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Norse drop both games of Friday DH with Cleveland State

Norse drop both games of Friday DH with Cleveland State

Kevin Carey, Contributor

April 22, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State battled it out in Horizon League play Friday afternoon in a doubleheader that was originally scheduled for April 22nd, but was moved due to inclement weather projected to hit the area. The Norse fell to the Vikings in both games of the double header and falling...

WATCH: Students take stress break at petting zoo

WATCH: Students take stress break at petting zoo

Alana Setty, Contributor

April 20, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, Video

As the lawn outside the Student Union filled with zoo animals on Tuesday, crowds gathered for a chance to pet the various wildlife brought in by the Activities Programming Board. The animals ranged from farm animals like chickens, goats and rabbits to a kangaroo, camel and a llama. Alecia Siegel, d...

Ganns gets Norse back on track with win over OSU

Ganns gets Norse back on track with win over OSU

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

After struggling on the mound for much of the season, starting pitcher Trey Ganns guided the NKU Norse to an 8-1 victory against the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Norse improve to 13-22 on the season while the Buckeyes fall to 15-22 on the season. Before Ganns even took the mound, he doubled in the first...

A goodbye from the editor of The Northerner

A goodbye from the editor of The Northerner

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Story, Viewpoints

It has been a long time coming, but in two weeks, it will finally be done. Mom, I finally did it. When I finally walk across the stage May 7 as a college graduate, she won’t be there. It’s been almost 11 years since she passed away. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about her. I certainly wo...

Softball steals a Saturday victory against UIC

Softball steals a Saturday victory against UIC

Cole Grecco, News Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

Over the weekend the Norse softball team traveled to Chicago to play three games against the University of Illinois-Chicago, two of which in a doubleheader on Saturday. The Norse ended the series 1-2, grabbing their win in the second game on Saturday with a 4-3 victory. Friday, April 14: NKU 0 UIC ...

Take Back the Night: Survivors share their stories

Take Back the Night: Survivors share their stories

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

April 14, 2017


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

Students shuffled around a white leather couch and tried to find a seat in the University Center Ballroom. Names that represent survivors are written on the shiny material in purple ink.   The couch, and all that it represents, is a part of The K.A.S.S.I.E. Project. The K.A.S.S.I.E. Project helps sur...

Gallery: Norse split double header with Youngstown State

Gallery: Norse split double header with Youngstown State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

The NKU softball team split a double header with Youngstown State Wednesday afternoon at Frank Idnatius Grein Field. The Norse improve to 10-26 and 4-7 in Horizon League play while the Penguins are 17-23 and 5-6 in league play. The rubber match of the three game series starts at noon on Thursday. A ...

Young players shine in Norse victory over Harriers

Young players shine in Norse victory over Harriers

Kari Lakes, Reporter

April 12, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY- The NKU Norse defeated the Miami Hamilton Harriers 15-1 today at the Bill Aker Baseball Complex. The Norse improve to 12-19 on the season while the Harriers fall to 20-17 on the season. The Norse offense took no time to warm up, as senior TJ Alas started things off with a sing...

Norse lose first Horizon League series of the year

Norse lose first Horizon League series of the year

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 9, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team dropped two games of a three game series against Valparaiso this weekend. The Norse fall to 11-19 on the season and are now 6-3 in league play while the Crusaders improve to 12-17 and 3-6 in league play.  The Norse continue to hold third place in the Horizon League standings behind UI...

Opinion: Success will bring inevitable change at NKU, other mid-major schools

Opinion: Success will bring inevitable change at NKU, other mid-major schools

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

With Anthony Grant being hired as the new Dayton Flyers head coach, it appears NKU men’s basketball coach John Brannen will be staying in Highland Heights for the 2017 season. The question now is, how much longer will he remain as Norse head coach? My guess is, he will remain the head coach at NK...

Gallery: Kelley carries Norse to series victory over Penguins

Gallery: Kelley carries Norse to series victory over Penguins

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 2, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team secured the series win against Youngstown State on Sunday afternoon with a 6-3 victory. The Norse are now 5-1 in the Horizon League with a 10-16 overall record while the Penguins fall to 6-18 and 3-6 in league play. "I was real happy with how we played," head coach Todd Asalon ...

Norse comeback falls short against Penguins

Norse comeback falls short against Penguins

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 1, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team fell to Youngstown State 8-7 on Saturday afternoon. The Norse fall to 9-16 on the season and 4-1 in the Horizon League while the Penguins improve to 6-17 and 3-5 in league play. "It was a good college game," Asalon said. "Two teams playing hard and playing pretty decent for the m...

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