The Northerner

Cisper joins the Florence Freedom

Stephen Wilder

April 27, 2011


Filed under Sports

Northern Kentucky University will be sending another baseball player to the professional ranks. Jason Cisper has signed a contract to play professional baseball for the Florence Freedom. The Freedom is a member of the Frontier League, which is an independent league. The Freedom finished fifth in ...

Women’s track may receive funding next year

John Minor

April 20, 2011


Filed under News, Sports

Northern Kentucky University’s women’s track and field team could soon gain legitimacy, as the university continues to position itself for a move to NCAA Division I athletics next year. NKU currently has 13 sports, which is one less than the minimum National Collegiate Athletic Association’s req...

D-I move poses challenges for teams

Stephen Wilder

April 20, 2011


Filed under News, Sports

As Northern Kentucky University plans a possible move to Division I, the transition will be challenging for the university. NCAA rules prohibit teams from competing in the NCAA Tournament until their fifth season at the Division I level. This means NKU would need to find athletes who are content wit...

Beattie’s season cut short due to knee injury

Nick Jones

April 20, 2011


Filed under Sports

After what has been a disappointing start to his professional career, Steven Beattie has returned back to Northern Kentucky University to finish up his degree. When Beattie was drafted in the Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft by Toronto Football Club, he began training with the club, but was...

NKU announcer talks broadcasting in new book

Nick Jones

April 20, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Sports

Listening to Norse basketball on the radio has provided the opportunity to hear a Hall of Fame broadcaster who has been in broadcasting for over 50 years—Mike Tussey. Tussey has recently chronicled his career in a book titled “You’re on the Air!” His book not only talks about his experiences wit...

Warming up to your own tune

Chad Hensley

April 14, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Sports

Different varieties of music blaring for short periods of time would normally be heard coming from a disc jockey at a dance club. But if you were to attend a baseball or softball game on campus, you would hear a myriad of different short clips being played. The Northern Kentucky University baseball and...

Women’s walk to raise funds for athletes

John Minor

April 13, 2011


Filed under News, Sports

Students, faculty, former student-athletes, and members of the community will walk to raise money for women’s athletics at Northern Kentucky University. On April 16, the 21st Annual Walk for NKU Women’s Athletics will take place on campus. The walk will begin and end at Regents Hall. All proceeds fro...

Thrill-seeking students revive adventure club

Claire Higgins

April 6, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Sports

The daredevils and adrenaline-driven students at Northern Kentucky University can explore their adventurous sides in one of the university’s newest clubs—Adventure Addicts. Adventure Addicts is about getting out and being active, all while building long-lasting friendships, said Marissa Smith, the...

Baseball returns to campus

Stephen Wilder

April 6, 2011


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under News, Sports

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. “...

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