Northern Star


 
Northern Star

Northern Illinois University’s student news organization since 1899

 

Ensure student journalism survives. Donate today.

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

 

Advertisement

 
 
 
Senior athlete Jazmyn Smith jumps during an event April 9 at the Illini Classic in Urbana, Illinois.
Sports
Track and field takes home two event titles at MAC Outdoor Championships
Sophomore Jasmine Ly takes a swing during the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional on May 9-11. Ly finished 12-over-par at the University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Corey Rush/EKU)
Sports
Jasmine Ly earns top-30 finish at NCAA Ann Arbor Regional
Sophomore runner Scout Regular (left) jumps over a hurdle during the 100-meter hurdles event Saturday at the Illini Classic at Demirijan Park Stadium in Urbana, Illinois. Scout recorded a time of 14.32 seconds to take first place in the event, alongside three other NIU first-place finishes.
Sports
Huskies finish track and field regular season at Drake Relays
Kim Kester is NIUs first womens golf coach to become the sole recipient of the MAC Womens Golf Coach of the Year award.
Sports
Kim Kester named MAC Women's Golf Coach of the Year
Standings
 

Standings

 

Baseball

 

9-33

Overall

 

.214

Pct

Softball

 

15-25

Overall

 

.375

Pct

Men’s
Tennis

 

11-11

Overall

 

.500

Pct

 

Women’s
Tennis

 

17-11

Overall

 

.607

Pct

Football

 

9-5

Overall

 

.562

Pct

 
Template: Men’s Sports
Men's Soccer

Men’s
Soccer

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Overall

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Pct

Men’s
Basketball

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Overall

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Pct

Wrestling

Men’s
Wrestling

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Overall

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Pct

Football

Football

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Overall

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Pct

Baseball

Baseball

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Overall

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Pct

Men’s Tennis

Men’s
Tennis

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Overall

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Pct

xxxSPORTxxx

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Overall

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Pct

Template: Women’s Sports
Women's Soccer

Women’s
Soccer

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Overall

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Pct

Women's Basketball

Women’s
Basketball

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Overall

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Pct

Gymnastics

Gymnastics

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Overall

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Pct

Softball

Softball

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Overall

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Pct

Women’s
Tennis

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Overall

 

xxxNUMBERxxx

Pct

 

Talking
Huskie sports ...

Mens head golf coach John Carlson (Left) talks through a shot with senior Tommy Dunsire during the first round of the 2021 Saint Marys Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)
Red & Black: Season 2 Ep. 3: NIU Men's Golf Spring Preview
March 3, 2022
Red & Black: Season 2 Ep. 2: Black History Month with college athletics ( with coaches Thomas Hammock, Connie Teaberry and A.D. Sean Frazier)
February 24, 2022
Red & Black: Season 2 Ep. 1: A sit down with NIU Gymnastics
Red & Black: Season 2 Ep. 1: A sit down with NIU Gymnastics
February 17, 2022
 
 
 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities have been less likely to receive as much attention from NFL scouts compared to school in more well-known leagues.
Deion Sanders' recruiting brings more NFL eyes to HBCUs

Jackson State University’s head coach Deion Sanders is looking...

The volleyball team huddles during the first set of their matchup on Sept. 18 against Wisconsin.
Volleyball falls to Ohio in MAC opening round

DeKALB — The NIU volleyball team faced Ohio University in the...

Redshirt freshman quarterback Jeffery Lomax scores on a run toward the left side from three yards out during NIU’s spring game Saturday morning. (Alex Pyevich/Northern Star)
Huskies showcased at spring football game
Redshirt senior running back Clint Ratkovich runs down the field during NIUs game on Sept. 11 at Huskie Stadium against Wyoming.
Standout Huskie Ratkovich should be drafted to NFL
The volleyball team celebrates after scoring a point against Toledo on Oct. 22.
Huskies ready for MAC tournament
Senior middle blocker Angie Gromos spikes a ball in NIUs win on Nov. 13 against Buffalo. The victory sealed NIU a spot in the MAC tournament.
Huskies' win adds to momentum
 

Advertisement

 
 
 
Womens basketball vs. Bowling Green
Huskie basketball teams announce new recruits

Multiple new signees have been announced for both the NIU men’s...

