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Women sweep but need sleep

By Kari Brackett | February 21, 1989

NIU's women gymnasts cleaned up Chick Evans Field House during the weekend with a three-match sweep. The Huskies defeated Western Michigan by a 180.95-178.50 margin Friday night. On Sunday, NIU won the top spot with a 176.10 tally, Ball State grabbed...

Huskie gymnastics teams come up winners

By Eric Burt | February 21, 1989

The NIU men's gymnastics team upped its dual-meet record to 2-2 by defeating Southern Illinois 262.60-255.90 Saturday night in the Huskies' first home dual meet of the season. Still, NIU coach Chuck Ehrlich found little to be happy about. "It was great...

Huskie sports destined to remain juts a secret

By Tom Clegg | February 21, 1989

Northern Illinois University is the best kept secret in the Midwest. If that sounds familiar it's probably because every NIU coach and athletic department administrator has said that at one time or another. Now we know why. The Huskies are getting virtually...

Groth gets promotion to associate AD post

By Jeff Kirik | January 20, 1989

If landing a promotion was Cary Groth's New Year's resolution, it sure didn't take her long to reach her goal. On Jan. 6, NIU Athletic Director Gerald O'Dell announced that Groth had been promoted to an associate athletic director. Groth 32, had been...

Gymnasts hobble through exercises

By Kari Brackett | January 18, 1989

NIU women's gymnastic coach Bobbie Cesarek just might be calling her squad's 1989 season The Battle of the Injuries. Because almost every gymnast is plagued with a minor injury, Cesarek is aggravated with the idea her team cannot compete at the level...

HBU finishes first at Huskie tourney

By Kari Brackett | November 14, 1988

Houston Baptist's duo of Alfonso Rodriguez and Dawn Mulholland put on a divine first-place performance Friday night during the Second Annual Southwest Airlines/Huskie National Mixed Pairs Invitational at Chick Evans Field House. Rodriguez and Mulholland...

America’s pastime gone from NIU too long

By Bob Regan | November 2, 1988

American sport consists of the Big Three—football, basketball and baseball. However, NIU athletics seems to be lost in the shuffle. The Huskies pride themselves on being an up-and-coming program. Great strides are being made by NIU to become recognized...

Gymnasts to host mixed pairs meet

October 27, 1988

The Second Annual Huskie Mixed Pairs Invitational will be hosted Nov. 11 by the NIU men's and women's gymnastics programs. NIU women's coach Bobbie Cesarek called the event "one of the most unique and entertaining gymnastics meets around. Our goal is...

Hall of Fame inducts former Huskies

October 24, 1988

NIU will induct 12 former Huskie greats into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame Friday, Oct. 28 at the Holmes Student Center's Blackhawk Room as part of the 81st Homecoming weekend festivities. The reception begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by a 7 p.m....

What’s happening here?

By Kari Brackett | October 5, 1988

It has been a rather quiet semester, but I think something has happened recently that deserves attention. No, I am not here to cut down anyone in the athletic administration or any NIU athletic team. (Please, don't look so shocked.) I was one of the 14,000-plus...

Zielinski adds strength to NIU athletic program

By Tom Clegg | September 1, 1988

NIU athletics took a big step out of the Dark Ages this year with the hiring of Huskie almnus Jim Zielinski as the school's first strength coach. Actually, "Zee's" status is that of an acting coach, but the 5-foot-11 (he claims 6-foot even), 242-pound...

NIU’s elite athletes look for big seasons

August 26, 1988

Top-caliber athletes dot the lineups of several NIU teams. Here are just a few to look for this season. Cathy Holmes is a strong catalyst for the NIU volleyball team. The senior helped lead her squad last season to a 19-16 overall finish and a second-place...