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Members of the NKU volleyball team celebrate a point during the 3-1 win over Oakland on Friday.

Norse down Oakland 3-1 Friday night

Norse push win streak to five
Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor October 16, 2021

In a clash of top-three teams in the Horizon League standings, Northern Kentucky defeated a tough Oakland team on Friday night inside Regents Hall. With the win, the Norse improve to 10-6 overall,...

The Northern Kentucky Norse baseball field, located on campus at NKU.

A dying quail – how baseball lost touch with its younger audience

As October baseball continues on, see how the NKU community feels about the state of the sport
Blake Lehmann, Contributor October 15, 2021

With the Major League Baseball playoffs underway and October baseball in full swing, normally the national pastime would be front and center in everyone’s minds. Discussions about baseball’s biggest...

NKU senior Lily Menssen (3) defends Oaklands Jayna Fraser during the Norse 3-0 loss on Thursday.

Norse fall 3-0 to Oakland, set sights on crucial match against Milwaukee

NKU will face the top team in the Horizon League on Sunday
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief October 14, 2021

One week ago, the Northern Kentucky women’s soccer team had just defeated Purdue Fort Wayne at NKU Soccer Stadium in a lopsided 6-2 fashion, and had extended their winning streak to seven games with...

The NKU mens soccer starters huddle just before kickoff on Wednesday against IUPUI.

Norse defeat IUPUI 3-1 to earn third straight conference victory

All three goals were scored in the first half
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2021

The Northern Kentucky men’s soccer team is entering a crucial part of their schedule as the 2021 fall season comes down the stretch. The Norse will play at Cleveland State and Milwaukee, two of the top...

The starters for the NKU mens soccer team are introduced before their match against Detroit Mercy on Saturday.

Norse win in dramatic overtime battle against Detroit Mercy

Ben Hegge's overtime goal lifts Norse to 1-0 victory
Kyle Neace, Contributor October 10, 2021

Competing against a conference opponent is always going to be a tough game. However, on Saturday, the Northern Kentucky men's soccer team was able to pull out a close win in overtime, defeating Detroit...

Players on the NKU volleyball team cheer from the bench as the Norse defeat IUPUI on Saturday.

NKU volleyball defends home court with weekend sweep of Indiana opponents

Norse defeated Purdue Fort Wayne and IUPUI on Friday and Saturday respectively
Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor October 9, 2021

  The NKU volleyball team is in the midst of a five game homestand, and has now won the first three games in that stretch. Thanks to a four set win over Robert Morris on Tuesday and back-to-back...

Members of the NKU womens soccer team celebrate a goal in the first half against Purdue Fort Wayne. The Norse defeated the Mastodons 6-2 on Thursday.

Norse get six goals from six different players in lopsided win over Purdue Fort Wayne

NKU extends winning streak to seven games
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief October 8, 2021

Over the course of the NKU women’s soccer team winning streak, which hit seven games after Thursday’s victory over Purdue Fort Wayne, the Norse have relied on a stingy defense and back line, surrendering...

NKU outside hitter Joy Banks (6) during the match against Robert Morris on Tuesday.

NKU volleyball defeats Robert Morris in first home match of the season

Reilly Briggs leads Norse with career high in kills
Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor October 5, 2021

  After opening the season with 12 straight road matches, the NKU volleyball team opened at Regents Hall with a win, defeating Robert Morris three sets to one on Tuesday night. The win moves...

Anna Brinkmann (3) during a previous match for NKU. Brinkmann leads the Norse in kills in 2021, and is second in digs.

Anna Brinkmann becoming a leader on the court for NKU volleyball

The senior has been an instrumental leader on and off the court
Kaycee Sloan, Assistant Sports Editor October 2, 2021

Senior Anna Brinkmann has had an impressive three years on the Northern Kentucky University volleyball team. As a freshman in 2018, she was named to the Horizon League All-Freshman team. In 2019 during...

Molly Glick is entering her first season as NKU womens basketball Director of Operations.

“It’s good to be back.” Molly Glick returns as women’s basketball director of operations

Glick last played for the Norse during the 2019-20 season.
Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor October 2, 2021

Being a director of operations for a Division 1 women’s basketball team isn’t easy. As the title implies, they are responsible for all program operations on a day-to-day basis. It is not a job for...

NKU midfielder Kaya Vogt (28) dribbles near the sideline during the Norse 1-0 win over Cleveland State on Sunday.

Norse extend win streak to five games behind Wilmes, solid defense

NKU defeated Cleveland State 1-0 on Sunday afternoon
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2021

As the Northern Kentucky women’s soccer team prepares to enter into the heart of their Horizon League conference schedule, they are doing so while playing their best soccer of the year, extending...

NKU forward Sam Robinson (17) dribbles the ball during NKUs loss to Wright State on Saturday.

Norse lose dramatic battle against rival Wright State on double overtime golden goal

NKU fell 2-1 after Wright State goal in final seconds
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2021

There are tough ways to lose a soccer match, and then there’s how the Northern Kentucky men’s soccer team lost on Saturday night to their Horizon League rival, the Wright State Raiders. Tied...

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