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NKU athletics progress in third year of Division I

NKU athletics progress in third year of Division I

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 29, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features, Volleyball, Women's Basketball

The NKU athletics program will be completing its third year in Division I competition at the end of the Spring season. From both soccer teams winning a game in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament, to the men’s basketball head coach being fired, there were many highs and lows to the 2014-15 athletics se...

Athletics a driving force in a family bond

Athletics a driving force in a family bond

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 7, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Walking into the lobby, two girls sit on different couches some distance apart from each other. A feeling of fear creeps in at the thought of a profile on two people who don’t like one another. After being escorted to another room, the dynamic changes as they sit closely and we begin to discuss t...

Hot Seat with Macy Hamblin

Hot Seat with Macy Hamblin

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 3, 2014


Filed under Hot Seat, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Sport: SoccerYear: FreshmanMajor: Special Education Macy Hamblin has appeared in 14 games in her freshman season and picked up six goals for the Norse. But what else do you know about her? Q: What is your favorite before game meal?A: I’d have to say salad, pasta and bread sticks. Q: Do you have ...

Golden goal brings victory on Senior Night

Golden goal brings victory on Senior Night

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 1, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU men’s soccer picked up their first conference win of the season Saturday night against Stetson University, winning 1-0 in double overtime. The game started of quick for both teams with Stetson’s Marco Hjorth getting the teams first shot in the second minute and NKU getting their first shot on g...

Volleyball sweeps Stetson at home

Volleyball sweeps Stetson at home

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 1, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU’s volleyball team took on Stetson University for the second time this season on Saturday, sweeping them in a quick three set match, winning 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-23). The match was quite the turnaround from their 3-2 loss Friday night against Florida Gulf Coast University (24-26,23-25,25-23,25-25,13-15). The game also proved...

McDonald’s lone goal enough for NKU

McDonald’s lone goal enough for NKU

Clayton Castle, Reporter

October 29, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

Despite being a defensive match for most of the night, Cian McDonald and the NKU men’s soccer team proved to be too much for Eastern Illinois, defeating the Panthers 1-0 on a chilly Wednesday night at the NKU Soccer Stadium. McDonald, a senior midfielder, scored the lone goal in the 62nd minute, a...

Men’s soccer pick up win, break five game slump

Men’s soccer pick up win, break five game slump

Clayton Castle, Reporter

October 22, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

The NKU men’s soccer team earned its third non-conference win of the season on Wednesday night with a 2-0 win over UNC-Asheville at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The win improves the Norse’s record to 3-7-4 on the season, also snapping a five game winless streak (four losses, one tie). The Norse dominated ...

Women’s soccer picks up win in last home game

Women’s soccer picks up win in last home game

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 18, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

NKU took on Kennesaw State University in their final home game of the season Saturday night, upsetting the Owls 1-0. The game was also part of Senior Night for the Norse, with two seniors this season, CG Bryant and Abbey Scherer. "It was pretty crazy. I’ve been here for five years, it’s been a ro...

Norse find loss under rain

Norse find loss under rain

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 15, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU’s men’s soccer team took on Marshall University at home Wednesday night under lights and rain.  The game would end in regulation time with Marshall taking the win 2-1. The game started off  quick for Marshall, who would have their first shot on goal in the second minute. NKU’s Yaw Addai would have tw...

Hot Seat with A.J. Fleak

Hot Seat with A.J. Fleak

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 15, 2014


Filed under Hot Seat, Soccer, Sports

Sport: SoccerYear: JuniorMajor: Exercise Science In NKU’s first season as a Division I team, A.J. Fleak recorded  a team high of 45 saves, and played over 2,000 minutes in the 2013 season, but what else do you know about him? Q: What is your favorite before game meal?A: Probably some pasta. Q: Do...

Men’s soccer takes first conference loss

Men’s soccer takes first conference loss

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 11, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU men’s soccer had their first game in a week at home Saturday against Florida Gulf Coast University, losing 3-1. The first half started off slow for both sides with each team having equal control of the ball. FGCU would have two corner kicks early on, but weren’t able to produce anything from ei...

NKU faces second conference loss in same weekend

NKU faces second conference loss in same weekend

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 5, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

NKU women’s soccer took on the University of North Florida in their second Atlantic Sun Conference game on Sunday, resulting in their second loss of the weekend, and in conference play. NKU would start of the first half strong, getting three shots off in the first ten minutes, coming from Macy Hamb...

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