Humphrey returns to the NKU lineup
Ky. - A schedule featuring nine games against teams that qualified
for the NCAA Division II Tournament last season awaits the Northern
Kentucky University men’s basketball squad in 2006-07.
NKU will meet
both Cincinnati and Xavier in exhibition games prior to the regular
season. The Norse play Cincinnati on Nov. 1 at Fifth Third Arena,
and NKU will visit the Cintas Center on Nov. 6 to meet Xavier.
NKU opens regular-season
action Nov. 17 in the John L. Griffin/Lions Club Classic against
Ferris State, an NCAA Division II Tournament participant last March.
The Bulldogs are members of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic
night, NKU will meet Wayne (Mich.) State, which is also a member
of the GLIAC. NKU competes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference,
which competes with the GLIAC for berths in the eight-team NCAA
Division II Great Lakes Region field.
NKU begins GLVC
play Nov. 30 when Quincy - another NCAA Tournament team last season
- visits Regents Hall. Two days later, defending regional champion
Southern Illinois at Edwardsville comes to Highland Heights to meet
NKU in a GLVC showdown.
The Norse face
a pair of NCAA Division II powerhouse programs in non-conference
road games in December. NKU plays at Findlay on Dec. 19, and the
Norse travel to Florence, Ala., for a Dec. 30 contest against North
Alabama. Findlay and North Alabama each qualified for the NCAA Tournament
to Evansville, Ind., on Jan. 20 to meet GLVC power Southern Indiana.
That will mark the only regular-season meeting between the two traditional
rivals due to the GLVC’s divisional format.
champion Saint Joseph’s visits Regents Hall on Jan. 27 for
the 2007 Homecoming. NKU closes out the regular season with road
games against Saint Joseph’s and Indianapolis.
The GLVC Tournament
will be held March 1-4 in Roberts Stadium at Evansville, Ind. The
top three teams from each division, along with two wild cards, will
qualify for the eight-team tournament.
three starters from a 17-11 team, and the Norse have added an impressive
group of newcomers. Senior swingman Kevin Schappell averaged 11.2
points per game last season and is the team’s top returning
A trio of Division
I transfers - James Cripe, Steven Wright and Anthony Teague - are
also expected to make immediate impacts in 2006-07.
HERE FOR 2006-07 SCHEDULE