Northern Star




Northern Star

Northern Illinois University’s student news organization since 1899


Ensure student journalism survives. Donate today.

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

Silvestre keeps eye on Flames

By Hyun Moon | February 28, 1990

Interim gymnastics coach Carlos Silvestre not only has Wednesday's meet against Illinois-Chicago on his mind, but survival as well. Not only does Silvestre, in his third week at the helm, need to worry about the program, but he also has taken the responsibitlity...

Gymnastics program all out of time

By Joe Bush | February 26, 1990

If Huskie Athletic Director Gerald O'Dell were a comedian, his sense of timing wouldn't get him a ticket out of First City, let alone a gig at Second City. There are no good times to announce the impending elimination of a sport, but on the scale of better...

O’Dell recommends cutting gymnastics

By Joe Bush | February 22, 1990

As expected, Huskie Athletic Director Gerald O'Dell recommended to the Athletic Board Wednesday that men's gymnastics be eliminated for lack of support and fiscal responsibility. "Regardless of emotion or sentimentality, we need to deal with the facts,"...

No.2-ranked Buckeyes hand NIU home loss

By Hyun Moon | February 22, 1990

NIU men's gymnastics team had what may be its last performance at Chick Evans Field House in its 279.45-270.95 loss to national power Ohio State. Last night's meet would be the last men's meet if the NIU athletic board decides to do away with the men's...

Significant amount of Athletic Dept. get above-average raises

By Carl Ackerman | February 21, 1990

Forty-one percent of the NIU Athletic Department received more than the average annual pay raise. Fifteen people received more than the average 8 percent salary increase. Some increases were as high as 30 and 40 percent. "We had priorities in our salary...

Gymnasts set school record

February 19, 1990

Each meet in the relatively young NIU women's gymnastics season has seen team and individual improvement in little steps. Saturday, the Huskies took a big step in development with a big triangular meet victory before the NIU home crowd at Chick Evans...

Gymnastics at fieldhouse

February 16, 1990

So far this year, the NIU women's gymnastics team has already begun editing the Huskie record book. This Saturday's 1 p.m. Chick Evans Field House meet with the University of Illinois-Chicago and Winona State University might just be the perfect opportunity...

Dedicated Cesarek vaults team into 1990’s

By Wes Swietek | February 14, 1990

Ideally, college sports may not be best exemplified by the exploits of the student-giants running around on the gridiron and hardwood courts. The dedication and balance between academics and athletics is often best illustrated by the participants in the...

Thimgan vaults to first-place finish

February 12, 1990

The NIU women's gymnastics team was on a roll last weekend with victories over Illinois-Chicago and Wisconsin-LaCrosse, while the men's squad stumbled against Penn State. NIU's women ran away with the team competition totaling 180.45 while UWL was next...

Gymnasts ready for weekend

February 9, 1990

Things are looking up for both the men's and women's gymnastic squads as they head into the home-stretch of their seasons. Fresh from a triangular victory, the men's team faces a major test Saturday when the Huskies challenge a solid Penn State University...

Gymnastics tumbling downhill

By Joe Bush | February 8, 1990

On Feb. 11, 1979, a sporting event in Chick Evans Field House held the attention of more than 5000 human beings. Not until Kenny Battle bounced off backboards from 1984-86 for the NIU basketball team would so many people focus on one individual and his...

A call from a guy named Kieso spurs some insight

February 7, 1990

In the aftermath of NIU gymnastics coach Chuck Ehrlich's resignation, The Northern Star sports desk received a call from former Huskie star Doug Kieso. I must admit never having met the 1983 NCAA pommel horse champion. However, his name is not foreign...