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Athlete Spotlight: Track and field runner on Black History

Athlete Spotlight: Track and field runner on Black History

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

BriAuna Keys is a sprinter for NKU women’s track and field team. The senior accounting and business information systems double major aspires to be a certified public accountant for a public accounting firm. Keys’ senior season will mark her 10th year of running track. She had a hand in short dist...

Athlete Spotlight: Soccer defender on Black History

Athlete Spotlight: Soccer defender on Black History

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

Abdul Kooistra is a redshirt senior defender on NKU’s men’s soccer team, who hails from Madison, Wisconsin. Kooistra studies communications and is seeking a minor in marketing. Kooistra has played soccer for as long as he can remember and has always strived to play at a high level. “Play...

Volleyball weekend: Norse defeat Green Bay, Milwaukee

Volleyball weekend: Norse defeat Green Bay, Milwaukee

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

September 24, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

NKU women’s volleyball team had their Horizon League season opener at home against Green Bay Friday.

At home, women’s soccer shuts out Lipscomb 2-0

At home, women’s soccer shuts out Lipscomb 2-0

Sierra Newton, Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU women’s soccer team continued their home winning streak Thursday night in a 2-0 shutout against the Lipscomb Bisons.

NKU’s unknown champion: Perce takes home boxing title

NKU’s unknown champion: Perce takes home boxing title

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

May 26, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

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...

McDonald named to Lou Henson All-American Team

McDonald named to Lou Henson All-American Team

Kevin Carey, Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

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 ...

With Williams transfer, where do the Norse go from here?

With Williams transfer, where do the Norse go from here?

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 28, 2018


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

When NKU takes the court next fall, they’ll do so without senior starters Jordan Garnett and Lavone Holland II. More unexpected is the release of sophomore forward Carson Williams. Williams was granted his release from the university on Friday, confirmed by Bryan McEldowney, director of communications f...

Williams granted release from NKU

Williams granted release from NKU

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

NKU’s sophomore forward Carson Williams has been granted his release from the university and will transfer to a different program. The release was confirmed by NKU director of communications Bryan McEldowney. The department declined to comment any further on the situation. Williams started the...

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

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

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 13, 2018


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

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...

Preview: Norse set to battle Louisville in first round of the NIT

Preview: Norse set to battle Louisville in first round of the NIT

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

Last week after NKU lost to Cleveland State in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League tournament, head coach John Brannen said the NIT would be about which team would be most excited to play. The Norse appear to have the upper hand so far, as reports from the Courier Journal suggest Louisville players...

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

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

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 13, 2018


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

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...

NKU upset bid falls short against Green Bay

NKU upset bid falls short against Green Bay

Mike Canizales, Reporter

March 4, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

After stunning the Green Bay at the BB&T Arena earlier in the season, NKU couldn’t complete the upset again in Saturday's quarterfinal round of the Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship. The eighth seeded Northern Kentucky Norse, fell to the one seed Phoenix 61-49 in Little Caesars Arena i...

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