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Marques Warrick and Trevon Faulkner celebrate after a play during the 2022 Horizon League Championship game. The Norse enter their matchup with Wright State in a three-way tie for first in the Horizon League while Wright State is 0-2 in conference play.

Norse enter Horizon League Championship rematch vs. Wright State Thursday

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor December 29, 2022

The NKU men’s basketball team puts their seven-game winning streak at home on the line Thursday as they resume Horizon League play, welcoming their biggest rival in Wright State through the doors of...

Womens basketball will play UC Wednesday night in Truist Arena.

Preview: Women’s basketball gets their shot against UC at home Wednesday

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor December 21, 2022

Over a month removed from the NKU men’s basketball team’s first victory over Cincinnati in program history, the women’s basketball team will take their turn at continuing their winning ways over...

Poetry in motion: eight great basketball movies

Poetry in motion: eight great basketball movies

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor November 11, 2019
This list of the eight best basketball movies will help you get in the spirit of the season.
Basketball Preview: The Norse Return

Basketball Preview: The Norse Return

Northerner Staff November 6, 2019
The Norse return for their 2019-20 season with a new rhythm to winning, coaches and players. The Northerner breaks down what games you need to see, who you need to know and what impact the Norse will make in their quest to the Horizon League tournament and beyond.
Dantez Walton (32) shoots during the final game of the Horizon League Tournament against Wright State. Walton shot 5-of-11 on the night and had 15 points.

Big changes are coming to 2019-20 Basketball Season

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor November 6, 2019
The NKU Men’s basketball team not only has a new look to them this upcoming season, but new rules, according to NCAA.
Jalen Tate (11) talks to the team during the game against Transylvania. Tate led the team with 22 points in their win over Transylvania.

Games you don’t want to miss

Ty DeBonis, Reporter November 6, 2019
Norse fans will have ample opportunity to watch the Black and Gold play in the 2019-20 season, even if they can’t make it to BB&T Arena.
NKU fans pose during the homecoming game against Oakland. The Norse defeated Oakland 79-64.

How NKU athletics plans to get fans in the door

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor November 6, 2019
With NKU’s basketball program growing massively in the past few years, including two trips to the NCAA tournament and one bid to the NIT, the athletics department is doing all that they can to ensure students, alumni and local residents are making their way down to BB&T Arena to cheer on the Norse—including a new promotion that will send students home with $1,000.
NKU players cheer after a shot during the game against Davis & Elkins College. The Norse defeated Davis & Elkins College 73-47 on the night.

Women’s Basketball: With experience comes excitement for the season ahead

Ty DeBonis, Reporter November 6, 2019
For the second year straight, the Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team is projected to finish sixth in the Horizon League preseason poll. Redshirt senior guard Molly Glick received Preseason All-Horizon League Second Team honor. 
NKU players reacts after a score by the Norse  during the game against UC Clermont. The Norse defeated UC Clermont 55-105.

Post-McDonald Era: Pressure is off, opportunity to build

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor November 6, 2019
The past three years for NKU men’s basketball program have been history-making, with two trips to the NCAA tournament (2017, 2019) and one trip to the NIT (2018). The Norse are focused on improving from those seasons with new coaching staff, a new style of play and four players returning out of last season’s starting five. 
NKU guard Rianna Gayheart (5) and her teammates prepare to open the 2015-16 basketball season Friday at Miami University.

Women hope to pick up where they ended last season

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor November 11, 2015

The women’s basketball team hopes a strong finish to the 2014-15 season, as well as an offseason trip, will propel the Norse to success in the new Horizon League.Dawn Plitzuweit’s squad won its final...

John Brannen prepares for his first season as NKU mens basketball coach.

Men’s basketball hopes ‘toughness’ defines team

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor November 11, 2015

If NKU’s new men’s basketball coach has his way, BB&T Arena will be a very uncomfortable place for opponents during the upcoming season.John Brannen has been on the job for seven months, and he...

NKU junior Christine Roush passes the ball to a teammate during NKUs 38-45 loss to Loyola (Chicago). NKU lost to Loyola (Chicago) 35-45 at The Bank of Kentucky Center on Nov. 22, 2014.

2015-16 Must-see women’s basketball games

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor November 10, 2015

MarquetteNovember 21, 1 p.m.Anytime a Big East team comes to the BB&T Arena, you know it will be a big game. The Golden Eagles will make the trip to Highland Heights. It was a tough year for Marquette...

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