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NKU’s unknown champion: Perce takes home boxing title

NKU’s unknown champion: Perce takes home boxing title

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

May 26, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

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...

Softball rookies make the switch from varsity to collegiate play

Softball rookies make the switch from varsity to collegiate play

Michael Canizales, Reporter

May 8, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Softball, Sports, Sports Features

Freshmen women's softball players Hailey Whitmer, Faith Howard and Josie Frazier are among the latest crop of Norse rookies making the switch from high school varsity teams to an accredited college program, and they came prepared.

WATCH: Sunjic shines as NKU’s breakout tennis star

WATCH: Sunjic shines as NKU’s breakout tennis star

Michael Canizales, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Tennis, Video

Born in Split, Croatia, Margita Sunjic moved to the United States in order to pursue a better opportunity for herself in the world of tennis. Since her arrival, Sunjic has won multiple awards for NKU, including Freshman of the Year and Horizon League Player of the Year twice. 

Norse golfer takes home Horizon League Championship

Norse golfer takes home Horizon League Championship

Michael Canizales, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Golf, Sports

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

Off-season movement continues with Faulkner release, Rack departure

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

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

McDonald named to Lou Henson All-American Team

Kevin Carey, Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

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?

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

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

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...

Williams granted release from NKU

Williams granted release from NKU

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

NKU’s sophomore forward Carson Williams has been granted his release from the university and will transfer to a different program. The release was confirmed by NKU director of communications Bryan McEldowney. The department declined to comment any further on the situation. Williams started the...

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

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

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

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

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

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

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

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

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

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

NKU upset bid falls short against Green Bay

Michael Canizales, Reporter

March 4, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

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...

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