This week in NIU Athletics (10/22 – 10/27)


By Kyle Mathas

DeKALB —  Women’s Tennis will finish its play in the ITA Regional and the football team will play Saturday against the University of Akron for the 113th homecoming game.


This week in NIU athletics (Oct. 21-Oct. 27)


Women’s Tennis

The Huskies will finish play in the ITA Regional in East Lansing, Michigan. The event will end Monday evening.

The Huskies will then play in the Redbird Invitational on Saturday and Sunday. The last time the Huskies played at Illinois State University was in 2017 when they lost 5-2 to the Redbirds. NIU looks to turn that around with a win over the weekend.

Women’s Soccer

The Huskies will play at home on Thursday against Bowling Green State University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex in DeKalb. Bowling Green is 9-5-2 on the season and has defeated and tied powerhouses like University of Dayton and University of Kentucky. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.

The Huskies will follow with a game 2 p.m. Sunday against University of Toledo at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Men’s Soccer

The Huskies will play Friday at 7 p.m. against Western Michigan University. Western Michigan is 9-4-1 and 1-0-1 in Mid-American Conference play. The game will be at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex in DeKalb.  

Men’s Golf

The Huskies are underway in the Musketeer Challenge in Cincinnati. The tournament will continue until Tuesday at the Maketewah Country Club. 

Women’s Golf

The Huskies will play Oct. 27 at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown in Boulder City, Nevada. It will be a tough task for the Huskies as three returning top-five teams will participate. University of Tulsa, University of Idaho and Long Beach State University are ranked second, fourth and fifth respectively.


The Huskies will play 6 p.m. Friday against Kent State University at the Convocation Center. Kent State is 10-10 and 3-5 in conference play, and the Huskies are 1-2 at home this season. 

The Huskies have a quick turnaround with a game 7:30 Saturday against the University of Ohio at the Convocation Center.


The Zips are 0-7 on the season and the Huskies will try to keep them without a win through nine weeks. The Huskies are coming off a close 27-24 loss Saturday to Miami University – Ohio.

Kick off against Akron is set for 2:30 p.m at Huskie Stadium.