The Northerner

Athletic department plans to diversify

Athletic department plans to diversify

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 22, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

Over half of the employees listed on the NKU Athletics website are white males, which has remained a common trend at universities across the country. According to the Race and Gender Report Card from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports, in 2012 only 18.6 percent of men’s head basketbal...

Assistant coaches bring DI experience

Assistant coaches bring DI experience

Clayton Castle, Reporter

November 12, 2014


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

As the Norse begin their first season of conference postseason eligibility, the men’s basketball team welcomes two new assistant coaches to the ranks, both with Division I college basketball playing experience and one with Division I NCAA tournament experience. This season, Ethan Faulkner and Dante...

NKU winterguard team to hold auditions

Kassidy Stricklett, Reporter

November 6, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life

As a freshman Sayre Frederick knew exactly what kind of extracurricular activity she wanted to sign up for when she came to NKU. Upon arriving however, she discovered that the university did not have the team she desired to join and immediately jumped into action. Throughout high school Frederick participate...

Golden goal brings victory on Senior Night

Golden goal brings victory on Senior Night

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 1, 2014


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

NKU men’s soccer picked up their first conference win of the season Saturday night against Stetson University, winning 1-0 in double overtime. The game started of quick for both teams with Stetson’s Marco Hjorth getting the teams first shot in the second minute and NKU getting their first shot on g...

Volleyball sweeps Stetson at home

Volleyball sweeps Stetson at home

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 1, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU’s volleyball team took on Stetson University for the second time this season on Saturday, sweeping them in a quick three set match, winning 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-23). The match was quite the turnaround from their 3-2 loss Friday night against Florida Gulf Coast University (24-26,23-25,25-23,25-25,13-15). The game also proved...

McDonald’s lone goal enough for NKU

McDonald’s lone goal enough for NKU

Clayton Castle, Reporter

October 29, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

Despite being a defensive match for most of the night, Cian McDonald and the NKU men’s soccer team proved to be too much for Eastern Illinois, defeating the Panthers 1-0 on a chilly Wednesday night at the NKU Soccer Stadium. McDonald, a senior midfielder, scored the lone goal in the 62nd minute, a...

Volleyball picks up 3-1 win over EKU

Volleyball picks up 3-1 win over EKU

Clayton Castle, Reporter

October 28, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features, Volleyball

NKU’s volleyball team took on the Eastern Kentucky Colonels Tuesday night, defeating them 3-1. After losing the first set by eight points, the NKU women’s volleyball team came back to win the next three sets, defeating the EKU 3-1 in a late-season non-conference matchup. “After the first set, I...

Volleyball finds thrilling win over Lipscomb

Volleyball finds thrilling win over Lipscomb

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 24, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features, Volleyball

NKU volleyball picked up an intense 3-2 win, finding victory in the last three sets for the first time ever over Lipscomb University. “The girls are definitely pumped. It’s probably the biggest win that we’ve had of the year, definitely the biggest win we’ve ever had in the conference, since we...

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...

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