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Los Angeles Rams take Bartlett in 4th

By Dan Moran | April 28, 1987

Doug Bartlett became the second-highest National Football League draft choice in NIU history Tuesday when the Los Angeles Rams made him their fourth-round pick. Teammates Clarence Vaughn and Todd Peat went in the eighth and 11th rounds, respectively....

Brigham takes stock of stormy athletic year

By Jim Wozniak | April 28, 1987

After facing Hurricanes on the athletic field, NIU men's athletics also had to battle unchartered waters on its new athletic ship. NIU had its baptism in independent waters this year after leaving its 13-year affiliation with the Mid-American Conference,...

Justin’s heroics overshadowed by loss

By Jeff Kirik | April 28, 1987

A dream for the NIU softball team suddenly turned into a nightmare Tuesday during the Huskies' doubleheader against Northwestern. The 14th ranked Wildcats, now 31-8, swept a twin bill from the 20-18 Huskies by scores of 3-1 and 4-3 in Evanston. However,...

‘Cardiac Kids’ rally twice; break DePaul’s win streak

By Jeff Kirik | April 23, 1987

If the NIU softball team plays many more games like it played Thursday, the team's coaches and fans might develop heart trouble. The Huskies escaped with a doubleheader sweep over the Blue Demons of DePaul, but had to do it in thrilling fashion. NIU,...

Wrestlers back into competition with tournament

By Jeff Kirik | April 23, 1987

Wrestling season might have ended a month ago, but NIU Coach Ed Vatch is already preparing for next year. A number of NIU grapplers will participate in the Chicagoland Open Freestyle Wrestling Tournament Saturday when the Huskies host the tournament at...

Gymnasts hope for All-America honors

By Kari Brackett | April 22, 1987

When people think about California, they picture beaches and warm sunshine. NIU gymnasts Carlos Fulcher and Gene Margiotta are thinking of competition and skills. Both Fulcher and Margiotta received bids to the NCAA National Championships at Los Angeles,...

Softball team hosts DePaul

By Jeff Kirik | April 22, 1987

A pair of softball teams heading in the same direction will collide today in an afternoon doubleheader at Huskie Field. DePaul and NIU will compete against each other next year in the North Star Conference but still have to settle their business for this...

$35,000 budget cut needed for FY 1988

By Jim Wozniak | April 22, 1987

After reducing projected profits for Fiscal Year 1988 by $35,000, the budget committee of the Athletic Board voted Wednesday to allow the athletic department to cut its budget during the fiscal year instead of before the budget is presented to the board...

Spring practice ends

By Dan Moran | April 22, 1987

Think of spring and you think of baseball. Everywhere you turn, the National Pastime is grabbing headlines. The Milwaukee Brewers captured the eye of the sporting world by starting their season with a 13-0 record. The Chicago Cubs' Jaime Moyer came within...

Virtual twins square off in softball doubleheader

By Jeff Kirik | April 20, 1987

Two teams with similar records and similar styles of play will clash today when the NIU softball team takes on Western Illinois in an afternoon doubleheader at Huskie Field. Both the 14-14 Huskies and the 17-17 Westerwinds will attempt to move their records...

Men’s tennis team hopes to extend streak

By Kari Brackett | April 20, 1987

As the season winds down for the NIU men's tennis team, Coach Carl Neufeld hopes his team can carry on its winning ways. The Huskies will get the chance to improve their current 11-game victory streak as NIU takes on Illinois State today at 3:30 p.m....

Spring football may undergo changes

By Dan Moran | April 20, 1987

assistant sports editor As things stand now, the NIU football team has two days of spring workouts until Thursday night's annual intrasquad scrimmage. But events in the next few months may determine whether the Huskies and other NCAA football programs...