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The Norse defend the perimeter against Wright State.

Games to watch in the 2021-22 season

Here are a few games to circle on the calendar
Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor November 8, 2021

As BB&T Arena prepares to open its doors to fans for the first time since February of 2020, here are the games that Norse supporters should have circled on their calendar. Men UNC Greensboro:...

NKU forward Grayson Rose puts up a shot attempt in NKUs first round game against Robert Morris.

Back for one more season, Grayson Rose striving to lead Norse to the tournament

Rose is using the extra year granted to student athletes by the NCAA
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2021

In October of 2020, the NCAA announced their decision to grant an extra year of eligibility to all winter sports athletes, after previously announcing the same for spring and fall sports student athletes. At...

NKU guard Hubertas Pivorius defends on the perimeter during an open practice.

Three players with foreign roots bringing a different style to Norse men’s basketball

How David Böhm, Hubertas Pivorius and Imanuel Zorgvol contribute to the Norse
Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor November 8, 2021

When thinking about college basketball programs to feature multiple international players, schools like Saint Mary’s or Gonzaga may come to mind. Both are on the west coast and have the resources to...

NKU players celebrate the dramatic win over Detroit Mercy in the Horizon League quarterfinals.

Deep, talented and experienced, Norse aim for a return to the Big Dance

NKU lost in semifinals in 2020-21 after winning conference tournament the previous two seasons
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2021

Heading into the 2020-21 season, the central theme of the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team was turnover, as the Norse lost their top three scorers in forward Dantez Walton and guards Tyler Sharpe...

Mens Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn  talks to Bryson Langdon (5) during a free throw during the game against Texas Southern.

2020-21 MBB Preview: Blend of youth and returning experience could make Norse competitive once again

Norse add seven newcomers to solid collection of returning players
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor November 25, 2020

The 2020-21 college basketball season promises to be unlike anything fans have ever seen before. All across the country, programs are being put on pause due to positive COVID-19 tests from someone within...

Basketball Preview: The Norse Return

Basketball Preview: The Norse Return

Northerner Staff November 6, 2019
The Norse return for their 2019-20 season with a new rhythm to winning, coaches and players. The Northerner breaks down what games you need to see, who you need to know and what impact the Norse will make in their quest to the Horizon League tournament and beyond.
Mikayla Terry (4) goes around a defender during Fridays game against Milwaukee.

Preview: Norse will look to lone senior for leadership

Austin Elmore, Reporter November 8, 2017

After going 9-22 in her first season as head coach of the NKU women’s basketball team, Camryn Whitaker is looking to improve, but it won’t be easy. “We’ve got five sophomores and seven freshmen,...

Mens 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...

Drew McDonald (34) had 18 points and 11 rebounds Tuesday as the Norse picked up its biggest win of the season at Oakland, 90-73.

Norse look to push pace in Brannen’s second season

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor November 10, 2016

During the open practice session of Norse Media Day, the NKU Norse men’s basketball team showed exactly what they wanted to be known for this season. The Norse attempted to score 100 points in four...

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2016-17 Horizon League women’s basketball preview

Natalie Meyer, Reporter November 10, 2016

Teams are listed in order of Horizon League preseason rankings.  Green Bay Head Coach: Kevin Borseth (3 years) 2015-2016: Green Bay finished first with their overall record of 28-5 and conference...

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2016-2017 Horizon League men’s basketball preview

Austin Elmore, Reporter November 10, 2016

Teams ranked in predicted order in Horizon League preseason poll. NKU is ranked 7th. Valparaiso (Indiana) Head Coach- Matt Lottich (1st season) Rank- 1st 2015-16: 30-7 overall, 16-2 in Horizon League The...

Lavone Holland II (11) and the NKU Norse travel to take on Valparaiso tonight.

Norse look for road upset at Valparaiso

Eli Reese, Contributor February 11, 2016

Coming off of a huge home victory Saturday, the NKU men’s basketball team will take on Horizon League-leading Valparaiso 8 p.m. tonight.The Crusaders are first in the conference (20-4 overall, 10-1 Horizon...

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