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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...

Support came from all over for Ryan Newman, and it didn’t matter that he is a NASCAR driver

Ryan Newman slides down the track after he was involved in a crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/David Graham)

Associated Press

February 20, 2020

Ryan Newman slides down the track after he was involved in a crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/David Graham)

Support came from all over for Ryan Newman, and it didn’t matter that he’s a NASCAR driver

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Ryan Newman stands on pit road after his run during NASCAR auto racing qualifying at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Ryan Newman is fully alert, walking around the hospital and joking with staff two days after his frightening crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. Roush Fenway Racing said Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, the 42-year-old driver “continues to show great improvement.” (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

Jarrett Huff

February 20, 2020

This side of 2000, NASCAR’s popularity has waned considerably outside of the southern United States where the sport began; liking NASCAR has become almost taboo in a way. Monday night however, America’s attention seemed to turn back to NASCAR at the conclusion of the rain-delayed 2020 Daytona 500, ...

Experienced baseball team ready to compete for MAC Championship

Sophomore outfielder Nick Drobushevich makes a sliding catch during NIU's Feb. 15 game against Boston College University in Winter Haven, Florida.

Matt Boecker

February 19, 2020

DeKALB — The baseball team has its eyes set on a successful run in the Mid-American Conference tournament as a new season is underway.In 2019, NIU lost to Ball State University 8-7 in 11 innings in the MAC semifinals. While the loss stung, it was the first time the Huskies made it to the semifinal...

Hockey to see three new faces on roster

A group of Huskies celebrate a goal during a Jan. 10 game against Kent State University at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee.

Matt Boecker

February 19, 2020

DeKALB — A forward, a defenseman and a goalie from NIU hockey’s D3 team will be called up to play with the D1 team for the remainder of the season.The D3 team’s season came to a close on Saturday with the Huskies losing the Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association’s Bronze Championship game by a sco...

NIU Baseball to see upgrades

Justin Kelley

February 19, 2020

DeKALB — NIU athletics announced Wednesday that the baseball program will be getting upgrades in the near future. NIU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced the plan will happen in four phases.“Over the past several years, it has become apparent that in order...

Men’s basketball looks to end losing streak in rematch against CMU

Jarrett Huff

February 19, 2020

DeKALB — After dropping both games on its road trip, the men’s basketball team returns home to the Convocation Center for a rematch against the Central Michigan University Chippewas.The Huskies lost the first game of their road trip against the Ball State University Cardinals 63-59 Feb. 11 in Mun...

Larson earns MAC baseball award for stellar start to season

Matt Boecker

February 18, 2020

DeKALB — Senior first baseman Jordan Larson was selected as the Mid-American Conference Baseball Co-Player of the Week award for his hot start to the 2020 season.Larson and the Huskies opened the season this past weekend with a four game set against the Boston College Eagles, and Larson’s bat was hot ...

NIU softball reaches .500 after four wins in Coastal Carolina Tournament

Jemea Green

February 18, 2020

DeKALB — The softball team finished the 2020 Battle of the Beach tournament with a 4-1 record to improve its overall record to 5-5. Friday game one — NIU 8, Delaware State 5NIU’s big first inning gave it the advantage over the Delaware State University Hornets in the first game of Friday’s doubl...

Men’s tennis records three shutouts over the weekend

Mattieu Koetters

February 18, 2020

DeKALB —  NIU Men’s Tennis was victorious in both of its matches in Saturday’s doubleheader against Cardinal Stritch University, shutting out the Wolves in both games, 7-0 and 4-0, respectively. The Huskies would then shutout Eastern Illinois University on Sunday, 7-0.These victories come off...

Baseball bested by Boston College in opening series of new season

Matt Boecker

February 17, 2020

DeKALB — Baseball fell to the Boston College University Eagles in the first series of the season, dropping the first three games and winning the fourth.Game one BC came out of the gates firing on Friday, scoring four runs in the first inning. However, junior pitcher Michael Lasiewicz would settle down and pitch we...

Wrestling seals dual victory after final match goes to six overtimes

Redshirt junior Max Ihry celebrates a win over his University at Buffalo opponent on Feb. 14 at Victor E. Court.

James Krause

February 16, 2020

DeKALB — It came down to a six overtime match in the heavyweight finale for the wrestling team to clinch a 19-16 dual victory Friday against the University at Buffalo Bulls in DeKalb.Huskie redshirt junior Max Ihry and redshirt senior Nolan Terrance tied in regulation during the dual-deciding cont...