The Northerner

All or nothing

All or nothing

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

March 11, 2015


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

With the fate of NKU Athletics changing last summer for the better as the Atlantic Sun Conference changed eligibility rules allowing all teams a chance at post-season, teams at NKU found a hope for their season. Most recent to take advantage of this rule change is both the men’s and women’s basketbal...

Tayler Persons: freshman in command

Tayler Persons: freshman in command

Troy Bendgen, Reporter

December 9, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

Not only is Tayler Persons leading the men’s basketball team in average points with 11.3 per game, he also is leading the way in assists (3.1 per game), rebounds (4.6 per game) and steals with nine total on the season. The freshman guard from Kokomo, IN. was awarded for his early season efforts b...

Hot Seat with Jayden Julian

Hot Seat with Jayden Julian

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

December 1, 2014


Filed under Hot Seat, Sports, Volleyball

Sport: Volleyball Year: Junior Major: Human Resource Management With 287 kills on the season and a hitting percentage of .170, Jayden Julian is a key part to the volleyball team’s offense, but what else do you know about her? Q: What is your favorite pre-game meal?A: Probably Wendy’s spicy ch...

Men’s basketball key players

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 12, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Gearing up for a difficult season is no easy feat for anyone, and the men’s basketball team is no exception. The team has been practicing for just over a month now, and there are already stand-out players who could prove to be key to the season. Head Coach Dave Bezold started off his list of key ...

Incoming freshmen

Incoming freshmen

Gavin Colton and Troy Bendgen

November 12, 2014


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

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...

Women’s basketball key players

Molly Patrick, Reporter

November 12, 2014


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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...

Same game, different footing

Clayton Castle, Reporter

November 7, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Video

The men’s basketball team found an unconventional, yet inspiring way to prepare for the upcoming season. Besides the drills, whistles, and sprints, the team practices every Tuesday night in wheelchairs to support the Cincinnati Royals, a wheelchair basketball team in Cincinnati, headed by the Cinci...

Athletics a driving force in a family bond

Athletics a driving force in a family bond

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 7, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Walking into the lobby, two girls sit on different couches some distance apart from each other. A feeling of fear creeps in at the thought of a profile on two people who don’t like one another. After being escorted to another room, the dynamic changes as they sit closely and we begin to discuss t...

Hot Seat with Macy Hamblin

Hot Seat with Macy Hamblin

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 3, 2014


Filed under Hot Seat, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Sport: SoccerYear: FreshmanMajor: Special Education Macy Hamblin has appeared in 14 games in her freshman season and picked up six goals for the Norse. But what else do you know about her? Q: What is your favorite before game meal?A: I’d have to say salad, pasta and bread sticks. Q: Do you have ...

Hot Seat with Jenna Ruble

Hot Seat with Jenna Ruble

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 27, 2014


Filed under Hot Seat, Sports, Volleyball

Sport: Volleyball Year: Senior Major: Nursing With a hitting percentage of .327 in the current season and picking up a personal record of 20 kills against Evansville, Jenna Ruble is a key part to NKU’s volleyball team. But what else do you know about her? Q: What is your favorite before game m...

Hot Seat with A.J. Fleak

Hot Seat with A.J. Fleak

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 15, 2014


Filed under Hot Seat, Soccer, Sports

Sport: SoccerYear: JuniorMajor: Exercise Science In NKU’s first season as a Division I team, A.J. Fleak recorded  a team high of 45 saves, and played over 2,000 minutes in the 2013 season, but what else do you know about him? Q: What is your favorite before game meal?A: Probably some pasta. Q: Do...

Madness takes over the BOK Center

Madness takes over the BOK Center

Clayton Castle, Reporter

October 10, 2014


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

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...

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