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Norse fight for intense victory over Wright State

Norse fight for intense victory over Wright State

Clayton Castle, Contributor

September 23, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

After being down 2-0 in the 70th minute, the NKU men’s soccer team stormed back to beat the Wright State Raiders 4-3 in overtime on International Student Night at the NKU Soccer Stadium on Tuesday night. Cian McDonald, a senior midfielder, scored the winning goal in the 92nd minute on a pass assi...

Loss comes in final minutes for women’s soccer

Loss comes in final minutes for women’s soccer

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 17, 2014


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

NKU’s women’s soccer team faced Butler University Sept. 17, holding a one point lead until the final two minutes of the game, when Butler would score two goals, winning the game. The first half would start off slow for both teams, with the first shot for NKU coming in the tenth minute by Aubrey...

Volleyball clenches narrow victory over Evansville

Volleyball clenches narrow victory over Evansville

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 16, 2014


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

NKU’s women’s volleyball team returned home to face the University of Evansville Tuesday Sept. 16 after returning from the Blackbird Invitational in New York. The Norse would battle the Aces through all five sets before settling for a 3-2 victory, improving 7-3. “That was a really fun match today,...

Athletic director’s first year spent meeting his department

Clayton Castle, Contributor

September 16, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

Exciting is the word Ken Bothof, director of athletics, uses to describe his first year at NKU. Bothof was hired on June 26, 2013 as NKU’s Athletic Director, replacing Mike Cusack, after spending 11 years as Athletic Director at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. “The excitement of the continued...

Big name school to play at NKU

Clayton Castle, Contributor

September 16, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

Famed college basketball head coach Bob Huggins and his West Virginia Mountaineers of the Big 12 Conference will face the Norse men’s basketball team on Dec. 9 at the Bank of Kentucky Center, highlighting the Norse’s 2014-15 schedule. “There’s something to be said for Coach Huggins, coming ba...

Men’s tennis hosts NKU Invitational

DeSherion McBroom, Reporter

September 15, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

As the fog clears from courts and the sun starts to rise over the hills, the long off season for the NKU men’s tennis team comes to the an end. Friday September 12th, was the start of the tennis team as they hosted the NKU Invitational hosted at the Joyce Yeager Tennis Complex with IPFW, Lewis, Vi...

Yellow cards give Norse third draw of season

Yellow cards give Norse third draw of season

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 14, 2014


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

NKU’s men’s soccer team returned home Sunday Sept. 14 to take on Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne after losing Friday to Bowling Green State University. NKU started off strong in the first half with three promising looks on the goal within the first five minutes of the game. However, it wouldn’t be until ...

Norse come from behind to take victory over Robert Morris

Norse come from behind to take victory over Robert Morris

Alex Weber, Contributor

September 14, 2014


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

NKU’s women’s soccer team took on Robert Morris University Sunday Sept. 14 after a draw Tuesday night against  Xavier University. The game started slowly with NKU goalkeeper Brooke Schocker making her first save on a slow rolling shot in the seventh minute. In the tenth minute, freshman winger ...

Student-athletes succeed on and off the court

Student-athletes succeed on and off the court

Carrie Crotzer, Molly Patrick, and DeSherion McBroom

September 10, 2014


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

Over the last three years, NKU athletics has shown that they instill this in their student-athletes, receiving 148 Atlantic Sun All-Academic awards in the last year alone, according to President Geoffrey Mearns convocation speech. According to Athletic Director Ken Bothof the department is always wi...

NKU women’s soccer battle to a draw against Xavier

NKU women’s soccer battle to a draw against Xavier

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 9, 2014


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

NKU’s women’s soccer team returned home Tuesday Sep. 9 to take on Xavier University resulting in a draw. NKU would start the game with just 10 players on the field due to injuries on the team. “The good news in terms of the injuries is that we had sustained multiple injuries going to to the ...

NKU volleyball faces victory and defeat in tournament

NKU volleyball faces victory and defeat in tournament

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 6, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

With a victory Friday night against Samford, the NKU women’s volleyball team faced a double header Saturday Sep. 6 against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Eastern Michigan University. The first game of the day against SIUE would bring a victory for the Lady Norse, as the defeated the Couga...

NKU volleyball takes victory over Samford

NKU volleyball takes victory over Samford

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 5, 2014


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

The NKU women’s volleyball team would expand their winning streak to 4-0 Sep. 5, defeating Samford University in the Northern Kentucky Volleyball Invitational. NKU would start off strong, taking an easy victory in the first set over Samford, winning 25-18. However, they would struggle through the seco...

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