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NKU softball player Lauryn Hicks celebrates after a play.

NKU softball makes historic run to Horizon League championship, comes up short

Alex Perez, Sports Co-Editor May 14, 2024

NKU softball made a historic turnaround in the Horizon League tournament that ended on Sunday.  The defending champs lost their tournament opener, but won a school record of five games in a row right...

Keeyan Itejere smiling during the game against Milwaukee.

Men’s Basketball Wins at Home on Academic Recognition Night

Torie Houston, Sports Editor January 19, 2024

On Thursday night, NKU men's basketball won against Horizon League team, the Milwaukee Panthers. Before this matchup the Panthers were ranked third in the league compared to the Norse who were ranked fifth.  During...

NKU women’s soccer triumphs on Senior Day

NKU women’s soccer triumphs on Senior Day

Emmanuelle Hewson, Sports Editor October 22, 2023

The NKU Women’s Soccer team continued their winning streak by defeating the Detroit Mercy Titans 3-1 on Senior Day this Saturday.  The match proved to be extremely physical with the Titans having...

For the first time since 2019, men’s basketball is officially going to the NCAA tournament after a win against Cleveland State Tuesday night.

Norse live to dance another day, claim Horizon championship win over Cleveland State

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor March 8, 2023

Six years to the date when they won in their first appearance in a Horizon League Championship game, the NKU men’s basketball team took center stage yet again on the conference’s biggest stage to punch...

Trevon Faulkner prepares himself to shoot free throws during NKU’s 78-76 overtime win over Detroit Mercy Sunday afternoon. Faulkner scored 14 points on the day, including a buzzer-beating three-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime.

Faulkner’s buzzer beater in regulation helps Norse get OT win over Detroit Mercy

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor January 9, 2023

NKU men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn said earlier this year that Norse fans were “getting their money’s worth” when coming to Truist Arena for their games this year. He reiterated that sentiment...

Emmy Souder and Green Bay’s Jasmine Kondrakiewicz (21) go up for the tip-off at the beginning of Saturday’s game at Truist Arena. The Norse have lost two of their last three games, while the Phoenix have won their last nine.

Women’s basketball struggles to adapt offensively in loss against Green Bay

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor January 8, 2023

Plagued by missed field goals, turnovers and points allowed in the paint, the NKU women’s basketball team fell in a matinee matchup Saturday afternoon to the Green Bay Phoenix by a score of 70-53. Ivy...

Marques Warrick drives to the basket for a layup with Oakland’s Keaton Hervey (1) tailing behind to attempt a block. Warrick played 34 minutes and led the scoring for the Norse with 16 points in NKU’s 64-63 loss.

Men’s basketball home winning streak snapped in heartbreaking fashion vs. Oakland

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor January 7, 2023

In sports, much like life, all good things must come to an end, and the NKU men’s basketball team’s eight consecutive home game win streak is no exception as the Norse took a 64-63 loss against...

The Norse bench celebrates a play during NKU’s 66-60 comeback win over the Milwaukee Panthers Thursday night. After shooting just 19.4% from the field in the first half, the Norse roared back to shoot 17-for-30 for the remaining 20 minutes of the ballgame.

Davis’ big night spearheads Norse comeback in win over Milwaukee

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor January 7, 2023

On a night that saw Lindsey Duvall and Ivy Turner honored for surpassing 1,000 points on their respective careers, a new face emerged to give the dynamic duo a bit of a reprieve. The NKU women’s...

Trey Robinson puts Wright States Brandon Noel (14) on a poster with a thunderous dunk in the first half of NKUs 78-64 win over the Raiders Thursday night. Robinson would score eight points and lead the team in steals with three.

Norse use lockdown defense, scoring clinic to come up with win over Wright State

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor December 31, 2022

It’s safe to say that Darrin Horn’s squad took out some frustration in this one. Despite a blazing effort in the final 10 minutes of the second half to repeat last season’s Horizon League...

Norse guard Lindsey Duvall battles with Wright State’s Cara VanKempen (2) for positioning to grab a rebound. Duvall would record her seventh double-double of the year Wednesday night, scoring 25 points and grabbing 13 boards in NKU’s win over the Raiders.

Women’s basketball resumes Horizon League play with rout of Wright State

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor December 29, 2022

The NKU women’s basketball team returned to their Horizon League schedule Wednesday night by renewing their rivalry with Wright State as they pulled out their second conference win of the year by...

Marques Warrick and Trevon Faulkner celebrate after a play during the 2022 Horizon League Championship game. The Norse enter their matchup with Wright State in a three-way tie for first in the Horizon League while Wright State is 0-2 in conference play.

Norse enter Horizon League Championship rematch vs. Wright State Thursday

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor December 29, 2022

The NKU men’s basketball team puts their seven-game winning streak at home on the line Thursday as they resume Horizon League play, welcoming their biggest rival in Wright State through the doors of...

Norse mens basketball defeated the Miami Hamilton Harriers Sunday with an aggressive 81-41 win.

Men’s basketball steamrolls Miami Hamilton in 81-41 win

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor December 19, 2022

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball walked out of Truist Arena Sunday with their second consecutive win, taking a 22-point lead into halftime and never looking back as they downed the Miami Hamilton...

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