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New logo causes stir in Norse Nation

New logo causes stir in Norse Nation

Matt Sexton & Abby Anstead, Sports Editor & Managing Editor

March 24, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

 A change to the NKU Norse logo, a part of a brand standards change in the athletics department, has caused more online buzz than any athletic contest this school year.The change was announced March 16 by Bryan McEldowney, assistant athletic director at NKU. The new logo has been met with an Inter...

Free throw shooting puts Norse among nation’s best

Free throw shooting puts Norse among nation’s best

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 1, 2016


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

It is the most consistent shot in basketball. It is taken behind a two-inch line painted 15 feet from the rim. The rim, 18 inches in diameter, is mounted on a backboard 10 feet off the ground.From middle school to professional basketball, the shot remains unchanged. While a free throw in name, it is often ...

New club molds former athletes into coaches

New club molds former athletes into coaches

Amanda Meagher, Contributor

February 27, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

Each year, millions of high school seniors end their sports career and move onto college where they focus on school and a future career. As a select few athletes get the opportunity to play college sports, most student athletes are left wishing they could still be a part of a team.Aaron Luken, a form...

NKU sports in #headlines

NKU sports in #headlines

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

Three NKU basketball players were named players of the week in the last seven days. The NKU women’s basketball team picked up key road victories while the men had their return home spoiled by Oakland on Monday.Here are the headlines from the last week of NKU athletics, presented in hashtag form. Sh...

Students broadcast in a class of their own

Students broadcast in a class of their own

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

Inside BB&T Arena, there is a trailer that sits behind the student section bleachers. From the outside, it doesn’t appear to be anything special. The white paint is slightly stained and it lacks the designs and markings that would tell you what the trailer might be carrying. On the inside howeve...

GALLERY: Rec Center renovations provide students new opportunities

GALLERY: Rec Center renovations provide students new opportunities

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 17, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

Members of the NKU swim team stand at the edge of a brand new, 375,000-gallon pool before their weekly practice. As they prepare to begin their activities, a member is pushed into the pool, and the rest of the team follows. For the swim club, it hasn’t always been as fun trying to use the pool. I...

Fleak makes Division I transition easier for men’s soccer

Fleak makes Division I transition easier for men’s soccer

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

The NKU men’s soccer team was at the peak of the Division II mountain in the fall of 2010. However, a larger challenge than winning a national championship awaited the Norse.Northern Kentucky was on the verge of a move to Division I athletics. This would mean a large step up in competition for all ...

NKU baseball begins fall ball season

NKU baseball begins fall ball season

Kari Lakes, Sports Writer

September 26, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

The air is crisp and the wind snaps around the NKU baseball players’ ears. Baseballs are pinging off metal bats, and the snap of the glove is heard when a player catches a fly ball.It's fall ball season for the NKU baseball team as they host Indianapolis noon today and Sinclair Community College noon Su...

Men’s tennis looks to improve with new faces, offseason success

Men’s tennis looks to improve with new faces, offseason success

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

September 17, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- A mild September morning is the backdrop for the NKU men’s tennis team as they prepare for the start of the fall season.Norse senior Jody Maginley, the lone senior on the squad, makes his way to the courts. He has rackets in one hand, soccer ball in the other.He and the rest...

Women’s tennis hopes for success in Horizon League

Women’s tennis hopes for success in Horizon League

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

September 17, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky -- The women’s tennis team hopes a lineup including seven returners, a standout transfer and three players from overseas will be the right mix in a new league.NKU fall season is underway. The Norse opened the Fall season with a 7-0 victory Wednesday at home against Thomas More....

Soccer teams off to a hot start

Soccer teams off to a hot start

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

August 26, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams are gearing up for jam packed schedules this fall and both teams have kicked off their year’s proving they’re ready for strong seasons. Women’s soccerNKU’s women’s soccer team started off their season with two exhibition games with a win ove...

New athletic position to raise money for department

New athletic position to raise money for department

Christopher Decker, Contributor

August 24, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

NKU Athletics faced many changes this summer, one of those being the addition of a director of development.Jeff Baldwin was hired for the position after a nationwide search and began at NKU on July 31.As director of development, Baldwin will work to increase funding for the athletic department throug...

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