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Volleyball team places 3rd in own tournament

By Kari Brackett | September 20, 1987

This weekend's Huskie Invitational volleyball tournament could be renamed the Wolverine Invitational after Michigan swept its way to first-place honors. Western Illinois finished second with its only loss coming to Michigan. NIU placed third and Miami...

NIU volleyball team rallies to overcome Lewis Flyers

By Kari Brackett | September 15, 1987

When NIU volleyball coach Herb Summers predicted his team would be in a grueling match against Lewis, he was not kidding. The Huskies and Flyers went head-to-head for two hours and 20-minutes in a five game match. The Huskies took charge and defeated...

DeKalb native in NFL fights cancer

By Tom Clegg | September 15, 1987

The New York Giants might have fared better Monday night against the Chicago Bears defense if they had their top run blocker. Unfortunately for the defending Super Bowl champions, Karl Nelson, a 6-foot-6 offensive tackle and former DeKalb High School...

Soccer team to open Big Central 6 season

By Tom Clegg | September 15, 1987

The NIU soccer team travels to Bavarian Field in Milwaukee, Wis., Wednesday for a 4 p.m. match with Marquette University. Coach Willy Roy's Huskies are trying to improve on their 2-2-0 season record against a Warrior team which has beaten NIU two years...

When playing days end overgrown boys coach

By Dan Moran | September 15, 1987

Peter Pan never wanted to grow up, so he didn't. He spent his days doing what he wanted to do—flying around with Tinkerbell and battling a crippled pirate. Of course, you won't find anybody in green tights flying around Huskie Stadium. But you will...

NU interim AD applies for NIU position

By Jim Wozniak | September 14, 1987

Northwestern interim Athletic Director Ken Kraft said Monday he has applied for NIU's permanent directorship. Kraft's statement comes on the heels of the search committee's first meeting Friday, where committee members began to set up shop and screen...

NIU starts busy schedule vs. Lewis at home tonight

By Kari Brackett | September 14, 1987

After a long weekend in California, the NIU volleyball team is home tonight to play the Lewis Flyers at Chick Evans Field House at 7 p.m. It has been four years since the Huskies and Flyers met. NIU coach Herb Summers said he is not sure what to expect...

Pettibone answers second-guesses at luncheon

By Dan Moran | September 14, 1987

When you lose your home opener after leading by 14 points in the fourth quarter, you can bet you will face a wicked post-mortum. ead coach Jerry Pettibone and quarterback/fullback coach Jay Shaake found themselves on the firing line Monday at the weekly...

Football ‘off-season’ ends with practices

By Dan Moran | August 4, 1987

There once was a college athlete who, when asked how he was spending his time in the off-season, rolled his eyes and said, "We have no off-season." True and to the point. For example, the members of the NIU football team have not one, but two off-season...

Baseball not prejudiced as Rev. Jackson thinks

July 28, 1987

This week—Dan vs. Jesse Jackson. I can sum up the adventure with one simple statement: Rev. Jackson, stay out of baseball. First, an admission. I like Jesse Jackson. Sort of. I remember seeing him on Lou Grant several years ago, playing a character...

5 of 6 recruits meet Proposition 48 rules

By Jim Wozniak | July 28, 1987

With only little over a month until full academic life resumes, the NIU men's basketball team's roster is molding into its final shape. Final results have come in from the most recent ACT exam, and the incoming Huskies will trudge into DeKalb. Everyone...

Two athletic administrators leave

By Jim Wozniak | June 23, 1987

More than a year after being fired as the NIU men's basketball coach, John McDougal, 63, returns to college hoops and to the same conference he coached in for 10 years—the Mid-American Conference. McDougal accepted Western Michigan Coach Vernon Payne's...