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Norse Force hopes to gain strength as athletics succeed

Norse Force hopes to gain strength as athletics succeed

Cameron Maynard, Contributor

September 29, 2017


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

When it comes to filling up the student section for NKU sports, Norse Force brings pride in their campus--the organization’s role is centered in school spirit and support of all things Norse. At its core is Norse Force president Turner Davidson, an NKU senior who wants to draw in more students to t...

Frey’s second half goal lifts Norse over Raiders

Frey’s second half goal lifts Norse over Raiders

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

After a three-game losing streak to end non-conference play, the NKU women's soccer team has now won three straight games. The Norse defeated the Wright State Raiders 1-0 at the NKU Soccer Stadium Wednesday night to move to 6-4 and 3-0 in Horizon League play. The Raiders drop their first Horizon L...

Norse earn sixth victory of season over Memphis

Norse earn sixth victory of season over Memphis

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Northern Kentucky men's soccer team extended their winning streak to two games after they defeated the Memphis Tigers 2-0 at the NKU Soccer Stadium. "They are working so hard for each other and they are so disciplined in our defensive shape," head coach Stu Riddle said. "We are always going to create ...

Norse volleyball go 1-1 in first two Horizon League games

Norse volleyball go 1-1 in first two Horizon League games

Michael Canizales, Reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The Northern Kentucky women’s volleyball team opened up Horizon League  play by snapping their five-game losing streak on Saturday night, defeating the Wright State  Raiders in five sets (23-25,18-25,25-21,25-19,15-13) at Regents Hall. “I’m incredibly proud of this team,” head coach Liz Hart said. “I...

Norse record fifth shutout of the season in victory over IUPUI

Norse record fifth shutout of the season in victory over IUPUI

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 23, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men's soccer team recorded their fifth shutout of the season and defeated IUPUI 3-0 in the NKU Soccer Stadium. The Norse improve to 5-1-3 on the season while the Jaguars remain winless with an 0-6 record. "It was a team (IUPUI) that was down on their luck," head coach Stu Riddle said. "But at t...

Norse draw Marshall 2-2

Norse draw Marshall 2-2

Austin Elmore, Contributor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU men’s soccer team played to a 2-2 draw against Marshall on Wednesday night at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The draw brings the Norse to 4-1-3 on the year, while Marshall moves to 5-2-1. “Really pleased,” Head Coach Stu Riddle said. “I thought we showed a lot of character there against ...

Barkei wins Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week after shutout at CSU

Barkei wins Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week after shutout at CSU

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

NKU goalkeeper Jim Barkei was named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week after recording his fourth straight shutout against Cleveland State. In the 0-0 draw against Cleveland State, Barkei faced 22 shots and made seven saves to prevent the Vikings from prevailing in the match. "It's a nice accolade ...

Norse struggle at Gator Invitational

Norse struggle at Gator Invitational

Michael Canizales, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The women's volleyball team dropped matches to Lipscomb, Florida and Florida A&M at the Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Florida over the weekend. After opening the season 4-0, the Norse have lost five straight games and currently rank 6th in the Horizon League standings. NKU will return to act...

Hamblin’s second half goal gets Norse back on track

Hamblin’s second half goal gets Norse back on track

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

NKU's women's soccer team snapped a three-game losing streak Friday night, taking down Horizon League foe UIC Flames 2-0 at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The Norse improved to 4-4 on the season and earned their first Horizon League victory while UIC fell to 2-7. NKU head coach Bob Sheehan believed earning a...

Moyes scores first goal in Norse victory

Moyes scores first goal in Norse victory

Tommy Bailey, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

  The NKU men’s soccer team hosted the Dayton Flyers on a rainy Wednesday night, and won 1-0 for their fourth win this season and third consecutive shutout.  The win came behind a strong performance from the Norse goal keeper Jim Barkei, who recorded three saves, including two that were crucial...

Norse extend losing streak to three after loss to Xavier

Norse extend losing streak to three after loss to Xavier

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 10, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Uncategorized

  Northern Kentucky fell to Xavier 2-1 on Sunday night, extending their losing streak to three games. The Norse fall to 3-4 on the season while Xavier improves to 4-3-1.  "We gave up two goals. I think both goals we could have prevented and we didn't," head coach Bob Sheehan said. "That's been a ...

Norse Volleyball loses first two games of season

Norse Volleyball loses first two games of season

Kevin Carey, Michael Canizales, Reporters

September 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

Game 1: NKU 1 Sacramento State 3 by Michael Canizales The Northern Kentucky women’s volleyball team lost their first match of the season, falling to the Sacramento State Hornets in four sets (25-18, 26-24, 18-25, 25-23) at the NKU Invitational in Regents Hall, Saturday afternoon. The Norse (4-1...

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