This weekend in Huskie sports: Sept. 9-11


Sean Reed

(Left to right) Francesca Bertucci, Nikolette Nedic, Ella Mihacevich, Sammi Lockwood and Emily Dykes celebrate a point scored in the second set against SDSU at Victor E. Court on Friday night. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

DeKALB — NIU’s fall sports seasons continue this weekend with action everyday. Volleyball looks to improve on their .500 record with wins at the KC Roos Classic starting Friday. Football kicks off their first road game of the year with a matchup against Tulsa on Saturday. Some in-state competition takes place with women’s soccer hosting the Western Illinois Leathernecks. Sunday concludes with the men’s and women’s golf teams competing on the green.


Saturday, Sept. 10: at University of Tulsa | 6 p.m.

Watch: ESPN+ | Live Stats: StatBroadcast

Tulsa, Okla. / H.A. Chapman Stadium

After a home win against Eastern Illinois University on Sept. 1, the Huskies travel to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for their first road contest of the season. They will be pitted against the University of Tulsa, who lost their road opener at Wyoming. This is the first time that NIU will play in against the Golden Hurricane in Tulsa.


Friday, Sept. 9: at University of Missouri-Kansas City | 11 a.m.

Live Stats: StatBroadcast

Saturday, Sept. 10: vs. Wichita State University | 2 p.m.

Live Stats: StatBroadcast

Kansas City, Mo. / Swinney Center

The Huskies will attempt to shake off the two game skid they had last weekend at the end of the Popcorn Classic. Coming off losses to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Valparaiso University, the Huskies will court the Roos (3-4) on Friday and the Shockers (3-3) on Saturday.

Women’s Soccer

Friday, Sept. 9: vs. Western Illinois University | 7 p.m.

Live Stats: SIDEARM Sports

DeKalb, Ill. / NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex

Women’s soccer will work to continue their early undefeated season (2-0-2) when hosting the Leathernecks Friday evening. Historically, the Huskies hold a winning record of 4-3-3 in the all-time series against WIU. Western Illinois enters the bout hungry for their first tally in the win column.

Men’s Golf

Sunday, Sept. 11: Badger Invitational (Round 1)| All Day

Stats and Results: GolfStat

Madison, Wis. / University Ridge Golf Course

The Huskies tee off their season in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Badger Invitational. Last season, this event was the second tournament on NIU’s schedule. NIU solidly finished fifth of 14 teams. They will look to improve upon that placing beginning Sunday.

Women’s Golf

Sunday, Sept. 11: Redbird Invitational (Rounds 1 & 2)| All Day

Stats and Results: GolfStat

Normal, Ill. / Webring Country Club

Like the men’s team, the women start their season on Sunday, traveling to Normal to compete in the Redbird Invitational. This event continues into Monday. Last season, the Huskies medaled as a team with a third place finish in the same event.