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English soccer phenom looks to impress on NKU team

English soccer phenom looks to impress on NKU team

Cameron Maynard, Contributor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

It's hard not to feel excited about 6’0” freshman Alex Willis, whose recent men’s soccer accolades raise hope that he could be a sensation for the team. Willis departed from England and came overseas, choosing to play at Northern Kentucky University.

WATCH: Sunjic shines as NKU’s breakout tennis star

WATCH: Sunjic shines as NKU’s breakout tennis star

Michael Canizales, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Tennis, Video

Born in Split, Croatia, Margita Sunjic moved to the United States in order to pursue a better opportunity for herself in the world of tennis. Since her arrival, Sunjic has won multiple awards for NKU, including Freshman of the Year and Horizon League Player of the Year twice. 

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...

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...

Norse take first place in the Horizon League with victory over UIC

Norse take first place in the Horizon League with victory over UIC

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team defeated UIC 79-72 Friday night in Chicago. The Norse now hold first place in the Horizon League with a 14-3 conference record while UIC sits in third place with a 12-5 conference record. Wright State lost to IUPUI earlier in the day and they sit in second place in the...

#NorseNotebook Loyalty makes NKU senior class stand out

#NorseNotebook Loyalty makes NKU senior class stand out

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 23, 2018


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

If you think about what the senior class of the NKU men’s basketball team has accomplished in such a short amount of time--a Horizon League championship, a NCAA Tournament appearance and back-to-back 20 win seasons--it’s staggering.   All three seniors, Jordan Garnett, Lavone Holland II and Nick Ay...

Men’s tennis looking to work through freshman growing pains

Men’s tennis looking to work through freshman growing pains

Michael Canizales, Reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Tennis

The Northern Kentucky men’s tennis team will look to rebuild during the 2018 season under the guidance of sixth-year head coach Brian Nester. The black and gold roster will feature three returners and four newcomers, including four freshmen. “I’m actually very optimistic about the future of...

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...

Wright State ends NKU’s win streak

Wright State ends NKU’s win streak

Michael Canizales, Reporter

February 18, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team snapped their three game winning streak by falling to Wright State University 73-60 on the road Saturday afternoon. The Norse fall to 8-18 and 6-9 in conference play while the Raiders improve to 19-8 and 10-5 in Horizon League play. Taryn Taugher wen...

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...

#NorseNotebook Why Friday’s game is more than just for first place

#NorseNotebook Why Friday’s game is more than just for first place

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 13, 2018


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

While the NKU men’s basketball team came up with two victories during homecoming week, those wins did not come easy. The Norse fell into Milwaukee’s hands Thursday night, playing half court basketball much of the game and escaping with a 54-52 victory after an excellent defensive stand by sophomore T...

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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