The Northerner

Play ball!

Mike Collins

February 9, 2010


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The holiday season has dwindled into the start of a new decade and the 2010 spring semester is well underway. The Northern Kentucky University baseball team has completed fall workouts and will have seven days of practice before suiting up for opening day as they look to continue their dominance in the...

Pumas pounce on the Norse

Chad Hensley

February 3, 2010


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David Palmer’s missed jumper and Chris Knight’s rebound and missed tip attempt at the buzzer against St. Joseph’s College exemplified just how much of a struggle it can be to win on the road in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. With NKU trailing 57-56, Palmer got a good look at the turnaround sho...

Keep the wins coming

Drew Laskey

January 28, 2010


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Four players scored in double figures for the Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball team as they rolled past archrival Bellarmine 76-58 on Jan. 23. Brandi Rayburn led the offensive onslaught with 21 points — 11 of which came in the first half — and pulled down six rebounds. Casse Mog...

Transfer players land at NKU

Kyle Biggs

January 20, 2010


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The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team has eight new players on the roster this year, and five of those players started their college careers elsewhere. The five transfer athletes who hope to make an impact will be led by three that have come to NKU from Division I programs. ...

Lady Norse drop first at home

Drew Laskey

January 20, 2010


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A few pairs of free throws in the final minutes gave Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville women’s basketball team the slight lead over NKU Jan. 13 — one NKU would not overcome in their loss 56-53. Ashley Bey of SIUE (3-15) sank two free throws with 36 seconds left to play to give the...

Struggling to find groove

Drew Laskey

January 13, 2010


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The NKU men’s basketball team fell to Quincy 73-66 on Jan. 4, bringing their season record to 8-5 and their Great Lake Valley Conference record to 1-3. The Norse entered the holiday break at 6-3 — two of their losses being decided by less than three points but all coming right in a row. After a t...

Young team makes strides

Drew Laskey

January 13, 2010


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The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball team increased their win streak to two with a con­vincing win over Quincy 72-55 on Jan. 4, improving their overall record this season to 8-4 and their Great Lakes Valley Conference record to 2-2. The Norse opened their season with a three-game win...

No rest for the Norse

Mike Collins and Mike Collins

December 8, 2009


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Tim Downer/Photographer Tim Downer/Photographer The semester at Northern Kentucky University is coming to a close as students prepare for final exams.' Campus will be bare and classes will be empty as people head home for the holiday season. The NKU basketball teams don't get a break; they will be...

Jessie Carmack moves with purpose

Mike Collins ' Chad Hensley and Mike Collins ' Chad Hensley

December 1, 2009


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Tim Downer/PhotographerThe Northern Kentucky University basketball programs are becoming known for their ability to recruit talented transfer players who can have an immediate impact on the success of the team. Redshirt junior guard Jessie Carmack is among those who have joined the Norse family and is ...

Norse rout Storm

Mike Collins and Mike Collins

November 20, 2009


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The Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team defeated Lake Erie, 96-73 in their home opener of the John L. Griffin/Lions Club Classic on Nov. 20. Senior guard Scott Bibbins played a large role in the offensive balance against the Storm. Bibbins weaved in and out of the defense with smooth sp...

Fantasy Football: Week 10

Alex Owsley and Alex Owsley

November 18, 2009


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Week 10 The injury bug hit week ten like the Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable hits assistant coaches. Several key fantasy players went down with injuries this week in the NFL. Cedric Benson, Ronnie Brown, Michael Turner, and Kyle Orton are just a few of the key losses for some fantasy owne...

Women’s Basketball Recap

Drew Laskey

November 18, 2009


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The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball team put away the UC Clermont Cougars Wednesday night 81-41 and collected their first win of the season in their home Sophomore forward Sadie Bowling led the way for the lady Norse with 19 points, knocking down two 3-pointers and shooting...

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