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NKU forward Adrian Nelson (4) takes a shot against Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday at BB&T Arena.

Norse forward Adrian Nelson enters transfer portal

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief March 21, 2022

NKU men’s basketball forward Adrian Nelson has entered the transfer portal as a graduate transfer. The news was first reported by Verbal Commits on Twitter Monday afternoon.  In his four...

Virginia Tech celebrates after winning the NCAA college basketball championship game against Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference mens tournament, Saturday, March 12, 2022, in New York. Virginia Tech won, 82-67. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

2022 NCAA Tournament Preview

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor March 14, 2022

For the first time in three years, a sense of normalcy returns to the NCAA Tournament. First weekend games in eight different cities, stadiums full of fans, and a Final Four in New Orleans for the first...

The NKU bench celebrates during the Norse 75-62 win over Canisius on Wednesday at BB&T Arena.

David Wassler: Seldom utilized, always recognized

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor February 26, 2022

A Division I college basketball walk-on is, in many ways, comparable to a pawn in chess. They may not make up half of the roster, but their numbers in the sport are many. Both entities have minimal impact;...

NKU guard Khamari Mitchell-Steen (11) shoots a layup against Wright State on Thursday.

Mitchell-Steen’s career-high leads NKU women’s basketball past Wright State

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor January 21, 2022

After 43 days away from the home court, the NKU women’s basketball team returned to BB&T Arena to face their rival Wright State. Paced by 23 points from freshman guard Khamari Mitchell-Steen,...

NKU guard Trey Robinson dunks the ball during the Norse win over Wheeling on Tuesday.

Men’s basketball wallops Wheeling in home opener

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor November 10, 2021

With the smell of popcorn and hot dogs filling BB&T Arena, the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team took the court in front of a home crowd for the first time since March 9, 2020. The Norse...

NKU guard Hubertas Pivorius defends on the perimeter during an open practice.

Three players with foreign roots bringing a different style to Norse men’s basketball

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor November 8, 2021

When thinking about college basketball programs to feature multiple international players, schools like Saint Mary’s or Gonzaga may come to mind. Both are on the west coast and have the resources to...

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

Deep, talented and experienced, Norse aim for a return to the Big Dance

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2021

Heading into the 2020-21 season, the central theme of the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team was turnover, as the Norse lost their top three scorers in forward Dantez Walton and guards Tyler Sharpe...

Trevon Faulkner (12) stares down Antoine Davis (0) during the Horizon League Tournament game against Detroit Mercy. Faulkner had 1 steal on the game.

Trevon Faulkner ready to lead NKU MBB as lone returning starter

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor October 27, 2020

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team will have a much different look to it than last season, and with all the upheaval, the door is open for a new leader to emerge both on and off the court, and...

Isaiah Mason in a previous game.

NKU commit Isaiah Mason talks recruiting process during COVID-19

Chris Burton, Contributor October 25, 2020

COVID-19 has affected all aspects of life and the college basketball recruiting business is no exception. The recruiting process of talking to coaches, visiting and receiving information about potential...

NKU national champs t-shirt created by Paula Hook, a member of Norse Nation.

NKU Men’s basketball 2020 National Champions

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 23, 2020
This past weekend would have been NKU’s third showing in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Due to COVID-19, the Norse weren’t able to compete in the national tournament. A lot of teams didn’t even get to start their conference championships, speculation of NKU would play was still out. Villanova and Baylor were number two seeds that popped up the most as NKU’s contenders.
Bryson Langdon (5) reacts following the loss to UIC. The Norse fell to UIC 73-43 and shot 22.0% from the field and 12.5% from three on the game.

NKU ends four game home stand in 30 point loss

Matthew Dietz, Contributor February 16, 2020
The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team was out-hustled and out-played on Sunday afternoon, as the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames came into BB&T Arena and handed the Norse a crushing 73-43 defeat.
Cole Murray being honored at Delphi High school.

NKU men’s basketball Alum, Cole Murray has high school jersey retired

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor February 5, 2020
Cole Murray, a 2017 graduate and men’s basketball star, had his jersey retired by his high school on Jan. 25. Murray was instrumental in NKU’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament and graduated with 259 career 3-pointers and scored a total of 930 points. 
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