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SGA candidate profile: Samantha Gurrola

Northern Star Staff

March 11, 2020

The following is the response to a Northern Star questionnaire sent to all SGA candidates. Answers have been lightly edited for clarity and consistency. Samantha Gurrola is running for a senator position in District 4. Q: What’s your major, year in school and which student organizations have...

Coronavirus concerns cause MAC to restrict tournament attendance

Coronavirus concerns cause MAC to restrict tournament attendance

Northern Star Sports Staff

March 10, 2020

DeKALB — After the Ivy League announced it had canceled its basketball tournament due to the threat of the COVID-19, the Mid-American Conference announced changes to its basketball tournaments Tuesday. The MAC men's and women's tournaments will continue as scheduled, however, a restricted attendance...

Women’s basketball falls in first round of MAC Championships to EMU

Women's basketball falls in first round of MAC Championships to EMU

Quentin Wilson, Senior Reporter

March 9, 2020

DeKALB —  Women’s basketball fell short of an upset in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament after losing to the Eastern Michigan University Eagles Monday 76-69. The Huskies, who were ranked tenth, traveled to Ypsilanti, Michigan to face off against the seventh ranked Eagles....

Brit Wilson takes home individual MAC Championship

Brit Wilson takes home individual MAC Championship

James Krause, Senior Reporter

March 9, 2020

DeKALB — Redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson secured a pair of takedowns Sunday in the final period to lock up NIU’s first individual Mid-American Conference Wrestling Championship since 2011. Wilson was crowned champion at 184 lbs., while the Huskies took third place overall. Wilson, a runner up last season at 1...

Burrow should put his foot down and say no to Cincinnati

Burrow should put his foot down and say no to Cincinnati

Matt Boecker, Assistant Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

Former Louisiana State University quarterback Joe Burrow said he will not refuse to play for the Cincinnati Bengals if drafted by them first overall at this year’s NFL Draft. “I’m not going to not play,” Burrow said to the media at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. “I’m a ballplayer. Whoeve...

Baseball can’t find offensive groove in series loss to SIU

Senior outfielder Brendan Joyce slides into second base during NIU's Feb. 21-23 series against Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Matt Boecker, Assistant Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

DeKALB — Baseball’s offensive struggles put it on the wrong side of a series sweep by the Southern Illinois University–Carbondale Salukis over the weekend. After showing consistency in hits this season, the Huskies could only muster up four runs in Carbondale. “SIU did a good job of pounding...

Courtney Woods and Myia Starks shine in their final game at the Convocation Center

Courtney Woods and Myia Starks shine in their final game at the Convocation Center

Quentin Wilson, Reporter

March 5, 2020

DeKALB — Women's basketball protected home court Wednesday on its final home game of the season by defeating the Ball State University Cardinals 70-62. In a game where both teams were trading baskets early, the Huskies shined in the second, cutting turnovers, scoring tough buckets and playing stout defens...

Hockey reveals what they’ve learned about their teammates

A group of Huskie players celebrate a goal Jan. 10 during NIU’s 4-2 loss against Kent State University at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee.

Matt Boecker, Assistant Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

DeKALB — This hockey season was NIU’s first at the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s Division 1 level. After the bump up from the Division 2 ranks, the team was able to recruit higher-skilled players. This meant NIU saw a flood of new faces on the D1 roster. Only four of the 22 players ...

Huskies prepare to host 2020 MAC wrestling Championships on home court

Redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson grapples Feb. 14 with his Bull opponent during NIU's 19-16 win at Victor E. Court.

James Krause, Senior Reporter

March 5, 2020

DeKALB — After one of its strongest regular seasons in program history, the wrestling team will start its postseason Saturday with the start of the Mid-American Conference Wrestling Championships at the Convocation Center. Head Coach Ryan Ludwig said being the host of the tournament will give NIU...

Huskies ground Rockets in convincing fashion

Redshirt senior forward Lacey James attempts to finish an alley-oop Feb. 7 during NIU's game against Kent State University at the Convocation Center.

Mike Knapp, Senior Reporter

March 4, 2020

DeKALB — For most college students, spending some of their spring break in Cleveland wouldn’t be an appealing idea. There’s no place the men’s basketball team would rather be. That’s where it’s headed March 12 for the Mid-American Conference tournament after taking down the University of...

Huskies look to sweep season series against the Toledo Rockets

First-year guard Tyler Cochran attempts a 3-pointer Feb. 7 during NIU's 57-54 win over Kent State University at the Convocation Center.

Jemea Green, Reporter

March 2, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team will face its rival, the University of Toledo Rockets, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Convocation Center. The Huskies recently fell to the Western Michigan Broncos 72-69. In the second half of the game, the Broncos led by 18 points before NIU went on a 16-1 run to put...

Men’s tennis opens MAC play with a win over Binghamton

Mattieu Koetters, Reporter

March 2, 2020

DeKALB — NIU men’s tennis was victorious on Sunday in its first match of Mid-American Conference play against the Binghamton University Bearcats. Overcoming two early losses to Binghamton, the Huskies rallied to record five straight singles victories, overcoming their initial struggles to finish t...