The Northerner

GALLERY: Unselfish Norse keep Redhawks winless

GALLERY: Unselfish Norse keep Redhawks winless

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 19, 2015

Using outstanding ball movement against a variety of zone defenses Saturday night, the NKU men's basketball team cruised to a 79-69 victory over Southeast Missouri State.Northern Kentucky (3-6) had 20 assists on 28 field goals. Tyler White led the way with 7 assists.The ball movement was critical because ...

GALLERY: Brown buzzer-beater buries Norse in overtime

GALLERY: Brown buzzer-beater buries Norse in overtime

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 19, 2015

A couple of unfriendly bounces off the rim cost the NKU women's basketball team Saturday against Akron.The final one was on a 16-foot jumper by Akron's Anita Brown from the right baseline at the buzzer. The shot hit the front rim and dropped in to give Akron a 77-75 victory over Northern Kentucky in ov...

GALLERY: Norse bludgeon IU Kokomo, 104-33

GALLERY: Norse bludgeon IU Kokomo, 104-33

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 16, 2015

An NKU women's basketball team returning to full health was bad news for Indiana University-Kokomo Wednesday night at BB&T Arena.After allowing the first two points of the game, Northern Kentucky followed with a 23-2 run on the way to a 104-33 victory over the Cougars.IU Kokomo turned the ball over...

LeVert triple-double leads Michigan past NKU

LeVert triple-double leads Michigan past NKU

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 15, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Michigan -- Michigan senior Caris LeVert recorded only the fourth triple-double in school history Tuesday night in a 77-62 victory over Northern Kentucky.LeVert finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists. According to mgoblue.com, LeVert joins Darius Morris in 2011, ...

GALLERY: Smothering defense helps propel Norse past Norfolk State

GALLERY: Smothering defense helps propel Norse past Norfolk State

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 13, 2015

NKU held Norfolk State to just 35 percent shooting from the floor Sunday night in an 81-60 Norse victory at BB&T Arena.The 60 points scored by Norfolk State (4-5) was its lowest offensive output of the season."It was our defensive effort that I was proud of," NKU Head Coach John Brannen said. "We s...

GALLERY: NKU women rout West Virginia State 92-47

GALLERY: NKU women rout West Virginia State 92-47

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 13, 2015

A 54-point second half helped propel the NKU women's basketball team to a 92-47 victory Sunday afternoon at BB&T Arena.The 92 points were the most the Norse have scored since moving to Division I.NKU (7-2) turned a 38-21 halftime lead into a rout thanks to a 29-9 third quarter. The Norse shot 59 percen...

Are energy drinks the key to making a good grade?

Are energy drinks the key to making a good grade?

Molly True, Reporter

December 10, 2015

Many turned to energy drinks to make it through finals week, but how effective were those caffeine-loaded drinks in helping your performance on tests? Studies conducted by professors at NKU have found that while they will help you stay awake, there is no evidence they will improve your cognitive pe...

Kinch continues hot play as Norse bounce IPFW

Kinch continues hot play as Norse bounce IPFW

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 8, 2015

Sarah Kinch scored a career-high 19 points Saturday night as the NKU women's basketball team easily dispatched Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne 77-64.A 13-2 run in the first quarter followed by a 10-2 run in the second quarter put the game away early for NKU (6-2).NKU led 22-13 after one quarter and 41-26 at hal...

NKU men fall in overtime to Eastern Illinois

NKU men fall in overtime to Eastern Illinois

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 8, 2015

CHARLESTON, Ill. - Despite monster games from Jalen Billups and Lavone Holland II, the NKU men's basketball team fell in overtime Saturday night to Eastern Illinois, 79-73.NKU trailed by two, 60-58, with 1:44 left in regulation. Holland scored on a dunk off of a fastbreak to tie the game at 60 with 1...

Economics rocks Griffin Hall, enhances education

Sarah Clark, Reporter

December 4, 2015

A competition of scholar and production took place Wednesday night in the Griffin Hall Digitorium as Economic and EMB students paired up to present Econ Beats, a local title for a nationally popular program called Rockonomix.   “It was fun to see the parodies everyone worked on for the whole semester,” J...

GALLERY: Kentucky pulls away late to avoid upset against Norse

GALLERY: Kentucky pulls away late to avoid upset against Norse

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 2, 2015

Despite trailing for only the second time this season at the half, the Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball team rallied in the second half to hold off Northern Kentucky 84-65 at BB&T Arena.NKU (5-2) led the 11th-ranked Wildcats (7-0) at halftime 41-37. This was after trailing 14-5 early in the game. Th...

NKU basketball player suspended indefinitely after DUI arrest

NKU basketball player suspended indefinitely after DUI arrest

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 2, 2015

NKU senior basketball player Todd Johnson was suspended from the team indefinitely by the university following his DUI arrest by Highland Heights police Saturday morning.According to the arrest report, Johnson was pulled over at 1:18 a.m. Saturday morning. The officer noticed Johnson driving down Nunn...

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