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NCAA extends eligibility for student athletes in winter sports

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Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor

October 15, 2020

On Wednesday, the NCAA Division I Council decided to extend the eligibility of all winter sport student-athletes, allowing all players who compete in a winter sport during the 2020-21 season to receive an additional year of competition. This decision hardly comes as a surprise since the NCAA previou...

Athlete Spotlight: Track and field runner on Black History

Athlete Spotlight: Track and field runner on Black History

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 11, 2019

BriAuna Keys is a sprinter for NKU women’s track and field team. The senior accounting and business information systems double major aspires to be a certified public accountant for a public accounting firm. Keys’ senior season will mark her 10th year of running track. She had a hand in short dist...

Senior runner takes school record, competitive edge before graduation

Senior runner takes school record, competitive edge before graduation

Erin Pierce, Contributing writer

May 7, 2013

Wrapping up her fourth track season with NKU, senior Kayla Justice said being a student-athlete in college has been one of the most unique experiences she could have imagined. Though it was a tough start four years ago, she has overcome many obstacles and even cracked a school record. “The initial tran...

Track & field team sets records

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

April 18, 2013

The move to D-I adds pressure for runners to beat previous bests NKU’s men’s track and field team traveled to the University of Tennessee last weekend to compete in the Sea Ray Relays. The team set many personal records and surpassed a few school records as well. Seniors Ricky Harm and Brendan...

Sports Shorts

April 4, 2013

Tennis The women’s and men’s tennis teams took on Mercer on March 28. Both matches resulted in losses with ending scores of 0-7 and 3-4, respectively. The next match was against Kennesaw State with final scores of 0-7 and 1-6; both losses. The men’s team is now ranked ninth in the Atlantic ...

Sport Shorts 3/21/2012

March 20, 2012

Baseball The Northern Kentucky University baseball team began Great Lakes Valley Conference play with a pair of doubleheaders. The Norse was swept by Quincy March 17. Quincy scored four runs in the 12th inning to take the first game 8-6, and cruised to a 16-5 victory in the nightcap. The Norse came...

Sports Shorts, 2/15/2012

February 15, 2012

Men’s Basketball The men’s basketball team defeated #22 Indianapolis 77-61 on Feb. 9. Junior guard Ethan Faulkner led the way with 15 points and senior guard Tony Rack added 14 points in the win. On Feb. 11, the Norse defeated Saint Joseph’s 85-72. Faulkner led the way again, this time with...

Track and field teams open indoor season

Track and field teams open indoor season

Johh Minor, Sports news editor

February 8, 2012

The Northern Kentucky University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in their first event of the indoor track season. The Norse competed in the Division II Challenge hosted by SPIRE on Feb. 4 in Geneva, Ohio. According to Head Coach Steve Kruse, this was the first time the distance...

Track season ready to take off

Track season ready to take off

Kevin Erpenbeck, Staff writer

January 18, 2012

With the spring semester kicking into full gear, Northern Kentucky University’s men’s and women’s track and field teams prepare to open their seasons by running on the right foot for the 2012 year. While most students have been readjusting back into the school semester routine, the athletes of...

Young track team looks for success

John Minor

April 6, 2011

The men’s and women’s track and field team at Northern Kentucky University consists of mostly freshman and sophomores, but they are quickly gaining experience. The track and field team is sponsored by NKU Athletics, but it is not funded by the athletic department. The team is made up mostly of ...

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