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NKU guard Sam Vinson (2) takes a shot over a Robert Morris defender. Vinson finished with eight points.

Vinson’s incredible freshman season lights the way for bright future

Blake Lehmann, Assistant Sports Editor April 10, 2022

In a mid-major program that is heavily built upon the foundation of player development and building talent over tenure, it’s an anomaly to see a freshman get as many opportunities to shine as Sam...

Kansas players celebrate after a college basketball game against North Carolina in the finals of the Mens Final Four NCAA tournament, Monday, April 4, 2022, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Reflecting on a March Madness for the ages

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor April 5, 2022

Kevin Harlan said it best at the outset of the 2016 NCAA Tournament.  “Welcome to the Big Dance. This tournament is so. Much. Fun.”  Boy was it ever. It’s been three years since college basketball...

NKU Sports Talk Radio Show: Episode 9

NKU Sports Talk Radio Show: Episode 9

Northerner Staff March 16, 2022

In Episode 9 of the NKU Sports Talk Radio Show, Brendan, Justis and Noah discuss the premier event in college basketball: March Madness. The group also discusses the wild Monday in Cincinnati sports,...

Virginia Tech celebrates after winning the NCAA college basketball championship game against Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference mens tournament, Saturday, March 12, 2022, in New York. Virginia Tech won, 82-67. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

2022 NCAA Tournament Preview

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor March 14, 2022

For the first time in three years, a sense of normalcy returns to the NCAA Tournament. First weekend games in eight different cities, stadiums full of fans, and a Final Four in New Orleans for the first...

Marques Warrick scored 23 points in the Norse win over Wright State on Jan. 25.

Preview: NKU meets Wright State in Horizon League championship Tuesday night

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2022

On March 12, 2019 the Northern Kentucky Norse and Wright State Raiders squared off in the Horizon League Tournament championship, a game in which the Norse prevailed 77-66. Nearly three years later, the...

NKU Sports Talk Radio Show: Episode 8

NKU Sports Talk Radio Show: Episode 8

Northerner Staff March 1, 2022

In Episode 8 of the NKU Sports Talk Radio Show, Brendan, Justis and Noah discuss the exciting world of college basketball as the sports reaches its pinnacle during the month of March. The group also...

VIDEO: NKU students discuss importance of community at End of Season Tailgate

Dylan Boling and Emory Davis February 27, 2022

The NKU End of Season Tailgate took place before the men's basketball game against Youngstown State on Saturday night. NKU students that attended the event talked about why they came out to support the...

The NKU bench celebrates during the Norse 75-62 win over Canisius on Wednesday at BB&T Arena.

David Wassler: Seldom utilized, always recognized

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor February 26, 2022

A Division I college basketball walk-on is, in many ways, comparable to a pawn in chess. They may not make up half of the roster, but their numbers in the sport are many. Both entities have minimal impact;...

NKU guard Hubertas Pivorius makes a pass against Eastern Michigan.

NKU Sports Talk Radio Show: Episode 7

Northerner Staff February 22, 2022

In a jam-packed episode of the NKU Sports Talk Radio Show, Brendan, Justis and Noah discuss the NBA All-Star Weekend, as well as the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Plus, hear what the group had to say about...

NKU forward Grayson Rose (10) drives into the lane against IUPUI on Saturday.

Norse weekend roundup: Basketball and softball earn wins on Sunday

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief February 20, 2022

NKU Athletics was active throughout the country this weekend, as the men’s basketball team, women’s basketball team, baseball team and softball team were among many sports competing over the last few...

NKU guard Marques Warrick (3) drives against Detroit Mercy on Saturday. Warrick finished with 17 points in the loss.

Norse end homestand with 74-68 loss to Detroit Mercy

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2022

With both teams playing for the second time in as many days, the Detroit Mercy Titans came into BB&T Arena and defeated the Northern Kentucky Norse 74-68, snapping the Norse six-game winning streak....

Guard Marques Warrick led the Norse in scoring with 23 points as NKU defeated Wright State on Tuesday.

‘The bigger the moment, the better he is’, Warrick shines as Norse win rivalry game over Wright State

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2022

Head coach Darrin Horn said it best following NKU’s 73-63 victory over the Wright State Raiders on Tuesday night when discussing NKU sophomore guard Marques Warrick. “The bigger the moment,...

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