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McDonald named to Lou Henson All-American Team

McDonald named to Lou Henson All-American Team

Kevin Carey, Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

Drew McDonald started his junior season the Horizon League Pre-Season Player of the Year and concluded with being selected to the All-League First Team in the Horizon League. McDonald can now add another accomplishment to his resume by being selected as a Lou Henson All-American. The Lou Henson All American team honors the ...

Gallery: Cardinals rally in second half to end NKU’s season

Gallery: Cardinals rally in second half to end NKU’s season

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 13, 2018


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

For two and a half quarters it appeared NKU would have a chance to complete an upset over Louisville. The Norse, however, fell to the Cardinals 66-58 in the KFC YUM Center in the first round of the NIT Tuesday night, ending NKU’s season. Louisville advances to play Middle Tennessee State in t...

Like mother, like son; Drew McDonald joins mother Christie in NKU history books

Like mother, like son; Drew McDonald joins mother Christie in NKU history books

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 13, 2018


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

During most NKU men’s basketball games, Christie McDonald sits in the stands as if she is a coach; her expression is stern, not wanting her son, Drew, to be able to read what she is thinking during a game. After the game is a different story, according to Drew. “It’s good game and then i...

Horizon League run ends abruptly in quarterfinals for NKU

Horizon League run ends abruptly in quarterfinals for NKU

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 4, 2018


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

For the third year in a row, the number one seed in the Horizon League tournament fell in the quarterfinal round. The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team fell to Cleveland State 89-80 in Little Caesars Arena. The Norse are now 22-9 on the season and will be eligible to play in the National Invitat...

Preview: Tate excited to make impact in first Horizon League tournament

Preview: Tate excited to make impact in first Horizon League tournament

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 2, 2018


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

Last season, Jalen Tate was just along for the ride as the NKU men’s basketball team advanced to the Horizon League championship game. Tate received medical redshirt last season after injuring his hand after just eight games. For the rest of the season, he watched from the sidelines as his teamm...

Norse players honored in Horizon League voting

Norse players honored in Horizon League voting

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 28, 2018


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

The Horizon League announced the 2018 All-League honorees and season awards for both men’s and women’s basketball on Wednesday. NKU’s Drew McDonald was named to the First Team All-Horizon League but fell short in the voting for Player of the Year, which went to Oakland’s Kendrick Nunn. It is...

#NorseNotebook Who should win Horizon League Player of the Year?

#NorseNotebook Who should win Horizon League Player of the Year?

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 27, 2018


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

While it should be understood team sports largely don’t rely on a single person to carry a team, the Horizon League Player of the Year results, which will be revealed on Wednesday, may come down to which player helped their team win the most. In my mind, there are only two potential choices for Horizon Lea...

GALLERY: Norse cut down the nets after winning regular season title

GALLERY: Norse cut down the nets after winning regular season title

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 26, 2018


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

After a steak dinner and a joyful bus ride home, the Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team cut down the nets in BB&T Arena after clinching the Horizon League regular season title in a 75-56 win against IUPUI. The victory topped off a season that saw the Norse collect 22 wins, 15 o...

NKU wins Horizon League regular season title with victory over IUPUI

NKU wins Horizon League regular season title with victory over IUPUI

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 25, 2018


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

For the first time in the Division I era, the Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team has captured their conference's regular season title. The Norse defeated IUPUI 75-56 on Sunday afternoon, clinching the Horizon League regular season title and the number one seed in the postseason tournament...

Norse earn victory over Youngstown State on senior night

Norse earn victory over Youngstown State on senior night

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 20, 2018


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

There were plenty of emotions in BB&T Arena Monday night, as NKU honored their three seniors Lavone Holland II, Jordan Garnett and Nick Ayers. The crowd was loud as each player received their framed jersey and shook hands with head coach John Brannen. For Holland though, he wishes those emoti...

Norse can’t complete comeback; fall to Wright State for second time

Norse can’t complete comeback; fall to Wright State for second time

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 17, 2018


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

It felt like a playoff game Friday night in the Wright State Nutter Center. While the Raider fans made up most of the 7,000 people in the arena, section 207 was distinctly Norse fans. "The environment was impeccable," junior forward Drew McDonald said. "I can't even describe it... This is dev...

Gallery: Norse sweep homecoming week with victory over Green Bay

Gallery: Norse sweep homecoming week with victory over Green Bay

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 10, 2018


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

The NKU men's basketball team defeated Green Bay 86-80 in front of a sold out lower bowl in BB&T Arena. The Norse improve to 19-7 and are 12-2 in Horizon League play. Green Bay has now lost three straight and are 10-18 and 5-10 in conference play. "We haven't played our best basketball in f...

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