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Men’s basketball adds Pittsburgh to non-conference schedule

NCAA cancels all sporting events for 2019-20 school year
Thursday's game against DePaul canceled
December 1, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball’s game against DePaul University will not be played due to COVID-19 concerns. To make up for the missed game, the Huskies will travel 6 p.m. Saturday to the University...

Last week in the world of sports: 11/23 through 11/29

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller, right, kicks off as Ryan McCord (27) holds to start the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. With the kick, Fuller became the first female to play in a Southeastern Conference football game. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)
November 30, 2020

DeKALB — With the Lions firing their coach, the NBA fan base waiting on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s free agency decision, and the college basketball season beginning, there has been a lot of sports news...

Huskies unable to close against Broncos

NIU's offense waits at the line of scrimmage for action to resume Nov. 4 during NIU's 49-30 loss to the University at Buffalo Bulls at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
NIU drops four straight, WMU remains undefeated
November 28, 2020

DeKALB — The NIU football team came up just short of knocking off the Western Michigan University Broncos on Saturday, losing in a 30-27 nailbiter. Broncos redshirt sophomore kicker Gavin Peddie kicked...

NIU Football looks to dish WMU its first loss

NIU redshirt senior quarterback Ross Bowers looks for an open receiver Nov. 11 during NIU's 40-10 loss to Central Michigan University at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
November 27, 2020

DeKALB —  The football team looks to play spoiler to the Western Michigan University Broncos by handing them their first loss of the season when they meet Saturday in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  The 0-3...

Red Black Football Podcast 11/25 with Cole Tucker (Western Michigan)

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November 27, 2020

The Huskies were close but no cigar in the Battle for the Bronze Stalk, coming up short against Ball State and dropping to 0-3. Halfway through the season, NIU now searches to knock off the only undefeated...

Men’s basketball crumbles in second half against UIC

UIC Junior guard RayQuawndis Mitchell (left) hits the game-winning three over NIU sophomore guard Tyler Cochran Nov. 25, during NIU's 65-61 loss to UIC at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, Illinois
Huskies led Flames by 20 at halftime
November 25, 2020

DeKALB — The Huskies suffered a heartbreaking loss Wednesday to the University of Illinois–Chicago Flames to open the season at the NIU Convocation Center. The Huskies blew a 20-point lead in their...

Women’s basketball drops season opener against IUPUI

Sophomore guard Chelby Koker (left) drives past two defenders Nov. 25, during NIU's 85-61 loss to IUPUI at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, Illinois. Koker scored a career-high 21 points in NIU's season opener.
Chelby Koker scores career-high 21 points
November 25, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team dropped its home opener against the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis Jaguars 85-61 today. The Huskies were originally slated to play the Illinois...

Last week in sports 11/16 through 11/22

Northern Illinois receiver Tyrice Richie gets past Central Michigan defensive lineman Amir Siddiq during an NCAA college football game Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in DeKalb, Ill.
November 24, 2020

DeKALB — With the NBA Draft, NBA offseason trades, and an eventful week of football, there's a lot to unpack over the last week. Here’s an update on last week in sports.    NBA Draft The...

Women’s cross country wins its first MAC championship

NIU cross country Head Coach Adrian A. Meyers talks to his team in this 2019 file photo.
November 23, 2020

DeKALB — Since Adrian Myers became the NIU women’s cross country coach, the program has achieved several firsts, and the program added another Saturday. Traveling to Bowling Green State University...

Dear Theo: Thank you

FILE - In this April 28, 2017, file photo, Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, poses with a young fan prior to a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cubs at Fenway Park in Boston. Theo Epstein, who transformed the long-suffering Chicago Cubs and helped bring home a drought-busting championship in 2016, is stepping down after nine seasons as the club's president of baseball operations.
The team announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, Epstein is leaving the organization, and general manager Jed Hoyer is being promoted to take his place.
November 21, 2020

Tuesday was a tough day in the North-side of Chicago or for anyone who calls themselves a Chicago Cubs fan for that matter.  Tuesday afternoon around 11 a.m. I received a news bulletin that read “Theo...

Despite NIU’s best efforts, Bronze Stalk remains in Muncie

Redshirt first-year tailback Rondarius Gregory escapes defenders Nov. 11, as he runs down the sideline during NIU's 49-30 loss to the University at Buffalo Bulls at Huskie Stadium.
Huskies drop to 0-3 after close game
November 19, 2020

DeKALB — The football team’s strongest showing of the season wasn’t enough to win back the Bronze Stalk from the Ball State University Cardinals Wednesday, losing 31-25 in Muncie, Indiana. NIU...

Battle for the Bronze Stalk halftime report

NIU football personnel  communicate with the team on the sideline Nov. 4, during NIU's 49-30 loss to the University at Buffalo Bulls at Huskie Stadium.
NIU and Ball State tied at 14
November 18, 2020

DeKALB — The Huskies football team heads to halftime tied 14-14 against the Ball State University Cardinals in the Battle for the Bronze Stalk. The Huskies had a chance to break the tie as the half...

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