The Northerner

NKU Athletics celebrates 40-year anniversary

John Minor

March 2, 2011


Filed under Sports

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....

Norse gear up for GLVC tourney

Nick Jones & John Minor

February 23, 2011


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With the regular season coming to an end, the Northern Kentucky University basketball teams are preparing for the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament. Now that both teams are entering post-season play, there is no room for mistakes. “If we lose we are done, and if we win, we keep on playing,” sai...

Former Norse make 40-man MLB roster

John Minor

February 16, 2011


Filed under News, Sports

Two former Norse will join pitchers and catchers as they report to their respected organizations for Major League Baseball Spring Training. NKU alumni Nathan Jones and Josh Lueke were added to the 40-man rosters of their Major League Baseball clubs. The Chicago White Sox added Jones to their 40-...

Softball finds strength in pitching

Stephen Wilder

February 16, 2011


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Northern Kentucky University’s softball season is creeping up fast. The Norse have been picked to finish fourth in the Eastern Division of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Lewis University has been picked to win the East, with Quincy University and University of Indianapolis rounding out the top...

Golf teams prepare for spring swing

John Minor

February 16, 2011


Filed under Sports

The Northern Kentucky University men’s and women’s golf team prepare for the spring session of their season, and are looking to make some noise in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. After the fall season, both teams have an idea of what they need to work on, and have been using the winter to ...

Shotgun Club raises alarm on campus

Cassie Stone

February 9, 2011


Filed under News, Sports

A new club forming at Northern Kentucky University and its promotional materials are raising safety concerns for some students. The Shotgun Club is a registered campus organization designed to bring interested students together to compete in trap and skeet shooting competitions, but the new club's nam...

Tennis expectations fly high

Nick Jones

February 9, 2011


Filed under Sports

Northern Kentucky University’s tennis teams have high expectations for the 2011 season as they look to make runs to the NCAA tournament. The men’s and women’s teams have the privilege of hosting the Great Lakes Conference Championship this spring. Because NKU is the host, not allowing the con...

Rivalry week riles up Norse basketball

John Minor

February 9, 2011


Filed under Sports

Women's Basketball The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball team looks to end a two-game skid and remains undefeated at home, but it will not be easy as they are taking on their in-state rivals. NKU will take on the Kentucky Wesleyan College Panthers on Thursday, Feb. 9, and then the ...

Basalyga honored for great season

John Minor

February 2, 2011


Filed under Sports

John Basalyga, the head coach of the Northern Kentucky University men’s soccer team, received a national honor after leading the Norse in a great season that had a picture-perfect ending. Basalyga was named the NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of ...

Underclassmen to lead Norse baseball

Stephen Wilder

February 2, 2011


Filed under Sports

When a team loses 15 seniors, many would think that this means it’s time to rebuild, but the Northern Kentucky University men’s baseball team simply plans to reload. The Norse enter this season ranked 17th nationally, and are picked to finish second in a strong Great Lakes Valley Conference Eas...

Norse look to turn around

Drew Laskey

January 27, 2011


Filed under Sports

Bellarmine edged past the Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team 74-69 on Jan. 23 despite a number of Norse comebacks throughout the second half. Senior center David Palmer led the Norse with a double-double, tallying 15 points and grabbing 12 boards. Senior guard Scott Bibbins and...

Eleby makes good on second chance

John Minor

January 26, 2011


Filed under Crime, Sports

The starting point guard for the Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team has been a huge contributor in just his first season. Leading the team in points, rebounds and assists, Malcolm Eleby found his comfort zone as a member of the Norse. Eleby, a graduate of the Franklin Learnin...

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