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Coach Horn ranks top 5 on CBS Sports college basketball 2019 hires list

Men's Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn talks to the team during a timeout in the game against Transylvania. The Norse defeated Transylvania 71-45 in the exhibition game on Wednesday night.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

April 22, 2020

Head men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn is one among the roughly 60 college basketball coaches hired in the spring of 2019. Coach Horn was ranked fifth on CBS Sports Writer Matt Norlander’s list of the top 12 coaches who had strong debuts during the 2019-20 season. 

Northern Kentucky takes down Eastern Kentucky 76-57

Adrian Nelson (4) celebrates with Adham Eleeda (1) after a timeout called by EKU. The Norse defeated EKU 76-57.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

December 8, 2019

The in-state battle Sunday night ended in NKU’s favor with a 76-57 win. The Norse are now 7-3 on the season. Senior forward Dantez Walton led with 18 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore guard Trevon Faulkner also had 18 points and led in assists with seven. 

How NKU athletics plans to get fans in the door

NKU fans pose during the homecoming game against Oakland. The Norse defeated Oakland 79-64.

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

November 6, 2019

With NKU’s basketball program growing massively in the past few years, including two trips to the NCAA tournament and one bid to the NIT, the athletics department is doing all that they can to ensure students, alumni and local residents are making their way down to BB&T Arena to cheer on the Norse—including a new promotion that will send students home with $1,000.

Men’s basketball releases regular season schedule

Jalen Tate (5) gets introduced before the game against Cleveland State at Little Caesars Arena.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

September 8, 2018

The NKU men’s basketball team put the final touches on their 2018-19 season schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The schedule, which features 17 regular-season home games at BB&T Arena, will start on Tuesday, Oct. 30 when the Norse host Division III rival Thomas More in their only exhibition match of the season, followed by their regular season kick-off matchup against Wilmington College at home on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Norse escape with a victory over Milwaukee

Drew McDonald (34) looks for a teammate to pass to in the game against Milwaukee.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 9, 2018

Since NKU joined the Horizon League, Milwaukee has landed on the schedule during homecoming. Each time Milwaukee has played hard but failed to defeat the Norse. Tonight played out much the same way. NKU defeated the Panthers 54-52 in BB&T Arena Thursday night, improving to 11-2 in conference play...

Is UC basketball coming to BB&T Arena?

NKU drew its second-largest crowd of the season Thursday as the Norse defeated Green Bay.

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2017

In need of a home next season due to renovations to Fifth Third Arena, the University of Cincinnati basketball teams could be headed to Highland Heights. Reports intensified Thursday led by a tweet from the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Tom Groeschen. He reported the Bearcats would likely play at BB&T Arena next...

UPDATE: NKU student says four basketball players involved in her assault

Jeffrey Garrett (0), Jared Bryant-Godfrey (32) Lavone Holland (11) and Todd Johnson (23) were listed in the March 19 police report.

Christopher Decker, Abby Anstead, Sports Editor, Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2016

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- Four Northern Kentucky University basketball players have been linked to a possible assault incident involving a female student that occurred at a fraternity party in March. According to a police report obtained by The Northerner, the woman was punched by the four men, causing her to suf...

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