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NKU guard Trevon Faulkner attempts a shot against UIC. Faulkner finished the night with 25 points.

NKU MBB extends win streak to three with Friday night win over UIC

Norse beat the Flames 72-68 on Friday night
Brendan Connelly, Reporter January 29, 2021

  Trevon Faulkner’s game-high 25 points and 12 rebounds powered the Norse past the UIC Flames 72-68 Friday night at BB&T Arena. With the win, NKU improved to 8-8 overall (6-5 in the Horizon...

NKU is pausing basketball activities until further notice.

NKU athletics announces no fans at home games through at least December

NKU basketball will not allow spectators at BB&T Arena amid COVID-19
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor November 2, 2020

On Monday, Northern Kentucky University Athletics officially announced that there will be no spectators permitted at men’s and women’s home basketball games through at least Dec. 31, 2020.  The...

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

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

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...

Toby Keith is stopping at BB&T Arena for his

Toby Keith will headline BB&T Arena show

Tickets for "That's Country Bro!" tour on sale April 5
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.
President Dr. Ashish Vaidya is sworn in as NKU's sixth president by Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle Keller.

Vaidya installed as NKU’s sixth president

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...

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

Men’s basketball outpaces Thomas More 85-47

Norse perfect from inside the arc in exhibition 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 in 2007.

Rapper Nelly postpones BB&T concert

'Hot in Herre' rapper's show moved to March 15
Northerner Staff October 30, 2018
Nelly’s NOT in herre, at least until spring.
Chris Young performing at BB&T Arena in front of a sold out crowd

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

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,...

An NKU fan takes a photo with Victor.

Column: Keep the momentum going, Norse Nation

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...

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

NKU athletics and Braxton Brewing agree to partnership

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...

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

UC basketball is coming to BB&T Arena

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...

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