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New logo causes stir in Norse Nation

New logo causes stir in Norse Nation

Matt Sexton & Abby Anstead, Sports Editor & Managing Editor

March 24, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

 A change to the NKU Norse logo, a part of a brand standards change in the athletics department, has caused more online buzz than any athletic contest this school year.The change was announced March 16 by Bryan McEldowney, assistant athletic director at NKU. The new logo has been met with an Inter...

Norse end 3 game skid with win against Northwestern

Norse end 3 game skid with win against Northwestern

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University baseball team beat Northwestern University 7-1 Tuesday at Bill Aker Baseball Complex, ending a three game losing streak.The Norse improve to 7-13 on the season while Northwestern falls to 5-15."We did a nice job especially off a tough weekend," Head Coach Todd Asalon said...

NKU Can’t Hold Lead, Drops Game 2

NKU Can’t Hold Lead, Drops Game 2

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

March 19, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University baseball team fell to Valparaiso in game two of the series Saturday 6-4, after taking a 3-2 lead into the eighth inning. Trevor Haas got the win for the Crusaders while Kevin Herren took the loss for the Norse.The Norse scored three of their four runs in the first inning, after Logan...

Norse Can’t Complete Comeback, Lose to Valpo in Extras

Norse Can’t Complete Comeback, Lose to Valpo in Extras

Kari Lakes, Reporter

March 18, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky- The Northern Kentucky University baseball team recovered from a two-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth but fell to Valparaiso, 5-4, in 10 innings in the Horizon League opener at Bill Aker Baseball Complex Friday afternoonAfter a handful of hits and a walk, Valpo took a 2-0 l...

Baseball Update: Asalon gives team C grade through first 16 Games

Baseball Update: Asalon gives team C grade through first 16 Games

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

March 18, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University baseball team has finished most of the non-conference part of its schedule and will begin its first Horizon League home stand today when it faces Valparaiso University.The Norse will come into the series 6-10 and have beat teams like Ohio University, East Tennessee State an...

Norse Put Bobcats Away In Extras

Norse Put Bobcats Away In Extras

Kari Lakes, Reporter

March 18, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

ATHENS, Ohio- The NKU baseball squad finished Wednesday’s game strong, overcoming the Ohio Bobcats late rally at Bob Wren Stadium and beat the Bobcats 7-6 in extra innings.Off to a scoring start, Will Hauter’s RBI single, along with Ty Amann’s two-run single put NKU on the board first, with three ru...

USC Upstate ends NKU season in WBI opener

USC Upstate ends NKU season in WBI opener

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 17, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

USC Upstate erased a 12-point halftime deficit Thursday to end NKU's season with a 71-69 win over the Norse in the opening round of the Women's Basketball Invitational.The Norse ends its season 19-14."It's frustrating," NKU Head Coach Dawn Plitzuweit said. "It's tough. It's a tough way for our kids to go ...

NKU Struggles Against Alabama St.

NKU Struggles Against Alabama St.

Kari Lakes, Reporter

March 15, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University baseball team avoided being swept by Alabama State over the weekend, but lost three out of the four games in the series. This leaves the Norse with an overall 5-10 record and improves Alabama State to 10-7 on the year.The Norse scored three runs between the sixth and s...

Not done: NKU women to play in WBI

Not done: NKU women to play in WBI

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 14, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The 2015-2016 women's basketball season will continue for Northern Kentucky.NKU will play in the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) for the fourth consecutive season. The Norse will open the tournament 7 p.m. Thursday against South Carolina Upstate.It is a matchup between former conference rivals. USC Upst...

Heartbreak for Norse with double OT loss

Heartbreak for Norse with double OT loss

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 13, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Jen Wellnitz had just four points for Green Bay Saturday, but her putback with 0.6 seconds remaining in double overtime gave the Phoenix an 80-78 victory over Northern Kentucky.It was heartbreaking for the Norse (19-13), considering they had controlled a game against the 18-ti...

Norse blast Valpo to advance to Horizon semifinals

Norse blast Valpo to advance to Horizon semifinals

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 11, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Named to the Horizon League all-freshman team this week, NKU's Molly Glick had a career-high 18 points Friday as the Norse defeated Valparaiso 76-53 in the Horizon League tournament quarterfinals.Northern Kentucky (19-12) advances to play the host school and top seed Green Bay...

Norse get revenge, bounce CSU from Horizon tourney

Norse get revenge, bounce CSU from Horizon tourney

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- The NKU women's basketball team didn't have to wait long to get revenge for its spoiled senior night.Just five days after Cleveland State stunned the Norse, NKU turned the tables with a 71-59 victory over the Vikings in the first round of the Horizon League tournament.NKU advanced to play...

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