Men’s golf finishes 10th at Michigan

By Lacy Searcy

It took just one day for the NIU men’s golf team to make improvements.

Day one of the Wolverine Intercollegiate in Michigan this weekend was not pretty for the Huskies, as they finished the day in 10th place with a score of 174.

However, day two was much improved. The cardinal and black finished the tournament in seventh place at 226 (+13).

The Huskies were led by Zach Jecklin, who shot a three round total of 217 (+4).

NIU coach John Cleary said he was impressed by the performance on day two.

“I’m real happy after the way we played last week,” Cleary said. “I told the kids to forget about it and put it past them. We played very steady and consistently.”

Getting their ring on

The NIU football team wasn’t the only one celebrating Saturday.

Men’s basketball players received their MAC West Division title rings at the halftime of the Huskies’ 31-13 victory over Buffalo. The Huskies won MAC West with a record of 17-11, but lost to Toledo 78-77 in the first round of the MAC tournament.

Ball State Fall Invitational

The NIU men’s tennis team opened its season in Indiana this weekend for the Ball State Invitational.

Sophomore Alfonzo Monroy took second place in the B Flight Consolation Championship bracket.

Sophomore Jimmy Chu advanced to the quarterfinals of the B Flight, before dropping a 6-2, 6-2 decision to Ball State’s Brett Derryman.

“It’s always interesting to see where you stand in relation to the teams that you are going to compete against,” NIU coach Pontus Hiort said. “We’re still a little too up and down. We really haven’t worked out some of the kinks in our games and we just have to be more consistent.”

Former SID suffers stroke

Former NIU Sports Information Director Bud Nangle suffered a major stroke last Wednesday and is currently in Tri-City Hospital in Ocean City, Calif.

Nangle, 87, served two stints for a combined 19 years as the athletics publicist and is enshrined in the NIU Hall of Fame.