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2015-16 Must-see men’s basketball games

2015-16 Must-see men’s basketball games

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 10, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

at West VirginiaNovember 13, 7 p.m.Bob Huggins’ squad came to Highland Heights last season and defeated the Norse 67-42. NKU will look to return the favor in Morgantown. Coming off of a 25-10 season, the Mountaineers were picked to finish sixth in the Big 12. Joe Lunardi, ESPN.com bracketologist predicts WVU will make the NCAA tour...

5 years in Detroit; Commissioner sets goals for Horizon League

5 years in Detroit; Commissioner sets goals for Horizon League

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 10, 2015


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

With a new member school and a new partnership for its postseason basketball tournament, it’s been a busy few months for Horizon League Commissioner Jon LeCrone.LeCrone stopped by NKU’s basketball media day to discuss the Norse’s addition to the league and the league’s new tournament home in D...

2015-16 Horizon League men’s basketball preview

2015-16 Horizon League men’s basketball preview

Kari Lakes, Contributor

November 9, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Teams ranked in predicted order in Horizon League preseason poll. Valparaiso (Indiana)Head Coach- Bryce Drew (5th season)Rank- 1st 2014-15: 28-6 overall, 13-3 in the Horizon LeagueWith the record of 28-6, the Crusaders have been picked to win the Horizon League, with four players being named preseas...

Norse win final tuneup against Polar Bears, 81-76

Norse win final tuneup against Polar Bears, 81-76

DeSherion McBroom, Reporter

November 8, 2015


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team started off their season with an exhibition game Saturday against the Bears of Ohio Northern University. The final score was a win for the Norse 81-76.Though the Bears rallied late, the Norse was able to get the victory using strong defense and knocking down their free th...

Men’s basketball Horizon League schedule finalized

Men’s basketball Horizon League schedule finalized

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

September 9, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- The men’s basketball team announced its first-ever Horizon League schedule Monday morning, as well as game times for home contests. A Jan. 2 showdown at Green Bay will be the first Horizon League contest for the men’s basketball team. The game will be carried on ESP...

New floor for the home of the Norse

New floor for the home of the Norse

William Borland, Contributor

September 5, 2015


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

When the Norse take to the basketball court in mid-November for their first games, the surface beneath them will have a whole new look to it. Several changes have faced NKU Athletics in the past year, but none of them stand as bolding as the new John L. Griffin basketball court in the newly named...

Men’s basketball announce non-conference schedule

Men’s basketball announce non-conference schedule

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

August 31, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

Games at West Virginia, Xavier and Michigan highlight the non-conference men’s basketball schedule announced Monday on the Norse Athletics website.Norse Head Coach John Brannen announced the 11-game non-conference schedule. The regular season opens with a trip to Morgantown, West Virginia to play the Mo...

NKU athletics progress in third year of Division I

NKU athletics progress in third year of Division I

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 29, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features, Volleyball, Women's Basketball

The NKU athletics program will be completing its third year in Division I competition at the end of the Spring season. From both soccer teams winning a game in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament, to the men’s basketball head coach being fired, there were many highs and lows to the 2014-15 athletics se...

A-Sun freshman of the year leaving NKU

A-Sun freshman of the year leaving NKU

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 15, 2015


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

Coming off its first year of postseason action and the subsequent firing of its head coach, the NKU men’s basketball lost three players from next year’s team to transfer, according to the NKU athletics department. Freshman guard Tayler Persons, who was named Atlantic Sun freshman of the year, ann...

DI coaching changes not uncommon

DI coaching changes not uncommon

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 9, 2015


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

Recent changes to the NKU men’s basketball coaching roster brought much shock to the community, however the loss of a head coach for unknown reasons during a transition to Division I is not something new in the world of college basketball. According to NKU President Mearns, the firing of former He...

Brannen officially announced as next NKU men’s basketball head coach

Brannen officially announced as next NKU men’s basketball head coach

Carrie Crotzer and Clayton Castle, Managing Editor and Sports Editor

April 7, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

When the NKU men’s basketball team takes the court for their final season in the four-year Division I reclassification period, a new face will be at the front of the sideline. It was announced late Monday, April 6 that John Brannen would be the next head coach for the Norse. He was formally introduce...

BREAKING: NKU announces new men’s basketball head coach

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

April 6, 2015


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

NKU Athletic's announced late Monday that John Brannen would be the next head coach for the men's basketball team. “I am humbled and honored to be the next men’s basketball coach at Northern Kentucky University,” Brannen said in an official release from the school. “I want to thank President...

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