The Northerner

Gallery: Two Norse score 20 in victory over EKU

Lavone Holland dished out eight assists against IUPUI Thursday night.

Kevin Carey, Reporter

December 11, 2017

The Norse took down in-state rival Eastern Kentucky 91-63 Sunday night at BB&T Arena, improving to 7-3 on the season. This was the first matchup between the two teams since the 1992-93 season. Three Norse players scored in double figures: Drew McDonald (23), Carson Williams (21) and Dantez Walton...

#NorseNotebook NKU defensive-minded team with high powered offense

NKU players guard a Morehead State player. The Norse won 86-49.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 4, 2017

Saturday’s 86-49 victory over Morehead State marked the sixth time this season the NKU men’s basketball team has scored 80 or more points in a game. The Norse have only scored below 70 points in a game once this season. Currently, the Norse are averaging 85.3 points per game (ppg) this season, up from 76.5 ppg...

McDonald reaches 1,000 career points in win over Morehead State

Head Coach John Brannen congratulates Drew McDonald (34) on his 1000th career point in the game against Morehead.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 2, 2017

  The NKU men's basketball team defeated Morehead State 86-49 on Saturday night. The Norse improve to 6-2 on the season while Morehead State falls to 2-6.  The Norse have now won two straight games after falling short to Vermont and Memphis on their last road trip. NKU head coach John Brann...

Norse grab first victory of the season

Head Coach Camryn Whitaker talks to her team during the game against Robert Morris

Mike Canizales, Reporter

November 27, 2017

The NKU women’s basketball team (1-4 overall) snapped their four-game losing streak by defeating Oakland City 103-25, inside BB&T Arena on Saturday afternoon. “We are constantly preaching, trust the process,” said head coach Camryn Whitaker. “Even though the outcomes haven’t been what...

Gallery: Norse comeback falls short against Colonials

Grace White (1) looks for a teammate to pass to in the game against Robert Morris.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 21, 2017

The NKU women's basketball team lost to Robert Morris 59-50 on Tuesday afternoon. The Norse fall to 0-4 on the season while Robert Morris earns their first win of the season. "Credit to Robert Morris. They've won their league two years in a row," NKU head coach Camryn Whitaker said. "There is no one ...

Holland named Horizon League Player of the Week

Lavone Holland II (30) dribbles the ball down the court in the game against Wilmington.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 20, 2017

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

NKU circles up before the game against Milwaukee

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 18, 2017

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

Head Coach John Brannen talks to players during the game against Wilmington.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 18, 2017

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

Taryn Taugher shoots a free throw after being fouled by Youngstown State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 16, 2017

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

Jeff Garrett and the Norse watch the game against Wilmington. The Norse won 93-65.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 12, 2017

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

Laura Thomas scored 11 points in a loss to Miami

Mike Canizales, Reporter

November 11, 2017

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...

Barkei named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year

Jim Barkei (1) scoops up the ball in the game against Oakland

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 6, 2017

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...

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