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NKU Fall Sports Look to Improve in Second Year in Horizon League

NKU Fall Sports Look to Improve in Second Year in Horizon League

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

August 24, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

The fall sports season is just about to get underway, and the three teams in season will be looking for Horizon League Championships and NCAA tournament berths.Women’s Soccer:NKU women’s soccer has played two exhibition matches, going 1-1 in those games against Ohio University and Western Kentucky...

GALLERY: NKU shutout in Riverboat Rivalry

GALLERY: NKU shutout in Riverboat Rivalry

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

August 22, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

CINCINNATI -- The NKU women’s soccer team lost to the Cincinnati Bearcats 1-0 Monday night in the first ever Riverboat Rivalry at Nippert Stadium.“We were on our heels most of the game,” Head Coach Bob Sheehan said. “They were really dangerous. They dumped balls into the corners and get corner kicks...

NKU women take on UC in Riverboat Rivalry

NKU women take on UC in Riverboat Rivalry

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

August 22, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

The Riverboat Rivalry sets sail for the first time tonight, when the NKU women’s soccer team heads to Nippert Stadium to face the 39th-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats.The Bearcats come into the game 1-0, after winning a double overtime with the University of Dayton, while NKU comes into the game 0-1 after l...

NKU juniors shine against UK: Win for second straight year

NKU juniors shine against UK: Win for second straight year

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

August 22, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

NKU men’s soccer beat the University of Kentucky 3-0 in an exhibition game at the NKU soccer stadium Sunday night.The Norse have defeated the Wildcats two years in a row. The match improved their all time record against the Cats to 2-0-3.The Norse took a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute, when junior forw...

No restrictions, no excuses for Division I Norse

No restrictions, no excuses for Division I Norse

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

August 10, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Sports, Viewpoints

In a moment four years in the making, Northern Kentucky University is now a full member of NCAA Division I athletics. Press releases from the NCAA and NKU confirmed the expected this week.The Norse have served what is, quite frankly, an absurd and unnecessarily severe penance for daring to move up f...

Adidas helps athletic department reach new heights

Adidas helps athletic department reach new heights

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

June 30, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

On past tournament weekends, the Northern Kentucky University golf team faced two battles. One battle is the game itself. The grinding, the putting and the concentration involved in striking the ball in the right spot on the club.The second battle was in the hotel after the round, where the team would h...

All in the family; Whitaker introduced as NKU head coach

All in the family; Whitaker introduced as NKU head coach

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

May 10, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

Members of Camryn Whitaker's family were spread throughout BB&T Arena Tuesday afternoon.Some of them are related by blood, some by basketball.Regardless of the relation, all gathered to watch the Cynthiana, Kentucky native as she was introduced as NKU's women's basketball coach.She replaces Dawn Pli...

BREAKING: NKU hires UK assistant to lead women’s basketball

BREAKING: NKU hires UK assistant to lead women’s basketball

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

May 6, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Women's Basketball

Two weeks after losing its head coach to South Dakota, the NKU women's basketball team has its new leader.Camryn Whitaker, most recently an assistant for the University of Kentucky women's basketball team, was named NKU women's basketball head coach today by Ken Bothof, director of athletics at NKU.Ac...

Men’s tennis to Horizon League semifinals after 4-2 win

Men’s tennis to Horizon League semifinals after 4-2 win

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

April 29, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

ANN ARBOR, Michigan -- The NKU men's tennis team advanced to the Horizon League semifinals Friday with a 4-2 victory over Illinois-Chicago at the University of Michigan.NKU, the three-seed in the tournament, will play two-seeded Green Bay 3 p.m. Saturday in the semifinals. The match will be broadcast...

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...

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