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Natacha and Natasha; adjusting to NIU, U.S.

By Gary Sadewater | October 5, 1987

Adjusting to life at a university such as NIU can be difficult for many students, especially freshmen. But imagine what it is like for an international student to start out at a new college in a new country. Natasha Koprivica and Natacha Kluft are two...

Pettibone: An emotional letdown

By Dan Moran | October 5, 1987

In facing the Monday-morning quarterback showdown, Jerry Pettibone brought along an expert to the weekly Huskie Club Luncheon—his wife Susy. "I'm going to direct all your questions to her," Pettibone said. "She's the expert on football in the family."...

Star baseball experts pick Series champs

October 5, 1987

Last spring, The Northern Star Panel of Baseball Experts ran predictions on the four divisional races. While only two picks hit the mark (Dave Tuley with St. Louis and Dan Moran with San Francisco), there were 11 picks of second-place teams. Of course,...

Road tribulations continue for soccer squad

By Tom Clegg | October 4, 1987

Trying for its first victory away from Huskie Stadium this season, the NIU soccer team lost both matches in the Illinois Governor's Cup Championship over the weekend at Macomb. Saturday's contest saw NIU overwhelmed by Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 5-1....

Two-point conversion stops NIU

By Dave Tuley | October 4, 1987

YPSILANTI, Mich.—One play literally decided the winner of the NIU-Eastern Michigan game Saturday. A two-point conversion pass from tailback Gary Patton to wide receiver Mark Ziegler gave the Hurons a 32-31 victory before 13,306 fans in Rynearson Stadium....

A look back at Homecomings past

October 4, 1987

When NIU takes on the Toledo Rockets Saturday, it will be the 80th time the Huskies have played a Homecoming contest. Last year's script wasn't written too well, as NIU went down to a 20-6 defeat to Miami (Ohio) on a cold, rainy, late October day. But...

Volleyball team places second in tournament

By Kari Brackett | October 4, 1987

CHICAGO—A weekend at the Loyola Invitational did not end as expected for the NIU volleyball team. While NIU defeated Loyola 15-13, 11-15, 15-7, 15-10 Friday, the Huskies lost the championship game to Illinois-Chicago Saturday 15-9, 15-4, 15-6. The match...

NIU 8 points away from being perfect

By Dave Tuley | October 4, 1987

YPSILANTI, Mich.—After NIU's 32-31 loss to Eastern Michigan, the Huskies are 1-2-1 although they are a mere eight points away from having a perfect record. NIU's non-wins include a 39-35 loss to Lamar in the opener, a 16-16 tie to Northwestern a week...

Huskie netmen drop to vengeful Badgers

By Chris Sigley | October 4, 1987

The NIU men's tennis team came back from Madison, Wis., with more than they expected—a loss. The Huskies, now 5-1, walked into Nielson Tennis Stadium Saturday having beat UW twice last year, 7-2, 7-4, but left the courts with an 8-1 defeat in the Badgers'...

‘Big Mo’ plays key role in Huskies’ narrow loss

By Dan Moran | October 4, 1987

YPSILANTI, Mich.—When George Bush won the Iowa caucus during the 1980 presidential campaign, he bragged about having something called "Big Mo." "Big Mo," of course, is not a stomach disorder or a bad hangover. It is momentum, that mystic quality that...

Field hockey team goes 1-3

October 4, 1987

Scoring only one goal in 210 minutes of play did not sit especially well with the NIU women's field hockey squad. Following three road losses, the Huskies rebounded to soundly defeat Louisville 11-0 Sunday on the turf at the St. Louis Soccer Park. NIU...

NIU field hockey player keeps goals in forefront

By Chris Sigley | September 30, 1987

If all goes well for Colleen Preston this season, she could be an All-American goalie and could play field hockey in the Olympics. "Colleen is heads and tails above the rest of the keepers I've had," said Laurie Bell, NIU field hockey coach. "She has...