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NKU MBB announces assistant coaches for 2019-20 season

NKU MBB announces assistant coaches for 2019-20 season

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

May 14, 2019


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

NKU Men’s basketball announced David Harris and Simon McCormack as assistant basketball coaches with Joey Kizel as Video Coordinator for the Norse on Friday afternoon.

Center Chris Vogt transferring from NKU

Center Chris Vogt transferring from NKU

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 10, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

The 7'1 center from Mayfield, KY is leaving NKU's men's basketball team.

Darrin Horn seals the deal as NKU MBB coach

Darrin Horn seals the deal as NKU MBB coach

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

April 26, 2019


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

It’s official! The new men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn stepped foot into his new home of BB&T Arena Thursday afternoon. The press conference opened with remarks from President Ashish Vaidya and NKU Athletic Director Ken Bothof—welcoming Horn and his family to the NKU community.

Column: Who will coach Norse MBB? Our picks to replace Brannen

Column: Who will coach Norse MBB? Our picks to replace Brannen

Sam Rosenstiel and Sierra Newton, Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports, Viewpoints

On a clear blue Sunday, news broke that NKU men’s basketball coach John Brannen was leaving for the Cincinnati Bearcats. The veil in BB&T Arena was torn, and the mountains fell on themselves at the word that the leader of NKU’s Division I crusade was hopping across the river. (Editor’s Note: Ok, not really, but it did kind of feel that way.)

Fact check: Is NKU MBB Coach Brannen leaving for Alabama?

Fact check: Is NKU MBB Coach Brannen leaving for Alabama?

Sierra Newton and Kane Mitten

March 25, 2019


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

Why are we even asking this question?  With being the second winningest coach in NKU history and taking two trips to the NCAA tournament as well as an NIT debut in the first three years of Division I eligibility, these types of talks come about.

March Madness: NKU’s season ends against Texas Tech

March Madness: NKU’s season ends against Texas Tech

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 22, 2019


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

NKU men’s basketball historic season ended against the Texas Tech Red Raiders Friday at the BOK Center in Tulsa. The Norse end the season Horizon League regular season co-champs as well as Horizon League Champions. The Norse ended the season with a 28-9.  

March Madness: “Christmas for any fan”

March Madness: “Christmas for any fan”

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 17, 2019


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

NKU men's basketball team will face third seeded Texas Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 22. NKU Athletics held a Selection Sunday announcement party for NKU students, alumni, and fans of the community.

Norse fight to take down Detroit Mercy, advance in the tournament

Norse fight to take down Detroit Mercy, advance in the tournament

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

NKU men’s basketball team ended Detroit Mercy’s season at BB&T Arena 99-88, Thursday night in the Horizon League Quarterfinals. The Norse advance and will continue post season play. Their record moves to 24-8 on the season and 14-5 in the conference. Detroit Mercy ended with 11-20 overall and 13-6 in the league.

Norse secure regular season conference title, narrowly defeat Green Bay

Norse secure regular season conference title, narrowly defeat Green Bay

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 2, 2019


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

NKU men's basketball team eeked out a win against the Green Bay Phoenix 86-82, securing their second consecutive Horizon League season title.Senior Drew McDonald broke NKU's all-time scoring record with 2,011 all-time points, breaking the record previously held by Craig Booker in 2000 (2,007 points). McDonald had 13 points during Saturday's match.

NKU loses home streak against Cleveland State

NKU loses home streak against Cleveland State

Lilly Brown, Reporter

February 24, 2019


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

NKU Men’s Basketball team’s home winning streak comes to an end against Cleveland State 77-83. Norse drop to second place in Horizon League Conference with a record of 11-5 and Cleveland is now 4-11 in conference play and remains in the tenth spot.

Cleveland State Preview: No. 1 meets No. 10 at BB&T

Cleveland State Preview: No. 1 meets No. 10 at BB&T

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 23, 2019


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

NKU men’s basketball hosts the number 10 team in the Horizon League Saturday night at BB&T Arena. The game is not only the last home game of the season but it is Senior Night. NKU Athletics will be recognizing graduate student point guard Zaynah Robinson and senior forward Drew McDonald.

Youngstown State preview: A streak must be broken

Youngstown State preview: A streak must be broken

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Norse sit atop the Horizon League with a 10-4 conference record and 20-7 season record. They are looking to keep their home winning streak alive against Youngstown State on Thursday, Feb. 21. The Penguins are 8-7 in the Horizon League and sit 12-16 on the overall season. The Penguins are tied for fifth in the league and are looking to keep their six-game win streak going.

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