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Head Softball coach inducted into FAU Hall of Fame

By James Krause | July 6, 2019

DeKALB — NIU head softball coach Christina Sutcliffe has been announced as part of the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019 for her alma mater Florida Atlantic University.Sutcliffe was a pitcher for the FAU Owls softball team from 1997 to 2001, winning...

Former football player fights for UFC opportunity

By James Krause | June 15, 2019

DeKALB — Some people can see their titles, roles or identity in professional life chiseled into stone and unchanged for large chunks of their life.Heavyweight mixed martial artist Alton Meeks can say his life and career might be better suited to be...

Football Game Times and Broadcast Information Announced

Football Game Times and Broadcast Information Announced

By James Krause | June 1, 2019

DeKALB — NIU Football announced the time and broadcasters for several of their games for the upcoming 2019 season.The Huskies will kick off their season against the Illinois State Redbirds at 6 p.m. on Aug. 31 at Huskies Stadium in the first game under...

NIU Athletics releases 2019 Hall of Fame class

By Jarrett Huff | April 30, 2019

The Northern Illinois University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019 was released Monday by NIU Athletics. The 2019 class features Kristina Campos (Gymnastics, 2002-05), Larry English (Football, 2004-08), Ashley Morrow (Track and Field, 2004-07), Jerry...

Phi Kappa Psi faces possible disqualification from Tugs competition

Phi Kappa Psi faces possible disqualification from Tugs competition

By Northern Star Staff | April 26, 2019

DeKALB — The Interfraternity Council is investigating a situation where Phi Kappa Psi could be disqualified from the Tugs Championship. An Interfraternity Council executive member brought the incident up to other members of the board.Phi Kappa Psi...

Drobushevich named MAC Co-Player of the Week

Drobushevich named MAC Co-Player of the Week

By Northern Star Staff | April 16, 2019

First-year outfielder Nick Drobushevich was named Mid-American Conference Co-Player of the Week Monday by the MAC.Drobushevich was locked in, hitting .688 in the Huskies’ 1-3 week. NIU fell to the University of Illinois Chicago April 9 before dropping...

Victor E. Ball’s silent auction will go live 8 a.m. Friday

By Northern Star Staff | April 11, 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual Victor E. Ball to benefit NIU student-athletes. Fans, friends, alumni and members of the community are invited to come and meet current Huskie head coaches, athletes and administrators.Accompanying the event...