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Slow start sinks swimmers and divers

February 3, 1987

NIU women's swimming and diving squad was slow out of the starting blocks Saturday against the University of Iowa in Anderson Hall Pool. The Hawkeyes took advantage of that slow start, as well as their depth, on the way to an 81-58 victory over the Huskies....

Penalty points cost wrestlers higher finish

By Jeff Kirik | February 3, 1987

Blinded by frustration, the NIU wrestling team made several critical mistakes which cost them team points in the Second Annual Indiana University Hoosier Invitational. The Huskies finished the weekend seventh out of eight teams, but that was not the full...

‘All-around’ effort key to gym victory

February 3, 1987

Team effort was the key as the NIU women's gymnastics squad slipped past Iowa 177.60-176.05 Saturday in the Hawkeyes' home gym. The Huskies capitalized on a first through third sweep in all-around competition by freshmen Julie Wimmers (36.00), Amy Taylor...

Huskie Club rolls red carpet for DeKalb boy turned Giant

By Jim Wozniak | February 3, 1987

When one is part of a Super Bowl winner, celebrity status quickly comes, and the red carpet is unfolded. Karl Nelson, who was raised in DeKalb, is the starting left tackle for the New York Giants. The Giants used a strong second-half surge to beat the...

Full schedule for NIU athletics this weekend

January 30, 1987

Every NIU winter sports team is in action this weekend for the first time this semester. Here is a rundown of the matches. Coach Ed Vatch obviously loves to test his NIU wrestling team. After dual battles with 24th-ranked Nebraska and 14th-ranked Northwestern,...

Huskies entertain Sunshine Boys

By Jim Wozniak | January 30, 1987

On one hand, Saturday night marks a return home for the NIU men's basketball team. On the other hand, it might send people scrambling for a directory to see where NIU's opponent comes from. The Huskies take on Florida International at 7:30 in Chick Evans...

Huskies on rebound at home vs. Detroit

By Kari Brackett | January 30, 1987

After two road games, the NIU women's basketball team will come back to Chick Evans Field House to play the Detroit Lady Titans Saturday at 2 p.m. The Huskies are coming off of the road with a split win-loss record. NIU won Saturday against Illinois-Chicago...

Gridders face Nebraska in 1989 and 1991

By Dave Tuley | January 29, 1987

The Athletic Board approved football games with the Nebraska Cornhuskers in 1989 and 1991 among other schedule additions at its monthly meeting Wednesday. The board granted permission to move this year's football game with Fullerton State from Sept. 5...

Men’s team leaves defense in DeKalb

By Jim Wozniak | January 29, 1987

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa—When it comes time for the NIU men's basketball team to play AMCU-8 conference members lately, defense takes a back seat. Just like the earlier loss to Western Illinois, the Huskies defense took a night off. This time Northern Iowa...

NIU splits coed swim meet

By Kari Brackett | January 26, 1987

NIU men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed against Western Illinois University before a parents' day crowd Saturday at the Anderson Hall Pool. The women Huskies prevailed by beating WIU 123-88, while the men lost 120-90. The women's team...

Victor E. Huskie ‘looks like a dustmop’

By Kathy Sisler | January 26, 1987

Victor E. Huskie, NIU's canine mascot, has the mange!"His coat is motley. It's a disgrace," said Pat Hewitt, president of NIU's Operating Staff Council, which represents Northern's 1,700-member Civil Service staff. She brought the subject up at the Jan....

Chicago is Huskies’ kind of town in Flame dousing

By Dan Moran | January 26, 1987

CHICAGO—When a team is looking to win on the road for the first time in close to a year, it helps to have the home court advantage. The NIU women's basketball team found out how strong its Chicago base is when it turned a 10-point halftime deficit into...