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Norse set to collide with FC Cincinnati in exhibition game

Norse set to collide with FC Cincinnati in exhibition game

Kevin Carey, Reporter

January 17, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men’s soccer team will host FC Cincinnati in a spring exhibition match on Tuesday, February 27. This will be the second time the Norse will host the club team. The Norse met the FC Cincinnati’s reserve team last August, with the match ending in a 1-1 tie. This is the first game announced for...

Gallery: Norse get back on track with victory over Cleveland State

Gallery: Norse get back on track with victory over Cleveland State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 15, 2018


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

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team defeated Cleveland State 70-55 Monday night in BB&T Arena. The Norse improve to 12-6 on the season and 5-1 in Horizon League play while Cleveland State falls to 4-15 and 1-5 in conference play. The Norse remain in second place in the Horizon Leagu...

Norse fall short to Raiders in overtime

Norse fall short to Raiders in overtime

Michael Canizales, Reporter

January 15, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

A series of back and forth possessions between the NKU women’s basketball team (4-12, 2-3 Horizon) and Wright State University(13-4, 4-1 Horizon) in the final minutes of the game, resulted in overtime play and a Horizon League loss for the Norse on Saturday afternoon, 68-63. “I’m really prou...

Norse Notebook: Brannen looking for ways to improve against size

Norse Notebook: Brannen looking for ways to improve against size

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 15, 2018


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

If the Norse have suffered one weakness this season, it is that they struggle against size inside. This was exposed against Wright State, who collected four blocks in Thursday’s game. “Size has been an issue so far this season for us in terms of getting the ball where we want to get it,” said J...

Column: Keep the momentum going, Norse Nation

Column: Keep the momentum going, Norse Nation

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 15, 2018


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

There was a time in the not so distant past, as recently as the middle of last season in fact, that the student section at BB&T Arena was mostly empty for NKU basketball games (men’s or women’s). There are only three times I can remember a sizeable student section at any basketball game last ...

Benzinger, Raiders end NKU’s four game win streak

Benzinger, Raiders end NKU’s four game win streak

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 11, 2018


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

BB&T Arena had not witnessed an NKU men's basketball loss since Jan. 20, 2017. 5,000 energized fans filled the arena Thursday, hoping they would witness the 14th straight home victory for the Norse. Instead, they witnessed a career night from Grant Benzinger, who was seemingly unphased by the n...

Preview: NKU takes on Wright State and a way-too-early look at ‘bracketology’

Preview: NKU takes on Wright State and a way-too-early look at ‘bracketology’

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 11, 2018


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

Northern Kentucky men’s basketball welcomes Wright State into BB&T Arena at 7 p.m. Thursday night. The winner will remain undefeated in conference play and hold sole possession of first place in the Horizon League.

Norse escape Detroit thanks to last second basket

Norse escape Detroit thanks to last second basket

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 7, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

A Lavone Holland two-point jumper lifted the Northern Kentucky men's basketball team over Detroit Mercy 56-54 on the road Sunday afternoon.

Grizzlies end NKU’s two game winning streak

Grizzlies end NKU’s two game winning streak

Michael Canizales, Reporter

January 7, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The NKU women’s basketball team (4-11, 2-2 Horizon) had their two game win streak snapped Saturday afternoon, as they fell to Oakland University (9-6, 2-2 Horizon)  at the Athletics Center O’rena in Auburn Hills, Michigan, 79-53. Defense and rebounding proved to be the difference in this one, as NKU was...

Holland scores 1,000th career point in win over Oakland

Holland scores 1,000th career point in win over Oakland

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team defeated the Oakland Grizzlies 87-83 in Oakland Friday night. The Norse move to 3-0 in Horizon League play while the Grizzlies fall to 1-2 in Horizon League play. Lavone Holland scored his 1,000 career point in the second half. He joins Drew McDonald as the second Norse thi...

Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 5, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

It's a big night for NKU men's basketball, as The Norse will take on Oakland on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. on the road. Oakland and NKU were co-favorites to win the Horizon League this season. Oakland is 9-6 on the season and 1-1 in the Horizon League after losing to Green Bay last week. NKU is 9-5 and 2-0 in...

Norse grab second Horizon League victory over Titans

Norse grab second Horizon League victory over Titans

Michael Canizales, Reporter

January 5, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

Kailey Coffey and Taryn Taugher combined for 36 points Thursday night as the NKU women’s basketball team (4-10, 2-1 Horizon) earned a 78-67 road victory over Detroit Mercy (0-14, 0-3 Horizon) at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mi. Taugher and Molly Glick helped the Norse build an 18-9 lead with 3:05 left...

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