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Flyers offense too much for Norse to handle

Flyers offense too much for Norse to handle

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

The NKU Norse fell to the Dayton Flyers in Dayton in both games of a double header Tuesday afternoon. The Norse fall to 13-33 on the season while the Flyers improve to 27-21 on the season. The Norse will look ahead to a critical Horizon League matchup with Green Bay, who currently sit in last place in ...

Norse hold on to earn double header split with UIC

Norse hold on to earn double header split with UIC

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 23, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team earned a double header split against the UIC Flames Sunday afternoon. The Norse improve to 15-24 and 8-8 in Horizon League play while UIC falls to just 28-9 and 15-3 in league play. "I thought we played really well. We had our chances," head coach Todd Asalon said. "Game two we bo...

Gleason picks up 100th career win as Norse avoid sweep against CSU

Gleason picks up 100th career win as Norse avoid sweep against CSU

Kevin Carey, Contributor

April 22, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State took to the field one more time to wrap up a three-game series on a cold and windy Saturday afternoon. The game was moved from noon to 1 p.m. due to inclement weather. The Norse picked up the 4-2 win, avoiding a three game sweep.  The Norse improve to 13-31 overal...

Norse split doubleheader with Valparaiso

Norse split doubleheader with Valparaiso

Kari Lakes, Reporter

April 22, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY- The Northern Kentucky Norse split a doubleheader with the Valparaiso Crusaders today, as they take the first game 14-4, while dropping the second 17-4. The Norse record is now 14-23 and 7-7 in conference play while the Crusaders are 15-21 and 5-9 in Horizon League play. The No...

Norse drop both games of Friday DH with Cleveland State

Norse drop both games of Friday DH with Cleveland State

Kevin Carey, Contributor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State battled it out in Horizon League play Friday afternoon in a doubleheader that was originally scheduled for April 22nd, but was moved due to inclement weather projected to hit the area. The Norse fell to the Vikings in both games of the double header and falling...

Ganns gets Norse back on track with win over OSU

Ganns gets Norse back on track with win over OSU

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

After struggling on the mound for much of the season, starting pitcher Trey Ganns guided the NKU Norse to an 8-1 victory against the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Norse improve to 13-22 on the season while the Buckeyes fall to 15-22 on the season. Before Ganns even took the mound, he doubled in the first...

Softball steals a Saturday victory against UIC

Softball steals a Saturday victory against UIC

Cole Grecco, News Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

Over the weekend the Norse softball team traveled to Chicago to play three games against the University of Illinois-Chicago, two of which in a doubleheader on Saturday. The Norse ended the series 1-2, grabbing their win in the second game on Saturday with a 4-3 victory. Friday, April 14: NKU 0 UIC ...

Gallery: Norse split double header with Youngstown State

Gallery: Norse split double header with Youngstown State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

The NKU softball team split a double header with Youngstown State Wednesday afternoon at Frank Idnatius Grein Field. The Norse improve to 10-26 and 4-7 in Horizon League play while the Penguins are 17-23 and 5-6 in league play. The rubber match of the three game series starts at noon on Thursday. A ...

Men’s basketball Horizon League schedule finalized

Men’s basketball Horizon League schedule finalized

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

September 9, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- The men’s basketball team announced its first-ever Horizon League schedule Monday morning, as well as game times for home contests. A Jan. 2 showdown at Green Bay will be the first Horizon League contest for the men’s basketball team. The game will be carried on ESP...

Summer spent conquering the world

Summer spent conquering the world

Sarah Kellam, Contributor

September 9, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

Most students spend their summers in hometowns, interning or just taking a break. However, one student spent his summer captaining a national team. When Alwin Komolong returned to Papua New Guinea for the summer, he wasn’t planning on taking time off from soccer. Instead, the NKU junior captained ...

New floor for the home of the Norse

New floor for the home of the Norse

William Borland, Contributor

September 5, 2015


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

When the Norse take to the basketball court in mid-November for their first games, the surface beneath them will have a whole new look to it. Several changes have faced NKU Athletics in the past year, but none of them stand as bolding as the new John L. Griffin basketball court in the newly named...

Women’s soccer wins fourth straight, 1-0

Women’s soccer wins fourth straight, 1-0

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

August 31, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Northern Kentucky women’s soccer team extended its shutout streak to almost 300 minutes Sunday in a 1-0 victory over Charleston Southern.Winning its fourth straight game to open the season, the Norse have not allowed a goal since its opener.Less than a minute after halftime...

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