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NKU’s 2017-2018 men’s basketball schedule released

NKU’s 2017-2018 men’s basketball schedule released

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

Northern Kentucky University released the 2017-2018 men's basketball schedule Wednesday afternoon. The season is set to start on Nov. 4 with an exhibition against Urbana with the regular season starting Nov. 10 against East Tennessee State. "We are currently hard at work preparing for the upcoming ...

UPDATE: NKU reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

UPDATE: NKU reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, Featured Story, Men's Basketball, News

After a year and a half long sexual assault lawsuit, Northern Kentucky University reached a settlement with a female student Wednesday. The woman, Jane Doe, sued the university in 2016 for mishandling her case in 2013. NKU was confident in their legal position, according to a statement released by the university on Thursday, but believed, "proceeding with a lengt...

Chamber of Commerce to honor NKU men’s basketball

Chamber of Commerce to honor NKU men’s basketball

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 17, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team will be the recipient of the ImageMaker award sponsored by Duke Energy, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday.  “It is both humbling and an honor to receive this recognition from the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commer...

Brannen signs contract extension with NKU

Brannen signs contract extension with NKU

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

June 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

NKU men's basketball coach John Brannen and the athletic department have reached an agreement to keep Brannen in Highland Heights for the foreseeable future. Brannen signed a four year contract extension Thursday that keep him as the head coach of the Norse through the 2020-2021 season.  The contract will al...

Gillis, Maxwell released from men’s basketball team

Gillis, Maxwell released from men’s basketball team

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

Brandon Maxwell and Brennan Gillis were released from the men's basketball team on Friday.  "I'd like to thank both Brennan and Brandon for their contributions to the NKU men's basketball," head coach John Brannen said in a statement. "I wish both of them nothing but the best in their future endeavors...

Opinion: Success will bring inevitable change at NKU, other mid-major schools

Opinion: Success will bring inevitable change at NKU, other mid-major schools

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

With Anthony Grant being hired as the new Dayton Flyers head coach, it appears NKU men’s basketball coach John Brannen will be staying in Highland Heights for the 2017 season. The question now is, how much longer will he remain as Norse head coach? My guess is, he will remain the head coach at NK...

Update: Bothof issues statement on Brannen’s status

Update: Bothof issues statement on Brannen’s status

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

Northern Kentucky University athletic director Ken Bothof issued a statement Thursday about renewing the contract of men's basketball head coach John Brannen. “I’ve been saying for the last two years that Northern Kentucky men’s basketball is a program on the rise,” Bothof said in a stateme...

NKU men’s basketball attendance rises with improved record

NKU men’s basketball attendance rises with improved record

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 24, 2017


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

A rise in success by the NKU men’s basketball team has led to an increase in fan participation in BB&T Arena. Average attendance at men’s basketball games has risen considerably this season, thanks to a 24-11 season by the Norse. Average announced attendance at a men’s basketball game this...

The NCAA Tournament: A Sports Writer’s Dream

The NCAA Tournament: A Sports Writer’s Dream

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 24, 2017


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

Somewhere between the time the 15-seeded NKU Norse fell in their first ever NCAA Tournament game to the two-seeded Kentucky Wildcats and when I exited Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, I was walking through the tunnel that connects the court to the media work area underneath the arena. Walking next to me wa...

Timeline: Students gather on campus to watch the game

Timeline: Students gather on campus to watch the game

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

March 19, 2017


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

All over Northern Kentucky, students and fans gathered to see which team would advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Watch parties were held in breweries and restaurants alike, with no watch parties for campus-bound and under-aged students. Activities Programming Board, Student Government...

Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 18, 2017


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

The University of Kentucky got the victory over Northern Kentucky University Friday night, but not before they came face to face with last year's Mr. Kentucky Basketball. Carson Williams was a workhorse in the match up with the Wildcats, scoring 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds against a long Ke...

Norse bid for an upset falls short against Kentucky

Norse bid for an upset falls short against Kentucky

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2017


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

INDIANAPOLIS -- Northern Kentucky made the nation take notice, but it could not pull the monumental upset. A 13-0 run late in the first half gave Kentucky the breathing room it needed, as the Wildcats defeated the Norse 79-70 Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “We knew we had a tremendous challe...

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