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Norse escape with a victory over Milwaukee

Norse escape with a victory over Milwaukee

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

Since NKU joined the Horizon League, Milwaukee has landed on the schedule during homecoming. Each time Milwaukee has played hard but failed to defeat the Norse. Tonight played out much the same way. NKU defeated the Panthers 54-52 in BB&T Arena Thursday night, improving to 11-2 in conference play...

#Norse Notebook: Evaluating the Norse bench

#Norse Notebook: Evaluating the Norse bench

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

While I was working on my story about the NKU women’s basketball team defeating nationally ranked Green Bay at the end of last December, Tyler Sharpe took the floor with a team manager and began his pregame shooting routine. The guard from Mt. Washington, KY moved around the floor and shot from eac...

Second half surge pushes Norse over Penguins

Second half surge pushes Norse over Penguins

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

It wasn't pretty at times, but Northern Kentucky University's men's basketball team remained undefeated on the road Thursday night, defeating Youngstown State 95-85. The Norse are now 9-2 in Horizon League play and 16-7 overall. After starting league play 3-1, Youngstown State is now just 4-7 in conference...

Norse welcome FC Cincinnati to kick off 2018 spring season

Norse welcome FC Cincinnati to kick off 2018 spring season

Kevin Carey, Assistant Sports Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

When Blaire Stevenson, assistant men’s soccer coach, joined the Norse in March of 2017, he brought not only a rich history of the game, but a connection that would soon benefit his newly found home. That Connection? The FC Cincinnati soccer team, which would lead to to three exhibition games in tw...

Gallery: Norse get back on track with victory over Cleveland State

Gallery: Norse get back on track with victory over Cleveland State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team defeated Cleveland State 70-55 Monday night in BB&T Arena. The Norse improve to 12-6 on the season and 5-1 in Horizon League play while Cleveland State falls to 4-15 and 1-5 in conference play. The Norse remain in second place in the Horizon Leagu...

Column: Keep the momentum going, Norse Nation

Column: Keep the momentum going, Norse Nation

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

There was a time in the not so distant past, as recently as the middle of last season in fact, that the student section at BB&T Arena was mostly empty for NKU basketball games (men’s or women’s). There are only three times I can remember a sizeable student section at any basketball game last ...

Benzinger, Raiders end NKU’s four game win streak

Benzinger, Raiders end NKU’s four game win streak

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

BB&T Arena had not witnessed an NKU men's basketball loss since Jan. 20, 2017. 5,000 energized fans filled the arena Thursday, hoping they would witness the 14th straight home victory for the Norse. Instead, they witnessed a career night from Grant Benzinger, who was seemingly unphased by the n...

Preview: NKU takes on Wright State and a way-too-early look at ‘bracketology’

Preview: NKU takes on Wright State and a way-too-early look at ‘bracketology’

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 11, 2018


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

Northern Kentucky men’s basketball welcomes Wright State into BB&T Arena at 7 p.m. Thursday night. The winner will remain undefeated in conference play and hold sole possession of first place in the Horizon League.

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Norse extinguish Flames ahead of matchup with Oakland

Norse extinguish Flames ahead of matchup with Oakland

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team defeated UIC in convincing fashion Saturday night, 86-51. The Norse improve to 9-5 on the season and begin Horizon League play 2-0. UIC falls to 5-10 and 0-2 in Horizon League play. "I was really excited about the performance of our young men tonight," NKU head coach Jo...

Norse complete upset of 19th ranked Phoenix

Norse complete upset of 19th ranked Phoenix

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

There haven't been very many times in the past two seasons when the NKU women's basketball locker room was filled with elation after a game.  But today, joy filled BB&T Arena as the final buzzer sounded and spilled into the locker room.  "It was crazy. An overload of joy," guard Molly Glick said...

Norse break two game losing streak with win over IUPUI

Norse break two game losing streak with win over IUPUI

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 28, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team defeated IUPUI 77-59 Thursday night in BB&T Arena, snapping a two-game losing streak in front of over 4,200 fans. The Norse improve to 8-5 and get their first Horizon League win of the season while the Jaguars fall to 3-9 and are 0-1 in conference play. "We challenge...

ETSU gets revenge, defeat Norse in second match-up of the season

ETSU gets revenge, defeat Norse in second match-up of the season

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

East Tennessee State took their revenge on the NKU men's basketball team Wednesday night, defeating the Norse 84-71 in Johnson City. The Norse fall to 6-3 on the season while the Bucs improve to 5-3.  Carson Williams scored 22 points on 76 percent shooting for NKU. Drew McDonald added 10 points an...

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