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Coach Darrin Horn makes a surprised reaction to a play in a basketball game.

Men’s basketball coach $100k pay raise strikes a chord

Emily Sisk, News Editor April 29, 2023

Following a heroic season and dazzling NCAA tournament appearance, Men’s Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn renewed his contract with the university. The new contract will make Horn the highest paid coach...

Trevon Faulkner prepares himself to shoot free throws during NKU’s 78-76 overtime win over Detroit Mercy Sunday afternoon. Faulkner scored 14 points on the day, including a buzzer-beating three-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime.

Faulkner’s buzzer beater in regulation helps Norse get OT win over Detroit Mercy

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor January 9, 2023

NKU men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn said earlier this year that Norse fans were “getting their money’s worth” when coming to Truist Arena for their games this year. He reiterated that sentiment...

Marques Warrick drives to the basket for a layup with Oakland’s Keaton Hervey (1) tailing behind to attempt a block. Warrick played 34 minutes and led the scoring for the Norse with 16 points in NKU’s 64-63 loss.

Men’s basketball home winning streak snapped in heartbreaking fashion vs. Oakland

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor January 7, 2023

In sports, much like life, all good things must come to an end, and the NKU men’s basketball team’s eight consecutive home game win streak is no exception as the Norse took a 64-63 loss against...

Trey Robinson puts Wright States Brandon Noel (14) on a poster with a thunderous dunk in the first half of NKUs 78-64 win over the Raiders Thursday night. Robinson would score eight points and lead the team in steals with three.

Norse use lockdown defense, scoring clinic to come up with win over Wright State

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor December 31, 2022

It’s safe to say that Darrin Horn’s squad took out some frustration in this one. Despite a blazing effort in the final 10 minutes of the second half to repeat last season’s Horizon League...

Norse mens basketball defeated the Miami Hamilton Harriers Sunday with an aggressive 81-41 win.

Men’s basketball steamrolls Miami Hamilton in 81-41 win

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor December 19, 2022

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball walked out of Truist Arena Sunday with their second consecutive win, taking a 22-point lead into halftime and never looking back as they downed the Miami Hamilton...

NKU guard Sam Vinson (2) takes a shot over a Robert Morris defender. Vinson finished with eight points.

Vinson’s incredible freshman season lights the way for bright future

Blake Lehmann, Assistant Sports Editor April 10, 2022

In a mid-major program that is heavily built upon the foundation of player development and building talent over tenure, it’s an anomaly to see a freshman get as many opportunities to shine as Sam...

NKU guard Trevon Faulkner (22) scored nine points in the Norse win over Purdue Fort Wayne in the Horizon League Tournament semifinals.

Trevon Faulkner returning to the Norse for one more season

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief March 22, 2022

NKU guard Trevon Faulkner will utilize the free season afforded by the NCAA’s pandemic waiver and return to the Norse for one more season in 2022-23, NKU Athletics announced in a press release on...

NKU players leave the court following the loss to Wright State in the Horizon League Tournament championship game at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

NKU falls in Horizon League Tournament championship game after Wright State comeback

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2022

In college basketball, the month of March is about emotions. As teams compete for the right to advance and keep playing, one team will experience jubilation and euphoria, while the other experiences...

Guard Marques Warrick prepares to make a play against Purdue Fort Wayne on Monday night at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

NKU men’s basketball downs Purdue Fort Wayne to advance to Horizon League championship

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor March 8, 2022

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team snapped Purdue Fort Wayne’s 10-game winning streak, holding the Mastodons to 29% shooting, including 15% from three, to advance to the Horizon League...

NKU guard Marques Warrick (3) drives to the lane against Detroit Mercy on Thursday in the Horizon League Tournament quarterfinals.

Men’s basketball advances to Horizon League semifinals

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor March 4, 2022

The men’s basketball team advanced to their fourth straight Horizon League tournament semifinals and fifth in six years, beating the Detroit Mercy Titans 77-59 on Thursday night. After getting swept...

NKU forward David Wassler (44) celebrates with teammates after hitting a three in the final minute on senior night.

NKU men’s basketball closes out regular season with win over Penguins

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor February 26, 2022

With chants of “David Wassler” raining down on the court for the entire game, the senior walk-on entered with one minute left to raucous applause, making his lone three point attempt as the men’s...

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

David Wassler: Seldom utilized, always recognized

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor February 26, 2022

A Division I college basketball walk-on is, in many ways, comparable to a pawn in chess. They may not make up half of the roster, but their numbers in the sport are many. Both entities have minimal impact;...

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