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Williams granted release from NKU

Williams granted release from NKU

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

NKU’s sophomore forward Carson Williams has been granted his release from the university and will transfer to a different program. The release was confirmed by NKU director of communications Bryan McEldowney. The department declined to comment any further on the situation. Williams started the...

Men’s basketball season ticket sales soar

Men’s basketball season ticket sales soar

Kevin Carey, Reporter

November 6, 2017


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

NKU’s men’s basketball team has already sold 1,200 season tickets for their 2017-18 schedule: an increase that nearly doubles last year’s sales, according to the NKU marketing department “Winning is the thing that does it for the most part,” assistant athletic director for marketing, promoti...

Brannen signs contract extension with NKU

Brannen signs contract extension with NKU

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

June 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

NKU men's basketball coach John Brannen and the athletic department have reached an agreement to keep Brannen in Highland Heights for the foreseeable future. Brannen signed a four year contract extension Thursday that keep him as the head coach of the Norse through the 2020-2021 season.  The contract will al...

Terry’s big night not enough to take down Vikings

Terry’s big night not enough to take down Vikings

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 19, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The NKU women's basketball team fell to Cleveland State 77-58 Saturday afternoon in Cleveland. The Norse fall to 8-19 on the season and 4-11 in the Horizon League while Cleveland State improves to 13-14 overall and 8-8 in Horizon League play. NKU kept the game close in the first half with their thr...

Norse fall to Penguins in final road game

Norse fall to Penguins in final road game

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 19, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team fell to Youngstown State 81-77 Saturday night. The Norse fall to 18-10 overall and 9-6 in the Horizon League while the Penguins improve to 11-8 overall and 5-11 in league play. The loss drops the Norse back to fifth place in the Horizon League standings behind Wr...

Holland propels Norse to homecoming win

Holland propels Norse to homecoming win

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 11, 2017


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

The NKU men's basketball team overcame a 13 point deficit late in the second half to beat Milwaukee 69-63 on homecoming night at BB&T Arena.The Norse improve to 17-9 and 8-5 in the Horizon League while Milwaukee falls to 4-10 in Horizon League play and 8-19 overall. The Norse improve to 17-9 and 8-5 in the Horizon League while Milwaukee falls ...

Norse bench struggles in loss to Milwaukee

Norse bench struggles in loss to Milwaukee

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

After a tough loss to Green Bay on the road Tuesday, the NKU men's basketball team did not get the performance they wanted tonight against a four win Milwaukee team.   The Norse fell to Milwaukee 68-58. This is the first Horizon League victory of the season for the Panthers, as they improve to 5-12. ...

Turnovers doom Norse in Green Bay

Turnovers doom Norse in Green Bay

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team lost 80-71 to Green Bay Tuesday night. The Norse fall to 12-5 on the season and 3-2 in Horizon League play, while the Phoenix remain a perfect 4-0 in conference play.   It was a tale of two halves for the Norse. In the first half, the Norse shot 45 percent from the field...

WATCH: Men’s basketball | NKU vs. EIU

WATCH: Men’s basketball | NKU vs. EIU

Tommy Bailey / Dakota Dewberry, Contributors

December 8, 2016


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

The NKU men's basketball took home a victory against the Eastern Illinois Panthers at home on Wednesday night winning by a score of 80-70.  The Norse were led to victory behind Lavone Holland II career high 28 points.

Strong first half propels Norse to victory over Norfolk State

Strong first half propels Norse to victory over Norfolk State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 3, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men’s basketball team beat Norfolk State 72-61  in Virginia Saturday night. The Norse improve to 5-3 while Norfolk State falls to 2-7. The Norse were propelled by 15-2 run in the middle of the first half, carrying them to a 31-23 halftime lead. The Spartans shot just 26 percent in the first ha...

Norse cruise to season opening victory

Norse cruise to season opening victory

Austin Elmore, Reporter

November 12, 2016


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

 The NKU men’s basketball team began their 2016-2017 season on Friday night with a 96-56 victory over Earlham. The Norse were led by redshirt sophomore Jeff Garrett, who recorded a double-double on 12 points, and 14 rebounds. “Coach said during the game, don’t worry about the scoreboard. Wo...

Predictions for the basketball season

Christopher Decker and Matt Sexton

November 10, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

What is the biggest key for the NKU men’s basketball team to have success this season? MS: NKU’s success this season will be determined by how quickly the freshmen can make an impact in the lineup. NKU has 10 freshmen and sophomores, and they’ll need quite a few of them to be important contrib...

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