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BREAKING: NKU announces new men’s basketball head coach

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

April 6, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, Men's Basketball, News, Sports

NKU Athletic's announced late Monday that John Brannen would be the next head coach for the men's basketball team. “I am humbled and honored to be the next men’s basketball coach at Northern Kentucky University,” Brannen said in an official release from the school. “I want to thank President...

BREAKING: NKU men’s basketball head coach not to return

BREAKING: NKU men’s basketball head coach not to return

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

March 16, 2015


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

According to a press release from NKU Athletics Department, Dave Bezold will not return as the head coach of the men's basketball team. “This is difficult given Dave’s role in our university and our community,” Athletic Director Ken Bothof said in the press release. “Dave is a good man and h...

All or nothing

All or nothing

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

March 11, 2015


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

With the fate of NKU Athletics changing last summer for the better as the Atlantic Sun Conference changed eligibility rules allowing all teams a chance at post-season, teams at NKU found a hope for their season. Most recent to take advantage of this rule change is both the men’s and women’s basketbal...

The value of a tough non-conference schedule

The value of a tough non-conference schedule

Gavin Colton, Reporter

February 20, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

Since the transition to Division I in 2012, NKU has competed with some of the highest ranked teams in the country such as the University of Wisconsin, University of Nebraska, West Virginia University and the University of Kentucky. “If you don’t play that high level of competition, you think you...

Persons career night bring Norse out on top

Persons career night bring Norse out on top

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

February 14, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

NKU took on the Stetson Hatters Saturday night looking for redemption after a tough loss to Florida Gulf Coast Thursday. The Norse were able to find it with a 82-57 win. The last time the two teams met, just over two weeks ago, Stetson was able to dominate with a 85-75 win over NKU. "When we came out last...

Ruble leads team to victory on Senior Night

Ruble leads team to victory on Senior Night

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 15, 2014


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

NKU volleyball picked up a win in their final game of the regular season Saturday afternoon against USC Upstate, winning 3-1 on Senior Night. Three players were honored as part of Senior Night, including Kiersten Ham, Megan Wanstrath, and Jenna Ruble. The first set started off slow for both teams, ...

Creamer leads volleyball to 3-0 victory

Creamer leads volleyball to 3-0 victory

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 14, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features, Volleyball

NKU Volleyball dominated a tough Kennesaw State Friday night, picking up a 3-0 win against the Owls, and securing a bid to the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships in their first year of eligibilty. Keely Creamer led the Norse with 14 kills and a .647 hitting percentage. "Keely is so athletic, she...

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...

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...

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...

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