NIU’s sports teams hit the road again

Yet another weekend is here, which means some of NIU’s teams are on the road again.

‘The men’s tennis team carries a three-game winning streak to Valparaiso Saturday for its season openers in the Mid-Continent Conference. The Huskies (6-12) meet the host Crusaders at 9 a.m. and clash with the University of Akron at 2 p.m. Sunday, the Huskies travel to Muncie, Ind., for a nonconference match against Ball State at 1 p.m.

‘Patty Groth’s women’s tennis squad (8-5) has a date with Miami (Ohio) Saturday at Oxford, Ohio, at 11 a.m., and then will meet up with the men Sunday at Ball State, as the Huskies face the host Cardinals at 9 a.m.

‘While Bob Knight and his Hoosiers are away, the women’s golf team will invade Bloomington, Ind., Saturday and Sunday to participate in the 16-team Indiana University Women’s Invitational.