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NKU v WSU: Who will end on top?

Graphic with The Northerner logo, NKU Norse logo, The Wright State Guardian logo and Wright State athletics logo in all four corners.

Sierra Newton and Makenzie Hoeferlin

January 24, 2020

Wright State University (WSU) and Northern Kentucky University (NKU) hold the most intense rivalry in the Horizon League, starting in 2015 when NKU joined the league. NKU and WSU have fought back and forth for years, taking turns earning Horizon League titles and going to the NCAA championships. This intense, long-term rivalry began in July of 2015 when it was announced that NKU would be joining the Horizon League.

NKU Volleyball ends season in 3-0 sweep against Michigan

Laura Crawford (12) reacts after the conclusion of the the game against Michigan. The Norse fell in the first round of the NCAA tournament 3-0 against Michigan in Lexington.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

December 6, 2019

NKU's volleyball team ended their season Friday night against the University of Michigan 3-0, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Norse end their season 19-13 overall.

March Madness: Expert takes, odds, French connections and more

Jalen Tate (11) reacts during the final seconds of the final game of the Horizon League Tournament against Wright State. NKU defeated Wright State 77-66.

Sam Rosenstiel and Sierra Newton, Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor

March 22, 2019

It might be a longshot, but that would make an upset that much sweeter. The 14-seeded NKU Norse are taking the fight to Tulsa against 3-seed Texas Tech Red Raiders today at 1:30 p.m. in the school’s second March Madness appearance since entering Division I. But how likely are the Norse to win? We ...

March Madness: Questions you’re too scared to ask your hoops fan friends

NKU players hold the sign showing their inclusion in the NCAA Basketball Tournament. NKU defeated Wright State during the final round of the Horizon League Tournament 77-66.

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2019

Wait—why is the basketball team going dancing? Who says Northern Kentucky is in the “West”? Are we really playing in Oklahoma? NKU is set for its second March Madness in three seasons this Friday, but if you’re not a regular college hoops fan, you probably have some questions before the first...

Former NKU basketball standout joins European pro team

Jordan Garnett (1) is introduced before the game against Cleveland State at Little Caesars Arena.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

August 25, 2018

Former NKU men's basketball standout Jordan Garnett has signed to play his rookie season overseas in Cyprus Division A with Omonia Nicosia.

Preview: NKU takes on Wright State and a way-too-early look at ‘bracketology’

Jalen Tate (5) talks in the huddle before the home game against IUPUI.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 11, 2018

Northern Kentucky men’s basketball welcomes Wright State into BB&T Arena at 7 p.m. Thursday night. The winner will remain undefeated in conference play and hold sole possession of first place in the Horizon League.

Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Carson Williams fights his way through Bam Adebayo to score. He finished with 21 points

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 18, 2017

The University of Kentucky got the victory over Northern Kentucky University Friday night, but not before they came face to face with last year's Mr. Kentucky Basketball. Carson Williams was a workhorse in the match up with the Wildcats, scoring 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds against a long Ke...

Norse bid for an upset falls short against Kentucky

Lavone Holland (30) throws down a thunderous dunk during Friday's NCAA tournament game against Kentucky.

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- Northern Kentucky made the nation take notice, but it could not pull the monumental upset. A 13-0 run late in the first half gave Kentucky the breathing room it needed, as the Wildcats defeated the Norse 79-70 Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “We knew we had a tremendous challe...

Halftime: Kentucky surges to lead over Norse

Lavone Holland (30) throws down a thunderous dunk during Friday's NCAA tournament game against Kentucky.

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kentucky's potent offense helped the Wildcats take a 38-24 lead over Northern Kentucky at halftime of Friday's NCAA South Regional first round game in Indianapolis. NKU started off well, taking an early 7-6 lead before Kentucky surged ahead. The Wildcats increased their lead to 23-...

Column: Win or Lose, NKU winners no matter what

The Norse warm up for practice on Wednesday ahead of their trip to Indianapolis

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 17, 2017

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...

OPINION: Just discovered NKU? 10 totally serious facts you need to know

A different view of Griffin Hall that most have not seen yet. The construction is set to be complete in the summer of 2018.

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

March 16, 2017

Editor’s Note: Because so many people are discovering Northern Kentucky University for the first time this week, we here at The Northerner (who, by the way, have covered every NKU basketball game this season and have sat alone in many postgame press conferences as the only external media outlet) felt ...

WATCH: Get ready for the big game: NKU vs. UK

WATCH: Get ready for the big game: NKU vs. UK

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 16, 2017

A look at the Wildcats Kentucky is currently ranked fifth in the nation by the Associated Press with a 26-5 record in the regular season. The Wildcats won the SEC regular season and postseason championship, beating Arkansas on Sunday to claim their 30th SEC championship. The Wildcats are ranked fift...

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