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Division I brings changes for NKU

Division I brings changes for NKU

Stephen Wilder, Sports features editor

January 11, 2012


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Now that the anticipation of joining a Division I conference is over, Northern Kentucky University is preparing to move to the next level with plans to keep on growing. First, NKU will go four years without competing in NCAA post-season play, but the teams can collect regular-season awards. “We...

NKU stays perfect with win

NKU stays perfect with win

Kevin Erpenbeck, Staff Writer

December 21, 2011


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Christmas came early for Northern Kentucky University, as the Norse head into their holiday break with a record of 9-0 after defeating Salem International 98-53 on Sunday. The Norse started fast, jumping out to a 16-2 lead in the first half. Jon Van Hoose led the charge, as he hit five 3-pointers...

It’s official: NKU is going Division I

It’s official: NKU is going Division I

Stephen Wilder, Sports features editor

December 8, 2011


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Northern Kentucky University’s Board of Regents has voted unanimously in favor of accepting an invitation from the Atlantic Sun Conference and to reclassify as a Division I program. NKU Athletics will begin playing a D-I schedule in fall 2012. The Norse will be joining East Tennessee State, Florida ...

NKU expected to announce move to D-I today

NKU expected to announce move to D-I today

Stephen Wilder, Sports features editor

December 7, 2011


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NKU is expected to announce its intent to join the Atlantic Sun Conference Dec. 8, becoming a Division-I team. Athletics would begin playing a D-I schedule in fall 2012. The move is contingent on the Board of Regents vote to accept the invitation. They will be meeting at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Bank...

Athletics to pull some funds from other departments to fund D-I move

Stephen Wilder, Sports features editor

December 7, 2011


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Northern Kentucky University’s potential move to Division I will not come without a cost. The transition comes with a price tag of about $3.5 million. According to NKU Athletic Director Scott Eaton, the university has that amount prepared in order to “do it right.” Of that $3.5 million, NKU...

Roller derby takes over BOKC

Roller derby takes over BOKC

Kevin Erpenbeck, Staff writer

December 7, 2011


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Northern Kentucky University has added another form of entertainment to The Bank of Kentucky Center, as the Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls have skated their way to the arena. The Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls is a flat track roller derby league, owned by the skaters. The league consists of two teams,...

Cornhole event coming to Levee

Quinn Ballinger, Staff writer

December 7, 2011


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The American Cornhole Organization, locally based out of Milford, Ohio, is hosting a tournament on Jan. 21, 2012. Northern Kentucky University students are strongly encouraged to participate in the event. The tournament, known as “Cornhole on the Levee Winter Classic,” will be located at Newport...

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December 7, 2011


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Men’s Basketball The men now have a perfect 7-0 record. On Dec. 1, NKU defeated Saint Joseph’s College 82-70. Junior guard/forward Eshaunte Jones came off the bench to score 20 points, including five 3-pointers. On Dec. 3, the Norse defeated Indianapolis, 80-63. The Norse were led by senior gu...

Seeing double: Twins join men’s team

Seeing double: Twins join men’s team

Matt Neuhaus, Staff writer

November 30, 2011


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Jacob and Justin Rossi have officially committed to Northern Kentucky University’s men’s basketball team, giving the Norse two more big men in the post. The Rossi twins, both 6-foot-8-inch power forwards at Franklin High School in Ohio, have been playing together for 13 years and are going to...

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November 30, 2011


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Volleyball Junior middle hitter Shelby Buschur, senior outside hitter Sarah Drennen and junior setter Jenna Schreiver were named All-Midwest Region by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The trio helped NKU post a 26-6 record this season and advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division II...

Transfer makes immediate impact

Transfer makes immediate impact

Nick Jones, Staff writer

November 30, 2011


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The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team once again enters the season with the hope of making a deep run into the Division II NCAA basketball tournament. The Norse will expect to have a strong performance from the 3-point line this season, led by returning senior guard Tony Rack and...

NKU misses OVC conference bid

NKU misses OVC conference bid

Stephen Wilder

November 17, 2011


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Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect additional information. Northern Kentucky University’s bid to join Division I has been delayed. President James Votruba announced Nov. 17 that the Ohio Valley Conference voted against inviting NKU to become a member because it was concerned ab...

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