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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 new 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.

Big changes are coming to 2019-20 Basketball Season

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.

Games you don’t want to miss

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.

How NKU athletics plans to get fans in the door

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.

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

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. 

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

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. 

Women hope to pick up where they ended last season

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 three regular-season games last season, then won its first two Atlantic Sun tournament games before f...

Men’s basketball hopes ‘toughness’ defines team

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 has made his objectives for his program perfectly clear.“NKU basketball will be a program that establi...

2015-16 Must-see women’s basketball games

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 in 2014-15, as they went 9-22 overall and 4-14 in the Big East. Only Providence and Georgetown finished...

2015-16 Must-see men’s basketball games

2015-16 Must-see men’s basketball games

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 10, 2015

at West VirginiaNovember 13, 7 p.m.Bob Huggins’ squad came to Highland Heights last season and defeated the Norse 67-42. NKU will look to return the favor in Morgantown. Coming off of a 25-10 season, the Mountaineers were picked to finish sixth in the Big 12. Joe Lunardi, ESPN.com bracketologist predicts WVU will make the NCAA tour...

5 years in Detroit; Commissioner sets goals for Horizon League

5 years in Detroit; Commissioner sets goals for Horizon League

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 10, 2015

With a new member school and a new partnership for its postseason basketball tournament, it’s been a busy few months for Horizon League Commissioner Jon LeCrone.LeCrone stopped by NKU’s basketball media day to discuss the Norse’s addition to the league and the league’s new tournament home in D...

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