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Members of the Baylor men's basketball team celebrate a National Championship game win over Gonzaga on Monday, April 5. The Bears won the 2021 championship over the Bulldogs, 86-70.

In appreciation of the NCAA Tournament

The return of March Madness brought a sense of comfort to college basketball fans
Brendan Connelly, Reporter April 8, 2021

It is regarded by many as the greatest sporting event on Earth, and each March that claim is substantiated time and again. There are not enough words or emotions to encapsulate these three weeks in March...

NKU players celebrate the dramatic win over Detroit Mercy in the Horizon League quarterfinals.

NKU falls short in bid for third straight Horizon League Tournament title, falling to Oakland in semifinals

Norse end the 2020-21 season with 69-58 loss
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor March 9, 2021

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team, winners of the previous two Horizon League Tournament championships, were denied in their quest for a three-peat on Monday night, falling to the Oakland Golden...

NKU men's basketball fans watch the Norse take on the Texas Tech Raiders in the first round of March Madness.

Column: Despite loss, NKU v. Texas Tech will stay with fans

Win or lose, Friday's March Madness game was a match fans should be proud of.
Sam Rosenstiel and Kane Mitten March 24, 2019
As Norse fans across Highland Heights held each other and hoisted drinks in the air, you wouldn’t have known they were toasting a defeat.
Jalen Tate (11) reacts during the final seconds of the final game of the Horizon League Tournament against Wright State. NKU defeated Wright State 77-66.

March Madness: Expert takes, odds, French connections and more

How likely are the Norse to beat the Red Raiders?
Sam Rosenstiel and Sierra Newton, Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor March 22, 2019

It might be a longshot, but that would make an upset that much sweeter. The 14-seeded NKU Norse are taking the fight to Tulsa against 3-seed Texas Tech Red Raiders today at 1:30 p.m. in the school’s...

NKU players hold the sign showing their inclusion in the NCAA Basketball Tournament. NKU defeated Wright State during the final round of the Horizon League Tournament 77-66.

March Madness: Questions you’re too scared to ask your hoops fan friends

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief March 19, 2019

Wait—why is the basketball team going dancing? Who says Northern Kentucky is in the “West”? Are we really playing in Oklahoma? NKU is set for its second March Madness in three seasons this Friday,...

NKU Basketball Players cheer after the announcement of them recieving the 14th seed in the West region of the NCAA Tournament. The Norse will face No. 3 Texas Tech in the opening round.

March Madness: “Christmas for any fan”

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 17, 2019
NKU men's basketball team will face third seeded Texas Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 22. NKU Athletics held a Selection Sunday announcement party for NKU students, alumni, and fans of the community.
Drew McDonald (34) cheers on the fans before the start of halftime during the homecoming game against Oakland. The Norse defeated Oakland 79-64.

March Madness: Norse basketball projected 14 seed

Nick Porras, Contributor February 14, 2019

In the most recent bracketology done by ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi, the Norse men’s basketball team finds themselves as a 14-seed in the South region. Lunardi has them playing in the east region...

A different view of Griffin Hall that most have not seen yet. The construction is set to be complete in the summer of 2018.

OPINION: Just discovered NKU? 10 totally serious facts you need to know

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor March 16, 2017

Editor’s Note: Because so many people are discovering Northern Kentucky University for the first time this week, we here at The Northerner (who, by the way, have covered every NKU basketball game this...

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