Arizona guard Shaina Pellington walks past an NCAA March Madness sign in the hallways of McKale Center before Arizonas game against UNLV in the first round of the NCAA womens college basketball tournament March 19 in Tucson, Arizona. (Rebecca Sasnett/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
NCAA should shift March Madness to 32-team bracket

The NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament continues to...

Chicago Bulls DeMar DeRozan shoots past Milwaukee Bucks Jrue Holiday during the second half of Game 1 of their first round NBA playoff basketball game April 17 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Matchups heat up in first round of NBA playoffs
Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid saves a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors March 20 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
James, Embiid, Antetokounmpo in close race for NBA lead scorer
Junior forward AJah Davis (left) handles the ball whilst being defended by Western Michigan University freshman center Lauren Audino during a game on Feb. 19 at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. NIU defeated the Broncos 73-55 in the first game of a doubleheader with mens basketball as part of the Cram the Convo event. (Zohair Khan/Northern Star)
Women's basketball team faced hurdles in journey to playoffs
Junior forward AJah Davis shoots from the free throw line during a game on Jan. 15 against the University of Toledo Rockets. The Huskies fell 73-52 as Davis led all NIU scorers with 24 points. (Summer Fitzgerald/ Northern Star)
Women's basketball falls in first game of MAC tournament
Nick Markanich (left) and brother Anthony laugh during Tuesdays 2022 MLS Super-draft coverage at the NIU Convocation center. Anthony was selected 26th overall by the Colorado Rapids and Nick 30th overall by FC Cincinnati. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)
Markanich twins recount path to the MLS SuperDraft

Draft day in any sport is a culmination of years of hard work...

NIU hires Michael ONeill as womens soccer head coach
NIU hires Michael O'Neill as women's soccer head coach

Editor's Note: This story has been modified to reflect the official...

Anthony Markanich (left, Colorado Rapids scarf) and brother Nick Markanich (far right) celebrate being selected in Tuesdays 2022 MLS SuperDraft with mother, Wilma Markanich, and father, Anthony Markanich Sr.( Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)
Markanich twins reach MLS on Draft Day
Sophomore Mikael Vollbach hits a tennis ball with a back-hand swing during a match against Binghamton University April 1 in DeKalb.
Men's tennis falls in MAC tournament semifinals
Junior guard Chelby Koker (right) dribbles past a defender in NIUs exhibition game against Benedictine on Oct. 29.
Women's basketball wins season opener over ISU
Graduate student forward Haley Hoppe dribbles past a defender during a match on Sept. 23. Hoppe is helping the next generation of womens soccer players while continuing to lead the Huskies offense.
Women's soccer loses 6-0 in finale
Moreno bonds with Huskies as new distance runner coach
Moreno bonds with Huskies as new distance runner coach

Jamie Moreno has demonstrated flexibility and competitiveness...

Sophomore runner Scout Regular (left) jumps over a hurdle during the 100-meter hurdles event Saturday at the Illini Classic at Demirijan Park Stadium in Urbana, Illinois. Scout recorded a time of 14.32 seconds to take first place in the event, alongside three other NIU first-place finishes.
Track and field earns three event titles at Musco Twilight

DeKALB — Women’s track and field earned three victories at...

Redshirt senior Victoria Robinson running in a meet last season. The Huskies opened their season Friday with the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.
'Shorthanded' Huskies compete at regionals
Redshirt senior Victoria Robinson running in a meet last season. The Huskies opened their season Friday with the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.
Cross country runs at MAC meet
Senior athlete Jazmyn Smith jumps during an event April 9 at the Illini Classic in Urbana, Illinois.
Track and field team break records in weekend competition
Sophomore runner Scout Regular (left) jumps over a hurdle during the 100-meter hurdles event Saturday at the Illini Classic at Demirijan Park Stadium in Urbana, Illinois. Scout recorded a time of 14.32 seconds to take first place in the event, alongside three other NIU first-place finishes.
Track and field wins four events at Illini Classic
 

Advertisement

 
 
 
Sophomore gymnast Kendall George walks the balance beam at the Huskies home meet Feb. 4 at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)
Kendall George has bright future in gymnastics program

Kendall George, sophomore journalism major, has had a passion...

