The Northerner

Baseball extends streak

Zac Collins, Zac Collins, and Zac Collins

April 28, 2009


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The NorthernerNorthern Kentucky University junior Evan McDole's two-run homer in his first at-bat of the Norse's two-day series against Kentucky Wesleyan, the pitch he was hit by during his ensuing at-bat, and the solo shot he launched over the fence the second day of action are all notable. The f...

Norse tennis storms through competition into conference tournament

Will Chambers, Will Chambers, and Will Chambers

April 14, 2009


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Following the days of John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Martina Navratilova in the 1970s and '80s, the popularity of tennis was on a decline through the '90s. Despite featuring a number of top American men, including one who was perhaps the sport's greatest champion '- Pete Sampras, and possibly the great...

Softball sweeps Miners, falls to Tritons

Mike Collins, Mike Collins, and Mike Collins

April 14, 2009


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The Northern Kentucky University Softball team swept Missouri S&T in a two-game series April 11 at S&T Softball Field, in Rolla, Mo. The Miners (14-21, 6-10 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference) scored two runs off of two hits in the bottom of the second to take an early lead in the ballgame. However, ...

Tennis eye GLVC tourney

Monica Fritsch, Monica Fritsch, and Monica Fritsch

April 14, 2009


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Thanks to respective wins over Southern Indiana, both, the Northern Kentucky University Men and Women's tennis teams have earned spots for the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament. The women's team clinched the tournament berth with a 9-0 route over Southern Indiana. The men's team's qualification, however, ...

BOKC to welcome new neighbor

Zac Collins, Zac Collins, and Zac Collins

April 14, 2009


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Northern Kentucky University soccer teams will begin enjoying an actual home field advantage sometime within the next couple of seasons, according to the university's athletic department, which recently revealed plans to erect a new $6.5 million stadium for the program. According to NKU Athletic Direct...

Norse advance with win over Lakers

Zac Collins, Zac Collins, and Zac Collins

March 12, 2009


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Tim DownerThe Northern Kentucky Women's Basketball team (29-2) defeated Grand Valley State University (20-10) 66-57 in the first round of the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament March 13 at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights. Senior guard Jessie Slack led all scorers with 24 points, while gr...

Norse head to Findlay for tourney

Mike Collins, Mike Collins, and Mike Collins

March 12, 2009


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The Northern Kentucky Men's Basketball team was selected as the No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region of the Division II NCAA Tournament and will see first round action against the No. 6 seed, Lake Superior State (21-8) at' noon on March 14, at Croy Physical Education Center on the campus of the University of F...

Women hosting Midwest regional

Zac Collins, Zac Collins, and Zac Collins

March 12, 2009


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Moments after the Northern Kentucky University Women's Basketball team walked off the court from its first-ever game in the Bank of Kentucky Center on Nov. 8, 2008, the Norse officially christened the team's new home. ' Subsequent to falling to the University of Louisville 90-73 in the exhibition outi...

Women defeat Bellarmine

Matt Birkholtz, Matt Birkholtz, and Matt Birkholtz

March 7, 2009


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Junior forward Brandi Rayburn scored 21 points to help propel the Northern Kentucky University Women's Basketball team to an 80-69 over Bellarmine University, March 6 in Quincy, Ill. The Norse finished perfect from the free throw line going 23-for-23 on the day to help buld a lead over the Knights. ...

Women’s basketball routes Lewis, eye GLVC championship

Zac Collins, Zac Collins, and Zac Collins

March 2, 2009


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The Northern Kentucky University Women's Basketball team secured the No. 1 seed in the Great Lakes Valley Conference East Division with a 77-56 route of Lewis University. The No. 2-nationally ranked Norse (25-2, 16-2 GLVC) lit up the nets in Regents Hall and put on an show for the more than 1000-pers...

Baseball claim three of four against Quincy

Zac, Zac, and Zac

March 2, 2009


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The Northern Kentucky University Baseball team improved to one game below .500 and reminded Quincy University who the Great Lakes Valley Conference's reigning champ was, claiming three of four games against the Hawks in a two-day series Feb. 28-March 1. The Norse swept Quincy in the first day of double...

Women’s tennis defeat G-Town, fall to Eastern

Monica Fritsch, Monica Fritsch, and Monica Fritsch

March 2, 2009


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The Northern Kentucky University's Women's' and Tennis teams traveled to Richmond, Ky., for some doubleheader action on Feb. 2, facing Georgetown College and Eastern Kentucky University respectively. The Norse defeated Georgetown College 5-4 in the first match. In the singles flight, Michelle Schirmann...

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