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Junior infielder Bianca Barone hits one down the third-base line Friday April 9 against the Western Michigan University Broncos.

Softball finishes home stand with win over Valpo

Abby Hostman, Reporter April 16, 2021

DeKALB — NIU softball defeated the Valparaiso University Crusaders 9-3 Wednesday to wrap up a five-game home stand.  A seven-run third inning sparked NIU to victory. With the score tied at 2 after two frames,  junior infielder Bianca Barone hit...

Softball takes 4 of 5 in the Billiken Spring Tournament

Softball drops three of four against Kent State

Justin Kelley, Reporter March 29, 2021

DeKalb — The softball team held its first home series of the season March 26-28 against the Kent State University Golden Flashes. This was NIU’s first home series since the 2019 season when they played the Western Michigan University Broncos on May...

Softball comes up short in doubleheader

Softball comes up short in doubleheader

Matt Boecker, Assistant Sports Editor March 12, 2020

DeKALB — Softball dropped both games in its doubleheader Wednesday against the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Spartans. After winning their last game, the Huskies were hoping to keep the positive momentum rolling. But a bad Wednesday in...

NIU softball drops five straight games in Memphis

Jemea Green, Reporter March 1, 2020

DeKALB — The softball team struggled this past weekend at the Blues City Classic Tournament in Memphis, Tennessee, ending the tournament 0-5. Friday Game One The Huskies could not get into a rhythm on offense against the University of North Alabama...

NIU softball looks ahead to Memphis tournament

NIU softball looks ahead to Memphis tournament

Jemea Green, Reporter February 26, 2020

DeKALB – The softball team will travel to Memphis, Tennessee, to play five games in the Blues City Classic on Friday through Sunday. The Huskies went 4-1 in their last tournament, raising their overall record to 5-5. NIU won their first three games...

NIU softball reaches .500 after four wins in Coastal Carolina Tournament

Jemea Green February 18, 2020

DeKALB — The softball team finished the 2020 Battle of the Beach tournament with a 4-1 record to improve its overall record to 5-5. Friday game one — NIU 8, Delaware State 5NIU’s big first inning gave it the advantage over the Delaware State University...

NIU softball struggles in season-opening tournament at FAU

NIU softball struggles in season-opening tournament at FAU

Jemea Green February 10, 2020

DeKALB — The softball team started the season 1-4 at a tournament hosted by Florida Atlantic University.Friday game one - NIU 1, Bethune-Cookman 0 The first games of the tournament were delayed due to rain, but that didn’t stop the Huskies from getting...

New athletics ticket system set to take place this fall

New athletics ticket system set to take place this fall

Maddie Barrett August 23, 2019

DeKALB— NIU Athletics is launching a new and convenient way to gain access into athletic events. The days of forgetting your OneCards are over, as students can now present their tickets at the gate electronically through their smartphones.All full-time...

Head Softball coach inducted into FAU Hall of Fame

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...

Softball takes two of three over Central Michigan

Khobi Price April 22, 2019

DeKALB — The softball team used an offensive explosion to win the season series 2-1 against Central Michigan Friday and Saturday in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.  The Huskies, with a 24-22 overall and 9-8 Mid-American Conference record, scored 25 runs...

Softball takes series win over Toledo

Khobi Price April 18, 2019

DeKALB — The softball team won its season series against the University of Toledo, defeating the Rockets in two of three games Friday and Saturday at Mary M. Bell Field to go 7-7 in Mid-American Conference play.The Huskies won the first game of the...

Sophomore pitcher Mackenzie Bryan readies a pitch April 2 during the Huskies’ 7-6 victory over the Ball State Univerity Cardinals. NIU would drop the second game of the doubleheader 5-7 to split the conference series.

Softball drops two of three against Miami

Khobi Price April 8, 2019

DeKALB — The softball team lost its weekend series against the University of Miami RedHawks 1-2 Friday and Saturday, moving to 4-6 in Mid-American Conference play and 17-20 overall.The Huskies lost their first game of the weekend 3-1 in heartbreaking...

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