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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


Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Student Voices, Viewpoints

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


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

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


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

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


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports

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


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

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


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

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...

Bothof to SGA: NKU-UC to play in basketball in future

Bothof to SGA: NKU-UC to play in basketball in future

Hannah Hagedorn, Asst. News Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports

Editor's note: A previous version of the story said UC and NKU would play next season. Bryan McEldowney, assistant athletic director, corrected the information to state that the two schools would play, "in the future," but not next season. The corrected version of the story appears below. Confirmation of an NKU-U...

WATCH: NCAA tourney bids on the Horizon?

WATCH: NCAA tourney bids on the Horizon?

Matt Sexton and Christopher Decker

March 1, 2017


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

NKU MEN 3 WINS FROM BIG DANCE By Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief In its first full season of Division I membership, the NKU men’s basketball team’s outstanding season has garnered national attention. With a 21-win regular season and an appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter complete, the Norse now set it...

Norse break four game skid by blasting Milwaukee

Norse break four game skid by blasting Milwaukee

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2017


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

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - One team entered BB&T Arena Friday night with a four-game winning streak including a win over perennial power Green Bay. One team entered with a four-game losing streak. In a reversal of fortune, Northern Kentucky never trailed Friday, breaking its losing streak in style by blowing out M...

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