Star sports coverage goes on regardless of COVID-19

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With the uncertainties surrounding athletic attendance due to the COVID-19 Delta variant, the Northern Star will be at events, like volleyball, updating you whether you can attend or not. The Huskies will host various home events throughout the fall.

College is a time for many things; pulling an all-nighter cramming for a final paper, spending nights on end with your roommates doing only god knows what. One of the biggest parts of most college experiences is going to sporting events. 

College athletics is a multi-billion dollar industry. To me, there are few things more exciting and enjoyable than attending an event with my friends and watching a contest play out as a spectator.

With COVID-19 still a prevalent crisis throughout the U.S., students and spectators might not feel comfortable attending an event in person with hundreds of other people in the stands but still want to know what is happening with their favorite teams.


Rest assured that readers will not be left in the dark, searching for information on Huskie athletics. The Northern Star’s goal is to be your one-stop-shop for anything Huskie athletics during these uncertain times.

While football is such a media heavy event that draws attention from a large base, NIU has so many other championship caliber athletic teams, with match-ups that provide for great entertainment

The Northern Star sports section is committed to covering all Huskie athletic programs and giving readers a look inside the programs throughout the season. 

Whether it’s volleyball taking on the 2021 NCAA National Semi-finalists University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers or men’s golf during the Rich Harvest Intercollegiate Oct. 2-4 at Rich Harvest Farms, the sports section will be there updating you along the way. 

College athletics are a semi-normal event to look forward to, but no one should feel disconnected out of the fear of contracting a contagious virus that has ravaged households for the past 18 months. Our job as journalists is to bridge that gap and deliver the news to you, so that’s what we will do.