Commonwealth College Sports

NKU BASKETBALL | Norse Adds Miami (OH) to 2018-2019 Schedule

07/03/2018 09:23 AM

The NKU men’s basketball team has announced that it will host Miami (OH) on Sunday, Dec. 16 inside BB&T Arena. It’s the third home game of the non-conference schedule that the Norse has announced. The other two games are against UMBC (Nov. 30) and Northern Illinois (Dec. 20). Last year, the RedHawks went 16-18 overall under first-year head coach Jack Owens. The last meeting between Miami (OH) and NKU was during the 2016-2017 season. The Norse won that match-up 79-70. Read more 

NKU BASKETBALL | Norse, Brannen Agree to Contract Through 2021-2022

06/29/2018 02:39 PM

NKU Director of Athletics Ken Bothof announced on Friday that NKU and men’s basketball head coach John Brannen have agreed to a new four-year contract keeping Brannen as head coach through the 2021-2022 season. Brannen has amassed a 55-42 overall record during his three years as the head coach of the Norse. He also led the Norse to a berth in the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. “It is truly an honor to arrive on this campus every day as the head... Read more 

NCAA BASKETBALL | In-State Kentucky Basketball Tournament?

06/21/2018 02:11 PM

The Crossroads Classic is a four-team basketball event each year for the state of Indiana that features four of the biggest programs in the state: Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame and Butler. Would Kentucky ever start an event like that? “I think it’s great for all of us in-state people to play,” said Stansbury on Monday. WKU head coach Rick Stansbury says he hopes there could be some type of tournament that would allow various Kentucky programs play each other each year.  Read more 

NBA DRAFT | Previewing the 2018 NBA Draft

06/21/2018 01:35 PM

The 2018 NBA Draft takes place on Thursday night in Brooklyn, N.Y. Many mock drafts have Arizona center/forward DeAndre Ayton getting picked first overall by the Phoenix Suns. As always, there are plenty of Kentucky Wildcats hoping to be drafted. This year, those players are Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevin Knox, Hamidou Diallo, Jarred Vanderbilt and Wenyen Gabriel. ESPN 680’s Jason Anderson joined Sports Night on Thursday to discuss when he expects to hear the UK players’ names called during the draft: Meanwhile, there are also... Read more 

MOREHEAD ST. BASEBALL | Eagles Gearing Up for Clemson Regional

05/31/2018 03:48 PM

The Morehead St. baseball team is preparing for this weekend’s Clemson Regional of the NCAA Baseball Championship. The Eagles (37-24) are the No. 4 seed in the regional and will face No. 1 seeded Clemson (45-14) on Friday at 6 p.m. ET inside Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The other match-up Friday in the Clemson Regional will be between No. 2 seeded Vanderbilt (31-25) and No. 3 seeded St. John’s (39-25). Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff caught up with Morehead St. Head Coach Mike McGuire on... Read more 

BELLARMINE BASKETBALL | Knights Getting Ready for NCAA Div. II Midwest Regional

03/06/2018 04:58 PM

The Bellarmine men’s basketball team has already found a lot of success this season. The Knights (28-2, 16-2) not only won the Great Lakes Valley Conference regular season title, but they also won the GLVC Tournament championship. BU is looking for more success though in the coming weeks. The Knights learned this past weekend that they are the No. 2 seed in the upcoming NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional. They will face Truman St. (20-10, 13-5) on Saturday at 2:30... Read more 

NCAA BASKETBALL | March Madness Update

03/05/2018 05:47 PM

Plenty of Bluegrass men’s Division I college basketball teams are either preparing for postseason play or have already started postseason play. Here is what’s next for some of those teams: Kentucky Wildcats – The Wildcats are getting ready to play in this week’s SEC Tournament in St. Louis, Mo. UK is the No. 4-seeded team in the bracket and will play either No. 5-seeded Missouri, No. 12-seeded Georgia or No. 13-seeded Vanderbilt in the quarterfinal round on Friday at 3 p.m. ET. Louisville... Read more 

BELLARMINE BASKETBALL | Multiple Knights Earn GLVC Honors

02/27/2018 05:57 PM

Six Bellarmine Knights earned postseason honors from the Great Lakes Valley Conference on Tuesday. BU Head Coach Scott Davenport was named GLVC Coach of the Year for the fourth time in his career. Meanwhile, Jarek Coles was named GLVC Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the third straight Knight to take home that honor. Others who earned recognition from the conference include: Adam Eberhard – First Team All-GLVC Brent Bach – First Team All-GLVC Parker Chitty – GLVC All-Defensive Team CJ Fleming – GLVC All-Freshman... Read more 

BELLARMINE BASKETBALL | Knights Preparing for Senior Night

02/21/2018 07:00 PM

The Bellarmine men’s basketball team is riding a seven-game winning streak heading into Thursday night’s home finale against the University of Indianapolis. The Knights (24-2, 15-2) have not lost since Jan. 25, when they fell to the Greyhounds (17-7, 11-5) by the final score of 76-68. BU will have a chance to get revenge on the Greyhounds Thursday at 8 p.m. ET inside Knights Hall. It will also be an important game for Bellarmine since it is the program’s Senior Night. Spectrum News’ Andrew... Read more 

SPALDING UNIVERSITY | Building Renamed In Honor Of Muhammad Ali

01/17/2018 10:30 AM

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 would have marked Muhammad Ali’s 76th birthday. In the spirit of celebrating the Champ on his birthday, Spalding University announced they have officially renamed their athletic and athletics building back to Columbia Gym. In 1954 in Columbia Gym on Spalding’s campus, a young Cassius Clay learned the sport of boxing. Spalding President Tori Murden McClure said in 2016 that the board of trustees planned to change the name of the building at 824 S. Fourth Street from the Spalding... Read more 

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