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Jeramiah Israel joined the Norse this fall.

How one NKY teen overcame adversity and earned a Division I scholarship

Emory Davis, Photo Editor May 2, 2023

Most kids who have to support their family at the ripe age of 14 would be considered lucky to graduate high school, but a young Erlanger, Kentucky resident has seen beyond obstacles and aims for the...

Coach Darrin Horn makes a surprised reaction to a play in a basketball game.

Men’s basketball coach $100k pay raise strikes a chord

Emily Sisk, News Editor April 29, 2023

Following a heroic season and dazzling NCAA tournament appearance, Men’s Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn renewed his contract with the university. The new contract will make Horn the highest paid coach...

Mens 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.

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

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

Northern Kentucky takes down Eastern Kentucky 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. 
NKU fans pose during the homecoming game against Oakland. The Norse defeated Oakland 79-64.

How NKU athletics plans to get fans in the door

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

Men’s basketball releases regular season schedule

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

Norse escape with a victory over 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...

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

Is UC basketball coming to BB&T Arena?

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...

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

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

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...

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