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The John Basalyga story: Part Two

The John Basalyga story: Part Two

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Basalyga sat in his office in 1979. He was also the quarterback coach  for the Turpin football team and the baseball coach at the time. The phone rang in his office and at the other end of the line he hears the voice of the athletic director. “He says to me ‘It says here on your resume that you play...

NKU Athletics, exercise science collaborate to prevent injuries to athletes

NKU Athletics, exercise science collaborate to prevent injuries to athletes

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 23, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

The athletic department may have found a way to minimize both the impact and prevalence of injuries in NKU student athletes. NKU athletics has teamed up with Gabe Sanders, an exercise science and statistics professor at Northern Kentucky University. Their goal is to develop statistics to analyze ath...

Community chosen mascot makes first appearance

Community chosen mascot makes first appearance

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 4, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

The new Victor E. Viking made its first appearance of the year Wednesday during the Hoops for Health event during the NKU women’s basketball game against Stetson. As his first act, Victor sounded the gjallarhorn during pregame festivities. His appearance comes a week after the athletic department released the res...

Student swaps golf clubs for scrubs

Student swaps golf clubs for scrubs

Natalie Meyer, Reporter

November 29, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Golf, Sports, Sports Features

When the cold November winds blow across the Tri-State, one NKU athlete trades in her golf clubs for scrubs. For her clinicals, senior Ryleigh Waltz works pediatric rotations on the general nursing floor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. “I love my decision to become a nurse,” Waltz sai...

Predictions for the basketball season

Christopher Decker and Matt Sexton

November 10, 2016


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

What is the biggest key for the NKU men’s basketball team to have success this season? MS: NKU’s success this season will be determined by how quickly the freshmen can make an impact in the lineup. NKU has 10 freshmen and sophomores, and they’ll need quite a few of them to be important contrib...

Men’s basketball schedule preview

Men’s basketball schedule preview

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

A road trip into Big Ten country and a return trip to Morgantown, West Virginia, highlight the 2016-2017 NKU men’s basketball schedule. In its second season under head coach John Brannen, the Norse will open the regular season at home against Earlham Nov. 11 at BB&T Arena. Two days later, NKU w...

Women’s basketball schedule preview

Women’s basketball schedule preview

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

Two non-conference trips to the Hoosier state highlight the early part of the Northern Kentucky women’s basketball schedule. NKU will open its season at Indiana State Nov. 11, before returning to Bloomington for a showdown with Big Ten member Indiana on Dec. 8. The schedule, which was released in Sept...

Norse look to push pace in Brannen’s second season

Norse look to push pace in Brannen’s second season

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

During the open practice session of Norse Media Day, the NKU Norse men’s basketball team showed exactly what they wanted to be known for this season. The Norse attempted to score 100 points in four minutes, all while running full-court layups, three-man weaves and transition shooting drills. Th...

Students get second chance to choose mascot

Students get second chance to choose mascot

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

The NKU Athletic Department announced a plan Monday to allow students, alumni, and faculty a second chance to voice their opinion on the change to Victor E. Viking. “Since introducing this new mascot, we've received passionate feedback from many of you,” NKU Athletics said in a statement, ...

NKU alum calls mascot change ‘a shame’

NKU alum calls mascot change ‘a shame’

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports Features

NKU alum Steve Ruch remembers his friend, Mark Buerger, dressing up like a Norse and patrolling the sidelines during basketball games, long before Victor E. Viking made his first appearance on campus. Ruch said he has watched athletics grow with the size of the university, but he said he is not a ...

Creamer, Hurley credit team for HLPOW awards

Creamer, Hurley credit team for HLPOW awards

Trevor Holzschuh, Contributor

October 15, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Volleyball

Coming off of a week in which the NKU Volleyball Team swept Valparaiso and Wright State 3-0, Keely Creamer and Lauren Hurley were just happy that their team was starting to hit its stride and string together some wins. What came next was just the icing on the cake. Creamer received the honor of being na...

Four years in the making: NKU cross country is ready to shine

Four years in the making: NKU cross country is ready to shine

Natalie Meyer, Reporter

October 11, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

Kelly Burrows’s cross country career at NKU has been one of “almost”, according to Steve Kruse, head coach of the cross country team. After being named the Most Valuable Athlete and Top Newcomer by Kruse her freshman year, the senior recorded her best finish of her career with a 3rd place finish ...

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