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Review: ‘Losing Sleep’ tour countrified BB&T Arena

Review: ‘Losing Sleep’ tour countrified BB&T Arena

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews, Viewpoints

My dad introduced country music to me when I was a little kid. The radio in our garage would blare the Indiana’s Eagle 99.3 as he worked on various tasks. On our fishing trips to Kentucky Lake, the old, beat up radio in our Triton boat played the southern drawls of older country music artists I didn’...

Column: Keep the momentum going, Norse Nation

Column: Keep the momentum going, Norse Nation

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 15, 2018


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

There was a time in the not so distant past, as recently as the middle of last season in fact, that the student section at BB&T Arena was mostly empty for NKU basketball games (men’s or women’s). There are only three times I can remember a sizeable student section at any basketball game last ...

NKU athletics and Braxton Brewing agree to partnership

NKU athletics and Braxton Brewing agree to partnership

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 1, 2017


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

Northern Kentucky Athletics announced Tuesday they will be partnering with the Covington based Braxton Brewing Company to create the Braxton Beer Garden in BB&T Arena. Braxton will also be creating a new beer called the “Norse Pale Ale.” "Norse Pale Ale is a bright, citrus-forward pale ale t...

UC basketball is coming to BB&T Arena

UC basketball is coming to BB&T Arena

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Northern Kentucky University announced Friday night that the University of Cincinnati men’s basketball team will be playing its home games at BB&T Arena in the 2017-18 season. The Bearcats current home, Fifth Third Arena, will be undergoing renovations next season. “We are pleased to assist the ...

Is UC basketball coming to BB&T Arena?

Is UC basketball coming to BB&T Arena?

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2017


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

In need of a home next season due to renovations to Fifth Third Arena, the University of Cincinnati basketball teams could be headed to Highland Heights. Reports intensified Thursday led by a tweet from the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Tom Groeschen. He reported the Bearcats would likely play at BB&T Arena next...

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...

VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

Andrea Carter, Copy Editor

August 26, 2015


Filed under News, Video

Sue Ott Rowlands, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, notified graduating students Tuesday that the May 2016 Commencement ceremony date has been pushed back one week. The ceremony will now be held on Friday, May 13 for Chase Law students, while the undergraduate and graduate c...

A new name for the home of the Norse

A new name for the home of the Norse

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

June 22, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports

NKU will see a new name on campus this fall as students, faculty and staff come back for fall classes.Previously known as the Bank of Kentucky Center, or more commonly to those on campus, the BOK, it will now be known as BB&T Arena.The North Carolina-based financial services firm completed the acqu...

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