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Men’s basketball collects 2nd home win against Wabash

Men’s basketball collects 2nd home win against Wabash

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

November 11, 2018


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

The NKU men’s basketball team returned home after a tough win at Northern Illinois to outpace the Wabash Little Giants. NKU played their whole roster, with 11 out of the 13 adding points to the scoreboard; Wabash also played their whole roster but only seven out of the 17 put up any points. Zayn...

Norse pull off thrilling double overtime win

Norse pull off thrilling double overtime win

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 10, 2018


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

After draining a pair of clutch three-pointers in the first overtime and collecting an additional seven points in the second overtime, transfer guard Zaynah Robinson made all the difference for the Norse as they picked up the 88-85 victory over Northern Illinois on Friday night. The Norse (2-0) trailed t...

Season Preview: Men’s Basketball

Season Preview: Men’s Basketball

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018


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

As the Norse prepare to enter the 2018-19 season, gone are standouts like Lavone Holland II, Carson Williams, Jordan Garnett and Mason Faulkner. Those four were an integral part in helping head coach John Brannen engineer one of the fastest and best turnarounds in the nation. So far, the Brannen...

Norse collect 800th win in season opener

Norse collect 800th win in season opener

Aric France, Reporter

November 7, 2018


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

The NKU men’s basketball team opened the regular season by defeating Wilmington College 102-38 on Tuesday evening. With the victory, the Norse start their season 1-0 and won for the 800th time in program history. “I think a lot of good came out of tonight,” redshirt sophomore Jalen Tat...

Men’s Basketball: Norse picked #2 in Horizon League poll

Men’s Basketball: Norse picked #2 in Horizon League poll

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


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

The Horizon League recently announced their preseason poll and all-league team as voted by the League's coaches, media and sports information directors. The Norse were picked to finish second with 10 first place votes and 356 points behind league favorite and last season’s Motor City Madness Tourname...

Men’s basketball releases regular season schedule

Men’s basketball releases regular season schedule

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The NKU men’s basketball team put the final touches on their 2018-19 season schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The schedule, which features 17 regular-season home games at BB&T Arena, will start on Tuesday, Oct. 30 when the Norse host Division III rival Thomas More in their only exhibition match of the season, followed by their regular season kick-off matchup against Wilmington College at home on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Norse to take on Bearcats as game attendance soars

Norse to take on Bearcats as game attendance soars

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

August 17, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

Norse men's basketball will start a four-game home-and-home series with the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, beginning in the 2018-19 season.

Brannen to lead Norse through 2022

Brannen to lead Norse through 2022

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

June 29, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

Norse men’s basketball head coach John Brannen signed a contract with NKU Athletics Friday that keeps him at the helm through the 2021-2022 season.

Off-season movement continues with Faulkner release, Rack departure

Off-season movement continues with Faulkner release, Rack departure

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

April 5, 2018


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

This off-season should prove to be a period of change for the Norse, with many members of the team leaving the roster. Williams’ transfer left a scholarship spot open, which was  awarded to Tyler Sharpe, a transfer from Louisville. Sharpe announced this on his Twitter account. Thank you 🙏🏼 ht...

With Williams transfer, where do the Norse go from here?

With Williams transfer, where do the Norse go from here?

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 28, 2018


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

When NKU takes the court next fall, they’ll do so without senior starters Jordan Garnett and Lavone Holland II. More unexpected is the release of sophomore forward Carson Williams. Williams was granted his release from the university on Friday, confirmed by Bryan McEldowney, director of communications f...

Gallery: Cardinals rally in second half to end NKU’s season

Gallery: Cardinals rally in second half to end NKU’s season

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 13, 2018


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

For two and a half quarters it appeared NKU would have a chance to complete an upset over Louisville. The Norse, however, fell to the Cardinals 66-58 in the KFC YUM Center in the first round of the NIT Tuesday night, ending NKU’s season. Louisville advances to play Middle Tennessee State in t...

Horizon League run ends abruptly in quarterfinals for NKU

Horizon League run ends abruptly in quarterfinals for NKU

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 4, 2018


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

For the third year in a row, the number one seed in the Horizon League tournament fell in the quarterfinal round. The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team fell to Cleveland State 89-80 in Little Caesars Arena. The Norse are now 22-9 on the season and will be eligible to play in the National Invitat...

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