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Men’s gymnasts fall to Illinois, women’s team loses at SIU

Kari Brackett

March 30, 1987

Even though the men's and women's gymnastics teams stayed in Illinois, there seemed to be no mercy for either teams from the in-state friends. The men's team (4-7) was defeated by U of I, 279.50-270.40, while the women Huskies (9-4) lost to the Illinois State Redbirds 182.90-178.30. There is a big margin ...

Both gymnastics teams travel, but not too far

Kari Brackett

March 27, 1987

Both the men's and womens's gymnastics teams hit the road this weekend for meets on Saturday, but neither squad will have to travel far. The men journey to U of I, while the women voyage into Illinois State territory. It is the first meeting this year between the two mens' teams, but the women Huskies c...

Gophers down Huskies

Kari Brackett

March 25, 1987

Injuries combined with too many misses proved to be the key for the NIU men's gymnastic team as the Minnesota Gophers defeated the Huskies 274.45-266.60 at Chick Evans Field House Tuesday night. NIU's record falls to 4-6, while Minnesota's moves to 7-1. "We just were not very consistent tonight," Coach ...

Gymnasts sweep Ball State, UIC

Kari Brackett

March 23, 1987

The women's gymnastics team captured two victories over the weekend at Chick Evans Field House, beating Illinois-Chicago Friday night 174.5-165.2 and Ball State Sunday 175.55-167.25. The NIU gymnasts began Friday night cheering to themselves, "We have six people, yea!" The team has had problems with in...

Men gymnasts no match for Penn State

Kari Brackett

March 5, 1987

First-ranked Penn State kept its loss column clean as the Nittany Lions improved their record to 8-0 with Wednesday night's 279.25-268.85 victory over the NIU men's gymnastic team at Chick Evans Field House. "It was not a real good night for us," NIU Coach Chuck Ehrlich said. "But it was not real bad fo...

Varied competition awaits Huskie women

Jeff Kirik

March 3, 1987

The NIU women's basketball team might have ended its season against Illinois-Chicago Saturday but that game can also be looked upon as a new beginning. Jane Albright's cage squad is one of four NIU women's teams who will compete in the North Star Conference next school year. The Huskies will compete ...

Coaches favor North Star affiliation

Jeff Kirik

February 19, 1987

NIU coaches had only positive comments Wednesday after the women's athletic program officially accepted an invititation to join the North Star Conference. The NIU women's basketball, volleyball, softball and tennis teams now will participate in conference play against Dayton, DePaul, Marquette, Notre Dame ...

‘All-around’ effort key to gym victory

February 3, 1987

Team effort was the key as the NIU women's gymnastics squad slipped past Iowa 177.60-176.05 Saturday in the Hawkeyes' home gym. The Huskies capitalized on a first through third sweep in all-around competition by freshmen Julie Wimmers (36.00), Amy Taylor (36.65) and Martha Unger (35.60). Wimmers' 9....

Full schedule for NIU athletics this weekend

January 30, 1987

Every NIU winter sports team is in action this weekend for the first time this semester. Here is a rundown of the matches. Coach Ed Vatch obviously loves to test his NIU wrestling team. After dual battles with 24th-ranked Nebraska and 14th-ranked Northwestern, the first-year Huskie boss takes his young NIU c...

Gymnasts lose to Big Ten foes

January 17, 1987

The NIU women's gymnastics team ventured to the land of the Big Ten Conference for a double-dual meet Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. ost Michigan won the meet with a score of 177.45, followed by Wisconsin at 176.40 and NIU with 171.90. The double loss gave the Huskies a 2-2 overall record but NIU Coach Bobb...