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NKU falls to UCF on the road, spoiling 6-game win streak

NKU falls to UCF on the road, spoiling 6-game win streak

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 25, 2018

After helping the Norse to their best start (6-0) in the Division I era, Drew McDonald's 22-point performance was no match for the University of Central Florida and their 7'6" blocking specialist Tacko Fall, the Norse suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday night, 66-53. Last weekend's Maui ...

Women’s basketball drop three straight, fall to Belmont 71-53

Women’s basketball drop three straight, fall to Belmont 71-53

Ty Debonis, Contributor

November 23, 2018

After falling to the Belmont Bruins by a score of 71-53 at home on Wednesday night, the NKU women's basketball team suffered their third straight defeat and dropped to 1-3 on the season.

McDonald named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week

McDonald named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 20, 2018

After leading the Norse to a perfect 3-0 record en route to the team title in the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic, Drew McDonald was named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week, along with Green Bay's JayQuan McCloud on Monday afternoon. The Cold Spring, Kentucky native was named tournament MVP...

Norse drop two at Kent State Classic

Norse drop two at Kent State Classic

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 19, 2018

The NKU women's basketball team traveled north to the Kent State Classic in Kent, Ohio over the weekend and came home with a pair of tough losses. The Norse opened play on Saturday evening with a heartbreaking defeat (62-61) to Kent State, then fell to the University of Akron (77-60) on Sunday afternoon. Sopho...

Norse remain undefeated after win vs. Coastal Carolina

Norse remain undefeated after win vs. Coastal Carolina

Aric France, Reporter

November 19, 2018

The NKU men’s basketball team collected a clean sweep in the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic after beating Coastal Carolina 89-83 to remain undefeated (6-0) on Sunday night. “I thought this was the first of the six games where everyone did their job,” NKU head coach John Branne...

Norse fall to Green Bay in HLVB Championship Finals

Norse fall to Green Bay in HLVB Championship Finals

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

November 19, 2018

The NKU women’s volleyball team fell to the Green Bay Phoenix in three sets (25-22, 27-25, 25-19) at the 2018 Horizon League Volleyball Championship on Sunday afternoon. With the loss, the Norse drop to 21-9 overall and the Phoenix move to 20-10 on the season. This will be the first time since 2003 th...

Mens Basketball: Five home games to air on Fox Sports Ohio

Mens Basketball: Five home games to air on Fox Sports Ohio

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 18, 2018

Northern Kentucky University and Fox Sports Ohio recently entered into an agreement to air five Norse men’s basketball games on the regional network this season. “Partnering with FOX Sports Ohio provides a great opportunity to showcase our men’s basketball program and to shine a spotlight on Nor...

NKU holds off late rally to win 59-53

NKU holds off late rally to win 59-53

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

November 18, 2018

After pulling off a six-point margin victory against Manhattan on Saturday night, the NKU men’s basketball team remain undefeated (5-0) and in the driver's seat in the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic. Drew McDonald led the Norse with 19 points and eight rebounds, followed by Dante...

Norse sweep Vikings; advance to HLVB Championship

Norse sweep Vikings; advance to HLVB Championship

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

November 18, 2018

The Norse managed a clean sweep (25-20, 25-22, 27-25) over Cleveland State in the semifinals of the Horizon League Volleyball Championship Tournament on Saturday night. With the victory, the Norse move to 21-8 overall and ride an eight-game winning streak into the final round of the Horizon League Cha...

NKU defeats UNC Ashville in KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic opener

NKU defeats UNC Ashville in KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic opener

Aric France, Reporter

November 17, 2018

The Norse opened its KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic by defeating the Bulldogs 77-50 on Friday night. With the victory, the Norse remain undefeated (4-0) while the Bulldogs drop to 1-2. Jalen Tate led the Norse with 16 points, five assists and three rebounds, while Drew McDonald produc...

Norse volleyball survives and advances to HLVC Semifinals

Norse volleyball survives and advances to HLVC Semifinals

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

November 16, 2018

The NKU women’s volleyball team won a five-set thriller (25-21, 21-25, 22-25, 25-14, 15-9) over Wright State in the Horizon League Volleyball Championship Tournament quarterfinals on Friday afternoon. The victory places the Norse in the HLVC semifinals against the no. 2 seed Cleveland State Vikings ...

Preview: KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic

Preview: KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

November 16, 2018

A new basketball tournament is bringing top-tier teams together at BB&T this weekend, and the Norse face stiff competition.

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