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Softball sweeps Miners, falls to Tritons

Mike Collins, Mike Collins, and Mike Collins

April 14, 2009


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The Northern Kentucky University Softball team swept Missouri S&T in a two-game series April 11 at S&T Softball Field, in Rolla, Mo. The Miners (14-21, 6-10 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference) scored two runs off of two hits in the bottom of the second to take an early lead in the ballgame. However, ...

Tennis eye GLVC tourney

Monica Fritsch, Monica Fritsch, and Monica Fritsch

April 14, 2009


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Thanks to respective wins over Southern Indiana, both, the Northern Kentucky University Men and Women's tennis teams have earned spots for the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament. The women's team clinched the tournament berth with a 9-0 route over Southern Indiana. The men's team's qualification, however, ...

BOKC to welcome new neighbor

Zac Collins, Zac Collins, and Zac Collins

April 14, 2009


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Northern Kentucky University soccer teams will begin enjoying an actual home field advantage sometime within the next couple of seasons, according to the university's athletic department, which recently revealed plans to erect a new $6.5 million stadium for the program. According to NKU Athletic Direct...

Women hosting Midwest regional

Zac Collins, Zac Collins, and Zac Collins

March 12, 2009


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Moments after the Northern Kentucky University Women's Basketball team walked off the court from its first-ever game in the Bank of Kentucky Center on Nov. 8, 2008, the Norse officially christened the team's new home. ' Subsequent to falling to the University of Louisville 90-73 in the exhibition outi...

Norse advance with win over Lakers

Zac Collins, Zac Collins, and Zac Collins

March 12, 2009


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Tim DownerThe Northern Kentucky Women's Basketball team (29-2) defeated Grand Valley State University (20-10) 66-57 in the first round of the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament March 13 at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights. Senior guard Jessie Slack led all scorers with 24 points, while gr...

Norse head to Findlay for tourney

Mike Collins, Mike Collins, and Mike Collins

March 12, 2009


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The Northern Kentucky Men's Basketball team was selected as the No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region of the Division II NCAA Tournament and will see first round action against the No. 6 seed, Lake Superior State (21-8) at' noon on March 14, at Croy Physical Education Center on the campus of the University of F...

Women defeat Bellarmine

Matt Birkholtz, Matt Birkholtz, and Matt Birkholtz

March 7, 2009


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Junior forward Brandi Rayburn scored 21 points to help propel the Northern Kentucky University Women's Basketball team to an 80-69 over Bellarmine University, March 6 in Quincy, Ill. The Norse finished perfect from the free throw line going 23-for-23 on the day to help buld a lead over the Knights. ...

Out of Bounds: The summit, part deux

Will Chambers, Will Chambers, and Will Chambers

March 2, 2009


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Last week I started imagining who the real 'legends' of Cincinnati sports folklore would be.' If there were to be a monument modeled after Mt. Rushmore of Cincinnati sports heroes, who would they be?' Last week I uncovered two: Oscar Robertson and Pete Rose. Here are the next two.' Not one citi...

Women’s basketball routes Lewis, eye GLVC championship

Zac Collins, Zac Collins, and Zac Collins

March 2, 2009


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The Northern Kentucky University Women's Basketball team secured the No. 1 seed in the Great Lakes Valley Conference East Division with a 77-56 route of Lewis University. The No. 2-nationally ranked Norse (25-2, 16-2 GLVC) lit up the nets in Regents Hall and put on an show for the more than 1000-pers...

Baseball claim three of four against Quincy

Zac, Zac, and Zac

March 2, 2009


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The Northern Kentucky University Baseball team improved to one game below .500 and reminded Quincy University who the Great Lakes Valley Conference's reigning champ was, claiming three of four games against the Hawks in a two-day series Feb. 28-March 1. The Norse swept Quincy in the first day of double...

Women’s tennis defeat G-Town, fall to Eastern

Monica Fritsch, Monica Fritsch, and Monica Fritsch

March 2, 2009


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The Northern Kentucky University's Women's' and Tennis teams traveled to Richmond, Ky., for some doubleheader action on Feb. 2, facing Georgetown College and Eastern Kentucky University respectively. The Norse defeated Georgetown College 5-4 in the first match. In the singles flight, Michelle Schirmann...

Sheriff finds success in cheerleading

Chris Miller, Chris Miller, and Chris Miller

February 2, 2009


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With nearly two decades of tenure tucked beneath his belt and gun holster, it may be hard for some to understand why Boone County Sheriff Daren Harris' coworkers have little trouble giving him slack. On the other hand, when considering his hobby, the reason may become a bit clearer. That hobby '-serv...

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