The Northerner

DI: From a residents’ perspective

Alex Fitzer

October 26, 2011


Filed under Sports

As Northern Kentucky University expands and awaits an invitation from a Division I conference, the people of Highland Heights and other cities in the Northern Kentucky area may face the transition of living in a more populated and progressive college community. Some people within Highland Heights...

Norse Nights Returns

Stephen Wilder

October 12, 2011


Filed under Sports

Norse Nights returned to Northern Kentucky University’s Campus Recreation Center Oct. 10. With “It All Returns” as the theme for the evening, the campus rec center had a line stretching around the building and brought in more than 700 guests. Students and guests participated in many events including ...

Hockey team plays with passion

Caitlin Centner

October 12, 2011


Filed under Sports

The Northern Kentucky University Norse Hockey Club took on Xavier Friday, Sept. 30 at Northern Kentucky Ice Center, the team’s home rink. Nearly 350 fans attended to cheer them on for the season opener. According to Donny McIntosh, vice president of the team, Friday’s game resulted in a disappointing loss 6-0, but things are looking up for the season. He said a hockey ...

D-I: Directors explain both sides of move

Stephen Wilder, Stephen Wilder, and Stephen Wilder

October 5, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

As Northern Kentucky University prepares to make the switch to Division I, athletic directors from other current D-I schools say that NKU may face challenges while reaping the rewards of being a premiere institution. The University of South Dakota Coyotes made the transition to D-I in 2008 by joining...

Ex-sports editor reflects on past

Rachel Martin

October 5, 2011


Filed under Sports

Terry Boehmker started at Northern Kentucky University in the early 1970s, and his return to the university almost 40 years later completioned a circle that changed the course of his life. And while he doesn’t want to sound like a “cheerleader,” he couldn’t be happier with his experience...

Volleyball starts fast

Jeff McCurry

September 28, 2011


Filed under Sports

Junior setter Jenna Schreiver (left) is No. 3 nationally in assists per set at 12.00, while senior middle hitter Kim Nemcek is ranked No. 2 with a .500 hitting percentage. They helped the team set a program record for best start by going 10-0 to begin the year. The previous record was in 1994 when the...

Women’s track team seeks help

John Minor

September 21, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

With the addition of women’s track and field, the coaches are trying to find athletes to help strengthen the roster. “Right now we need to fill in some events,” said Paul Longano, assistant cross country and track and field coach. “It’s a big campus. There’s got to be a few decent one...

Football flagged as a success

John Minor

September 14, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

There is no tackling, no tucking of the ball after a catch, no pushing nor shoving allowed. There are only seven on the field for each team at a time, and twenty yards are needed for a first down. It is not your normal football game, but the abnormality has not stopped intramural flag football fro...

Norse Nights returns to campus

Stephen Wilder

September 14, 2011


Filed under Sports

The Campus Recreation Center at Northern Kentucky University is gearing up for the one night only extravaganza – Norse Nights – with prizes, games, music and free food. Norse Nights, scheduled for Oct. 10, is a get-together for students to come in and experience the recreation center, whether the...

Throw your Norse up

Stephen Wilder

September 7, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Northern Kentucky University’s athletic department has joined with the student spirit group, Norse Force, to help promote school pride and improve attendance at sporting events. All NKU students receive free admission to all regular-season home games with a swipe of their NKU All-Cards. If the...

Volleyball team set with experience

John Minor

September 7, 2011


Filed under Sports

The Northern Kentucky University volleyball team is bringing back every starter from last year’s 20-win squad, and expectations are high for the group. “We work extremely hard and push each other to become better players on and off the court because we want to be the best,” senior outside hit...

Rec center plans for upgrades

Stephen Wilder

August 30, 2011


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The upgrade and renovation of Northern Kentucky University’s Albright Health Center and the Campus Recreation Center may soon be underway, but exactly what will be added is still up for debate. Matt Hackett, director of campus recreation, said there is a list of things that university officials wou...

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.
Sports