Northern Star

Tests on horizon for Peat, Bartlett

January 17, 1987

NIU offensive guard Todd Peat and defensive lineman Doug Bartlett head for the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis this week. The 1986 Huskie co-captains were among about 300 players across the country to be invited to the National Football League BLESTOV Combine Physical-Workouts that run Tuesday through S...

Gymnasts lose to Big Ten foes

January 17, 1987

The NIU women's gymnastics team ventured to the land of the Big Ten Conference for a double-dual meet Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. ost Michigan won the meet with a score of 177.45, followed by Wisconsin at 176.40 and NIU with 171.90. The double loss gave the Huskies a 2-2 overall record but NIU Coach Bobb...

Huskies slow it down in dropping Loyola

Dan Moran

January 16, 1987

assistant sports editor Could it be that just winning is not enough for Jane Albright? "I wasn't pleased with our effort tonight," Albright said after her NIU women's basketball team beat Loyola 82-69 in front of 196 fans in Chick Evans Field House Thursday. "I wasn't real pleased with our intensity...

Gridiron staff believes

Jeff Kirik

January 16, 1987

Recent recruiting cutbacks ordered by the NCAA could give NIU an advantage in the race to land top Chicago-area prep football stars, two members of the football staff said Thursday. ecruiting coordinator Russ Graham and offensive coordinator Pat Ruel said NIU will benefit from each of the cutbacks. Graham ...

Coaches respond to legislation

Jeff Kirik

January 16, 1987

New legislation has been passed by NCAA athletic directors and presidents regarding the regulation of basketball and football recruiting. The new rules reduce the length of the recruiting season and the number of scholarships available. In men's and women's basketball, the recriuting season has been c...

Flying Leathernecks find speed kills NIU

Jeff Kirik

January 15, 1987

A combination of poor NIU defensive intensity and an effective Western Illinois run-and-gun offense resulted in a 97-90 Leatherneck victory over the men's basketball team last night at Chick Evans Field House. Coach Jack Margenthaler's WIU squad displayed an up-tempo, fast-breaking offense which at times ...

Athletic Board sets Lamar game

Dave Tuley

January 15, 1987

It's official. Lamar was approved as the replacement for Miami (Fla.) on the 1987 football schedule at a special meeting of the Athletic Board Wednesday. The game will be played Sept. 12 at Huskie Stadium, giving NIU six home games. Lamar was 2-9 last season, 0-5 in the Southland Conference. Rush Wo...

Dalton concerned about racial taunting during football game

Dan Moran

January 15, 1987

Reports of racial slurs being shouted at members of the NIU football team during Saturday night's loss to Lamar has Jon Dalton, vice president for student affairs, set to take action. Dalton Monday said he heard there were some comments from the booster section area of the stadium. However, he didn't...

NIU replaces basketball hoop system

Lisa Taylor

January 15, 1987

In response to a potential safety hazard, NIU will spend about $38,000 to replace its current method of raising and lowering basketball hoops at the Recreation Center. If funding is approved by the Board of Regents next Thursday, new electrical winches (used to raise and lower the hoops) and safety s...

NIU looks to ramble vs. Loyola

Dan Moran

January 15, 1987

Last season, the Loyola Lady Ramblers followed a starting lineup laced with four seniors to a 20-7 record, including a 87-49 blowout of the NIU Huskies. This year, the Ramblers have replaced those seniors with a quartet of juniors, all of whom have scoring averages in double figures. Loyola's record...

Defense absent as Huskies lose

Jim Wozniak

January 15, 1987

If Huskie basketball followers see NIU Coach Jim Rosborough walking the streets, he might be muttering something about finding his defense. osborough had nothing but scathing remarks about the NIU men's basketball team's defensive performance in its 97-90 loss to Western Illinois in front of 2,732. ...

NCAA reforms find reaction

Jim Wozniak

January 15, 1987

Last week's NCAA convention in San Diego left some people grumbling about the many new rules now in the books, but NIU personnel saw a brighter side. Some of the major changes athletic directors and presidents voted on were to reduce basketball scholarships for men and women from 15 to 13, allow only ...