The Northerner

Inaugural gala raises over $100K for athletics

Inaugural gala raises over $100K for athletics

Natalie Meyer, Reporter

October 10, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

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

“Process” continues as Norse draw with CSU

October 8, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

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

GALLERY: Newton extends scoring streak in Norse victory

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 8, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

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


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

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

Norse lose third straight Horizon League game

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 30, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

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

GALLERY:Norse get revenge in win against Oakland

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

  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

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

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

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

Hard work and heart set her apart

Trevor Holzschuh, Contributor

September 27, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Volleyball

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...

GALLERY: Late goal leads to Norse demise

GALLERY: Late goal leads to Norse demise

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 24, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

It was another gut wrenching loss for Bob Sheehan and his women's soccer team. The difference just happened to be the opponent. The Norse were defeated by the Milwaukee Panthers in their first Horizon League home game, dropping their record to 5-5 on the season and 1-1 in league play. The Panthers...

Volleyball battles but drops first two league games

Volleyball battles but drops first two league games

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 24, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

League play has not started for the NKU Norse Volleyball Team, who dropped both of their weekend games against Milwaukee and Green Bay. The Norse fall back to .500 with the two losses. The Norse were able to battle Milwaukee to five sets but could not find their way past Milwaukee middle blocker Bridget ...

GALLERY: Ngatcha and Raiders prove to be too much for Norse

GALLERY: Ngatcha and Raiders prove to be too much for Norse

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 24, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The ride continues to be a rough one for the men's soccer team, as the team lost it's eighth straight game on Saturday evening, falling 4-0 to Wright State. Head Coach John Basalyga is trying to remain in good spirits, despite the 0-8-1 start to 2016. "We're young. I have to be patient with these...

Confidence is high as Norse prepare for Milwaukee

Confidence is high as Norse prepare for Milwaukee

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 23, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

Starting a season on a three game losing streak after having such high expectations for the season is difficult for any team. The NKU women’s soccer team was no exception. “After those first three losses, I don’t think anyone had any confidence in our team,” junior forward Jessica Frey said...

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