The Northerner

McQueen steers Norse to senior day victory over Phoenix

Paige McQueen connects with a pitch against Youngstown State

Kevin Carey, Contributor

May 1, 2017

The NKU softball team split an odd double header with Green Bay on Sunday afternoon. The Norse lost 7-3 in the first game, which was a continuation of Friday’s rain shortened game. The Norse capped off the day with a 12-4 route of the Phoenix. It was also the final home game for NKU’s three se...

Norse attempt comeback in ninth, fall short against Raiders

Dominic Mercurio is hitting .324 on the season with 44 hits.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 29, 2017

The NKU baseball team fell to Wright State 5-3 in game two of the three game series, sealing a series loss. The Norse fall to 15-27 on the season and 8-10 in conference play while the Raiders improve to 28-12 on the season and 15-3 in conference play. Dizzy Peyton continued to fill the role of head c...

Gleason picks up 100th career win as Norse avoid sweep against CSU

Ava Lawson swings at a pitch high in the zone against Cleveland State

Kevin Carey, Contributor

April 22, 2017

Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State took to the field one more time to wrap up a three-game series on a cold and windy Saturday afternoon. The game was moved from noon to 1 p.m. due to inclement weather. The Norse picked up the 4-2 win, avoiding a three game sweep.  The Norse improve to 13-31 overal...

Norse offense slows against top seeded Flames

Kyle Colletta scored two runs in Sunday's victory over the Penguins

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 17, 2017

The NKU baseball team was swept by UIC over the weekend, falling to 12-22 on the season and 6-6 in Horizon League play. The Flames improve to 24-8 and 13-2 in the Horizon League.  The Norse remain in third place in the Horizon League while UIC remains in second place, only because Wright State has...

Ferrante’s six RBI lead Norse past Penguins

Toree Stalter lays down a bunt against Yougnstown State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 13, 2017

The NKU softball team secured their first Horizon League series victory of the season and first league series win since 2014, defeating Youngstown State 11-3 in five innings at Grein Stadium Thursday afternoon.  "It's huge," senior Dani Devlin said. "We were picked ninth in the Horizon League for prese...

Norse split double header with Morehead State

The Norse gather at the mound prior to the start of the inning against Valparaiso.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 5, 2017

The NKU Norse split a double header with Morehead State on Tuesday afternoon. The Norse fell in game one 4-2 but came back in game to and got the victory 4-3. The Norse record is now 8-23. The Norse will head to Detroit for a weekend series with the Titans Game 1: MSU 4 NKU 2 Morehead State scored...

Opinion: Success will bring inevitable change at NKU, other mid-major schools

NKU head coach John Brannen talks to Cole Murray during Sunday's Horizon League tournament quarterfinal against Wright State.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 2, 2017

With Anthony Grant being hired as the new Dayton Flyers head coach, it appears NKU men’s basketball coach John Brannen will be staying in Highland Heights for the 2017 season. The question now is, how much longer will he remain as Norse head coach? My guess is, he will remain the head coach at NK...

Gallery: Kelley carries Norse to series victory over Penguins

Zach Heming lays down one of his two safety squeezes in Friday's win over Youngstown State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 2, 2017

The NKU baseball team secured the series win against Youngstown State on Sunday afternoon with a 6-3 victory. The Norse are now 5-1 in the Horizon League with a 10-16 overall record while the Penguins fall to 6-18 and 3-6 in league play. "I was real happy with how we played," head coach Todd Asalon ...

GALLERY: Norse club five homeruns, crush Penguins in game one

TJ Alas connects on a pitch for a homerun against the Penguins. NKU beat Youngstown State 15-8

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 1, 2017

The NKU baseball team hit five homeruns on Friday afternoon to propel the Norse to a 15-8 victory over Youngstown State. The Norse improve to 4-0 in Horizon League play and 9-15 overall, while the Penguins fall to 5-17 overall and 2-5 in Horizon League play. TJ Alas hit two homeruns in this game, inc...

GALLERY: Softball drops first Horizon League series of the season

Zahrya McFarland stands in to face Valparaiso on Friday. The Norse would fall to the Crusaders 7-4

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 27, 2017

The NKU softball team dropped their first Horizon League series of the year to Valparaiso, losing two out of three games. The Norse fall to 6-19 on the season and open Horizon League play 1-2 while the Crusaders improve to 14-8 and start Horizon League play 2-1.  The Norse will play the Universit...

Norse fall in final game of double header to lose series

Charlie Jerger gave up seven runs in game 3 of the series against UC

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 25, 2017

The NKU baseball team fell to the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday afternoon, dropping the weekend series with UC two games to three. Game three was originally suppose to be played on Sunday, but the weather forecast for Sunday afternoon forced a double header Saturday. The Norse fall to 8-13 on the se...

Timeline: Students gather on campus to watch the game

Students continue to cheer for their Norse as the game ends

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

March 19, 2017

All over Northern Kentucky, students and fans gathered to see which team would advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Watch parties were held in breweries and restaurants alike, with no watch parties for campus-bound and under-aged students. Activities Programming Board, Student Government...

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