The Northerner

GALLERY: Norse recover after Oakland loss; crush Detroit Mercy

Jalen Tate (5) fights for a loose ball in the game against  Detroit.

Lilly Brown, Contributor

January 29, 2018

Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team defeated Detroit Mercy 72-44 Sunday afternoon in BB&T Arena. The win pushes NKU’s record to 15-7 with a conference record of 8-2. They are currently second place in the Horizon League behind Wright State. Detroit drops their record to 6-17 with a reco...

Sisters join Norse Volleyball ranks, despite Epilepsy

Team IMPACT helped match Leah and Taylor Conrad with the NKU Volleyball Team. The sisters were diagnosed with epilepsy

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 25, 2018

After over 45 minutes of helping the Northern Kentucky volleyball team with their practice, which included assisting team managers with drills and collecting volleyballs, Leah Conrad ambled back toward her mother, Jenka, who was seated by the scorers table on the sidelines. The seven-year-old toyed with her plastic VI...

Norse welcome FC Cincinnati to kick off 2018 spring season

Abdul Kooistra dribbles past an defender during their match with the FC Cincinnati reserve team in August

Kevin Carey, Assistant Sports Editor

January 23, 2018

When Blaire Stevenson, assistant men’s soccer coach, joined the Norse in March of 2017, he brought not only a rich history of the game, but a connection that would soon benefit his newly found home. That Connection? The FC Cincinnati soccer team, which would lead to to three exhibition games in tw...

Women’s basketball ends losing streak against Flames

Grace White (1) looks to shoot in the game against IUPUI.

Mike Canizales, Reporter

January 21, 2018

Sophomore guard Molly Glick delivered a layup after a steal with eight seconds remaining in the game to help send the Northern Kentucky University (5-14, 3-5 Horizon) women’s basketball team to a thrilling 61-53 overtime victory over the University of Illinois-Chicago (7-12, 0-8 Horizon) on Sunday a...

Norse set to collide with FC Cincinnati in exhibition game

Norse set to collide with FC Cincinnati in exhibition game

Kevin Carey, Reporter

January 17, 2018

The NKU men’s soccer team will host FC Cincinnati in a spring exhibition match on Tuesday, February 27. This will be the second time the Norse will host the club team. The Norse met the FC Cincinnati’s reserve team last August, with the match ending in a 1-1 tie. This is the first game announced for...

Gallery: Norse get back on track with victory over Cleveland State

Carson Williams (23) blocks a Cleveland State player's shot.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 15, 2018

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team defeated Cleveland State 70-55 Monday night in BB&T Arena. The Norse improve to 12-6 on the season and 5-1 in Horizon League play while Cleveland State falls to 4-15 and 1-5 in conference play. The Norse remain in second place in the Horizon Leagu...

Cleveland State guards too much for Norse to handle

Jazmyne Geist (13) loses the ball as she goes up for a shot in the game against Cleveland State.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 15, 2018

For the second game in a row, Northern Kentucky's women's basketball team had a chance to send one of the top teams in the Horizon League to overtime. Unfortunately, their comeback attempt fell short. NKU fell to Cleveland State 70-65 in BB&T Arena Monday night. Cleveland State improves to 12-6 and 4-3 in con...

Norse Notebook: Brannen looking for ways to improve against size

Carson Williams (23) watches for a rebound after a free throw in the game against Wright State.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 15, 2018

If the Norse have suffered one weakness this season, it is that they struggle against size inside. This was exposed against Wright State, who collected four blocks in Thursday’s game. “Size has been an issue so far this season for us in terms of getting the ball where we want to get it,” said J...

Benzinger, Raiders end NKU’s four game win streak

An NKU coach talks to Dantez Walton (32) during the game against Wright State.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 11, 2018

BB&T Arena had not witnessed an NKU men's basketball loss since Jan. 20, 2017. 5,000 energized fans filled the arena Thursday, hoping they would witness the 14th straight home victory for the Norse. Instead, they witnessed a career night from Grant Benzinger, who was seemingly unphased by the n...

Preview: NKU takes on Wright State and a way-too-early look at ‘bracketology’

Jalen Tate (5) talks in the huddle before the home game against IUPUI.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 11, 2018

Northern Kentucky men’s basketball welcomes Wright State into BB&T Arena at 7 p.m. Thursday night. The winner will remain undefeated in conference play and hold sole possession of first place in the Horizon League.

Norse escape Detroit thanks to last second basket

Drew McDonald (34) claps after a score by NKU.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 7, 2018

A Lavone Holland two-point jumper lifted the Northern Kentucky men's basketball team over Detroit Mercy 56-54 on the road Sunday afternoon.

Holland scores 1,000th career point in win over Oakland

Lavone Holland II (30) fights toward the basket in the game against UIC.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 6, 2018

The NKU men's basketball team defeated the Oakland Grizzlies 87-83 in Oakland Friday night. The Norse move to 3-0 in Horizon League play while the Grizzlies fall to 1-2 in Horizon League play. Lavone Holland scored his 1,000 career point in the second half. He joins Drew McDonald as the second Norse thi...

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