The Northerner

Norse defeat local rival Cincinnati

Norse defeat local rival Cincinnati

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

December 18, 2014

The NKU women’s basketball team will retain bragging rights over the University of Cincinnati Bearcats women’s basketball team as the Norse defeated the Bearcats for the second year in a row by a score of 66-52 at The Bank of Kentucky Center on Wednesday night. NKU is now 2-1 over Cincinnati since rec...

Women’s basketball face hard loss against Ohio University

Women’s basketball face hard loss against Ohio University

DeSherion McBroom, Reporter

November 25, 2014

NKU women’s basketball team took on Ohio University Tuesday night taking a devastating loss to the Bobcats, 77-38. The Bobcats started out strong against the Norse going on a 13-2 run to start the game. After three straight offensive rebounds, the Norse scored their first field goal of the game at t...

Women’s basketball fall 45-38 to Loyola

Women’s basketball fall 45-38 to Loyola

DeSherion McBroom, Reporter

November 22, 2014

NKU’s women’s basketball team took on Loyola University on Saturday in their home opener, losing to the Ramblers 45-38. The Loyola Ramblers took and early 8-6 lead to start off the game. After the Ramblers scored again to make it 10-6 the Norse were able to score on a quick jump shot and two free ...

Third season as Division I brings big name competition

Third season as Division I brings big name competition

Carrie Crotzer and Troy Bendgen

November 12, 2014

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are gearing up for their third season as a Division I program, and this season brings for the Norse a face-off against many experienced NCAA tournament teams. Men’s Basketball The men’s squad will face Wisconsin in their away season opener on Nov. 1...

Incoming freshmen

Incoming freshmen

Gavin Colton and Troy Bendgen

November 12, 2014

With an incoming freshmen class of six compared to last year's 10, NKU's basketball program is hoping to become better rounded by diversifying their player types. The Northerner recently sat down with Men's Basketball Head Coach Dave Bezold and Women's Basketball Head Coach Dawn Plitzuweit to see exac...

Chemistry brings team together

Chemistry brings team together

Desherion McBroom, Reporter

November 12, 2014

The women’s basketball team has started practice and now the real work begins. The team will take on a couple high powered Division I schools such as University of Kentucky, University of Cincinnati and Marquette University. This will be a little easier with the help of senior center Kaitlyn Gerrety. ...

Women’s basketball key players

Molly Patrick, Reporter

November 12, 2014

The women’s basketball team is expecting to have a great season by having a team that is fundamentally sound and where everybody can do a little bit of everything on the court. Head Coach Dawn Plitzuweit is preparing her team to make good decisions up and down the court and to defensively take away...

Athletic recruitment policies change

Athletic recruitment policies change

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 24, 2014

Recruitment is the foundation of any athletic program, and with a recent transition to Division I, NKU has made many changes to the way it seeks out student-athletes. Many variables have changed the recruiting process for NKU coaches, including media coverage and the changing of conferences. With this...

Travel impacts budget

Clayton Castle, Reporter

October 17, 2014

As the Northern Kentucky University athletics department enters its third year of the required four year transition period into Division I, competition has increased and improved, and travel costs have gone up. For the 2014-15 fiscal year, NKU will spend nearly $980,000 in travel expenses, said Seni...

Madness takes over the BOK Center

Madness takes over the BOK Center

Clayton Castle, Reporter

October 10, 2014

The NKU men’s and women’s basketball teams kicked off their 2014-15 campaigns by hosting their annual Black n Gold Madness for students, staff and fans at the Bank of Kentucky Center on Thursday night. The event, in reference to NKU’s unofficial school colors, included a scrimmage, a 3-point c...

Student-athletes succeed on and off the court

Student-athletes succeed on and off the court

Carrie Crotzer, Molly Patrick, and DeSherion McBroom

September 10, 2014

Over the last three years, NKU athletics has shown that they instill this in their student-athletes, receiving 148 Atlantic Sun All-Academic awards in the last year alone, according to President Geoffrey Mearns convocation speech. According to Athletic Director Ken Bothof the department is always wi...

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