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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.

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. 

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

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.

Men’s Basketball exhibition ends in 71-45 win over Transylvania

Men’s Basketball exhibition ends in 71-45 win over Transylvania

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

NKU men’s basketball team opens up exhibition season with a win over Transylvania University Pioneers. Redshirt junior guard led the team with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Senior forward Dantez Walton led the night in made three pointers with three, contributing 13 points, and 4 rebounds. Senior guard Tyler Sharpe led the night in steals with 5 and added 6 points to the scoreboard.

New MBB coach wants ‘a thousand students in the gym’

New MBB coach wants ‘a thousand students in the gym’

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

August 23, 2019

Head men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn is looking to make NKU the hardest place to play in the Horizon League. Through the summer, he’s prepared his team to play a more competitive schedule, and wants Norse Nation to match the energy.  “We need a thousand students in BB&T Arena,” Horn said. ...

Center Chris Vogt transferring from NKU

Center Chris Vogt transferring from NKU

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 10, 2019

The 7'1 center from Mayfield, KY is leaving NKU's men's basketball team.

Ethan’s Purpose: Foundation focuses on Suicide Awareness through basketball

Ethan’s Purpose: Foundation focuses on Suicide Awareness through basketball

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

April 22, 2019

The Northern Kentucky community gathered at Conner High School in honor of Ethan Zegarra. But their tribute on April 21 was not a sorrowful one; they honored him by doing one of the things he loved most—playing basketball.

March Madness: Norse basketball projected 14 seed

March Madness: Norse basketball projected 14 seed

Nick Porras, Contributor

February 14, 2019

In the most recent bracketology done by ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi, the Norse men’s basketball team finds themselves as a 14-seed in the South region. Lunardi has them playing in the east region with their opening round in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The opponent offers the most intrigue as Lunardi has th...

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