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Fleak makes Division I transition easier for men’s soccer

Fleak makes Division I transition easier for men’s soccer

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 4, 2015

The NKU men’s soccer team was at the peak of the Division II mountain in the fall of 2010. However, a larger challenge than winning a national championship awaited the Norse.Northern Kentucky was on the verge of a move to Division I athletics. This would mean a large step up in competition for all ...

Puppeteer gives his final bow

Abby Anstead, News Editor

November 3, 2015

Larry Blake to retire after 11 years of serviceImagine campus without the BB&T Arena, Griffin Hall and the Student Union. There was no soccer field, Loch Norse was a small pond and the plaza area didn’t even exist.  This was what campus looked like when Larry Blake assumed the position of assistant vice p...

GALLERY: Laumann goal sends NKU to Horizon League semifinals, 1-0

GALLERY: Laumann goal sends NKU to Horizon League semifinals, 1-0

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 3, 2015

All it took was one well-placed header and one outstanding late save Monday to send the NKU women's soccer team to Milwaukee.Kelsey Laumann headed home the game-winning goal as NKU advanced to the Horizon League semifinals with a 1-0 victory over Cleveland State at NKU Soccer Stadium.NKU, the three-se...

Women’s soccer downs Green Bay; Will host tourney quarterfinal Monday

Women’s soccer downs Green Bay; Will host tourney quarterfinal Monday

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

October 31, 2015

Two second half goals propelled the Northern Kentucky women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory Friday over Green Bay at NKU Soccer Stadium.With the victory, NKU (10-5-1, 6-2-1 in Horizon League) locked up the third seed in this week's Horizon League tournament. The Norse will host Cleveland State 7 p.m. Mo...

GALLERY: Late Addai goal helps NKU salvage 2-2 draw

GALLERY: Late Addai goal helps NKU salvage 2-2 draw

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

October 29, 2015

Less than three minutes from full time, it appeared the men's soccer team was headed to defeat Wednesday evening against Indiana University, Purdue University at Indianapolis.However, Yaw Addai would find the back of the net in the 88th minute, helping NKU salvage a 2-2 draw at NKU Soccer Stadium.Afte...

The multicultural roots of Halloween

Seth Thomas, Contributor

October 28, 2015

The traditions of the modern holiday known as Halloween are drawn from many religions and cultures. While nearly every culture celebrates the holiday differently, the one thing they all agree on is that Halloween is a night when the physical and supernatural worlds are closest.ALL HALLOWS' EVEPart o...

GALLERY: Volleyball continues torrid play by defeating Wright State

GALLERY: Volleyball continues torrid play by defeating Wright State

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

October 28, 2015

The NKU volleyball team is on a roll. The Norse won its third straight match, and fifth in its last six, with a straight-sets victory over Wright State Tuesday evening at Regents Hall, 25-17, 25-20, 25-18. "I thought we sided out really well," NKU Head Coach Liz Hart said. "We held them down to a ...

Volleyball on a roll, sweep weekend Horizon League matches

Volleyball on a roll, sweep weekend Horizon League matches

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

October 25, 2015

The volleyball team picked up a pair of Horizon League victories this weekend.Saturday, the volleyball team picked up a thrilling five-set victory at Valparaiso. NKU won 20-25, 25-17, 25-21, 20-25 and 15-13.Keyaira Lankheit had a huge match, picking up 16 blocks and 11 kills. Haley Libs led the Norse wi...

Soccer roundup: Scoreless draw puts women’s soccer in Horizon League tourney

Soccer roundup: Scoreless draw puts women’s soccer in Horizon League tourney

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

October 25, 2015

The NKU women's soccer team played Milwaukee to a 0-0 draw Saturday night in Milwaukee. The point earned guaranteed the Norse a spot in the Horizon League tournament.The draw also guaranteed Milwaukee the top seed for the tournament.NKU is now 9-5-1 overall and 5-2-1 in the Horizon League. Milwaukee is 10-...

SPORTS ROUNDUP: Fall tennis season wraps up at ITA Regionals

SPORTS ROUNDUP: Fall tennis season wraps up at ITA Regionals

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

October 23, 2015

The NKU men's and women's tennis teams wrapped up fall play last weekend at the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals.On the men's side, Mate Virag and Lukas Clemens lost their second round doubles match to Alex Gornet and Jeffrey Brown from Louisville.NKU picked up some consolation victories on Saturday. Jody M...

Oakland hands NKU second straight league defeat, 1-0

Oakland hands NKU second straight league defeat, 1-0

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

October 23, 2015

ROCHESTER, Mich. -- After winning its first five Horizon League games in school history, the NKU women's soccer team dropped its second straight Wednesday.Alice Palmer's 72nd-minute goal was all Oakland needed to defeat NKU 1-0.Oakland (5-5-6, 4-1-2 in Horizon) outshot NKU 12-4, including blanking the Nor...

Qualah golden goal lifts men’s soccer over Eastern Illinois

Qualah golden goal lifts men’s soccer over Eastern Illinois

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

October 23, 2015

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- It took just 31 seconds of extra time Wednesday for the NKU men's soccer team to defeat Eastern Illinois, 2-1.Less than a minute into overtime, Kobie Qualah beat keeper Ben Feltes to propel the Norse to victory.The Norse had to rally from a goal down. Tyler Massa scored his first...

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