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Student swaps golf clubs for scrubs

Student swaps golf clubs for scrubs

Natalie Meyer, Reporter

November 29, 2016

When the cold November winds blow across the Tri-State, one NKU athlete trades in her golf clubs for scrubs. For her clinicals, senior Ryleigh Waltz works pediatric rotations on the general nursing floor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. “I love my decision to become a nurse,” Waltz sai...

Terry scores career high in Norse victory

Terry scores career high in Norse victory

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 26, 2016

During the preseason, NKU women's basketball coach Camyrn Whitaker talked about putting her team in situations where her NKU women's basketball team would finish close games. Saturday, the Norse did just that, beating East Tennessee State 62-56 at BB&T Arena. The Norse improved to 2-3 on the se...

Gallery: Norse struggle to shoot in first home game

Gallery: Norse struggle to shoot in first home game

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 15, 2016

The NKU women's basketball team fell to Miami (Ohio) 60-50 Tuesday night. The Norse drop to 0-2 on the season while Miami improves to 2-0.  "One thing I told the players before the game is to focus on the process and trying to improve everyday," Head Coach Camyrn Whitaker said. "I was proud of our...

Norse fall short in first NCAA Tournament appearence

Norse fall short in first NCAA Tournament appearence

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 12, 2016

West Virginia did to the NKU Norse what they did to every Big 12 opponent during the regular season: post a shutout. NKU fell to first seeded West Virginia 3-0 at Dick Dlesk Stadium in their first NCAA Tournament appearance. The Horizon League tournament champions end their season with 13-7-1 while Wes...

Volleyball looks to win final regular season game

Volleyball looks to win final regular season game

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 12, 2016

The NKU volleyball team will play its final game of the season Saturday against UIC. UIC is 16-13 on the season, but is just 4-11 in conference play. The Norse are 16-10 on the season with a 10-5 record in conference. The Norse will look to close out the season on a four game win streak, after defeati...

Norse cruise to season opening victory

Norse cruise to season opening victory

Austin Elmore, Reporter

November 11, 2016

 The NKU men’s basketball team began their 2016-2017 season on Friday night with a 96-56 victory over Earlham. The Norse were led by redshirt sophomore Jeff Garrett, who recorded a double-double on 12 points, and 14 rebounds. “Coach said during the game, don’t worry about the scoreboard. Wo...

Predictions for the basketball season

Christopher Decker and Matt Sexton

November 10, 2016

What is the biggest key for the NKU men’s basketball team to have success this season? MS: NKU’s success this season will be determined by how quickly the freshmen can make an impact in the lineup. NKU has 10 freshmen and sophomores, and they’ll need quite a few of them to be important contrib...

Men’s basketball schedule preview

Men’s basketball schedule preview

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 10, 2016

A road trip into Big Ten country and a return trip to Morgantown, West Virginia, highlight the 2016-2017 NKU men’s basketball schedule. In its second season under head coach John Brannen, the Norse will open the regular season at home against Earlham Nov. 11 at BB&T Arena. Two days later, NKU w...

Women’s basketball schedule preview

Women’s basketball schedule preview

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 10, 2016

Two non-conference trips to the Hoosier state highlight the early part of the Northern Kentucky women’s basketball schedule. NKU will open its season at Indiana State Nov. 11, before returning to Bloomington for a showdown with Big Ten member Indiana on Dec. 8. The schedule, which was released in Sept...

Six seconds or less: NKU women look to push the pace

Six seconds or less: NKU women look to push the pace

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 10, 2016

Faster than an eight-second trip around a dusty ring on the back of an angry bull. That’s how quickly new Norse women’s basketball coach Camryn Whitaker wants her team to shoot the ball and score on a possession. “The goal is to score in six seconds or less,” Whitaker said. “Now, six seconds is probably a ...

Column: NKU Shouldn’t give into pressure

Column: NKU Shouldn’t give into pressure

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 2, 2016

Not five minutes after the NKU men’s soccer team lost their sixth straight game, this tweet appeared in the mentions of the Northerner Sports account, after reporting the final score of the game. @northernersport ugh, if we're D1, we need to hold our coaches accountable — Andy Kroeger (@A_Kroeger) S...

GALLERY:Frey scores game winner; Norse advance

GALLERY:Frey scores game winner; Norse advance

Austin Elmore, Contributor

October 31, 2016

  The NKU women’s soccer team defeated the Wright State Raiders 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League tournament on Monday night at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The lone NKU goal was scored by junior Jessica Frey, who floated the ball over the keeper in the 57th minute off an assist from Macy Hamb...

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