NKU wins Horizon League Regular Season Championship

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    NKU wins Horizon League Regular Season Championship

    I think this needed a thread on its own. Pretty awesome that they won the Horizon League Conference Tournament last year. They have now won the Regular Season Championship this year, which secures a spot in the NIT at least but have hopes for more.

    NKU has had some doubters since they announced the decision to go D-I. They had some doubters when they moved on from Dave Bezold. They've had people question them left and right, mocking their attendance numbers.

    They are on the rise. And as an alumnus member of Norse Nation, this is fun.
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    Great job NKU!

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    Brannen is gonna be a hot name real fast.

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    I hope NKU doesnt go conference shopping soon, I think they need to sit tight for a good 6-8 years or so.

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    Best thing here is no matter what happens in the conference tournament the Norse have an NIT bid in their hip pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKYknowitall View Post
    Brannen is gonna be a hot name real fast.
    Yep. As an NKU fan/alumni/season ticket holder it sucks, but is a great problem to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKYknowitall View Post
    Brannen is gonna be a hot name real fast.
    Definitely. Got a feeling he's gone when the season ends.

    Best case scenario, NKU changes coaches every 4-5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Definitely. Got a feeling he's gone when the season ends.

    Best case scenario, NKU changes coaches every 4-5 years.
    Yeah it’s unfortunate too. NKU has a really good thing going. Maybe he’ll turn down any offers and stay in Highland Heights? Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Definitely. Got a feeling he's gone when the season ends.

    Best case scenario, NKU changes coaches every 4-5 years.
    It would have to be a really good job. He’s happy here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bench View Post
    It would have to be a really good job. He’s happy here.
    I'd imagine he is. Money talks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKYknowitall View Post
    Yeah it’s unfortunate too. NKU has a really good thing going. Maybe he’ll turn down any offers and stay in Highland Heights? Lol
    Not unfortunate at all. A program the size of NKU, in a conference like the Horizon League, they should want their coach to have to change every 4-5 seasons. That means their teams are successfully and they are consistently playing in the NCAA tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Not unfortunate at all. A program the size of NKU, in a conference like the Horizon League, they should want their coach to have to change every 4-5 seasons. That means their teams are successfully and they are consistently playing in the NCAA tournament.
    WKU went through a similar phase back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    I think this needed a thread on its own. Pretty awesome that they won the Horizon League Conference Tournament last year. They have now won the Regular Season Championship this year, which secures a spot in the NIT at least but have hopes for more.

    NKU has had some doubters since they announced the decision to go D-I. They had some doubters when they moved on from Dave Bezold. They've had people question them left and right, mocking their attendance numbers.

    They are on the rise. And as an alumnus member of Norse Nation, this is fun.
    Congratulations to them, and you.

    You deserve to brag a little bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bench View Post
    It would have to be a really good job. He’s happy here.
    If I had a nickel for ever time a fan in Murray, KY said the same thing about a Murray State coach, I would have a lot of nickels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Definitely. Got a feeling he's gone when the season ends.

    Best case scenario, NKU changes coaches every 4-5 years.
    I have heard he has been frustrated with his ability to retain assistants due to their low pay and that has been a real focus of his.

    One other thing and this is purely anecdotal. We ran into coach at Campus Book and Supply buying NKU apparel right before Christmas. I laughed and said to him, "don't you get enough of this stuff for free?". He told me that he was the only coach in the Horizon conference without an apparel allowance in his contract.

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