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A Throwback to Classic Norse Basketball

A Throwback to Classic Norse Basketball

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 25, 2015


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

On Saturday Feb. 20, the NKU women’s basketball team played in the NKU gymnasium Regents Hall on “Throwback Night”, defeating the North Florida Osprey 67-29 on what was a night to tribute the days before The Bank of Kentucky Center. Before moving to TBOKC in 2008 the Norse found a great amount of...

Norse women throw up points in win at Regents Hall

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 21, 2015


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

Donning throwback uniforms in honor of Throwback Night at Regents Hall, the NKU women’s basketball team lit up the scoreboard early and cruised to a 67-29 win over the North Florida Ospreys. “I thought our kids really responded from the challenge of coming back from the loss to Jacksonville on Thursd...

A quiet man with high importance

A quiet man with high importance

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

February 19, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

Sitting calmly on the sideline like many assistant coaches is a man whose tranquility is unnerving in its own as the crowd roars in anger. It probably comes from his 36 years of experience as a coach of one kind or another, but Lynn Plett, assistant coach for NKU’s women’s basketball team, seems to ...

Coaches Bezold and Plitzuweit take part in weekly radio show

Coaches Bezold and Plitzuweit take part in weekly radio show

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 11, 2015


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

Beginning this basketball season, Learfield Sports’ Norse Sports Properties, the media production company that produces the NKU basketball games for the radio, began producing a weekly radio show featuring NKU coaches and players to recap the previous week’s games. The show, produced every Monday ni...

Women’s basketball bounce back against Lipscomb

Women’s basketball bounce back against Lipscomb

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

February 7, 2015


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

The NKU women’s basketball team kicked off the homecoming double-header against Lipscomb University Saturday afternoon, picking up the win, 64-57. NKU took off with a slow start with the score sitting at 10-7 in favor of NKU at the 10 minute mark. NKU went into the locker room at the half down 28...

Hot Seat: Rianna Gayheart

Hot Seat: Rianna Gayheart

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 6, 2015


Filed under Hot Seat, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

Rianna Gayheart Basketball Junior Organizational Leadership and Communication Studies Major Rianna Gayheart has appeared in all 21 games for the Norse this season, averaging 6.9 points per game and 29.8 minutes. She scored a season-high 20 points against Lipscomb on Jan. 10, where she played 39 m...

Melody Doss makes history with thousandth point

Melody Doss makes history with thousandth point

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 4, 2015


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

Melody Doss continues to rise up the all-time NKU scoring list this season, including becoming the 28th member of the NKU women’s basketball 1,000 points club in Saturday’s loss to Florida Gulf Coast. The special moment happened in the beginning of the second half after Doss rebounded a missed ...

Doss scores 1,000th career point in loss to Florida Gulf Coast

Doss scores 1,000th career point in loss to Florida Gulf Coast

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

January 31, 2015


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

Melody Doss became the 28th player in NKU women’s basketball history to score 1,000 points, while the Norse lost to the  first-place Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 67-46 on Saturday night in front of 1,684 fans at The Bank of Kentucky Center. “It’s a great accomplishment from a Mel Doss standpoin...

Women’s basketball in second with win over Stetson

Women’s basketball in second with win over Stetson

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

January 29, 2015


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

With second place in the Atlantic Sun Conference on the line, the NKU women’s basketball took advantage of hot shooting hands by Christine Roush and Melody Doss to lead the Norse to a 68-62 win over second place Stetson on Thursday night in front of 1,130 fans at The Bank of Kentucky Center. “We certainly...

Norse women battle for close win over USC Upstate

Norse women battle for close win over USC Upstate

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

January 17, 2015


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

In one of the hardest fought games of the season, the NKU women’s basketball defeated the USC Upstate Spartans in a nail-biter by a score of 77-74 on Saturday night in front of 1,163 fans at The Bank of Kentucky Center. “I think this is a very big win for our team and our program,” NKU Head Coac...

Hot Seat: Melody Doss

Hot Seat: Melody Doss

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

January 16, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

Melody Doss Sport: Basketball Year: Senior Major: Marketing  Melody Doss has appeared in all 16 games for the Norse this season, where she averages 13.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. But, what else do you know about her? Q: What is your favorite pre-game meal? A: Vegetables or any kind of...

Doss, Davis lead NKU to win over Georgetown

Doss, Davis lead NKU to win over Georgetown

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

January 6, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

The NKU women’s basketball team ended non-conference play with a 78-57 win over NAIA-affiliated Georgetown (Ky.) in front of 1,088 fans at The Bank of Kentucky Center on Tuesday night. Melody Doss led all NKU scorers with 22 points and Shar’Rae Davis added a season-high 14 points. “I think this is a ...

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