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University of Akron redshirt junior wide receiver Daniel George fails to make a catch against NIU redshirt freshman safety Devin Lafayette early in the second quarter during the game on Saturday.

Akron clobbers NIU, upsets Huskies’ senior sendoff

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | November 27, 2022
NIU football wrapped up its tumultuous 2022 season with a blowout loss at home against the conference bottom-dweller Akron.
Junior guard Kaleb Thornton searches for a passing lane during Wednesdays matchup against the Toledo Rockets. Thornton was NIUs second-best scorer in the contest with 18 points as the Huskies lost 100-72 to their Mid-American Conference Rivals in DeKalb.

Huskies defeated in first match of Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off

By Michael Stoll, Sports Reporter | November 21, 2022

DeKALB – Shooting woes plagued the Huskies as they fell to 1-3 on their early season, losing 68-50 against the undefeated Georgia Institute of Technology Yellow Jackets in the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off. Sophomore guard Zarique Nutter put...

NIU redshirt senior tight end Liam Soraghan turns upfield after catching a pass from freshman quarterback Nevan Cremascoli in the first quarter of Wednesdays football game between the NIU Huskies and the Miami University RedHawks. Soraghan finished the play by rolling into the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown, increasing the Huskies lead to 10-0. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Lost in the snow: Huskies fall short of Mallory Cup in cold-weather battle

By Joseph Segreti and Skyler Kisellus | November 17, 2022
The NIU football team ended its slate of midweek conference games with a 29-23 loss to Miami University on a snowy Wednesday night in DeKalb.
A member of the crowd at Barstool Sports’ live presentation of the Barstool College Football Show on Wednesday holding up a cellphone to film the ending of the show at Fatty’s Pub & Grille. Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports president, announced the show’s season in early September, which included NIU in a series of Mid-American Conference games covered by the Barstool show. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Barstool Sports draws excitement to NIU community

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | November 17, 2022

DeKALB – Fatty’s Pub & Grille hosted popular media group Barstool Sports’ Barstool College Football Show as the second episode of a two part series covering mid-week Mid-American Conference football games, the first being hosted Tuesday in Toledo,...

NIU sophomore guard Zarique Nutter attempts a layup at the beginning of the second half in NIUs non-conference matchup with Purdue University Northwest on Monday. Nutters layup attempt was successful, giving NIU its first score of the second half on its way to a 99-73 victory. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Scoring success pushes Huskies past Pride

By Ethan Gonzales and Skyler Kisellus | November 15, 2022

DeKALB – NIU men’s basketball entered the win column for the first time this season after pulling out a 99-73 victory in its first ever meeting with the Purdue University Northwest Pride on Monday evening. Fresh off a pair of losses to in-state opponents,...

Redshirt senior forward Enrique Banuelos in possession of the ball during NIU men’s soccer match Sunday night at the NIU Soccer & Track and Field Complex. (Marco Sotelo Avila | Northern Star)

NIU men’s soccer jumps to Missouri Valley Conference

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | November 12, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU men’s soccer team will be competing in the Missouri Valley Conference following the announcement that the Mid-American Conference will no longer sponsor men’s soccer beginning with the 2023-24 academic year due to a lack of membership. The...

Sophomore quarterback Justin Lynch races for 15-yard touchdown during the 115th Homecoming Game against the University of Toledo Rockets on Oct. 8 at Huskie Stadium. Lynch ran into the end zone for the deciding score in NIU’s conference matchup with Western Michigan University on Wednesday. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Injury-riddled Huskies escape Kalamazoo with second MAC victory

By Joseph Segreti, Senior Sports Reporter | November 10, 2022
The NIU football team, short its top tailbacks, pulled out a 24-21 victory over Western Michigan in a midweek MACtion showdown in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
NIU senior guard Kaleb Thornton defends against a University of Illinois Springfield player during Mondays game between the Huskies and Prairie Stars at the Convocation Center in DeKalb.  (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Second-half slip leaves NIU winless after season debut

By Joseph Segreti, Senior Sports Reporter | November 8, 2022

DeKALB – Men’s basketball (0-1, 0-0 MAC) fell just short of University of Illinois Springfield (1-0) in an 83-77 loss in Monday’s season opener at the NIU Convocation Center. Junior guard Keshawn Williams and sophomore guard David Coit combined...

Former NIU coordinator suspended by Vandy after pro-Ye comments

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | November 8, 2022
Dan Jackson, current Vanderbilt defensive backs coach and former NIU coaching assistant, has been suspended after his social media comment supporting Ye.
Senior defense Adrian Lara in possession of the ball during NIU mens soccer on September 12th against UIC. (Milly Landa | Northern Star)

NIU falls to Bowling Green in season finale

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | November 6, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU men’s soccer team had its season finale against Bowling Green State University Sunday evening that ended in a 6-0 loss. It was a tough day for the Huskies as they were shut out by the Falcons. The Huskies had an early scoring opportunity...

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