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NIU Women’s Hall of Fame welcomes badminton team

By Kari Brackett | April 7, 1987

NIU women athletes had their chance for recognition Sunday afternoon at the Ninth Annual Women's Athletic Awards Banquet, which was held at the Duke Ellington Ballroom. During the ceremonies, the 1987 inductees of the Women's Athletic Hall of Fame were...

Men’s gymnasts fall short of expectations

By Kari Brackett | April 6, 1987

Inconsistency has given the NIU men's gymnastics team problems all season, and it continued to plague the team at Saturday's NCAA Mid-East Independent Championship meet at Illinois-Chicago. The Huskies placed fourth in the seven-team event with a score...

Women gymnasts end with loss at Minnesota

April 6, 1987

Closing the season against one of the nation's top 20 teams might not be always a good ending to a campaign, but the NIU women's gymnastics team came away with high hopes for next year. The Huskies lost 183.75-174.35 to Minnesota to close out their season...

National berths at stake

By Kari Brackett | April 3, 1987

Saturday's Mid-East Independent Championships at Illinois-Chicago is important for the men's gymnastics team in two ways. First of all, NIU is hoping to send three gymnasts to the NCAA Championship in Los Angeles. Freshman Carlos Fulcher is the sole Huskie...

Ticket prices accepted by board

By Jim Wozniak | April 3, 1987

Ticket prices for men's basketball, complementary football tickets and reports on the Japanese gymnastics meet and sport medicine were some of the topics discussed at Wednesday's Athletic Board meeting. NIU Associate Athletic Director Chuck Shriver presented...

Men’s gymnasts fall to Illinois, women’s team loses at SIU

By Kari Brackett | March 30, 1987

Even though the men's and women's gymnastics teams stayed in Illinois, there seemed to be no mercy for either teams from the in-state friends. The men's team (4-7) was defeated by U of I, 279.50-270.40, while the women Huskies (9-4) lost to the Illinois...

Both gymnastics teams travel, but not too far

By Kari Brackett | March 27, 1987

Both the men's and womens's gymnastics teams hit the road this weekend for meets on Saturday, but neither squad will have to travel far. The men journey to U of I, while the women voyage into Illinois State territory. It is the first meeting this year...

Gophers down Huskies

By Kari Brackett | March 25, 1987

Injuries combined with too many misses proved to be the key for the NIU men's gymnastic team as the Minnesota Gophers defeated the Huskies 274.45-266.60 at Chick Evans Field House Tuesday night. NIU's record falls to 4-6, while Minnesota's moves to 7-1....

Gymnasts sweep Ball State, UIC

By Kari Brackett | March 23, 1987

The women's gymnastics team captured two victories over the weekend at Chick Evans Field House, beating Illinois-Chicago Friday night 174.5-165.2 and Ball State Sunday 175.55-167.25. The NIU gymnasts began Friday night cheering to themselves, "We have...

Men gymnasts no match for Penn State

By Kari Brackett | March 5, 1987

First-ranked Penn State kept its loss column clean as the Nittany Lions improved their record to 8-0 with Wednesday night's 279.25-268.85 victory over the NIU men's gymnastic team at Chick Evans Field House. "It was not a real good night for us," NIU...

Varied competition awaits Huskie women

By Jeff Kirik | March 3, 1987

The NIU women's basketball team might have ended its season against Illinois-Chicago Saturday but that game can also be looked upon as a new beginning. Jane Albright's cage squad is one of four NIU women's teams who will compete in the North Star Conference...

Coaches favor North Star affiliation

By Jeff Kirik | February 19, 1987

NIU coaches had only positive comments Wednesday after the women's athletic program officially accepted an invititation to join the North Star Conference. The NIU women's basketball, volleyball, softball and tennis teams now will participate in conference...