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Off-season movement continues with Faulkner release, Rack departure

Off-season movement continues with Faulkner release, Rack departure

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

April 5, 2018


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

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?

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

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 28, 2018


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

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

NKU wins Horizon League regular season title with victory over IUPUI

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 25, 2018


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

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

Norse earn victory over Youngstown State on senior night

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 20, 2018


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

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

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

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 17, 2018


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

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...

#Norse Notebook: Evaluating the Norse bench

#Norse Notebook: Evaluating the Norse bench

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 8, 2018


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

While I was working on my story about the NKU women’s basketball team defeating nationally ranked Green Bay at the end of last December, Tyler Sharpe took the floor with a team manager and began his pregame shooting routine. The guard from Mt. Washington, KY moved around the floor and shot from eac...

McDonald named Horizon League Player of the Week

McDonald named Horizon League Player of the Week

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 5, 2018


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

After two double digit performances over the weekend, McDonald was named Horizon League Player of the Week Monday afternoon. It is the second time this season a Norse player has been earned the honor this season; Holland was honored on Nov. 20.   Over the weekend, McDonald averaged 22.5 ppg, 11.5 rpg, five ass...

Norse three game win streak ends against Oakland

Norse three game win streak ends against Oakland

Lilly Brown, Contributor

January 27, 2018


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

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team fell short against Oakland University Friday 83-70. The Norse are now 14-7 on the season and 7-2 in the Horizon League. Oakland is now 14-8 with a conference record of 6-3. The Norse are still second in the Horizon League standings behind Wright State...

Norse finish Wisconsin road trip with victory over Green Bay

Norse finish Wisconsin road trip with victory over Green Bay

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 21, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team defeated Green Bay 77-65 in Green Bay Saturday afternoon. The Norse improve to 14-6 and 7-1 in Horizon League play while the Phoenix fall to 8-15 and 3-7 in conference play. Four Norse finished in double figure scoring, including Lavone Holland II, who scored 16 points...

Norse drop fourth straight game

Norse drop fourth straight game

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 20, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

After losing their last two games by two possessions, the NKU women's basketball took a huge step back on Friday night against IUPUI. The Norse fell to the Jaguars 71-35 in BB&T Arena, sending NKU to 4-14 and 2-5 in Horizon League play. The Jaguars improve to 14-4 and 6-1 in Horizon League...

Two Norse finish with double doubles in win over Milwaukee

Two Norse finish with double doubles in win over Milwaukee

Kevin Carey, Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Norse grabbed their 13th win on the year and sixth in the conference in an offensive showcase in Milwaukee, beating the Panthers 91-64. Three Norse players finished in double figures. Drew McDonald led the team with 25 points, Tyler Sharpe and Lavone Holland II both finished with 19 points. Both ...

Benzinger, Raiders end NKU’s four game win streak

Benzinger, Raiders end NKU’s four game win streak

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 11, 2018


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

BB&T Arena had not witnessed an NKU men's basketball loss since Jan. 20, 2017. 5,000 energized fans filled the arena Thursday, hoping they would witness the 14th straight home victory for the Norse. Instead, they witnessed a career night from Grant Benzinger, who was seemingly unphased by the n...

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