This weekend in Huskie athletics


Zulfiqar Ahmed

NIU redshirt senior Bryce West and Ohio redshirt sophmore Oscar Sanchez prepare to clash in the opening matchup of the wrestling team’s Throwback Dual Saturday night.

By Northern Star Staff

Women’s gymnastics

Friday, Jan. 21 at Tennessee Collegiate Classic | 6 p.m.

Farm Bureau Exposition Center (Lebanon, Tenn.)

Gymnastics looks to follow up on back-to-back outings of 194 points or more at the Tennessee Collegiate Classic Friday. NIU will compete against the likes of Lindenwood University and Southeast Missouri State University during the weekend event.


Friday, Jan. 21 at Central Michigan University | 6 p.m.

Location: Victor E. Court (DeKalb, Ill.) | TV: ESPN+

Sunday, Jan. 23 vs. University of Oklahoma | 12 p.m.

Victor E. Court (DeKalb, Ill.) | TV: ESPN+

The wrestling team will seek to avenge its 27-10 loss to Ohio on Jan. 15 with a triumph over Central Michigan Friday. NIU will then remain at home as the Oklahoma Sooners come to town Sunday.

Women’s track and field

Saturday, Jan. 22 at Illini Invitational | All day

UI Armory (Champaign, Ill.) | Stream

NIU’s track and field team heads to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for its third set of action of the season. The Huskies will look to replicate their previous outing at the Grand Valley State’s Bob Eubanks Open on Saturday that saw them take home seven event victories.

Women’s basketball

Saturday, Jan. 22 at Eastern Michigan University | 1 p.m. 

Gervin GameAbove Center (Ypsilanti, Mich.) | TV: ESPN+

After sustaining its second-straight conference loss in a shootout with Miami-Ohio Wednesday, women’s basketball seeks to turn the tide on the road against Eastern Michigan University.

Men’s basketball

Saturday, Jan. 22, at Miami University-Ohio | 2:30 p.m.

Millett Hall (Oxford, Ohio) | TV: ESPN3

Men’s basketball heads on the road to Miami-Ohio on the heels of Tuesday’s 92-83 defeat at the hands of Bowling Green. The Huskies hope to bring an end to an ongoing two-game losing stretch.

Men’s tennis

Sunday, Jan. 23 vs. University of Illinois-Springfield | 12 p.m./5 p.m.

Chick Evans Field House (DeKalb, Ill.)

The men’s tennis team kicks off its first event of the calendar year as they host the University of Illinois-Springfield Sunday.

Women’s tennis

Sunday, Jan. 23 at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign | 1 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 23 vs. Eastern Illinois University | 4 p.m.

Atkins Tennis Center (Urbana, Ill.)

The Huskies open 2022 play on the road, heading south to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Sunday. Once finished, NIU will also battle with the Eastern Illinois Panthers at 4 p.m. that same afternoon.