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NKU WBB defeats Robert Morris again; NKU MBB falls to Kent State

NKU WBB defeats Robert Morris again; NKU MBB falls to Kent State

WBB improves to 2-4, MBB is now 2-3
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor December 13, 2020

The Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team defeated the Robert Morris Colonials for the second straight game on Sunday afternoon, capping a two-game weekend sweep with the 62-50 victory. With the...

Womens Basketball Head Coach Camryn Whitaker reacts after a Norse point during the quarter final game of the Horizon League Tournament against Milwaukee.

2020-21 WBB Preview: With plenty of returning experience, Norse have eyes on the prize

NKU loses just two key contributors from last season’s 20-win team
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor November 25, 2020

The NKU Norse women’s basketball team is coming off a 20-win season in 2019-20, with 12 of those wins coming within Horizon League play. That success may have come as a surprise to people around the...

Ally Niece (25) waits to shoot a free throw the Semi-Final game of the Horizon League Tournament against Green Bay. Niece shot 3-of-3 from the line and had 20 points on the game.

Ally Niece embraces leadership role entering junior season for NKU WBB

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor October 27, 2020

As a point guard, Ally Niece has always known her role on the Northern Kentucky Women’s basketball team was to be a leader. Entering her junior season—a season that, due to COVID-19, promises to...

Kaitlin Minniefield sits on a chair in front of an NKU sign. Shes wearing a white shirt with black dress pants. Her hands are crossed on her lap.

2020 hasn’t stopped these students

Students find ways to create, advocate and grow during the global pandemic
Northerner Staff October 27, 2020

Now that the semester is in full swing, we wanted to highlight students who are making the most of their classes, organizations or hobbies during a pandemic.  Many students’ summers and semesters...

Womens Basketball Head Coach Camryn Whitaker exits the arena following the 49-50 loss to Green bay in the Semi-Final game of the Horizon League Tournament.

NKU women’s basketball season ends due to last second basket

The 2019-20 team is the first in NKU DI history to achieve a 20-win season.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 9, 2020
NKU women's basketball team put on a show at Indiana Farmers Coliseum Monday afternoon. The Norse end their season 20-12 after falling to the Green Bay Phoenix 50-49 in the Horizon League semifinals. 
Carissa Garcia (12)  goes up for a shot during the quarter final game of the Horizon League Tournament against Milwaukee. The Norse defeated Milwaukee 78-58 on Thursday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: NKU women’s basketball team beats Milwaukee, advances in Horizon League Tournament

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 6, 2020
NKU women's basketball secured their spot in Indiana after a comeback win over no. 5 Milwaukee Panthers at BB&T Arena. Sophomore point guard Ally Niece led NKU in their 78-58 win with 27 points, shooting 12-of-18 from the field.
Molly Glick (24) reacts with Grayson Rose (10) following the game against IUPUI. The Norse defeated first ranked team IUPUI 65-62 on Saturday Afternoon.

Glick’s Senior Day ends in NKU win, 65-63

NKU breaks IUPUI 13 game win streak.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor February 15, 2020
NKU women's basketball team snapped IUPUI Jaguars 13 game win streak Saturday afternoon at BB&T Arena. The 65-63 win places NKU in a tie for second place with Wright State. The Norse are 10-5 in conference and 16-10 overall.
Kailey Coffey (23) is introduced before the game against UIC. The Norse defeated UIC 78 to 35.

NKU women’s basketball rolls over UIC in 78-35 win

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor February 13, 2020
The Norse advance to 15-10 overall and 9-5 in the Horizon League after taking down UIC Flames Thursday night at BB&T Arena. Freshman guard Carissa Garcia led the Norse in their 42 point victory with 20 points, shooting 4-of-7 from the 3-point line.
NKU Basketball second in the Horizon League

NKU Basketball second in the Horizon League

Both teams head into second round of conference play on top.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor February 5, 2020
NKU basketball is on a roll right now. For the first time in the program’s Division I NCAA history, the women’s team is tied for second in the Horizon League, coming off a win streak of four. The men’s team now has their whole roster playing together at full health, are tied for second and are on a two-game winning streak. Good luck coming up with a better way to start off homecoming week!
NKU women’s team starts weekend with 61-37 win over Milwaukee

NKU women’s team starts weekend with 61-37 win over Milwaukee

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor January 30, 2020
NKU women’s basketball team dominated the Milwaukee University Panthers Thursday night at BB&T Arena. Sophomore guard Ally Niece led with 17 points shooting 7-of-12 from the field. Redshirt senior Molly Glick followed with 13 points. 
Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant smiles as he jogs to the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Philadelphia. AP Photo by Matt Slocum.

NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and eight others pass: An NKU basketball community mourns

Players and coaches take to social media to express their loss.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor January 27, 2020
Sunday morning, NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13 year-old daughter Gianna “Gigi” Maria-Onore Bryant died in a helicopter crash along with seven others. TMZ was the first to break the story of Kobe Bryant being involved in the helicopter crash.
Norse fall to Horizon League no. 2 Wright State Raiders in nail-biter

Norse fall to Horizon League no. 2 Wright State Raiders in nail-biter

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor January 17, 2020
The game came down to the last minute Friday night at BB&T Arena, where NKU women’s basketball team fell 55-63. The Norse now stand 9-9 overall and 3-4 in the conference. Sophomore point guard Ally Niece led the game with 16 points, five assists and three steals. sophomore point guard Taylor Clos had 13 points, shooting 3-of-4 big time 3-point baskets.
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