The Northerner

2014 women’s volleyball players to watch this season

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

With three wins already under their belt, their own invitational tournament this weekend, and an exciting season in front of them, The Northerner sat down with women’s volleyball Head Coach Elizabeth Hart to discuss her expectations for the season, and players she thinks will be key to a winning s...

NKU men’s soccer draw in first game against Cincinnati

NKU men’s soccer draw in first game against Cincinnati

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

August 29, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

The Norse men’s soccer team took on the Cincinnati Bearcats Aug. 29 at home in a draw of 1-1. The game would take off quick with a clear competition for control between the teams. “They’re very fast, very athletic,” NKU Head Coach John Basalyga said. "And we countered that with some of our...

Lightning forces early end to first game of the season

Lightning forces early end to first game of the season

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

August 23, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU women’s soccer team faced Eastern Illinois University Aug. 22 in their first ever match up. The game started off quick for NKU with a goal coming in the third minute by redshirt junior, Kelsey Laumann. “We had a couple of good opportunities early in the game,” head coach Bob Sheehan said...

New sports information assistant director links fans with media

New sports information assistant director links fans with media

Matt Hepner, Contributor

August 22, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The athletic department has faced many changes over the last two years and the latest change came in the form of new Assistant Athletic Director for Communications and Media. Starting fresh at the beginning of July, Bryan McEldowney recognized right away NKU is a special place. "When I moved to the [...

Atlantic Sun eligibity rules changed in favor of NKU

Atlantic Sun eligibity rules changed in favor of NKU

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

August 20, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

For the first time since joining Division I athletics, NKU is eligible for postseason athletic play. For the past two years NKU hasn’t been eligible for postseason athletic play because the NCAA’s rule on Division I eligibility. Previously, NKU would have had to wait four years (until 2016) to ...

Mens soccer team draws against UK, shatters attendance record

Mens soccer team draws against UK, shatters attendance record

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

August 18, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

NKU's men’s soccer team started their pre-season with an exhibition game against the University of Kentucky on Sunday, Aug. 17 that resulted in a 0-0 draw. NKU came out strong, holding much control the first half of the game causing most of the crowd to rally for them. The second half of the game...

Athletics and marketing class team up for research project

Athletics and marketing class team up for research project

Courtney Ferguson, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2014


Filed under News

Students participating in Joe Cobbs’ sports marketing class are working with NKU Athletics to gain real-world experience and develop solutions for the department. The Field Application Student Training (F.A.S.T.) project is a two-part project that normally spans across two classes. They will only be p...

New athletic director celebrates ‘a new day in NKU athletics’ with Chamber of Commerce

New athletic director celebrates ‘a new day in NKU athletics’ with Chamber of Commerce

Kevin Schultz, Editor-in-Chief

August 13, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

It may only have been his second official day, but Northern Kentucky University’s new Director of Athletics Ken Bothof wasted no time sitting around the office. Bothof spent this morning alongside NKU President Geoffrey Mearns, several university athletic coaches, a dozen or so student athlete...

Athletic lab expands with program

Dejoira Phillips, Contributing writer

April 25, 2013


Filed under Sports

Junior Thomas Brossart has studied in the athletic training lab for three years. He has to work with several people on his lab table due to the overcrowding in the classroom. Limited space and time availability do not allow him to receive hands-on experience in his field of study. NKU’s Department...

Athletics app keeps fans updated

Athletics app keeps fans updated

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

April 4, 2013


Filed under Sports

NKU Athletics and Information Technology (IT) recently collaborated with the Center for Applied Informatics (CAI) to create a mobile application for the iOS and Android programs installed on cell phones. The app is called GoNorse and is free for any user who has an app store on their phone. A group...

Tennis teams fall to Mercer at home

Tennis teams fall to Mercer at home

Dejoira Phillips, Contributing writer

April 4, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Women’s team loses 0-7, men win first doubles point of the year NKU’s women’s and men’s tennis teams fell to Mercer March 28, at the Joyce Yeager Complex. The final score for the women’s match was 0-7 and the final score for the men’s match was 3-4. Both teams will play again on April 5...

Twins stay focused on and off the track

Dejoira Phillips, Contributing writer

March 21, 2013


Filed under Sports

The Hooper sisters help each other become better runners and students Kaitlyn and Kristyn Hooper have not only been together since birth but they have stuck with each other in the classroom and on the track at NKU. They have helped each other compete and become better runners by training and encouraging ...

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