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

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.

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

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

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.

How NKU athletics plans to get fans in the door

NKU fans pose during the homecoming game against Oakland. The Norse defeated Oakland 79-64.

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

NKU players cheer after a shot during the game against Davis & Elkins College. The Norse defeated Davis & Elkins College 73-47 on the night.

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

NKU players reacts after a score by the Norse  during the game against UC Clermont. The Norse defeated UC Clermont 55-105.

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

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.

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 Head Coach Darrin Horn talks to the team during a timeout in the game against Transylvania. The Norse defeated Transylvania 71-45 in the exhibition game on Wednesday night.

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’

Men's Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn (right) talks with NKU President Ashish Vaidya (left) prior to the first pitch at the Florence Freedom Baseball Game.

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

Chris Vogt (33) goes up for a shot during the Horizon League Tournament game against Detroit Mercy. Vogt shot 7-of-10 on the night and had 16 points.

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 10, 2019

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

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