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Total Eclipse of the heart: One professor’s astronomical passion

Total Eclipse of the heart: One professor’s astronomical passion

Christopher Decker & Jude Noel, Managing Editor & Social Media Editor

August 20, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Astronomy professor Nathan De Lee will cancel his classes on Monday and instead be in Nashville, anticipating an astronomical event he has waited nearly 20 years to witness. “I found out about it in the mid-1990’s,” De Lee said. “It’s a long wait but it will be worth it. “Well, I’ll fi...

GALLERY: Frey’s second half goal powers Norse to victory

GALLERY: Frey’s second half goal powers Norse to victory

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 19, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

  The NKU women's soccer team claimed their first victory of the season Friday night, beating Eastern Kentucky 2-1 in front of a crowd of more than 800 in the NKU Soccer Stadium. "We've had fantastic crowds out to support us and certainly our players get a little extra motivation when the crowd ...

Dynamic Duo hope to lead Norse to second Horizon League championship

Dynamic Duo hope to lead Norse to second Horizon League championship

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Just a few days before their first preseason game against Miami (OH), the women’s soccer team received their Horizon League championship rings in a private ceremony in the NKU Soccer Stadium. “I’ll wear it and people will be like ‘Wow is that the ring you got?’” senior forward Macy Hamblin ...

Chamber of Commerce to honor NKU men’s basketball

Chamber of Commerce to honor NKU men’s basketball

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 17, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team will be the recipient of the ImageMaker award sponsored by Duke Energy, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday.  “It is both humbling and an honor to receive this recognition from the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commer...

Men’s Soccer to host FC Cincinnati reserves in preseason match

Men’s Soccer to host FC Cincinnati reserves in preseason match

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men's soccer team will host the FC Cincinnati reserves on August 16 at 7 p.m. at the NKU Soccer Stadium. Admission is free for all NKU students, faculty and staff while general admission is $10. "I’d like to thank the staff of FC Cincinnati for giving us this wonderful opportunity and bei...

Minds of Tomorrow: Alpha Phi Alpha hosts Leadership Development Institute

Minds of Tomorrow: Alpha Phi Alpha hosts Leadership Development Institute

Jude Noel, Reporter

August 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Over a hundred high school students from across seven states in the Midwest gathered on NKU’s campus for a weekend meant to shape young black men into the next generation of leaders. The event, hosted by NKU and Cincinnati’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha (Rho Gamma and Delta Gamma Lambda, respec...

Ganns forgoes senior season to join Red Sox

Ganns forgoes senior season to join Red Sox

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

At the halfway point in the 2017 baseball season, Trey Ganns felt like he was playing well enough to draw the eye of some Major League teams.   Ganns participated in a workout hosted by the Boston Red Sox in Mason, Ohio after finishing his junior year at NKU with a .348 average, 14 home runs and 57 ...

Walks, hit batters lead to Norse defeat in Lexington

Walks, hit batters lead to Norse defeat in Lexington

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

Lexington, KY- After being down just 3-1 in the sixth inning, the NKU Norse fell to the University of Kentucky 10-1 at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Norse fall to 21-31 on the season while the nationally ranked Wildcats improve to 37-16. "It was a good game going into the sixth inning," head coach Todd A...

Norse collect second weekend sweep in Youngstown

Norse collect second weekend sweep in Youngstown

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 14, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team swept a doubleheader with Youngstown State Saturday afternoon, finishing the weekend with a 4-0 record and improving to 14-13 in Horizon League play. The Penguins drop to 9-19 in conference play and sit in seventh place in the league standings. The Norse would be the three see...

GALLERY: Norse sweep Grizzlies on senior day

GALLERY: Norse sweep Grizzlies on senior day

Kari Lakes, Reporter

May 14, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY- The Northern Kentucky Norse celebrated their seniors and swept their second double header of the year, as they beat the Oakland Golden Grizzlies 12-7 in game one and 10-5 in game two. The Grizzlies lead things off in game one with a three-run second inning. The Norse didn’...

Norse pitching can’t handle Panther bats

Norse pitching can’t handle Panther bats

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 7, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team struggled in Sunday's doubleheader against Milwaukee, losing game one 15-0 and losing game two 8-1. The Norse are now 17-30 with a 10-13 record in the Horizon League while the Panthers improve to 19-27 and 9-14 in league play. The Norse remain in third place in the conference standings...

Norse split double header with Wright State

Norse split double header with Wright State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 6, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team split a double header series with Wright State on Friday afternoon, winning game one 13-10 while falling in game two 13-3.  The Norse are now 17-28 on the season and 10-11 in conference play while the Raiders are 30-15 and 16-5 in Horizon League play. The Norse will travel to M...

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