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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...

Horizon League run ends abruptly in quarterfinals for NKU

Horizon League run ends abruptly in quarterfinals for NKU

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 4, 2018


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

For the third year in a row, the number one seed in the Horizon League tournament fell in the quarterfinal round. The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team fell to Cleveland State 89-80 in Little Caesars Arena. The Norse are now 22-9 on the season and will be eligible to play in the National Invitat...

Preview: Women’s basketball ready to take on Detroit Mercy

Preview: Women’s basketball ready to take on Detroit Mercy

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

At the beginning of February, it seemed the NKU Norse women’s basketball team had found their stride. A three game win streak over Milwaukee, Oakland and Detroit Mercy had the Norse sitting in sixth place in the Horizon League standings. The momentum did not last, however, as the Norse would lose thei...

Preview: Tate excited to make impact in first Horizon League tournament

Preview: Tate excited to make impact in first Horizon League tournament

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 2, 2018


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

Last season, Jalen Tate was just along for the ride as the NKU men’s basketball team advanced to the Horizon League championship game. Tate received medical redshirt last season after injuring his hand after just eight games. For the rest of the season, he watched from the sidelines as his teamm...

Norse players honored in Horizon League voting

Norse players honored in Horizon League voting

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 28, 2018


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

The Horizon League announced the 2018 All-League honorees and season awards for both men’s and women’s basketball on Wednesday. NKU’s Drew McDonald was named to the First Team All-Horizon League but fell short in the voting for Player of the Year, which went to Oakland’s Kendrick Nunn. It is...

Norse fall to FC Cincinnati in spring exhibition match

Norse fall to FC Cincinnati in spring exhibition match

Kevin Carey, Assistant Sports Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Norse opened up their spring season with a 3-0 loss to FC Cincinnati Tuesday Night at the NKU Soccer Stadium. FC Cincinnati is coming off a trip to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup last season and a trip to the USL playoffs in the previous two. The last time these two teams met wa...

#NorseNotebook Who should win Horizon League Player of the Year?

#NorseNotebook Who should win Horizon League Player of the Year?

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 27, 2018


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

While it should be understood team sports largely don’t rely on a single person to carry a team, the Horizon League Player of the Year results, which will be revealed on Wednesday, may come down to which player helped their team win the most. In my mind, there are only two potential choices for Horizon Lea...

GALLERY: Norse cut down the nets after winning regular season title

GALLERY: Norse cut down the nets after winning regular season title

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 26, 2018


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

After a steak dinner and a joyful bus ride home, the Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team cut down the nets in BB&T Arena after clinching the Horizon League regular season title in a 75-56 win against IUPUI. The victory topped off a season that saw the Norse collect 22 wins, 15 o...

NKU wins Horizon League regular season title with victory over IUPUI

NKU wins Horizon League regular season title with victory over IUPUI

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 25, 2018


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

For the first time in the Division I era, the Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team has captured their conference's regular season title. The Norse defeated IUPUI 75-56 on Sunday afternoon, clinching the Horizon League regular season title and the number one seed in the postseason tournament...

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