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Marques Warrick takes an open jump shot during NKU's game against UIC at BB&T Arena.

NKU MBB guard Marques Warrick named Horizon League Freshman of the Year

Warrick averaged 15.9 points per game this season
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor February 23, 2021

After taking the Horizon League by storm in his first season on the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team, freshman guard Marques Warrick has been named the 2020-21 Horizon League Freshman of the Year. Warrick...

NKU MBB struggles in loss to Youngstown State; NKU WBB sweeps Purdue Fort Wayne

NKU MBB struggles in loss to Youngstown State; NKU WBB sweeps Purdue Fort Wayne

Poor shooting and defensive struggles were driving factors in loss
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor December 21, 2020

The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team struggled to stop Youngstown State forward Naz Bohannon on Sunday afternoon, as the Penguins went on to defeat the Norse 70-60 in the second game of...

NKU women’s team starts weekend with 61-37 win over Milwaukee

NKU women’s team starts weekend with 61-37 win over Milwaukee

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor January 30, 2020
NKU women’s basketball team dominated the Milwaukee University Panthers Thursday night at BB&T Arena. Sophomore guard Ally Niece led with 17 points shooting 7-of-12 from the field. Redshirt senior Molly Glick followed with 13 points. 
Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant smiles as he jogs to the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Philadelphia. AP Photo by Matt Slocum.

NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and eight others pass: An NKU basketball community mourns

Players and coaches take to social media to express their loss.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor January 27, 2020
Sunday morning, NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13 year-old daughter Gianna “Gigi” Maria-Onore Bryant died in a helicopter crash along with seven others. TMZ was the first to break the story of Kobe Bryant being involved in the helicopter crash.
Norse fall to Horizon League no. 2 Wright State Raiders in nail-biter

Norse fall to Horizon League no. 2 Wright State Raiders in nail-biter

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor January 17, 2020
The game came down to the last minute Friday night at BB&T Arena, where NKU women’s basketball team fell 55-63. The Norse now stand 9-9 overall and 3-4 in the conference. Sophomore point guard Ally Niece led the game with 16 points, five assists and three steals. sophomore point guard Taylor Clos had 13 points, shooting 3-of-4 big time 3-point baskets.
Emmy Souder (30) fights to get a rebound during the game against the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Souder had 5 rebounds on the game and 1 steal.

NKU women’s basketball ends weekend 1-1 after 73-68 loss

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor January 5, 2020
NKU women's basketball fell to Cleveland State 73-68 Saturday afternoon at BB&T Arena. In the conference the Norse are now 2-2 and have an overall record of 8-7. Sophomore forward Emmy Souder and Sophomore point guard each led with 18 points apiece. Sophomore point guard Ally Niece followed with 11 points, shooting from 50 percent at the 3-point line. Junior center Grayson Rose had 17 rebounds from the boards. 
Senior Taryn Taugher, a former NKU women's basketball player, accused Head Coach Camryn Whitaker of emotional abuse on March 24.

NKU to review women’s basketball after players accuse coach of emotional abuse

Allegations surfaced last week that Head Coach Camryn Whitaker 'humiliated', ‘degraded’, and ‘isolated’ players for years
Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief April 2, 2019
For years, NKU women’s basketball players experienced a culture of abuse fostered by its head coach that went unaddressed by administrators, according to allegations by former NKU players and their parents.
Taylor Clos (4) drives toward the basket during the game against IUPUI. Clos shot 5-of-10 on the night and had 12 points.

NKU women’s basketball season comes to an end against IUPUI Jaguars

Norse season comes to an end with a record of 11-18.
Jasmine Smart, Reporter March 5, 2019
NKU's season comes to an end in Indianapolis against the no. 4 IUPUI Jaguars in the first round of Motor City Madness, 44-60. The Norse end the season with an 11-18 overall record and 10-8 conference record. The Jaguars advance to play Wright State in the semi finals of the Horizon League championship.
Taryn Taugher (11)  shoots a free throw on senior night during the game against Cleveland State. Taugher shot 1-of-2 and had 4 points on the night.

NKU defends home court against Cleveland State

NKU ended the home season with six straight home wins.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor February 24, 2019
NKU women’s basketball team ended the home season with six game winning streak against Cleveland State Sunday afternoon with a score of 74-55. The Norse move to 8-8 in the conference and 9-17 on the season. Cleveland State Vikings fall to 10-18 on the season and 7-10 in the Horizon League.
NKU Women's Basketball Players cheer after a point during the game against Green Bay. The Norse fell 81-61.

Preview: Women’s team hosts Cleveland State on Senior Day

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor February 24, 2019
The NKU women’s basketball team hosts Cleveland State Vikings Sunday, Feb. 24 at BB&T Arena. The game will be the final home game of the season and honor senior guard Taryn Taugher. The game will also be NKU’s pink game, the Norse partner with the Pink Ribbon Girls, an organization that provides various services to individuals with breast and gynecological cancers.
Molly Glick (24) shoots a free throw during the game against IUPUI. Glick shot 4-of-4 for free throws and had 10 points on the night.

Norse fall to Wright State 78-56

Molly Glick moves into NKU’s all-time top-five for career 3-pointers.
Jasmine Smart, Reporter February 16, 2019
NKU women’s basketball team fell on the road during their Horizon League match up against Wright State.  The final score of the game was 56-78. This brought the teams season record to 7-17 overall and 6-8 in the Horizon League while the Raiders improved 20-6 overall and 12-2 in the Horizon League.
Emmy Souder (30) fights to shoot during the game against Green Bay. Souder shot 2-of-4 from three and had 10 points on the game.

Norse fall to Milwaukee 59-38

The Norse bench added 21 points to the game.
Jasmine Smart, Reporter February 10, 2019
NKU women’s basketball team fell to the Milwaukee Panthers Saturday afternoon 59-38.  The loss brought the Norse overall season record down to 7-16 and 6-7 in the Horizon League. The Panthers are now 6-6 in the League and 11-12 overall.
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