The Northerner

Norse take off their dancing shoes as NCAA tournament canceled nationwide

Jalen Tate (11) argues with a referee about a call during the final game of the Horizon League Tournament against UIC. The Norse defeated UIC 71-62 and have now secured a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 12, 2020

The NCAA cancelled the men’s and women’s Division I basketball championships on Thursday afternoon, as well as all remaining winter and spring championship events.  The decision comes after the global pandemic of COVID-19, known as coronavirus, in the U.S., and the country’s growing need to pract...

NKU men’s basketball ends regular season second in the Horizon League, 64-62

Dantez Walton (32) talks with Men's Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn  during a free throw during the game against Wright State. The Norse fell to Wright State 64-62 during the final home game of the season.

Matthew Dietz, Contributor

February 29, 2020

The Wright State Raiders men’s basketball team defeated the Northern Kentucky Norse 64-62 on Friday night, writing another chapter in what has become a storied rivalry in the Horizon League.  With the victory, Wright State has clinched the regular-season championship in the Horizon League standings, earning the number-one seed in the Horizon League Tournament.

Big changes are coming to 2019-20 Basketball Season

Dantez Walton (32) shoots during the final game of the Horizon League Tournament against Wright State. Walton shot 5-of-11 on the night and had 15 points.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

The NKU Men’s basketball team not only has a new look to them this upcoming season, but new rules, according to NCAA.

Post-McDonald Era: Pressure is off, opportunity to build

NKU players reacts after a score by the Norse  during the game against UC Clermont. The Norse defeated UC Clermont 55-105.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

The past three years for NKU men’s basketball program have been history-making, with two trips to the NCAA tournament (2017, 2019) and one trip to the NIT (2018). The Norse are focused on improving from those seasons with new coaching staff, a new style of play and four players returning out of last season’s starting five. 

Women’s Volleyball: NKU loses 5 setter to Oakland

Women’s Volleyball: NKU loses 5 setter to Oakland

Elizabeth Glancy, Contributor

October 10, 2019

NKU volleyball falls 2-3 (22-25, 28-26, 25-20, 18-25, 15-13) against the Oakland Grizzlies on Wednesday just after being ranked 44th on the NCAA Ratings Percentage Index—The highest ranking in school history as well as highest in the Horizon League. The Norse drop to 10-7 overall and 3-2 in the Horizon League. They finished with 69 kills, 117 digs and hit .194%.

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...

Norse to take on Bearcats as game attendance soars

Drew McDonald (34) goes up for a shot during the game against Louisville, March 13 2018.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

August 17, 2018

Norse men's basketball will start a four-game home-and-home series with the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, beginning in the 2018-19 season.

Norse escape Detroit thanks to last second basket

Drew McDonald (34) claps after a score by NKU.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 7, 2018

A Lavone Holland two-point jumper lifted the Northern Kentucky men's basketball team over Detroit Mercy 56-54 on the road Sunday afternoon.

BREAKING: NKU to play Kentucky in NCAA Tournament

The Norse anxiously watch the selection show as they wait for their name to be called.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 12, 2017

In the last five years a 15-seed has beaten a 2-seed four times in the NCAA Tournament. The NKU Norse will have a chance to be the fifth team to do that this year.  After winning the Horizon League tournament on Tuesday, the NKU men's basketball team have earned the right to play the University of...

Norse fall short in first NCAA Tournament appearence

Jessica Frey scored the game winning goal in the 1-0 victory against Wright State in the Horizon League playoffs

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 12, 2016

West Virginia did to the NKU Norse what they did to every Big 12 opponent during the regular season: post a shutout. NKU fell to first seeded West Virginia 3-0 at Dick Dlesk Stadium in their first NCAA Tournament appearance. The Horizon League tournament champions end their season with 13-7-1 while Wes...

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