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NKU baseball uses late-inning rally to defeat Morehead State

Chris Looy, Contributor

March 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Former NKU pitcher eyes comeback

Chris Looy, Contributor

March 14, 2015

Former NKU and current Chicago White Sox pitcher Nate Jones was recently cleared to throw a baseball for the first time since July of 2014. “It’s been such a relief being able to throw again,” Jones said. “Even though I’m still a long way off from pitching in an actual game, I’m pleased w...

Jim Kelch: The Man Behind the Mic

Jim Kelch: The Man Behind the Mic

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

March 10, 2015

If you’re from Cincinnati or just listen to Reds baseball over the summer, as well as listen to NKU men’s basketball games on the radio in the winter, you may hear a familiar voice. Jim Kelch, a veteran sports broadcaster, is not only one of the voices of the Cincinnati Reds, but he is the voice...

NKU loses heartbreaker to Lipscomb

NKU loses heartbreaker to Lipscomb

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

March 4, 2015

In their first Division I postseason game, the NKU men’s basketball team dropped a close game to the Lipscomb Bisons 76-73 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament, played at Regents Hall on Tuesday night in front of 1,157 fans. “What an incredible game,” NKU Head Coach Dav...

Laying new paths on old grounds

Laying new paths on old grounds

Gavin Colton, Reporter

March 3, 2015

For the first time since transition to Division I NKU is hosting both the men and women’s  Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament games. With a conflicting schedule with The Bank of Kentucky Center due to a regional boys and girls basketball high school tournament, the game is set to be played in Regent...

PREVIEW: Lipscomb at Northern Kentucky

PREVIEW: Lipscomb at Northern Kentucky

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

March 3, 2015

With its thrilling win on Saturday night against University of South Carolina-Upstate, the NKU men’s basketball team clinched the fourth seed in NKU’s first opportunity to compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament since reclassifying into Division I athletics. The top four seeds will host th...

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