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Crawford, Terrill lead Norse to tournament victory

Crawford, Terrill lead Norse to tournament victory

Michael Canizales, Contributor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

Sophomore outside hitter Laura Crawford earned tournament MVP honors and Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Norse to the Duquesne Invitational title with victories over Robert Morris, Duquesne and Canisius college last weekend at the A.J. Palumbo Center. Freshman libero Ash...

Frey scores twice, Norse lose 3-2

Frey scores twice, Norse lose 3-2

Austin Elmore, Contributor

September 3, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU Norse women’s soccer team lost 3-2 to Murray State on Sunday at the NKU Soccer Stadium, bringing their record to 3-2-0 on the season. Murray State came into Sunday’s game with a record of 3-0-0, and they played well at the start on Sunday. The Racers kept possession in the NKU side of ...

First half goals guide Norse past Fort Wayne

First half goals guide Norse past Fort Wayne

Kevin Carey, Reporter

August 31, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU Norse men’s soccer game grabbed their second home victory of the season Thursday night win a 2-1 win over the Fort Wayne Mastodons. The Norse improve to 2-1-0 on the season. The game was supposed to be played on Friday September 1st but was moved up a day as the remnants of Hurricane Harv...

NKU Athletics, Matthew 25 Ministries accepting Hurricane Harvey donations

NKU Athletics, Matthew 25 Ministries accepting Hurricane Harvey donations

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports, Sports Features

Northern Kentucky Athletics has partnered with Matthew 25 Ministries to collect donations for the victims of the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. The department will be accepting donations today until 3:30 p.m. as well as Friday and next Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. While they will accep...

NKU’s Virag a perfect match at Western and Southern Open

NKU’s Virag a perfect match at Western and Southern Open

Kevin Carey, Reporter

August 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Tennis

In his second consecutive year as a hitting partner in the Western & Southern Open, NKU tennis player Mate Virag had the opportunity to warm up his skills with the eventual winner, Grigor Dimitrov, at the championship Aug. 20. Pressure built as fans gathered around one after another until Virag faced...

Libs, Norse look to start new season with W’s

Libs, Norse look to start new season with W’s

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features

Senior libero McKenzie Eskridge doesn’t look at her stats. In fact, she is superstitious about looking at the page on the NKU Athletics site and hasn’t read an article about herself since freshman year. “It started in high school and I would read one article about myself and think to myself ‘...

Overtime goal gives Sheehan 300th win

Overtime goal gives Sheehan 300th win

Austin Elmore, Contributor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU women’s soccer team defeated Appalachian State 2-1 in extra time on Tuesday afternoon at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The win was the 300th in the career of Norse head coach Bob Sheehan, who has amassed all 300 career victories with NKU. Sheehan is currently in his 21st season with NKU. The Nors...

Norse win opener in extra time

Norse win opener in extra time

Austin Elmore, Contributor

August 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The NKU Norse men’s soccer team opened up the 2017 season with a 2-1 extra time win against Oakland City on Friday night at the NKU Soccer Stadium. “It’s really important for the chemistry,” sophomore Wlademir Babaew said. “A win, especially in the first game, it doesn’t matter who we are pla...

New look Norse look to move forward in 2017

New look Norse look to move forward in 2017

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Stu Riddle is used to taking over less than stellar men’s soccer programs. In 2009, Riddle became head coach for a Western Michigan program that won three games in 2008. In 2013, he took the head coaching job at Buffalo for a team that won five games in 2012. Riddle was able to lead both programs t...

UPDATE: NKU reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

UPDATE: NKU reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, Featured Story, Men's Basketball, News

After a year and a half long sexual assault lawsuit, Northern Kentucky University reached a settlement with a female student Wednesday. The woman, Jane Doe, sued the university in 2016 for mishandling her case in 2013. NKU was confident in their legal position, according to a statement released by the university on Thursday, but believed, "proceeding with a lengt...

Frey scores twice in victory over Morehead State

Frey scores twice in victory over Morehead State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

Forward Jessica Frey scored two second half goals to lift the NKU Norse over Morehead State 2-1 on Monday night. The Norse improve to 2-0 on the season while the Eagles fall to 0-2 on the season. The Eagles took the lead in the 55th minute after the Norse knocked the ball into their own goal. The Norse...

GALLERY: Frey’s second half goal powers Norse to victory

GALLERY: Frey’s second half goal powers Norse to victory

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 19, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

  The NKU women's soccer team claimed their first victory of the season Friday night, beating Eastern Kentucky 2-1 in front of a crowd of more than 800 in the NKU Soccer Stadium. "We've had fantastic crowds out to support us and certainly our players get a little extra motivation when the crowd ...

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