The Northerner

Fall sports swing into action

By Mike Collins, By Mike Collins, and By Mike Collins

August 25, 2009


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Archive PhotoSummer workouts and team meetings will soon turn into preseason and regular season games for Northern Kentucky University's student athletes. Here's a look at what lies ahead for several NKU teams this year. Soccer The NKU Women's Soccer Team finished the 2008 season with a 16-4 overa...

Soccer stadium is kickin’

By Mike Collins, By Mike Collins, and By Mike Collins

August 25, 2009


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Ed Morris/Assistant Photo EditorNorthern Kentucky University's new $6.5 million soccer stadium is in its early stages of construction despite early statements that called for it to be playable in August 2009. Removing the bedrock took more time than expected, causing the projected Aug. 2009 opening t...

Women?s golf swing fourth place finish in conference tournament

Mike Collins and Mike Collins

April 27, 2009


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The Northern Kentucky Women's Golf team finished fourth overall in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships April 25-26, at the Kokopelli Golf Course in Marion, Ill. The Norse had three players reach the top 20 individually and all of the participants for NKU finished in the top 30 for the tourn...

Norse sit and wait

Monica Fritsch, Monica Fritsch, and Monica Fritsch

April 27, 2009


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The NorthernerThe Northern Kentucky University Women's Tennis team ousted Bellarmine by a 5-4 decision in a third-place consolation match in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament in St. Louis, Mo. April 25. The Norse are anxious' for the NCAA to make its selections for the 64-team field NCA...

Norse earn senior day split

Mike Collins, Mike Collins, and Mike Collins

April 27, 2009


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The NorthernerThe Northern Kentucky University Softball team split a two-game series on Senior Day against Great Lakes Valley Conference rival Bellarmine (23-29, 11-13 GLVC)' April 25 at Grein Softball Field. The Norse acknowledged its three seniors, third baseman Cara Parker, left fielder Shatona Ca...

A year of greatness for Norse sports programs

Zac Collins, Zac Collins, and Zac Collins

April 27, 2009


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It's nearly finals week and the end of the semester '- the end of my first year as a sports editor here at The Northerner '- is just around the corner. But of course that's problem not particularly 'news' to any of you. Well, except for the part about it being my first semester as a sports editor ...

Women

Mike Collins

April 27, 2009


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The Northern Kentucky Women's Golf team finished fourth overall in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships April 25-26, at the Kokopelli Golf Course in Marion, Ill. The Norse had three players reach the top 20 individually and all of the participants for NKU finished in the top 30 for the tourn...

Baseball extends streak

Zac Collins, Zac Collins, and Zac Collins

April 28, 2009


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The NorthernerNorthern Kentucky University junior Evan McDole's two-run homer in his first at-bat of the Norse's two-day series against Kentucky Wesleyan, the pitch he was hit by during his ensuing at-bat, and the solo shot he launched over the fence the second day of action are all notable. The f...

Norse tennis storms through competition into conference tournament

Will Chambers, Will Chambers, and Will Chambers

April 14, 2009


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Following the days of John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Martina Navratilova in the 1970s and '80s, the popularity of tennis was on a decline through the '90s. Despite featuring a number of top American men, including one who was perhaps the sport's greatest champion '- Pete Sampras, and possibly the great...

Softball sweeps Miners, falls to Tritons

Mike Collins, Mike Collins, and Mike Collins

April 14, 2009


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The Northern Kentucky University Softball team swept Missouri S&T in a two-game series April 11 at S&T Softball Field, in Rolla, Mo. The Miners (14-21, 6-10 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference) scored two runs off of two hits in the bottom of the second to take an early lead in the ballgame. However, ...

Tennis eye GLVC tourney

Monica Fritsch, Monica Fritsch, and Monica Fritsch

April 14, 2009


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Thanks to respective wins over Southern Indiana, both, the Northern Kentucky University Men and Women's tennis teams have earned spots for the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament. The women's team clinched the tournament berth with a 9-0 route over Southern Indiana. The men's team's qualification, however, ...

BOKC to welcome new neighbor

Zac Collins, Zac Collins, and Zac Collins

April 14, 2009


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Northern Kentucky University soccer teams will begin enjoying an actual home field advantage sometime within the next couple of seasons, according to the university's athletic department, which recently revealed plans to erect a new $6.5 million stadium for the program. According to NKU Athletic Direct...

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