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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...

Former NKU pitcher eyes comeback

Chris Looy, Contributor

March 14, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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...

Sharp shooting leads NKU to Senior Night win

Sharp shooting leads NKU to Senior Night win

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 28, 2015


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

With conference tournament seeding hanging in the balance on Senior Night, the NKU men’s basketball team took advantage of a hot shooting hand by Todd Johnson to lead the Norse to a 84-65 win over the University of South Carolina-Upstate Spartans on Saturday night in front of 2,064 Norse fans at Th...

Norse women score big win on Senior Night

Norse women score big win on Senior Night

DeSherion McBroom, Reporter

February 25, 2015


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

On Wednesday night, the Norse women hosted their last home game of the season against the Kennesaw Owls, which was also senior night. The team sent their seniors out in style with a 68-61 win over the Owls. “Senior Day is a very big day for our program as we have three special young ladies. Of course...

A Throwback to Classic Norse Basketball

A Throwback to Classic Norse Basketball

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 25, 2015


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

On Saturday Feb. 20, the NKU women’s basketball team played in the NKU gymnasium Regents Hall on “Throwback Night”, defeating the North Florida Osprey 67-29 on what was a night to tribute the days before The Bank of Kentucky Center. Before moving to TBOKC in 2008 the Norse found a great amount of...

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