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Members of the Baylor men's 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.
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. 
Molly Glick (24) cheers after a point during the game against Davis & Elkins College. The Norse defeated Davis & Elkins College 73-47 on Halloween Night.

NKU Women’s basketball takes down Davis & Elkins in exhibition

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor October 31, 2019
The Norse took down Davis & Elkins College 73-47 in Thursday nights exhibition match. The whole roster contributed to the scoreboard. Freshman guard Carissa Garcia led the night in points with 16 points shooting 36 percent from the field. Redshirt senior Molly Glick followed with 14 points and eight rebounds. The Norse out rebounded the Davis & Elkins Senators 52-41. For the game NKU shot 41.4 percent from the field and held the Senators to 24.6 percent. The Norse accumulated 15 assists and their bench contributed 26 points to the win.
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