The Northerner

Fall sports delayed to October 1

The exterior of BB&T Arena.

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 of protecting the health and safety of the student athletes, coaches and any other affiliates ...

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

Men's Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn (right) talks with NKU President Ashish Vaidya (left) prior to the first pitch at the Florence Freedom Baseball Game.

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 Norse Nation to match the energy.  “We need a thousand students in BB&T Arena,” Horn said. ...

Center Chris Vogt transferring from NKU

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.

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 10, 2019

The 7'1 center from Mayfield, KY is leaving NKU's men's basketball team.

March Madness: “Christmas for any fan”

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.

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.

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

Macy Wright started playing golf, competitively, in sixth grade.

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.

NKU falls to UC on the road, 78-65

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.

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 78-65 victory over the Norse on Tuesday night. “I thought we would come in here and compete a...

McDonald earns second Horizon League Co-Player of the Week honors

Drew McDonald (34) goes up for a shot during the game against Thomas More. McDonald had 14 points during the game.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018

After leading the Norse to back-to-back victories over Morehead State and UMBC last week, senior forward Drew McDonald was named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week, alongside Green Bay's ShanQuan Hemphill on Monday afternoon. This marks the second time this season and fifth time of his career th...

McDonald scores 21 to lead NKU past UMBC, 78-60

Tyler Sharpe (15) reacts after a play during the game against UMBC.

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

December 1, 2018

Fresh off his triple-double against Morehead State on Tuesday night, Horizon League preseason MVP Drew McDonald tallied 21 points and five rebounds to help the Norse past last year's NCAA Tournament darlings UMBC, 78-60 at BB&T Arena on Friday night. The Cold Spring, Kentucky native finished ...

McDonald named to the 2019 Lou Henson Award Watch List

Drew McDonald (34) shoots during the game against Coastal Carolina. McDonald shot 8-of-12 from the field on the night.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018

NKU senior standout Drew McDonald has been named to the 2018-19 Lou Henson Award Watch List for the second consecutive season. This award is presented to the nation's top mid-major player in Division I college basketball and will be presented at the College Insider awards event in April at the site of t...

Volleyball falls to Miami (OH) in first round of NIVC

Haley Libs (4) jumps to hit a ball during the game against Oakland. Libs had 14 kills during the game.

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

November 30, 2018

The NKU women’s volleyball team season ended in the first round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship, after being swept by Miami (OH) in three sets (25-14, 25-18, 25-22) on Thursday night. With the loss, the Norse end their 2018 season with a winning record of 21-10. Laura Crawford and Natali...

McDonald posts triple-double in win over Morehead State

Drew McDonald (34) goes up for a shot during the game against Thomas More. McDonald had 14 points during the game.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 28, 2018

It only took 6,506 days, but Craig Conley now has company in NKU's triple-double club, as Drew McDonald became the long-awaited second member on Tuesday night.

NKU drops fourth straight; lose to Austin Peay 52-48

Samari Mowbray (5) fights to shoot during the game against University of Pikeville.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 27, 2018

Despite holding Austin Peay to just 15-of-43 (34.9 percent) shooting, the NKU women’s basketball team fell to the Governors 52-48 on the road Monday night. With the loss, the Norse drop to 1-4 on the season, while the Governors improve to 3-3. Taylor Clos led the Norse with 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting, wh...

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