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An infographic depicting the timeline for NKU Esports over the last few years.

NKU Esports program celebrates promising start to varsity program

The program had a very successful first year at NKU
Noah Schuler, Reporter May 11, 2021

Over the past year, NKU has seen the rise of its Esports program in ways few might have seen coming. At this time last year, NKU’s Esport Club had just received a $75,000 grant from NKU’s Innovation...

VIDEO: How two NKU organizations survived the semester

Collin Hudson, Abby Behrens, and Jacob Kinman December 10, 2020

This semester has been a rocky one for a lot of NKU students, but here's how two NKU organizations made the best out of a bad situation. Karla Arango, the President and founder of GUIDE, and Hunter Kolb,...

A screengrab from the game Rocket League.

NKU esports athletes discuss their success in inaugural season

NKU esports team had undefeated regular season in first season of Rocket League
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor November 15, 2020

With the cancelation of fall sports at NKU due to the COVID-19 pandemic, activity regarding sports on campus has been relatively quiet throughout the 2020 fall semester. There is, however, one sports organization...

NKU and McMurry prepare for the beginning of the Rocket League match between the two schools.

NKU Esports remains undefeated in Rocket League

NKU Esports club wins both games on Tuesday night
Kaycee Sloan, Assistant Sports Editor October 7, 2020

The Northern Kentucky University Varsity Esports team faced McMurry University and Wayland Baptist University in a game of Rocket League last night. The first match of the night began at 8 p.m. against...

The Intramural Fields in the Booth Residential Village.

With NKU athletics postponed, what do intramural leagues look like?

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor September 20, 2020

On Aug. 13, the Horizon League and its Board of Directors came to the decision to postpone competition in fall sports due to COVID-19, affecting various NKU athletic programs. However, despite the absence...

New esports team balances intercollegiate competition with love of games

New esports team balances intercollegiate competition with love of games

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor October 2, 2017
“Getting people to actually see each other when they play each other builds bonds that are way stronger than playing on the internet.”
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