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Norse cruise past Quakers; head to Bahamas next week

Norse cruise past Quakers; head to Bahamas next week

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 12, 2017


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

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team defeated Wilmington College 93-65 Sunday afternoon in BB&T Arena. The Norse move to 2-0 on the season while the Quakers start the season 0-1. NKU head coach John Brannen was not pleased with the way his team, particularly the starting five, played in first hal...

Men’s basketball season ticket sales soar

Men’s basketball season ticket sales soar

Kevin Carey, Reporter

November 6, 2017


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

NKU’s men’s basketball team has already sold 1,200 season tickets for their 2017-18 schedule: an increase that nearly doubles last year’s sales, according to the NKU marketing department “Winning is the thing that does it for the most part,” assistant athletic director for marketing, promoti...

Column: Win or Lose, NKU winners no matter what

Column: Win or Lose, NKU winners no matter what

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 17, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports, Video, Viewpoints

Monday evening during the daily showing of Pardon the Interruption, one of ESPN’s most popular talk shows, hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon were discussing John Calipari's comments about the University of Kentucky’s seeding in the NCAA Tournament. At the beginning of the conversation, Wilbon uttered t...

Despite constant changes, Murray thrives for Norse

Despite constant changes, Murray thrives for Norse

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 28, 2017


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

Cole Murray has seen everything during his time as a member of the Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team. He endured the coaching change from Dave Bezold to John Brannen, played in two Division I conferences, switched from Nike to adidas and played on two different floor designs. “Everything I came into the ...

Free throws guide Norse to victory over Vikings

Free throws guide Norse to victory over Vikings

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU Norse men's basketball team hung on in the final minutes of regulation to beat Cleveland State 62-60 in Cleveland. NKU improves to 18-9 overall and 9-5 in Horizon League while Cleveland State falls to 8-19 and 4-11 in conference.  With the victory, the Norse are now tied for third in the Ho...

UC basketball is coming to BB&T Arena

UC basketball is coming to BB&T Arena

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Northern Kentucky University announced Friday night that the University of Cincinnati men’s basketball team will be playing its home games at BB&T Arena in the 2017-18 season. The Bearcats current home, Fifth Third Arena, will be undergoing renovations next season. “We are pleased to assist the ...

WATCH | NKU mens basketball vs Green Bay

WATCH | NKU mens basketball vs Green Bay

Tommy Bailey, Video Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports, Video

The NKU mens basketball team hosted the Green Bay Phoenix on Thursday, February 9th. The Norse jumped out to a large first half lead, but Green Bay battled back in the second half. NKU went on to win a hard fought victory with the final score 69-67. The Norse will host Horizon League opponent Milwaukee fo...

Norse set DI win record in victory over UIC

Norse set DI win record in victory over UIC

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team beat UIC 79-62 Friday night in Chicago to pick up their 14th win of the season, setting the new record for most wins in the Division I era. The win improves the Norse record to 5-4 in the Horizon League, while UIC falls to 4-4 in Horizon League play. The Norse shot 41 p...

Faulkner’s career day helps Norse end losing streak

Faulkner’s career day helps Norse end losing streak

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 22, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball broke their three game losing streak Sunday afternoon, beating Detroit Mercy 101-87. The Norse improve to 13-8 on the season and 4-4 in the Horizon League while Detroit Mercy falls to 4-16 and 2-6 in the Horizon League. "I'm proud of all our guys," head coach John Brannen...

Turnovers, cold shooting extend Norse losing streak

Turnovers, cold shooting extend Norse losing streak

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

NKU fell to Oakland 79-70 Friday night in BB&T Arena. The Norse fall to 12-8 and 3-4 in Horizon League while Oakland improves to 15-5 and 5-2 in the Horizon League. This extends the Norse losing streak to three games, after dropping both road games last week. "Three losses in a row is definitely ...

Turnovers doom Norse in Green Bay

Turnovers doom Norse in Green Bay

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 10, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team lost 80-71 to Green Bay Tuesday night. The Norse fall to 12-5 on the season and 3-2 in Horizon League play, while the Phoenix remain a perfect 4-0 in conference play.   It was a tale of two halves for the Norse. In the first half, the Norse shot 45 percent from the field...

Williams, Murray carry Norse to fifth straight win

Williams, Murray carry Norse to fifth straight win

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 18, 2016


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

The NKU Norse beat Eastern Washington 70-48 Sunday afternoon in BB&T Arena for their fifth straight win. The Norse improve to 8-3 while the Eagles fall to 8-3 on the season. The Norse defense smothered an Eagle offense that averages 82 points per game, holding them to 32 percent shooting for the...

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