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Ehrlich resigns as gymnast coach

By Joe Bush | February 1, 1990

Chuck Ehrlich, NIU men's gymnastic coach for 17 years, said he resigned Wednesday partly because of nationwide rumors of his program's elimination. Ehrlich said the rumors began in August and dealt with the cutting of the gymnastics program to make way...

Iowa, Badgers halt men, women lose

January 30, 1990

News wasn't so hot for the NIU men's and women's gymnastics teams over the weekend. The men's team, lacking depth and consistency, fell prey to the University of Iowa (271.70) and Wisconsin (260.75)—NIU compiled a score of (227.45). "We were extremely...

Gymnasts compete Saturday

January 19, 1990

After two successful season-opening road meets, the NIU women's gymnastics team opens the home portion of its 1990 schedule at 1 p.m. Saturday against the University of Missouri in Chick Evans Field House. The Huskies, 1-0 in dual meet competition, will...

Ehrlich eagerly awaits start of ‘89 campaign

By Steve Dennis | October 19, 1989

Optimism abounds for NIU coach Chuck Ehrlich and his 1989-90 men's gymnastics team. The three main reasons for this elation are: Philip Fulcher, Genaro Severino and Waldemar Kolasa, three foreign-recruit students Ehrlich is looking to for top performances....

Solky grabs gold in Jewish games

July 26, 1989

When it comes time for Erik Solky to write his "What I Did This Summer..." essay, the NIU standout gymnast can author a "golden" one. As in the Gold Medal he won representing the United States in the 13th Annual World Maccabiah Games held July 3-13 in...

Sports facilities on NIU agenda

By Jeff Kirik | July 19, 1989

Athletic Director Gerald O'Dell, using words like "deplorable," "embarrassment" and "anitquated" to describe the condition of Huskie Stadium, said Friday NIU is considering a renovation of the 24-year-old structure. The university recently invited four...

SMSU an AMCU power

By Jeff Kirik | July 12, 1989

Before NIU and Akron can win their first Association of Mid-Continent Universities title, they will have to battle a Bear. The Bears of Southwest Missouri State have become the AMCU's conference power, winning the league's all-sport trophy the past three...

Huskie notes

June 28, 1989

To no one's surprise, outfielder Jill Justin and pitcher Beth Schrader were named the NIU softball team's 1989 Most Valuable Players. Justin won the offensive MVP award by leading the team with a .443 batting average. She won the squad's batting crown...

In next week’s sports section:

June 21, 1989

NIU's plans to start a new in college baseball. Huskie tennis coach Carl Neufeld leaves NIU for a position at UCLA. Gymnast Erik Solky will represent the U.S. in the 1989 Maccabiah Games. Women's swimming and diving coach Mike Burt signs five recruits....

Lady gymnasts top ISU; Lebo best in all-around

By Kari Brackett | March 23, 1989

In its last road meet of the season, the NIU gymnastics squad defeated Illinois State 180.45-174.95 at Normal Wednesday night. The Huskies increased their dual mark to 9-8, while the Redbirds stand at 0-10. NIU coach Bobbie Cesarek was pleased with her...

Gymnasts headed for California

By Eric Burt | March 8, 1989

After last weekend's gymnastics meets, the NIU men's and women's coaches had very different views of their teams. "At the last meet I was very pleased with the performances," women's coach Bobbie Cesarek said. "We had a tremendous effort from the guys...

Lebo leaps into gymnastics spotlight

By Kari Brackett | March 3, 1989

Collegiate competition might seem kind of scary and pressurized for some people—but not for NIU's Lori Lebo. Lebo, a freshman on the women's gymnastics team, seems to be fitting right into her niche as a Division I tumbler. And despite being hundreds...