The Northerner

Baseball returns to campus

Stephen Wilder

April 6, 2011


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The Northern Kentucky University baseball team held its first home games on campus this weekend in a four-game series against Kentucky Wesleyan College at the freshly renovated Bill Aker Baseball Complex. NKU came out strong in the first game Saturday, outscoring Kentucky Wesleyan, 12-1, in a sev...

Young track team looks for success

John Minor

April 6, 2011


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The men’s and women’s track and field team at Northern Kentucky University consists of mostly freshman and sophomores, but they are quickly gaining experience. The track and field team is sponsored by NKU Athletics, but it is not funded by the athletic department. The team is made up mostly of ...

NKU baseball club team works to improve record

Jeff Kleynenberg

April 6, 2011


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The Northern Kentucky University baseball club team is hoping for a bounce back season. A more experienced roster may raise opportunities for the team to rebound from last year’s 1-5 record. “We have a lot of returning upperclassmen,” President Andrew Hovekamp said. “This should give us ...

Founder of Norse baseball dies

Nick Jones

March 30, 2011


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Northern Kentucky University lost a legendary figure in athletics and the founding father of Norse baseball. Bill Aker, the first baseball coach in NKU’s history died Saturday. “He’s always been a presence for NKU baseball and NKU athletics,” said Jane Meier, former athletic director. “...

Norse athletes successfully juggle class and competition

John Minor

March 30, 2011


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In order for athletes at a collegiate level to succeed in their respected sport, they first have to be accomplished academically as a student — that is why they are called student athletes. In a study released in 2009, NKU student-athletes who entered as freshman during the 2002-03 year were abl...

Tennis player makes the most of opportunity

John Minor

March 23, 2011


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College athletics has become second nature to people in the United States. Thousands of high school athletes have college coaches beating down their door to try and convince them to play sports for their teams. But Marta Romeo, a NKU tennis player who is from Spain, took a different path to become a...

Basketball teams see seasons end with disappointing losses

John Minor

March 23, 2011


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The Northern Kentucky University men’s and women’s basketball teams saw their seasons come to an end with heartbreaking defeats to conference opponents. The women’s basketball team saw their season come to a end when they were not selected for the Division II NCAA Tournament. The Norse s...

Baseball and softball swing into GLVC play

Stephen Wilder

March 23, 2011


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The Northern Kentucky University baseball and softball teams are looking to continue recent success within the Great Lakes Valley Conference. With a strong showing outside conference play, the baseball team is looking to make a charge at winning the GLVC. The Norse own a 9-6 record for the sea...

Season ends with loss to Knights

John Minor

March 23, 2011


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The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team saw their season end when they fell to Bellarmine University in the semifinals of the NCAA Midwest Regional. The Knights built an 18-point lead in the second half, and held on for an 87-82 victory March 16 in Louisville, Ky. Junior guard J...

Norse slightly miss NCAA tourney

John Minor

March 23, 2011


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The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball team saw their season come to a end when they were not selected for the Division II NCAA Tournament. The Norse started the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament Feb. 26 with a 61-51 win over the Kentucky Wesleyan College Panthers. Junior for...

Holmes named volleyball coach

John Minor

March 23, 2011


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Northern Kentucky University Athletic Director Scott Eaton announced on Friday that former Norse All-American and interim coach Liz Holmes was named the school’s next volleyball coach. Holmes was an assistant coach for the Norse since 2008, but took over mid-way through this season as the interim hea...

NKU Athletics celebrates 40-year anniversary

John Minor

March 2, 2011


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It all started when Northern Kentucky University was just a college. We were nicknamed the Norsemen, and we played at a high school gym. Led by athletic director and head coach Martin “Mote” Hils, the Northern Kentucky State College men's basketball team defeated Calvary College 109-65 Nov. 12, 1971....

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