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Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 18, 2017


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

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

Norse bid for an upset falls short against Kentucky

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2017


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

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

Halftime: Kentucky surges to lead over Norse

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2017


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

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

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...

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

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

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Student Voices, Viewpoints

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


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

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...

WATCH: Allegiances tested for UK fans in Norse Nation

WATCH: Allegiances tested for UK fans in Norse Nation

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

March 15, 2017


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

A simple stroll through the campus of Northern Kentucky University will reveal a wide variety of sports allegiances. While most students wear the apparel of the black and gold of the Norse, a large amount of students also wear the blue and white of the Kentucky Wildcats. Only 75 miles separate the sch...

Norse notebook: Raucous crowd propels Norse to victory

Norse notebook: Raucous crowd propels Norse to victory

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

DETROIT -- Prior to Tuesday’s Horizon League championship victory, NKU head coach John Brannen wondered how many people had turned out to support the Norse. “I was in the locker room; I came out with about three minutes to go before the game starts,” Brannen recalled. “I started to ask one of...

Norse fans gather to witness history

Norse fans gather to witness history

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

March 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Skyline Tavern was packed as Northern Kentucky University students, alumni and fans gathered to watch the NKU Norse win the Horizon League tournament, defeating the Milwaukee Panthers. As the night went on the venue became crowded with students watching the game and cheering on the Norse. Ethan...

Norse open with top-seeded West Virginia

Norse open with top-seeded West Virginia

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

As the final seconds ticked off the clock in the Horizon League championship Macy Hamblin could feel the excitement build in her, knowing she and her team had just upset the number one seed Milwaukee Panthers on their home turf. “In those last final seconds - it was just like -  we deserved to win,...

Norse women’s soccer to NCAA tourney

Norse women’s soccer to NCAA tourney

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 5, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

MILWAUKEE -- The NKU women's soccer team defeated Milwaukee Saturday night to win the Horizon League tournament, 3-2. With the win, the Norse win the automatic bid to the NCAA Division I women's soccer tournament. It is the first Division I NCAA bid in school history. NKU will find out where it wi...

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