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Holland named Horizon League Player of the Week

Holland named Horizon League Player of the Week

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 20, 2017


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

After leading the Norse to the Island of the Bahamas Showcase final, Lavone Holland II was named Horizon League Player of the Week Monday afternoon. Over the weekend, Holland averaged 16.3 points per game (ppg), five assists per game and nearly two steals per game. Holland shot 50 percent from the ...

Norse upset Jaguars; advance to face Cleveland State

Norse upset Jaguars; advance to face Cleveland State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The sixth seeded NKU volleyball team defeated the three seeded IUPUI 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-18, 25-19) in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League tournament on Friday.  NKU recorded 60 kills in the match while the Jaguars could only kill 48 balls. The Norse also had a .195 hitting percentage while IUP...

Norse fend off James Madison in Bahamas

Norse fend off James Madison in Bahamas

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team 87-78 in the first game of the Island of the Bahamas Showcase. The Norse improve to 3-0 on the season while the Dukes fall to 1-2. The Norse were led by Lavone Holland II, who scored 24 points and shot 57 percent from behind the three point line. Holland also dished ou...

Foul trouble dooms Norse against Illinois State

Foul trouble dooms Norse against Illinois State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The NKU women's basketball team fell to Illinois State 49-37 Wednesday night at Illinois State. The Norse start the season 0-2 while the Redbirds are 1-1. NKU sent the Redbirds to the free throw line 26 times in the game. Illinois State made 16 of those free throws. The Norse only shot six free thro...

Norse cruise past Quakers; head to Bahamas next week

Norse cruise past Quakers; head to Bahamas next week

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 12, 2017


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

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team defeated Wilmington College 93-65 Sunday afternoon in BB&T Arena. The Norse move to 2-0 on the season while the Quakers start the season 0-1. NKU head coach John Brannen was not pleased with the way his team, particularly the starting five, played in first hal...

Kent State rally too much for NKU in season opener

Kent State rally too much for NKU in season opener

Michael Canizales, Reporter

November 11, 2017


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

The NKU women's basketball team opened the 2017-18 season with a 59-54 loss to Kent State inside BB&T Arena on Saturday afternoon. “You’ve got to give a lot of credit to Kent State,” said head coach Camryn Whitaker. “They went to their first team all-conference player [Jordan Korinek] in the s...

Barkei named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year

Barkei named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU goalkeeper Jim Barkei was named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year Monday afternoon. The redshirt junior had a .797 save percentage in his first year as a Norse after transferring from Loyola along with a .84 goals against average. Barkei recorded eight shutouts during the regular season, which ran...

NKU’s Schille takes home Horizon League Cross Country Title

NKU’s Schille takes home Horizon League Cross Country Title

Kevin Carey, Reporter

November 6, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

Redshirt junior Andrew Schille ran his way to a Horizon League Cross Country Championship on Oct. 30 in the 8K race with a time of 24:57.40. This was Schille’s second Horizon League title, the first coming last season in the 1,500 meter run at the Horizon League Track & Field Championships this pas...

Norse fall on senior night to Phoenix in Double OT

Norse fall on senior night to Phoenix in Double OT

Kevin Carey, Reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Norse fell to the Green Bay Phoenix Friday night at NKU Soccer Stadium 1-0 in double-overtime. The Norse dropped to 7-6-4 on the year and 3-4-2 in the conference. With the loss and a Detroit Mercy victory, NKU fails to reach the Horizon League Tournament. Green Bay secures the first seed with th...

Gallery: Norse fall in Horizon League semi-final

Gallery: Norse fall in Horizon League semi-final

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

In a match they seemingly dominated, the NKU women's soccer team fell to IUPUI 3-2 in the Horizon League Tournament semi-final game Thursday afternoon. The Norse season is likely over with the loss while IUPUI moves on to face Milwaukee in the Horizon League championship. "We were relentless in our...

Gruelle’s grittiness leads to success in orthodontia and coaching

Gruelle’s grittiness leads to success in orthodontia and coaching

Tommy Bailey, Video Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Within Terry Gruelle’s schedule two unlikely fields merge: soccer and orthodontia. Since 1999, he’s been both an assistant coach for NKU women’s soccer team and a world renowned orthodontist.    “We are the top one percent of Invisalign providers in the entire world. You have a little Great...

Hamblin named Horizon League Player of the Year

Hamblin named Horizon League Player of the Year

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

For the third straight year, Macy Hamblin has been named Horizon League Player of the Year. The senior forward tied for the league lead in goals scored (10) and lead the league in points per match (1.64) and goals per match (.74) despite missing two games of the season due to injury. Related: Hamblin's offensive prow...

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