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Team USAs Trent Phillips goes for a green during the afternoon mix-foursomes session June 12, at the 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove.

Team USA takes four point lead into Sunday Singles of Palmer Cup

Wes Sanderson, Editor-in-Chief June 13, 2021

SUGAR GROVE— Team USA holds a four-point advantage over the International team heading into Sunday singles matches at Rich Harvest Farms, after 36 strong holes of foursome, alternate-shot, matches. Saturday Morning Foursomes The morning session started...

Entrance 2 of the NIU Convocation Center Sept. 2, in DeKalb, Illinois.

NIU to operate at full capacity for fall sporting events

James Krause, Sports Editor June 12, 2021

DeKALB — NIU home sporting events will operate at 100% capacity this fall following the State of Illinois entering Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan, NIU Athletics announced Friday. Fans will be welcome in the fall to outdoor events held at Huskie...

Team USA competitor Brad Reeves approaches a green Friday, during the mixed fourball session of the Arnold Palmer Cup at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove.

Team USA ties Team International during day one of Palmer Cup

Wes Sanderson, Editor-in-Chief June 12, 2021

SUGAR GROVE— After two separate rain delays, the first session of the 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup came to a close at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. At the conclusion of 12 mixed-fourball matches, Team USA and Team International are tied with six points...

NIU freshman pitcher Conner Langreder throws a pitch at an April 3 game against the Central Michigan University Chippewas in DeKalb. Langreder threw 10 strikeouts in the season finale on Sunday.

Huskies wrap up season with Sunday win against Bowling Green

James Krause, Sports Editor June 4, 2021

DeKALB — The NIU baseball team saw their season come to an end Sunday, losing three of four games in a road series against the Bowling Green State University Falcons. After losing a doubleheader on Saturday and the opening game Sunday, NIU finished...

NIU head baseball coach Mike Kunigonis has a discussion with an umpire during an April 3 game against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Ralph McKinzie Field.

Huskies batting falters in final home series of the season

James Krause, Sports Editor May 28, 2021

DeKALB — The baseball team struggled in their final home series of the 2021 season, losing three out of four games over the weekend to the University of Toledo Rockets. NIU couldn’t keep up with the Mid-American Conference championship contending...

The words 'Play Like A Huskie

Senate bill introduced that could allow student-athletes to unionize

James Krause, Sports Editor May 27, 2021

DeKALB — A bill introduced in the senate Thursday could open the door for student-athletes on scholarships being declared university employees and allow the formation of student athlete unions. Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT)...

Senior first baseman Jordan Larson batting in an April 2 game against the Central Michigan University Chippewas at Ralph McKinzie Field.

Comeback win highlights weekend split for NIU Baseball against EMU

James Krause, Sports Editor May 20, 2021

DeKALB — The NIU baseball team rebounded from two losses to start their road series against the Eastern Michigan University Eagles with two wins to split the series. In the series finale Sunday, NIU overcame an early 4-0 deficit to comeback and win...

Redshirt senior catcher Jake Dunham (right) recieves a high-five after scoring a run in the second half of an April 3 doubleheader against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Ralph McKinzie Field.

Huskies split series with Broncos, Dunham earns conference nod

James Krause, Sports Editor May 13, 2021

DeKALB — A dominant weekend by redshirt senior catcher Jake Dunham was the exclamation point on the Huskies splitting a four-game series with the Western Michigan University Broncos. After losing the opener on Friday and splitting a Saturday doubleheader,...

Senior infielder Dylan Lonteen rounds third base after hitting a home run at Ralph McKinzie Field in a April 3 game against the Central Michigan Chippewas.

Walk-off victory highlights Huskies series win against Zips

James Krause, Sports Editor May 6, 2021

DeKALB  — The NIU baseball team claimed their second conference series win of the season, winning three of four home games against the University of Akron Zips this weekend. The Huskies contended well against both the Zips and high-speed winds throughout...

Student-athletes partake in a march outside the Convocation Center on Oct. 10. Following the vandalism of the Center for Black Studies on Sept. 16, student-athletes rallied to the defense of the center and black students across campus.

How student-athletes found their voice following on-campus racism

James Krause, Senior Reporter April 29, 2021

NIU Police reported to the Center for Black Studies near midnight Sept. 16 after a member of NIU security reported graffiti on the front of the building. On a beam at the building’s entrance, the n-word was sprawled in silver spray-paint, according...

Redshirt senior catcher Jake Dunham (right) recieves a high-five after scoring a run in the second half of an April 3 doubleheader against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Ralph McKinzie Field.

Baseball swept in weekend series against Ball State

James Krause, Sports Editor April 28, 2021

DeKALB — The baseball team failed to pick up a win in their four-game road series against the Ball State University Cardinals in Muncie, Indiana. The Huskies were downed by big innings by the Cardinals batters, who had an inning of scoring at least...

Women's tennis splits weekend games after win over Buffalo

Women’s tennis splits weekend games after win over Buffalo

Jarrett Huff, Sports Editor April 26, 2021

DeKALB — After suffering a loss Friday to the Bowling Green State University Falcons, the women’s tennis team pulled off the season sweep of the University at Buffalo Bulls Saturday, 4-3.   Friday: BGSU 6, NIU 1 BGSU claimed the doubles...

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