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Preparing BB&T Arena: the game plan before the game

The exterior of BB&T Arena.

Kaycee Sloan, Reporter

February 27, 2020

As March Madness approaches, fans are packing BB&T Arena. Keeping fans safe is the main concern of security staff at BB&T Arena, according to Erik Jones, guest services and event coordinator.  In 2018, NKU was ranked the third safest college campus in the nation, according to the National C...

NKU v WSU: Who will end on top?

Graphic with The Northerner logo, NKU Norse logo, The Wright State Guardian logo and Wright State athletics logo in all four corners.

Sierra Newton and Makenzie Hoeferlin

January 24, 2020

Wright State University (WSU) and Northern Kentucky University (NKU) hold the most intense rivalry in the Horizon League, starting in 2015 when NKU joined the league. NKU and WSU have fought back and forth for years, taking turns earning Horizon League titles and going to the NCAA championships. This intense, long-term rivalry began in July of 2015 when it was announced that NKU would be joining the Horizon League.

Mens Basketball: Five home games to air on Fox Sports Ohio

NKU fans cheer during the game against UNC Asheville.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 18, 2018

Northern Kentucky University and Fox Sports Ohio recently entered into an agreement to air five Norse men’s basketball games on the regional network this season. “Partnering with FOX Sports Ohio provides a great opportunity to showcase our men’s basketball program and to shine a spotlight on Nor...

NKU holds off late rally to win 59-53

Dantez Walton (32) goes up for a shot during the game against Manhattan. Walton had 15 points on the game.

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

November 18, 2018

After pulling off a six-point margin victory against Manhattan on Saturday night, the NKU men’s basketball team remain undefeated (5-0) and in the driver's seat in the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic. Drew McDonald led the Norse with 19 points and eight rebounds, followed by Dante...

Norse sweep Vikings; advance to HLVB Championship

Maddy Weber (15) celebrates after a Norse point during the game against Oakland.

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

November 18, 2018

The Norse managed a clean sweep (25-20, 25-22, 27-25) over Cleveland State in the semifinals of the Horizon League Volleyball Championship Tournament on Saturday night. With the victory, the Norse move to 21-8 overall and ride an eight-game winning streak into the final round of the Horizon League Cha...

Fischer and Lindqvist earn Academic All-District honors

Hannah Fischer (4), Rikard Lindqvist (10)

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018

The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District men’s and women's soccer team, selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), was announced recently to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. NKU’s Hannah...

Season Preview: Men’s Basketball

Jalen Tate (11) is introduced before the game against Wilmington. Tate lead the Norse with 17 overall points.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018

As the Norse prepare to enter the 2018-19 season, gone are standouts like Lavone Holland II, Carson Williams, Jordan Garnett and Mason Faulkner. Those four were an integral part in helping head coach John Brannen engineer one of the fastest and best turnarounds in the nation. So far, the Brannen...

Season Preview: Women’s Basketball

Kailey Coffey (23) is introduced prior to the game against University of Pikeville.

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

November 9, 2018

After being ranked sixth for the preseason in the Horizon League and redshirt junior Molly Glick being named to the All-Horizon league preseason first team, the NKU Women’s basketball team is honored but are not settling. “Preseason rankings are what they are, you know. We don't put a whole lo...

Libs top 10 finalist for Senior CLASS Award

Haley Libs (4) celebrates after a Norse point during the game against Green Bay.

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

November 1, 2018

NKU's outide hitter Haley Libs was one of thirty NCAA volleyball student athletes selected in October as a candidate for the 2018 Senior CLASS award in collegiate volleyball. The thirty candidates were recently narrowed down by a selection committee to ten finalists, one being the senior standout. ...

ESPN announces programming schedule for men’s and women’s basketball

Left: Silas Adheke (0) looks to pass to a teammate during basketball media day. Right: Taryn Taugher (11) searches for a teammate during a drill during basketball media day.

Aric France, Reporter

October 30, 2018

A total of 45 Northern Kentucky University men’s and women’s basketball games will be broadcast digitally on either ESPN3 or ESPN + for all of Norse nation to watch this season. The Norse will be showcased on ESPN3 15 times, while being broadcast live on ESPN+ 30 times this season. ESPN+ can be...

Women’s soccer: Four players earn Horizon League postseason honors

The NKU women's soccer team, lined up before Monday's game against the University of Cincinnati.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018

Four members of the NKU women’s soccer team were honored with postseason awards when the league office announced their end of season awards Monday afternoon. Samantha Duwel, Taylor Spaulding and Shawna Zaken were named to the All-Horizon League First Team, while Lily Menssen was named to the H...

Lohmann named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week

Emily Lohmann (00) made one save on five shots in a game against Oakland.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

October 29, 2018

After an 11 save performance in her team’s 1-0 shutout victory over the University of Illinois at Chicago on Friday evening, Emily Lohmann was named Horizon League women’s soccer Defensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon. This marks her seventh shutout of the year and is currently aver...

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