The Northerner

Rec center plans for upgrades

Stephen Wilder

August 30, 2011

The upgrade and renovation of Northern Kentucky University’s Albright Health Center and the Campus Recreation Center may soon be underway, but exactly what will be added is still up for debate. Matt Hackett, director of campus recreation, said there is a list of things that university officials wou...

Soccer teams anticipate success

Stephen Wilder

August 30, 2011

Northern Kentucky University men’s and women’s soccer teams are set to start their seasons in the beginning of September. After acquiring their first-ever NCAA championship last year in a 3-2 victory against Rollins University, NKU’s men’s squad comes into the season as the top-ranked team in ...

The road to D-I

Stephen Wilder

August 24, 2011

Northern Kentucky University is planning to make a move to Division I, but that will only be possible if a conference invites them. However, NKU athletic director Scott Eaton said he likes NKU’s chances of making it happen. “We are very confident that our application will be accepted and tha...

Norse bring youth to sidelines

Stephen Wilder

August 24, 2011

Northern Kentucky University’s basketball programs welcome two new assistant coaches for the 2011-12 season. Men’s basketball head coach Dave Bezold hired former West Virginia University guard Darris Nichols, while women’s head coach Nancy Winstel added former Norse player Karmen Graham. Bot...

NKU women play football just like the boys

Brandon Barb

April 27, 2011

There is an emerging force in the world of football, and the players don’t have the Y chromosome. By day, they are doctors, nurses, students, principals and mothers. By night, they are 46 women looking to destroy anyone with the ball. That’s right, women are playing football, and they aren’...

NKU considers a twin for Victor

Stephen Wilder

April 27, 2011

Victor E. Viking is in demand. In fact, he is so in demand that Northern Kentucky University is thinking about cloning him. Because Victor, the official mascot of NKU, cannot be in two different places at the same time, NKU is considering buying a new suit and have had tryouts for a student to pla...

Cisper joins the Florence Freedom

Stephen Wilder

April 27, 2011

Northern Kentucky University will be sending another baseball player to the professional ranks. Jason Cisper has signed a contract to play professional baseball for the Florence Freedom. The Freedom is a member of the Frontier League, which is an independent league. The Freedom finished fifth in ...

Women’s track may receive funding next year

John Minor

April 20, 2011

Northern Kentucky University’s women’s track and field team could soon gain legitimacy, as the university continues to position itself for a move to NCAA Division I athletics next year. NKU currently has 13 sports, which is one less than the minimum National Collegiate Athletic Association’s req...

D-I move poses challenges for teams

Stephen Wilder

April 20, 2011

As Northern Kentucky University plans a possible move to Division I, the transition will be challenging for the university. NCAA rules prohibit teams from competing in the NCAA Tournament until their fifth season at the Division I level. This means NKU would need to find athletes who are content wit...

Beattie’s season cut short due to knee injury

Nick Jones

April 20, 2011

After what has been a disappointing start to his professional career, Steven Beattie has returned back to Northern Kentucky University to finish up his degree. When Beattie was drafted in the Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft by Toronto Football Club, he began training with the club, but was...

NKU announcer talks broadcasting in new book

Nick Jones

April 20, 2011

Listening to Norse basketball on the radio has provided the opportunity to hear a Hall of Fame broadcaster who has been in broadcasting for over 50 years—Mike Tussey. Tussey has recently chronicled his career in a book titled “You’re on the Air!” His book not only talks about his experiences wit...

Warming up to your own tune

Chad Hensley

April 14, 2011

Different varieties of music blaring for short periods of time would normally be heard coming from a disc jockey at a dance club. But if you were to attend a baseball or softball game on campus, you would hear a myriad of different short clips being played. The Northern Kentucky University baseball and...

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