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NKU guard Sam Vinson (2) takes a shot over a Robert Morris defender. Vinson finished with eight points.

Vinson’s incredible freshman season lights the way for bright future

Blake Lehmann, Assistant Sports Editor April 10, 2022

In a mid-major program that is heavily built upon the foundation of player development and building talent over tenure, it’s an anomaly to see a freshman get as many opportunities to shine as Sam...

NKU players leave the court following the loss to Wright State in the Horizon League Tournament championship game at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

NKU falls in Horizon League Tournament championship game after Wright State comeback

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2022

In college basketball, the month of March is about emotions. As teams compete for the right to advance and keep playing, one team will experience jubilation and euphoria, while the other experiences...

Guard Marques Warrick prepares to make a play against Purdue Fort Wayne on Monday night at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

NKU men’s basketball downs Purdue Fort Wayne to advance to Horizon League championship

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor March 8, 2022

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team snapped Purdue Fort Wayne’s 10-game winning streak, holding the Mastodons to 29% shooting, including 15% from three, to advance to the Horizon League...

NKU guard Marques Warrick (3) drives to the lane against Detroit Mercy on Thursday in the Horizon League Tournament quarterfinals.

Men’s basketball advances to Horizon League semifinals

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor March 4, 2022

The men’s basketball team advanced to their fourth straight Horizon League tournament semifinals and fifth in six years, beating the Detroit Mercy Titans 77-59 on Thursday night. After getting swept...

NKU guard Sam Vinson takes a shot against Purdue Fort Wayne.

Vinson and Warrick take home Horizon League awards

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2022

The Horizon League released its end of season awards for men’s basketball on Monday afternoon, and two members of the Norse took home individual awards. Freshman guard Sam Vinson was named the 2021-22...

NKU guard Marques Warrick (3) follows through after a shot against Robert Morris.

Warrick ties career-high as NKU cruises past Robert Morris

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief February 24, 2022

When the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team fell to the Robert Morris Colonials 74-64 on Jan. 15, the Norse had reached arguably their lowest moment of the 2021-22 season.  In what was only...

NKU forward Grayson Rose (10) drives into the lane against IUPUI on Saturday.

Norse weekend roundup: Basketball and softball earn wins on Sunday

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief February 20, 2022

NKU Athletics was active throughout the country this weekend, as the men’s basketball team, women’s basketball team, baseball team and softball team were among many sports competing over the last few...

NKU guard Marques Warrick (3) drives against Detroit Mercy on Saturday. Warrick finished with 17 points in the loss.

Norse end homestand with 74-68 loss to Detroit Mercy

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2022

With both teams playing for the second time in as many days, the Detroit Mercy Titans came into BB&T Arena and defeated the Northern Kentucky Norse 74-68, snapping the Norse six-game winning streak....

NKU guard Bryson Langdon (11) looks for a teammate during the Norse win over Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday.

Norse orchestrate dramatic comeback to defeat Cleveland State, earn fifth straight win

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief January 30, 2022

Down 14 points with just over 13 minutes remaining, the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team completely flipped the script against the Cleveland State Vikings on Sunday, closing the game on a 39-19...

Guard Marques Warrick led the Norse in scoring with 23 points as NKU defeated Wright State on Tuesday.

‘The bigger the moment, the better he is’, Warrick shines as Norse win rivalry game over Wright State

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2022

Head coach Darrin Horn said it best following NKU’s 73-63 victory over the Wright State Raiders on Tuesday night when discussing NKU sophomore guard Marques Warrick. “The bigger the moment,...

The Norse celebrate with fans following their dramatic win over Eastern Michigan.

NKU men’s basketball takeaways from season’s first two months

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2022

The NKU men’s and women’s basketball teams had five games scheduled last week from Thursday through Monday. The men were slated to host IUPUI on Thursday, UIC on Saturday and close rival Wright State...

NKU mens basketball players huddle on Thursday night against Green Bay at BB&T Arena.

Norse squander brilliant first half in New Year’s Day loss to Milwaukee

Blake Lehmann, Reporter January 1, 2022

The beginning of 2022 saw the script of “the tale of two halves,” as head coach Darrin Horn has referred to it in the past, being flipped in the Norse men’s basketball team’s 61-55 loss to Horizon...

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