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Norse attempt comeback in ninth, fall short against Raiders

Norse attempt comeback in ninth, fall short against Raiders

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 29, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team fell to Wright State 5-3 in game two of the three game series, sealing a series loss. The Norse fall to 15-27 on the season and 8-10 in conference play while the Raiders improve to 28-12 on the season and 15-3 in conference play. Dizzy Peyton continued to fill the role of head c...

Flyers offense too much for Norse to handle

Flyers offense too much for Norse to handle

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

The NKU Norse fell to the Dayton Flyers in Dayton in both games of a double header Tuesday afternoon. The Norse fall to 13-33 on the season while the Flyers improve to 27-21 on the season. The Norse will look ahead to a critical Horizon League matchup with Green Bay, who currently sit in last place in ...

Women’s golf falls just short in Horizon League tournament

Women’s golf falls just short in Horizon League tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Golf, Sports

After leading through 15 holes on the final day, the NKU Norse women’s golf team settled for third place in the Horizon League tournament with a three day score of 935. They fell to eventual winner Cleveland State by seven strokes and were just four strokes behind second place Youngstown State. ...

Norse hold on to earn double header split with UIC

Norse hold on to earn double header split with UIC

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 23, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team earned a double header split against the UIC Flames Sunday afternoon. The Norse improve to 15-24 and 8-8 in Horizon League play while UIC falls to just 28-9 and 15-3 in league play. "I thought we played really well. We had our chances," head coach Todd Asalon said. "Game two we bo...

Gleason picks up 100th career win as Norse avoid sweep against CSU

Gleason picks up 100th career win as Norse avoid sweep against CSU

Kevin Carey, Contributor

April 22, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State took to the field one more time to wrap up a three-game series on a cold and windy Saturday afternoon. The game was moved from noon to 1 p.m. due to inclement weather. The Norse picked up the 4-2 win, avoiding a three game sweep.  The Norse improve to 13-31 overal...

Softball steals a Saturday victory against UIC

Softball steals a Saturday victory against UIC

Cole Grecco, News Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

Over the weekend the Norse softball team traveled to Chicago to play three games against the University of Illinois-Chicago, two of which in a doubleheader on Saturday. The Norse ended the series 1-2, grabbing their win in the second game on Saturday with a 4-3 victory. Friday, April 14: NKU 0 UIC ...

Norse offense slows against top seeded Flames

Norse offense slows against top seeded Flames

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team was swept by UIC over the weekend, falling to 12-22 on the season and 6-6 in Horizon League play. The Flames improve to 24-8 and 13-2 in the Horizon League.  The Norse remain in third place in the Horizon League while UIC remains in second place, only because Wright State has...

Norse split double header with Morehead State

Norse split double header with Morehead State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 5, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

The NKU Norse split a double header with Morehead State on Tuesday afternoon. The Norse fell in game one 4-2 but came back in game to and got the victory 4-3. The Norse record is now 8-23. The Norse will head to Detroit for a weekend series with the Titans Game 1: MSU 4 NKU 2 Morehead State scored...

Norse comeback attempt falls short in Horizon League tournament

Norse comeback attempt falls short in Horizon League tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 3, 2017


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

The NKU women's basketball team fell to UIC 72-60 in the first round of the Horizon League tournament at Joe Louis Arena. The Norse end their season at 9-22, while UIC will advance to face Wright State tomorrow in the second round of the tournament. After being down 33-26 at halftime, the Norse gav...

Terry’s big night not enough to take down Vikings

Terry’s big night not enough to take down Vikings

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 19, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The NKU women's basketball team fell to Cleveland State 77-58 Saturday afternoon in Cleveland. The Norse fall to 8-19 on the season and 4-11 in the Horizon League while Cleveland State improves to 13-14 overall and 8-8 in Horizon League play. NKU kept the game close in the first half with their thr...

Norse fall to Penguins in final road game

Norse fall to Penguins in final road game

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 19, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team fell to Youngstown State 81-77 Saturday night. The Norse fall to 18-10 overall and 9-6 in the Horizon League while the Penguins improve to 11-8 overall and 5-11 in league play. The loss drops the Norse back to fifth place in the Horizon League standings behind Wr...

Green Bay opens title defense with win over NKU

Green Bay opens title defense with win over NKU

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief

December 29, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Perennial Horizon League power Green Bay shot 52 percent from the floor Thursday night, defeating the NKU women's basketball team 70-39. After NKU opened the game leading 5-2, the Phoenix closed the first quarter on a 15-0 run. As the second quarter began, Green Bay expanded ...

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