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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 ...

Norse end losing streak against Arkansas State

Norse end losing streak against Arkansas State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 21, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The NKU Norse women's basketball team defeated Arkansas State 83-78 in the second game of the Puerto Rico Classic in Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon. The Norse advance to 3-8 on the season while Arkansas State falls to 2-9. The Norse offense was clicking in this game, shooting 54 percent from the field...

NKU women’s soccer fall to Valparaiso, clinch third seed in tournament

NKU women’s soccer fall to Valparaiso, clinch third seed in tournament

Austin Elmore, Contributor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU women's soccer team fell to Horizon League foe Valparaiso 2-1 in the regular season finale on Friday night at the NKU Soccer Stadium. NKU’s finished the regular season with a 10-6-1 record. A Norse win and a Milwaukee loss would have given the Norse the number one seed in the upcoming tournament, an...

NKU alum calls mascot change ‘a shame’

NKU alum calls mascot change ‘a shame’

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports Features

NKU alum Steve Ruch remembers his friend, Mark Buerger, dressing up like a Norse and patrolling the sidelines during basketball games, long before Victor E. Viking made his first appearance on campus. Ruch said he has watched athletics grow with the size of the university, but he said he is not a ...

Komolong honored on senior night; Norse lose

Komolong honored on senior night; Norse lose

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 22, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men's soccer team was unable to find a win Saturday night, losing 1-0 to Detroit Mercy. The Norse fall to 1-11-3 while the Titans improve to 3-8-4. The Norse are officially eliminated from playoff contention with the loss.  "The kids fought hard. We just didn't have any finished product at the en...

Creamer, Hurley credit team for HLPOW awards

Creamer, Hurley credit team for HLPOW awards

Trevor Holzschuh, Contributor

October 15, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Volleyball

Coming off of a week in which the NKU Volleyball Team swept Valparaiso and Wright State 3-0, Keely Creamer and Lauren Hurley were just happy that their team was starting to hit its stride and string together some wins. What came next was just the icing on the cake. Creamer received the honor of being na...

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