Northern Kentucky Norse Basketball Schedule
The Northern Kentucky Norse have had a basketball program for over
forty years and have been competing at the Division I level since the 2012-2013 season when they joined the Atlantic Sun Conference.
Last season the Norse finished in eighth place in the Florida Atlantic Conference and are looking to continue to prove that
they belong in Division I and are a force to be reckoned with in their new home. Northern Kentucky is still waiting until
2016 when they will be a full-time Division I member and are eligible for the postseason to make their first Division I NCAA
Tournament, but that has not stopped coach Dave Bezold from putting together an outstanding team that could very well be finding
its way to the top of the Atlantic Sun standings. The Norse will actually be one of the most experienced teams in the conference
and are returning their top three scorers from last season: Tyler White, Jalen Billups, and Jordan Jackson. Be sure to get
your tickets to see the Northern Kentucky Norse in action from StubHub as soon as possible so you can get some of the best
seats at the Bank of Kentucky Center.
In hoping to accomplish their goal of making it to the top of the Atlantic Sun
standings this season the Norse will have their work cut out for them as they take on many of the best teams in all of college
hoops. The Northern Kentucky Norse have home games at the Bank of Kentucky Center against the North Carolina A&T Aggies,
Ohio Midwestern Rams, the Tennessee Martin Skyhawks, the West Virginia Mountaineers, the Cincinnati Clermont Cougars, the
Idaho Vandals, and the Toledo Rockets before conference play even begins. Once Atlantic Sun play gets underway the Rams will
host the Kennesaw State Owls, the North Florida Ospreys, the Jacksonville Dolphins, the Lipscomb Bison, the Florida Gulf Coast
Eagles, the Stetson Hatters, and the South Carolina Upstate Spartans. There are plenty of chances to see the Norse in action,
just pick out the games you can attend and get ready to cheer Northern Kentucky on to another big win.
Kentucky Norse Basketball History
The Northern Kentucky Norse spent years establishing themselves as one of the premier
programs in Division II basketball and made the D-II Tournament 13 times while winning the GLVC conference tournament twice
and its regular season title five times. Now in the Atlantic Sun Conference and competing at the D-I level the Norse are looking
to prove themselves to all of their new rivals.
There's nothing like being in the stands
when the game is on the line, so ditch the couch, brush off the potato chips and get ready to see a game you won't soon forget.
College basketball has plenty of great games on the schedule each and every season, from plenty of top-tier regular season
battles to Tournament clashes that you'll have to see first-hand to believe. These are some of the best amateur athletes in
the entire world, though that's something that you need to see for yourself to truly appreciate. Will you be there when your
favorite player pulls up for a game-winning three that will have everyone jumping out of their seat in unison? There is nothing
quite like being there with thousands of your fellow fans as the Norse look to pile up the wins and give their fans another
memorable season, though that's not something that you're going to figure out sitting at home wondering what the atmosphere
of the big game is like.
Northern Kentucky Norse Basketball Conference
The Northern Kentucky Norse compete
in the Atlantic Sun Conference which has proven to be one of the best "mid-major" conferences in the country. The A-Sun was
first established in 1978 as the Trans America Athletic Conference and currently consists of eight members: the Florida Gulf
Coast Eagles, the Jacksonville Dolphins, the Kennesaw State Owls, the Lipscomb Bisons, the Northern Kentucky Norse, the North
Florida Ospreys, the South Carolina Upstate Spartans, and the Stetson Hatters. The past two seasons teams from the Atlantic
Sun Conference have been responsible for some of the most memorable moments of the NCAA Tournament. In the 2013 season Florida
Gulf Coast used their high flying athleticism to upset Georgetown and San Diego State on their way to the Sweet Sixteen, and
in the 2014 Tournament then-member Mercer bears pulled off the most shocking upset of the year by knocking out the Duke Blue
Devils. This year Florida Gulf Coast and Lipscomb are the preseason favorites but there is always excitement that abounds
in the A-Sun and you never know who will emerge as the conference champions with the chance to become this year's Cinderella
During their time in Division II, the Norse twice finished as NCAA Tournament runners
up, in 1996 and 1997.