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The NKU mens basketball team celebrates following their 74-73 win over Eastern Michigan on Thursday at BB&T Arena.

Langdon’s clutch bucket caps Norse’s comeback 74-73 win over Eastern Michigan

Senior guard Bryson Langdon had six points, five rebounds and four assists on Thursday.
Blake Lehmann, Reporter November 19, 2021

In a game where they trailed by 11 at the half, the Norse men’s basketball team was able to bounce back and set up a go-ahead layup by senior guard Bryson Langdon with seven seconds remaining to...

NKU guard Lindsey Duvall (5) takes a shot against Eastern Kentucky on Sunday. Duvall led the Norse with 20 points.

Strong defense, three-point shooting lifts Norse over Eastern Kentucky

NKU improves to 1-1 on the season
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2021

A tenacious defensive attack and superb three-point shooting carried the Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team on Sunday afternoon at BB&T Arena, as they easily dispatched the Eastern Kentucky...

UNC Greensboros Bas Leyte shoots a free throw during Friday nights game at BB&T Arena.

Norse falter in overtime, 70-69, in physical battle against UNC Greensboro

Trevon Faulkner reached 1,000 career points in the loss
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief November 13, 2021

  The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team erased a 10-point halftime deficit and senior guard Trevon Faulkner picked up his 1,000th career point while tying a career-high with 28, but...

Members of the Baylor mens basketball team celebrate a National Championship game win over Gonzaga on Monday, April 5. The Bears won the 2021 championship over the Bulldogs, 86-70.

In appreciation of the NCAA Tournament

The return of March Madness brought a sense of comfort to college basketball fans
Brendan Connelly, Reporter April 8, 2021

It is regarded by many as the greatest sporting event on Earth, and each March that claim is substantiated time and again. There are not enough words or emotions to encapsulate these three weeks in March...

NKU is pausing basketball activities until further notice.

NKU athletics announces no fans at home games through at least December

NKU basketball will not allow spectators at BB&T Arena amid COVID-19
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor November 2, 2020

On Monday, Northern Kentucky University Athletics officially announced that there will be no spectators permitted at men’s and women’s home basketball games through at least Dec. 31, 2020.  The...

BB&T Arena, home of the NKU Norse basketball.

NCAA extends eligibility for student athletes in winter sports

Division I Council to extend eligibility in winter sports amid COVID-19
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor October 15, 2020

On Wednesday, the NCAA Division I Council decided to extend the eligibility of all winter sport student-athletes, allowing all players who compete in a winter sport during the 2020-21 season to receive...

Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant smiles as he jogs to the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Philadelphia. AP Photo by Matt Slocum.

NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and eight others pass: An NKU basketball community mourns

Players and coaches take to social media to express their loss.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor January 27, 2020
Sunday morning, NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13 year-old daughter Gianna “Gigi” Maria-Onore Bryant died in a helicopter crash along with seven others. TMZ was the first to break the story of Kobe Bryant being involved in the helicopter crash.
Norse take down Milwaukee Panthers in Conference Opener

Norse take down Milwaukee Panthers in Conference Opener

Tyler Sharpe had his third consecutive 30 point game of the season.
Ty DeBonis, Reporter December 29, 2019
The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team won its Horizon League conference opener Saturday afternoon against the Milwaukee Panthers 74-64 at BB&T Arena. Senior guard Tyler Sharpe led the Norse with 31 points, including six 3-pointers. This game was Sharpe’s third consecutive 30 point performance.
Poetry in motion: eight great basketball movies

Poetry in motion: eight great basketball movies

Get in the spirit of the season with these eight classics
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.
Get to know the newest Norse basketball players

Get to know the newest Norse basketball players

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor November 6, 2019
The newest member of NKU's men's and women's basketball team.
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

Attendance at BB&T Arena has been growing since NKU went DI
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.
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