The Northerner

Norse offense struggles in loss to Cincinnati

Hannah Fischer (4) defends against a UC player

Kelly Salerno, Contributor

September 7, 2017

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

Rikard Lindqvist (10) fights for a ball in the air

Kevin Carey, Reporter

August 31, 2017

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

Campbell Morris is one of the few returning players from the 2016 roster

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017

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...

Frey scores twice in victory over Morehead State

Kailey Ivins got the start in the midfield for the Norse against EKU

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 22, 2017

Forward Jessica Frey scored two second half goals to lift the NKU Norse over Morehead State 2-1 on Monday night. The Norse improve to 2-0 on the season while the Eagles fall to 0-2 on the season. The Eagles took the lead in the 55th minute after the Norse knocked the ball into their own goal. The Norse...

GALLERY: Frey’s second half goal powers Norse to victory

Jessica Frey scored the game winning goal against EKU Friday night.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 19, 2017

  The NKU women's soccer team claimed their first victory of the season Friday night, beating Eastern Kentucky 2-1 in front of a crowd of more than 800 in the NKU Soccer Stadium. "We've had fantastic crowds out to support us and certainly our players get a little extra motivation when the crowd ...

Dynamic Duo hope to lead Norse to second Horizon League championship

The Norse received their championship rings at NKU Soccer Stadium

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 18, 2017

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

Kobie Qualah fights for the ball with a UC defender. The Norse tied with UC 0-0.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 8, 2017

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

Former NKU women's basketball star Linda Honigford gives her Hall of Fame speech.

February 24, 2017

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

The Norse men's soccer team celebrate on the field in Louisville after winning the 2010 National Championship

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 10, 2017

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

Basalyga, according to his daughter, is goofy and lovable away from the soccer field

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

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

John Basalyga moments after winning the 2010 NCAA DII National Championship

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 8, 2017

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...

The John Basalyga story

John Basalyga announced his retirement Dec. 6. Basalyga coached at NKU for 14 seasons

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 7, 2017

John Basalyga sits in his office looking out at the NKU soccer field. Three college students are playing down on the field. Basalyga is displeased by this. “They aren’t really soccer players,” Basalyga said. “I’m always having to chase them off the field. I’m the bad cop.” Basalyga isn...

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