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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 ...

Norse struggle at Gator Invitational

Norse struggle at Gator Invitational

Michael Canizales, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The women's volleyball team dropped matches to Lipscomb, Florida and Florida A&M at the Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Florida over the weekend. After opening the season 4-0, the Norse have lost five straight games and currently rank 6th in the Horizon League standings. NKU will return to act...

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...

Suchecki’s goal carries Norse over Belmont

Suchecki’s goal carries Norse over Belmont

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Northern Kentucky men's soccer team defeated Belmont 1-0 on Saturday night at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The Norse have now tripled their win total from last season and improve 3-1-1 on the season while Belmont falls to 1-1-2. During the week, head coach Stu Riddle told his team, especially the inter...

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 ...

Crawford, Terrill lead Norse to tournament victory

Crawford, Terrill lead Norse to tournament victory

Michael Canizales, Contributor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

Sophomore outside hitter Laura Crawford earned tournament MVP honors and Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Norse to the Duquesne Invitational title with victories over Robert Morris, Duquesne and Canisius college last weekend at the A.J. Palumbo Center. Freshman libero Ash...

First half goals guide Norse past Fort Wayne

First half goals guide Norse past Fort Wayne

Kevin Carey, Reporter

August 31, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU Norse men’s soccer game grabbed their second home victory of the season Thursday night win a 2-1 win over the Fort Wayne Mastodons. The Norse improve to 2-1-0 on the season. The game was supposed to be played on Friday September 1st but was moved up a day as the remnants of Hurricane Harv...

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...

Libs, Norse look to start new season with W’s

Libs, Norse look to start new season with W’s

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features

Senior libero McKenzie Eskridge doesn’t look at her stats. In fact, she is superstitious about looking at the page on the NKU Athletics site and hasn’t read an article about herself since freshman year. “It started in high school and I would read one article about myself and think to myself ‘...

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