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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...

GALLERY: Norse club five homeruns, crush Penguins in game one

GALLERY: Norse club five homeruns, crush Penguins in game one

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 1, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team hit five homeruns on Friday afternoon to propel the Norse to a 15-8 victory over Youngstown State. The Norse improve to 4-0 in Horizon League play and 9-15 overall, while the Penguins fall to 5-17 overall and 2-5 in Horizon League play. TJ Alas hit two homeruns in this game, inc...

WATCH: New season, new field: turf outfield to benefit future Norse

WATCH: New season, new field: turf outfield to benefit future Norse

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

While the NKU baseball team spent much of the month of February away from Bill Aker Baseball Complex, their field was getting a $600,125 makeover. The outfield of Friendship Field was converted from natural grass to full synthetic turf. MSA architects were the architects for the project while Shaw Sports ...

Update: Bothof issues statement on Brannen’s status

Update: Bothof issues statement on Brannen’s status

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

Northern Kentucky University athletic director Ken Bothof issued a statement Thursday about renewing the contract of men's basketball head coach John Brannen. “I’ve been saying for the last two years that Northern Kentucky men’s basketball is a program on the rise,” Bothof said in a stateme...

Norse softball falls to No. 16 Kentucky

Norse softball falls to No. 16 Kentucky

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU softball team lost 2-1 to No. 16 Kentucky on Wednesday. The loss brings the Norse to 6-20 on the season, and 1-5 at home. Kentucky advances to 23-6 on the season. NKU's Charlie Nolen pitched seven complete innings, giving up just two runs on six hits and striking out two.   “That’s a huge...

Norse can’t hold four run lead, fall to Redhawks

Norse can’t hold four run lead, fall to Redhawks

Kari Lakes, Reporter

March 28, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY- The Northern Kentucky Norse fell to the Miami Redhawks 5-4 after holding a lead for the first seven innings. The loss puts the Norse record at 8-14 while the Redhawks move to 6-16 on the season. The Redhawks scored four of their five runs via the long ball, including the two...

GALLERY: Softball drops first Horizon League series of the season

GALLERY: Softball drops first Horizon League series of the season

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

The NKU softball team dropped their first Horizon League series of the year to Valparaiso, losing two out of three games. The Norse fall to 6-19 on the season and open Horizon League play 1-2 while the Crusaders improve to 14-8 and start Horizon League play 2-1.  The Norse will play the Universit...

Mother’s battle with cancer inspires 2 NKU sisters

Mother’s battle with cancer inspires 2 NKU sisters

Cole Grecco, News Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

Mariah Manson and her sister Maya have seen the effects of cancer right at home. The sisters came up with the idea for Cancer: Let’s Fight Together after watching their mother, Stacey, struggle with and eventually beat colon cancer. “Our mother was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer about t...

Norse fall in final game of double header to lose series

Norse fall in final game of double header to lose series

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 25, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team fell to the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday afternoon, dropping the weekend series with UC two games to three. Game three was originally suppose to be played on Sunday, but the weather forecast for Sunday afternoon forced a double header Saturday. The Norse fall to 8-13 on the se...

NKU men’s basketball attendance rises with improved record

NKU men’s basketball attendance rises with improved record

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

A rise in success by the NKU men’s basketball team has led to an increase in fan participation in BB&T Arena. Average attendance at men’s basketball games has risen considerably this season, thanks to a 24-11 season by the Norse. Average announced attendance at a men’s basketball game this...

Ganns double in the ninth lifts Norse over Redhawks

Ganns double in the ninth lifts Norse over Redhawks

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

With the bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning, Trey Ganns doubled to score all three base runners to give the Norse a 6-3 victory over the Miami Redhawks on Wednesday afternoon in Oxford. The win is the 500th of head coach Todd Asalon's NKU career.  The Norse improve to 7-11 on the season, w...

Norse comeback falls short against Colonels

Norse comeback falls short against Colonels

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team fell to Eastern Kentucky 10-8 on Tuesday afternoon. The Norse fall to 6-11 on the season while the Colonels improve to 13-9. Jake Richmond homered for the third time in as many games, going 3-5 with two runs and two RBI. Mike Moffatt went 2-4 with two runs scored for the Norse...

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