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Some NIU Athletics employees to see pay cuts due to pandemic

Some NIU Athletics employees to see pay cuts due to pandemic

James Krause, Senior Reporter

May 1, 2020

DeKALB—Athletic Director Sean Frazier announced Thursday that athletic department employees will see pay cuts “of one kind or another” to help the department save money during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frazier announced Thursday, in an edition of his “Frazier’s Corner,” that himself and Foo...

NIU Recreation and Wellness holds virtual intramural sports

NIU Recreation and Wellness holds virtual intramural sports

Matt Boecker, Assistant Sports Editor

March 31, 2020

DeKALB — Despite the cancellation of intramural sports due to COVID-19, NIU Recreation and Wellness is still encouraging friendly competition in a pair of virtual events made to keep NIU students and staff entertained and involved. Trick shot competition The first way to participate is through RecWe...

NCAA grants additional season of eligibility to spring-sport athletes

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, The national office of the NCAA in Indianapolis is viewed. The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes _ such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players _ who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday, March 30, 2020, to give spring sport athletes regardless of their year in school a way to get back the season they lost, but did not guarantee financial aid to the current crop of seniors if they return to play next year. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Kyle Mathas, Reporter

March 30, 2020

DeKALB — The NCAA Division I Council announced Monday that it will grant an additional season of eligibility to spring-sport athletes whose seasons were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This move allows schools to self-apply waivers to restore an additional season of competition and an extension of elig...

NIU Athletics cancels all spring athletic events and activities

NIU Athletics cancels all spring athletic events and activities

Northern Star Staff

March 12, 2020

Cleveland — Following in the footsteps of the Mid-American Conference, NIU will be canceling all spring sports and non-traditional season competition for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The decision was made Thursday by the MAC, along with input from the MAC’s council of presidents and ath...

SGA candidate profile: Samantha Gurrola

Northern Star Staff

March 11, 2020

The following is the response to a Northern Star questionnaire sent to all SGA candidates. Answers have been lightly edited for clarity and consistency. Samantha Gurrola is running for a senator position in District 4. Q: What’s your major, year in school and which student organizations have...

Former NIU football player uses his skills in the kitchen to support himself while attending graduate school

James Krause

December 16, 2019

DeKALB – Before the sun even rises on a Friday morning in DeKalb, a single light shines from a floor lamp in the kitchen of the Common Grounds Cafe.There may not be enough space in the kitchen for a team of chefs, but right now it’s more than enough room for one. All alone is Dale Brown, a graduat...

NIU Athletics extends partnership with Adidas through June 2026

NIU Athletics extends partnership with Adidas through June 2026

James Krause

December 14, 2019

DeKALB—NIU Athletics has extended its partnership with athletic apparel provider Adidas through June 2026, with a three-year option that could extend the partnership through 2029.The two parties announced the extension Friday in a joint news release. NIU Athletic Director Sean Fraizer said he’s h...

How a former NIU lineman made America’s most beloved marketing slogan

James Krause

November 28, 2019

DeKALB — Former football team captain John McNamara was inducted into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1984 without playing a down of football outside of NIU.McNamara, an offensive guard for the Huskies from 1927 to 1930, made far more of an impact on NIU and the world as an administrator and educat...

Hall of Fame includes several NIU and MAC stars

Marcel Carrasco

October 17, 2019

DeKALB — NIU’s 2019 Hall of Fame class is packed with Huskies who etched their mark in NIU athletics. Cleats, sneakers, playbooks and hurdles are mere trademarks in the careers of the history-making athletes who represented NIU. The 2019 class includes the first Huskie drafted in the WNBA, a basketball t...

Huskies bounce back and earn first ever division one victory

Matt Boecker

October 6, 2019

DeKALB — History has been written as the hockey team earned its first win at the Division 1 level.After losing 7-1 Friday night, the Huskies were able to exact some revenge, winning 3-1. This moves NIU to 1-3 on the season, and 1-1 in Midwest College Hockey conference play.“Bouncing back from the 7...

Changes to Saturday’s football game tailgate

Northern Star Sports Staff

October 3, 2019

DeKALB — Game day will be getting a new look Saturday, since the grass around Huskie Stadium has flooded with water. This will prevent tailgating festivities from happening in The Yard, according to an NIU Athletics news release. All events will be moved inside to the Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Prac...

Packers defense emerges and other top stories in week three of NFL

Matt Boecker

September 23, 2019

DeKALB — This week the NFL was highlighted by a team continuing their dominance and an unexpected team emerging. The Baltimore Ravens get derailed by the ChiefsThrough two weeks, the Ravens averaged 542 total yards of offense and 41 points per game, ranking first in each category, according to ES...