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Inaugural gala raises over $100K for athletics

Inaugural gala raises over $100K for athletics

Natalie Meyer, Reporter

October 10, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

During the VIP reception at the first “Night with the Norse” gala, Mackenzie Laumann began handing out yellow bracelets to anyone who would be participating in an activity later in the evening. Laumann, a senior on the woman’s golf team, has been a development intern in the athletic departmen...

What do you think of Victor’s new look?

What do you think of Victor’s new look?

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 4, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

His face has changed the most. The new Victor E. Viking has a smile that is less sinister, eyes that are wider and eyebrows that are not furrowed. After 11 years, NKU’s mascot got a $10,000 makeover thanks to the digital printing company Olympus Group, making him look more friendly and less fierce. ...

Hard work and heart set her apart

Hard work and heart set her apart

Trevor Holzschuh, Contributor

September 27, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Volleyball

After an action-packed two days, nobody would fault Lauren Hurley for spending the three hour long bus ride back from the Morehead Invitational celebrating with teammates or even taking a nap. After all, she had just finished one of the most successful tournaments of her NKU career. Hurley broke the schoo...

Student athletes share thoughts on Horizon League move

Student athletes share thoughts on Horizon League move

Kari Lakes, Reporter

September 20, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

Northern Kentucky University’s move from the warm Atlantic Sun conference to the sometimes frigid Horizon League didn’t seem to bother Illinois native Brad Bohlen. The Norse baseball player knows all about early spring in the upper midwest. “I’m from Chicago, so personally I’m used to playin...

Adidas helps athletic department reach new heights

Adidas helps athletic department reach new heights

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

June 30, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

On past tournament weekends, the Northern Kentucky University golf team faced two battles. One battle is the game itself. The grinding, the putting and the concentration involved in striking the ball in the right spot on the club.The second battle was in the hotel after the round, where the team would h...

All in the family; Whitaker introduced as NKU head coach

All in the family; Whitaker introduced as NKU head coach

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

May 10, 2016


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

Members of Camryn Whitaker's family were spread throughout BB&T Arena Tuesday afternoon.Some of them are related by blood, some by basketball.Regardless of the relation, all gathered to watch the Cynthiana, Kentucky native as she was introduced as NKU's women's basketball coach.She replaces Dawn Pli...

Men’s tennis team opens Horizon League tourney

Men’s tennis team opens Horizon League tourney

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

Two days before the Horizon League tournament, the NKU tennis team trots out onto the court to begin their afternoon practice session.This time last year, the Norse had already played their final match of the year, losing to USC Upstate in the first round of the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament on A...

VIDEO: Foreign-born tennis players find family at NKU

VIDEO: Foreign-born tennis players find family at NKU

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

When a late winter chill arrived at Northern Kentucky University, the Norse tennis teams made the trip to a warm, indoor facility to continue practices and matches.It was a far different experience growing up for Klara Skopac. In her home country of Croatia, even the indoor courts didn’t provide an escap...

VIDEO: The marvelous Mavriplis: Baseball’s emotional leader

VIDEO: The marvelous Mavriplis: Baseball’s emotional leader

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

April 20, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Video

Ryan Mavriplis walks towards Bill Aker Baseball Complex on a cold sunny April day, glove in one hand, batting helmet in the other. On this day he is running behind, due to his schedule working at Kroger just down the road from the baseball stadium. Normally he would be here around 1 p.m. for batting...

New league, same student attendance problem

New league, same student attendance problem

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

While the recent changes to the NKU athletics logo stirred up strong feelings in students, those emotions were not felt inside BB&T Arena during the recent basketball season.Many of the students who signed an online petition were absent when the men’s and women’s basketball teams took the floor...

A year’s work for a single moment

A year’s work for a single moment

Natalie Meyer, Reporter

April 10, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

The NKU cheerleading squad had a year’s worth of work judged in a single day.Coach Shayla Myles-Aaron said 365 days of hard work led up to a third place finish in the national competition.It’s the work behind-the-scenes throughout the year that prepared them for that one day.“This year we reall...

Cheers for Boos: Strength and conditioning coach elevates athletes

Cheers for Boos: Strength and conditioning coach elevates athletes

Natalie Meyer, Reporter

March 30, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

Athletes start with a 30-second run at 11 miles per hour. They dash to jump ropes after leaving the treadmill. Afterwards they pedal the exercise bike for 30 seconds above 120 revolutions per minute.Northern Kentucky University’s strength and conditioning coach puts his athletes through the gauntlet ...

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