The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

The Northerner

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

The Northerner

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

The Northerner

Norse head coach Camryn Whitaker-Volz will be departing from NKU.

Women’s basketball coach leaving following alleged investigation

Emily Sisk, Managing Editor April 6, 2024

Camryn Whitaker-Volz will no longer serve as the head coach of NKU women’s basketball, the university announced on Friday. Volz was under investigation according to unnamed sources, WCPO reported...

Stock image of NKU Womens Soccer player with northerner logo and SPORTS overlayed on top of it.

Terry Gruelle: Fostering a love of NKU women’s soccer for over 20 seasons

Hailey Roden, Photo Editor January 13, 2024

Imagine having two careers that make people smile, literally and figuratively.  That’s the reality for Terry Gruelle, who has a knack for creating beautiful smiles, both as an orthodontist and an...

Mate Virag stands with Grigor Dimitrov, who won the Western and Southern Open

NKU’s Virag a perfect match at Western and Southern Open

Kevin Carey, Reporter August 30, 2017

In his second consecutive year as a hitting partner in the Western & Southern Open, NKU tennis player Mate Virag had the opportunity to warm up his skills with the eventual winner, Grigor Dimitrov,...

A quiet man with high importance

A quiet man with high importance

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor February 19, 2015

Sitting calmly on the sideline like many assistant coaches is a man whose tranquility is unnerving in its own as the crowd roars in anger. It probably comes from his 36 years of experience as a coach...

Ethan Faulkner drives to the basket during the 2012-2013 season against Lipscomb University. Faulkner is now an assistant coach for the Norse.

Assistant coaches bring DI experience

Clayton Castle, Reporter November 12, 2014

As the Norse begin their first season of conference postseason eligibility, the men’s basketball team welcomes two new assistant coaches to the ranks, both with Division I college basketball playing...

Cross Country coachs career turns 21

Cross Country coach’s career turns 21

Troy Bendgen, Reporter September 24, 2014

Cross Country head coach Steve Kruse is now in his 21st season at Northern Kentucky University. Coach Kruse is not only entering his third decade on campus, but he has never coached at any other school...

Coaches share stories on becoming Norse

Coaches share stories on becoming Norse

Evan Merrill, Staff writer September 26, 2013

NKU’s men’s basketball team is coming off of moderate success last year, tying for fifth in the Atlantic Sun Conference with the University of South Carolina Upstate, and finishing with an 11-16 overall...

Coaches linked through prior experience

Coaches linked through prior experience

Evan Merrill, Staff writer September 12, 2013

NKU’s women’s basketball team is entering its second year in Division I after a 15-13 overall performance last year, and many of the coaching staff are also entering their second year on staff. The...

Players and coaches note recruitment changes from transition to Division I

Evan Merrill, Staff writer September 5, 2013

The transition to Division I has not only meant changes to recruiting rules, but it has also brought forth additional changes noticed by both coaches and players alike. “It [the Division I recruitment...

Former athlete turned student coach

Brook Clifford, Staff writer April 11, 2013

  During her first two years at NKU, Katie Sullivan played third base for the softball team. She left the team her sophomore year because of a heavy class load. But before she left, her coach...

Former coach will be inducted into hall of fame

Former coach will be inducted into hall of fame

Jessica Cox, Contributing Writer September 13, 2012

A former Northern Kentucky University baseball coach will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Jan. 4, 2013 in Chicago. Bill Aker, who coached at NKU from 1972...

Michigan trend continues at NKU

Michigan trend continues at NKU

Andrew Despotes, Senior account executive August 23, 2012

A new era begins on the sidelines for women’s basketball at Northern Kentucky University with a new head coach, two new assistant coaches and a new division. Karmen Graham is the only coach on the staff...

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