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NKU’s unknown champion: Perce takes home boxing title

NKU’s unknown champion: Perce takes home boxing title

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

May 26, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

Tucked away on top of a hill just off Madison Avenue in Covington is a large, brown house. The house has no defining signage or advertising, other than “Beware of Dog” and “Private Property, No Trespassing” signs displayed on the garage door. In the yard, about a hundred feet away from the front door, sits...

Softball rookies make the switch from varsity to collegiate play

Softball rookies make the switch from varsity to collegiate play

Michael Canizales, Reporter

May 8, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Softball, Sports, Sports Features

Freshmen women's softball players Hailey Whitmer, Faith Howard and Josie Frazier are among the latest crop of Norse rookies making the switch from high school varsity teams to an accredited college program, and they came prepared.

Off-season movement continues with Faulkner release, Rack departure

Off-season movement continues with Faulkner release, Rack departure

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

April 5, 2018


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

This off-season should prove to be a period of change for the Norse, with many members of the team leaving the roster. Williams’ transfer left a scholarship spot open, which was  awarded to Tyler Sharpe, a transfer from Louisville. Sharpe announced this on his Twitter account. Thank you 🙏🏼 ht...

#NorseNotebook Loyalty makes NKU senior class stand out

#NorseNotebook Loyalty makes NKU senior class stand out

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 23, 2018


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

If you think about what the senior class of the NKU men’s basketball team has accomplished in such a short amount of time--a Horizon League championship, a NCAA Tournament appearance and back-to-back 20 win seasons--it’s staggering.   All three seniors, Jordan Garnett, Lavone Holland II and Nick Ay...

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.

#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...

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