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Senior designated hitter Colin Summerhill (8) hits a foul ball to left field during the third inning. Summerhill struck out swinging on the next pitch after his foul, causing the third out of the third inning. (Totus Tuus Keely | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Baseball slaughtered in Bowling Green series

By Totus Tuus Keely, Photojournalist | April 7, 2024

DeKALB – NIU baseball's weekend series was swept by Bowling Green University for their three-game series over the weekend. On Sunday, the Huskies' third game of the series was shortened to seven innings due to the NCAA's 10-run rule, when the Huskies...

Junior shortstop Avery Carnahan (23) hits the ball toward left field after reaching first base on a fielder’s choice during the third inning. Carnahan had three hits and three runs batted in across both games on Saturday. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Softball earns first home win of season

By Totus Tuus Keely and Tim Dodge | April 1, 2024


NIU freshman guard Will Lovings-Watts (1) looks to put up a shot under the basket against Central Michigan graduate student guard Brian Taylor (0). The two teams shot nearly identical percentages from the field, NIU at 39.7% and Central Michigan at 40.7%. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Men’s Basketball loses to Chippewas in nail-biter

By Tim Dodge, Senior Photojournalist | March 6, 2024

DeKALB – Men’s basketball closed out their final home game of the 2023-2024 season Tuesday in a tense showdown with Central Michigan University. The game resulted in a Huskie loss of 69-63.

NIU sophomore Christopher Norlin (left) and sophomore Iker Gaztambide Arrastia celebrate after defeating Omaha freshman Mikel Garmendia and sophomore Ethan Gaubert 6-4 in doubles. The Huskies have won eight straight matches since Jan. 26. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Men’s tennis tears through Southern, Omaha

By Tim Dodge, Senior Photojournalist | March 4, 2024

DeKALB – Men's tennis met Southern University and University of Nebraska Omaha with a force that carried them through to a sweep of Southern and a 4-1 win over Omaha. The two meets Saturday brought the Huskies to a season record of 10-2 one week...

Senior guard Jayden Marable (3) scans the court on offense during the fourth quarter. The Huskies got within 4 points of their opponents twice in the final three minutes of the third quarter, but Bowling Green pulled away in the final quarter, shooting 80%. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Huskies pack in for weekend basketball doubleheader

By Tim Dodge and Ryanne Sandifer | February 27, 2024

DeKALB – NIU hosted its “Cram the Convo” doubleheader Saturday, featuring women’s basketball against the Bowling Green Falcons followed by men’s basketball’s match against the Ohio University Bobcats. WOMEN'S BASKETBALL MEN'S BASKETBALL