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Norse get revenge, bounce CSU from Horizon tourney

Norse get revenge, bounce CSU from Horizon tourney

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 10, 2016


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

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- The NKU women's basketball team didn't have to wait long to get revenge for its spoiled senior night.Just five days after Cleveland State stunned the Norse, NKU turned the tables with a 71-59 victory over the Vikings in the first round of the Horizon League tournament.NKU advanced to play...

Norse look for revenge in Horizon tourney opener

Norse look for revenge in Horizon tourney opener

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Just five days after having their senior night spoiled by Cleveland State, the NKU women's basketball team will have a shot at redemption when they face the Vikings in the Horizon League tournament opener.Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State will face off 3:30 p.m. ET today ...

Super freshman Abshaw stuns NKU on senior night

Super freshman Abshaw stuns NKU on senior night

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 5, 2016


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

Cleveland State freshman Ashanti Abshaw banked in a running shot as time expired Saturday night as the Vikings stunned Northern Kentucky 64-62, spoiling the Norse's senior night.Abshaw, who has won the Horizon League freshman of the week award five times this year, certainly locked up the award for ...

GALLERY: Davis sparks Norse to win over Penguins

GALLERY: Davis sparks Norse to win over Penguins

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 3, 2016


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

A strong third quarter on both ends of the floor propelled the NKU women's basketball team to a 70-59 victory Thursday night over Youngstown State."I'm proud of our ladies because that's a really good team we just had the chance to play,"NKU Head Coach Dawn Plitzuweit said. "I thought our defensive ef...

Norse look to pound Penguins

Norse look to pound Penguins

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

March 3, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball team looks to rebound from a tough road trip tonight when they face Youngstown State 7 p.m. tonight at BB&T Arena. The last time the two teams met, the Norse shot 58 percent from the field and 50 percent from the three-point line in a 88-77 wi...

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 ...

Green Bay defense stifles Norse

Green Bay defense stifles Norse

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 28, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Holding Northern Kentucky to just 26 percent shooting Saturday, the Green Bay women's basketball team defeated the Norse 52-40 at the Kress Center.Green Bay, champions of the Horizon League for the 18th consecutive year, improved to 25-3 overall and 15-1 in the league. NKU falls...

Panthers cool off Norse, 78-71

Panthers cool off Norse, 78-71

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 26, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin -- An 11-3 Milwaukee run early in the fourth quarter Thursday night helped the Panthers to a 78-71 victory over Northern Kentucky.Rianna Gayheart pulled the Norse within five with 8:54 remaining. However, the 11-3 run allowed Milwaukee to open a 62-49 lead with 5:39 remaining.Milwaukee (16-10 overall, ...

Norse begin big two-game road trip in Milwaukee

Norse begin big two-game road trip in Milwaukee

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Northern Kentucky Women’s basketball team travels north for the second to last road game of the regular season tonight  when they face Milwaukee tonight. The Panthers are currently third in the Horizon League and are one game ahead of the Norse in the standings, who moved up to fourth in the ...

Summon the Norse! Gjallarhorn is NKU’s new tradition

Summon the Norse! Gjallarhorn is NKU’s new tradition

Eli Reese, Contributor

February 22, 2016


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

A mythological horn once used to call for both music and drinking has been reimagined by Northern Kentucky Athletics.The gjallarhorn (yahl-lahr-hawrn), a staple of Norse mythology, has been recreated this season by the NKU Athletic Department. It is used to summon the men’s and women’s basketball t...

Six wins in seven games as Norse pound Oakland

Six wins in seven games as Norse pound Oakland

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

February 21, 2016


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

The Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team overcame a slow start in the first quarter Sunday afternoon to beat the Oakland Grizzlies 80-64 in BB&T Arena, sweeping the season series.The Norse improve to 16-9 on the season with an 8-6 record in the Horizon League while the Grizzlies fall to 14-1...

GALLERY: Detroit gets #Roushed in Norse rout

GALLERY: Detroit gets #Roushed in Norse rout

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 18, 2016


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

The only drama left at the end of NKU's 81-60 rout of Detroit Thursday night was whether Courtney and Christine Roush would combine to score more points than the Titans.Both Roushes were off the floor for the final 3:46, which allowed Detroit to finish ahead, but not by much.Courtney Roush's 29 poin...

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