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Women’s basketball’s winning streak ends with loss to Western Michigan University

Senior forward Mikayla Brandon (from the left) and Myia Starks get back on defense Feb. 15 during NIU’s 68-65 loss to the Western Michigan University Broncos at the Convocation Center.

Justin Kelley

February 16, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team fell short Saturday of picking up its third Mid-American Conference win. NIU fell to the Western Michigan University Broncos 68-65 after junior forward Gabby Nikitinaite missed a 3-pointer to tie the game at the buzzer.NIU’s top performer was redshirt senior for...

Hockey can’t get any offensive pressure in loss to Robert Morris University

Sophomore forward Tyler Gut tries scoring on Robert Morris University during a Feb. 14 game at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois.

Matt Boecker

February 16, 2020

DeKALB — Hockey had a plethora of power play opportunities, but couldn’t make them count in a 6-1 loss to the Robert Morris University Eagles on Saturday night.After taking six penalties and one game misconduct on Friday night, NIU played much more disciplined on Saturday, taking only three penalties....

NBA All-Star Weekend returns to Chicago for the first time since 1988

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 1988, file photo, Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan dunks during the slam-dunk competition of the NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago. Jordan left the old Chicago Stadium that night with the trophy. To this day, many believe Wilkins was the rightful winner. (AP Photo/John Swart)

Quentin Wilson

February 15, 2020

DeKALB — For the first time in 32 years, Chicago will host the NBA All-Star weekend.This will be the first time the events have been held in the city since the 1987-88 NBA season.All-Star weekend will start Friday with a class of 2020 Hall of Fame announcement on NBA TV at 4 p.m., when the NBA will announce...

Hockey starts strong, but can’t hang on in a game one loss to Robert Morris University

Sophomore goaltender Chad Dodero blocks a shot from a Robert Morris University player on Feb. 14 at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois.

Matt Boecker

February 15, 2020

DeKALB — The Huskies held the lead after the first period, but it wasn’t enough to fend off the 23rd ranked Robert Morris University Eagles in Bensenville on Friday night. With the 10-3 loss, NIU’s record dips to 5-21 with only five games remaining before Midwest College Hockey postseason pla...

Women’s basketball wins another thriller in OT

Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods high-fives her teammates during a Feb. 12 game against Miami University-Ohio at the Convocation Center. 

Quentin Wilson

February 13, 2020

DeKALB — After being down big in the first quarter, women’s basketball won its second straight overtime victory, defeating the Miami University–Ohio RedHawks 86-84. Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods led the Huskies with a double-double, finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Woods hit the game-winn...

Chi-Town Showdown to be held at SeatGeek Stadium

Chi-Town Showdown to be held at SeatGeek Stadium

James Krause

February 12, 2020

DeKALB — Director of Athletics Sean Fraizer announced the return of the Chi-Town Showdown, with the football team hosting Brigham Young University on Oct. 24 at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview.The announcement came Wednesday in a news release, with Fraizer saying he hopes to fill the 20,000 seat venue w...

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Jemea Green

February 12, 2020

DeKALB — The baseball team will travel to Winter Haven, Florida to face the Boston College University Eagles and raise awareness of ALS during this weekend’s matchup.Pete Frates, who promoted the ice bucket challenge, was a mutual friend of both head coaches. NIU Head Coach Mike Kunigonis met Fr...

Women’s basketball looks to improve home record Wednesday night

Mattieu Koetters

February 12, 2020

Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods goes up for a layup on Feb. 1 against the University at Buffalo at the Convocation Center.

Huskies’ historic win streak ends at six in loss to Cardinals

Mike Knapp

February 12, 2020

DeKALB — All good things, no matter how fun they are, ultimately come to an end.The men’s basketball team has been having a lot of fun the last few weeks, rolling to six wins in a row and to the top of the Mid-American Conference standings. The win streak, the Huskies’ longest in MAC history, cam...

It’s time for fans to embrace NIU’s men’s basketball team

Mike Knapp

February 11, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team is on one of its hottest runs in years, and the community is beginning to notice.The Huskies’ six-game winning streak is the longest in Mid-American Conference play in school history. If the season ended today, NIU’s 8-3 record would earn the second seed in t...

Eugene German could continue to move up MAC all-time scoring list

Quentin Wilson

February 11, 2020

DeKALB —  Friday, senior guard Eugene German scored 27 points to move up toward eighth place in the all-time Mid-American Conference scoring list.German has reached a total of 2,052 career points, passing former Western Michigan University guard Thomas Wilder.Currently the only Huskie to be ranked in the to...

NIU football added 14 new members to the roster, including a former Navy SEAL

James Krause

February 11, 2020

DeKALB — The football team added 14 new members to their roster as part of Signing Day on Wednesday, including a former U.S. Navy SEAL with championship experience.Redshirt senior safety Greg DeLuca will be a walk-on for NIU after spending the last six years as a member of the U.S. Navy.Previously, the...