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Dynamic Duo hope to lead Norse to second Horizon League championship

Dynamic Duo hope to lead Norse to second Horizon League championship

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Just a few days before their first preseason game against Miami (OH), the women’s soccer team received their Horizon League championship rings in a private ceremony in the NKU Soccer Stadium. “I’ll wear it and people will be like ‘Wow is that the ring you got?’” senior forward Macy Hamblin ...

Men’s Soccer to host FC Cincinnati reserves in preseason match

Men’s Soccer to host FC Cincinnati reserves in preseason match

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men's soccer team will host the FC Cincinnati reserves on August 16 at 7 p.m. at the NKU Soccer Stadium. Admission is free for all NKU students, faculty and staff while general admission is $10. "I’d like to thank the staff of FC Cincinnati for giving us this wonderful opportunity and bei...

Athletics officially induct 2017 class

Athletics officially induct 2017 class

February 24, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Volleyball, Women's Basketball

Thursday night Northern Kentucky University's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics inducted seven individuals and one team into its Hall of Fame. The 2017 Hall of Fame class consists of Steven Beattie, Bethany Gastright Flick, Linda Honigford, Andy Listerman, Matt Marksbury, Derrik Moeves, Ricki Rot...

NKU Athletics announces 2017 Hall of Fame class

NKU Athletics announces 2017 Hall of Fame class

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 10, 2017


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

NKU Athletics announced that they will induct seven new individuals and one team into their Hall of Fame on Feb. 23 at BB&T Arena.  Steven Beattie, Bethany Gastright Flick, Linda Honigford, Andy Listerman, Matt Marksbury, Derrik Moeves, Ricki Rothbauer and the 2010 men's soccer National Champions...

The John Basalyga story: part 3

The John Basalyga story: part 3

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

On the field Basalyga’s passion and competitiveness were ever present, but if you were lucky enough to get to know him off the field you would meet a slightly different character. “He’s goofy. He is weird as sin. He’s extremely playful. He says I love you all the time, he’s a hugger,” Lin...

The John Basalyga story: Part Two

The John Basalyga story: Part Two

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Basalyga sat in his office in 1979. He was also the quarterback coach  for the Turpin football team and the baseball coach at the time. The phone rang in his office and at the other end of the line he hears the voice of the athletic director. “He says to me ‘It says here on your resume that you play...

Riddle named men’s soccer coach

Riddle named men’s soccer coach

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

The NKU athletic department announced on Monday that former University of Buffalo head coach Stu Riddle will become the next men’s soccer coach. Riddle will become the fourth soccer coach in the history of NKU. He replaces John Basalyga who announced his retirement in December. “I would like to than...

BREAKING: Basalyga retires as men’s soccer coach

BREAKING: Basalyga retires as men’s soccer coach

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

Men's soccer coach John Basalyga announced he is retiring from his position at the end of the spring season. Basalyga has been coaching the Norse for the last 14 seasons. "It has been a tremendous honor coaching at Northern Kentucky over the last 14 years," Basalyga said in a statement. "I particula...

Norse fall short in first NCAA Tournament appearence

Norse fall short in first NCAA Tournament appearence

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 12, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

West Virginia did to the NKU Norse what they did to every Big 12 opponent during the regular season: post a shutout. NKU fell to first seeded West Virginia 3-0 at Dick Dlesk Stadium in their first NCAA Tournament appearance. The Horizon League tournament champions end their season with 13-7-1 while Wes...

Norse open with top-seeded West Virginia

Norse open with top-seeded West Virginia

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

As the final seconds ticked off the clock in the Horizon League championship Macy Hamblin could feel the excitement build in her, knowing she and her team had just upset the number one seed Milwaukee Panthers on their home turf. “In those last final seconds - it was just like -  we deserved to win,...

Men’s Soccer ends season with a loss

Men’s Soccer ends season with a loss

Andrew Kell, Reporter

November 6, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Norse men's soccer team lost 2-1 to Green Bay Friday night, finishing their season with a 1-13-4 record overall. The Norse are not eligible for the Horizon League tournament. The Phoenix outshot the Norse 11-7 while both teams posted two saves a piece. Jared Leyland had two saves for the Norse i...

Norse women’s soccer to NCAA tourney

Norse women’s soccer to NCAA tourney

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 5, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

MILWAUKEE -- The NKU women's soccer team defeated Milwaukee Saturday night to win the Horizon League tournament, 3-2. With the win, the Norse win the automatic bid to the NCAA Division I women's soccer tournament. It is the first Division I NCAA bid in school history. NKU will find out where it wi...

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