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After 50 years, NKU athletics continues to thrive

Regents Hall serves as a multi-purpose venue for athletics and other events on campus

John Dettor, Contributor

October 27, 2020

As Northern Kentucky University tries to navigate this health crisis, it also is celebrating. It is celebrating 50 years of NKU Athletics, and there are a few accolades to celebrate. Two national championships for women's basketball, one for women's soccer, and many other accomplishments throughout the ...

NKU commit Isaiah Mason talks recruiting process during COVID-19

Isaiah Mason in a previous game.

Chris Burton, Contributor

October 25, 2020

COVID-19 has affected all aspects of life and the college basketball recruiting business is no exception. The recruiting process of talking to coaches, visiting and receiving information about potential college destinations is an important part of a high school player’s journey through their basketbal...

NCAA extends eligibility for student athletes in winter sports

BB&T Arena, home of the NKU Norse basketball.

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor

October 15, 2020

On Wednesday, the NCAA Division I Council decided to extend the eligibility of all winter sport student-athletes, allowing all players who compete in a winter sport during the 2020-21 season to receive an additional year of competition. This decision hardly comes as a surprise since the NCAA previou...

NKU Esports remains undefeated in Rocket League

NKU and McMurry prepare for the beginning of the Rocket League match between the two schools.

Kaycee Sloan, Assistant Sports Editor

October 7, 2020

The Northern Kentucky University Varsity Esports team faced McMurry University and Wayland Baptist University in a game of Rocket League last night. The first match of the night began at 8 p.m. against McMurry University followed by a second match at 9:15 p.m. against Wayland Baptist University.  ...

First female chair of NKU’s Board of Regents recently died

First female chair of NKU’s Board of Regents recently died

Rachel Smith, News Editor

September 25, 2020

Alice Sparks, first woman to chair NKU’s Board of Regents and first female chair of a Kentucky public university, has recently died, administrators announced in a campus-wide email today.  “Her mark on NKU is extensive, and she truly helped shape our university into the institution we are toda...

With NKU athletics postponed, what do intramural leagues look like?

The Intramural Fields in the Booth Residential Village.

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor

September 20, 2020

On Aug. 13, the Horizon League and its Board of Directors came to the decision to postpone competition in fall sports due to COVID-19, affecting various NKU athletic programs. However, despite the absence of official NKU sports such as soccer, golf, volleyball and cross country, students can still e...

Game day during a pandemic: How local restaurants are adjusting

Mac's Pizza Pub in Cold Spring reopened Friday to eager guests.

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor

September 7, 2020

Thursday, Sept. 10 will mark the beginning of a new season in the National Football League, and local restaurants and entertainment venues are preparing for the expected increase in business. Harvey Germain, owner of Mac’s Pizza Pub in Cold Spring, said that Mac’s is preparing to handle the incre...

Former NKU forward Dantez Walton to play overseas

Dantez Walton (32) drives between two Green Bay players during the Semi-Final game of the Horizon League Tournament against Green Bay. The Norse defeated Green Bay 80-69 and move on the face UIC in the final round of the Horizon League Tournament.

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor

September 4, 2020

Former NKU men’s basketball forward Dantez Walton has signed to play professional basketball for Kataja Basket Club in Joensuu, Finland. View this post on Instagram DANTEZ WALTON KOLMAS AMERIKKALAISVAHVISTUS / SEMI SAARI LIIGARINKIIN! 🔊🔊...

How the Rec Center is adjusting to COVID-19 challenges

When working out, students must wear a facial covering.

Matthew Dietz and Kaycee Sloan

August 30, 2020

Since returning to campus for the 2020 Fall semester, NKU students and staff members have been met with a lot of unfamiliarity within campus buildings and school operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many students have seen all of their classes shift to online delivery through Zoom and other v...

Horizon League postpones fall competition due to COVID-19

Horizon League postpones fall competition due to COVID-19

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor

August 13, 2020

On Thursday, the Horizon League and its Board of Directors officially postponed competition for fall sports in the 2020 season. The decision to postpone fall sports for the duration of the season comes almost one month after the Horizon League chose to delay competition until at least October 1, citing health c...

NKU WBB adds Anthony Epps to coaching staff

NKU WBB adds Anthony Epps to coaching staff

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor

July 19, 2020

The NKU Women’s basketball team has added former University of Kentucky basketball player Anthony Epps as an assistant coach, the team announced in a press release on Wednesday. In 2019-20, Epps was the head basketball coach for the boys’ basketball team at Campbellsville High School, guiding the Eagles to a 15-15 record last season. Prior to coaching the b...

Fall sports delayed to October 1

The exterior of BB&T Arena.

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor

July 16, 2020

On Thursday, the Horizon League Council officially decided to postpone the beginning of fall sports competition until October 1. The League and its Council members came to the decision with the interest of protecting the health and safety of the student athletes, coaches and any other affiliates ...

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