Northern Star

Davis would trade milestone for win

Jeff Kirik

February 5, 1988

Rodney Davis reached a milestone Thursday, but he would have traded the accomplishment in for just one win. The senior point guard scored his 1,000th career point against Florida International last night but the feat wasn't enough to stop NIU's losing streak, which now has reached 10 games. The Golde...

Michigan raids NIU

Chris Sigley

January 22, 1988

Looking on the bright side of things, the NIU women's basketball team will walk into the Michigan game Sunday never having lost to them. But then again, the Huskies have never played the Big Ten Wolverines. The 2 p.m. match at Chick Evans Field House will pose a first for Northern, being the first time the Wolverine...

Men tumblers to begin year

Kari Brackett

December 10, 1987

NIU's men gymnasts begin their regular season Saturday, Jan. 9, in the Midwest Open Invitational at Chick Evans Field House. The tournament begins with the preliminary round at 11 a.m. The top eight gymnasts from each event advance to compete in the finals at 7:30 p.m. NIU Coach Chuck Ehrlich said he ...

Correct AD choice necessity to NIU athletics

October 20, 1987

The NIU athletic department has been given a major opportunity to improve itself, an opportunity which it should not waste. The university is deep in the process of choosing a new athletic director to head both men's and women's athletics. The decision of who gets the job will be either a big turning...

Former red-shirts move to forefront

Dan Moran

April 1, 1987

During the past six weeks, as the 26 major league baseball teams have gone through the paces of spring training, the catch-phrase "undergoing a youth movement" has popped up a few times. Over at Huskie Stadium, the NIU football team has a youth movement of its own going on. Spring practice is a time for ...

Softball team 3rd at SIU tourney

Jeff Kirik

March 23, 1987

A combination of timely hitting and improved pitching carried the NIU softball team to a third-place finish this weekend in the Southern Illinois Saluki Invitational. The Huskies beat Ball State and Illinois State on Friday before losing to Evansville and grabbing a victory in the third-place contest ...

Flying Leathernecks find speed kills NIU

Jeff Kirik

January 15, 1987

A combination of poor NIU defensive intensity and an effective Western Illinois run-and-gun offense resulted in a 97-90 Leatherneck victory over the men's basketball team last night at Chick Evans Field House. Coach Jack Margenthaler's WIU squad displayed an up-tempo, fast-breaking offense which at times ...