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Sisters join Norse Volleyball ranks, despite Epilepsy

Sisters join Norse Volleyball ranks, despite Epilepsy

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Volleyball

After over 45 minutes of helping the Northern Kentucky volleyball team with their practice, which included assisting team managers with drills and collecting volleyballs, Leah Conrad ambled back toward her mother, Jenka, who was seated by the scorers table on the sidelines. The seven-year-old toyed with her plastic VI...

Norse welcome FC Cincinnati to kick off 2018 spring season

Norse welcome FC Cincinnati to kick off 2018 spring season

Kevin Carey, Assistant Sports Editor

January 23, 2018


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

When Blaire Stevenson, assistant men’s soccer coach, joined the Norse in March of 2017, he brought not only a rich history of the game, but a connection that would soon benefit his newly found home. That Connection? The FC Cincinnati soccer team, which would lead to to three exhibition games in tw...

Preview: NKU takes on Wright State and a way-too-early look at ‘bracketology’

Preview: NKU takes on Wright State and a way-too-early look at ‘bracketology’

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 11, 2018


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

Northern Kentucky men’s basketball welcomes Wright State into BB&T Arena at 7 p.m. Thursday night. The winner will remain undefeated in conference play and hold sole possession of first place in the Horizon League.

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#NorseNotebook NKU defensive-minded team with high powered offense

#NorseNotebook NKU defensive-minded team with high powered offense

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 4, 2017


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

Saturday’s 86-49 victory over Morehead State marked the sixth time this season the NKU men’s basketball team has scored 80 or more points in a game. The Norse have only scored below 70 points in a game once this season. Currently, the Norse are averaging 85.3 points per game (ppg) this season, up from 76.5 ppg...

VIDEO | Norse win big in season opener

VIDEO | Norse win big in season opener

Tommy Bailey, Video Editor

November 11, 2017


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

The men’s basketball team opened their season Friday night by picking up an impressive 81-63 win against East Tennessee State. Before the game the Norse unveiled their new Horizon League championship banner in front of 3,586 inside BB&T Arena. However, the Norse got off to a slow start to begin the game,...

Preview: Expectations high for reigning Horizon League champions

Preview: Expectations high for reigning Horizon League champions

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 9, 2017


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

When Newport Central Catholic graduate Drew McDonald committed to NKU to play basketball, he dreamed of making the Norse a competitive Division I program. What he didn’t anticipate, however, was standing on the court of the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit celebrating a Horizon League championship in j...

Preview: Norse will look to lone senior for leadership

Preview: Norse will look to lone senior for leadership

Austin Elmore, Reporter

November 8, 2017


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

After going 9-22 in her first season as head coach of the NKU women’s basketball team, Camryn Whitaker is looking to improve, but it won’t be easy. “We’ve got five sophomores and seven freshmen, so the makeup of our team right now is so different.” Whitaker said. Of the 13 Norse on the r...

Barkei named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year

Barkei named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU goalkeeper Jim Barkei was named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year Monday afternoon. The redshirt junior had a .797 save percentage in his first year as a Norse after transferring from Loyola along with a .84 goals against average. Barkei recorded eight shutouts during the regular season, which ran...

NKU athletics and Braxton Brewing agree to partnership

NKU athletics and Braxton Brewing agree to partnership

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 1, 2017


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

Northern Kentucky Athletics announced Tuesday they will be partnering with the Covington based Braxton Brewing Company to create the Braxton Beer Garden in BB&T Arena. Braxton will also be creating a new beer called the “Norse Pale Ale.” "Norse Pale Ale is a bright, citrus-forward pale ale t...

Gruelle’s grittiness leads to success in orthodontia and coaching

Gruelle’s grittiness leads to success in orthodontia and coaching

Tommy Bailey, Video Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Within Terry Gruelle’s schedule two unlikely fields merge: soccer and orthodontia. Since 1999, he’s been both an assistant coach for NKU women’s soccer team and a world renowned orthodontist.    “We are the top one percent of Invisalign providers in the entire world. You have a little Great...

Hamblin named Horizon League Player of the Year

Hamblin named Horizon League Player of the Year

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

For the third straight year, Macy Hamblin has been named Horizon League Player of the Year. The senior forward tied for the league lead in goals scored (10) and lead the league in points per match (1.64) and goals per match (.74) despite missing two games of the season due to injury. Related: Hamblin's offensive prow...

International talent jumpstarts Norse rebuilding process

International talent jumpstarts Norse rebuilding process

Kevin Carey, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Currently sitting at 6-4-4, the NKU Men’s Soccer team is on pace for a record year. With a new coach at the helm and nearly half the team made up of international students, the Norse have accumulated five more wins than last season and are only two wins shy of the 2015 season. With half the team ...

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