The Northerner

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

Katelyn Newton heads a ball up the field against Milwaukee. Newton and the Norse fell to the Panthers 1-0

Austin Elmore, Contributor

October 29, 2016

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

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

Alwin Komolong attempts a bicycle kick in Wednesday's game against UC.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 22, 2016

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

The Norse volleyball team raises their hands in celebration after scoring a point. Creamer (14) won Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week while Lauren Hurley (6) won Defensive Player of the Week.

Trevor Holzschuh, Contributor

October 15, 2016

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...

Inaugural gala raises over $100K for athletics

NKU men's basketball coach John Brannen (left) and University of Cincinnati basketball legend Oscar Robertson (right) chat during the

Natalie Meyer, Reporter

October 10, 2016

During the VIP reception at the first “Night with the Norse” gala, Mackenzie Laumann began handing out yellow bracelets to anyone who would be participating in an activity later in the evening. Laumann, a senior on the woman’s golf team, has been a development intern in the athletic departmen...

“Process” continues as Norse draw with CSU

Liam Evans tries to get past a BSGU defender during NKU's 2-1 loss.

October 8, 2016

The season continues to be a process for the NKU men's soccer team, as the Norse continue to search for their first win of the season after playing Cleveland State to a 0-0 tie. "Slowly but surely we are starting to get a little bit more consistency," Head Coach John Basalyga said. "We are still mak...

GALLERY: Newton extends scoring streak in Norse victory

Macy Hamblin embraces Jessica Frey after Frey scored the game winning goal in the 80th minute.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 8, 2016

The Norse women's soccer team beat Youngstown State 3-2 on a windy Saturday afternoon at NKU Soccer Stadium, after giving up a two goal lead. This is the fourth Horizon League win for the Norse, bringing their league record to 4-1 and their overall record to 8-5. Youngstown State drops to 2-10 on the season a...

What do you think of Victor’s new look?

What do you think of Victor’s new look?

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 4, 2016

His face has changed the most. The new Victor E. Viking has a smile that is less sinister, eyes that are wider and eyebrows that are not furrowed. After 11 years, NKU’s mascot got a $10,000 makeover thanks to the digital printing company Olympus Group, making him look more friendly and less fierce. ...

Norse lose third straight Horizon League game

Tristen Simpson hits a ball through the arms of a would-be Cleveland State blocker. Simpson recorded 18 blocks in the match but the Norse would end up losing.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 30, 2016

The Norse volleyball team pushed the preseason Horizon League favorite Cleveland State Vikings to five sets, but in the end lost to the Vikings 3-2 (25-20, 20-25, 25-20, 19-25, 15-12). The Norse fall to 6-8 on the season, will the Vikings improve to 11-4. The Norse have dropped three straight Hori...

GALLERY:Norse get revenge in win against Oakland

Payton Naylor races down the field during a 2-1 win against Oakland

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 28, 2016

  The NKU womens’ soccer team got its revenge on Wednesday night, beating the defending Horizon League champion Oakland Grizzlies 2-1. The win brings the Norse record back above .500 to 6-5, while the Grizzlies fall to 4-7-1. "It was sweet," midfielder Katelyn Newton said. "We worked really hard for...

GALLERY: Men break losing streak behind freshman Betz: Draw with UC

Alwin Komolong attempts a bicycle kick in Wednesday's game against UC.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 28, 2016

The men's soccer team played arguably their best game of the season, and it came against the 28th ranked team in the nation in RPI. The Norse played the Cincinnati Bearcats to a 0-0 tie in double overtime. This is the second time the Norse have tied this season, making their record 0-8-2 on the season, w...

Hard work and heart set her apart

Hurley leads the Norse in digs with 221 digs so far this season.

Trevor Holzschuh, Contributor

September 27, 2016

After an action-packed two days, nobody would fault Lauren Hurley for spending the three hour long bus ride back from the Morehead Invitational celebrating with teammates or even taking a nap. After all, she had just finished one of the most successful tournaments of her NKU career. Hurley broke the schoo...

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