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Athletic recruitment policies change

Athletic recruitment policies change

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 24, 2014


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

Recruitment is the foundation of any athletic program, and with a recent transition to Division I, NKU has made many changes to the way it seeks out student-athletes. Many variables have changed the recruiting process for NKU coaches, including media coverage and the changing of conferences. With this...

Men’s soccer pick up win, break five game slump

Men’s soccer pick up win, break five game slump

Clayton Castle, Reporter

October 22, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

The NKU men’s soccer team earned its third non-conference win of the season on Wednesday night with a 2-0 win over UNC-Asheville at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The win improves the Norse’s record to 3-7-4 on the season, also snapping a five game winless streak (four losses, one tie). The Norse dominated ...

Women’s soccer picks up win in last home game

Women’s soccer picks up win in last home game

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 18, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

NKU took on Kennesaw State University in their final home game of the season Saturday night, upsetting the Owls 1-0. The game was also part of Senior Night for the Norse, with two seniors this season, CG Bryant and Abbey Scherer. "It was pretty crazy. I’ve been here for five years, it’s been a ro...

Travel impacts budget

Clayton Castle, Reporter

October 17, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

As the Northern Kentucky University athletics department enters its third year of the required four year transition period into Division I, competition has increased and improved, and travel costs have gone up. For the 2014-15 fiscal year, NKU will spend nearly $980,000 in travel expenses, said Seni...

Norse find loss under rain

Norse find loss under rain

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 15, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU’s men’s soccer team took on Marshall University at home Wednesday night under lights and rain.  The game would end in regulation time with Marshall taking the win 2-1. The game started off  quick for Marshall, who would have their first shot on goal in the second minute. NKU’s Yaw Addai would have tw...

Men’s soccer takes first conference loss

Men’s soccer takes first conference loss

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 11, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU men’s soccer had their first game in a week at home Saturday against Florida Gulf Coast University, losing 3-1. The first half started off slow for both sides with each team having equal control of the ball. FGCU would have two corner kicks early on, but weren’t able to produce anything from ei...

Volleyball sees quick win over Jacksonville

Volleyball sees quick win over Jacksonville

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 11, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features, Volleyball

NKU took on their second home game of the weekend against Jacksonville University, winning in a quick match 3-0. NKU would start off the first set strong winning 25-13, never allowing the Dolphins to take the lead. Megan Wanstrath would go out of the game in the first half with an apparent knee in...

NKU volleyball battles for win against North Florida

NKU volleyball battles for win against North Florida

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 10, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features, Volleyball

NKU women’s volleyball returned home Friday night to face North Florida after a six road game streak, producing four wins for the team. NKU would win the match against UNF after a grueling battle 3-2. NKU would start off the first set with Megan Wanstrath scoring the first point for the Norse. ...

Men’s basketball to be featured on ESPN 1530

Men’s basketball to be featured on ESPN 1530

Troy Bendgen, Reporter

October 9, 2014


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

Starting this 2014-2015 season the NKU men’s basketball team will be featured exclusively on ESPN 1530, an AM station that has range not only in Cincinnati, but also up and down the east coast. Not only can listeners tune in to the radio broadcast, but one can also get the same feed online at espn15...

‘Go Gold’ campaign passes halfway mark

‘Go Gold’ campaign passes halfway mark

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 6, 2014


Filed under Sports

At $3.5 million, NKU is more than halfway to its goal of $6 million for its Go Gold campaign after only a year and a half of fundraising. The campaign will be distributed among four main priorities. According to Eric Gentry, vice president of university advancement, $3 million will go to scholarships, $1.5 mill...

NKU faces second conference loss in same weekend

NKU faces second conference loss in same weekend

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 5, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

NKU women’s soccer took on the University of North Florida in their second Atlantic Sun Conference game on Sunday, resulting in their second loss of the weekend, and in conference play. NKU would start of the first half strong, getting three shots off in the first ten minutes, coming from Macy Hamb...

Norse draw in sixth overtime of season

Norse draw in sixth overtime of season

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 4, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU men’s soccer took on Lipscomb University at home Saturday in their first game of Atlantic Sun conference play. The game would go into double overtime, ending in a draw 0-0. The first half would be a battle for control between both teams with Lipscomb’s Ivan Alvarado would take the first shot o...

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