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WATCH: NCAA tourney bids on the Horizon?

WATCH: NCAA tourney bids on the Horizon?

Matt Sexton and Christopher Decker

March 1, 2017

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

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...

Athletics officially induct 2017 class

Athletics officially induct 2017 class

February 24, 2017

Thursday night Northern Kentucky University's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics inducted seven individuals and one team into its Hall of Fame. The 2017 Hall of Fame class consists of Steven Beattie, Bethany Gastright Flick, Linda Honigford, Andy Listerman, Matt Marksbury, Derrik Moeves, Ricki Rot...

Strong finish lifts Norse over Wright State

Strong finish lifts Norse over Wright State

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2017

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. --  Trailing by seven at the half, Northern Kentucky outscored Wright State 50-36 in the second half Tuesday in an 83-76 victory over the Raiders. NKU (19-10 overall, 10-6 Horizon League) outscored Wright State (19-10, 10-6) 20-9 over the final 6:05 of the game. The win moves N...

Preview: Softball hopes versatility will guide them to winning season

Preview: Softball hopes versatility will guide them to winning season

Amanda Meagher, Contributor

February 17, 2017

After placing ninth in the Horizon League’s 2017 preseason poll, the Northern Kentucky University softball team is motivated to advance their record this year and improve from last year’s 13-40 record in their second stint of Horizon League play. After doubling the team’s win record in her first ye...

Free throws guide Norse to victory over Vikings

Free throws guide Norse to victory over Vikings

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 17, 2017

The NKU Norse men's basketball team hung on in the final minutes of regulation to beat Cleveland State 62-60 in Cleveland. NKU improves to 18-9 overall and 9-5 in Horizon League while Cleveland State falls to 8-19 and 4-11 in conference.  With the victory, the Norse are now tied for third in the Ho...

Is UC basketball coming to BB&T Arena?

Is UC basketball coming to BB&T Arena?

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2017

In need of a home next season due to renovations to Fifth Third Arena, the University of Cincinnati basketball teams could be headed to Highland Heights. Reports intensified Thursday led by a tweet from the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Tom Groeschen. He reported the Bearcats would likely play at BB&T Arena next...

VIDEO: Late defensive stops propel Norse over Green Bay

VIDEO: Late defensive stops propel Norse over Green Bay

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2017

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky -- Two huge late defensive stands for Northern Kentucky were critical as the Norse held off second place Green Bay 69-67 Thursday at BB&T Arena. After going all season without playing a game that finished with a margin of four points or less, the Norse (16-9 overall, 7-...

The John Basalyga story: part 3

The John Basalyga story: part 3

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

On the field Basalyga’s passion and competitiveness were ever present, but if you were lucky enough to get to know him off the field you would meet a slightly different character. “He’s goofy. He is weird as sin. He’s extremely playful. He says I love you all the time, he’s a hugger,” Lin...

The John Basalyga story: Part Two

The John Basalyga story: Part Two

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 8, 2017

Basalyga sat in his office in 1979. He was also the quarterback coach  for the Turpin football team and the baseball coach at the time. The phone rang in his office and at the other end of the line he hears the voice of the athletic director. “He says to me ‘It says here on your resume that you play...

Norse basketball split weekend series at Wright State

Norse basketball split weekend series at Wright State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 5, 2017

Both NKU basketball teams traveled to Dayton to face Wright State on Saturday. The men's basketball team beat the Raiders 83-79 while the women's team fell 67-47. NKU 83 Wright State 79 Despite Wright State shooting 50 percent on the nights, the Norse shot 49 percent and came away with the victory ov...

Norse set DI win record in victory over UIC

Norse set DI win record in victory over UIC

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 28, 2017

The NKU men's basketball team beat UIC 79-62 Friday night in Chicago to pick up their 14th win of the season, setting the new record for most wins in the Division I era. The win improves the Norse record to 5-4 in the Horizon League, while UIC falls to 4-4 in Horizon League play. The Norse shot 41 p...

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