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Turnovers doom Norse in Green Bay

Turnovers doom Norse in Green Bay

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 10, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team lost 80-71 to Green Bay Tuesday night. The Norse fall to 12-5 on the season and 3-2 in Horizon League play, while the Phoenix remain a perfect 4-0 in conference play.   It was a tale of two halves for the Norse. In the first half, the Norse shot 45 percent from the field...

Riddle named men’s soccer coach

Riddle named men’s soccer coach

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

The NKU athletic department announced on Monday that former University of Buffalo head coach Stu Riddle will become the next men’s soccer coach. Riddle will become the fourth soccer coach in the history of NKU. He replaces John Basalyga who announced his retirement in December. “I would like to than...

Norse win first Horizon League game of the season

Norse win first Horizon League game of the season

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 7, 2017


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

The NKU Norse beat Youngstown State 87-81 in overtime Saturday night for their first Horizon League victory of the season. The Norse improve to 5-11 while the Penguins drop to 4-10. "It feels good," senior Rebecca Lyttle said. "The first three games were tough for us but it was good we all stayed po...

McDonald powers Norse to victory against Cleveland State

McDonald powers Norse to victory against Cleveland State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 7, 2017


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

The NKU Norse beat the Cleveland State Vikings 83-75 Saturday afternoon at BB&T Arena. The Norse improve to 12-5 on the season while the Vikings fall to 5-11. "I thought our young men came out with a lot of energy tonight," head coach John Brannen said. "Cleveland State is one of the toughest...

Faulkner hits career high as Norse blast Penguins

Faulkner hits career high as Norse blast Penguins

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

January 5, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky -- The young NKU men's basketball team continues to play like a veteran squad. A team laden with freshmen and sophomores, the Norse players seem to take turns taking over basketball games. On Thursday, it was freshman Mason Faulkner's turn. Faulkner scored a career-high ...

Critical free throws lift Cleveland State past NKU

Critical free throws lift Cleveland State past NKU

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

January 5, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Women's Basketball

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky -- Cleveland State's offense came back to life just in time for the Vikings. After a furious rally by the NKU women's basketball team Thursday evening, Cleveland State made its final three field goals and six free throws to defeat the Norse 58-54. "I'm really proud of our ...

Oakland pulls away late to defeat Norse

Oakland pulls away late to defeat Norse

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief

December 31, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

ROCHESTER, Michigan -- In a big early-season battle in the Horizon League, Oakland managed to pull away late to hold off Northern Kentucky 76-65. The game was tied at 35 at the intermission. Baskets early in the half by Drew McDonald and Carson Williams gave NKU a 39-35 lead.  Oakland responded with a...

Strong second quarter propels Milwaukee past NKU

Strong second quarter propels Milwaukee past NKU

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief

December 31, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin -- Milwaukee used a strong second quarter Saturday afternoon to defeat the NKU women's basketball team 72-44. After leading 22-11 after one quarter, the Panthers (9-4) outscored the Norse (4-10) 19-3 in the second quarter to put the game out of reach. Milwaukee shot 53.3 percen...

Norse drain 14 threes in win over Detroit Mercy

Norse drain 14 threes in win over Detroit Mercy

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief

December 29, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

DETROIT, Michigan -- The NKU men's basketball team overcame a first-half deficit in its Horizon League opener Thursday night by burying long-range shots. The Norse made 9 of 16 from three-point range in the second half and defeated Detroit Mercy 81-70. NKU (10-4) outscored Detroit Mercy 47-31 in t...

Strong second half propels West Virginia past NKU

Strong second half propels West Virginia past NKU

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief

December 23, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia -- NKU put an early scare into the 11th ranked men's basketball team in the country Friday. The Norse led by eight early, but West Virginia clamped down on defense, forcing 25 NKU turnovers in a 92-61 win. Northern Kentucky (9-4) raced out to a 12-4 lead after making its first...

Norse sluggish, but pull away for sixth straight win

Norse sluggish, but pull away for sixth straight win

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief

December 21, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky -- A mid-week matchup against a 2-8 NAIA team is usually nothing more than a tune-up game. Brescia was determined to be much more than a tune-up. Two days before traveling to West Virginia to take on the 11th-ranked Mountaineers, the NKU men's basketball team was sluggis...

Norse win second straight in Vegas over Southern Miss

Norse win second straight in Vegas over Southern Miss

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief

December 21, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- A Rebecca Lyttle 3-point play with 1:58 remaining gave the NKU women's basketball team the lead for good Wednesday in a 58-53 win over Southern Mississippi. The win is the second in as many days in Las Vegas for the Norse (4-8). Southern Miss fell to 8-4. With the Norse traili...

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