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Jeramiah Israel will be joining the Norse this fall.

How one NKY teen overcame adversity and earned a Division I scholarship

Emory Davis, Photo Editor May 2, 2023

Most kids who have to support their family at the ripe age of 14 would be considered lucky to graduate high school, but a young Erlanger, Kentucky resident has seen beyond obstacles and aims for the...

Robinson plays for Puerto Rico

Robinson plays for Puerto Rico

Torie Houston, Reporter April 18, 2023

NKU soccer player Sam Robinson’s dream came true after playing for the Puerto Rico national team. The senior captain sees this as much more than just an athletic accomplishment: for him it's also a chance...

A’lahn Sumler is among the six Norse mens basketball players who have declared themselves to enter the NCAAs transfer portal. Sumler, who won the Horizon Leagues Freshman of the Week award on Dec. 19 this past season, announced his move on March 20 along with Isaiah Mason.

Sumler, Zorgvol among six Norse men’s basketball players entered into transfer portal

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor April 8, 2023

As the first of the dice fall during March Madness and heading into April, it immediately becomes transfer season, and the online portal database has become a central part of college basketball talk in...

Marques Warrick, a junior from Lexington, Kentucky was vital for the men’s basketball team in the guard position this season. Warrick was appointed to the All-Horizon League 2nd team and named the Horizon League tournament MVP following NKU’s victory over Cleveland State. His 18 points against Cleveland State helped secure the Norse’s ticket to go dancing in March Madness.

Victors: The NKU Athletics Award Show

Emmanuelle Hewson, Reporter April 6, 2023

An electoral college style voting system is making its debut at this year’s Victors.  The new voting system gives every team three votes per award, with a maximum of two votes allowed to be given...

Junior Ben Gerl is one of many players in the baseball program that have gone through the initiation ritual of singing a song on road trip bus rides.

Carpool karaoke a bonding ritual for Norse baseball team

Torie Houston, Reporter April 4, 2023

The Northern Kentucky baseball team has a unique icebreaker tradition that will definitely make any team chemistry strong. At the start of each season, the newcomers to the baseball team have an important...

Marques Warrick takes a breather in between plays during NKU’s 63-52 loss to Houston Thursday night. Warrick was kept off the board in the first half but began to find his footing in the second, finishing with nine points and going 4-for-4 from the free throw line on the night.

A run for their money: Valiant effort falls short for Norse in Round of 64 loss to Houston

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor March 17, 2023

Normally when the central part of an underdog team’s game plan isn’t working, it entails that they’ll end up losing by a significant margin. And normally when you’re a 16-seed going up against...

Norse guard Marques Warrick drives the basket during NKU’s matchup against the University of Cincinnati on Nov. 16. The Norse pulled off a 64-51 win over Houston’s fellow American Athletic Conference member that night, proving their abilities against competition at the Cougars’ level.

Preview: 16-seeded Norse look to shock the nation, upset Houston in Round of 64

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor March 16, 2023

After experiencing the thrill of winning the Horizon League title last Tuesday, the NKU men’s basketball team has a huge mountain to climb if they want to keep dancing in March. But who better than the...

For the first time since 2019, men’s basketball is officially going to the NCAA tournament after a win against Cleveland State Tuesday night.

Norse live to dance another day, claim Horizon championship win over Cleveland State

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor March 8, 2023

Six years to the date when they won in their first appearance in a Horizon League Championship game, the NKU men’s basketball team took center stage yet again on the conference’s biggest stage to punch...

Marques Warrick is fouled while shooting a three-pointer during NKU’s Horizon League Tournament quarterfinal matchup against Oakland. Warrick has scored a combined 44 points in two games in the tournament so far, including 22 during Monday night’s semifinal win against Youngstown State.

Men’s basketball beats Youngstown State in Horizon semifinal, gains shot at redemption

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor March 7, 2023

Coming off the heels of an exciting 81-74 quarterfinal win over Oakland, the NKU men’s basketball team continued their quest to exorcize their demons from last year’s Horizon League championship game...

Pictured left to right: Madison Garrott, Rachel Everson and Alyssa Mathews at Victors 2022.

Celebrating Black History Month with athletic academic advisor Alyssa Mathews

Emmanuelle Hewson, Reporter February 28, 2023

Alyssa Mathews, a native of Mentor, a city in the Cleveland metropolitan area, has been working at NKU since fall 2019. She gained both her bachelor’s degree in athletic training and master's in...

Liam McFadden-Ackman turns on a pitch for his second grand slam in the first inning of Sunday afternoon’s win for the Norse. The junior infielder went 5-for-6 with 10 runs batted in and hit for the cycle in the 27-4 rout of Western Michigan.

McFadden-Ackman’s historic performance headlines baseball’s sweep of Western Michigan

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor February 28, 2023

Coming into the 2023 baseball season, there were some questions raised as to whether or not NKU’s offensive prowess would be where it was just a year ago due to key departures throughout the lineup....

Historic win in preseason shows promising signs for Norse softball

Historic win in preseason shows promising signs for Norse softball

Emory Davis, Photo Editor February 24, 2023

The Norse softball team made history this past weekend by earning the first win against a power five school in NKU’s history. The Norse had a near shutout victory against the Michigan State Spartans,...

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