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The change to Truist Arena is the third name change since 2008.

BB&T Arena becomes Truist Arena after recent bank merger

Andrew Dixon, Reporter April 14, 2022

Some students may have noticed some changes happening to the arena at NKU, as the arena is undergoing its third name change since its completion in 2008. What was once Bank of Kentucky Center, then BB&T...

Jeff Dunhams Seriously!? tour hits BB&T Arena on Wednesday, February 9th.

Jeff Dunham brought his comedy tour, “Seriously?!” to BB&T Arena on Wednesday

Misti Hopper, Copy Editor February 10, 2022

Well-known comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham took the stage at BB&T Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 9 for the 14th show of his “Seriously?!” tour. Other cities in the tour included Kansas City,...

NKU guard Trevon Faulkner dribbles against Purdue Fort Wayne. Faulkner finished with 12 points on Friday.

Second half surge, strong defense push men’s basketball over Purdue Fort Wayne

Blake Lehmann, Assistant Sports Editor January 29, 2022

Norse head coach Darrin Horn began his postgame press conference admitting that heading into their matchup with the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons, he was concerned about his team’s mental state following...

Guard Ivy Turner drives into the lane against Milwaukee on Thursday. Turner led the Norse with 23 points.

NKU women’s basketball uses defensive effort to get past Milwaukee

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor January 27, 2022

The NKU women’s basketball team avenged their November road loss to Milwaukee on Thursday night, surviving a late scare from the Panthers to win 61-53. The win brings myriad footnotes for the Norse....

Cody Johnson performed at BB&T Arena on Friday night in front of a packed house.

Cody Johnson performs at BB&T Arena with Easton Corbin

Misti Hopper, Copy Editor January 22, 2022

Cody Johnson kicked off this year's round of concerts at BB&T Arena with Easton Corbin, and they did not disappoint. On Friday night, both country artists made their way to the arena for a show...

NKU guard Khamari Mitchell-Steen (11) shoots a layup against Wright State on Thursday.

Mitchell-Steen’s career-high leads NKU women’s basketball past Wright State

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor January 20, 2022

After 43 days away from the home court, the NKU women’s basketball team returned to BB&T Arena to face their rival Wright State. Paced by 23 points from freshman guard Khamari Mitchell-Steen,...

The NKU womens basketball bench reacts during a game against Cleveland State in December.

Takeaways from NKU women’s basketball as conference play heats up

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2022

The NKU men’s and women’s basketball teams had five games scheduled last week from Thursday through Monday. The men were slated to host IUPUI on Thursday, UIC on Saturday and close rival Wright State...

The NKU bench celebrates during the Norse 75-62 win over Canisius on Wednesday at BB&T Arena.

Norse get back on track with win over Canisius

Andrew Dixon, Reporter December 8, 2021

The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team was back in action Wednesday Night at BB&T arena where they took on the Canisius Golden Griffins. The Norse came away with a 75-62 win.  Sophomore...

NKU players celebrate a basket before the halftime break by forward Paige Hodgson (4).

Norse win in dominant performance against Kentucky State

Kyle Neace, Reporter December 8, 2021

The Northern Kentucky University women's basketball team continued on a two-game winning streak Wednesday after winning at home against Kentucky State in BB&T Arena, 72-51.  Junior Carissa...

The King Vamp Tour at BB&T Arena on Wednesday night as a smoke display surrounds the stage.

Playboi Carti Brings King Vamp Tour to BB&T Arena

Misti Hopper, Copy Editor December 2, 2021

Playboi Carti’s King Vamp Tour, featuring Rico Nasty and Ken Car$on, has made its way to BB&T Arena and it did not disappoint. This tour has made more negative publicity than other rap shows...

NKU guard Lindsey Duvall (5) takes a shot against Eastern Kentucky on Sunday. Duvall led the Norse with 20 points.

Strong defense, three-point shooting lifts Norse over Eastern Kentucky

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2021

A tenacious defensive attack and superb three-point shooting carried the Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team on Sunday afternoon at BB&T Arena, as they easily dispatched the Eastern Kentucky...

UNC Greensboros Bas Leyte shoots a free throw during Friday nights game at BB&T Arena.

Norse falter in overtime, 70-69, in physical battle against UNC Greensboro

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief November 13, 2021

  The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team erased a 10-point halftime deficit and senior guard Trevon Faulkner picked up his 1,000th career point while tying a career-high with 28, but...

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