Regents Hall to have dunks, 3-ways

File photo from The Northerner

What’s the best way to enjoy a Skyline 3-way?

The free way.

Skyline Chili and Northern Kentucky University present the 12th annual Meet the Norse Night at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 in Regents Hall.

The event, which traditionally draws a crowd to fill the gym to capacity, will offer attendees free Skyline 3-ways and drinks from Pepsi before meeting this year’s men and women’s basketball teams.

Students will also have the chance to enter to win a Nintendo Wii. The winner must be present to claim the prize.

“It’s an opportunity for fans to come and get a first look at the men and women’s basketball teams,” said Pete Ehmke, director of marketing for athletics.

All other university athletes will be introduced throughout the night and the basketball teams will have intra-squad scrimmages.

The NKU Women’s Basketball Team returns three starters from last season’s 21-8 team, which advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament, according to a press release.

Last year, Angela Healy averaged 11.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game and is the team’s top returning player.

She was also named to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference second team. Nicole Chiodi and Cassie Brannen are the other two returning starters.

The NKU Men’s Basketball Team will also return three starters from last season’s 24-9 team, which advanced to the championship game of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Tournament, according to a press release.

Junior point guard Billy Finnell returns after averaging 7.5 points per game and 123 assists.

Senior forwards Vincent Humphrey, who also averaged 7.5 points per game, and Harrison Morton, 6 points per game.

Also return ing are senior guard Mark Hawkins and senior center Travis Rasso.

“We’re hoping some excitement carries over from last year,” Ehmke said. “(The event) is a nice opportunity for athletes to interact with fans and alumni.”

This is the teams’ final year to play in Regents Hall. They will move to the Bank of Kentucky Center beginning the 2008-2009 season.

For more information on the event or directions to Regents Hall, contact Ehmke at 572-7665.