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Gallery: Norse struggle to shoot in first home game

Gallery: Norse struggle to shoot in first home game

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 15, 2016


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

The NKU women's basketball team fell to Miami (Ohio) 60-50 Tuesday night. The Norse drop to 0-2 on the season while Miami improves to 2-0.  "One thing I told the players before the game is to focus on the process and trying to improve everyday," Head Coach Camyrn Whitaker said. "I was proud of our...

Offense struggles as NKU women open with road loss

Offense struggles as NKU women open with road loss

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 11, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

TERRE HAUTE, Indiana -- After a close, low-scoring first half, Indiana State's offense warmed up in the second half Friday night to defeat the NKU women's basketball team 58-38. It was a struggle for both teams in the first half, especially in the second quarter. The Norse (0-1) outscored Indiana S...

Predictions for the basketball season

Christopher Decker and Matt Sexton

November 10, 2016


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

What is the biggest key for the NKU men’s basketball team to have success this season? MS: NKU’s success this season will be determined by how quickly the freshmen can make an impact in the lineup. NKU has 10 freshmen and sophomores, and they’ll need quite a few of them to be important contrib...

Women’s basketball schedule preview

Women’s basketball schedule preview

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

Two non-conference trips to the Hoosier state highlight the early part of the Northern Kentucky women’s basketball schedule. NKU will open its season at Indiana State Nov. 11, before returning to Bloomington for a showdown with Big Ten member Indiana on Dec. 8. The schedule, which was released in Sept...

Six seconds or less: NKU women look to push the pace

Six seconds or less: NKU women look to push the pace

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Faster than an eight-second trip around a dusty ring on the back of an angry bull. That’s how quickly new Norse women’s basketball coach Camryn Whitaker wants her team to shoot the ball and score on a possession. “The goal is to score in six seconds or less,” Whitaker said. “Now, six seconds is probably a ...

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...

BREAKING: NKU hires UK assistant to lead women’s basketball

BREAKING: NKU hires UK assistant to lead women’s basketball

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

May 6, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Women's Basketball

Two weeks after losing its head coach to South Dakota, the NKU women's basketball team has its new leader.Camryn Whitaker, most recently an assistant for the University of Kentucky women's basketball team, was named NKU women's basketball head coach today by Ken Bothof, director of athletics at NKU.Ac...

Plitzuweit leaves NKU for South Dakota

Plitzuweit leaves NKU for South Dakota

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

April 22, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Women's Basketball

NKU women's basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit was named head coach at the University of South Dakota this morning.According to USD Athletic Director David Herbster, Plitzuweit will be introduced as head coach April 25.Plitzuweit led NKU through its four transition years going from Division II to Division I...

USC Upstate ends NKU season in WBI opener

USC Upstate ends NKU season in WBI opener

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 17, 2016


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

USC Upstate erased a 12-point halftime deficit Thursday to end NKU's season with a 71-69 win over the Norse in the opening round of the Women's Basketball Invitational.The Norse ends its season 19-14."It's frustrating," NKU Head Coach Dawn Plitzuweit said. "It's tough. It's a tough way for our kids to go ...

Not done: NKU women to play in WBI

Not done: NKU women to play in WBI

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 14, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The 2015-2016 women's basketball season will continue for Northern Kentucky.NKU will play in the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) for the fourth consecutive season. The Norse will open the tournament 7 p.m. Thursday against South Carolina Upstate.It is a matchup between former conference rivals. USC Upst...

Heartbreak for Norse with double OT loss

Heartbreak for Norse with double OT loss

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 13, 2016


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

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Jen Wellnitz had just four points for Green Bay Saturday, but her putback with 0.6 seconds remaining in double overtime gave the Phoenix an 80-78 victory over Northern Kentucky.It was heartbreaking for the Norse (19-13), considering they had controlled a game against the 18-ti...

Norse blast Valpo to advance to Horizon semifinals

Norse blast Valpo to advance to Horizon semifinals

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 11, 2016


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

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Named to the Horizon League all-freshman team this week, NKU's Molly Glick had a career-high 18 points Friday as the Norse defeated Valparaiso 76-53 in the Horizon League tournament quarterfinals.Northern Kentucky (19-12) advances to play the host school and top seed Green Bay...

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