The Northerner

Atlantic Sun eligibity rules changed in favor of NKU

NKU Women's Basketball huddling up during NKU's tournament win against McNeese State on March 20, 2014. The A-SUN has changed their rules allowing all schools championship eligible in 2014.

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

August 20, 2014

For the first time since joining Division I athletics, NKU is eligible for postseason athletic play. For the past two years NKU hasn’t been eligible for postseason athletic play because the NCAA’s rule on Division I eligibility. Previously, NKU would have had to wait four years (until 2016) to ...

Looking back at D-I, A-Sun debut

Kyle Biggs, Staff writer

April 18, 2013

Basketball teams surpass expectations despite early struggles With both the men’s and women’s NCAA championship games completed, the college basketball season has come to a close. For Northern Kentucky University, basketball ended when the Norse women lost a first-round matchup while hosting th...

Cross country team notices change in competition

Erin Pierce, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2012

Northern Kentucky University is well into the first semester, meaning that its athletes have had some experience with NCAA Division I under their belts. Before the official kickoff of the season had even occurred, the Atlantic Sun Conference had ranked NKU men’s cross country team seventh out of 10...

Volleyball team coasting through D-I

Volleyball team coasting through D-I

Stephen Wilder, Sports editor

September 13, 2012

Experience and chemistry have led Northern Kentucky University’s women’s volleyball team to a 9-1 record, in the team’s first season as a Division I member. Head coach Liz Hart said the Norse’s recent success can be credited to being familiar with each other and playing together for a while. “We...

Student athletes embrace Division I

Brook Clifford, Staff Writer

August 30, 2012

When Northern Kentucky University transitioned from Division II to Division I it affected the university as a whole, however most athletes feel like nothing has really changed for them. “The transition from Division II to Division I has been talked about since I was a freshman here,” Ethan Faulkner,...

Norse teams split doubleheader

Norse teams split doubleheader

Stephen Wilder, Sports editor

January 18, 2012

More than halfway through the season, Northern Kentucky University’s men’s and women’s teams battled conference rival Bellarmine on Monday night and had different outcomes. The women’s team earned its 800th all-time win, defeating Bellarmine at Knights Hall in Louisville, Ky., 72-65. However,...

D-I: Directors explain both sides of move

Stephen Wilder, Stephen Wilder, and Stephen Wilder

October 5, 2011

As Northern Kentucky University prepares to make the switch to Division I, athletic directors from other current D-I schools say that NKU may face challenges while reaping the rewards of being a premiere institution. The University of South Dakota Coyotes made the transition to D-I in 2008 by joining...

Eleby makes good on second chance

John Minor

January 26, 2011

The starting point guard for the Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team has been a huge contributor in just his first season. Leading the team in points, rebounds and assists, Malcolm Eleby found his comfort zone as a member of the Norse. Eleby, a graduate of the Franklin Learnin...

Largest crowd in program history for Norse basketball

Nick Jones

November 1, 2010

The Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team played in front of the largest crowed in team history in the brand new KFC Yum! Center, the new home of the Louisville Cardinals on Sunday afternoon. The attendance of 18,869 barely eclipsed the previous mark of 18,824, set in 2004 when the Norse...

Soccer stadium dedicated

Nick Jones

September 22, 2010

Northern Kentucky University hosted the dedication of the new NKU Soccer Stadium while the men’s and women’s soccer teams hosted Ashland University on Sept. 19. The dedication of the field took place between the end of the men’s game and the beginning of the women’s. The ceremony consisted of ...

Cover Story: What

Tim Owens

November 11, 2009

Wordle created with, Norse sports fans and faculty are going to have wait a little longer for Northern Kentucky University to go Division I. It's going to be a long road for the Division II school to make the jump, and not all of it is under its control. Forced to wait 'Right now we...

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