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Men’s basketball collects 2nd home win against Wabash

Men’s basketball collects 2nd home win against Wabash

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

November 11, 2018


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

The NKU men’s basketball team returned home after a tough win at Northern Illinois to outpace the Wabash Little Giants. NKU played their whole roster, with 11 out of the 13 adding points to the scoreboard; Wabash also played their whole roster but only seven out of the 17 put up any points. Zayn...

Season Preview: Men’s Basketball

Season Preview: Men’s Basketball

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018


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

As the Norse prepare to enter the 2018-19 season, gone are standouts like Lavone Holland II, Carson Williams, Jordan Garnett and Mason Faulkner. Those four were an integral part in helping head coach John Brannen engineer one of the fastest and best turnarounds in the nation. So far, the Brannen...

Norse dominate Alderson Broaddus; win season opener

Norse dominate Alderson Broaddus; win season opener

Jasmine Smart and Lillian Brown

November 8, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The NKU women’s basketball team opened the 2018-19 regular season with a 73-32 victory over Alderson Broaddus University on Wednesday evening. With the victory, this marks the first time since 2015 that the lady Norse have started the season 1-0. “I am happy to start the season 1-0 for our...

Norse collect 800th win in season opener

Norse collect 800th win in season opener

Aric France, Reporter

November 7, 2018


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

The NKU men’s basketball team opened the regular season by defeating Wilmington College 102-38 on Tuesday evening. With the victory, the Norse start their season 1-0 and won for the 800th time in program history. “I think a lot of good came out of tonight,” redshirt sophomore Jalen Tat...

McDonald named to 2019 Karl Malone Award preseason watchlist

McDonald named to 2019 Karl Malone Award preseason watchlist

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 5, 2018


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

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recently announced their 20 watch list candidates for the 2019 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award. Among the 20 names selected for this year's prestigious award was none other than NKU’s two-time All Horizon League First-Team member and recent go...

Women’s basketball coasts to exhibition win over Pikeville

Women’s basketball coasts to exhibition win over Pikeville
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Aric France, Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The NKU women’s basketball team cruised past the University of Pikeville 78-36, in the team's only exhibition game of the season on Sunday afternoon. “I’m just glad we were able to play somebody different instead of beating ourselves up in practice” head coach Camryn Whitaker said. ...

Men’s Basketball: Norse picked #2 in Horizon League poll

Men’s Basketball: Norse picked #2 in Horizon League poll

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


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

The Horizon League recently announced their preseason poll and all-league team as voted by the League's coaches, media and sports information directors. The Norse were picked to finish second with 10 first place votes and 356 points behind league favorite and last season’s Motor City Madness Tourname...

Nominations open for David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame

Nominations open for David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Cross Country, Game Coverage, Golf, Men's Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Volleyball, Women's Basketball

The NKU department of athletics are now accepting nominations for their 2018-19 David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame class. The bi-annual ceremony recognizes former student-athletes and other individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of athletics, either by virtue of their perfor...

ESPN announces programming schedule for men’s and women’s basketball

ESPN announces programming schedule for men’s and women’s basketball

Aric France, Reporter

October 30, 2018


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

A total of 45 Northern Kentucky University men’s and women’s basketball games will be broadcast digitally on either ESPN3 or ESPN + for all of Norse nation to watch this season. The Norse will be showcased on ESPN3 15 times, while being broadcast live on ESPN+ 30 times this season. ESPN+ can be...

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...

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