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WATCH: Get ready for the big game: NKU vs. UK

WATCH: Get ready for the big game: NKU vs. UK

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 16, 2017


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

A look at the Wildcats Kentucky is currently ranked fifth in the nation by the Associated Press with a 26-5 record in the regular season. The Wildcats won the SEC regular season and postseason championship, beating Arkansas on Sunday to claim their 30th SEC championship. The Wildcats are ranked fift...

WATCH: Allegiances tested for UK fans in Norse Nation

WATCH: Allegiances tested for UK fans in Norse Nation

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

March 15, 2017


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

A simple stroll through the campus of Northern Kentucky University will reveal a wide variety of sports allegiances. While most students wear the apparel of the black and gold of the Norse, a large amount of students also wear the blue and white of the Kentucky Wildcats. Only 75 miles separate the sch...

NKU holds drawing for 48 NCAA tournament tickets

NKU holds drawing for 48 NCAA tournament tickets

Cole Grecco, News Editor

March 14, 2017


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

For NKU students unable to grab tickets for Friday’s game against the University of Kentucky, the university has given 48 students a chance at free tickets and transportation to the game in Indianapolis. In the announcement email to students Chris Cole, director of university communications, made sure t...

Hundreds of fans join men’s basketball team for Selection Sunday

Hundreds of fans join men’s basketball team for Selection Sunday

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

March 13, 2017


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

Nearly 800 Northern Kentucky fans packed the Student Union Ballroom Sunday to join the men’s basketball team to celebrate the Horizon League championship and to discover who the Norse would play this week in the NCAA tournament. According to Bryan McEldowney, assistant athletic director for comm...

BREAKING: NKU to play Kentucky in NCAA Tournament

BREAKING: NKU to play Kentucky in NCAA Tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 12, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

In the last five years a 15-seed has beaten a 2-seed four times in the NCAA Tournament. The NKU Norse will have a chance to be the fifth team to do that this year.  After winning the Horizon League tournament on Tuesday, the NKU men's basketball team have earned the right to play the University of...

Norse notebook: Raucous crowd propels Norse to victory

Norse notebook: Raucous crowd propels Norse to victory

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

DETROIT -- Prior to Tuesday’s Horizon League championship victory, NKU head coach John Brannen wondered how many people had turned out to support the Norse. “I was in the locker room; I came out with about three minutes to go before the game starts,” Brannen recalled. “I started to ask one of...

Norse fans gather to witness history

Norse fans gather to witness history

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

March 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Skyline Tavern was packed as Northern Kentucky University students, alumni and fans gathered to watch the NKU Norse win the Horizon League tournament, defeating the Milwaukee Panthers. As the night went on the venue became crowded with students watching the game and cheering on the Norse. Ethan...

Norse up! NKU to the NCAA tournament

Norse up! NKU to the NCAA tournament

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2017


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

DETROIT -- In its first year as a full member of Division I, the NKU men’s basketball team is going dancing, and it has its defense to thank. After five straight victories in which the Norse scored 80 or more points, it got the defensive stops it needed Tuesday to defeat Milwaukee 59-53 in the Horizon...

Norse notebook: Norse are Cinderella no longer

Norse notebook: Norse are Cinderella no longer

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

DETROIT -- Any pre-tournament story about Northern Kentucky winning the Horizon League tournament would have labeled the Norse "upstarts" or even "a Cinderella story." This is no longer the case. While NKU's appearance in the Horizon League championship game tonight is both an impressive feat and was une...

In year one, NKU 40 minutes from NCAA berth

In year one, NKU 40 minutes from NCAA berth

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2017


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

DETROIT -- The only team to defeat the NKU men’s basketball team in the last nine games stood in its way of a Horizon League championship game appearance. With a chance at redemption and a berth in the final on the line, NKU had all the motivation it needed against Youngstown State. The Norse never trailed Monday...

Norse notebook: Young team poised at game’s end

Norse notebook: Young team poised at game’s end

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

DETROIT -- A popular topic of discussion early in the season was about the youth of the NKU men’s basketball team. The website KenPom.com ranked the Norse 293rd-most experienced out of 351 Division I basketball teams. However, during this streak of eight wins in nine games, the young Norse have been the more poised t...

Third time’s the same: Norse advance to semifinals

Third time’s the same: Norse advance to semifinals

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

DETROIT -- One of the youngest teams in the Division I basketball is now the highest remaining seed in its conference tournament. The NKU men's basketball team won its first-ever Horizon League tournament game Sunday night, defeating Wright State 82-77 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. With upsets of to...

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