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Logo for All-Star: A Huskie Sports Podcast (Graphic by Harrison Linden | Northern Star)

Introducing “All-Star: A Huskie Sports Podcast”

By Northern Star Staff | September 14, 2022

Welcome to the first episode of The Northern Star's new podcast, 'All-Star'. On this newly-launched podcast series, the Northern Star's Skyler Kisellus brings listeners an inside look at the various sports programs at Northern Illinois University. Each...

Mens head golf coach John Carlson (Left) talks through a shot with senior Tommy Dunsire during the first round of the 2021 Saint Marys Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)

Red & Black: Season 2 Ep. 3: NIU Men’s Golf Spring Preview

By Wes Sanderson and Jerome Pearles | March 3, 2022

This week, Red & Black sat down with head coach John Carlson and players Reece Nilsen and Tommy Dunsire to talk about the teams upcoming spring season, evaluation of the fall slate and the hunger in the team room for a home MAC championship...

Red & Black: Season 2 Ep. 2: Black History Month with college athletics ( with coaches Thomas Hammock, Connie Teaberry and A.D. Sean Frazier)

By Wes Sanderson and Jerome Pearles | February 24, 2022

In this week's episode, we sat down with NIU coaches Thomas Hammock, Connie Teaberry and Athletic Director Sean Frazier to discuss Black History Month, race in college athletics and furthering the conversation within the community.  

Red & Black: Season 2 Ep. 1: A sit down with NIU Gymnastics

Red & Black: Season 2 Ep. 1: A sit down with NIU Gymnastics

By Wes Sanderson and Jerome Pearles | February 17, 2022

In the first episode of this season's Red & Black Podcast, E.I.C Wes Sanderson, sat down with Morgan Hooper, Natalie Hamp and Emmalise Nock of NIU Gymnastics to discuss the 2022 season, their love for the sport and it's growing stature in college...

Red Black Football Podcast (MAC Championship vs. Kent State w/ Cole Tucker)

Red Black Football Podcast (MAC Championship vs. Kent State w/ Cole Tucker)

By Northern Star Staff | December 1, 2021

After missing a few key players in a 42-21 loss to Western Michigan, NIU hopes rest over the Thanksgiving holiday rehabs and reenergizes the Huskies ahead of a championship battle in Detroit. Thomas Hammock returns to Detroit for the first time since...

Red Black Football Podcast (vs. Western Michigan w/ Matt Ference)

Red Black Football Podcast (vs. Western Michigan w/ Matt Ference)

By Northern Star Staff | November 22, 2021

A fumble recovery and 25-yard touchdown run by Clint Ratkovich gave NIU the 33-27 overtime victory over the Buffalo Bulls to secure the Mid-American Conference West Division championship. The Huskies are heading to Detroit, but they have one more regular...

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 12 at Buffalo w/ John Richardson)

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 12 at Buffalo w/ John Richardson)

By Northern Star Staff | November 15, 2021

In one of the most dramatic finishes of the year, the Huskies knocked off the Ball State Cardinals 30-29 to reclaim the Bronze Stalk Trophy thanks to a field goal by John Richardson as time expired. While Richardson's celebration was wild, the celebration...

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 11 vs. Ball State w/ Messiah Travis)

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 11 vs. Ball State w/ Messiah Travis)

By Northern Star Staff | November 8, 2021

Rocky Lombardi and Trayvon Rudolph broke school records for NIU, but the Huskies couldn't break the Kent State Golden Flashes in a 52-47 loss last week. The pair of offensive playmakers had all-time performances, but injury concerns follow the Huskies...

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 10 @ Kent State w/ J.J. Lippe)

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 10 @ Kent State w/ J.J. Lippe)

By Northern Star Staff | November 1, 2021

With the arrival of November comes the return of midweek MACtion. The Huskies open their midweek schedule with a bang as they meet the Kent State Golden Flashes in a battle of divisional leaders at Dix Stadium. With the extra time to prepare, how will...

Red Black Football Podcast (Bye Week Special w/ Thomas Hammock)

Red Black Football Podcast (Bye Week Special w/ Thomas Hammock)

By Northern Star Staff | October 27, 2021

The Huskies came back from down 28-10 in the first half to knock off the Central Michigan Chippewas 39-38. NIU was propelled to 4-0 in Mid-American Conference play with a great performance by Rocky Lombardi, another prolific rushing game and a late field...

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 8 @ CMU w/ Michael Kennedy)

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 8 @ CMU w/ Michael Kennedy)

By Northern Star Staff | October 20, 2021

A 210-yard rushing performance by Jay Ducker and a 100-yard kick return touchdown by Trayvon Rudolph helped lift the Huskies past the Bowling Green Falcons 34-26 at Huskie Stadium. The victory brings NIU's winning streak to four and their record remains...

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 7 vs. Bowling Green w/ Brayden Patton)

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 7 vs. Bowling Green w/ Brayden Patton)

By Northern Star Staff | October 13, 2021

A program-record five field goals by kicker John Richardson helped lift the Huskies past the Toledo Rockets 22-20 in a road win Saturday. At the season's halfway point, NIU sits 4-2 and in sole possession of first place in the Mid-American Conference...

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