The Northerner

Baseball player one step ahead

Baseball player one step ahead

Andrew Despotes, Staff writer

February 22, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Brent Wagner, left-handed pitcher for Northern Kentucky University’s baseball team, entered college with more of a head start than most traditional students. Wagner is 20 years old and is already in graduate school. According to Wagner, he took a lot of Advanced Placement courses in high school. The...

Baseball club members run team

Matt Reed, Contributing writer

February 15, 2012


Filed under Sports

As Northern Kentucky University’s varsity baseball team is awaiting for its season to begin, another NKU baseball team is already in action. Many NKU students are not aware that the varsity team is not the only baseball team on campus. There is another team that also wears the black and gold who play...

Norse prepare for final GLVC season

Norse prepare for final GLVC season

Andrew Despotes, Staff writer

February 15, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

It’s that time of year again when the weather improves and the leaves start growing back. Baseball season is right around the corner, and practice is underway. Northern Kentucky University’s baseball team is coming off a strong season after having a 36-21 record. They had a season high eight-game...

New sport added to NKU intramurals

New sport added to NKU intramurals

Kevin Erpenbeck, Staff Writer

January 25, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The Hollywood-created sport of BASEketball has come to life, thanks to the intramural league at Northern Kentucky University. The sport of BASEketball was originally created by director David Zucker (“Airplane!,” “Scary Movie 3”), who also directed a movie of the same name centered around his...

Baseball returns to campus

Stephen Wilder

April 6, 2011


Filed under Sports

The Northern Kentucky University baseball team held its first home games on campus this weekend in a four-game series against Kentucky Wesleyan College at the freshly renovated Bill Aker Baseball Complex. NKU came out strong in the first game Saturday, outscoring Kentucky Wesleyan, 12-1, in a sev...

NKU baseball club team works to improve record

Jeff Kleynenberg

April 6, 2011


Filed under Sports

The Northern Kentucky University baseball club team is hoping for a bounce back season. A more experienced roster may raise opportunities for the team to rebound from last year’s 1-5 record. “We have a lot of returning upperclassmen,” President Andrew Hovekamp said. “This should give us ...

Baseball and softball swing into GLVC play

Stephen Wilder

March 23, 2011


Filed under Sports

The Northern Kentucky University baseball and softball teams are looking to continue recent success within the Great Lakes Valley Conference. With a strong showing outside conference play, the baseball team is looking to make a charge at winning the GLVC. The Norse own a 9-6 record for the sea...

Underclassmen to lead Norse baseball

Stephen Wilder

February 2, 2011


Filed under Sports

When a team loses 15 seniors, many would think that this means it’s time to rebuild, but the Northern Kentucky University men’s baseball team simply plans to reload. The Norse enter this season ranked 17th nationally, and are picked to finish second in a strong Great Lakes Valley Conference Eas...

Jane Meier receives prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

John Minor

January 19, 2011


Filed under News, Sports

Jane Meier has received several awards and recognition for her years of success as Northern Kentucky University’s athletic director. Now she can add a lifetime achievement award to her collection. Meier was selected by the Division II Athletics Directors Association (ADA) to receive the 2011 Lif...

Black and gold pride

Nick Jones

September 15, 2010


Filed under Sports

While many of the 16,000 students that attend NKU don’t even know what sports are offered, there is one group that is doing there best to try and spread school spirit throughout campus. This group is comprised of students that are dedicated to supporting our student athletes, and they are known as...

Norse steal one of two

Mark Payne

April 9, 2010


Filed under Sports

The Northern Kentucky University men’s baseball team picked up one win in a double-header against the Mount St. Joseph Pumas April 5. The win brings the Norse to 22-11 overall, and 14-11 — second place, East Division — in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The first game the Norse were led...

NKU Baseball Dropped Two out of Three to Open the Season

Nicholas Jones

March 1, 2010


Filed under Sports

The Northern Kentucky University men’s baseball team began their campaign to defend their Great Lakes Valley Conference championship by dropping two out of three games against the University of Montevallo Falcons on Feb. 21 and 22 in Montevallo, Ala. NKU got off to a fast start in the first game...

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