The Northerner

Strong first half propels Norse to victory over Norfolk State

Strong first half propels Norse to victory over Norfolk State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 3, 2016

The NKU men’s basketball team beat Norfolk State 72-61  in Virginia Saturday night. The Norse improve to 5-3 while Norfolk State falls to 2-7. The Norse were propelled by 15-2 run in the middle of the first half, carrying them to a 31-23 halftime lead. The Spartans shot just 26 percent in the first ha...

McDonald scores 32 as Norse beat Morehead State

McDonald scores 32 as Norse beat Morehead State

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 30, 2016

MOREHEAD, Kentucky -- An impressive season for Drew McDonald reached new heights Wednesday night. The sophomore forward scored a career-high 32 points as Northern Kentucky defeated Morehead State 84-79. McDonald, who has now scored 20 or more points in five straight games, also had 11 rebounds for ...

Scoring droughts doom Norse in loss to NC Central

Scoring droughts doom Norse in loss to NC Central

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 26, 2016

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky -- The most veteran team in NCAA basketball taught a hard lesson to one of the youngest Saturday night at BB&T Arena. Two prolonged scoring droughts, combined with an outstanding individual performance, were too much for the NKU men's basketball team to overcome Saturda...

Holland carries Norse to win over Miami (OH)

Holland carries Norse to win over Miami (OH)

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 20, 2016

OXFORD, Ohio -- The NKU Norse finished the Tarkett Sports Classic with a 79-70 win against the Miami Redhawks Sunday afternoon. The Norse improve to 3-2 while the Redhawks fall to 2-3 on the season. "It showed their character," head coach John Brannen said. "I'm really proud of the way our team came...

Second quarter surge propels Norse to first win

Second quarter surge propels Norse to first win

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 19, 2016

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky -- Short-handed and banged up, the NKU women's basketball team got a much-needed confidence boost Saturday night in the form of NAIA Indiana University East. While it wasn't easy, the Norse separated themselves with a 23-6 second quarter and cruised to a 66-46 victory ov...

Career high for McDonald as Norse pound Blue Hens

Career high for McDonald as Norse pound Blue Hens

Austin Elmore, Reporter

November 19, 2016

OXFORD, Ohio -- Coming off a 77-69 loss to Austin Peay on Friday night, the NKU men’s basketball team rebounded Saturday by defeating Delaware 74-53 in their second game of the Tarkett Sports Classic at Miami University in Oxford. NKU finished the game shooting 40 percent and played well on the glass, ou...

Norse can’t hold second half lead, fall to Austin Peay

Norse can’t hold second half lead, fall to Austin Peay

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 18, 2016

OXFORD, Ohio -- The NKU men's basketball team showed flashes of its talent Friday combined with some of the frustrations of its youth. For 28 minutes, the Norse ran its offense with near perfection, getting open looks all over the floor. They stifled Austin Peay on the defensive end of the floor. Howev...

Norse look to push pace in Brannen’s second season

Norse look to push pace in Brannen’s second season

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 10, 2016

During the open practice session of Norse Media Day, the NKU Norse men’s basketball team showed exactly what they wanted to be known for this season. The Norse attempted to score 100 points in four minutes, all while running full-court layups, three-man weaves and transition shooting drills. Th...

2016-17 Horizon League women’s basketball preview

2016-17 Horizon League women’s basketball preview

Natalie Meyer, Reporter

November 10, 2016

Teams are listed in order of Horizon League preseason rankings.  Green Bay Head Coach: Kevin Borseth (3 years) 2015-2016: Green Bay finished first with their overall record of 28-5 and conference record of 16-2. Allie LeClaire will be returning for Green Bay as a junior. Last season she sco...

2016-2017 Horizon League men’s basketball preview

2016-2017 Horizon League men’s basketball preview

Austin Elmore, Reporter

November 10, 2016

Teams ranked in predicted order in Horizon League preseason poll. NKU is ranked 7th. Valparaiso (Indiana) Head Coach- Matt Lottich (1st season) Rank- 1st 2015-16: 30-7 overall, 16-2 in Horizon League The Crusaders finished the 2015-2016 season with a 30-7 record but lost in the Horizon League Tour...

Men’s Soccer ends season with a loss

Men’s Soccer ends season with a loss

Andrew Kell, Reporter

November 6, 2016

The Norse men's soccer team lost 2-1 to Green Bay Friday night, finishing their season with a 1-13-4 record overall. The Norse are not eligible for the Horizon League tournament. The Phoenix outshot the Norse 11-7 while both teams posted two saves a piece. Jared Leyland had two saves for the Norse i...

Norse erase 2-0 deficit: advance to championship

Norse erase 2-0 deficit: advance to championship

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 3, 2016

The NKU Norse women’s soccer team overcame a 2-0 second half deficit Thursday to beat Detroit Mercy 3-2 in the Horizon League semifinal match, a game the Norse lost in penalty kicks last year. The winning goal came in the 82nd minute, when freshman Ally Perkins scored from close range on a give an...

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