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Barkei named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year

Barkei named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU goalkeeper Jim Barkei was named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year Monday afternoon. The redshirt junior had a .797 save percentage in his first year as a Norse after transferring from Loyola along with a .84 goals against average. Barkei recorded eight shutouts during the regular season, which ran...

Men’s basketball season ticket sales soar

Men’s basketball season ticket sales soar

Kevin Carey, Reporter

November 6, 2017


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

NKU’s men’s basketball team has already sold 1,200 season tickets for their 2017-18 schedule: an increase that nearly doubles last year’s sales, according to the NKU marketing department “Winning is the thing that does it for the most part,” assistant athletic director for marketing, promoti...

NKU’s Schille takes home Horizon League Cross Country Title

NKU’s Schille takes home Horizon League Cross Country Title

Kevin Carey, Reporter

November 6, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

Redshirt junior Andrew Schille ran his way to a Horizon League Cross Country Championship on Oct. 30 in the 8K race with a time of 24:57.40. This was Schille’s second Horizon League title, the first coming last season in the 1,500 meter run at the Horizon League Track & Field Championships this pas...

Norse fall on senior night to Phoenix in Double OT

Norse fall on senior night to Phoenix in Double OT

Kevin Carey, Reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Norse fell to the Green Bay Phoenix Friday night at NKU Soccer Stadium 1-0 in double-overtime. The Norse dropped to 7-6-4 on the year and 3-4-2 in the conference. With the loss and a Detroit Mercy victory, NKU fails to reach the Horizon League Tournament. Green Bay secures the first seed with th...

Gallery: Norse fall in Horizon League semi-final

Gallery: Norse fall in Horizon League semi-final

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

In a match they seemingly dominated, the NKU women's soccer team fell to IUPUI 3-2 in the Horizon League Tournament semi-final game Thursday afternoon. The Norse season is likely over with the loss while IUPUI moves on to face Milwaukee in the Horizon League championship. "We were relentless in our...

Norse fall to Evansville in final non-conference match

Norse fall to Evansville in final non-conference match

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men's soccer team fell to Evansville Tuesday night in Evansville. The Norse fall to 7-5-4 on the season while Evansville improves to 9-8-1 on the season.  Evansville shot 12 times and put seven shots on goal while the Norse shot just six times and put two shots on goal. Ian McGrath scored hi...

NKU athletics and Braxton Brewing agree to partnership

NKU athletics and Braxton Brewing agree to partnership

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 1, 2017


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

Northern Kentucky Athletics announced Tuesday they will be partnering with the Covington based Braxton Brewing Company to create the Braxton Beer Garden in BB&T Arena. Braxton will also be creating a new beer called the “Norse Pale Ale.” "Norse Pale Ale is a bright, citrus-forward pale ale t...

Gruelle’s grittiness leads to success in orthodontia and coaching

Gruelle’s grittiness leads to success in orthodontia and coaching

Tommy Bailey, Video Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Within Terry Gruelle’s schedule two unlikely fields merge: soccer and orthodontia. Since 1999, he’s been both an assistant coach for NKU women’s soccer team and a world renowned orthodontist.    “We are the top one percent of Invisalign providers in the entire world. You have a little Great...

Women’s soccer to play IUPUI in semi-final match

Women’s soccer to play IUPUI in semi-final match

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

It took two overtime periods and penalty kicks, but the NKU women's soccer team now knows who they will be playing Thursday. The third seeded IUPUI Jaguars defeated sixth seeded Cleveland State in PK's Monday night to move onto the semi-final game against second seeded NKU on Thursday at 4 p.m. in M...

Hamblin named Horizon League Player of the Year

Hamblin named Horizon League Player of the Year

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

For the third straight year, Macy Hamblin has been named Horizon League Player of the Year. The senior forward tied for the league lead in goals scored (10) and lead the league in points per match (1.64) and goals per match (.74) despite missing two games of the season due to injury. Related: Hamblin's offensive prow...

Norse snap losing streak with win over Penguins

Norse snap losing streak with win over Penguins

Michael Canizales, Reporter

October 29, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

Northern Kentucky University volleyball team (10-11 overall, 6-6 Horizon) snapped their two game losing streak by sweeping Youngstown State (25-23,25-22,25-22) Saturday evening at Regents Hall. The Norse were led by freshman middle blocker, Kaelin Gentile who posted a career best 15 kills and tied the NK...

Norse clinch second seed in Horizon League tournament

Norse clinch second seed in Horizon League tournament

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 28, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU women's soccer team and IUPUI played to a 1-1 draw in the final regular season game of the season Friday night in Indianapolis. The Norse record stands at 9-5-2 and 6-1-2 in Horizon League play while IUPUI is 13-5-1 on the season and 6-2-1 in league play. Neither team scored until the final...

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