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Volleyball’s win streak highlights this week in Huskie sports

Eddie Miller
This week in Huskie sports graphic featuring NIU sports in action from the fall season. The Northern Star Sports Staff previews the week of Oct. 2 to Oct. 8 in this week in Huskie sports. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

DeKALB – NIU Athletics begins its first week of events in October, highlighted by volleyball’s quest to extend its three-game win streak against Ohio University and Kent State University.


Saturday, Oct. 7: at University of Akron, 2:30 p.m.

Akron, Ohio / InfoCision Stadium

Watch: ESPN+  Live Stats: SideArm Stats

NIU football (1-4, 0-1 MAC) travels to Ohio Saturday to take on the University of Akron Zips (1-4, 0-1 MAC). Both NIU and Akron are off to slow starts. The Huskies come into Saturday’s contest as losers of four consecutive games, while Akron has lost three straight games. Both teams are in search of their first conference victory.


Thursday, Oct. 5: at Ohio University, 6 p.m. CT

Athens, Ohio / Convocation Center

Watch: ESPN+ | Live Stats: StatBroadcast

Friday, Oct. 6: at Kent State University, 5 p.m. CT

Kent, Ohio / Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center

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The NIU volleyball team – winner of its past three matches – hits the road once again after collecting a weekend sweep against Miami University on Friday and Saturday at home. The Huskies take to Athens, Ohio, for a brush with the Bobcats before finishing the weekend at Kent State.


Sunday, Oct. 1 – Tuesday, Oct. 3: at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, Wisconsin / University Ridge Golf Course

Live Stats: GolfStat 

NIU men’s golf heads to Madison, Wisconsin, to compete in the Badger Invitational for the second consecutive year. The Huskies are coming off a tie for sixth place finish at the VCU Shootout after junior Ben Sluzas and graduate student Zach Place finished within the top-10. The tournament is a multi-day event ranging from Oct. 1 through Oct. 3. 


Monday, Oct. 2: at Marquette University, 7 p.m.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin / Valley Fields

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Saturday, Oct. 7: at Drake University, 6 p.m.

Des Moines, Iowa / James W. Cownie Soccer Complex

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Following its previous game being ruled a no-contest due to weather, NIU men’s soccer travels north to Milwaukee to take on Marquette University. The Huskies look to snap their four-game losing skid against the Golden Eagles on Monday. NIU will stay on the road following its bout with Marquette, facing Drake University next in Des Moines, Iowa.


Thursday, Oct. 5: at Eastern Michigan University, 3 p.m. CT

Ypsilanti, Michigan / Scicluna Field

Live Stats: SIDEARM Sports

Sunday, Oct. 8: vs. Miami University, 1 p.m.

DeKalb / NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex

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The NIU Women’s soccer team will take on the Eastern Michigan University Eagles at 3 p.m. CT Thursday at Scicluna Field and will face Miami University at 1 p.m. Sunday at home. 


Friday, Oct. 6: at Midland University, 7:30 p.m.

Fremont, Nebraska / Sidner Ice Arena

Saturday, Oct. 7: at Midland University, 7:30 p.m.

Fremont, Nebraska / Sidner Ice Arena

NIU hockey embarks on its third-straight weekend on the road to open Midwest College Hockey play at Midland. The Huskies dropped all four meetings with the Warriors last season. NIU will look for a strong start of conference action after a rough start to the season. 


Friday, Oct. 6 – Saturday, Oct. 7: at UW-Whitewater Warhawk Invitational | All Day

Whitewater, Wisconsin / Warhawk Outdoor Tennis Complex

The NIU women’s tennis team will travel to Whitewater, Wisconsin, to play its second tournament of the season. 

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