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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 ...

Dynamic Duo hope to lead Norse to second Horizon League championship

Dynamic Duo hope to lead Norse to second Horizon League championship

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Just a few days before their first preseason game against Miami (OH), the women’s soccer team received their Horizon League championship rings in a private ceremony in the NKU Soccer Stadium. “I’ll wear it and people will be like ‘Wow is that the ring you got?’” senior forward Macy Hamblin ...

Chamber of Commerce to honor NKU men’s basketball

Chamber of Commerce to honor NKU men’s basketball

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 17, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team will be the recipient of the ImageMaker award sponsored by Duke Energy, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday.  “It is both humbling and an honor to receive this recognition from the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commer...

Men’s Soccer to host FC Cincinnati reserves in preseason match

Men’s Soccer to host FC Cincinnati reserves in preseason match

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men's soccer team will host the FC Cincinnati reserves on August 16 at 7 p.m. at the NKU Soccer Stadium. Admission is free for all NKU students, faculty and staff while general admission is $10. "I’d like to thank the staff of FC Cincinnati for giving us this wonderful opportunity and bei...

Ganns forgoes senior season to join Red Sox

Ganns forgoes senior season to join Red Sox

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

At the halfway point in the 2017 baseball season, Trey Ganns felt like he was playing well enough to draw the eye of some Major League teams.   Ganns participated in a workout hosted by the Boston Red Sox in Mason, Ohio after finishing his junior year at NKU with a .348 average, 14 home runs and 57 ...

Brannen signs contract extension with NKU

Brannen signs contract extension with NKU

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

June 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

NKU men's basketball coach John Brannen and the athletic department have reached an agreement to keep Brannen in Highland Heights for the foreseeable future. Brannen signed a four year contract extension Thursday that keep him as the head coach of the Norse through the 2020-2021 season.  The contract will al...

Walks, hit batters lead to Norse defeat in Lexington

Walks, hit batters lead to Norse defeat in Lexington

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

Lexington, KY- After being down just 3-1 in the sixth inning, the NKU Norse fell to the University of Kentucky 10-1 at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Norse fall to 21-31 on the season while the nationally ranked Wildcats improve to 37-16. "It was a good game going into the sixth inning," head coach Todd A...

Norse collect second weekend sweep in Youngstown

Norse collect second weekend sweep in Youngstown

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 14, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team swept a doubleheader with Youngstown State Saturday afternoon, finishing the weekend with a 4-0 record and improving to 14-13 in Horizon League play. The Penguins drop to 9-19 in conference play and sit in seventh place in the league standings. The Norse would be the three see...

GALLERY: Norse sweep Grizzlies on senior day

GALLERY: Norse sweep Grizzlies on senior day

Kari Lakes, Reporter

May 14, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY- The Northern Kentucky Norse celebrated their seniors and swept their second double header of the year, as they beat the Oakland Golden Grizzlies 12-7 in game one and 10-5 in game two. The Grizzlies lead things off in game one with a three-run second inning. The Norse didn’...

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