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

The exterior of BB&T Arena.
The decision comes from the Horizon League Board of Directors
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 MBB game postponed due to positive COVID-19 test

NKU is pausing basketball activities until further notice.
Norse were scheduled to play at Chattanooga on Saturday
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...

NKU basketball speaks on systemic racism, reflects on change

Chalk writing leftover from a protest against the Breonna Taylor court decision.
NKU athletes reflect on using their platform to make a difference
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...

After 50 years, NKU athletics continues to thrive

Regents Hall serves as a multi-purpose venue for athletics and other events on campus
NKU is celebrating the 50th anniversary of athletics in 2020
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...

Fall sports delayed to October 1

The exterior of BB&T Arena.
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
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...

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.
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.
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.
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.
Drew McDonald finished two rebounds shy of the Norse's all-time rebound record of 859, held by LaRon Moore since 1997
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...

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.
The Cold Spring, Kentucky native is currently second all-time in rebounds with 850, 10 away from setting a new Norse career mark
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...

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

Tyler Sharpe (15) reacts after a play during the game against UMBC.
The senior forward (McDonald) is 10 rebounds shy of passing LaRon Moore's (NKU) all-time rebound record of 859
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...

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