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Norse can’t hold four run lead, fall to Redhawks

Norse can’t hold four run lead, fall to Redhawks

Kari Lakes, Reporter

March 28, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY- The Northern Kentucky Norse fell to the Miami Redhawks 5-4 after holding a lead for the first seven innings. The loss puts the Norse record at 8-14 while the Redhawks move to 6-16 on the season. The Redhawks scored four of their five runs via the long ball, including the two...

GALLERY: Softball drops first Horizon League series of the season

GALLERY: Softball drops first Horizon League series of the season

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

The NKU softball team dropped their first Horizon League series of the year to Valparaiso, losing two out of three games. The Norse fall to 6-19 on the season and open Horizon League play 1-2 while the Crusaders improve to 14-8 and start Horizon League play 2-1.  The Norse will play the Universit...

Norse fall in final game of double header to lose series

Norse fall in final game of double header to lose series

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 25, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team fell to the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday afternoon, dropping the weekend series with UC two games to three. Game three was originally suppose to be played on Sunday, but the weather forecast for Sunday afternoon forced a double header Saturday. The Norse fall to 8-13 on the se...

NKU men’s basketball attendance rises with improved record

NKU men’s basketball attendance rises with improved record

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 24, 2017


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

A rise in success by the NKU men’s basketball team has led to an increase in fan participation in BB&T Arena. Average attendance at men’s basketball games has risen considerably this season, thanks to a 24-11 season by the Norse. Average announced attendance at a men’s basketball game this...

The NCAA Tournament: A Sports Writer’s Dream

The NCAA Tournament: A Sports Writer’s Dream

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 24, 2017


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

Somewhere between the time the 15-seeded NKU Norse fell in their first ever NCAA Tournament game to the two-seeded Kentucky Wildcats and when I exited Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, I was walking through the tunnel that connects the court to the media work area underneath the arena. Walking next to me wa...

Jeff Ruby adds NKU Norse steak, offers free dinners to grads

Jeff Ruby adds NKU Norse steak, offers free dinners to grads

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

March 23, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

While appearing as a guest with Bill Cunningham on 700 WLW Monday, celebrity restaurateur Jeff Ruby announced that he would be giving free steak dinners to graduates of seven local universities. Students graduating from NKU, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, University of Dayton, Universi...

Ganns double in the ninth lifts Norse over Redhawks

Ganns double in the ninth lifts Norse over Redhawks

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

With the bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning, Trey Ganns doubled to score all three base runners to give the Norse a 6-3 victory over the Miami Redhawks on Wednesday afternoon in Oxford. The win is the 500th of head coach Todd Asalon's NKU career.  The Norse improve to 7-11 on the season, w...

Norse comeback falls short against Colonels

Norse comeback falls short against Colonels

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team fell to Eastern Kentucky 10-8 on Tuesday afternoon. The Norse fall to 6-11 on the season while the Colonels improve to 13-9. Jake Richmond homered for the third time in as many games, going 3-5 with two runs and two RBI. Mike Moffatt went 2-4 with two runs scored for the Norse...

Norse Notebook: Richmond, Colletta catch fire in first Horizon League series

Norse Notebook: Richmond, Colletta catch fire in first Horizon League series

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 19, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

After a slow start in the first seven games of the season, shortstop Jake Richmond has come alive in his first season as a Norse and crushed the ball in his first Horizon League series against Milwaukee. This weekend head coach Todd Asalon shuffled his lineup a little bit and slotted Richmond in ...

UPDATE: Norse complete sweep of Panthers

UPDATE: Norse complete sweep of Panthers

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 19, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU Norse baseball team completed a sweep of the Milwaukee Panthers Sunday afternoon after winning both games of a double header. The wins improve the Norse to 6-10 on the season while the losses drop the Panthers to 7-11 on the season. NKU starts Horizon League play 3-0 while Milwaukee starts be...

Timeline: Students gather on campus to watch the game

Timeline: Students gather on campus to watch the game

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

March 19, 2017


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

All over Northern Kentucky, students and fans gathered to see which team would advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Watch parties were held in breweries and restaurants alike, with no watch parties for campus-bound and under-aged students. Activities Programming Board, Student Government...

Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 18, 2017


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

The University of Kentucky got the victory over Northern Kentucky University Friday night, but not before they came face to face with last year's Mr. Kentucky Basketball. Carson Williams was a workhorse in the match up with the Wildcats, scoring 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds against a long Ke...

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