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Norse lose thriller to Florida Gulf Coast

Norse lose thriller to Florida Gulf Coast

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 12, 2015


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

Coming off a huge Homecoming win over Lipscomb, the NKU men’s basketball was hoping to repeat by beating the top team in the Atlantic Sun in the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, but fell short, losing 65-59 in a nail-biter on Thursday night at The Bank of Kentucky Center in front of 2,226 fans. After leading 3...

NKU baseball vs. UK to be aired on SEC Network

NKU baseball vs. UK to be aired on SEC Network

Chris Looy, Contributor

February 12, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

Lights, camera, action. The NKU baseball team recently announced that its game against the Kentucky Wildcats on May 12 will be broadcast on the SEC Network. The first pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Cliff Hagan Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. “It’s a game that I already have circled on my calend...

PREVIEW: Florida Gulf Coast at Northern Kentucky

PREVIEW: Florida Gulf Coast at Northern Kentucky

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 11, 2015


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

On Monday, SGA President John Jose declared this week to be #FGCUHateWeek in advance of Thursday’s men’s basketball game against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles of Fort Meyers, Florida. The Atlantic Sun foe was once known as “Dunk City” in their Cinderella run through the NCAA Tournament two years...

Coaches Bezold and Plitzuweit take part in weekly radio show

Coaches Bezold and Plitzuweit take part in weekly radio show

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 11, 2015


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

Beginning this basketball season, Learfield Sports’ Norse Sports Properties, the media production company that produces the NKU basketball games for the radio, began producing a weekly radio show featuring NKU coaches and players to recap the previous week’s games. The show, produced every Monday ni...

Norse thrill at homecoming, beat Lipscomb 77-60

Norse thrill at homecoming, beat Lipscomb 77-60

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 7, 2015


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

The NKU men’s basketball team ended their two-game losing streak on Saturday night, beating the Lipscomb Bisons 77-60 on Homecoming Night at The Bank of Kentucky Center in front of 3,887 fans, the second-largest crowd of the season. “I thought our guys did a tremendous job, especially after a t...

Hot Seat: Rianna Gayheart

Hot Seat: Rianna Gayheart

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 6, 2015


Filed under Hot Seat, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

Rianna Gayheart Basketball Junior Organizational Leadership and Communication Studies Major Rianna Gayheart has appeared in all 21 games for the Norse this season, averaging 6.9 points per game and 29.8 minutes. She scored a season-high 20 points against Lipscomb on Jan. 10, where she played 39 m...

The Bank of Ky. Center to change its name

The Bank of Ky. Center to change its name

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

Due to the recent buyout of The Bank of Kentucky by BB&T Corporation, the home arena of NKU, The Bank of Kentucky Center, will change its name to reflect the buyout as early as next fall, according to NKU President Geoffrey Mearns. The buyout, worth $363 million, according to the Wall Street Jo...

Melody Doss makes history with thousandth point

Melody Doss makes history with thousandth point

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 4, 2015


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

Melody Doss continues to rise up the all-time NKU scoring list this season, including becoming the 28th member of the NKU women’s basketball 1,000 points club in Saturday’s loss to Florida Gulf Coast. The special moment happened in the beginning of the second half after Doss rebounded a missed ...

Doss scores 1,000th career point in loss to Florida Gulf Coast

Doss scores 1,000th career point in loss to Florida Gulf Coast

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

January 31, 2015


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

Melody Doss became the 28th player in NKU women’s basketball history to score 1,000 points, while the Norse lost to the  first-place Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 67-46 on Saturday night in front of 1,684 fans at The Bank of Kentucky Center. “It’s a great accomplishment from a Mel Doss standpoin...

Women’s basketball in second with win over Stetson

Women’s basketball in second with win over Stetson

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

January 29, 2015


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

With second place in the Atlantic Sun Conference on the line, the NKU women’s basketball took advantage of hot shooting hands by Christine Roush and Melody Doss to lead the Norse to a 68-62 win over second place Stetson on Thursday night in front of 1,130 fans at The Bank of Kentucky Center. “We certainly...

Hot Seat: Deontae Cole

Hot Seat: Deontae Cole

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

January 29, 2015


Filed under Hot Seat, Sports

Deontae Cole Basketball Sophomore Deontae Cole has played in all 20 games for the Norse this season, where he averages 12.4 minutes and 4.1 points per game. The Toledo, Ohio native scored a career-high 15 points on Dec. 14 against UC-Clermont in his first career start, and he has started every ga...

Baseball coach celebrates anniversary with NKU

Baseball coach celebrates anniversary with NKU

Chris Looy, Contributor

January 29, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

The first pitch in NKU’s season opener against the Campbell Camels will mark the 15th year Todd Asalon has been the head baseball coach of the Norse. “It’s been an incredible journey,” Asalon said. “To come back and be in charge of the baseball program where I once played has been a blessin...

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