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Freshman Ben Sluzas hits off on Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. NIU competed in the Saint Marys Invitational from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, finishing in 17th place. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)

Men’s golf place 12th in weather-shortened Badger Invite

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | September 14, 2022

DeKALB — The men's golf team competed in their first event of the season on Sunday, kicking off a three-day-long Badger Invitational, where they finished 12th place after being in fourth place the round prior. The final score for the Huskies was an...

(Left to right) Francesca Bertucci, Nikolette Nedic, Ella Mihacevich, Sammi Lockwood and Emily Dykes celebrate a point scored in the second set against SDSU at Victor E. Court on Friday night. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

This weekend in Huskie sports: Sept. 9-11

By Northern Star Sports Staff | September 8, 2022

DeKALB — NIU’s fall sports seasons continue this weekend with action everyday. Volleyball looks to improve on their .500 record with wins at the KC Roos Classic starting Friday. Football kicks off their first road game of the year with a matchup against...

Graduate student Michael Cascino tees off on a hole at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California on Nov. 9. NIU finished 17th out of 19 teams in the Saint Marys Invitational that concluded Nov. 11. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)

Men’s golf ties for third at MAC Championship

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | May 2, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU men’s golf closed out spring play with a tied-third finish in the Mid-American Conference Championship Sunday. The Huskies hosted the tournament at White Eagle Country Club in Naperville. NIU’s 32-over-par finish tied with Bowling...

Mens head golf coach John Carlson (Left) talks through a shot with senior Tommy Dunsire during the first round of the 2021 Saint Marys Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)

Men’s golf places 10th to end regular season schedule

By Waleed Alamleh, Sports Reporter | April 25, 2022

The NIU men’s golf team completed its final competition of the spring season before the start of the Mid-American Conference Championship, finishing in 10th place at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate. The tournament, hosted by Ohio State University,...

Senior Tommy Dunrise practices at Rich Harvest Farms on Aug. 28. Dunrise finished the first round tied with freshman teammate Ben Sluzas for first after shooting 67.

Men’s golf ties for 11th at Hawkeye Invitational

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | April 17, 2022

DeKALB — Men’s golf earned their highest finish of the spring competition schedule to date after tying with Illinois State University for 11th place Sunday. NIU hit 28-over-par at the Hawkeye Invitational hosted by the University of Iowa in Iowa City,...

Graduate student Michael Cascino tees off on a hole at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California on Nov. 9. NIU finished 17th out of 19 teams in the Saint Marys Invitational that concluded Nov. 11. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)

Men’s golf takes last place at Aggie Invitational

By Waleed Alamleh, Sports Reporter | April 12, 2022

DeKALB — The men’s golf team competed in its second competition of the spring season, finishing in last place at the Aggie Invitational Sunday. The tournament, which featured nine teams that ranked in the top 50 of Golfstat, began on Saturday and...

Freshman Ben Sluzas hits off on Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. NIU competed in the Saint Marys Invitational from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, finishing in 17th place. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)

Men’s golf finishes 14th against tough competition in Arizona

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | March 7, 2022

The men’s golf team kicked off its spring competition schedule at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate Saturday and Sunday, finishing 14th in a 16-team pool during competition in Scottsdale, Arizona. How it happened Saturday’s opening round saw two...

Mens head golf coach John Carlson (Left) talks through a shot with senior Tommy Dunsire during the first round of the 2021 Saint Marys Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)

Red & Black: Season 2 Ep. 3: NIU Men’s Golf Spring Preview

By Wes Sanderson and Jerome Pearles | March 3, 2022

This week, Red & Black sat down with head coach John Carlson and players Reece Nilsen and Tommy Dunsire to talk about the teams upcoming spring season, evaluation of the fall slate and the hunger in the team room for a home MAC championship...

Freshman Ben Sluzas hits off on Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. NIU competed in the Saint Marys Invitational from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, finishing in 17th place. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)

Men’s golfers compete in tournaments during holiday break

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | January 19, 2022

DeKALB — As students took time off after the conclusion of the Fall 2021 semester, members of NIU’s men’s golf team spent the winter break on the green. “I was pleased to see how many took the initiative and also to see how far ahead we are...

Freshman Ben Sluzas lines up a putt at the Saint Marys Invitational in Pebble Beach, California on Nov. 8.

Huskies struggles at Poppy Hills

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | November 11, 2021

DeKALB — Men’s golf closed out its fall competitive schedule with a 17th place finish at the Saint Mary’s Invitational Wednesday in Pebble Beach, California. NIU recorded a score of 26-over par at the event after sinking 11 spots on the leaderboard...

Senior Reece Nilsen practices at Rich Harvest Farms on Aug. 28. Nilsen gained his second top 10 finish of the year with a win at the Xavier Invitational.

NIU, Nilsen wins Xavier tournament

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | October 20, 2021

DeKALB — The men’s golf team finished in a tie for first place with Morehead State University at the Xavier Invitational in Cincinnati, Ohio while senior Reece Nilsen was crowned as the tournament champion as an individual competitor. Nilsen concluded...

Freshman Ben Sluzas hits an approach shot into the par-5 2nd hole at Rich Harvest Farms during the second-round of the Rich Harvest Intercollegiate on Oct. 2. Sluzas finished T-31 at the Boilermaker Invitational.

NIU men’s golf struggles at Purdue

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | October 13, 2021

DeKALB — Men’s golf finished in 11th place Tuesday at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Huskies completed the tournament with a score 29-over par, 893, on the 54-hole course. Their par count of 29-over put them 16 strokes...

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