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NKU guard Marques Warrick (3) follows through after a shot against Robert Morris.

Marques Warrick entering NBA draft and transfer portal

Emily Sisk, Managing Editor March 25, 2024

NKU men’s basketball senior Marques Warrick will be declaring for the 2024 NBA draft as well as entering the NCAA transfer portal, Warrick announced via Instagram on Sunday night. Warrick plans to...

Junior Khamari Mitchell-Steen (left) high-fives teammate Noelle Hubert during Fridays match-up against Oakland.

NKU women’s basketball looks to keep turning losing season around

Emily Sisk, Managing Editor February 8, 2024

NKU women’s basketball and Head Coach Camryn Volz are looking to keep turning the ship around on their dwindling season.  “New” has been the word of the season, with a largely new roster and...

NKU basketball takes down the Youngstown State Penguins.

Men’s basketball starts 2024 with a win

Torie Houston, Sports Editor January 5, 2024

A game-winning three-point shot from Marques Warrick led the NKU Norse to take down Youngstown State Thursday night. This is the first game at home since the injury of junior Sam Vinson. With a tough loss...

Keeyan Itejere dunking the ball.

Home Opening Win for NKU Men’s Basketball

Torie Houston, Sports Editor November 16, 2023

The Norse secured their first win on Tuesday night’s game against the DePauw Tigers. With an exciting tailgate hosted by NKU before the match up, Truist Arena was filled with students excited to show...

NKU Sophomore LJ Wells leaps for the ball during Wednesday nights match-up.

Successful exhibition match for the Horizon League champions

Torie Houston, Sports Editor November 2, 2023

The NKU men’s basketball team made a promising statement in their exhibition match, winning against Mount Saint Joseph 85-31. The starting five for this first match-up included three familiar...

The University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball team hosts its annual blue and white scrimmage Oct. 21 at Truist Arena.

Truist Arena to host the UK Wildcats

Torie Houston, Sports Editor October 20, 2023

The University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball team hosts its annual blue and white practice game at the beginning of each season. The one held Oct. 21 this year will see a familiar scenery—NKU’s Truist...

Jeramiah Israel joined the Norse this fall.

How one NKY teen overcame adversity and earned a Division I scholarship

Emory Davis, Photo Editor May 2, 2023

Most kids who have to support their family at the ripe age of 14 would be considered lucky to graduate high school, but a young Erlanger, Kentucky resident has seen beyond obstacles and aims for the...

Coach Darrin Horn makes a surprised reaction to a play in a basketball game.

Men’s basketball coach $100k pay raise strikes a chord

Emily Sisk, News Editor April 29, 2023

Following a heroic season and dazzling NCAA tournament appearance, Men’s Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn renewed his contract with the university. The new contract will make Horn the highest paid coach...

A’lahn Sumler is among the six Norse mens basketball players who have declared themselves to enter the NCAAs transfer portal. Sumler, who won the Horizon Leagues Freshman of the Week award on Dec. 19 this past season, announced his move on March 20 along with Isaiah Mason.

Sumler, Zorgvol among six Norse men’s basketball players entered into transfer portal

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor April 8, 2023

As the first of the dice fall during March Madness and heading into April, it immediately becomes transfer season, and the online portal database has become a central part of college basketball talk in...

Marques Warrick takes a breather in between plays during NKU’s 63-52 loss to Houston Thursday night. Warrick was kept off the board in the first half but began to find his footing in the second, finishing with nine points and going 4-for-4 from the free throw line on the night.

A run for their money: Valiant effort falls short for Norse in Round of 64 loss to Houston

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor March 17, 2023

Normally when the central part of an underdog team’s game plan isn’t working, it entails that they’ll end up losing by a significant margin. And normally when you’re a 16-seed going up against...

Marques Warrick is fouled while shooting a three-pointer during NKU’s Horizon League Tournament quarterfinal matchup against Oakland. Warrick has scored a combined 44 points in two games in the tournament so far, including 22 during Monday night’s semifinal win against Youngstown State.

Men’s basketball beats Youngstown State in Horizon semifinal, gains shot at redemption

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor March 7, 2023

Coming off the heels of an exciting 81-74 quarterfinal win over Oakland, the NKU men’s basketball team continued their quest to exorcize their demons from last year’s Horizon League championship game...

Gov. Andy Beshear stands for the National Anthem at Truist Arena on Jan. 28.

Gov. Beshear discusses appearance at NKU basketball game

Emily Sisk, News Editor February 2, 2023

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear made a public appearance at NKU on Saturday, Jan. 28 when he attended the university’s homecoming basketball game.  In a Feb. 2 press conference, Beshear was asked...

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