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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. 

New MBB coach wants ‘a thousand students in the gym’

Men's Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn (right) talks with NKU President Ashish Vaidya (left) prior to the first pitch at the Florence Freedom Baseball Game.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

August 23, 2019

Head men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn is looking to make NKU the hardest place to play in the Horizon League. Through the summer, he’s prepared his team to play a more competitive schedule, and wants Norse Nation to match the energy.  “We need a thousand students in BB&T Arena,” Horn said. ...

Women’s basketball players accuse coach of emotional abuse

Head Coach Camryn Whitaker talks to players during basketball media day, October 24, 2018.

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2019

NKU women’s basketball players said they have experienced a culture of abuse fostered by its head coach that went unaddressed by administrators.

Column: Despite loss, NKU v. Texas Tech will stay with fans

NKU men's basketball fans watch the Norse take on the Texas Tech Raiders in the first round of March Madness.

Sam Rosenstiel and Kane Mitten

March 24, 2019

As Norse fans across Highland Heights held each other and hoisted drinks in the air, you wouldn’t have known they were toasting a defeat.

Women’s soccer lose heartbreaker to UC in ‘Riverboat Rivalry’

Keeper Emily Lohmann (00) reacts after letting in a goal during overtime in the game against UC.

Aric France, Contributor

August 28, 2018

This marks the third year in a row the Bearcats defeated the Norse by a score of 1-0.

Norse basketball’s Holland joins pro league in Netherlands

Lavone Holland II (30) reacts to a call during the game against Louisville.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

August 27, 2018

Former NKU men's basketball star and Horizon League Tournament MVP 2017 Lavone Holland II has signed his first professional contract to play overseas with the Den Helder Suns in the Netherlands.

Off-season movement continues with Faulkner release, Rack departure

Head Coach John Brannen talks to Mason Faulkner (11) during the game against Youngstown State.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

April 5, 2018

This off-season should prove to be a period of change for the Norse, with many members of the team leaving the roster. Williams’ transfer left a scholarship spot open, which was  awarded to Tyler Sharpe, a transfer from Louisville. Sharpe announced this on his Twitter account. Thank you 🙏🏼 ht...

With Williams transfer, where do the Norse go from here?

Carson Williams (23) watches on during the game against Wright State.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 28, 2018

When NKU takes the court next fall, they’ll do so without senior starters Jordan Garnett and Lavone Holland II. More unexpected is the release of sophomore forward Carson Williams. Williams was granted his release from the university on Friday, confirmed by Bryan McEldowney, director of communications f...

NKU wins Horizon League regular season title with victory over IUPUI

Jalen Tate (5) talks in the huddle before the home game against IUPUI.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 25, 2018

For the first time in the Division I era, the Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team has captured their conference's regular season title. The Norse defeated IUPUI 75-56 on Sunday afternoon, clinching the Horizon League regular season title and the number one seed in the postseason tournament...

Norse earn victory over Youngstown State on senior night

Lavone Holland II (30) shakes hands with Head Coach John Brannen on senior night before the game against Youngstown State.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 20, 2018

There were plenty of emotions in BB&T Arena Monday night, as NKU honored their three seniors Lavone Holland II, Jordan Garnett and Nick Ayers. The crowd was loud as each player received their framed jersey and shook hands with head coach John Brannen. For Holland though, he wishes those emoti...

Norse can’t complete comeback; fall to Wright State for second time

Lavone Holland II (30) talks to Head Coach John Brannen during a timeout in the game against Wright State .

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 17, 2018

It felt like a playoff game Friday night in the Wright State Nutter Center. While the Raider fans made up most of the 7,000 people in the arena, section 207 was distinctly Norse fans. "The environment was impeccable," junior forward Drew McDonald said. "I can't even describe it... This is dev...

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