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Norse season ends in loss to Cleveland State

Norse season ends in loss to Cleveland State

Michael Canizales, Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The Northern Kentucky University volleyball season came to an end Saturday after losing to the number one seeded Cleveland State Vikings in the semi-finals of the Horizon League Tournament 3-1 (25-23,25-15,19-25,25-19) at Woodling Gymnasium. The Norse (12-15 overall, 7-9 Horizon) were led by First Team All-League H...

Foul trouble dooms Norse against Illinois State

Foul trouble dooms Norse against Illinois State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The NKU women's basketball team fell to Illinois State 49-37 Wednesday night at Illinois State. The Norse start the season 0-2 while the Redbirds are 1-1. NKU sent the Redbirds to the free throw line 26 times in the game. Illinois State made 16 of those free throws. The Norse only shot six free thro...

Norse fall to Cleveland State

Norse fall to Cleveland State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The NKU volleyball team fell to Cleveland State in four sets (25-18, 25-20, 18-25, 25-23) Wednesday night in Regents Hall. The Norse fall to 11-13 and 7-8 in conference play while the Vikings improve to 19-7 and 12-3 in Horizon League play. Haley Libs recorded 15 kills in the match for the Norse whi...

Norse fall to Evansville in final non-conference match

Norse fall to Evansville in final non-conference match

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men's soccer team fell to Evansville Tuesday night in Evansville. The Norse fall to 7-5-4 on the season while Evansville improves to 9-8-1 on the season.  Evansville shot 12 times and put seven shots on goal while the Norse shot just six times and put two shots on goal. Ian McGrath scored hi...

NKU athletics and Braxton Brewing agree to partnership

NKU athletics and Braxton Brewing agree to partnership

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 1, 2017


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

Northern Kentucky Athletics announced Tuesday they will be partnering with the Covington based Braxton Brewing Company to create the Braxton Beer Garden in BB&T Arena. Braxton will also be creating a new beer called the “Norse Pale Ale.” "Norse Pale Ale is a bright, citrus-forward pale ale t...

Hamblin named Horizon League Player of the Year

Hamblin named Horizon League Player of the Year

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

For the third straight year, Macy Hamblin has been named Horizon League Player of the Year. The senior forward tied for the league lead in goals scored (10) and lead the league in points per match (1.64) and goals per match (.74) despite missing two games of the season due to injury. Related: Hamblin's offensive prow...

Norse Volleyball takes down Panthers for second-straight win

Norse Volleyball takes down Panthers for second-straight win

Kevin Carey, Reporter

October 7, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The Norse volleyball team picked up their second-straight Horizon League victory over Milwaukee Saturday afternoon in four sets 25-21, 22-25, 25-17, 25-23 in Regents Hall. The Norse improved to 8-7 on the year and 4-2 in conference play. Milwaukee dropped to 8-12 on the year and 1-5 in the conference....

Born to Play: Wlademir Babaew’s Journey to NKU

Born to Play: Wlademir Babaew’s Journey to NKU

Kelly Salerno, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Wlademir Babaew, an NKU men’s soccer team member, has brought his athletic prowess overseas; born in Russia, his family later moved to Germany before he eventually came to the United States. A sophomore defender, Babaew began the game at the age of four as a child in Russia and realized his passion ...

Norse earn sixth victory of season over Memphis

Norse earn sixth victory of season over Memphis

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Northern Kentucky men's soccer team extended their winning streak to two games after they defeated the Memphis Tigers 2-0 at the NKU Soccer Stadium. "They are working so hard for each other and they are so disciplined in our defensive shape," head coach Stu Riddle said. "We are always going to create ...

Norse volleyball go 1-1 in first two Horizon League games

Norse volleyball go 1-1 in first two Horizon League games

Michael Canizales, Reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The Northern Kentucky women’s volleyball team opened up Horizon League  play by snapping their five-game losing streak on Saturday night, defeating the Wright State  Raiders in five sets (23-25,18-25,25-21,25-19,15-13) at Regents Hall. “I’m incredibly proud of this team,” head coach Liz Hart said. “I...

Norse record fifth shutout of the season in victory over IUPUI

Norse record fifth shutout of the season in victory over IUPUI

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 23, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men's soccer team recorded their fifth shutout of the season and defeated IUPUI 3-0 in the NKU Soccer Stadium. The Norse improve to 5-1-3 on the season while the Jaguars remain winless with an 0-6 record. "It was a team (IUPUI) that was down on their luck," head coach Stu Riddle said. "But at t...

Barkei wins Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week after shutout at CSU

Barkei wins Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week after shutout at CSU

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

NKU goalkeeper Jim Barkei was named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week after recording his fourth straight shutout against Cleveland State. In the 0-0 draw against Cleveland State, Barkei faced 22 shots and made seven saves to prevent the Vikings from prevailing in the match. "It's a nice accolade ...

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