The Northerner

Norse remain undefeated after win vs. Coastal Carolina

Norse remain undefeated after win vs. Coastal Carolina

Aric France, Reporter

November 19, 2018

The NKU men’s basketball team collected a clean sweep in the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic after beating Coastal Carolina 89-83 to remain undefeated (6-0) on Sunday night. “I thought this was the first of the six games where everyone did their job,” NKU head coach John Branne...

Mens Basketball: Five home games to air on Fox Sports Ohio

Mens Basketball: Five home games to air on Fox Sports Ohio

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 18, 2018

Northern Kentucky University and Fox Sports Ohio recently entered into an agreement to air five Norse men’s basketball games on the regional network this season. “Partnering with FOX Sports Ohio provides a great opportunity to showcase our men’s basketball program and to shine a spotlight on Nor...

NKU holds off late rally to win 59-53

NKU holds off late rally to win 59-53

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

November 18, 2018

After pulling off a six-point margin victory against Manhattan on Saturday night, the NKU men’s basketball team remain undefeated (5-0) and in the driver's seat in the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic. Drew McDonald led the Norse with 19 points and eight rebounds, followed by Dante...

NKU defeats UNC Ashville in KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic opener

NKU defeats UNC Ashville in KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic opener

Aric France, Reporter

November 17, 2018

The Norse opened its KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic by defeating the Bulldogs 77-50 on Friday night. With the victory, the Norse remain undefeated (4-0) while the Bulldogs drop to 1-2. Jalen Tate led the Norse with 16 points, five assists and three rebounds, while Drew McDonald produc...

Preview: KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic

Preview: KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

November 16, 2018

A new basketball tournament is bringing top-tier teams together at BB&T this weekend, and the Norse face stiff competition.

Season Preview: Men’s Basketball

Season Preview: Men’s Basketball

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018

As the Norse prepare to enter the 2018-19 season, gone are standouts like Lavone Holland II, Carson Williams, Jordan Garnett and Mason Faulkner. Those four were an integral part in helping head coach John Brannen engineer one of the fastest and best turnarounds in the nation. So far, the Brannen...

Norse collect 800th win in season opener

Norse collect 800th win in season opener

Aric France, Reporter

November 7, 2018

The NKU men’s basketball team opened the regular season by defeating Wilmington College 102-38 on Tuesday evening. With the victory, the Norse start their season 1-0 and won for the 800th time in program history. “I think a lot of good came out of tonight,” redshirt sophomore Jalen Tat...

McDonald named to 2019 Karl Malone Award preseason watchlist

McDonald named to 2019 Karl Malone Award preseason watchlist

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 5, 2018

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recently announced their 20 watch list candidates for the 2019 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award. Among the 20 names selected for this year's prestigious award was none other than NKU’s two-time All Horizon League First-Team member and recent go...

Men’s Basketball: Norse picked #2 in Horizon League poll

Men’s Basketball: Norse picked #2 in Horizon League poll

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018

The Horizon League recently announced their preseason poll and all-league team as voted by the League's coaches, media and sports information directors. The Norse were picked to finish second with 10 first place votes and 356 points behind league favorite and last season’s Motor City Madness Tourname...

Nominations open for David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame

Nominations open for David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018

The NKU department of athletics are now accepting nominations for their 2018-19 David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame class. The bi-annual ceremony recognizes former student-athletes and other individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of athletics, either by virtue of their perfor...

Going for gold: McDonald shines in international tournament

Going for gold: McDonald shines in international tournament

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

August 22, 2018

Norse men’s basketball standout Drew McDonald can now add a gold medal to his list of accomplishments at NKU.

McDonald, Williams score over 20 in loss to UMBC

McDonald, Williams score over 20 in loss to UMBC

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 17, 2017

The Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team fell to UMBC 76-75 in Baltimore Sunday afternoon. The Norse are now 7-4 on the season while the Retrievers are 8-4 on the season. Drew McDonald led the way for NKU with 24 points and 11 rebounds while Carson Williams scored 21 points and grabbed f...

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