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Third time’s the same: Norse advance to semifinals

Third time’s the same: Norse advance to semifinals

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

DETROIT -- One of the youngest teams in the Division I basketball is now the highest remaining seed in its conference tournament. The NKU men's basketball team won its first-ever Horizon League tournament game Sunday night, defeating Wright State 82-77 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. With upsets of to...

Norse comeback attempt falls short in Horizon League tournament

Norse comeback attempt falls short in Horizon League tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 3, 2017


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

The NKU women's basketball team fell to UIC 72-60 in the first round of the Horizon League tournament at Joe Louis Arena. The Norse end their season at 9-22, while UIC will advance to face Wright State tomorrow in the second round of the tournament. After being down 33-26 at halftime, the Norse gav...

WATCH: NCAA tourney bids on the Horizon?

WATCH: NCAA tourney bids on the Horizon?

Matt Sexton and Christopher Decker

March 1, 2017


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

NKU MEN 3 WINS FROM BIG DANCE By Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief In its first full season of Division I membership, the NKU men’s basketball team’s outstanding season has garnered national attention. With a 21-win regular season and an appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter complete, the Norse now set it...

Men’s tennis to Horizon League semifinals after 4-2 win

Men’s tennis to Horizon League semifinals after 4-2 win

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

April 29, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

ANN ARBOR, Michigan -- The NKU men's tennis team advanced to the Horizon League semifinals Friday with a 4-2 victory over Illinois-Chicago at the University of Michigan.NKU, the three-seed in the tournament, will play two-seeded Green Bay 3 p.m. Saturday in the semifinals. The match will be broadcast...

Men’s tennis team opens Horizon League tourney

Men’s tennis team opens Horizon League tourney

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

Two days before the Horizon League tournament, the NKU tennis team trots out onto the court to begin their afternoon practice session.This time last year, the Norse had already played their final match of the year, losing to USC Upstate in the first round of the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament on A...

Heartbreak for Norse with double OT loss

Heartbreak for Norse with double OT loss

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 13, 2016


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

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Jen Wellnitz had just four points for Green Bay Saturday, but her putback with 0.6 seconds remaining in double overtime gave the Phoenix an 80-78 victory over Northern Kentucky.It was heartbreaking for the Norse (19-13), considering they had controlled a game against the 18-ti...

Norse blast Valpo to advance to Horizon semifinals

Norse blast Valpo to advance to Horizon semifinals

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 11, 2016


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

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Named to the Horizon League all-freshman team this week, NKU's Molly Glick had a career-high 18 points Friday as the Norse defeated Valparaiso 76-53 in the Horizon League tournament quarterfinals.Northern Kentucky (19-12) advances to play the host school and top seed Green Bay...

Norse get revenge, bounce CSU from Horizon tourney

Norse get revenge, bounce CSU from Horizon tourney

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 10, 2016


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

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- The NKU women's basketball team didn't have to wait long to get revenge for its spoiled senior night.Just five days after Cleveland State stunned the Norse, NKU turned the tables with a 71-59 victory over the Vikings in the first round of the Horizon League tournament.NKU advanced to play...

Norse look for revenge in Horizon tourney opener

Norse look for revenge in Horizon tourney opener

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Just five days after having their senior night spoiled by Cleveland State, the NKU women's basketball team will have a shot at redemption when they face the Vikings in the Horizon League tournament opener.Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State will face off 3:30 p.m. ET today ...

Norse season ends in Horizon League tourney

Norse season ends in Horizon League tourney

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 5, 2016


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

DETROIT -- A valiant second-half comeback fell short Saturday as the NKU men's basketball team saw its season end 86-69 against Milwaukee at historic Joe Louis Arena.The inaugural season for the Norse in the Horizon League and under John Brannen ends at 9-21.It appeared bleak for the Norse early in t...

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