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Jordan Less earns second win at Titleist Footjoy Invitational

NIU men's golf to hold fall intrasquad season

Wes Sanderson, Reporter

October 20, 2020

DeKALB — The men's golf team competed in the Titleist Footjoy Invitational presented by Glass Solutions Inc. from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18. The three-round stroke play tournament was the penultimate event in the Heide Wealth Management Series hosted by NIU. Graduate student Jordan Less secured his second win...

NIU women’s basketball unites against racism

DeKalb community members and NIU students and staff paint

Kyle Mathas, Reporter

October 20, 2020

DeKALB — The NIU women’s basketball team sent out a statement Sept. 21 advocating for unity and justice after the racist incident at the Center for Black Studies. NIU was hit with a racist incident Sept. 17 at the Center for Black Studies, where a racist expression was spray painted on the buildin...

NIU came close to not having a football season

NIU came close to not having a football season

Wes Sanderson, Reporter

October 19, 2020

DeKALB — College homecomings are a spectacle for communities across the country. Every fall, parents take their families to their alma maters and walk the same streets they did, eating at the same haunts they attended Friday nights. Homecoming week just does that for a community, but this year homecom...

Down the Lines: NFL Week 6, Georgia vs Alabama predictions

Green Bay Packers' Robert Tonyan (right) celebrates a touchdown reception with Malik Taylor (left) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Wes Sanderson

October 17, 2020

Saturday felt like I was trapped in the Bill Murray movie “Groundhog Day,” watching college game after college game have the over-under line destroyed by one thing: the lack of defense across the NCAA.  I expected the Oklahoma-Texas game to have no defense, but as I watched highlights from the morning ...

NFL Week 5 recap: The pressure of being America’s quarterback

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) scrambles out of the pocket before throwing a pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

James Krause, Senior Reporter

October 15, 2020

It’s hard to believe the emotions that poured out of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott while being carted off the field Sunday were purely from the pain, though he wouldn’t be blamed if it was. Prescott suffered a compound fracture and separated his ankle on a tackle in the third quarter of t...

MAC volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer to be played in spring

In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Mid-American Conference commissioner Jon Steinbrecher speaks during an NCAA college football news conference in Cleveland. The Mid-American Conference announced Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, that it will have a 6-game football season, meaning all 10 major conferences will play this fall.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Jarrett Huff, Sports Editor

October 12, 2020

DeKALB — The Mid-American Conference announced Monday in a news release that four fall sports will be played starting in the 2021 Spring semester. The four sports, volleyball, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, join MAC football, which starts Nov. 4, as the only MAC sports with a definit...

Jordan Less wins ‘ACP CreativIT Shootout’

In this file photo, then first-year Jordan Less was awarded the Mid-American Conference Golfer of the Week April 14, 2017.

Wes Sanderson, Reporter

October 10, 2020

DeKALB — Graduate student Jordan Less secured the “ACP CreativIT Shootout '' title Friday, posting a total score of 4-under par, two shots clear of junior Tommy Dunsire. NIU men’s and women’s golf teams competed in the “ACP CreativIT Shootout” at Rich Harvest Farms, the Huskies’ hom...

NFL Week 4 recap: The league has made its bed

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick wears two masks as he watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs , Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Kansas City. The New England Patriots have canceled practice amid reports that a third player has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Sports Illustrated reported that reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore tested positive for the virus on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, and was added to the team's reserve/COVID-19 list. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

James Krause, Columnist

October 9, 2020

I finished my column for Week 3 of the NFL last Wednesday and thought, “It can’t get any crazier than that.” A week later, hindsight says it actually might be just the beginning. After New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday, the Patriots-Chiefs game w...

Down the Lines: NFL Week 5, NCAA football predictions

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) looks to pass the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Wes Sanderson, Columnist

October 8, 2020

For college football junkies, last week solidified the opinion that the Big 12 is eliminated from the College Football Playoff. Oklahoma lost for a second straight week to an unranked opponent and Texas, who was considered to be the “second best” team in the conference according to ESPN FPI, lost to ...

2020 Mid-American Conference, NIU football schedule released

MAC cancels 2020 college football season

James Krause, Senior Reporter

October 7, 2020

DeKALB — The Mid-American Conference and NIU announced their modified six-game schedule for the 2020 football season, with the Huskies announcing their plans for how they will fill the stands. The Huskies open their season on Nov. 4 at Huskie Stadium against the University at Buffalo Bulls. The cont...

Tommy Dunsire takes home Sherman Plastics championship in Michigan

NIU men's golf to hold fall intrasquad season

Wes Sanderson, Reporter

October 5, 2020

DeKALB — Junior Tommy Dunsire played fellow teammates in match-play Saturday and Sunday to earn the Sherman Plastics championship. Huskies men’s golf competed in the Sherman Plastics Kingsley Open Saturday and Sunday in Kingsley, Michigan. This was the second event of the Heide Wealth Management Series, an intra-squad...

Down the Lines: NFL Week 4, college football predictions

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton celebrates after defeating the Las Vegas Raiders in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass.

Wes Sanderson, Columnist

October 1, 2020

With almost a month of the NFL season complete, teams are starting to separate themselves from the pack and bolster their stocks on the road to Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay in February. Teams such as the Green Bay Packers, who look to be humming on offense and scoring in bunches, or defending Super Bo...