The Northerner

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 grab first victory of the season

Head Coach Camryn Whitaker talks to her team during the game against Robert Morris

Mike Canizales, Reporter

November 27, 2017

The NKU women’s basketball team (1-4 overall) snapped their four-game losing streak by defeating Oakland City 103-25, inside BB&T Arena on Saturday afternoon. “We are constantly preaching, trust the process,” said head coach Camryn Whitaker. “Even though the outcomes haven’t been what...

Norse comeback attempt falls short in Horizon League tournament

Rebecca Lyttle looks to get around a Wright State defender. The Norse lost to Wright State.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 3, 2017

The NKU women's basketball team fell to UIC 72-60 in the first round of the Horizon League tournament at Joe Louis Arena. The Norse end their season at 9-22, while UIC will advance to face Wright State tomorrow in the second round of the tournament. After being down 33-26 at halftime, the Norse gav...

WATCH: NCAA tourney bids on the Horizon?

WATCH: NCAA tourney bids on the Horizon?

Matt Sexton and Christopher Decker

March 1, 2017

NKU MEN 3 WINS FROM BIG DANCE By Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief In its first full season of Division I membership, the NKU men’s basketball team’s outstanding season has garnered national attention. With a 21-win regular season and an appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter complete, the Norse now set it...

NKU women add six to program in Whitaker’s first recruiting class

Geist is from Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Natalie Meyer, Reporter

January 18, 2017

The women’s basketball team have signed six players in the early recruiting signing period and are hoping to sign one more in the late period. NKU women’s basketball coach Camryn Whitaker and the rest of the coaching staff start recruiting players when they are in seventh and eighth grade. “The ...

Norse win first Horizon League game of the season

Mikayla Terry scored 16 points in the win against Youngstown State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 7, 2017

The NKU Norse beat Youngstown State 87-81 in overtime Saturday night for their first Horizon League victory of the season. The Norse improve to 5-11 while the Penguins drop to 4-10. "It feels good," senior Rebecca Lyttle said. "The first three games were tough for us but it was good we all stayed po...

Gallery: Norse struggle to shoot in first home game

Rebecca Lyttle had 16 points and 13 rebounds Monday against Portland State.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 15, 2016

The NKU women's basketball team fell to Miami (Ohio) 60-50 Tuesday night. The Norse drop to 0-2 on the season while Miami improves to 2-0.  "One thing I told the players before the game is to focus on the process and trying to improve everyday," Head Coach Camyrn Whitaker said. "I was proud of our...

Six seconds or less: NKU women look to push the pace

Rebecca Lyttle (3) drives to the basket during Wednesday's loss to Valparaiso.

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 10, 2016

Faster than an eight-second trip around a dusty ring on the back of an angry bull. That’s how quickly new Norse women’s basketball coach Camryn Whitaker wants her team to shoot the ball and score on a possession. “The goal is to score in six seconds or less,” Whitaker said. “Now, six seconds is probably a ...

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