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Community chosen mascot makes first appearance

Community chosen mascot makes first appearance

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 4, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

The new Victor E. Viking made its first appearance of the year Wednesday during the Hoops for Health event during the NKU women’s basketball game against Stetson. As his first act, Victor sounded the gjallarhorn during pregame festivities. His appearance comes a week after the athletic department released the res...

Students get second chance to choose mascot

Students get second chance to choose mascot

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

The NKU Athletic Department announced a plan Monday to allow students, alumni, and faculty a second chance to voice their opinion on the change to Victor E. Viking. “Since introducing this new mascot, we've received passionate feedback from many of you,” NKU Athletics said in a statement, ...

NKU alum calls mascot change ‘a shame’

NKU alum calls mascot change ‘a shame’

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports Features

NKU alum Steve Ruch remembers his friend, Mark Buerger, dressing up like a Norse and patrolling the sidelines during basketball games, long before Victor E. Viking made his first appearance on campus. Ruch said he has watched athletics grow with the size of the university, but he said he is not a ...

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