The Northerner

It’s never too early

Alex Owesly

February 22, 2010

With the football season wrapping up Sunday, sports junkies are thirsting for something new to keep their minds occupied. Sure it’s 20 degrees, dark and cold, but it’s never too early to start looking at baseball season. Spring training is not for a couple weeks but it doesn’t hurt to start...

Keeping the hot streak rolling

Mike Collins

February 22, 2010

The Norse softball started 2009 cold, then caught fire. They will look to keep the fire burning in 2010. “Last year we got hot at the very end of the season,” said senior catcher Sam Del Vecchio. “We struggled for most of the season and I don”t think that will be the case this year. I”m see...

Ten in a row

Drew Laskey

February 17, 2010

The Northern Kentucky Women’s basketball team secured their tenth straight win after defeating Kentucky Wesleyan 57-54 on Feb. 13. Sophomore guard Casse Mogan led the way with 15 points and eight rebounds. Senior forward Rachel Lantry scored 14 points and dished out seven assists. Sophomore for...

Norse Men drop two

Drew Laskey

February 17, 2010

The Northern Kentucky Men’s basketball team fell to archrival Bellarmine 77-85 in overtime on Feb. 11, snapping a two-game winning streak the Norse compiled last week. Senior center David Palmer led the Black and Gold with 26 points. Junior guards Dennis Gagai and Chris Knight finished with 21 ...

Eight in a row

Drew Laskey

February 10, 2010

The Northern Kentucky University Women’s basketball team capped their eighth-straight win with a 61- 58 victory over Missouri S&T on Feb. 6. The Norse improve to a 17-6 record overall and an 11-3 record in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The win over Missouri S&T came two days after a 66-62 vic...

Starting to come together

Drew Laskey

February 9, 2010

Chris Knight's career-high 21 points led the way to a convincing 72-54 rout of Missouri S&T on Feb. 6 for Northern Kentucky University's men's basketball team's second-straight win. NKU is now 13-10 overall with a 6-8 Great Lakes Valley Conference record. The Norse came into Homecoming weekend fre...

Play ball!

Mike Collins

February 9, 2010

The holiday season has dwindled into the start of a new decade and the 2010 spring semester is well underway. The Northern Kentucky University baseball team has completed fall workouts and will have seven days of practice before suiting up for opening day as they look to continue their dominance in the...

Pumas pounce on the Norse

Chad Hensley

February 3, 2010

David Palmer’s missed jumper and Chris Knight’s rebound and missed tip attempt at the buzzer against St. Joseph’s College exemplified just how much of a struggle it can be to win on the road in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. With NKU trailing 57-56, Palmer got a good look at the turnaround sho...

Keep the wins coming

Drew Laskey

January 28, 2010

Four players scored in double figures for the Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball team as they rolled past archrival Bellarmine 76-58 on Jan. 23. Brandi Rayburn led the offensive onslaught with 21 points — 11 of which came in the first half — and pulled down six rebounds. Casse Mog...

Transfer players land at NKU

Kyle Biggs

January 20, 2010

The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team has eight new players on the roster this year, and five of those players started their college careers elsewhere. The five transfer athletes who hope to make an impact will be led by three that have come to NKU from Division I programs. ...

Lady Norse drop first at home

Drew Laskey

January 20, 2010

A few pairs of free throws in the final minutes gave Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville women’s basketball team the slight lead over NKU Jan. 13 — one NKU would not overcome in their loss 56-53. Ashley Bey of SIUE (3-15) sank two free throws with 36 seconds left to play to give the...

Struggling to find groove

Drew Laskey

January 13, 2010

The NKU men’s basketball team fell to Quincy 73-66 on Jan. 4, bringing their season record to 8-5 and their Great Lake Valley Conference record to 1-3. The Norse entered the holiday break at 6-3 — two of their losses being decided by less than three points but all coming right in a row. After a t...

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