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Crawford, Terrill lead Norse to tournament victory

Crawford, Terrill lead Norse to tournament victory

Michael Canizales, Contributor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

Sophomore outside hitter Laura Crawford earned tournament MVP honors and Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Norse to the Duquesne Invitational title with victories over Robert Morris, Duquesne and Canisius college last weekend at the A.J. Palumbo Center. Freshman libero Ash...

GALLERY: Frey’s second half goal powers Norse to victory

GALLERY: Frey’s second half goal powers Norse to victory

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 19, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

  The NKU women's soccer team claimed their first victory of the season Friday night, beating Eastern Kentucky 2-1 in front of a crowd of more than 800 in the NKU Soccer Stadium. "We've had fantastic crowds out to support us and certainly our players get a little extra motivation when the crowd ...

Walks, hit batters lead to Norse defeat in Lexington

Walks, hit batters lead to Norse defeat in Lexington

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

Lexington, KY- After being down just 3-1 in the sixth inning, the NKU Norse fell to the University of Kentucky 10-1 at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Norse fall to 21-31 on the season while the nationally ranked Wildcats improve to 37-16. "It was a good game going into the sixth inning," head coach Todd A...

Sunjic dominates freshman season, sweeps postseason awards

Sunjic dominates freshman season, sweeps postseason awards

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Tennis

Twelve months ago, Margita Sunjic was unsure about coming to the United States. Twelve months later, she capped off her freshman year of tennis at NKU by winning Horizon League Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and being named All-Horizon League First Team. Sunjic went 13-3 overall and an outstanding 8-1 in Hor...

Norse Notebook: Landrum, Leigeb reflect on Horizon League tournament

Norse Notebook: Landrum, Leigeb reflect on Horizon League tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Golf, Sports

Coming into the Horizon League tournament, senior Allison Leigeb believed that she had not been playing her best golf in her senior season. That changed on day one of the tournament held at Las Colinas golf course in Florida, when the senior shot a 72 in the first round to take the day one individual lead...

Norse Notebook: Ganns earn Horizon League honors, women’s golf leads tournament

Norse Notebook: Ganns earn Horizon League honors, women’s golf leads tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Golf, Softball, Sports

Trey Ganns collected his second Horizon League Batter of the Week honor of the season, after hitting .524 with seven doubles, three home runs and eight runs scored. Ganns also had a slugging percentage of 1.286 with an on-base percentage of .545. “I’ve basically been trying to eliminating all off...

Norse Notebook: Ross finds a home in Norse Nation

Norse Notebook: Ross finds a home in Norse Nation

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Uncategorized

In two seasons as a Cincinnati Bearcat, Cameron Ross made just nine appearances, throwing a total of eight innings and ending the 2016 season with 5.62 ERA. In those eight innings, Ross walked 10 batters, hit three batters and struck out just five. On Sunday, Ross made his 17th appearance of the se...

Holland propels Norse to homecoming win

Holland propels Norse to homecoming win

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 11, 2017


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

The NKU men's basketball team overcame a 13 point deficit late in the second half to beat Milwaukee 69-63 on homecoming night at BB&T Arena.The Norse improve to 17-9 and 8-5 in the Horizon League while Milwaukee falls to 4-10 in Horizon League play and 8-19 overall. The Norse improve to 17-9 and 8-5 in the Horizon League while Milwaukee falls ...

WATCH | NKU mens basketball vs Green Bay

WATCH | NKU mens basketball vs Green Bay

Tommy Bailey, Video Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports, Video

The NKU mens basketball team hosted the Green Bay Phoenix on Thursday, February 9th. The Norse jumped out to a large first half lead, but Green Bay battled back in the second half. NKU went on to win a hard fought victory with the final score 69-67. The Norse will host Horizon League opponent Milwaukee fo...

2016-17 Horizon League women’s basketball preview

2016-17 Horizon League women’s basketball preview

Natalie Meyer, Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under Sports

Teams are listed in order of Horizon League preseason rankings.  Green Bay Head Coach: Kevin Borseth (3 years) 2015-2016: Green Bay finished first with their overall record of 28-5 and conference record of 16-2. Allie LeClaire will be returning for Green Bay as a junior. Last season she sco...

2016-2017 Horizon League men’s basketball preview

2016-2017 Horizon League men’s basketball preview

Austin Elmore, Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Teams ranked in predicted order in Horizon League preseason poll. NKU is ranked 7th. Valparaiso (Indiana) Head Coach- Matt Lottich (1st season) Rank- 1st 2015-16: 30-7 overall, 16-2 in Horizon League The Crusaders finished the 2015-2016 season with a 30-7 record but lost in the Horizon League Tour...

Norse erase 2-0 deficit: advance to championship

Norse erase 2-0 deficit: advance to championship

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU Norse women’s soccer team overcame a 2-0 second half deficit Thursday to beat Detroit Mercy 3-2 in the Horizon League semifinal match, a game the Norse lost in penalty kicks last year. The winning goal came in the 82nd minute, when freshman Ally Perkins scored from close range on a give an...

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