The Northerner

Norse earn victory over Youngstown State on senior night

Lavone Holland II (30) shakes hands with Head Coach John Brannen on senior night before the game against Youngstown State.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 20, 2018

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...

#NorseNotebook Why Friday’s game is more than just for first place

Head Coach John Brannen goes over a play during a timeout in the game against Milwaukee.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 13, 2018

While the NKU men’s basketball team came up with two victories during homecoming week, those wins did not come easy. The Norse fell into Milwaukee’s hands Thursday night, playing half court basketball much of the game and escaping with a 54-52 victory after an excellent defensive stand by sophomore T...

NKU extend win streak to three with win over Detroit Mercy

Grayson Rose (10) looks to shoot in the game against Detroit Mercy.

Mike Canizales, Reporter

February 11, 2018

Freshman forward Jazmyne Geist scored a career-high 14 points to lead the Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball team to a 64-60 victory over Detroit Mercy on Saturday afternoon in BB&T arena. After a previous three game losing streak, the Norse have now won three in a row, improving to ...

Gallery: Norse sweep homecoming week with victory over Green Bay

Head coach John Brannen celebrates the Norse win with one of his daughters.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 10, 2018

The NKU men's basketball team defeated Green Bay 86-80 in front of a sold out lower bowl in BB&T Arena. The Norse improve to 19-7 and are 12-2 in Horizon League play. Green Bay has now lost three straight and are 10-18 and 5-10 in conference play. "We haven't played our best basketball in f...

Norse on two game win streak after defeating Oakland

Head Coach Camryn Whitaker talks to Grayson Rose (10) during a timeout in the game against Oakland.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 9, 2018

The Northern Kentucky University women's basketball team defeated Oakland 66-59 Thursday evening in BB&T Arena. The Norse improve to 7-17 and 5-8 in the Horizon League while Oakland falls to 11-12 and 4-8 in conference play. "Oakland beat us by 23 points last game," NKU head coach Camryn Whitaker said...

Norse escape with a victory over Milwaukee

Drew McDonald (34) looks for a teammate to pass to in the game against Milwaukee.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 9, 2018

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...

’80s Aerobics, Nearly Naked Run give Homecoming a sweaty start

Neon-clad students waxed (and flexed) nostalgic at an 80's Aerobics session.

Pavel Klementyev, Reporter

February 5, 2018

Founded in 1968, Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Along with NKU staff, Activities Programming Board (APB) has organized a traditional homecoming week (Feb. 3-Feb. 11) with a lineup of sports and entertainment events for  all students, faculty, and staff memb...

McDonald named Horizon League Player of the Week

Drew McDonald (34) shoots in the game against IUPUI.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 5, 2018

After two double digit performances over the weekend, McDonald was named Horizon League Player of the Week Monday afternoon. It is the second time this season a Norse player has been earned the honor this season; Holland was honored on Nov. 20.   Over the weekend, McDonald averaged 22.5 ppg, 11.5 rpg, five ass...

Norse defeat Milwaukee to break three game losing streak

Kailey Coffey (23) looks for a teammate to pass to during the game against IUPUI.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 4, 2018

The NKU women's basketball defeated Milwaukee on the road 60-57 on Saturday. The Norse improve to 4-8 in the Horizon League and 6-17 overall while Milwaukee has a 17-7 record and are 8-4 in conference. Molly Glick led the way for the Norse with 15 points on the night while Kailey Coffey and Jazmyne...

Norse extend road win streak against Cleveland State

Carson Williams (23) goes up for a shot in the game against Detroit.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 4, 2018

The Northern Kentucky University men's basketball remains undefeated on the road in Horizon League play, defeating Cleveland State 78-61. The Norse are now 10-2 in conference play and are tied for first place with Wright State, who defeated Youngstown State on Saturday. The Vikings fall to 3-9 in...

Second half surge pushes Norse over Penguins

Carson Williams (23) goes up for a shot in the game against Detroit.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 1, 2018

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...

NKU turns 50: Your guide to Homecoming

As NKU turns 50, homecoming week will celebrate with events lined up throughout the week.

Kevin Carey, Assistant Sports Editor

February 1, 2018

NKU’s Homecoming is turning 50; starting on Feb. 2 and concluding on Feb. 10, the anniversary celebration will aim to bring students and alumni together. Aptly themed as “Back to the Future: Blast from the Past” the week will remind us to “look at our past and see how far we’ve come as a u...

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