The Northerner

NCAA extends eligibility for student athletes in winter sports

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

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 an additional year of competition. This decision hardly comes as a surprise since the NCAA previou...

NKU Esports remains undefeated in Rocket League

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

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 McMurry University followed by a second match at 9:15 p.m. against Wayland Baptist University.  ...

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 head basketball coach for the boys’ basketball team at Campbellsville High School, guiding the Eagles to a 15-15 record last season. Prior to coaching the b...

Fall sports delayed to October 1

The exterior of BB&T Arena.

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 of protecting the health and safety of the student athletes, coaches and any other affiliates ...

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

The walk path between Nunn Hall  and Founders Hall.

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. Fall convocations and new student convocation will be held virtually with dates to be announced. In-person ...

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 his mind. “Wow.” In June of 2019, Doersching was invited to participate in the 2019 College Home Run...

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

Men's Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn (right) talks with NKU President Ashish Vaidya (left) prior to the first pitch at the Florence Freedom Baseball Game.

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 Norse Nation to match the energy.  “We need a thousand students in BB&T Arena,” Horn said. ...

Center Chris Vogt transferring from NKU

Chris Vogt (33) goes up for a shot during the Horizon League Tournament game against Detroit Mercy. Vogt shot 7-of-10 on the night and had 16 points.

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 10, 2019

The 7'1 center from Mayfield, KY is leaving NKU's men's basketball team.

‘Perfect athlete’: A Norse golfer’s integrity on the green

Macy Wright started playing golf, competitively, in sixth grade.

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

March 7, 2019

Macy Wright is exceptional on and off the golf course. As her senior year comes to a close, people close to her reflect on the impact she’s had on them and what made her such a great student.

Will Title IX change?

Will Title IX change?

Josh Goad, Assistant New Editor

February 13, 2019

Title IX was a part of the Education Amendments of 1972 and has since become an integral part of the way education works in America. This major piece of legislation states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or b...

NKU falls to UC on the road, 78-65

Drew McDonald (34) reacts to a foul on the court during the game against UC. McDonald had 3 fouls on the night and had only 8 points on the game.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018

It only took 30 years for NKU and the University of Cincinnati to renew their rivalry on the basketball court, but in front of a crowd of over 11,000 at Fifth Third Arena, the Bearcats coasted to a 78-65 victory over the Norse on Tuesday night. “I thought we would come in here and compete a...

McDonald earns second Horizon League Co-Player of the Week honors

Drew McDonald (34) goes up for a shot during the game against Thomas More. McDonald had 14 points during the game.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018

After leading the Norse to back-to-back victories over Morehead State and UMBC last week, senior forward Drew McDonald was named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week, alongside Green Bay's ShanQuan Hemphill on Monday afternoon. This marks the second time this season and fifth time of his career th...

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