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March Madness: Norse basketball projected 14 seed

March Madness: Norse basketball projected 14 seed

Nick Porras, Contributor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

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...

Homecoming 2019: Carry the Torch

Homecoming 2019: Carry the Torch

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor

February 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Homecoming week is a time that allows NKU to celebrate what it means to be a Norse. Kim Vance, director of fraternity and sorority life, recalled that during her undergraduate years, homecoming used to be celebrated during soccer season. Since then, NKU has changed a lot over the years. Back then,...

NKU falls to UC on the road, 78-65

NKU falls to UC on the road, 78-65

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

It only took 30 years for NKU and the University of Cincinnati to renew their rivalry on the basketball court, but in front of a crowd of over 11,000 at Fifth Third Arena, the Bearcats coasted to a 78-65 victory over the Norse on Tuesday night. “I thought we would come in here and compete a...

McDonald earns second Horizon League Co-Player of the Week honors

McDonald earns second Horizon League Co-Player of the Week honors

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

After leading the Norse to back-to-back victories over Morehead State and UMBC last week, senior forward Drew McDonald was named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week, alongside Green Bay's ShanQuan Hemphill on Monday afternoon. This marks the second time this season and fifth time of his career th...

McDonald scores 21 to lead NKU past UMBC, 78-60

McDonald scores 21 to lead NKU past UMBC, 78-60

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

December 1, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

Fresh off his triple-double against Morehead State on Tuesday night, Horizon League preseason MVP Drew McDonald tallied 21 points and five rebounds to help the Norse past last year's NCAA Tournament darlings UMBC, 78-60 at BB&T Arena on Friday night. The Cold Spring, Kentucky native finished ...

McDonald named to the 2019 Lou Henson Award Watch List

McDonald named to the 2019 Lou Henson Award Watch List

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

NKU senior standout Drew McDonald has been named to the 2018-19 Lou Henson Award Watch List for the second consecutive season. This award is presented to the nation's top mid-major player in Division I college basketball and will be presented at the College Insider awards event in April at the site of t...

McDonald posts triple-double in win over Morehead State

McDonald posts triple-double in win over Morehead State

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

It only took 6,506 days, but Craig Conley now has company in NKU's triple-double club, as Drew McDonald became the long-awaited second member on Tuesday night.

NKU falls to UCF on the road, spoiling 6-game win streak

NKU falls to UCF on the road, spoiling 6-game win streak

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 25, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

After helping the Norse to their best start (6-0) in the Division I era, Drew McDonald's 22-point performance was no match for the University of Central Florida and their 7'6" blocking specialist Tacko Fall, the Norse suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday night, 66-53. Last weekend's Maui ...

Women’s basketball drop three straight, fall to Belmont 71-53

Women’s basketball drop three straight, fall to Belmont 71-53

Ty Debonis, Contributor

November 23, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

After falling to the Belmont Bruins by a score of 71-53 at home on Wednesday night, the NKU women's basketball team suffered their third straight defeat and dropped to 1-3 on the season.

Norse drop two at Kent State Classic

Norse drop two at Kent State Classic

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The NKU women's basketball team traveled north to the Kent State Classic in Kent, Ohio over the weekend and came home with a pair of tough losses. The Norse opened play on Saturday evening with a heartbreaking defeat (62-61) to Kent State, then fell to the University of Akron (77-60) on Sunday afternoon. Sopho...

Norse remain undefeated after win vs. Coastal Carolina

Norse remain undefeated after win vs. Coastal Carolina

Aric France, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men’s basketball team collected a clean sweep in the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic after beating Coastal Carolina 89-83 to remain undefeated (6-0) on Sunday night. “I thought this was the first of the six games where everyone did their job,” NKU head coach John Branne...

Mens Basketball: Five home games to air on Fox Sports Ohio

Mens Basketball: Five home games to air on Fox Sports Ohio

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 18, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

Northern Kentucky University and Fox Sports Ohio recently entered into an agreement to air five Norse men’s basketball games on the regional network this season. “Partnering with FOX Sports Ohio provides a great opportunity to showcase our men’s basketball program and to shine a spotlight on Nor...

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