Wrestling vs. SIUE
Wrestling’s season ends with second day elimination at NCAA Championships

DeKALB — The NIU wrestling team wrapped up their season Friday...

Womens Gymnastics
Kofmehl, Hamp represent gymnastics at NCAA Seattle Regional
Senior Morgan Hooper performs on the balance beam in the third rotation of the NIU Tri-Meet on Feb. 4 at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. Hooper competed in all four events at the meet, her best performance taking place on floor exercise with a score of 9.875.
Coaching gymnastics presents unique challenges
Then-redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson being announced the 2020 MAC 184-pound Champion March 8, 2020 after his win in the 2020 MAC Championship finals at the NIU Convocation Center.
Three Huskie wrestlers set to compete in NCAA Championships
Then-redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson being announced the winner March 7 after his 8-5 decision win in the 2020 MAC Championship semifinals at the Convocation Center.
Wrestling topples SIUE on senior night
Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw pitches against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 24, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Mike McGinnis)
Starting pitchers are losing their shine

The new age thinking of baseball is slowly starting to ruin the...

Senior catcher Katie Keller (left) assumes her batting stance during a game against Ball State University April 6 in DeKalb.
Softball bests UIC in non-conference bout

The NIU softball team beat the University of Illinois Chicago...

Sophomore infielder Eric Erato swings his bat during a game against Ball State University Saturday in DeKalb.
Baseball falls to Ball State in first three games of series
Sophomore pitcher Connor Langreder throws a pitch during a game against Sacramento State Feb. 21 in Sacramento, California.
Huskies win one, lose two baseball games at Oakland
Senior outfielder Kara Apato assumes her batting stance during a game against Ball State University April 6 in DeKalb.
Softball wins doubleheader at Ohio University
Senior utility player Mackenzie Mahy fields and throws a ball during a game against Kent State April 16 in DeKalb.
Softball drops late game lead to DePaul
 

Advertisement

 
 
 
Mens head golf coach John Carlson (Left) talks through a shot with senior Tommy Dunsire during the first round of the 2021 Saint Marys Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)
Men's golf places 10th to end regular season schedule

The NIU men’s golf team completed its final competition of...

Sophomore Jasmine Ly hits an approach shot into a green during a qualifying round at Rich Harvest Farms Aug. 28
Jasmine Ly wins first individual MAC championship in NIU women's golf history

DeKALB — Sophomore Jasmine Ly became the first Huskie to win...

Senior Tommy Dunrise practices at Rich Harvest Farms on Aug. 28. Dunrise finished the first round tied with freshman teammate Ben Sluzas for first after shooting 67.
Men’s golf ties for 11th at Hawkeye Invitational
Graduate student Michael Cascino tees off on a hole at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California on Nov. 9. NIU finished 17th out of 19 teams in the Saint Marys Invitational that concluded Nov. 11. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)
Men's golf takes last place at Aggie Invitational
Junior Ahra Ko launches a ball during practice on Aug. 28. Ko finished tied for 16th at the Johnie Imes Invitational.
Women's golf places third at Redbird Invitational to end regular season
Freshman Jóhanna Lúðvíksdóttir practices at Rich Harvest Farms.  Lúðvíksdóttir took her  talents from Reykjavik to DeKalb to be a part of the NIU womens golf team.
Women’s golf claims third at Colonel Classic
Redshirt senior tennis player Kristopher Ortega runs during a match against Binghamton University April 1 in DeKalb.
Men's tennis earns third MAC victory at Ball State

DeKALB — Men’s tennis secured its third victory against Mid-American...

Senior Christy Robinson swings her racket during a tennis match against Ball State University on Friday in DeKalb.
Women's tennis continues win streak, beats Western Michigan

The NIU women’s tennis team edged out a win over the Western...

Junior tennis player Oliver Valentinsson celebrates during a match against Binghamton University April 1 in DeKalb.
Swedish tennis player has high competitive spirit as a Huskie
Freshman Christopher Knutson plays during a tennis match March 23.
Men's tennis loses matchup at Toledo
Senior Fernanda Naves hits the ball with an overhand swing during a match against Ball State University Friday in DeKalb.
Women's tennis earns back-to-back win after Ball State matches
Senior Fernanda Naves swings her racket during a tennis match against Miami University April 1 in DeKalb.
Women's tennis beats Eastern Michigan on the road