a member of The Northerner and as a student in the journ...

Farewell: Notes from the senior editors

Our advisor, Michele Day, with the seniors.

Northerner Staff

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 will be missed. Here are their goodbyes. Ugh, do you have to go? ...

Norse golfer takes home Horizon League Championship

Jacob Poore stands with his fellow competitors at the end of the Horizon League golf tournament

Mike Canizales, Reporter

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 Tournament Individual Championship. “I’ve always thought that he would win before he graduate...

Off-season movement continues with Faulkner release, Rack departure

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

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

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 Sharpe, a transfer from Louisville. Sharpe announced this on his Twitter account. Thank you 🙏🏼 ht...

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.

Kevin Carey, Assistant Sports Editor

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 accomplishment to his resume by being selected as a Lou Henson All-American. The Lou Henson All American team honors the ...

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

Carson Williams (23) watches on during the game against Wright State.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

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 his release from the university on Friday, confirmed by Bryan McEldowney, director of communications f...

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.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

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 the NIT Tuesday night, ending NKU’s season. Louisville advances to play Middle Tennessee State in t...

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.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

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 appear to have the upper hand so far, as reports from the Courier Journal suggest Louisville players...

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.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

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 game. After the game is a different story, according to Drew. “It’s good game and then i...

NKU upset bid falls short against Green Bay

Grayson Rose (10) looks to shoot in the game against Detroit Mercy.

Mike Canizales, Reporter

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. The eighth seeded Northern Kentucky Norse, fell to the one seed Phoenix 61-49 in Little Caesars Arena i...

Horizon League run ends abruptly in quarterfinals for NKU

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

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

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 Caesars Arena. The Norse are now 22-9 on the season and will be eligible to play in the National Invitat...

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