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Men’s soccer downed by Broncos to open league play

September 24, 2022

DeKALB – The Huskies' lack of offense led to a 3-0 road loss in Kalamazoo, Michigan, against the Western Michigan University Broncos Friday. The Broncos dominated the Huskies in the first half. The Broncos took eight shots in the first half and capitalized...

Huskies close weekend with back-to-back MAC wins

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | September 24, 2022

DeKALB – NIU volleyball (9-3, 2-0 MAC) closed out its first Mid-American Conference of the season with back-to-back wins, routing the University of Akron Zips (3-10, 0-2 MAC) Saturday in three straight sets. Saturday’s win came just hours after...

Bring out the brooms: Volleyball bests Akron to open MAC play

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | September 24, 2022

DeKALB – NIU volleyball (8-3, 1-0 MAC) became the first team at NIU to win a Mid-American Conference game this season after sweeping the University of Akron Zips (3-9, 0-1 MAC) 3-0 on Friday night at Victor E. Court. Friday’s result extended the...

Huskies drop MAC opener at home

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Reporter | September 23, 2022

NIU Women’s Soccer defeated by Western Michigan to begin MAC Play DeKALB — NIU women’s soccer was held scoreless by Western Michigan University in their first Mid-American Conference game of the season. The Huskies conceded an early goal to...

NIU redshirt sophomore defensive tackle James Ester and sophomore linebacker Daveren Rayner bring down Vanderbilt University freshman quarterback A.J. Swann for a sack in the third quarter of a game on Sept. 17 at Huskie Stadium. The Vanderbilt Commodores completed a comeback to beat NIU 38-28. (Marco Sotelo Avila | Northern Star)

COLUMN: Defense is key against No. 8 Kentucky

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | September 23, 2022

DeKALB – The Huskies will visit the University of Kentucky Wildcats this weekend as NIU’s defense will look to shut down the No. 8 team in the nation. NIU’s defense has had struggles this season, giving up 38 points in each of their last two...

Senior outside hitter Katie Jablonski (Left) performing an attack against opposing University of Rhode Island players. She is supported by Sarah Lezon and Emily Dykes. (Milly Landa | Northern Star)

This weekend in Huskie sports: Sept. 23-25

By Northern Star Sports Staff | September 22, 2022

DeKALB – The Huskies are in for a landmark weekend of the 2022 sports season as a big-time matchup and the beginning of MACtion reserve spots on the weekend slate. Football heads to the University of Kentucky for a battle against a nationally-ranked...

Sophomore defenseman Brandon Peters and sophomore goaltender Grant Goodson battle for possession of the puck in front of NIUs goal during a matchup against the John Carroll University on Sept. 16. The Huskies allowed seven shots into their net in a 7-1 loss to open their 2022 campaign. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

NIU hockey sets sights on battle with Blue Demons

By Alex Crowe, Sports Reporter | September 22, 2022

DeKALB – The Huskies hockey team (0-2, 0-0 MCH) look to bounce back from their season-opening series loss to John Carroll University when they take on the DePaul University Blue Demons (2-0, 0-0 NCHL) in a home-and-home two-game series Friday and Saturday. The...

Barstool Sports launches their new platform, TwoYay.

Barstool Sports launches new website, TwoYay

By Tyler Murray, Sports Reporter | September 21, 2022

Barstool Sports officially launched their new platform, TwoYay. Partnering with Stripe, a payment company, the website is a community of advertisers, agents and content creators.  The NCAA changed their name, image and likeness policy in 2021, allowing...

Wamer takes home MAC Defensive Player of the Week honors

Wamer takes home MAC Defensive Player of the Week honors

By Northern Star Sports Staff | September 21, 2022

DeKALB – NIU women’s soccer freshman goalkeeper Deighton Wamer was named the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday. Warmer did not allow a goal in 135 minutes of action during last week’s games against the University...

Michael O’Neill builds new culture at NIU women’s soccer

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Reporter | September 21, 2022

DeKALB – First-year women’s soccer head coach Michael O’Neill enters the spotlight as he establishes a new identity for the NIU women’s soccer program. O’Neill was hired to be the head coach of the women’s soccer program on March 14. He...

Sophomore defensive specialist/libero Francesca Bertucci awaits an upcoming rally during NIUs match against the University of Southern Indiana on Sept. 17 at Victor E. Court (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Bertucci earns MAC West Defensive Player of the Week

By Northern Star Sports Staff | September 21, 2022

DeKALB – NIU volleyball’s sophomore defensive specialist/libero Francesca Bertucci is the Mid-American Conference West Defensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row, the conference announced Monday. Bertucci earned the honor after recording...

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