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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...

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...

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...

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...

Shriver takes position with Chicago Sting

By Dan Moran | June 23, 1987

NIU Associate Athletic Director Chuck Shriver, citing career opportunity and family priorities, will leave his post June 30 for a front-office position with the Chicago Sting. Shriver's duties will be divided among members of the athletic department until...

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...

NIU looks at conference

June 23, 1987

NIU men's Athletic Director Robert Brigham said Tuesday he has been in contact with the Midwestern Collegiate Conference and "two or three" other conferences about possible membership for men's sports. This comes one year after NIU withdrew from the Mid-American...

NIU softball team, players receive postseason honors

By Dan Moran | June 23, 1987

At a time when most of the NIU community fled DeKalb for the summer, the Huskie softball team could be found mopping up a season and collecting a few rewards. After finishing the regular season against Iowa by dropping a doubleheader in Iowa City, the...

NIU women join North Star Conference

By Jeff Kirik | June 16, 1987

After moving NIU out of the Mid-American Conference nearly two years ago, the people running the NIU women's athletic program decided earlier this year that independence was not the way to go. NIU officially ended its independence Feb. 18 by joining the...