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Norse bid for an upset falls short against Kentucky

Norse bid for an upset falls short against Kentucky

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- Northern Kentucky made the nation take notice, but it could not pull the monumental upset. A 13-0 run late in the first half gave Kentucky the breathing room it needed, as the Wildcats defeated the Norse 79-70 Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “We knew we had a tremendous challe...

Halftime: Kentucky surges to lead over Norse

Halftime: Kentucky surges to lead over Norse

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kentucky's potent offense helped the Wildcats take a 38-24 lead over Northern Kentucky at halftime of Friday's NCAA South Regional first round game in Indianapolis. NKU started off well, taking an early 7-6 lead before Kentucky surged ahead. The Wildcats increased their lead to 23-...

Where to watch tonight’s NKU-UK game

Where to watch tonight’s NKU-UK game

Emily Sherry, Copy Editor

March 17, 2017

With anticipation for tonight's showdown between NKU and UK, students are gathering to find out where they can go to watch the game and have a little fun. To make the decision less difficult, The Northerner compiled a comprehensive list of the venues, on and off campus, hosting the game. Off-Campus loc...

OPINION: Just discovered NKU? 10 totally serious facts you need to know

OPINION: Just discovered NKU? 10 totally serious facts you need to know

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

March 16, 2017

Editor’s Note: Because so many people are discovering Northern Kentucky University for the first time this week, we here at The Northerner (who, by the way, have covered every NKU basketball game this season and have sat alone in many postgame press conferences as the only external media outlet) felt ...

Norse notebook: Raucous crowd propels Norse to victory

Norse notebook: Raucous crowd propels Norse to victory

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2017

DETROIT -- Prior to Tuesday’s Horizon League championship victory, NKU head coach John Brannen wondered how many people had turned out to support the Norse. “I was in the locker room; I came out with about three minutes to go before the game starts,” Brannen recalled. “I started to ask one of...

Norse fans gather to witness history

Norse fans gather to witness history

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

March 8, 2017

The Skyline Tavern was packed as Northern Kentucky University students, alumni and fans gathered to watch the NKU Norse win the Horizon League tournament, defeating the Milwaukee Panthers. As the night went on the venue became crowded with students watching the game and cheering on the Norse. Ethan...

Norse up! NKU to the NCAA tournament

Norse up! NKU to the NCAA tournament

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2017

DETROIT -- In its first year as a full member of Division I, the NKU men’s basketball team is going dancing, and it has its defense to thank. After five straight victories in which the Norse scored 80 or more points, it got the defensive stops it needed Tuesday to defeat Milwaukee 59-53 in the Horizon...

Norse notebook: Norse are Cinderella no longer

Norse notebook: Norse are Cinderella no longer

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2017

DETROIT -- Any pre-tournament story about Northern Kentucky winning the Horizon League tournament would have labeled the Norse "upstarts" or even "a Cinderella story." This is no longer the case. While NKU's appearance in the Horizon League championship game tonight is both an impressive feat and was une...

WATCH: NKU students head to Horizon League title game

WATCH: NKU students head to Horizon League title game

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

March 7, 2017

The rain on Tuesday morning did not prevent 64 Northern Kentucky University students and alumni from going to Detroit for the game that could make history for the NKU Norse. Students were able to attend the game free of cost thanks to a donation made by NKU grad Christopher Boggs who paid for the tickets, tran...

In year one, NKU 40 minutes from NCAA berth

In year one, NKU 40 minutes from NCAA berth

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2017

DETROIT -- The only team to defeat the NKU men’s basketball team in the last nine games stood in its way of a Horizon League championship game appearance. With a chance at redemption and a berth in the final on the line, NKU had all the motivation it needed against Youngstown State. The Norse never trailed Monday...

Norse notebook: Young team poised at game’s end

Norse notebook: Young team poised at game’s end

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2017

DETROIT -- A popular topic of discussion early in the season was about the youth of the NKU men’s basketball team. The website KenPom.com ranked the Norse 293rd-most experienced out of 351 Division I basketball teams. However, during this streak of eight wins in nine games, the young Norse have been the more poised t...

Third time’s the same: Norse advance to semifinals

Third time’s the same: Norse advance to semifinals

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2017

DETROIT -- One of the youngest teams in the Division I basketball is now the highest remaining seed in its conference tournament. The NKU men's basketball team won its first-ever Horizon League tournament game Sunday night, defeating Wright State 82-77 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. With upsets of to...

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