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Reports NKU to move to Horizon League

Reports NKU to move to Horizon League

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, Sports, Sports Features

Reports began surfacing Saturday afternoon after NKU announced an unplanned Board of Regents meeting followed by a press conference Monday May 11 that the university will be moving to the Horizon League. A transition to the league would put NKU among competitors such as Cleveland State University,...

Hot Seat: Hailey Shanahan

Hot Seat: Hailey Shanahan

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 30, 2015


Filed under Hot Seat, Sports, Sports Features

Hailey ShanahanTennisJuniorBiology major Hailey Shanahan is a junior college-transfer from Temple Community College in Texas. A native of Australia, Shanahan finished her first season at NKU with a 5-17 singles record in top-flight matches. Shanahan also had a doubles record 8-13 while playing in...

NKU athletics progress in third year of Division I

NKU athletics progress in third year of Division I

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 29, 2015


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

The NKU athletics program will be completing its third year in Division I competition at the end of the Spring season. From both soccer teams winning a game in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament, to the men’s basketball head coach being fired, there were many highs and lows to the 2014-15 athletics se...

Miller’s stellar outing gives NKU baseball hard-fought win over Maryville

Chris Looy, Contributor

April 16, 2015


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features

The NKU baseball team squeaked past the Maryville Scots, 3-1, on the heels of a dominant pitching performance from junior Tyler Miller on Wednesday afternoon. “I had everything working for me out there,” Miller said. “I located my fastball well and was able to throw my secondary pitches for strik...

A-Sun freshman of the year leaving NKU

A-Sun freshman of the year leaving NKU

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 15, 2015


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

Coming off its first year of postseason action and the subsequent firing of its head coach, the NKU men’s basketball lost three players from next year’s team to transfer, according to the NKU athletics department. Freshman guard Tayler Persons, who was named Atlantic Sun freshman of the year, ann...

Lauren Hill taught us more than how to shoot a lay-up

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 10, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Sports, Sports Features, Viewpoints

Let me start off by saying that I never met Lauren Hill. I haven’t seen anything more than the images on a computer or the video on the evening news. However, Lauren Hill is one of those people who you don’t need to meet in order for her to touch your heart and soul with her story. Lauren Hill, a f...

Hot Seat: Kaitlyn Hooper

Hot Seat: Kaitlyn Hooper

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 10, 2015


Filed under Hot Seat, Sports, Sports Features

Kaitlyn Hooper Track and Field Senior Nursing Major Kaitlyn Hooper is a senior long distance runner for the NKU Track and Field team. She currently leads the team with the best time in the 10,000M at 39:59.09. Her other times this season include a 19:12.71 in the 5,000M and 5:23.40 in the 1500M. B...

DI coaching changes not uncommon

DI coaching changes not uncommon

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 9, 2015


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

Recent changes to the NKU men’s basketball coaching roster brought much shock to the community, however the loss of a head coach for unknown reasons during a transition to Division I is not something new in the world of college basketball. According to NKU President Mearns, the firing of former He...

Brannen officially announced as next NKU men’s basketball head coach

Brannen officially announced as next NKU men’s basketball head coach

Carrie Crotzer and Clayton Castle, Managing Editor and Sports Editor

April 7, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

When the NKU men’s basketball team takes the court for their final season in the four-year Division I reclassification period, a new face will be at the front of the sideline. It was announced late Monday, April 6 that John Brannen would be the next head coach for the Norse. He was formally introduce...

Hot Seat: Allie Conner

Hot Seat: Allie Conner

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 2, 2015


Filed under Hot Seat, Sports, Sports Features

Allie Conner Softball Senior Athletic Training   Allie Conner is the starting catcher for the softball team and has started all but one game this season for the Norse. She currently has a .967 fielding percentage and collected her first multiple-RBI game of the season on Mar. 29 against Lip...

Who might replace Bezold as head coach?

Who might replace Bezold as head coach?

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 1, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

Since the announcement of NKU’s decision to fire longtime men’s basketball Head Coach Dave Bezold, many analysts have speculated who may be in the mix to be the next Norse head coach. I sat down and analyzed the two most common names thrown out there and why I believe they may or may not be a good...

Hot Seat: Landon Osbourne

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

March 26, 2015


Filed under Hot Seat, Sports, Sports Features

Landon Osbourne Golf Sophomore Business Administration Landon Osbourne has appeared in all six tournaments for the Norse this season, where he averages a score of 76.27 per round. This season, he has played 15 rounds. His lowest score came at the Leo Keenan Invitational last fall, where he shot a ...

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