The Northerner

Freshman stands out, earns two Newcomer of the Week awards

Freshman stands out, earns two  Newcomer of the Week awards

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

February 21, 2013

Chinese food and the University of Kentucky athletics program are two of freshman Rianna Gayheart’s favorite things. Gayheart is a 5-foot-7-inch guard for NKU’s women’s basketball team from Owenton, Ky., who has obtained two awards from the Atlantic Sun Conference naming her “Newcomer of the...

Norse Basketball first half season recap

Norse Basketball first half season recap

Stephen Wilder, Managing/Sports editor

January 17, 2013

[imagebrowser id=12] Photos by: Kody Kahle Norse basketball has come a long way since Northern Kentucky State College men’s program started in 1971 and the women’s first season in 1974. NKSC kept growing until it became NKU and the basketball programs’ steady success eventually led to the...

Volleyball falls to Lipscomb in home opener

Bret Lonaker, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2012

Northern Kentucky University women’s volleyball team hosted its first home game as a Division I member and first conference game in the Atlantic Sun on Sept. 18. NKU, now (12-2), took on Lipscomb University, now (4-8). It was a close game, but Lipscomb prevailed, winning by 2 points in the fifth match. The...

Take five: from D-II to A-Sun

Take five: from D-II to A-Sun

John Minor, Sports news editor

January 11, 2012

Northern Kentucky University will make the transition to Division I next fall with its athletic programs competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Four teams currently in the Atlantic Sun Conference have moved from Division II since 2005. The Kennesaw State University Owls were in Division II from...

Division I brings changes for NKU

Division I brings changes for NKU

Stephen Wilder, Sports features editor

January 11, 2012

Now that the anticipation of joining a Division I conference is over, Northern Kentucky University is preparing to move to the next level with plans to keep on growing. First, NKU will go four years without competing in NCAA post-season play, but the teams can collect regular-season awards. “We...

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