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Volleyball clenches narrow victory over Evansville

Volleyball clenches narrow victory over Evansville

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 16, 2014


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

NKU’s women’s volleyball team returned home to face the University of Evansville Tuesday Sept. 16 after returning from the Blackbird Invitational in New York. The Norse would battle the Aces through all five sets before settling for a 3-2 victory, improving 7-3. “That was a really fun match today,...

Athletic director’s first year spent meeting his department

Clayton Castle, Contributor

September 16, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

Exciting is the word Ken Bothof, director of athletics, uses to describe his first year at NKU. Bothof was hired on June 26, 2013 as NKU’s Athletic Director, replacing Mike Cusack, after spending 11 years as Athletic Director at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. “The excitement of the continued...

Big name school to play at NKU

Clayton Castle, Contributor

September 16, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

Famed college basketball head coach Bob Huggins and his West Virginia Mountaineers of the Big 12 Conference will face the Norse men’s basketball team on Dec. 9 at the Bank of Kentucky Center, highlighting the Norse’s 2014-15 schedule. “There’s something to be said for Coach Huggins, coming ba...

Yellow cards give Norse third draw of season

Yellow cards give Norse third draw of season

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 14, 2014


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

NKU’s men’s soccer team returned home Sunday Sept. 14 to take on Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne after losing Friday to Bowling Green State University. NKU started off strong in the first half with three promising looks on the goal within the first five minutes of the game. However, it wouldn’t be until ...

Norse come from behind to take victory over Robert Morris

Norse come from behind to take victory over Robert Morris

Alex Weber, Contributor

September 14, 2014


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

NKU’s women’s soccer team took on Robert Morris University Sunday Sept. 14 after a draw Tuesday night against  Xavier University. The game started slowly with NKU goalkeeper Brooke Schocker making her first save on a slow rolling shot in the seventh minute. In the tenth minute, freshman winger ...

Hot Seat with Keely Creamer

Hot Seat with Keely Creamer

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 14, 2014


Filed under Hot Seat, Sports, Sports Features, Volleyball

Keely Creamer has proven her worth on the volleyball court over the last year, racking up 264 kills last season alone. But what is Keely like off the court? Sport: Volleyball Year: Sophomore Major: Undeclared Q: What is your favorite before game meal? A: I just love food in general. I like turkey subs...

Student-athletes succeed on and off the court

Student-athletes succeed on and off the court

Carrie Crotzer, Molly Patrick, and DeSherion McBroom

September 10, 2014


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

Over the last three years, NKU athletics has shown that they instill this in their student-athletes, receiving 148 Atlantic Sun All-Academic awards in the last year alone, according to President Geoffrey Mearns convocation speech. According to Athletic Director Ken Bothof the department is always wi...

NKU women’s soccer battle to a draw against Xavier

NKU women’s soccer battle to a draw against Xavier

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 9, 2014


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

NKU’s women’s soccer team returned home Tuesday Sep. 9 to take on Xavier University resulting in a draw. NKU would start the game with just 10 players on the field due to injuries on the team. “The good news in terms of the injuries is that we had sustained multiple injuries going to to the ...

Hot Seat with J.J. Weber

Hot Seat with J.J. Weber

Hannah Siefert, Contributor

September 7, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Hot Seat, Sports, Sports Features

J.J. Weber is known as an amazing Cross Country and Track star but what else do you know about him? Get to know Weber a little better. Sport: Cross Country / Track Year: Senior Major: Organizational Leadership Q: What is your favorite before game meal? A: I usually eat a bowl of oatmeal before a r...

NKU volleyball takes victory over Samford

NKU volleyball takes victory over Samford

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 5, 2014


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

The NKU women’s volleyball team would expand their winning streak to 4-0 Sep. 5, defeating Samford University in the Northern Kentucky Volleyball Invitational. NKU would start off strong, taking an easy victory in the first set over Samford, winning 25-18. However, they would struggle through the seco...

2014 women’s volleyball players to watch this season

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

With three wins already under their belt, their own invitational tournament this weekend, and an exciting season in front of them, The Northerner sat down with women’s volleyball Head Coach Elizabeth Hart to discuss her expectations for the season, and players she thinks will be key to a winning s...

NKU men’s soccer draw in first game against Cincinnati

NKU men’s soccer draw in first game against Cincinnati

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

August 29, 2014


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

The Norse men’s soccer team took on the Cincinnati Bearcats Aug. 29 at home in a draw of 1-1. The game would take off quick with a clear competition for control between the teams. “They’re very fast, very athletic,” NKU Head Coach John Basalyga said. "And we countered that with some of our...

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