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With Williams transfer, where do the Norse go from here?

With Williams transfer, where do the Norse go from here?

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 28, 2018


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

When NKU takes the court next fall, they’ll do so without senior starters Jordan Garnett and Lavone Holland II. More unexpected is the release of sophomore forward Carson Williams. Williams was granted his release from the university on Friday, confirmed by Bryan McEldowney, director of communications f...

Norse take first place in the Horizon League with victory over UIC

Norse take first place in the Horizon League with victory over UIC

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team defeated UIC 79-72 Friday night in Chicago. The Norse now hold first place in the Horizon League with a 14-3 conference record while UIC sits in third place with a 12-5 conference record. Wright State lost to IUPUI earlier in the day and they sit in second place in the...

#NorseNotebook Why Friday’s game is more than just for first place

#NorseNotebook Why Friday’s game is more than just for first place

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 13, 2018


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

While the NKU men’s basketball team came up with two victories during homecoming week, those wins did not come easy. The Norse fell into Milwaukee’s hands Thursday night, playing half court basketball much of the game and escaping with a 54-52 victory after an excellent defensive stand by sophomore T...

GALLERY: Norse recover after Oakland loss; crush Detroit Mercy

GALLERY: Norse recover after Oakland loss; crush Detroit Mercy

Lilly Brown, Contributor

January 29, 2018


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

Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team defeated Detroit Mercy 72-44 Sunday afternoon in BB&T Arena. The win pushes NKU’s record to 15-7 with a conference record of 8-2. They are currently second place in the Horizon League behind Wright State. Detroit drops their record to 6-17 with a reco...

Gallery: Norse get back on track with victory over Cleveland State

Gallery: Norse get back on track with victory over Cleveland State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 15, 2018


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

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team defeated Cleveland State 70-55 Monday night in BB&T Arena. The Norse improve to 12-6 on the season and 5-1 in Horizon League play while Cleveland State falls to 4-15 and 1-5 in conference play. The Norse remain in second place in the Horizon Leagu...

Norse Notebook: Brannen looking for ways to improve against size

Norse Notebook: Brannen looking for ways to improve against size

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 15, 2018


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

If the Norse have suffered one weakness this season, it is that they struggle against size inside. This was exposed against Wright State, who collected four blocks in Thursday’s game. “Size has been an issue so far this season for us in terms of getting the ball where we want to get it,” said J...

Holland scores 1,000th career point in win over Oakland

Holland scores 1,000th career point in win over Oakland

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team defeated the Oakland Grizzlies 87-83 in Oakland Friday night. The Norse move to 3-0 in Horizon League play while the Grizzlies fall to 1-2 in Horizon League play. Lavone Holland scored his 1,000 career point in the second half. He joins Drew McDonald as the second Norse thi...

Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 5, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

It's a big night for NKU men's basketball, as The Norse will take on Oakland on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. on the road. Oakland and NKU were co-favorites to win the Horizon League this season. Oakland is 9-6 on the season and 1-1 in the Horizon League after losing to Green Bay last week. NKU is 9-5 and 2-0 in...

Three Norse score double figures in loss to Aggies

Three Norse score double figures in loss to Aggies

Kevin Carey, Reporter

December 20, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men’s basketball team suffered their fifth loss of the season to No. 8 Texas A&M at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas 64-58. The Norse finish non-conference play sitting at 7-5. Junior Drew McDonald finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Jordan Garnett finished with 15 points, n...

Norse crush Berea 112-33

Norse crush Berea 112-33

Austin Elmore, Contributor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU men’s basketball team defeated Division III opponent Berea College 112-33 on Wednesday night at BB&T Arena. After two straight road losses, the win brings the Norse to 5-2 on the season. The loss drops Berea to 3-1 on the year. “Obviously, coming off the last two losses, our focus wa...

Preview: Expectations high for reigning Horizon League champions

Preview: Expectations high for reigning Horizon League champions

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 9, 2017


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

When Newport Central Catholic graduate Drew McDonald committed to NKU to play basketball, he dreamed of making the Norse a competitive Division I program. What he didn’t anticipate, however, was standing on the court of the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit celebrating a Horizon League championship in j...

Brannen, players honored by Horizon League

Brannen, players honored by Horizon League

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The NKU men’s basketball team collected three awards from the Horizon League on Wednesday. Sophomore Drew McDonald was named to the All-Horizon League first team, while freshman Carson Williams was named to Horizon League’s all-freshman team and head coach John Brannen was named the Horizon Leag...

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