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Women’s basketball announces first Horizon League slate

Women’s basketball announces first Horizon League slate

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

September 18, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- Northern Kentucky athletics announced last week the first-ever Horizon League schedule for the women’s basketball team.The Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team will play its first Horizon League game 7 p.m. December 30 at BB&T Arena against Valparaiso.In addition ...

New floor for the home of the Norse

New floor for the home of the Norse

William Borland, Contributor

September 5, 2015


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

When the Norse take to the basketball court in mid-November for their first games, the surface beneath them will have a whole new look to it. Several changes have faced NKU Athletics in the past year, but none of them stand as bolding as the new John L. Griffin basketball court in the newly named...

UK visit to NKU highlights women’s hoops schedule

UK visit to NKU highlights women’s hoops schedule

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

September 1, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- A visit by the University Kentucky women’s basketball team to BB&T Arena highlights the Norse’s non-conference schedule, announced Tuesday by the university.Kentucky will visit NKU Dec. 2. The Wildcats, a powerhouse in the Southeastern Conference, were a two-seed in the NC...

Men’s basketball announce non-conference schedule

Men’s basketball announce non-conference schedule

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

August 31, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

Games at West Virginia, Xavier and Michigan highlight the non-conference men’s basketball schedule announced Monday on the Norse Athletics website.Norse Head Coach John Brannen announced the 11-game non-conference schedule. The regular season opens with a trip to Morgantown, West Virginia to play the Mo...

A-Sun freshman of the year leaving NKU

A-Sun freshman of the year leaving NKU

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 15, 2015


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

Coming off its first year of postseason action and the subsequent firing of its head coach, the NKU men’s basketball lost three players from next year’s team to transfer, according to the NKU athletics department. Freshman guard Tayler Persons, who was named Atlantic Sun freshman of the year, ann...

Brannen officially announced as next NKU men’s basketball head coach

Brannen officially announced as next NKU men’s basketball head coach

Carrie Crotzer and Clayton Castle, Managing Editor and Sports Editor

April 7, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

When the NKU men’s basketball team takes the court for their final season in the four-year Division I reclassification period, a new face will be at the front of the sideline. It was announced late Monday, April 6 that John Brannen would be the next head coach for the Norse. He was formally introduce...

BREAKING: NKU announces new men’s basketball head coach

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

April 6, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, Men's Basketball, News, Sports

NKU Athletic's announced late Monday that John Brannen would be the next head coach for the men's basketball team. “I am humbled and honored to be the next men’s basketball coach at Northern Kentucky University,” Brannen said in an official release from the school. “I want to thank President...

Who might replace Bezold as head coach?

Who might replace Bezold as head coach?

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 1, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

Since the announcement of NKU’s decision to fire longtime men’s basketball Head Coach Dave Bezold, many analysts have speculated who may be in the mix to be the next Norse head coach. I sat down and analyzed the two most common names thrown out there and why I believe they may or may not be a good...

NKU women end strong season with loss in WBI

NKU women end strong season with loss in WBI

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

March 25, 2015


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

After an opening round loss in the Women’s Basketball invitational (WBI) tournament to Marshall, the NKU women’s basketball team’s season came to end after a third straight winning record in Division I, a trip to the Atlantic Sun Conference championship game, and a third consecutive berth to th...

Uetrecht’s career night not enough for Norse

Uetrecht’s career night not enough for Norse

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

March 19, 2015


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

The NKU women’s basketball team’s season came to an unfortunate end on Thursday night, losing a close game to the Marshall Thundering Herd 81-79 in front of 781 fans at The Bank of Kentucky Center. “Well, I thought that was a really tough way for us to go out and finish the year,” NKU Head ...

Women successful in tournament appearance, men lose early

Women successful in tournament appearance, men lose early

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

March 18, 2015


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

In their first year in Atlantic Sun tournament eligibility, the NKU basketball teams got their first taste of tournament, and in one case, championship, basketball in the conference. Both the men’s and the women’s basketball teams clinched a top-four seed in the conference tournaments by finish...

Bezold and NKU part ways after 25 years

Bezold and NKU part ways after 25 years

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

March 18, 2015


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

When NKU’s men’s basketball team took on Lipscomb in their first ever Atlantic Sun Conference Championship game on March 3 in a heartbreaking 76-73 loss, no one realized it would be Head Coach Dave Bezold’s last game at the helm of the Norse. The announcement of Bezold’s release came as a shoc...

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