The Northerner

The value of a tough non-conference schedule

The value of a tough non-conference schedule

Gavin Colton, Reporter

February 20, 2015

Since the transition to Division I in 2012, NKU has competed with some of the highest ranked teams in the country such as the University of Wisconsin, University of Nebraska, West Virginia University and the University of Kentucky. “If you don’t play that high level of competition, you think you...

A quiet man with high importance

A quiet man with high importance

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

February 19, 2015

Sitting calmly on the sideline like many assistant coaches is a man whose tranquility is unnerving in its own as the crowd roars in anger. It probably comes from his 36 years of experience as a coach of one kind or another, but Lynn Plett, assistant coach for NKU’s women’s basketball team, seems to ...

Hot Seat: Tyler White

Hot Seat: Tyler White

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 15, 2015

Tyler White Basketball Junior Communication Studies Major Tyler White has appeared in all 23 games for the Norse this season, averaging 9.3 points per game and 26 minutes. He scored a season-high 24 points against Morehead State on Dec.19, where he played 35 minutes. But, what else do you know ab...

Persons career night bring Norse out on top

Persons career night bring Norse out on top

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

February 14, 2015

NKU took on the Stetson Hatters Saturday night looking for redemption after a tough loss to Florida Gulf Coast Thursday. The Norse were able to find it with a 82-57 win. The last time the two teams met, just over two weeks ago, Stetson was able to dominate with a 85-75 win over NKU. "When we came out last...

Norse lose thriller to Florida Gulf Coast

Norse lose thriller to Florida Gulf Coast

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 12, 2015

Coming off a huge Homecoming win over Lipscomb, the NKU men’s basketball was hoping to repeat by beating the top team in the Atlantic Sun in the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, but fell short, losing 65-59 in a nail-biter on Thursday night at The Bank of Kentucky Center in front of 2,226 fans. After leading 3...

PREVIEW: Florida Gulf Coast at Northern Kentucky

PREVIEW: Florida Gulf Coast at Northern Kentucky

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 11, 2015

On Monday, SGA President John Jose declared this week to be #FGCUHateWeek in advance of Thursday’s men’s basketball game against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles of Fort Meyers, Florida. The Atlantic Sun foe was once known as “Dunk City” in their Cinderella run through the NCAA Tournament two years...

Coaches Bezold and Plitzuweit take part in weekly radio show

Coaches Bezold and Plitzuweit take part in weekly radio show

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 11, 2015

Beginning this basketball season, Learfield Sports’ Norse Sports Properties, the media production company that produces the NKU basketball games for the radio, began producing a weekly radio show featuring NKU coaches and players to recap the previous week’s games. The show, produced every Monday ni...

Norse thrill at homecoming, beat Lipscomb 77-60

Norse thrill at homecoming, beat Lipscomb 77-60

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 7, 2015

The NKU men’s basketball team ended their two-game losing streak on Saturday night, beating the Lipscomb Bisons 77-60 on Homecoming Night at The Bank of Kentucky Center in front of 3,887 fans, the second-largest crowd of the season. “I thought our guys did a tremendous job, especially after a t...

Women’s basketball bounce back against Lipscomb

Women’s basketball bounce back against Lipscomb

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

February 7, 2015

The NKU women’s basketball team kicked off the homecoming double-header against Lipscomb University Saturday afternoon, picking up the win, 64-57. NKU took off with a slow start with the score sitting at 10-7 in favor of NKU at the 10 minute mark. NKU went into the locker room at the half down 28...

Hot Seat: Rianna Gayheart

Hot Seat: Rianna Gayheart

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 6, 2015

Rianna Gayheart Basketball Junior Organizational Leadership and Communication Studies Major Rianna Gayheart has appeared in all 21 games for the Norse this season, averaging 6.9 points per game and 29.8 minutes. She scored a season-high 20 points against Lipscomb on Jan. 10, where she played 39 m...

Melody Doss makes history with thousandth point

Melody Doss makes history with thousandth point

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

February 4, 2015

Melody Doss continues to rise up the all-time NKU scoring list this season, including becoming the 28th member of the NKU women’s basketball 1,000 points club in Saturday’s loss to Florida Gulf Coast. The special moment happened in the beginning of the second half after Doss rebounded a missed ...

Doss scores 1,000th career point in loss to Florida Gulf Coast

Doss scores 1,000th career point in loss to Florida Gulf Coast

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

January 31, 2015

Melody Doss became the 28th player in NKU women’s basketball history to score 1,000 points, while the Norse lost to the  first-place Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 67-46 on Saturday night in front of 1,684 fans at The Bank of Kentucky Center. “It’s a great accomplishment from a Mel Doss standpoin...

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