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Regents Hall is already the home to women’s volleyball and will soon become the hub for men’s volleyball in the 2025-26 school year.

What it takes to start six new sports at NKU

Emily Sisk, Managing Editor January 29, 2024

Northern Kentucky University will see a sprawl of new Division I sports teams beginning in the fall, marking the first additions since 1997.  Five new programs will begin in the 2024-25 school...

Stock image of NKU Womens Soccer player with northerner logo and SPORTS overlayed on top of it.

Terry Gruelle: Fostering a love of NKU women’s soccer for over 20 seasons

Hailey Roden, Photo Editor January 13, 2024

Imagine having two careers that make people smile, literally and figuratively.  That’s the reality for Terry Gruelle, who has a knack for creating beautiful smiles, both as an orthodontist and an...

NKU basketball takes down the Youngstown State Penguins.

Men’s basketball starts 2024 with a win

Torie Houston, Sports Editor January 5, 2024

A game-winning three-point shot from Marques Warrick led the NKU Norse to take down Youngstown State Thursday night. This is the first game at home since the injury of junior Sam Vinson. With a tough loss...

NKU to add six new sports programs

NKU to add six new sports programs

Mildred Nguyen, Managing Editor November 8, 2023

The Board of Regents voted 7-3 to approve the addition of six new varsity sports to NKU Athletics’ Division I roster at their Nov. 8 meeting. The new programs include men’s and women’s swim teams...

NKU Men’s Soccer swept by dominant IUPUI

NKU Men’s Soccer swept by dominant IUPUI

Emmanuelle Hewson, Sports Editor October 15, 2023

The NKU Men’s Soccer team was defeated 0-3 by the Jaguars Saturday night. The match was the most physical of the conference season, with seven yellow cards issued and 40 fouls—20 per team. IUPUI...

Pink Night: Norse Volleyball defeat Purdue Fort Wayne in straight sets

Pink Night: Norse Volleyball defeat Purdue Fort Wayne in straight sets

Emmanuelle Hewson, Sports Editor October 14, 2023

The NKU Volleyball team swept the Mastodons in a dominant conference home game Friday night. The “Dig Pink Night” took place in support of the continuing fight to find a cure for breast cancer and...

NKUs current tennis courts.

Building boom for NKU Athletics

Emmanuelle Hewson, Sports Editor September 20, 2023

The NKU Norse begin their 2023-24 season by introducing some new athletic facilities. Volleyball, golf and soccer will see the addition of a new volleyball court, golf swing simulators and hospitality...

Anna Burke in action serving at Friday nights game.

Norse Volleyball sell-out opening match vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

Emmanuelle Hewson, Sports Editor August 26, 2023

The NKU Volleyball team opened their 2023 campaign on their brand new court by hosting No. 14 seed Ohio State in a sell-out match Friday night.   The Buckeyes gained a big lead early in the first...

Pictured left to right: Madison Garrott, Rachel Everson and Alyssa Mathews at Victors 2022.

Celebrating Black History Month with athletic academic advisor Alyssa Mathews

Emmanuelle Hewson, Reporter February 28, 2023

Alyssa Mathews, a native of Mentor, a city in the Cleveland metropolitan area, has been working at NKU since fall 2019. She gained both her bachelor’s degree in athletic training and master's in...

Liam McFadden-Ackman turns on a pitch for his second grand slam in the first inning of Sunday afternoon’s win for the Norse. The junior infielder went 5-for-6 with 10 runs batted in and hit for the cycle in the 27-4 rout of Western Michigan.

McFadden-Ackman’s historic performance headlines baseball’s sweep of Western Michigan

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor February 28, 2023

Coming into the 2023 baseball season, there were some questions raised as to whether or not NKU’s offensive prowess would be where it was just a year ago due to key departures throughout the lineup....

NKU head coach Stu Riddle speaks to the media following NKUs 2-1 loss to Wright State.

Stu Riddle resigns as head coach of Northern Kentucky men’s soccer

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2021

Stu Riddle has announced that he is stepping down as head coach of the Northern Kentucky men’s soccer program, according to a press release from NKU Athletics. Beginning with his first season with...

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