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NKU men’s basketball ends regular season second in the Horizon League, 64-62

Dantez Walton (32) talks with Men's Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn  during a free throw during the game against Wright State. The Norse fell to Wright State 64-62 during the final home game of the season.

Matthew Dietz, Contributor

February 29, 2020

The Wright State Raiders men’s basketball team defeated the Northern Kentucky Norse 64-62 on Friday night, writing another chapter in what has become a storied rivalry in the Horizon League.  With the victory, Wright State has clinched the regular-season championship in the Horizon League standings, earning the number-one seed in the Horizon League Tournament.

Preparing BB&T Arena: the game plan before the game

The exterior of BB&T Arena.

Kaycee Sloan, Reporter

February 27, 2020

As March Madness approaches, fans are packing BB&T Arena. Keeping fans safe is the main concern of security staff at BB&T Arena, according to Erik Jones, guest services and event coordinator.  In 2018, NKU was ranked the third safest college campus in the nation, according to the National C...

Toby Keith will headline BB&T Arena show

Toby Keith is stopping at BB&T Arena for his

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

April 2, 2019

Billboard’s Country Artist of the Decade is stopping by BB&T Arena for his "That's Country Bro!" tour.

Vaidya installed as NKU’s sixth president

President Dr. Ashish Vaidya is sworn in as NKU's sixth president by Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle Keller.

Natalie Hamren and Josh Kelly

March 30, 2019

Family, friends, colleagues and students welcomed in the sixth president of Northern Kentucky University, Dr. Ashish Vaidya on Friday during his official installation. Vaidya assumed the role as president on July 1, 2018, but was formally recognized during the installation. Vaidya thanked everyon...

Men’s basketball outpaces Thomas More 85-47

Drew McDonald (34) goes up for a shot during the game against Thomas More. McDonald had 14 points during the game.

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

October 30, 2018

The NKU men’s basketball team opened up their season with a exhibition win over Thomas More University at BB&T Arena. Thomas More shot 30 percent from field goals, while the Norse’s field goal percentage made it to 60 percent.

Rapper Nelly postpones BB&T concert

Rapper Nelly in 2007.

Northerner Staff

October 30, 2018

Nelly’s NOT in herre, at least until spring.

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

Chris Young performing at BB&T Arena in front of a sold out crowd

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 20, 2018

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

An NKU fan takes a photo with Victor.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 15, 2018

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 announced that they will be partnering with Braxton Brewing to create a beer garden

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 1, 2017

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

BB&T Arena, home of the NKU Norse basketball.

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

February 10, 2017

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?

NKU drew its second-largest crowd of the season Thursday as the Norse defeated Green Bay.

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2017

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

NKU Athletics announced that they will be partnering with Braxton Brewing to create a beer garden

William Borland, Contributor

September 5, 2015

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...

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