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BREAKING: NKU announces new men’s basketball head coach

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

April 6, 2015

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

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

NKU guard Tyler White (3) led the Norse with 17 points in its season-opening loss to West Virginia.

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

March 11, 2015

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

NKU guard Tayler Persons dribbles the ball while holding off a West Virginia University defender during NKU's loss to WVU.

Gavin Colton, Reporter

February 20, 2015

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

NKU guard Jordan Jackson goes up for the layup during the second half of today's win over Stetson. NKU defeated Stetson 82-57 on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at The Bank of Kentucky Center

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

February 14, 2015

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

NKU seniors, Kiersten Ham (4), Jenna Ruble (17) and Megan Wanstrath (16)  celebrate their Senior Day with their families and coaches. NKU defeated USC Upstate 3-1 on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in Regents Hall on NKU campus.

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 15, 2014

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

NKU's Keely Creamer jumps up to kill the ball across the net during NKU's 3-0 victory over Kennesaw St. NKU defeated Kennesaw State 3-0 at Regents Hall on NKU Campus on Nov. 14, 2014.

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 14, 2014

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

NKU forward Diego Martinez scores the lone goal in the double overtime game. NKU defeated Stetson 1-0 in double overtime at NKU Soccer Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 1, 2014

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

NKU's volleyball team celebrates after a NKU point against Stetson in the third set of NKU's 3-0 win against the Hatters. NKU defeated Stetson 3-0 at Regents Hall on NKU Campus on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 1, 2014

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

NKU players celebrate after an NKU point in NKU's come from behind win. NKU defeated Lipscomb 3-2 at Regents Hall on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 24, 2014

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

86% of recruitments come from within a five-hour radius of NKU. This map was provided by Google and

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 24, 2014

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

NKU celebrated senior day for it's two seniors, CG Bryant (left) and Abbey Scherer (right) before their 1-0 win against Kennesaw State. NKU defeated Kennesaw State 1-0 off a header by Jessica Frey in the second half at NKU Soccer Stadium on Oct. 18, 2014.

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 18, 2014

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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