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NKU Athletics, Matthew 25 Ministries accepting Hurricane Harvey donations

NKU Athletics, Matthew 25 Ministries accepting Hurricane Harvey donations

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports, Sports Features

Northern Kentucky Athletics has partnered with Matthew 25 Ministries to collect donations for the victims of the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. The department will be accepting donations today until 3:30 p.m. as well as Friday and next Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. While they will accep...

Libs, Norse look to start new season with W’s

Libs, Norse look to start new season with W’s

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 30, 2017


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

Senior libero McKenzie Eskridge doesn’t look at her stats. In fact, she is superstitious about looking at the page on the NKU Athletics site and hasn’t read an article about herself since freshman year. “It started in high school and I would read one article about myself and think to myself ‘...

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...

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 ...

Ganns forgoes senior season to join Red Sox

Ganns forgoes senior season to join Red Sox

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

At the halfway point in the 2017 baseball season, Trey Ganns felt like he was playing well enough to draw the eye of some Major League teams.   Ganns participated in a workout hosted by the Boston Red Sox in Mason, Ohio after finishing his junior year at NKU with a .348 average, 14 home runs and 57 ...

WATCH: Teammates on and off the field; Alas brothers get opportunity of a lifetime

WATCH: Teammates on and off the field; Alas brothers get opportunity of a lifetime

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Video

When TJ Alas began his collegiate career at Eastern Kentucky University, he never believed he would be able to play with his younger brother Brendan. “It’s been something we’ve always talked about,” TJ said. “Me being four years older than him we just missed each other in high school and in ...

Sunjic dominates freshman season, sweeps postseason awards

Sunjic dominates freshman season, sweeps postseason awards

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Tennis

Twelve months ago, Margita Sunjic was unsure about coming to the United States. Twelve months later, she capped off her freshman year of tennis at NKU by winning Horizon League Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and being named All-Horizon League First Team. Sunjic went 13-3 overall and an outstanding 8-1 in Hor...

WATCH: New season, new field: turf outfield to benefit future Norse

WATCH: New season, new field: turf outfield to benefit future Norse

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

While the NKU baseball team spent much of the month of February away from Bill Aker Baseball Complex, their field was getting a $600,125 makeover. The outfield of Friendship Field was converted from natural grass to full synthetic turf. MSA architects were the architects for the project while Shaw Sports ...

NKU men’s basketball attendance rises with improved record

NKU men’s basketball attendance rises with improved record

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

A rise in success by the NKU men’s basketball team has led to an increase in fan participation in BB&T Arena. Average attendance at men’s basketball games has risen considerably this season, thanks to a 24-11 season by the Norse. Average announced attendance at a men’s basketball game this...

Where to watch tonight’s NKU-UK game

Where to watch tonight’s NKU-UK game

Emily Sherry, Copy Editor

March 17, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

With anticipation for tonight's showdown between NKU and UK, students are gathering to find out where they can go to watch the game and have a little fun. To make the decision less difficult, The Northerner compiled a comprehensive list of the venues, on and off campus, hosting the game. Off-Campus loc...

WATCH: Get ready for the big game: NKU vs. UK

WATCH: Get ready for the big game: NKU vs. UK

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features, Video

A look at the Wildcats Kentucky is currently ranked fifth in the nation by the Associated Press with a 26-5 record in the regular season. The Wildcats won the SEC regular season and postseason championship, beating Arkansas on Sunday to claim their 30th SEC championship. The Wildcats are ranked fift...

WATCH: Allegiances tested for UK fans in Norse Nation

WATCH: Allegiances tested for UK fans in Norse Nation

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features, Video

A simple stroll through the campus of Northern Kentucky University will reveal a wide variety of sports allegiances. While most students wear the apparel of the black and gold of the Norse, a large amount of students also wear the blue and white of the Kentucky Wildcats. Only 75 miles separate the sch...

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