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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Despite constant changes, Murray thrives for Norse

Despite constant changes, Murray thrives for Norse

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 28, 2017

Cole Murray has seen everything during his time as a member of the Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team. He endured the coaching change from Dave Bezold to John Brannen, played in two Division I conferences, switched from Nike to adidas and played on two different floor designs. “Everything I came into the ...

Preview: Softball hopes versatility will guide them to winning season

Preview: Softball hopes versatility will guide them to winning season

Amanda Meagher, Contributor

February 17, 2017

After placing ninth in the Horizon League’s 2017 preseason poll, the Northern Kentucky University softball team is motivated to advance their record this year and improve from last year’s 13-40 record in their second stint of Horizon League play. After doubling the team’s win record in her first ye...

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