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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 ...

Hamblin’s second half goal gets Norse back on track

Hamblin’s second half goal gets Norse back on track

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

NKU's women's soccer team snapped a three-game losing streak Friday night, taking down Horizon League foe UIC Flames 2-0 at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The Norse improved to 4-4 on the season and earned their first Horizon League victory while UIC fell to 2-7. NKU head coach Bob Sheehan believed earning a...

Moyes scores first goal in Norse victory

Moyes scores first goal in Norse victory

Tommy Bailey, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

  The NKU men’s soccer team hosted the Dayton Flyers on a rainy Wednesday night, and won 1-0 for their fourth win this season and third consecutive shutout.  The win came behind a strong performance from the Norse goal keeper Jim Barkei, who recorded three saves, including two that were crucial...

Norse extend losing streak to three after loss to Xavier

Norse extend losing streak to three after loss to Xavier

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 10, 2017


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

  Northern Kentucky fell to Xavier 2-1 on Sunday night, extending their losing streak to three games. The Norse fall to 3-4 on the season while Xavier improves to 4-3-1.  "We gave up two goals. I think both goals we could have prevented and we didn't," head coach Bob Sheehan said. "That's been a ...

Norse Volleyball loses first two games of season

Norse Volleyball loses first two games of season

Kevin Carey, Michael Canizales, Reporters

September 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

Game 1: NKU 1 Sacramento State 3 by Michael Canizales The Northern Kentucky women’s volleyball team lost their first match of the season, falling to the Sacramento State Hornets in four sets (25-18, 26-24, 18-25, 25-23) at the NKU Invitational in Regents Hall, Saturday afternoon. The Norse (4-1...

Norse victorious in first night of NKU Invitational

Norse victorious in first night of NKU Invitational

Kevin Carey, Reporter

September 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The Norse opened up the NKU Invitational Friday night at Regents Hall with a win over the Seattle University Redhawks in four sets, 25-15, 22-25, 25-22, 25-21. NKU improved to 4-0 on the season. “I think our team plays better when they are at home and we are in our routine,” head coach Liz Hart s...

NKU’s 2017-2018 men’s basketball schedule released

NKU’s 2017-2018 men’s basketball schedule released

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

Northern Kentucky University released the 2017-2018 men's basketball schedule Wednesday afternoon. The season is set to start on Nov. 4 with an exhibition against Urbana with the regular season starting Nov. 10 against East Tennessee State. "We are currently hard at work preparing for the upcoming ...

NKU Athletics, Matthew 25 Ministries accepting Hurricane Harvey donations

NKU Athletics, Matthew 25 Ministries accepting Hurricane Harvey donations

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports, Sports Features

Northern Kentucky Athletics has partnered with Matthew 25 Ministries to collect donations for the victims of the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. The department will be accepting donations today until 3:30 p.m. as well as Friday and next Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. While they will accep...

New look Norse look to move forward in 2017

New look Norse look to move forward in 2017

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Stu Riddle is used to taking over less than stellar men’s soccer programs. In 2009, Riddle became head coach for a Western Michigan program that won three games in 2008. In 2013, he took the head coaching job at Buffalo for a team that won five games in 2012. Riddle was able to lead both programs t...

Dynamic Duo hope to lead Norse to second Horizon League championship

Dynamic Duo hope to lead Norse to second Horizon League championship

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Just a few days before their first preseason game against Miami (OH), the women’s soccer team received their Horizon League championship rings in a private ceremony in the NKU Soccer Stadium. “I’ll wear it and people will be like ‘Wow is that the ring you got?’” senior forward Macy Hamblin ...

Chamber of Commerce to honor NKU men’s basketball

Chamber of Commerce to honor NKU men’s basketball

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 17, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team will be the recipient of the ImageMaker award sponsored by Duke Energy, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday.  “It is both humbling and an honor to receive this recognition from the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commer...

Brannen signs contract extension with NKU

Brannen signs contract extension with NKU

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

June 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

NKU men's basketball coach John Brannen and the athletic department have reached an agreement to keep Brannen in Highland Heights for the foreseeable future. Brannen signed a four year contract extension Thursday that keep him as the head coach of the Norse through the 2020-2021 season.  The contract will al...

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