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Junior quarterback Rocky  Lombardi winds up to throw a pass in NIUs 41-23 victory over Kent State in the MAC Championship Game on Dec. 4 in Detroit. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)

NIU heading to Orlando to play in Cure Bowl

By Northern Star Staff | December 5, 2021

DeKALB — After capturing the Mid-American Conference championship, the Huskies will head to Orlando to face Coastal Carolina University in the Cure Bowl on Dec. 17. NIU won the MAC Championship Game in Detroit on Saturday, beating the Kent State...

The NIU Table Tennis Club meets at the Recreation Center from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Table Tennis Club keeps growing

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter | November 15, 2021

As the sounds of basketballs hitting rims and volleyballs being spiked are heard on distant courts, so are the sounds of ping pong balls rapidly hitting the table. The NIU Table Tennis Club that is run by sophomore business major Jack O’Connell has...

Entrance 2 of the NIU Convocation Center Sep. 2, 2020, in DeKalb, Illinois.

NIU Hall of Fame nominations open

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | November 4, 2021

DeKALB — NIU Athletics is currently seeking nominations for the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2022. Since being founded in 1978, the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame has enshrined 211 individuals, 19 teams and one family to its roster. The Hall of...

Halftime at the NIU Convocation Center Dec. 18, in DeKalb.

NIU Convocation Center welcoming fans back

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | October 25, 2021

DeKALB - The NIU Convocation Center is home to many sporting events such as basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, wrestling, and indoor track and field. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans of NIU athletics were not allowed to come to home games to support...

Fans tailgate before the NIU-Wyoming football game at Huskie Stadium on Sept. 11.

Tailgating experience takes many forms at Huskie Stadium

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | October 4, 2021

DeKALB — As the Huskie football team prepares to do battle, fans partake in their favorite tailgating traditions and show off their Huskie pride. On game days, NIU offers several areas for fans to engage in tailgating traditions. The student tailgate...

Fans cheer on the NIU football team on Sept. 25 at Huskie Stadium.

Homecoming spotlight on Athletics

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | September 28, 2021

DeKALB — After a full year without homecoming because of COVID-19, homecoming has returned on campus at NIU with a week full of sporting events that consists of four games among three different teams this week.  The volleyball team kicks off the...

NIU Athletic Director Sean Frazier kneels outside Huskie Stadium during the student-athlete organized Unity March on Oct. 10. Frazier himself was a student-athlete at the University of Alabama.

Frazier talks new role, NIU’s future

By James Krause | September 28, 2021

DeKALB — NIU Athletics announced Athletic Director Sean Frazier had signed a contract extension through 2026 last Thursday, but that doesn’t mean more of the same for Frazier. Frazier will also take responsibility for NIU Recreation and Wellness...

NIU Athletics addresses cancelation of fall sports

NIU, AD Frazier agree to extension

By James Krause | September 23, 2021

DeKALB — NIU and Athletic Director Sean Frazier have agreed to a contract extension that would keep Frazier on through June 30, 2026, according to a Thursday NIU Athletics news release. Along with him continuing his athletic director duties, the...

NIU Athletics adjust to address Huskie Stadium long lines

NIU Athletics adjust to address Huskie Stadium long lines

By James Krause | September 22, 2021

DeKALB — NIU Athletics announced Monday changes to concessions operations at Huskie Stadium after receiving complaints about wait times and water bottle shortages at the last home football game Sept. 11. Twitter user @HuskieUnleashed shared photos...

Huskie Stadium Aug. 12,  from the East entrance.

Frazier addresses lengthy delays at Huskie Stadium

By Northern Star Staff | September 12, 2021

DeKALB — NIU Athletic Director Sean Frazier released a statement Sunday afternoon addressing the game day experience for fans at Saturday’s football game at Huskie Stadium. “Yesterday, we did not meet the standard that we hold ourselves to in...

Huskie fans pack Victor E. Court on Nov. 21, 2016 for a volleyball game between NIU and the Ohio Bobcats. NIU sporting events return to full capacity this fall.

NIU Athletes excited for return to full capacity stands

By James Krause | August 24, 2021

DeKALB — The NIU football team ran through a wall of smoke and adrenaline onto the field at Huskie Stadium on Dec. 5 to something they’d never met on game day.  Nothing. No band, no fans and none of the pomp and circumstance. Just waves of bare...

NIU Athletics addresses cancelation of fall sports

Frazier an early candidate for Michigan State job, Stadium reports

By Northern Star Staff | August 5, 2021

Update, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday: Frazier commented on the reports of his consideration for the Michigan State job Monday at NIU Fall Media Day. “I have not (talked to Michigan State),” Frazier said. “It’s more about what NIU is doing more than little...

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