The Northerner

Men’s basketball team takes preventative measures for cold and flu season

Men’s basketball team takes preventative measures for cold and flu season

Troy Bendgen, Reporter

December 10, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

The cold, blistery air keeps most people indoors this time of year as all sorts of viruses seem to go spreadl. Cold and flu season can wreak havoc on anyone, including those on the men’s basketball team. The season is in full swing and the team has played more away games than home. Constant close con...

Tayler Persons: freshman in command

Tayler Persons: freshman in command

Troy Bendgen, Reporter

December 9, 2014


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

Not only is Tayler Persons leading the men’s basketball team in average points with 11.3 per game, he also is leading the way in assists (3.1 per game), rebounds (4.6 per game) and steals with nine total on the season. The freshman guard from Kokomo, IN. was awarded for his early season efforts b...

Loss delivers lessons for men’s basketball

Loss delivers lessons for men’s basketball

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

December 7, 2014


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

NKU men’s basketball team saw their biggest crowd since going Division I Sunday night as they took on the West Virginia Mountaineers at home, taking their fifth loss of the season 67-42. NKU started the first half strong with Chad Jackson picking up the first six points of the game for NKU. "I think I’m just...

PREVIEW: West Virginia at Northern Kentucky

PREVIEW: West Virginia at Northern Kentucky

Clayton Castle, Reporter

December 5, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

When the West Virginia Mountaineers visit The Bank of Kentucky Center on Sunday night, there will be a lot of firsts happening. For example, this will be the first time a ranked-Division I opponent has made a regular season trip to Northern Kentucky. This will also be the first time a team from the Bi...

Norse struggle against UT-Martin

Norse struggle against UT-Martin

Clayton Castle, Reporter

December 3, 2014


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

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball struggled to score and take advantage of turnovers in their game against UT-Martin on Wednesday night, resulting in the Norse falling short of its fourth win of the season, losing to the Skyhawks by a score of 71-56 in front of 1,272 fans at The Bank of Kentucky Ce...

Men’s basketball dominate Ohio Mid-Western

Men’s basketball dominate Ohio Mid-Western

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 22, 2014


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

Every player on the men’s basketball team saw the court Saturday night against Ohio Mid-Western as NKU dominated in a 98-48 win. The game started off quick for the Norse as they took of on a 17-0 run before OMW would get their first points just over six minutes into the game. Tyler White would pick...

Bezold gets win in 300th game of career

Bezold gets win in 300th game of career

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 19, 2014


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

NKU men’s basketball took on North Carolina A&T Wednesday night garnering their first win of the season, defeating the Aggies 68-55. The game, which was the team’s first home game of the year, also marked David Bezold’s 300th game in his time as head coach for the Norse. "I honestly didn’...

Men’s basketball key players

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 12, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Gearing up for a difficult season is no easy feat for anyone, and the men’s basketball team is no exception. The team has been practicing for just over a month now, and there are already stand-out players who could prove to be key to the season. Head Coach Dave Bezold started off his list of key ...

Coach Bezold looks back at last 25 years

Coach Bezold looks back at last 25 years

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 12, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

Home is where the heart is and for some their heart has been at NKU for longer than they realized. 25 years in and Men’s Basketball Head Coach Dave Bezold heart is still at home with NKU. “I’ve never been a person that thought the grass was greener somewhere else,” Bezold said. In his decision to stay at...

Third season as Division I brings big name competition

Third season as Division I brings big name competition

Carrie Crotzer and Troy Bendgen

November 12, 2014


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

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are gearing up for their third season as a Division I program, and this season brings for the Norse a face-off against many experienced NCAA tournament teams. Men’s Basketball The men’s squad will face Wisconsin in their away season opener on Nov. 1...

Incoming freshmen

Incoming freshmen

Gavin Colton and Troy Bendgen

November 12, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

With an incoming freshmen class of six compared to last year's 10, NKU's basketball program is hoping to become better rounded by diversifying their player types. The Northerner recently sat down with Men's Basketball Head Coach Dave Bezold and Women's Basketball Head Coach Dawn Plitzuweit to see exac...

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.
Men’s Basketball