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NKU’s 2017-2018 men’s basketball schedule released

NKU’s 2017-2018 men’s basketball schedule released

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

Northern Kentucky University released the 2017-2018 men's basketball schedule Wednesday afternoon. The season is set to start on Nov. 4 with an exhibition against Urbana with the regular season starting Nov. 10 against East Tennessee State. "We are currently hard at work preparing for the upcoming ...

Brannen signs contract extension with NKU

Brannen signs contract extension with NKU

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

June 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

NKU men's basketball coach John Brannen and the athletic department have reached an agreement to keep Brannen in Highland Heights for the foreseeable future. Brannen signed a four year contract extension Thursday that keep him as the head coach of the Norse through the 2020-2021 season.  The contract will al...

Opinion: Success will bring inevitable change at NKU, other mid-major schools

Opinion: Success will bring inevitable change at NKU, other mid-major schools

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

With Anthony Grant being hired as the new Dayton Flyers head coach, it appears NKU men’s basketball coach John Brannen will be staying in Highland Heights for the 2017 season. The question now is, how much longer will he remain as Norse head coach? My guess is, he will remain the head coach at NK...

Update: Bothof issues statement on Brannen’s status

Update: Bothof issues statement on Brannen’s status

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

Northern Kentucky University athletic director Ken Bothof issued a statement Thursday about renewing the contract of men's basketball head coach John Brannen. “I’ve been saying for the last two years that Northern Kentucky men’s basketball is a program on the rise,” Bothof said in a stateme...

Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 18, 2017


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

The University of Kentucky got the victory over Northern Kentucky University Friday night, but not before they came face to face with last year's Mr. Kentucky Basketball. Carson Williams was a workhorse in the match up with the Wildcats, scoring 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds against a long Ke...

Column: Win or Lose, NKU winners no matter what

Column: Win or Lose, NKU winners no matter what

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 17, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports, Video, Viewpoints

Monday evening during the daily showing of Pardon the Interruption, one of ESPN’s most popular talk shows, hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon were discussing John Calipari's comments about the University of Kentucky’s seeding in the NCAA Tournament. At the beginning of the conversation, Wilbon uttered t...

BREAKING: NKU to play Kentucky in NCAA Tournament

BREAKING: NKU to play Kentucky in NCAA Tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 12, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

In the last five years a 15-seed has beaten a 2-seed four times in the NCAA Tournament. The NKU Norse will have a chance to be the fifth team to do that this year.  After winning the Horizon League tournament on Tuesday, the NKU men's basketball team have earned the right to play the University of...

WATCH: NCAA tourney bids on the Horizon?

WATCH: NCAA tourney bids on the Horizon?

Matt Sexton and Christopher Decker

March 1, 2017


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

NKU MEN 3 WINS FROM BIG DANCE By Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief In its first full season of Division I membership, the NKU men’s basketball team’s outstanding season has garnered national attention. With a 21-win regular season and an appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter complete, the Norse now set it...

Norse outlast league leading Valparaiso to finish regular season

Norse outlast league leading Valparaiso to finish regular season

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 26, 2017


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

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team defeated Valparaiso 82-78 Sunday afternoon to finish the regular season. The Norse finish the regular season with a 21-10 record and 12-6 in the Horizon League. Valparaiso falls to 24-7 and 14-4 in the league play, but hold on to the number one seed in the Hori...

Holland propels Norse to homecoming win

Holland propels Norse to homecoming win

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 11, 2017


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

The NKU men's basketball team overcame a 13 point deficit late in the second half to beat Milwaukee 69-63 on homecoming night at BB&T Arena.The Norse improve to 17-9 and 8-5 in the Horizon League while Milwaukee falls to 4-10 in Horizon League play and 8-19 overall. The Norse improve to 17-9 and 8-5 in the Horizon League while Milwaukee falls ...

Faulkner’s career day helps Norse end losing streak

Faulkner’s career day helps Norse end losing streak

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 22, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball broke their three game losing streak Sunday afternoon, beating Detroit Mercy 101-87. The Norse improve to 13-8 on the season and 4-4 in the Horizon League while Detroit Mercy falls to 4-16 and 2-6 in the Horizon League. "I'm proud of all our guys," head coach John Brannen...

Williams, Murray carry Norse to fifth straight win

Williams, Murray carry Norse to fifth straight win

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 18, 2016


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

The NKU Norse beat Eastern Washington 70-48 Sunday afternoon in BB&T Arena for their fifth straight win. The Norse improve to 8-3 while the Eagles fall to 8-3 on the season. The Norse defense smothered an Eagle offense that averages 82 points per game, holding them to 32 percent shooting for the...

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