The Northerner

Empty seats inside BB&T Arena.

How NKU Athletics has been hit by the pandemic financially

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor May 2, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that began to spread across the United States and the rest of the world last year, the NCAA experienced a $600 million drop in revenue from 2019, due in large part to the cancellation...

Miranda Wucherer (5) sets the ball during NKU's match against Cleveland State.

NKU Volleyball earns sweep over Cleveland State

Team earned their first two wins of the season against CSU
Kaycee Sloan, Assistant Sports Editor February 10, 2021

First Match  The Northern Kentucky women’s volleyball team earned their first sweep of the season against the Cleveland State Vikings. The NKU Volleyball team returned to Regents Hall on Monday for...

The exterior of BB&T Arena.

NKU MBB and WBB will play remainder of the 2020-21 season without fans at games

The decision comes from the Horizon League Board of Directors
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor January 8, 2021

On Friday, the Horizon League Board of Directors announced that it has made the decision to hold the remaining Horizon League men’s and women’s basketball games without spectators in attendance at...

NKU is pausing basketball activities until further notice.

NKU MBB game postponed due to positive COVID-19 test

Norse were scheduled to play at Chattanooga on Saturday
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor November 27, 2020

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball program has paused all activities after a positive COVID-19 test was detected within their Tier 1 personnel, which is made up of student-athletes, coaches and essential...

Chalk writing leftover from a protest against the Breonna Taylor court decision.

NKU basketball speaks on systemic racism, reflects on change

NKU athletes reflect on using their platform to make a difference
Brendan Connelly, Contributor November 2, 2020

In recent months, there have been many senseless acts of violence against Black people in the United States that have sparked protests in cities across the country. These protests have led to discussions...

Regents Hall serves as a multi-purpose venue for athletics and other events on campus

After 50 years, NKU athletics continues to thrive

NKU is celebrating the 50th anniversary of athletics in 2020
John Dettor, Contributor October 27, 2020

As Northern Kentucky University tries to navigate this health crisis, it also is celebrating. It is celebrating 50 years of NKU Athletics, and there are a few accolades to celebrate. Two national championships...

The exterior of BB&T Arena.

Fall sports delayed to October 1

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor July 16, 2020

On Thursday, the Horizon League Council officially decided to postpone the beginning of fall sports competition until October 1. The League and its Council members came to the decision with the interest...

New MBB coach wants ‘a thousand students in the gym’

The Northerner takes the court to hear more about Coach Horn’s first summer in
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor August 23, 2019

Head men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn is looking to make NKU the hardest place to play in the Horizon League. Through the summer, he’s prepared his team to play a more competitive schedule, and wants...

Chris Vogt (33) goes up for a shot during the Horizon League Tournament game against Detroit Mercy. Vogt shot 7-of-10 on the night and had 16 points.

Center Chris Vogt transferring from NKU

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor May 10, 2019
The 7'1 center from Mayfield, KY is leaving NKU's men's basketball team.
NKU Basketball Players cheer after the announcement of them recieving the 14th seed in the West region of the NCAA Tournament. The Norse will face No. 3 Texas Tech in the opening round.

March Madness: “Christmas for any fan”

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 17, 2019
NKU men's basketball team will face third seeded Texas Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 22. NKU Athletics held a Selection Sunday announcement party for NKU students, alumni, and fans of the community.
Macy Wright started playing golf, competitively, in sixth grade.

‘Perfect athlete’: A Norse golfer’s integrity on the green

Jasmine Smart, Reporter March 7, 2019
Macy Wright is exceptional on and off the golf course. As her senior year comes to a close, people close to her reflect on the impact she’s had on them and what made her such a great student.
Drew McDonald (34) reacts to a foul on the court during the game against UC. McDonald had 3 fouls on the night and had only 8 points on the game.

NKU falls to UC on the road, 78-65

Drew McDonald finished two rebounds shy of the Norse's all-time rebound record of 859, held by LaRon Moore since 1997
Mike Canizales, Sports Editor December 5, 2018

It only took 30 years for NKU and the University of Cincinnati to renew their rivalry on the basketball court, but in front of a crowd of over 11,000 at Fifth Third Arena, the Bearcats coasted to a...

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