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All in the family; Whitaker introduced as NKU head coach

All in the family; Whitaker introduced as NKU head coach

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

May 10, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

Members of Camryn Whitaker's family were spread throughout BB&T Arena Tuesday afternoon.Some of them are related by blood, some by basketball.Regardless of the relation, all gathered to watch the Cynthiana, Kentucky native as she was introduced as NKU's women's basketball coach.She replaces Dawn Pli...

BREAKING: NKU hires UK assistant to lead women’s basketball

BREAKING: NKU hires UK assistant to lead women’s basketball

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

May 6, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Women's Basketball

Two weeks after losing its head coach to South Dakota, the NKU women's basketball team has its new leader.Camryn Whitaker, most recently an assistant for the University of Kentucky women's basketball team, was named NKU women's basketball head coach today by Ken Bothof, director of athletics at NKU.Ac...

Plitzuweit leaves NKU for South Dakota

Plitzuweit leaves NKU for South Dakota

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

April 22, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Women's Basketball

NKU women's basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit was named head coach at the University of South Dakota this morning.According to USD Athletic Director David Herbster, Plitzuweit will be introduced as head coach April 25.Plitzuweit led NKU through its four transition years going from Division II to Division I...

USC Upstate ends NKU season in WBI opener

USC Upstate ends NKU season in WBI opener

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 17, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

USC Upstate erased a 12-point halftime deficit Thursday to end NKU's season with a 71-69 win over the Norse in the opening round of the Women's Basketball Invitational.The Norse ends its season 19-14."It's frustrating," NKU Head Coach Dawn Plitzuweit said. "It's tough. It's a tough way for our kids to go ...

Not done: NKU women to play in WBI

Not done: NKU women to play in WBI

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 14, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The 2015-2016 women's basketball season will continue for Northern Kentucky.NKU will play in the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) for the fourth consecutive season. The Norse will open the tournament 7 p.m. Thursday against South Carolina Upstate.It is a matchup between former conference rivals. USC Upst...

Heartbreak for Norse with double OT loss

Heartbreak for Norse with double OT loss

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 13, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Jen Wellnitz had just four points for Green Bay Saturday, but her putback with 0.6 seconds remaining in double overtime gave the Phoenix an 80-78 victory over Northern Kentucky.It was heartbreaking for the Norse (19-13), considering they had controlled a game against the 18-ti...

Norse blast Valpo to advance to Horizon semifinals

Norse blast Valpo to advance to Horizon semifinals

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 11, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Named to the Horizon League all-freshman team this week, NKU's Molly Glick had a career-high 18 points Friday as the Norse defeated Valparaiso 76-53 in the Horizon League tournament quarterfinals.Northern Kentucky (19-12) advances to play the host school and top seed Green Bay...

Norse get revenge, bounce CSU from Horizon tourney

Norse get revenge, bounce CSU from Horizon tourney

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- The NKU women's basketball team didn't have to wait long to get revenge for its spoiled senior night.Just five days after Cleveland State stunned the Norse, NKU turned the tables with a 71-59 victory over the Vikings in the first round of the Horizon League tournament.NKU advanced to play...

Norse look for revenge in Horizon tourney opener

Norse look for revenge in Horizon tourney opener

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Just five days after having their senior night spoiled by Cleveland State, the NKU women's basketball team will have a shot at redemption when they face the Vikings in the Horizon League tournament opener.Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State will face off 3:30 p.m. ET today ...

Super freshman Abshaw stuns NKU on senior night

Super freshman Abshaw stuns NKU on senior night

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 5, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

Cleveland State freshman Ashanti Abshaw banked in a running shot as time expired Saturday night as the Vikings stunned Northern Kentucky 64-62, spoiling the Norse's senior night.Abshaw, who has won the Horizon League freshman of the week award five times this year, certainly locked up the award for ...

GALLERY: Davis sparks Norse to win over Penguins

GALLERY: Davis sparks Norse to win over Penguins

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 3, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

A strong third quarter on both ends of the floor propelled the NKU women's basketball team to a 70-59 victory Thursday night over Youngstown State."I'm proud of our ladies because that's a really good team we just had the chance to play,"NKU Head Coach Dawn Plitzuweit said. "I thought our defensive ef...

Norse look to pound Penguins

Norse look to pound Penguins

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

March 3, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball team looks to rebound from a tough road trip tonight when they face Youngstown State 7 p.m. tonight at BB&T Arena. The last time the two teams met, the Norse shot 58 percent from the field and 50 percent from the three-point line in a 88-77 wi...

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