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Grizzlies end NKU’s two game winning streak

Grizzlies end NKU’s two game winning streak

Mike Canizales, Reporter

January 7, 2018

The NKU women’s basketball team (4-11, 2-2 Horizon) had their two game win streak snapped Saturday afternoon, as they fell to Oakland University (9-6, 2-2 Horizon)  at the Athletics Center O’rena in Auburn Hills, Michigan, 79-53. Defense and rebounding proved to be the difference in this one, ...

GALLERY: Grace White scores career high; Norse fall to Panthers in closing minutes

GALLERY: Grace White scores career high; Norse fall to Panthers in closing minutes

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 29, 2017

After leading the majority of the game, the NKU women's basketball team fell to the Milwaukee Panthers 53-49 in BB&T Arena. NKU falls to 2-10 on the season and 0-1 in the Horizon League while the Panthers improve to 9-4 on the season and are 1-0 in Horizon League play.  "I thought our defens...

Norse fall to Austin Peay in closing seconds

Norse fall to Austin Peay in closing seconds

Austin Elmore, Contributor

December 5, 2017

The NKU women’s basketball team lost 53-52 on Tuesday night at BB&T Arena. The loss puts the Norse at 1-6 on the season, and sends Austin Peay to 7-1. Molly Glick led the Norse offensively with 19 points,  and six rebounds. Kailey Coffey added 16 points and 8 rebounds to aid the Norse. Defensi...

Foul trouble dooms Norse against Illinois State

Foul trouble dooms Norse against Illinois State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 16, 2017

The NKU women's basketball team fell to Illinois State 49-37 Wednesday night at Illinois State. The Norse start the season 0-2 while the Redbirds are 1-1. NKU sent the Redbirds to the free throw line 26 times in the game. Illinois State made 16 of those free throws. The Norse only shot six free thro...

Kent State rally too much for NKU in season opener

Kent State rally too much for NKU in season opener

Mike Canizales, Reporter

November 11, 2017

The NKU women's basketball team opened the 2017-18 season with a 59-54 loss to Kent State inside BB&T Arena on Saturday afternoon. “You’ve got to give a lot of credit to Kent State,” said head coach Camryn Whitaker. “They went to their first team all-conference player [Jordan Korinek] in the...

Poor shooting leads to Norse loss

Poor shooting leads to Norse loss

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

February 11, 2017

The NKU women’s basketball team lost 41-32 to Valparaiso on Saturday at BB&T Arena. The loss drops the Norse to 8-17 overall and 4-9 in Horizon League play. The loss also means the Norse split the season series with the Crusaders. The Norse came out of the gate slow, making just 15 percent of their shots...

Gallery: Norse struggle to shoot in first home game

Gallery: Norse struggle to shoot in first home game

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

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

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 ...

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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