The Northerner

Geographic reasons behind move to Horizon League

President Mearns announced Monday that NKU Athletics will move to the Horizon League. The move becomes effective July 1.

Carrie Crotzer, Tori Lentz, and Abby Anstead

May 11, 2015

The Board of Regents voted unanimously Monday to add NKU to the Horizon League conference effective July 1.NKU Athletics will make the move for the 2015-16 season to cut down on travel time for student athletes, give fans more chances to see the Norse and cut costs for the future.President Geoffrey Mearns ...

Athletic department breaks even

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

December 5, 2014

NKU’s Athletic Department is working with a $10,689,991 budget, but that may not stretch out as far as one would think.   Revenue for athletics According to the most recent budget provided by NKU Athletic Director Ken Bothof, the largest part of the athletic department’s budget comes from what is ...

Athletic director’s first year spent meeting his department

Clayton Castle, Contributor

September 16, 2014

Exciting is the word Ken Bothof, director of athletics, uses to describe his first year at NKU. Bothof was hired on June 26, 2013 as NKU’s Athletic Director, replacing Mike Cusack, after spending 11 years as Athletic Director at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. “The excitement of the continued...

Search firm for athletic director search hired

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

April 29, 2013

Northern Kentucky University announced via email today that Parker Executive Search has been hired to assist in the search for a new athletic director. The search team will be visiting campus May 2-3 to "meet with the search committee and several campus constituencies who have a direct interest in our...

Former athletic director admits to embezzling up to $150K

Former Athletic Director Scott Eaton.

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

April 25, 2013

President Geoffrey Mearns has named NKU “a victim” and asked law enforcement to seek “full and prompt restitution” after he announced Tuesday that former athletic director Scott Eaton “diverted” between $100,000 and $150,000 of athletic department funds for personal use over the past eight...

Eaton fired for “inappropriate” relationships with five women

Eaton fired for

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

April 5, 2013

Updated: April 5 at 5:25 p.m. Former Athletic Director Scott Eaton, who was fired March 18, has admitted to “inappropriate, intimate” relationships with four university employees and one former student, according to a letter sent to the Board of Regents, students, faculty and staff from President Geo...

Scott Eaton evaluations released, no new information in case

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

April 4, 2013

Three weeks after NKU athletic director Scott Eaton was unexpectedly fired for ethical misconduct, the university still has no new information to release to the public about the current investigation. The letter President Geoffrey Mearns sent to Eaton regarding his termination stated the director “failed...

Student reaction to athletic director termination

Mary-Kate Gnotek and Kevin Schultz

March 19, 2013

  “I play soccer here but I just transferred so I didn’t know him very well. I thought it was odd that they let everyone know he was fired but didn’t say why.” - Tanner Ruberg, Sophomore, Exercise science   “ If they’re going to send everyone an email about it they should at least say why he...

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