The Northerner

Season Preview: Men’s Basketball

Jalen Tate (11) is introduced before the game against Wilmington. Tate lead the Norse with 17 overall points.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018

As the Norse prepare to enter the 2018-19 season, gone are standouts like Lavone Holland II, Carson Williams, Jordan Garnett and Mason Faulkner. Those four were an integral part in helping head coach John Brannen engineer one of the fastest and best turnarounds in the nation. So far, the Brannen...

NKU’s unknown champion: Perce takes home boxing title

Jeremy Perce won the heavyweight division by knocking out his opponent

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

May 26, 2018

Tucked away on top of a hill just off Madison Avenue in Covington is a large, brown house. The house has no defining signage or advertising, other than “Beware of Dog” and “Private Property, No Trespassing” signs displayed on the garage door. In the yard, about a hundred feet away from the front door, sits...

A farewell from managing editor and sports editor Christopher Decker

A farewell from managing editor and sports editor Christopher Decker

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

April 26, 2018

I wasn’t sold on NKU when I first arrived on campus. As a commuter and a working student, I felt disconnected from the school I traveled to for classes every day. That was until I officially joined The Northerner. The experiences I’ve had as a member of The Northerner and as a student in the journ...

Norse golfer takes home Horizon League Championship

Jacob Poore stands with his fellow competitors at the end of the Horizon League golf tournament

Mike Canizales, Reporter

April 26, 2018

Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida—Jacob Poore started the day with a two-stroke lead; the Northern Kentucky University men’s golfer carded a final round one under par 72, which won him the 2018 Horizon League Tournament Individual Championship. “I’ve always thought that he would win before he graduate...

Off-season movement continues with Faulkner release, Rack departure

Head Coach John Brannen talks to Mason Faulkner (11) during the game against Youngstown State.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

April 5, 2018

This off-season should prove to be a period of change for the Norse, with many members of the team leaving the roster. Williams’ transfer left a scholarship spot open, which was  awarded to Tyler Sharpe, a transfer from Louisville. Sharpe announced this on his Twitter account. Thank you 🙏🏼 ht...

McDonald named to Lou Henson All-American Team

Drew McDonald (34) talks to Head Coach John Brannen during a free throw during the game against Louisville.

Kevin Carey, Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2018

Drew McDonald started his junior season the Horizon League Pre-Season Player of the Year and concluded with being selected to the All-League First Team in the Horizon League. McDonald can now add another accomplishment to his resume by being selected as a Lou Henson All-American. The Lou Henson All American team honors the ...

Gallery: Cardinals rally in second half to end NKU’s season

Lavone Holland II (30) reacts to the loss to Louisville at the KFC Yum center.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 13, 2018

For two and a half quarters it appeared NKU would have a chance to complete an upset over Louisville. The Norse, however, fell to the Cardinals 66-58 in the KFC YUM Center in the first round of the NIT Tuesday night, ending NKU’s season. Louisville advances to play Middle Tennessee State in t...

Like mother, like son; Drew McDonald joins mother Christie in NKU history books

Drew McDonald (34) hugs his mother before the net cutting in BB&T Arena after securing 1st place in Horizon League.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 13, 2018

During most NKU men’s basketball games, Christie McDonald sits in the stands as if she is a coach; her expression is stern, not wanting her son, Drew, to be able to read what she is thinking during a game. After the game is a different story, according to Drew. “It’s good game and then i...

Preview: Women’s basketball ready to take on Detroit Mercy

Grace White (1) and Molly Glick (24) talk to Head Coach Camryn Whitaker during a free throw in the game against Cleveland State.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 2, 2018

At the beginning of February, it seemed the NKU Norse women’s basketball team had found their stride. A three game win streak over Milwaukee, Oakland and Detroit Mercy had the Norse sitting in sixth place in the Horizon League standings. The momentum did not last, however, as the Norse would lose thei...

Preview: Tate excited to make impact in first Horizon League tournament

Jalen Tate (5) shows off his piece of the net after the men secured 1st place in the Horizon League.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 2, 2018

Last season, Jalen Tate was just along for the ride as the NKU men’s basketball team advanced to the Horizon League championship game. Tate received medical redshirt last season after injuring his hand after just eight games. For the rest of the season, he watched from the sidelines as his teamm...

Norse players honored in Horizon League voting

Jalen Tate (5) celebrates a basket by the Norse during the game against Green Bay.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 28, 2018

The Horizon League announced the 2018 All-League honorees and season awards for both men’s and women’s basketball on Wednesday. NKU’s Drew McDonald was named to the First Team All-Horizon League but fell short in the voting for Player of the Year, which went to Oakland’s Kendrick Nunn. It is...

Norse fall to FC Cincinnati in spring exhibition match

Bastian Beckers (6) exchanges flags with a the FC Cincinnati captain before the game.

Kevin Carey, Assistant Sports Editor

February 28, 2018

The Norse opened up their spring season with a 3-0 loss to FC Cincinnati Tuesday Night at the NKU Soccer Stadium. FC Cincinnati is coming off a trip to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup last season and a trip to the USL playoffs in the previous two. The last time these two teams met wa...

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.
norse up