The Northerner

Twins embrace connection, competition

Twins embrace connection, competition

Kyle Biggs, Contributing writer

February 14, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Christine and Courtney Roush could rarely play one-on-one basketball against each other when they were growing up. The twins (Christine is older by nine minutes) would get too competitive, get mad and then fight. The limited competition at home while growing up in Louisville didn’t affect their...

Both Norse teams victorious in doubleheader

Both Norse teams victorious in doubleheader

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

January 27, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

NKU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams defeated Atlantic Sun’s Kennesaw State University, Jan. 26 at The Bank of Kentucky Center. The women’s game had a final score of 65-49 and the men’s final score was 64-53. Women’s team: The women’s team took control early, keeping KSU at 1...

Norse Basketball first half season recap

Norse Basketball first half season recap

Stephen Wilder, Managing/Sports editor

January 17, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, Sports

[imagebrowser id=12] Photos by: Kody Kahle Norse basketball has come a long way since Northern Kentucky State College men’s program started in 1971 and the women’s first season in 1974. NKSC kept growing until it became NKU and the basketball programs’ steady success eventually led to the...

Raise the roof: Basketball season ticket sales on the rise

Mary-Kate Gnotek, Copy desk chief

December 5, 2012


Filed under Sports

The move to Division I has brought many positive changes to Northern Kentucky University, as the Norse Athletic Club (NAC) has found this year with basketball season ticket sales higher than ever. Fans are excited to buy tickets to watch a Division I team play at the Bank of Kentucky Center. According...

Men leave San Diego 0-4 to begin D-I era

Men leave San Diego 0-4 to begin D-I era

Brook Clifford, Staff Writer

November 29, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Northern Kentucky University’s men’s basketball team traveled to San Diego to play a round-robin set of games, where everyone plays everyone, at the University of San Diego. The games began on Nov. 14 and ended on Nov. 18, the first game was against San Diego, the second against Tulsa, then Siena...

Women’s team opens up Division I competition against local schools

Women’s team opens up Division I competition against local schools

Kevin Ward, Staff writer

November 15, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball team began its season Nov. 9 at Fifth Third Arena, losing to the University of Cincinnati Bearcats 49-31. The contest marked the beginning of the Division I and Dawn Plitzuweit eras. The team struggled on the offensive side of the ball and showed...

First-ever madness event hits BOKC

First-ever madness event hits BOKC

Stephen Wilder, Sports Editor

October 11, 2012


Filed under Sports

Northern Kentucky University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will host Black N Gold Madness at The Bank of Kentucky Center on Oct. 18. The event is a live practice that will feature scrimmage games, a dunk contest and a 3-point contest, player introductions and fan giveaways. Black N Gold...

Division I becomes reality for university

Division I becomes reality for university

Stephen Wilder, Sports editor

August 23, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

It has been a long time in the making, but Northern Kentucky University has finally started its journey into the world of Division I and so far the transition has been smooth for the most part, according to the Norse staff. Chris Cole, director of marketing and communication, said the move to Division...

Norse player leaves behind legacy

Norse player leaves behind legacy

Stephen Wilder, Sports features editor

April 4, 2012


Filed under Sports

Women’s basketball player Casse Mogan has finished her career as a Norse, but her name and legacy will live on through fans and record books. After the 2011-12 season, Mogan was named honorable mention Division II All-American by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, third team Daktronics...

The BOKC gears up for Elite Eight action

The BOKC gears up for Elite Eight action

John Minor, Sports news editor

March 21, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University basketball teams are finished playing this season, but The Bank of Kentucky Center has a few games left to host. NKU will be hosting the 2012 Men’s Basketball Elite Eight. “A lot of people have been working very hard to get the building ready,” Athletic Director...

Norse wraps up regular season

Norse wraps up regular season

Stephen Wilder and Kevin Erpenbeck

February 29, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Northern Kentucky University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams wrapped up their regular seasons as Division II members Feb. 23. Both teams played against longtime league rival Bellarmine University for their final GLVC regular-season game. Ironically enough, Bellarmine was also the first...

#bellarminehateweek

February 29, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

#bellarminehateweek. A trending topic on Twitter in Cincinnati. While Northern Kentucky University students may have been excited about the prospect of a rivalry -- a certain boost in school spirit -- the behavior intertwined with this rivalry wasn’t handled in the most positive manner. NKU students...

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