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Christina Roybal officially became Vice President and Director of Athletics on June 1.

Christina Roybal named as new NKU Vice President and Director of Athletics

Blake Lehmann, Assistant Sports Editor May 3, 2022

Christina Roybal was named as NKU’s incoming Vice President and Director of Athletics according to a press release by NKU Athletics on Tuesday.   Roybal will be the successor of former athletic...

NKU President Ken Bothof gives his remarks during the press conference for the welcoming of the new Mens Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn.

An end of an era for NKU Athletics as Ken Bothof plans for retirement

Kyle Neace, Reporter April 9, 2022

Ken Bothof announced his retirement this past semester, and with it comes the end of a career that changed Northern Kentucky University Athletics for the better.  Since his arrival, Bothof was able...

Updates: NKU will be closed again Friday due to winter weather

Updates: NKU will be closed again Friday due to winter weather

Northerner Staff February 2, 2022

February 3, 2022, at 4:37 p.m. EST NKU announced in a message to students and on social media that the university will remain closed on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, due to severe winter weather in the area....

Norse MBB adds Pivorius to incoming freshman class for 2021-22 season

Norse MBB adds Pivorius to incoming freshman class for 2021-22 season

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief July 19, 2021

The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team brought in a sixth newcomer for the 2021-22 season, adding shooting guard Hubertas Pivorius to their incoming freshman class.   Hubertas Pivorius...

NKU is pausing basketball activities until further notice.

NKU athletics announces no fans at home games through at least December

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor November 2, 2020

On Monday, Northern Kentucky University Athletics officially announced that there will be no spectators permitted at men’s and women’s home basketball games through at least Dec. 31, 2020.  The...

BB&T Arena, home of the NKU Norse basketball.

NCAA extends eligibility for student athletes in winter sports

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor October 15, 2020

On Wednesday, the NCAA Division I Council decided to extend the eligibility of all winter sport student-athletes, allowing all players who compete in a winter sport during the 2020-21 season to receive...

NKU and McMurry prepare for the beginning of the Rocket League match between the two schools.

NKU Esports remains undefeated in Rocket League

Kaycee Sloan, Assistant Sports Editor October 7, 2020

The Northern Kentucky University Varsity Esports team faced McMurry University and Wayland Baptist University in a game of Rocket League last night. The first match of the night began at 8 p.m. against...

NKU WBB adds Anthony Epps to coaching staff

NKU WBB adds Anthony Epps to coaching staff

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor July 19, 2020

The NKU Women’s basketball team has added former University of Kentucky basketball player Anthony Epps as an assistant coach, the team announced in a press release on Wednesday. In 2019-20, Epps was...

The exterior of BB&T Arena.

Fall sports delayed to October 1

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor July 16, 2020

On Thursday, the Horizon League Council officially decided to postpone the beginning of fall sports competition until October 1. The League and its Council members came to the decision with the interest...

The walk path between Nunn Hall  and Founders Hall.

Vaidya announced NKU fall 2020 plans: hybrid classes, social distancing

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor June 15, 2020

NKU will resume some in-person class meetings in fall 2020, President Ashish Vaidya announced in a campus-wide email Monday afternoon. The fall semester will start on August 17, 2020, as scheduled....

A Conversation with Griffin Doersching: Home Run Derby Champion

A Conversation with Griffin Doersching: Home Run Derby Champion

Matthew Dietz, Reporter March 5, 2020

As Griffin Doersching, the NKU Norse junior first baseman and Home Run Derby champion, stepped up to the plate for his first-round swings at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, he had just one thought going through...

New MBB coach wants ‘a thousand students in the gym’

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor August 23, 2019

Head men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn is looking to make NKU the hardest place to play in the Horizon League. Through the summer, he’s prepared his team to play a more competitive schedule, and wants...

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