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NKU men’s basketball team caps historic run with No. 21 final ranking in Mid-Major Top 25

Following a historic run this year, the Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team closed the season ranked No. 21 in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25. The end-of-season ranking caps a season in which the Norse experienced many program benchmarks, culminating in an appearance in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. NKU went 24-11 on the season and won the 2017 Horizon...

Billy Reed: Congrats to Norse for milestone, but do any of the regionals have a shot to make Final Four?

It’s a terrific achievement for Northern Kentucky University to make the NCAA Division-I Basketball Tournament the first year its team is eligible. But I also wonder what the commonwealth’s other regional universities are thinking right now about the future of their D-I basketball programs. Unlike Kentucky and Louisville, the regional universities do not have self-sustaining athletics programs...

Jamie Vaught: Lots of Bluegrass color in NCAA Big Dance field beyond just UK and UofL

There are lots of representatives from the state of Kentucky in the Big Dance beyond just UK and U of L. As you know, Northern Kentucky, which was just granted full NCAA Division I status last August, has earned its first NCAA Division I tourney berth for winning the Horizon League Tournament in Detroit last week. And the No. 15 seed Norse (24-10) will face No. 2 seed Kentucky in the South Region...

It’s Cats vs. Norse: UK, Northern Kentucky University paired in NCAA tourney first round

By Glenn Osborne KyForward managing editor John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats, fresh off an SEC tournament championship win over Arkansas, will meet Northern Kentucky University Friday in first-round NCAA tournament play in Indianapolis. The Norse are making their first appearance in the NCAA tourney in their first year of eligibility. The No. 8 Wildcats, winners of the SEC regular season and...

Norse are Horizon League Tournament Champions; headed to NCAA Tournament in first year of eligibility

The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team has been crowned the 2017 Horizon League Tournament Champion after defeating No. 10 seed Milwaukee, 59-53, on Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The Norse have earned an automatic NCAA Tournament berth in their first year on eligibility after being granted full Division I status in August. No. 4-seeded NKU (24-10) was led by Lavone...

Norse headed to Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship; one win from NCAA tourney berth

The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team is headed to the 2017 Little Caesar’s Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship game after earning an 84-74 win over the No. 9 seed Youngstown State Penguins in the semifinals on Monday night at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The No. 4-seed Norse are looking to advance to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament in their first year...

Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team spends day working with Newport Primary School students

As the 2016-17 school year gets underway, the Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team took time away from their studies and basketball workouts to volunteer earlier this week at the Newport Primary School. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for our guys to impact young people,” said John Brannen, NKU men’s basketball head coach. “One of our core values is sacrifice. Being able to...