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Huskies erase 17-point deficit to shock Eagles at home

Sophomore guard Trendon Hankerson surveys the floor Feb. 1 during NIU's 70-55 win over Miami University–Ohio at the Convocation Center.

Mike Knapp, Senior Reporter

February 25, 2020

DeKALB — It’s getting down to crunch time in the Mid-American Conference. The men’s basketball team traveled to Ypsilanti, Michigan Tuesday night to take on Eastern Michigan University with four conference games remaining and plenty to play for over the next two weeks. The MAC West-leading...

Hockey can’t keep its foot on the gas in loss to Missouri State

Senior forward Brad Krauser finds the back of the net during NIU's 6-1 loss to Robert Morris University on Feb. 15 at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois. 

Matt Boecker

February 24, 2020

DeKALB — Hockey started strong but couldn’t hold its two goal lead in a 7-4 loss to the Missouri State University Ice Bears on Saturday night. NIU had a strong first period, getting a pair of goals from first-year forwards Hunter Wahl and Rodahn Evans. The Huskies also played well defensively...

Eugene German selected as MAC West Co-Player of the Week

Northern Star Sports Staff

February 24, 2020

DeKALB — Senior guard Eugene German takes home another Mid-American Conference West Co-Player of the Week award.NIU’s lone game for the week against the Central Michigan University Chippewas  was all it took for German to be selected. He scored a team-high 23 points, season-high nine rebounds, ...

Huskies place third at George Washington Invitational

Maddie Barrett

February 24, 2020

DeKALB — NIU gymnastics placed third overall at the George Washington Invitational Sunday against Temple University, North Carolina State University and George Washington University.NIU earned an overall score of 195.450 to finish behind N.C. State’s 196.025 and George Washington’s 195.900 and defeated Temple’s 19...

Recap of NIU’s performance at Eastern Illinois University Friday Night Special

Recap of NIU's performance at Eastern Illinois University Friday Night Special

Kyle Mathas

February 23, 2020

DeKALB  — The Huskies competed in their final indoor meet before the conference championships Friday in the Eastern Illinois University Friday Night Special. The Huskies had multiple top three finishes in multiple races and in the field events. NIU had two top three finishes in the field events, ...

Baseball scores 40 run in four games, wins series over Southeast Missouri

Matt Boecker

February 23, 2020

DeKALB — The offense was clicking all weekend long in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as the baseball team hung 40 runs on the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks over four games.NIU earned its first series win of the season, taking three of four games from the Redhawks.Game 1A colossal eighth inning was enough to giv...

Wrestling ends season with its best record since 2004-05 season

James Krause

February 23, 2020

DeKALB — NIU’s wrestling team capped off one of its best seasons in recent memory with a dominating 35-3 win Friday over Drexel University.The Huskies allowed the fewest dual points in the win on the season, only giving up a decision win at 133 lbs.Head Coach Ryan Ludwig said the win not only wrapped...

NIU women’s basketball drops third straight game in loss to Central Michigan

Quentin Wilson

February 23, 2020

DeKALB — Women’s basketball lost a nailbiter to the Central Michigan University Chippewas 70-66 for its third straight loss. “I felt like we had our chances against a really good Central Michigan team,” Head Coach Lisa Carlsen said. “I thought we were able to kinda keep them off balance o...

NIU men’s basketball stuns Central Michigan in overtime

Mattieu Koetters

February 23, 2020

DeKALB — Men’s basketball is finally back to its winning ways following the Huskies’ victory over the Central Michigan University Chippewas on Saturday in a thrilling come-from-behind 82-81 overtime win.Led by a 23-point, 9-rebound performance from senior guard Eugene German, along with three ...

Hockey loses hard-fought game to Missouri State

Sophomore goaltender Brian Eisele jumps on a loose puck during NIU's Feb. 15 loss to Robert Morris University at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois. 

Matt Boecker

February 22, 2020

DeKALB — After mounting a comeback from a two goal deficit, the Huskies couldn’t keep the momentum rolling in a 5-3 loss to the Missouri State University Ice Bears on Friday night. NIU was down 3-1 toward the end of the second period, but the team responded, scoring twice to knot the game at three...

NIU women’s track and field team heads to two events Friday

Kyle Mathas

February 21, 2020

DEKALB — The Huskies will be splitting up this weekend to compete in the Eastern Illinois University Friday Night Special in Charleston, Illinois and the Alex Wilson Invitational in South Bend, Indiana. Both meets will start on Friday, with the Alex Wilson Invitational starting at 11:00 a.m. and the EI...

Woods becomes NIU’s second leading scorer all-time in loss to Ball State

Redshirt senior Courtney Woods (left) looks to make a pass Feb. 1 during NIU's 64-63 win over the University at Buffalo at the Convocation Center.

Justin Kelley

February 21, 2020

DeKALB — Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods became NIU’s second leading scorer in program history. Woods passed Carol Owens on the list by scoring 18 points in a 97-89 loss to the Ball State University Cardinals on Wednesday.  Woods passed Owens with 11 seconds left in the fourth quarter a...