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Women hope to pick up where they ended last season

Women hope to pick up where they ended last season

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 11, 2015

The women’s basketball team hopes a strong finish to the 2014-15 season, as well as an offseason trip, will propel the Norse to success in the new Horizon League.Dawn Plitzuweit’s squad won its final three regular-season games last season, then won its first two Atlantic Sun tournament games before f...

2015-16 Must-see women’s basketball games

2015-16 Must-see women’s basketball games

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 10, 2015

MarquetteNovember 21, 1 p.m.Anytime a Big East team comes to the BB&T Arena, you know it will be a big game. The Golden Eagles will make the trip to Highland Heights. It was a tough year for Marquette in 2014-15, as they went 9-22 overall and 4-14 in the Big East. Only Providence and Georgetown finished...

2015-16 Must-see men’s basketball games

2015-16 Must-see men’s basketball games

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 10, 2015

at West VirginiaNovember 13, 7 p.m.Bob Huggins’ squad came to Highland Heights last season and defeated the Norse 67-42. NKU will look to return the favor in Morgantown. Coming off of a 25-10 season, the Mountaineers were picked to finish sixth in the Big 12. Joe Lunardi, ESPN.com bracketologist predicts WVU will make the NCAA tour...

5 years in Detroit; Commissioner sets goals for Horizon League

5 years in Detroit; Commissioner sets goals for Horizon League

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 10, 2015

With a new member school and a new partnership for its postseason basketball tournament, it’s been a busy few months for Horizon League Commissioner Jon LeCrone.LeCrone stopped by NKU’s basketball media day to discuss the Norse’s addition to the league and the league’s new tournament home in D...

Men’s soccer season ends in quarterfinals to Wright State

Men’s soccer season ends in quarterfinals to Wright State

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 10, 2015

The men's soccer season ended Monday with a 2-0 upset loss to Wright State at NKU Soccer Stadium in the Horizon League quarterfinals.NKU finished with an 8-7-4 record.Wright State scored in the 35th minute what proved to be the deciding goal. Zach Zwiesler scored to give the Raiders a 1-0 lead.The R...

2015-16 Horizon League women’s basketball preview

2015-16 Horizon League women’s basketball preview

William Borland, Contributor

November 9, 2015

Teams ranked in predicted order in Horizon League preseason poll.#1 - Green BayHead Coach- Kevin Borseth2014-2015: First place in the Horizon League last year with a 15-1 conference record and a 28-5 overall recordGreen Bay was the regular season and conference tournament champions of the Horizon League last year and they are...

2015-16 Horizon League men’s basketball preview

2015-16 Horizon League men’s basketball preview

Kari Lakes, Contributor

November 9, 2015

Teams ranked in predicted order in Horizon League preseason poll. Valparaiso (Indiana)Head Coach- Bryce Drew (5th season)Rank- 1st 2014-15: 28-6 overall, 13-3 in the Horizon LeagueWith the record of 28-6, the Crusaders have been picked to win the Horizon League, with four players being named preseas...

Men’s soccer blanked; Will host Wright State in league quarterfinals

Men’s soccer blanked; Will host Wright State in league quarterfinals

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 9, 2015

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The men's soccer team closed the regular season Friday with a 4-0 loss at Milwaukee.With the loss, the Norse became the three-seed for this week's Horizon League tournament. They will host Wright State 7 p.m. tonight at NKU Soccer Stadium.A win tonight would send the Norse to Illinoi...

Norse win final tuneup against Polar Bears, 81-76

Norse win final tuneup against Polar Bears, 81-76

DeSherion McBroom, Reporter

November 8, 2015

The men’s basketball team started off their season with an exhibition game Saturday against the Bears of Ohio Northern University. The final score was a win for the Norse 81-76.Though the Bears rallied late, the Norse was able to get the victory using strong defense and knocking down their free th...

Women’s soccer season ends in penalties to Oakland

Women’s soccer season ends in penalties to Oakland

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 6, 2015

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- After finishing regulation and 20 minutes of overtime scoreless, Northern Kentucky and Oakland needed penalty kicks to decide Thursday's Horizon League semifinal.In the end, the Golden Grizzlies scored on all four attempts from the spot and defeated NKU 4-1 in penalties.The loss ends the se...

Norse drop final non-conference tilt to Evansville, 4-0

Norse drop final non-conference tilt to Evansville, 4-0

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 4, 2015

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The NKU men's soccer team dropped its final non-conference match of the season Tuesday, 4-0 at Evansville.The Purple Aces started the scoring in the 8th minute when Nate Opperman scored after he stole a back pass. It was 1-0 at halftime.Evansville (3-13-0) scored three times in the sec...

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Volleyball splits weekend matches

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Volleyball splits weekend matches

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 4, 2015

The NKU volleyball team split a pair of five-set Horizon League matches this weekend.Saturday, the Norse defeated Green Bay 24-26, 26-24, 25-21, 20-25, 15-10.Haley Libs, who was honored Monday as Horizon League offensive player of the week, had 23 kills and seven digs to lead the Norse.Keely Creamer added 18 kills....

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