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Norse lose first Horizon League series of the year

Norse lose first Horizon League series of the year

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 9, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team dropped two games of a three game series against Valparaiso this weekend. The Norse fall to 11-19 on the season and are now 6-3 in league play while the Crusaders improve to 12-17 and 3-6 in league play.  The Norse continue to hold third place in the Horizon League standings behind UI...

Gillis, Maxwell released from men’s basketball team

Gillis, Maxwell released from men’s basketball team

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

Brandon Maxwell and Brennan Gillis were released from the men's basketball team on Friday.  "I'd like to thank both Brennan and Brandon for their contributions to the NKU men's basketball," head coach John Brannen said in a statement. "I wish both of them nothing but the best in their future endeavors...

Norse split double header with Morehead State

Norse split double header with Morehead State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 5, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

The NKU Norse split a double header with Morehead State on Tuesday afternoon. The Norse fell in game one 4-2 but came back in game to and got the victory 4-3. The Norse record is now 8-23. The Norse will head to Detroit for a weekend series with the Titans Game 1: MSU 4 NKU 2 Morehead State scored...

Norse bullpen struggles in loss to EKU

Norse bullpen struggles in loss to EKU

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

April 4, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team lost 6-5 to Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday at the Bill Aker Baseball Complex. The Norse fall to 10-17 on the season. NKU wasted no time, jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. After Jake Richmond and Will Haueter got on base, Trey Ganns blasted his fifth hom...

Norse Notebook: Ross finds a home in Norse Nation

Norse Notebook: Ross finds a home in Norse Nation

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 3, 2017


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

In two seasons as a Cincinnati Bearcat, Cameron Ross made just nine appearances, throwing a total of eight innings and ending the 2016 season with 5.62 ERA. In those eight innings, Ross walked 10 batters, hit three batters and struck out just five. On Sunday, Ross made his 17th appearance of the se...

Opinion: Success will bring inevitable change at NKU, other mid-major schools

Opinion: Success will bring inevitable change at NKU, other mid-major schools

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

With Anthony Grant being hired as the new Dayton Flyers head coach, it appears NKU men’s basketball coach John Brannen will be staying in Highland Heights for the 2017 season. The question now is, how much longer will he remain as Norse head coach? My guess is, he will remain the head coach at NK...

Gallery: Kelley carries Norse to series victory over Penguins

Gallery: Kelley carries Norse to series victory over Penguins

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 2, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team secured the series win against Youngstown State on Sunday afternoon with a 6-3 victory. The Norse are now 5-1 in the Horizon League with a 10-16 overall record while the Penguins fall to 6-18 and 3-6 in league play. "I was real happy with how we played," head coach Todd Asalon ...

Norse comeback falls short against Penguins

Norse comeback falls short against Penguins

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 1, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team fell to Youngstown State 8-7 on Saturday afternoon. The Norse fall to 9-16 on the season and 4-1 in the Horizon League while the Penguins improve to 6-17 and 3-5 in league play. "It was a good college game," Asalon said. "Two teams playing hard and playing pretty decent for the m...

GALLERY: Norse club five homeruns, crush Penguins in game one

GALLERY: Norse club five homeruns, crush Penguins in game one

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 1, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team hit five homeruns on Friday afternoon to propel the Norse to a 15-8 victory over Youngstown State. The Norse improve to 4-0 in Horizon League play and 9-15 overall, while the Penguins fall to 5-17 overall and 2-5 in Horizon League play. TJ Alas hit two homeruns in this game, inc...

WATCH: New season, new field: turf outfield to benefit future Norse

WATCH: New season, new field: turf outfield to benefit future Norse

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

While the NKU baseball team spent much of the month of February away from Bill Aker Baseball Complex, their field was getting a $600,125 makeover. The outfield of Friendship Field was converted from natural grass to full synthetic turf. MSA architects were the architects for the project while Shaw Sports ...

Norse can’t keep up with Flyer bats

Norse can’t keep up with Flyer bats

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team fell to the Dayton Flyers 10-3 Wednesday afternoon in Dayton. The Norse fall to 8-15 on the season, while the Flyers improve to 9-13. The Flyers were propelled by a six run first inning off Norse starting pitcher Pierce Knisley, who didn't make it through the inning. The six r...

Update: Bothof issues statement on Brannen’s status

Update: Bothof issues statement on Brannen’s status

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

Northern Kentucky University athletic director Ken Bothof issued a statement Thursday about renewing the contract of men's basketball head coach John Brannen. “I’ve been saying for the last two years that Northern Kentucky men’s basketball is a program on the rise,” Bothof said in a stateme...

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