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Kansas players celebrate after a college basketball game against North Carolina in the finals of the Mens Final Four NCAA tournament, Monday, April 4, 2022, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Reflecting on a March Madness for the ages

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor April 5, 2022

Kevin Harlan said it best at the outset of the 2016 NCAA Tournament.  “Welcome to the Big Dance. This tournament is so. Much. Fun.”  Boy was it ever. It’s been three years since college basketball...

NKU Sports Talk Radio Show Episode 11

NKU Sports Talk Radio Show Episode 11

Northerner Staff March 29, 2022

In Episode 11 of the NKU Sports Talk Radio Show, the group discusses the upcoming Final Four for both the men's and women's NCAA Tournaments. They also discuss the new NFL overtime rules in the playoffs,...

NKU Sports Talk Radio Show: Episode 10

NKU Sports Talk Radio Show: Episode 10

Northerner Staff March 22, 2022

In Episode 10 of the NKU Sports Talk Radio Show, Brendan, Justis and Noah react to the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, including the St. Peter's Peacocks and their improbable run to their Sweet...

Virginia Tech celebrates after winning the NCAA college basketball championship game against Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference mens tournament, Saturday, March 12, 2022, in New York. Virginia Tech won, 82-67. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

2022 NCAA Tournament Preview

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor March 14, 2022

For the first time in three years, a sense of normalcy returns to the NCAA Tournament. First weekend games in eight different cities, stadiums full of fans, and a Final Four in New Orleans for the first...

NKU President Ken Bothof gives his remarks during the press conference for the welcoming of the new Mens Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn.

Breaking: NKU Vice President and Director of Athletics Ken Bothof will retire June 30

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief January 5, 2022

NKU Vice President and Director of Athletics Ken Bothof will retire effective June 30, 2022, a press release from NKU Athletics announced on Wednesday morning. Bothof’s retirement will conclude a...

Members of the NKU volleyball team during the Norse 3-2 loss to Wright State on Friday.

Norse volleyball loses heartbreaker in Horizon League championship

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor November 21, 2021

Playing in their third Horizon League tournament championship in four years, the NKU volleyball team faced upset-minded UIC with an NCAA Tournament berth on the line. The Norse advanced to the final after...

Members of the Baylor mens basketball team celebrate a National Championship game win over Gonzaga on Monday, April 5. The Bears won the 2021 championship over the Bulldogs, 86-70.

In appreciation of the NCAA Tournament

Brendan Connelly, Reporter April 8, 2021

It is regarded by many as the greatest sporting event on Earth, and each March that claim is substantiated time and again. There are not enough words or emotions to encapsulate these three weeks in March...

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

NKU v WSU: Who will end on top?

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.
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.

NKU Volleyball ends season in 3-0 sweep against Michigan

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.
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.

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

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...

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.

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

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,...

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

Former NKU basketball standout joins European pro team

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.
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