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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

Mike 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 the men’...

Norse earn victory over Youngstown State on senior night

Norse earn victory over Youngstown State on senior night

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 19, 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

Mike Canizales, Reporter

February 17, 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...

Norse escape Detroit thanks to last second basket

Norse escape Detroit thanks to last second basket

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 7, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

A Lavone Holland two-point jumper lifted the Northern Kentucky men's basketball team over Detroit Mercy 56-54 on the road Sunday afternoon.

Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 5, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

It's a big night for NKU men's basketball, as The Norse will take on Oakland on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. on the road. Oakland and NKU were co-favorites to win the Horizon League this season. Oakland is 9-6 on the season and 1-1 in the Horizon League after losing to Green Bay last week. NKU is 9-5 and 2-0 in...

Norse extinguish Flames ahead of matchup with Oakland

Norse extinguish Flames ahead of matchup with Oakland

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 30, 2017


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

The NKU men's basketball team defeated UIC in convincing fashion Saturday night, 86-51. The Norse improve to 9-5 on the season and begin Horizon League play 2-0. UIC falls to 5-10 and 0-2 in Horizon League play. "I was really excited about the performance of our young men tonight," NKU head coach Jo...

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