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Norse basketball’s Holland joins pro league in Netherlands

Norse basketball’s Holland joins pro league in Netherlands

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

Former NKU men's basketball star and Horizon League Tournament MVP 2017 Lavone Holland II has signed his first professional contract to play overseas with the Den Helder Suns in the Netherlands.

Like mother, like son; Drew McDonald joins mother Christie in NKU history books

Like mother, like son; Drew McDonald joins mother Christie in NKU history books

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 13, 2018


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

During most NKU men’s basketball games, Christie McDonald sits in the stands as if she is a coach; her expression is stern, not wanting her son, Drew, to be able to read what she is thinking during a game. After the game is a different story, according to Drew. “It’s good game and then i...

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...

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...

Norse extend road win streak against Cleveland State

Norse extend road win streak against Cleveland State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 4, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University men's basketball remains undefeated on the road in Horizon League play, defeating Cleveland State 78-61. The Norse are now 10-2 in conference play and are tied for first place with Wright State, who defeated Youngstown State on Saturday. The Vikings fall to 3-9 in...

Preview: Expectations high for reigning Horizon League champions

Preview: Expectations high for reigning Horizon League champions

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 9, 2017


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

When Newport Central Catholic graduate Drew McDonald committed to NKU to play basketball, he dreamed of making the Norse a competitive Division I program. What he didn’t anticipate, however, was standing on the court of the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit celebrating a Horizon League championship in j...

Norse fall to league-leading Valparaiso

Norse fall to league-leading Valparaiso

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

The NKU men’s basketball team lost to Horizon League leading Valparaiso on 65-58 on Sunday. The Norse pulled to within two points late in the game, but the Crusaders held off the Norse for their 18th win of the season. NKU now sits at 14-9, and 5-5 in Horizon League play. Lavone Holland II led the N...

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