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NKU tames Oakland Grizzlies 73-70

Dantez Walton (32) shoots a three point shot during the game against Oakland. Walton shot 9-of-19 on the game and had 23 points.

Ty DeBonis, Reporter

February 7, 2020

The Northern Kentucky Men’s basketball team tamed the Oakland Grizzlies Thursday night. The Black and Gold won by a score of 73-70. The win was the third in a row for the Norse as they improved to 17-7 overall and 9-3 in conference play.

NKU Basketball second in the Horizon League

NKU Basketball second in the Horizon League

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 5, 2020

NKU basketball is on a roll right now. For the first time in the program’s Division I NCAA history, the women’s team is tied for second in the Horizon League, coming off a win streak of four. The men’s team now has their whole roster playing together at full health, are tied for second and are on a two-game winning streak. Good luck coming up with a better way to start off homecoming week!

Women’s Volleyball: NKU loses 5 setter to Oakland

Women’s Volleyball: NKU loses 5 setter to Oakland

Elizabeth Glancy, Contributor

October 10, 2019

NKU volleyball falls 2-3 (22-25, 28-26, 25-20, 18-25, 15-13) against the Oakland Grizzlies on Wednesday just after being ranked 44th on the NCAA Ratings Percentage Index—The highest ranking in school history as well as highest in the Horizon League. The Norse drop to 10-7 overall and 3-2 in the Horizon League. They finished with 69 kills, 117 digs and hit .194%.

Grizzlies end NKU’s two game winning streak

Taryn Taugher (11) and Samari Mowbray (5) talk to Head Coach Camryn Whitaker during the game against Green Bay, Dec. 30, 2017.

Mike Canizales, Reporter

January 7, 2018

The NKU women’s basketball team (4-11, 2-2 Horizon) had their two game win streak snapped Saturday afternoon, as they fell to Oakland University (9-6, 2-2 Horizon)  at the Athletics Center O’rena in Auburn Hills, Michigan, 79-53. Defense and rebounding proved to be the difference in this one, ...

Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

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

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 5, 2018

It's a big night for NKU men's basketball, as The Norse will take on Oakland on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. on the road. Oakland and NKU were co-favorites to win the Horizon League this season. Oakland is 9-6 on the season and 1-1 in the Horizon League after losing to Green Bay last week. NKU is 9-5 and 2-0 in...

Libs hits career milestone as Norse fall to Golden Grizzlies

Haley Libs (4) hits the ball in the game against Milwaukee

Kevin Carey, Reporter

October 28, 2017

The NKU volleyball team battled Horizon League foe the Oakland Golden Grizzlies Friday night at Regents Hall. The Norse suffered their second-straight loss 3-1 and falling to 9-11 on the year and 5-6 in conference play. NKU also took the time to recognize junior Haley Libs as she reached 1,000 career ki...

Norse move into first place in Horizon League

Ally Perkins scored a goal and assisted on a goal against Oakland Wednesday night

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 19, 2017

The Northern Kentucky women's soccer team defeated Oakland 3-0 Wednesday night in Oakland. The Norse improve to 9-4-1 and 6-0-1 in the Horizon League while the Grizzlies fall to 2-13-1 and 2-5 in league play. With the victory and a 6-0 Milwaukee victory over previous league leader IUPUI, NKU is now in...

Late surge propels Oakland past NKU

NKU's Mikayla Terry drives to the basket against Oakland on Friday night.

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

January 27, 2017

The NKU Norse women’s basketball team lost to Oakland 61-47 on Friday night at BB&T Arena after trailing by only two points with four minutes to play. The loss puts the Norse at 7-14 on the season and 3-6 in Horizon League play. “For three quarters, I thought we played really good defense," head coac...

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