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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 ...

Stormy Huskies must solve own problems

January 14, 1987

The NIU men's basketball team was supposed to be just that this year—a team. With Kenny Battle (a.k.a. Superstar, Dunk King, Ball Hog) gone, the Huskies were supposed to rely on teamwork to get the job done. Unless they play more consistently and win seven of the last 12 games, the team is going to f...

NIU defense wary of Leatherneck attack

Jim Wozniak

January 14, 1987

Shootouts usually are seen on the streets or in Westerns, but the Chick Evans Field House might play host to one tonight on the basketball court. NIU Coach Jim Rosborough's defensive sermon will face perhaps its toughest test tonight when the high-scoring Western Illinois Leathernecks charge into the f...

NIU sprints away from Notre Dame

Dan Moran

January 14, 1987

assistant sports editor After five straight road losses, the NIU women's basketball team returned home Tuesday night and found a winning combination against Notre Dame—live-wire offense and give-it-here defense. The Huskies moved to 4-8 with the 81-71 victory, which Coach Jane Albright called "the biggest...

Peat, Bartlett named All-American

Jeff Kirik

January 13, 1987

NIU football co-captains Todd Peat and Doug Bartlett were honored as Associated Press All-Americans for their performances in the 1986 season. Peat ended his four-year Huskie career as a third-team choice after two consecutive years as an honorable mention selection. The 6-foot-2, 278-pound offensive...

Huskies look to end skid

Dan Moran

January 13, 1987

After struggling through a Christmas break dominated by five straight road losses, the white shirts of home will be a welcome sight for the 3-8 NIU women's basketball team. With Notre Dame heading into Chick Evans Field House tonight at 7, Coach Jane Albright has her players concentrating on a modes...

Williams leaves court, plans to stay involved

Jim Wozniak

January 13, 1987

Jerry Williams has been accustomed to applause for his basketball exploits, but now he will have to adjust to the sounds of silence. The 6-foot-1-inch senior guard from Alliance, Ohio, had an abrupt, non-athletic end to his basketball career when he became academically ineligible. Williams finished wit...

Gridders lose line coach

Dave Tuley

January 13, 1987

Just when it looked like the NIU football team was going to lose only one valuable person associated with its offensive line, someone else left. Offensive line coach Lawrence Cooley has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Ball State. He also will coach the Cardinals' offensive linemen. Todd Peat...

Young NIU grapplers learning the hard way

Jeff Kirik

January 12, 1987

NIU's record falls to 1-5-0 on the season while Purdue starts the dual meet season at 1-0-0. Vatch said the reason for his team's slow start is a combination between its youth and the expertise of its opponents. "Inexperience is a big part of it (the losing record), then you look at the schedule," he said. ...

Miami contest on hold until 1990

Jim Wozniak

January 12, 1987

Exposing Niu to the Chicago audience is one of the athletic department's biggest goals, but NIU's first opportunity will have to wait a little longer. The NIU football team's scheduled game with Miami (Fla.) Sept 12 in Soldier Field has been cancelled. NIU men's Athletic Director Robert Brigham would no...

‘Days of our Huskies’

Jim Wozniak

January 12, 1987

Soap operas are generally restricted to television, but the NIU men's basketball team has provided its own version on and off the court this season. Off the court, junior forward Jim Edmondson was arrested Wednesday for punching teammate Tom Sellers' jaw in the locker room. Sellers' jaw was broken i...