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Born to Play: Wlademir Babaew’s Journey to NKU

Born to Play: Wlademir Babaew’s Journey to NKU

Kelly Salerno, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Wlademir Babaew, an NKU men’s soccer team member, has brought his athletic prowess overseas; born in Russia, his family later moved to Germany before he eventually came to the United States. A sophomore defender, Babaew began the game at the age of four as a child in Russia and realized his passion ...

Norse defeat Detroit Mercy for fourth consecutive victory

Norse defeat Detroit Mercy for fourth consecutive victory

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

A goal from Shawna Zaken in the 35 minute lifted the NKU Norse women's soccer team over Detroit Mercy 2-1 Saturday afternoon in Detroit.  The Norse now have a 4-0 record in Horizon League play and a 7-4 record overall while the Titans fall to 3-9-1 overall and 0-4 in Horizon League play. The Norse took the l...

Frey’s second half goal lifts Norse over Raiders

Frey’s second half goal lifts Norse over Raiders

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

After a three-game losing streak to end non-conference play, the NKU women's soccer team has now won three straight games. The Norse defeated the Wright State Raiders 1-0 at the NKU Soccer Stadium Wednesday night to move to 6-4 and 3-0 in Horizon League play. The Raiders drop their first Horizon L...

Norse earn sixth victory of season over Memphis

Norse earn sixth victory of season over Memphis

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Northern Kentucky men's soccer team extended their winning streak to two games after they defeated the Memphis Tigers 2-0 at the NKU Soccer Stadium. "They are working so hard for each other and they are so disciplined in our defensive shape," head coach Stu Riddle said. "We are always going to create ...

Norse record fifth shutout of the season in victory over IUPUI

Norse record fifth shutout of the season in victory over IUPUI

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 23, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men's soccer team recorded their fifth shutout of the season and defeated IUPUI 3-0 in the NKU Soccer Stadium. The Norse improve to 5-1-3 on the season while the Jaguars remain winless with an 0-6 record. "It was a team (IUPUI) that was down on their luck," head coach Stu Riddle said. "But at t...

Barkei wins Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week after shutout at CSU

Barkei wins Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week after shutout at CSU

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

NKU goalkeeper Jim Barkei was named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week after recording his fourth straight shutout against Cleveland State. In the 0-0 draw against Cleveland State, Barkei faced 22 shots and made seven saves to prevent the Vikings from prevailing in the match. "It's a nice accolade ...

Hamblin’s second half goal gets Norse back on track

Hamblin’s second half goal gets Norse back on track

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

NKU's women's soccer team snapped a three-game losing streak Friday night, taking down Horizon League foe UIC Flames 2-0 at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The Norse improved to 4-4 on the season and earned their first Horizon League victory while UIC fell to 2-7. NKU head coach Bob Sheehan believed earning a...

Moyes scores first goal in Norse victory

Moyes scores first goal in Norse victory

Tommy Bailey, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

  The NKU men’s soccer team hosted the Dayton Flyers on a rainy Wednesday night, and won 1-0 for their fourth win this season and third consecutive shutout.  The win came behind a strong performance from the Norse goal keeper Jim Barkei, who recorded three saves, including two that were crucial...

Suchecki’s goal carries Norse over Belmont

Suchecki’s goal carries Norse over Belmont

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Northern Kentucky men's soccer team defeated Belmont 1-0 on Saturday night at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The Norse have now tripled their win total from last season and improve 3-1-1 on the season while Belmont falls to 1-1-2. During the week, head coach Stu Riddle told his team, especially the inter...

Norse offense struggles in loss to Cincinnati

Norse offense struggles in loss to Cincinnati

Kelly Salerno, Contributor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

Story will be updated with a photo gallery of tonight's action Northern Kentucky University fell to the University of Cincinnati 1-0 Thursday night at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The Norse fall to 3-3 on the season while the Bearcats improve to 5-0-1. “We were a little bit disappointed in our per...

First half goals guide Norse past Fort Wayne

First half goals guide Norse past Fort Wayne

Kevin Carey, Reporter

August 31, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU Norse men’s soccer game grabbed their second home victory of the season Thursday night win a 2-1 win over the Fort Wayne Mastodons. The Norse improve to 2-1-0 on the season. The game was supposed to be played on Friday September 1st but was moved up a day as the remnants of Hurricane Harv...

New look Norse look to move forward in 2017

New look Norse look to move forward in 2017

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Stu Riddle is used to taking over less than stellar men’s soccer programs. In 2009, Riddle became head coach for a Western Michigan program that won three games in 2008. In 2013, he took the head coaching job at Buffalo for a team that won five games in 2012. Riddle was able to lead both programs t...

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