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MLB Hall of Famers visit NKU

Matt Schlagheck

November 16, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Friends, family members, political supporters and some lucky baseball fans welcomed Baseball Hall-of-Famers Jim Bunning and Tommy Lasorda to Northern Kentucky University on Thursday. The event, “Baseball & Beyond,” allowed the two former players to relive their Major League Baseball days, and...

Volleyball loses in GLVC, reaches NCAA

John Minor

November 16, 2011


Filed under Sports

The Northern Kentucky University volleyball team competed in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament on Oct. 11 and 12 in Indianapolis. After ending a five-year streak of first-round losses by defeating Southern Indiana in straight sets on Oct. 11, the Norse were defeated in the semifinals by Indianapolis...

Six Norse named first team All-GLVC

John Minor

November 16, 2011


Filed under Sports

Northern Kentucky University had 19 athletes from the fall sports teams earn All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honors, including six All-GLVC first team selections. Leading the group was Amanda Mason, a senior midfielder for the women’s soccer team. Mason was named the GLVC Offensive Player of...

Women advance in NCAA Tournament, men eliminated

November 16, 2011


Filed under Sports

The women’s soccer team advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament by defeating Bellarmine on Oct. 13. The Norse won the game, 1-0, on sophomore Megan Frye’s golden goal in the 108th minute. The Norse advance to play Grand Valley State for the Midwest Region Championship. After winning...

Women expect improvement

Alex Fitzer

November 9, 2011


Filed under Sports

The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball program has kicked into high gear for the 2011-12 season. The team is looking to improve on last year’s record of 18-10, and a season in which they did not make the NCAA Tournament. With several key players returning and newcomers who can have...

New team looks for old success

Kevin Erpenbeck

November 9, 2011


Filed under Sports

Along with a new season, there will also be many new faces on the Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team, who will be trying to improve on last year’s 21-9 record. The Norse have only four returning players, but they are confident they can sustain another successful year. Head coach...

Soccer coach enjoys first season

Matt Neuhaus

November 9, 2011


Filed under Sports

Steve Bornhoffer has made some important career moves after taking a assistant coaching job offer for the Northern Kentucky University women’s soccer team. Bornhoffer was the head coach of the men’s soccer team at Newport Central Catholic High School. He took the NKU job two weeks before the high...

Soccer teams tourney-bound

John Minor

November 9, 2011


Filed under Sports

The Northern Kentucky University men’s and women’s soccer teams are set to play in the NCAA Tournament. The men will begin their quest to repeat as national champions when they face Northwood (Mich.) in the first round in Kansas City. NKU enters the tournament with a 13-4 record, coming off...

Hard work paying off

Kevin Erpenbeck

November 2, 2011


Filed under Sports

All-state high school player, and honorable mention college conference player are just some of the accolades Kevin Schappell has earned in his lifetime. Schappell is in his second year as an assistant coach for the NKU men’s basketball program. A 2001 graduate of Loveland High School, Schappell chose...

Football Team to play at BOKC

John Minor

November 1, 2011


Filed under Sports

In response to the Oct. 26 front-page article, “River Monsters leave the BOKC,” a league official and team representative contacted The Northerner. Ultimate Indoor Football League President Andrew Haines said the league “did not jam anybody with fines.” According to Haines, the reason the deal...

River Monsters leave the BOKC

John Minor

October 26, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Editor's Note: The end of this story has been changed. League President Andrew Haines contacted the reporter via email to say he does not own the River Monsters, and has no ownership stakes in the team. The part of the story with that information has been removed until further information can be ob...

Tailgating available on campus

Matt Neuhaus

October 26, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Tailgating has two popular connotations. One is associated with impatient drivers, and the other is a gathering where people grill out, drink and participate in various activities before a sporting event. Although Northern Kentucky University is a dry campus, any student attending an event at The Bank...

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