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#Norse Notebook: Evaluating the Norse bench

#Norse Notebook: Evaluating the Norse bench

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 8, 2018


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

While I was working on my story about the NKU women’s basketball team defeating nationally ranked Green Bay at the end of last December, Tyler Sharpe took the floor with a team manager and began his pregame shooting routine. The guard from Mt. Washington, KY moved around the floor and shot from eac...

GALLERY: Norse recover after Oakland loss; crush Detroit Mercy

GALLERY: Norse recover after Oakland loss; crush Detroit Mercy

Lilly Brown, Contributor

January 29, 2018


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

Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team defeated Detroit Mercy 72-44 Sunday afternoon in BB&T Arena. The win pushes NKU’s record to 15-7 with a conference record of 8-2. They are currently second place in the Horizon League behind Wright State. Detroit drops their record to 6-17 with a reco...

Norse finish Wisconsin road trip with victory over Green Bay

Norse finish Wisconsin road trip with victory over Green Bay

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 21, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team defeated Green Bay 77-65 in Green Bay Saturday afternoon. The Norse improve to 14-6 and 7-1 in Horizon League play while the Phoenix fall to 8-15 and 3-7 in conference play. Four Norse finished in double figure scoring, including Lavone Holland II, who scored 16 points...

McDonald, Williams score over 20 in loss to UMBC

McDonald, Williams score over 20 in loss to UMBC

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 17, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team fell to UMBC 76-75 in Baltimore Sunday afternoon. The Norse are now 7-4 on the season while the Retrievers are 8-4 on the season. Drew McDonald led the way for NKU with 24 points and 11 rebounds while Carson Williams scored 21 points and grabbed f...

ETSU gets revenge, defeat Norse in second match-up of the season

ETSU gets revenge, defeat Norse in second match-up of the season

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

East Tennessee State took their revenge on the NKU men's basketball team Wednesday night, defeating the Norse 84-71 in Johnson City. The Norse fall to 6-3 on the season while the Bucs improve to 5-3.  Carson Williams scored 22 points on 76 percent shooting for NKU. Drew McDonald added 10 points an...

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...

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