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Gallery: Norse comeback falls short against Colonials

Gallery: Norse comeback falls short against Colonials

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 21, 2017


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

The NKU women's basketball team lost to Robert Morris 59-50 on Tuesday afternoon. The Norse fall to 0-4 on the season while Robert Morris earns their first win of the season. "Credit to Robert Morris. They've won their league two years in a row," NKU head coach Camryn Whitaker said. "There is no one ...

Holland named Horizon League Player of the Week

Holland named Horizon League Player of the Week

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 20, 2017


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

After leading the Norse to the Island of the Bahamas Showcase final, Lavone Holland II was named Horizon League Player of the Week Monday afternoon. Over the weekend, Holland averaged 16.3 points per game (ppg), five assists per game and nearly two steals per game. Holland shot 50 percent from the ...

Norse season ends in loss to Cleveland State

Norse season ends in loss to Cleveland State

Michael Canizales, Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The Northern Kentucky University volleyball season came to an end Saturday after losing to the number one seeded Cleveland State Vikings in the semi-finals of the Horizon League Tournament 3-1 (25-23,25-15,19-25,25-19) at Woodling Gymnasium. The Norse (12-15 overall, 7-9 Horizon) were led by First Team All-League H...

Norse upset Jaguars; advance to face Cleveland State

Norse upset Jaguars; advance to face Cleveland State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The sixth seeded NKU volleyball team defeated the three seeded IUPUI 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-18, 25-19) in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League tournament on Friday.  NKU recorded 60 kills in the match while the Jaguars could only kill 48 balls. The Norse also had a .195 hitting percentage while IUP...

Norse fend off James Madison in Bahamas

Norse fend off James Madison in Bahamas

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team 87-78 in the first game of the Island of the Bahamas Showcase. The Norse improve to 3-0 on the season while the Dukes fall to 1-2. The Norse were led by Lavone Holland II, who scored 24 points and shot 57 percent from behind the three point line. Holland also dished ou...

Foul trouble dooms Norse against Illinois State

Foul trouble dooms Norse against Illinois State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The NKU women's basketball team fell to Illinois State 49-37 Wednesday night at Illinois State. The Norse start the season 0-2 while the Redbirds are 1-1. NKU sent the Redbirds to the free throw line 26 times in the game. Illinois State made 16 of those free throws. The Norse only shot six free thro...

Norse cruise past Quakers; head to Bahamas next week

Norse cruise past Quakers; head to Bahamas next week

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 12, 2017


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

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team defeated Wilmington College 93-65 Sunday afternoon in BB&T Arena. The Norse move to 2-0 on the season while the Quakers start the season 0-1. NKU head coach John Brannen was not pleased with the way his team, particularly the starting five, played in first hal...

Kent State rally too much for NKU in season opener

Kent State rally too much for NKU in season opener

Michael Canizales, Reporter

November 11, 2017


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

The NKU women's basketball team opened the 2017-18 season with a 59-54 loss to Kent State inside BB&T Arena on Saturday afternoon. “You’ve got to give a lot of credit to Kent State,” said head coach Camryn Whitaker. “They went to their first team all-conference player [Jordan Korinek] in the s...

Preview: Expectations high for reigning Horizon League champions

Preview: Expectations high for reigning Horizon League champions

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 9, 2017


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

When Newport Central Catholic graduate Drew McDonald committed to NKU to play basketball, he dreamed of making the Norse a competitive Division I program. What he didn’t anticipate, however, was standing on the court of the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit celebrating a Horizon League championship in j...

Preview: Norse will look to lone senior for leadership

Preview: Norse will look to lone senior for leadership

Austin Elmore, Reporter

November 8, 2017


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

After going 9-22 in her first season as head coach of the NKU women’s basketball team, Camryn Whitaker is looking to improve, but it won’t be easy. “We’ve got five sophomores and seven freshmen, so the makeup of our team right now is so different.” Whitaker said. Of the 13 Norse on the r...

Barkei named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year

Barkei named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU goalkeeper Jim Barkei was named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year Monday afternoon. The redshirt junior had a .797 save percentage in his first year as a Norse after transferring from Loyola along with a .84 goals against average. Barkei recorded eight shutouts during the regular season, which ran...

Men’s basketball season ticket sales soar

Men’s basketball season ticket sales soar

Kevin Carey, Reporter

November 6, 2017


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

NKU’s men’s basketball team has already sold 1,200 season tickets for their 2017-18 schedule: an increase that nearly doubles last year’s sales, according to the NKU marketing department “Winning is the thing that does it for the most part,” assistant athletic director for marketing, promoti...

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