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Student athletes share thoughts on Horizon League move

Student athletes share thoughts on Horizon League move

Kari Lakes, Reporter

September 20, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

Northern Kentucky University’s move from the warm Atlantic Sun conference to the sometimes frigid Horizon League didn’t seem to bother Illinois native Brad Bohlen. The Norse baseball player knows all about early spring in the upper midwest. “I’m from Chicago, so personally I’m used to playin...

GALLERY: Norse continue to roll against Robert Morris

GALLERY: Norse continue to roll against Robert Morris

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 18, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

  The NKU women’s soccer team continued to roll on Sunday, beating Robert Morris University 2-0 to get the Norse to 5-4 on the season. The Norse have now won five out of their last six games, with all of those wins coming in the form of shutouts. While Emily Lohmann and the Norse defense held R...

Norse route Green Bay in first league game

Norse route Green Bay in first league game

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 17, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU women’s soccer team moved to 4-4 on the season Friday with a 4-0 route of Green Bay. The game was the first Horizon League game of the season. "Coming off a very emotional win at Vanderbilt last Sunday I thought our team showed a lot of maturity in how we prepared for our first Horizon Leagu...

Volleyball drops three in a row, takes step back

Volleyball drops three in a row, takes step back

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 17, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

After winning three in a row at the Morehead State Invitational, the Norse dropped all three games at the Butler Invitational. NKU falls to 6-5 on the season. The Norse were plagued by errors in this tournament, making 40 combined errors against Butler and Arizona, and then making 31 errors against...

Norse struggle against Panthers: still winless

Norse struggle against Panthers: still winless

Andrew Kell, Contributor

September 17, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

The NKU Norse Men’s Soccer team had another tough loss at home against Milwaukee 3-2. The Norse have now dropped six straight games, falling to 0-6-1 on the season and 0-2 in Horizon League play. Despite the loss, the Norse offense showed signs of improvement after a slow first half. “We are tr...

Norse look to snap losing streak

Norse look to snap losing streak

Andrew Kell, Contributor

September 14, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The NKU men’s soccer team travels to Fort Wayne, IN tonight at 7 p.m. to take on the Fort Wayne Mastodons. Last time these teams met last season the Norse took the match 2-1 in Fort Way. The Mastodons are 3-3-0 on the season while the Norse are 0-4-1. The Norse look to come back after a loss in o...

‘Night with the Norse’ Gala to build tradition

‘Night with the Norse’ Gala to build tradition

Natalie Meyer, Reporter

September 13, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

With Northern Kentucky University athletics eligible for NCAA tournament play, combined with a new apparel partnership and the university’s second year in the Horizon League, the timing is right to start to build connections.   NKU will host its first Night with the Norse Gala at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at G...

Frey lifts Norse to win against Vandy

Frey lifts Norse to win against Vandy

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 12, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

Jessica Frey finally got the monkey off of her back, scoring the only goal in NKU’s 1-0 victory in double overtime against SEC heavyweight Vanderbilt. "It was a really exciting win,” Frey said. "It was tough for me, not being able to score in the last few games, but this goal is definitely one t...

Norse face Oakland tonight in first league match

Norse face Oakland tonight in first league match

Trevor Holzschuh, Contributor

September 10, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men’s soccer team will be traveling to Rochester, Michigan to play the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies at 7 p.m. The Norse are still in search of their first win of the regular season. The game, which will be aired on ESPN3, is the Horizon League opener for the Norse. The Norse have be...

Libs excells while Norse continue to improve

Libs excells while Norse continue to improve

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 9, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Volleyball

After going 3-2 in the first five games of the season, Head Coach Liz Hart and sophomore Haley Libs gave themselves a ‘B’ grade for the way the team performed. “We’re okay. We’ve had games where we were good in one area and not good in another,” Hart said. “They’ve show the ability to...

GALLERY: Norse fail to hold off Xavier in final seconds

GALLERY: Norse fail to hold off Xavier in final seconds

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 6, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

A bad bounce was all it took for the Norse to leave the Soccer Stadium with a 2-1 loss to the Xavier Musketeers Tuesday night.  With time running out in regulation, Xavier made a furious run down the field after the Norse couldn't convert on the other side of the field. Xavier's Maddie Tierney to...

Volleyball splits weekend tournament

Volleyball splits weekend tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 4, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The NKU volleyball team came away with a split in this weekend’s Bowling Green Invitational, beating IPFW in the first matchup and then losing to Bowling Green in the second game. The Norse are now 3-2 on the season. Redshirt senior Lauren Hurley was named to the all-tournament team following the tourname...

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