The Northerner

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...

Fake grass brings benefits

Fake grass brings benefits

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 26, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The turf at NKU’s soccer field and the baseball infield have more of a purpose than meets the eye. With much effort going into the upkeep of the current artificial turf in both locations, maintenance is a lot less than it would be if the turf were real. With cost being a main benefactor of the artificia...

Sports Shorts

April 18, 2013


Filed under Sports

Baseball The team faced North Florida on April 12, 13 and 14. All three games resulted in losses, 1-12, 7-8 and 4-12, respectively. The Norse are ranked last in the A-Sun Conference with a 1-11 conference record and 6-30 overall. The team’s next game is April 19, at home against Jacksonville at 3 p.m. Sof...

Sports Shorts

April 4, 2013


Filed under Sports

Tennis The women’s and men’s tennis teams took on Mercer on March 28. Both matches resulted in losses with ending scores of 0-7 and 3-4, respectively. The next match was against Kennesaw State with final scores of 0-7 and 1-6; both losses. The men’s team is now ranked ninth in the Atlantic ...

SPORTS SHORTS

March 21, 2013


Filed under Sports

Softball The softball team traveled to North Carolina on March 8 to compete in the Camel Stampede tournament. The games against Morehead State (6-8) and Campbel (4-6) l both resulted in a loss. The other two games in the tournament were won versus Drexel and Norfolk State 5-1 and 4-1, respectivel...

Negro Baseball League lecture gives new insight to the sport’s history

Negro Baseball League lecture gives new insight to the sport’s history

Stephen Wilder, Managing/Sports editor

February 21, 2013


Filed under Sports

Before some Americans evolved into civilized human beings, certain people had to deal with segregation and were held back from reaching their true potential. However, the laws did not stop African Americans from making their mark in history or being passionate about doing what they loved, which was...

Norse baseball field undergoes transformation

Norse baseball field undergoes transformation

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

November 15, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Next season, Northern Kentucky University’s baseball team will not only be Division I, but they will look the part as well. Renovations to the Bill Aker Baseball Complex began two weeks ago and are hoped to be completed by the first game of the 2013 season. Renovations include putting in a new...

Former coach will be inducted into hall of fame

Former coach will be inducted into hall of fame

Jessica Cox, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2012


Filed under Sports

A former Northern Kentucky University baseball coach will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Jan. 4, 2013 in Chicago. Bill Aker, who coached at NKU from 1972 to 2000, will be joining five other coaches in the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame’s...

Alumna catches job with MLB team

Alumna catches job with MLB team

Tara Derington, Staff writer

August 30, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life

It’s not everyday that a Northern Kentucky University alumna works for a Major League Baseball team. Bree Main, former designer and presentation editor for The Northerner and a 2004 graduate, works as a publications designer for the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team in Pittsburgh, Penn., and has since...

Baseball team continues winning streak

Kevin Erpenbeck, Staff writer

April 4, 2012


Filed under Sports

The Northern Kentucky University baseball team has the winning formula brewing as they continue on with their 12-game winning streak. The Norse, who have not lost since March 17, began a four-game series with Southern Indiana March 30, which included a doubleheader March 31. Throughout the series, NKU’s...

Club baseball season cut short

Club baseball season cut short

Matt Reed, Contributing writer

March 28, 2012


Filed under Sports

University-imposed sanctions have benched the Norse club baseball team this season, leaving Northern Kentucky University men’s varsity baseball team the lone group of baseball players on campus. The Norse club baseball team had its season cancelled because of a number of violations. Each club must...

Sport Shorts 3/21/2012

March 20, 2012


Filed under Sports

Baseball The Northern Kentucky University baseball team began Great Lakes Valley Conference play with a pair of doubleheaders. The Norse was swept by Quincy March 17. Quincy scored four runs in the 12th inning to take the first game 8-6, and cruised to a 16-5 victory in the nightcap. The Norse came...

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