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#NorseNotebook Who should win Horizon League Player of the Year?

#NorseNotebook Who should win Horizon League Player of the Year?

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 27, 2018


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

While it should be understood team sports largely don’t rely on a single person to carry a team, the Horizon League Player of the Year results, which will be revealed on Wednesday, may come down to which player helped their team win the most. In my mind, there are only two potential choices for Horizon Lea...

Norse take first place in the Horizon League with victory over UIC

Norse take first place in the Horizon League with victory over UIC

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team defeated UIC 79-72 Friday night in Chicago. The Norse now hold first place in the Horizon League with a 14-3 conference record while UIC sits in third place with a 12-5 conference record. Wright State lost to IUPUI earlier in the day and they sit in second place in the...

Horizon League Player of the year Sunjic looks to lead Norse to Horizon League tournament

Horizon League Player of the year Sunjic looks to lead Norse to Horizon League tournament

Mike Canizales, Reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Tennis

The NKU women’s tennis team opened the new season with a 4-0 loss to the Kentucky Wildcats, who are ranked no. 21. Despite the stumble, excitement around the team may have never been higher leading into the Spring. Brian Nester, the head coach, attributed this excitement both the returning players ...

Men’s tennis looking to work through freshman growing pains

Men’s tennis looking to work through freshman growing pains

Mike Canizales, Reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Tennis

The Northern Kentucky men’s tennis team will look to rebuild during the 2018 season under the guidance of sixth-year head coach Brian Nester. The black and gold roster will feature three returners and four newcomers, including four freshmen. “I’m actually very optimistic about the future of the men’...

Softball looks to improve offensively in 2018 season

Softball looks to improve offensively in 2018 season

Kevin Carey, Assistant Sports Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

Moving two spots up in the Horizon League preseason polls to seventh, the Norse are looking to improve their 14-38 record in 2017. They enter their third season in the Horizon League with a mindset to push for the postseason. Head coach Kathryn Gleason enters her fourth season at the helm followed by...

Ross looks to guide Norse to Horizon League success in 2018

Ross looks to guide Norse to Horizon League success in 2018

Hunter Dunn, Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

With spring just around the corner, the Northern Kentucky Baseball team is gearing up for another year of play..  After finishing third last season in the Horizon league, the team looks to overtake that second or first seed and  possibly reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school histor...

iHeartRadio to be home for NKU men’s basketball games through 2022-23

iHeartRadio to be home for NKU men’s basketball games through 2022-23

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Northern Kentucky University and iHeart Media reached an agreement to keep NKU's men's basketball games on iHeart stations in the Greater Cincinnati area through the 2022-23 season. NKU men's basketball games will continue to air on ESPN1530, FOXSports1360, 55 KRC on AM radio and the The Project (100.7...

Norse earn victory over Youngstown State on senior night

Norse earn victory over Youngstown State on senior night

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 19, 2018


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

There were plenty of emotions in BB&T Arena Monday night, as NKU honored their three seniors Lavone Holland II, Jordan Garnett and Nick Ayers. The crowd was loud as each player received their framed jersey and shook hands with head coach John Brannen. For Holland though, he wishes those emoti...

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...

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