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Tate, Mocaby enter Transfer portal

Tate, Mocaby enter Transfer portal

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 27, 2020

Redshirt Junior guard Jalen Tate entered the transfer portal Friday morning. A tweet from basketball analyst Jeff Goodman announced Tate's departure from the NKU men's basketball team. 

NKU Men’s basketball 2020 National Champions

NKU Men’s basketball 2020 National Champions

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 23, 2020

This past weekend would have been NKU’s third showing in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Due to COVID-19, the Norse weren’t able to compete in the national tournament. A lot of teams didn’t even get to start their conference championships, speculation of NKU would play was still out. Villanova and Baylor were number two seeds that popped up the most as NKU’s contenders.

Norse take off their dancing shoes as NCAA tournament canceled nationwide

Norse take off their dancing shoes as NCAA tournament canceled nationwide

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 12, 2020

The NCAA cancelled the men’s and women’s Division I basketball championships on Thursday afternoon, as well as all remaining winter and spring championship events.  The decision comes after the global pandemic of COVID-19, known as coronavirus, in the U.S., and the country’s growing need to pract...

NKU wins the 2020 Horizon League Tournament, 71-62

NKU wins the 2020 Horizon League Tournament, 71-62

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 10, 2020

NKU defeated the UIC Flames 71-62 in the 2020 Horizon League Championship game Tuesday night. The Norse will go onto their third NCCA Tournament appearance in NKU’s Division I history.

NKU men’s basketball team advances to Horizon League Finals

NKU men’s basketball team advances to Horizon League Finals

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 10, 2020

NKU men's basketball team survived and advances to the final round of the Horizon League tournament after defeating the Green Bay Phoenix 80-69. NKU took dominated the last five minutes of the game propelling them into their 11 point win. Redshirt junior guard Jalen Tate scored 23 points, shooting 10-of-15 from the free throw line.

NKU women’s basketball season ends due to last second basket

NKU women’s basketball season ends due to last second basket

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

NKU women's basketball team put on a show at Indiana Farmers Coliseum Monday afternoon. The Norse end their season 20-12 after falling to the Green Bay Phoenix 50-49 in the Horizon League semifinals. 

PHOTO GALLERY: NKU women’s basketball team beats Milwaukee, advances in Horizon League Tournament

PHOTO GALLERY: NKU women’s basketball team beats Milwaukee, advances in Horizon League Tournament

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 6, 2020

NKU women's basketball secured their spot in Indiana after a comeback win over no. 5 Milwaukee Panthers at BB&T Arena. Sophomore point guard Ally Niece led NKU in their 78-58 win with 27 points, shooting 12-of-18 from the field.

A Conversation with Griffin Doersching: Home Run Derby Champion

A Conversation with Griffin Doersching: Home Run Derby Champion

Matthew Dietz, Reporter

March 5, 2020

As Griffin Doersching, the NKU Norse junior first baseman and Home Run Derby champion, stepped up to the plate for his first-round swings at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, he had just one thought going through his mind. “Wow.” In June of 2019, Doersching was invited to participate in the 2019 College Home Run...

NKU men’s basketball ends regular season second in the Horizon League, 64-62

NKU men’s basketball ends regular season second in the Horizon League, 64-62

Matthew Dietz, Contributor

February 29, 2020

The Wright State Raiders men’s basketball team defeated the Northern Kentucky Norse 64-62 on Friday night, writing another chapter in what has become a storied rivalry in the Horizon League.  With the victory, Wright State has clinched the regular-season championship in the Horizon League standings, earning the number-one seed in the Horizon League Tournament.

Preparing BB&T Arena: the game plan before the game

Preparing BB&T Arena: the game plan before the game

Kaycee Sloan, Reporter

February 27, 2020

As March Madness approaches, fans are packing BB&T Arena. Keeping fans safe is the main concern of security staff at BB&T Arena, according to Erik Jones, guest services and event coordinator.  In 2018, NKU was ranked the third safest college campus in the nation, according to the National C...

NKU ends four game home stand in 30 point loss

NKU ends four game home stand in 30 point loss

Matthew Dietz, Contributor

February 16, 2020

The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team was out-hustled and out-played on Sunday afternoon, as the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames came into BB&T Arena and handed the Norse a crushing 73-43 defeat.

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