The Northerner

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...

Billups expects best season

Billups expects best season

Troy Bendgen, Reporter

November 12, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

It’s a cold late October morning as the men’s basketball team finishes up yet another early practice session. Jalen Billups is standing on the free throw line practicing his shot. He is the last player in the gym on this particular morning. According to Billups, being the last player to leave pr...

Back to fundamentals

Back to fundamentals

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 12, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

For NKU’s men’s basketball 2014-15 season, Head Coach Dave Bezold is primarily focused on consistency and experience in terms of what will bring them a good season. Coming off of a 9-21 season, the Norse hope that their experience will help turn things around for them. Bezold’s five key players...

Assistant coaches bring DI experience

Assistant coaches bring DI experience

Clayton Castle, Reporter

November 12, 2014


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

As the Norse begin their first season of conference postseason eligibility, the men’s basketball team welcomes two new assistant coaches to the ranks, both with Division I college basketball playing experience and one with Division I NCAA tournament experience. This season, Ethan Faulkner and Dante...

Same game, different footing

Clayton Castle, Reporter

November 7, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Video

The men’s basketball team found an unconventional, yet inspiring way to prepare for the upcoming season. Besides the drills, whistles, and sprints, the team practices every Tuesday night in wheelchairs to support the Cincinnati Royals, a wheelchair basketball team in Cincinnati, headed by the Cinci...

Athletic recruitment policies change

Athletic recruitment policies change

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 24, 2014


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

Recruitment is the foundation of any athletic program, and with a recent transition to Division I, NKU has made many changes to the way it seeks out student-athletes. Many variables have changed the recruiting process for NKU coaches, including media coverage and the changing of conferences. With this...

Travel impacts budget

Clayton Castle, Reporter

October 17, 2014


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

As the Northern Kentucky University athletics department enters its third year of the required four year transition period into Division I, competition has increased and improved, and travel costs have gone up. For the 2014-15 fiscal year, NKU will spend nearly $980,000 in travel expenses, said Seni...

Madness takes over the BOK Center

Madness takes over the BOK Center

Clayton Castle, Reporter

October 10, 2014


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

The NKU men’s and women’s basketball teams kicked off their 2014-15 campaigns by hosting their annual Black n Gold Madness for students, staff and fans at the Bank of Kentucky Center on Thursday night. The event, in reference to NKU’s unofficial school colors, included a scrimmage, a 3-point c...

Men’s basketball to be featured on ESPN 1530

Men’s basketball to be featured on ESPN 1530

Troy Bendgen, Reporter

October 9, 2014


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

Starting this 2014-2015 season the NKU men’s basketball team will be featured exclusively on ESPN 1530, an AM station that has range not only in Cincinnati, but also up and down the east coast. Not only can listeners tune in to the radio broadcast, but one can also get the same feed online at espn15...

Beard causes petition

Beard causes petition

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 20, 2014


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

 Facial hair is rarely a thing that causes commotion, often only doing so when it takes extreme form. However over the last week on NKU’s campus this has not been the case, as men’s basketball player Jalen Billups petitioned to save his beard. What started as a resistance to shaving his beard for te...

Big name school to play at NKU

Clayton Castle, Contributor

September 16, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

Famed college basketball head coach Bob Huggins and his West Virginia Mountaineers of the Big 12 Conference will face the Norse men’s basketball team on Dec. 9 at the Bank of Kentucky Center, highlighting the Norse’s 2014-15 schedule. “There’s something to be said for Coach Huggins, coming ba...

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