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International talent jumpstarts Norse rebuilding process

International talent jumpstarts Norse rebuilding process

Kevin Carey, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Currently sitting at 6-4-4, the NKU Men’s Soccer team is on pace for a record year. With a new coach at the helm and nearly half the team made up of international students, the Norse have accumulated five more wins than last season and are only two wins shy of the 2015 season. With half the team ...

Late goal pushes Grizzlies past Norse

Late goal pushes Grizzlies past Norse

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 7, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men's soccer team fell to Oakland Saturday afternoon 2-1 at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The game was moved from a 7 p.m. start time to a 4:30 p.m. start time due to potential threat of thunderstorms in the Northern Kentucky area. The Norse fall to 6-3-3 on the season and 2-2-1 in league play wh...

Born to Play: Wlademir Babaew’s Journey to NKU

Born to Play: Wlademir Babaew’s Journey to NKU

Kelly Salerno, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Wlademir Babaew, an NKU men’s soccer team member, has brought his athletic prowess overseas; born in Russia, his family later moved to Germany before he eventually came to the United States. A sophomore defender, Babaew began the game at the age of four as a child in Russia and realized his passion ...

Norse draw Marshall 2-2

Norse draw Marshall 2-2

Austin Elmore, Contributor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU men’s soccer team played to a 2-2 draw against Marshall on Wednesday night at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The draw brings the Norse to 4-1-3 on the year, while Marshall moves to 5-2-1. “Really pleased,” Head Coach Stu Riddle said. “I thought we showed a lot of character there against ...

Moyes scores first goal in Norse victory

Moyes scores first goal in Norse victory

Tommy Bailey, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

  The NKU men’s soccer team hosted the Dayton Flyers on a rainy Wednesday night, and won 1-0 for their fourth win this season and third consecutive shutout.  The win came behind a strong performance from the Norse goal keeper Jim Barkei, who recorded three saves, including two that were crucial...

Suchecki’s goal carries Norse over Belmont

Suchecki’s goal carries Norse over Belmont

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Northern Kentucky men's soccer team defeated Belmont 1-0 on Saturday night at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The Norse have now tripled their win total from last season and improve 3-1-1 on the season while Belmont falls to 1-1-2. During the week, head coach Stu Riddle told his team, especially the inter...

First half goals guide Norse past Fort Wayne

First half goals guide Norse past Fort Wayne

Kevin Carey, Reporter

August 31, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU Norse men’s soccer game grabbed their second home victory of the season Thursday night win a 2-1 win over the Fort Wayne Mastodons. The Norse improve to 2-1-0 on the season. The game was supposed to be played on Friday September 1st but was moved up a day as the remnants of Hurricane Harv...

New look Norse look to move forward in 2017

New look Norse look to move forward in 2017

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Stu Riddle is used to taking over less than stellar men’s soccer programs. In 2009, Riddle became head coach for a Western Michigan program that won three games in 2008. In 2013, he took the head coaching job at Buffalo for a team that won five games in 2012. Riddle was able to lead both programs t...

Men’s Soccer to host FC Cincinnati reserves in preseason match

Men’s Soccer to host FC Cincinnati reserves in preseason match

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men's soccer team will host the FC Cincinnati reserves on August 16 at 7 p.m. at the NKU Soccer Stadium. Admission is free for all NKU students, faculty and staff while general admission is $10. "I’d like to thank the staff of FC Cincinnati for giving us this wonderful opportunity and bei...

The John Basalyga story: Part Two

The John Basalyga story: Part Two

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Basalyga sat in his office in 1979. He was also the quarterback coach  for the Turpin football team and the baseball coach at the time. The phone rang in his office and at the other end of the line he hears the voice of the athletic director. “He says to me ‘It says here on your resume that you play...

Riddle named men’s soccer coach

Riddle named men’s soccer coach

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

The NKU athletic department announced on Monday that former University of Buffalo head coach Stu Riddle will become the next men’s soccer coach. Riddle will become the fourth soccer coach in the history of NKU. He replaces John Basalyga who announced his retirement in December. “I would like to than...

Men’s Soccer ends season with a loss

Men’s Soccer ends season with a loss

Andrew Kell, Reporter

November 6, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Norse men's soccer team lost 2-1 to Green Bay Friday night, finishing their season with a 1-13-4 record overall. The Norse are not eligible for the Horizon League tournament. The Phoenix outshot the Norse 11-7 while both teams posted two saves a piece. Jared Leyland had two saves for the Norse i...

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