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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;...

NKU guard Marques Warrick (3) follows through after a shot against Robert Morris.

Warrick ties career-high as NKU cruises past Robert Morris

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief February 24, 2022

When the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team fell to the Robert Morris Colonials 74-64 on Jan. 15, the Norse had reached arguably their lowest moment of the 2021-22 season.  In what was only...

NKU guard Marques Warrick (3) drives against Detroit Mercy on Saturday. Warrick finished with 17 points in the loss.

Norse end homestand with 74-68 loss to Detroit Mercy

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2022

With both teams playing for the second time in as many days, the Detroit Mercy Titans came into BB&T Arena and defeated the Northern Kentucky Norse 74-68, snapping the Norse six-game winning streak....

NKU guard Trevon Faulkner against Oakland on Friday. Faulkner led the Norse with 26 points.

Men’s basketball uses second half comeback to defeat Oakland

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor February 4, 2022

For the second straight game, the NKU men’s basketball team used a 14-point second half comeback to beat the top team in the Horizon League. Behind 26 points from Trevon Faulkner, 20 from Sam Vinson,...

NKU guard Bryson Langdon (11) looks for a teammate during the Norse win over Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday.

Norse orchestrate dramatic comeback to defeat Cleveland State, earn fifth straight win

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief January 30, 2022

Down 14 points with just over 13 minutes remaining, the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team completely flipped the script against the Cleveland State Vikings on Sunday, closing the game on a 39-19...

NKU guard Trevon Faulkner dribbles against Purdue Fort Wayne. Faulkner finished with 12 points on Friday.

Second half surge, strong defense push men’s basketball over Purdue Fort Wayne

Blake Lehmann, Assistant Sports Editor January 29, 2022

Norse head coach Darrin Horn began his postgame press conference admitting that heading into their matchup with the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons, he was concerned about his team’s mental state following...

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