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Men’s tennis team opens Horizon League tourney

Men’s tennis team opens Horizon League tourney

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

Two days before the Horizon League tournament, the NKU tennis team trots out onto the court to begin their afternoon practice session.This time last year, the Norse had already played their final match of the year, losing to USC Upstate in the first round of the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament on A...

VIDEO: Foreign-born tennis players find family at NKU

VIDEO: Foreign-born tennis players find family at NKU

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

When a late winter chill arrived at Northern Kentucky University, the Norse tennis teams made the trip to a warm, indoor facility to continue practices and matches.It was a far different experience growing up for Klara Skopac. In her home country of Croatia, even the indoor courts didn’t provide an escap...

Plitzuweit leaves NKU for South Dakota

Plitzuweit leaves NKU for South Dakota

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

April 22, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Women's Basketball

NKU women's basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit was named head coach at the University of South Dakota this morning.According to USD Athletic Director David Herbster, Plitzuweit will be introduced as head coach April 25.Plitzuweit led NKU through its four transition years going from Division II to Division I...

Norse Beat Flyers in Extras

Norse Beat Flyers in Extras

Kari Lakes, Reporter

April 21, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Northern Kentucky defeated the Dayton Flyers 4-3 in extras Wednesday at Bill Aker Baseball Complex. Head coach Todd Asalon was much more pleased with his team's performance compared to yesterday's game.“Our bullpen really won us this game. Charlie Jerger really showed out today.” Says Asalon.Jerger ...

Norse Offense Stalls: Loses to Xavier

Norse Offense Stalls: Loses to Xavier

Kari Lakes, Reporter

April 20, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Northern Kentucky baseball lost to the Xavier Musketeers 8-1 on Tuesday, leaving head coach Todd Asalon frustrated and searching for answers.  The loss ended their five game winning streak for mid week games and caused them to miss the chance to tie the all time series at 21 wins a piece.Xavier sen...

VIDEO: The marvelous Mavriplis: Baseball’s emotional leader

VIDEO: The marvelous Mavriplis: Baseball’s emotional leader

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

April 20, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Video

Ryan Mavriplis walks towards Bill Aker Baseball Complex on a cold sunny April day, glove in one hand, batting helmet in the other. On this day he is running behind, due to his schedule working at Kroger just down the road from the baseball stadium. Normally he would be here around 1 p.m. for batting...

New league, same student attendance problem

New league, same student attendance problem

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

While the recent changes to the NKU athletics logo stirred up strong feelings in students, those emotions were not felt inside BB&T Arena during the recent basketball season.Many of the students who signed an online petition were absent when the men’s and women’s basketball teams took the floor...

A year’s work for a single moment

A year’s work for a single moment

Natalie Meyer, Reporter

April 10, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

The NKU cheerleading squad had a year’s worth of work judged in a single day.Coach Shayla Myles-Aaron said 365 days of hard work led up to a third place finish in the national competition.It’s the work behind-the-scenes throughout the year that prepared them for that one day.“This year we reall...

Miller shines as Norse rebound from tough weekend

Miller shines as Norse rebound from tough weekend

Kari Lakes, Reporter

April 6, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky baseball team rallied in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Miami Redhawks 5-1 at Bill Aker Baseball Complex. The Norse improve to 11-18 on the season while the Redhawks fall to 12-15.After Miami of Ohio knotted the game 1-1 in the eighth inning when Ross Haffey’s double to...

Norse win first Horizon League Game: Lose Series to Wright State 2-1

Norse win first Horizon League Game: Lose Series to Wright State 2-1

Kari Lakes, Reporter

April 3, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Northern Kentucky Baseball suffered a series loss at Wright State over the weekend. The series leaves the Norse record at 10-18 while Wright State moved to 18-9, the best overall record in the Horizon League. After a tough 12-1 loss to start off the series on Friday, the Norse battled back on Saturday ...

Norse use hot bats to defeat Bulldogs

Norse use hot bats to defeat Bulldogs

Kari Lakes, Reporter

March 31, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky baseball squad defeated the Butler Bulldogs 8-3 on Wednesday afternoon, at the Bill Aker Baseball Complex. The Norse improve to 9-16 on the season while Butler drops to 8-16.Butler scored early in the first and third, but those runs did not go unanswered. The Norse compiled fou...

Cheers for Boos: Strength and conditioning coach elevates athletes

Cheers for Boos: Strength and conditioning coach elevates athletes

Natalie Meyer, Reporter

March 30, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

Athletes start with a 30-second run at 11 miles per hour. They dash to jump ropes after leaving the treadmill. Afterwards they pedal the exercise bike for 30 seconds above 120 revolutions per minute.Northern Kentucky University’s strength and conditioning coach puts his athletes through the gauntlet ...

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