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Sophomore guard aspires to play basketball in NBA or overseas

Sophomore guard aspires to play basketball in NBA or overseas

Olivia Shawmeker, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2013


Filed under Sports

Not only did sophomore guard Tyler White score 12 points against the No. 1 ranked Kentucky Wildcats on Nov. 10, but ESPN also has him listed as one of the top 60 point guards from the class of 2012 as players to follow. White is from the small town of Lima, Ohio, which is located between Dayton and ...

Men’s Basketball Key Players

Evan Merrill, Staff writer

November 7, 2013


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The NKU men’s basketball team is coming off an 11-16 overall finish last year, and lost three of their starters. The Norse return only two of their top five scorers and are looking for leaders to step up this year. Head Men’s basketball coach Dave Bezold said he’s looking for his returning pla...

NKU kicks off basketball season with Black N Gold Madness

NKU kicks off basketball season with Black N Gold Madness

Evan Merrill, Staff Writer

October 18, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Basketball season has officially started with NKU’s annual “Black N Gold Madness,” the first open practice for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. The night started off with the men’s and women’s basketball team’s introduction where they came out doing dance routines, followed...

Coaches share stories on becoming Norse

Coaches share stories on becoming Norse

Evan Merrill, Staff writer

September 26, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

NKU’s men’s basketball team is coming off of moderate success last year, tying for fifth in the Atlantic Sun Conference with the University of South Carolina Upstate, and finishing with an 11-16 overall record, according to the A-Sun’s website http://www.atlanticsun.org/mbasketball/. Unlike other...

Coaches linked through prior experience

Coaches linked through prior experience

Evan Merrill, Staff writer

September 12, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

NKU’s women’s basketball team is entering its second year in Division I after a 15-13 overall performance last year, and many of the coaching staff are also entering their second year on staff. The staff consists of Head Coach Dawn Plitzuweit, Assistant Coach Lynn Plett and is joined by fellow...

Players and coaches note recruitment changes from transition to Division I

Evan Merrill, Staff writer

September 5, 2013


Filed under Sports

The transition to Division I has not only meant changes to recruiting rules, but it has also brought forth additional changes noticed by both coaches and players alike. “It [the Division I recruitment rules] affects you in a number of ways. It changes what you do and how you recruit,” men’s...

Fans set rules for Globetrotters

Fans set rules for Globetrotters

Jessica Kopena, Contributing writer

April 25, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters brought their game along with humor to The Bank of Kentucky Center against Global Select last Friday in a championship match-up. Northern Kentucky University was host to one of the stops on the “You Write the Rules” World Tour. The game was one big performance...

Looking back at D-I, A-Sun debut

Kyle Biggs, Staff writer

April 18, 2013


Filed under Sports

Basketball teams surpass expectations despite early struggles With both the men’s and women’s NCAA championship games completed, the college basketball season has come to a close. For Northern Kentucky University, basketball ended when the Norse women lost a first-round matchup while hosting th...

Rec hosts first annual wheelchair basketball event

Rec hosts first annual wheelchair basketball event

Mac Payton, Staff writer

March 21, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Replacing legs with wheels, players and students took to the court at NKU’s Rec Center in a different fashion, putting an interesting twist on the ordinary game of basketball. Students and other members of the NKU community came together Monday night to watch and participate in the university’s...

Women’s basketball earns spot in post-season play, hosting game Wednesday night

Women’s basketball earns spot in post-season play, hosting game Wednesday night

Stephen Wilder, Managing/Sports editor

March 19, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The transition to Division I resulted in NKU not being eligible for the NCAA tournament for four years, but it does not mean the Norse cannot compete in post-season play. The women’s team earned a spot in the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) and will host the College of Charleston Cougars Wednesd...

Women’s club basketball in rebuilding phase

Dejoira Phillips, Contributing writer

February 28, 2013


Filed under Sports

Interested in joining a team that shares similar interests as you? If you’re looking for a way to be involved and develop a new connection with other people, the women’s basketball club is looking for new players for next year’s season. The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball club...

Freshman stands out, earns two Newcomer of the Week awards

Freshman stands out, earns two  Newcomer of the Week awards

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

February 21, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Chinese food and the University of Kentucky athletics program are two of freshman Rianna Gayheart’s favorite things. Gayheart is a 5-foot-7-inch guard for NKU’s women’s basketball team from Owenton, Ky., who has obtained two awards from the Atlantic Sun Conference naming her “Newcomer of the...

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