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Brannen officially announced as next NKU men’s basketball head coach

Brannen officially announced as next NKU men’s basketball head coach

Carrie Crotzer and Clayton Castle, Managing Editor and Sports Editor

April 7, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

When the NKU men’s basketball team takes the court for their final season in the four-year Division I reclassification period, a new face will be at the front of the sideline. It was announced late Monday, April 6 that John Brannen would be the next head coach for the Norse. He was formally introduce...

Hot Seat: Allie Conner

Hot Seat: Allie Conner

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 2, 2015


Filed under Hot Seat, Sports, Sports Features

Allie Conner Softball Senior Athletic Training   Allie Conner is the starting catcher for the softball team and has started all but one game this season for the Norse. She currently has a .967 fielding percentage and collected her first multiple-RBI game of the season on Mar. 29 against Lip...

Who might replace Bezold as head coach?

Who might replace Bezold as head coach?

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 1, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

Since the announcement of NKU’s decision to fire longtime men’s basketball Head Coach Dave Bezold, many analysts have speculated who may be in the mix to be the next Norse head coach. I sat down and analyzed the two most common names thrown out there and why I believe they may or may not be a good...

Hot Seat: Landon Osbourne

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

March 26, 2015


Filed under Hot Seat, Sports, Sports Features

Landon Osbourne Golf Sophomore Business Administration Landon Osbourne has appeared in all six tournaments for the Norse this season, where he averages a score of 76.27 per round. This season, he has played 15 rounds. His lowest score came at the Leo Keenan Invitational last fall, where he shot a ...

NKU women end strong season with loss in WBI

NKU women end strong season with loss in WBI

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

March 25, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

After an opening round loss in the Women’s Basketball invitational (WBI) tournament to Marshall, the NKU women’s basketball team’s season came to end after a third straight winning record in Division I, a trip to the Atlantic Sun Conference championship game, and a third consecutive berth to th...

NKU baseball uses late-inning rally to defeat Morehead State

Chris Looy, Contributor

March 24, 2015


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features

A four-run seventh inning propelled the Northern Kentucky Norse baseball team to an 8-3 win over the Morehead State Eagles on a rainy Tuesday afternoon. Freshman Trey Ganns sparked the Norse offense, going 2-for-2 with a home run and a pair of walks. Cole Bauml, Taylor Sears, and Caleb Lonkard each coll...

Hot Seat: KC Straley

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

March 23, 2015


Filed under Hot Seat, Sports, Sports Features

KC Straley Softball Senior Early Childhood Education KC Straley has appeared in eight games for the Norse this season, where she has a .261 batting average with six hits in 23 at-bats. She is a graduate of Conner High School, but transferred here from Louisville. Last season, she played all 50 games ...

Uetrecht’s career night not enough for Norse

Uetrecht’s career night not enough for Norse

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

March 19, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

The NKU women’s basketball team’s season came to an unfortunate end on Thursday night, losing a close game to the Marshall Thundering Herd 81-79 in front of 781 fans at The Bank of Kentucky Center. “Well, I thought that was a really tough way for us to go out and finish the year,” NKU Head ...

Women successful in tournament appearance, men lose early

Women successful in tournament appearance, men lose early

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

March 18, 2015


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

In their first year in Atlantic Sun tournament eligibility, the NKU basketball teams got their first taste of tournament, and in one case, championship, basketball in the conference. Both the men’s and the women’s basketball teams clinched a top-four seed in the conference tournaments by finish...

Bezold and NKU part ways after 25 years

Bezold and NKU part ways after 25 years

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

March 18, 2015


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

When NKU’s men’s basketball team took on Lipscomb in their first ever Atlantic Sun Conference Championship game on March 3 in a heartbreaking 76-73 loss, no one realized it would be Head Coach Dave Bezold’s last game at the helm of the Norse. The announcement of Bezold’s release came as a shoc...

NKU community reacts to Bezold’s release

NKU community reacts to Bezold’s release

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

March 18, 2015


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

As news of Bezold’s departure spread around campus and the community, students, fans and former players expressed sadness and shock that the NKU coach of 25 years was suddenly fired. SGA President and former basketball emcee John Jose is grateful for Bezold’s services during his time at NKU. “...

NKU baseball dismantles UC-Clermont in home opener

Chris Looy, Contributor

March 16, 2015


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features

The Northern Kentucky University baseball team combined for seven home runs in an 18-2 home-opening shellacking of UC-Clermont on Monday afternoon. Anthony Vagnier launched a pair of homers, while Cody Kuzniczci, Mike Moffatt, Cole Bauml, Conor Ledger, and Quint Heady each deposited one of their own...

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