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Noah Silver

Noah Silver, Sports Reporter

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Senior catcher Katie Keller (left) assumes her batting stance during a game against Ball State University April 6 in DeKalb.

This weekend in NIU Athletics: April 15

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
April 15, 2022
Sophomore Luke VanDonslear (left) and freshman Christopher Knutson (left) celebrate during a No. 3 doubles tennis match against Binghamton University April 1 in DeKalb.

This weekend in NIU Athletics: April 8

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
April 7, 2022
Then-sophomore infielder Mason Kelley (25) plays first base during a game against Kent State on March 28, 2022 in DeKalb.

This weekend in NIU Athletics: April 1

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
March 31, 2022
Freshman Christopher Knutson competes in match against the University of Omaha March 23 in DeKalb.

This weekend in NIU Athletics: March 25

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
March 24, 2022
Mens tennis team loses two matches in Ohio

Men’s tennis team loses two matches in Ohio

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
February 21, 2022
Then-junior Tara Kofmehl competes on the floor team in a meet against Kent State University on Feb. 27 during the 2021 season. NIU ended the event with a 194.825-194.775 victory.

Kofmehl seeks to create lasting impact

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
February 2, 2022
Head gymnastics coach Sam Morreale talks to his team during a meet in the 2021 season.

Gymnastics lands top-50 in national rankings

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
January 29, 2022
Then-COVID-freshman wide receiver Trayvon Rudolph stiff arms a defender in the first half of NIUs 52-47 loss to Kent State on Nov. 3, 2021, at Dix Stadium. Rudolph finished the game with three receiving touchdowns and a program-record 303 receiving yards.

Huskies impress in fall 2021 performances

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
January 17, 2022
Head gymnastics coach Sam Morreale talks to his team during a meet in the 2021 season.

Huskies take second at Kent State Tri-Meet

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
January 16, 2022
Senior forward Miguel Maynez Jr. (right) deflects the ball away from Pittsburgh junior defenseman Mohammad Abualadi in NIUs 5-2 loss to the Panthers on Nov. 21.

Huskies’ season ends in Pittsburgh

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
November 21, 2021
Sophomore midfielder Diego Maynez loads up for a shot on goal during Thursdays 2-1 victory over Oakland in the first-round of the NCAA College Cup. Maynez scored both of the Huskies goals in the contest.

Huskies leave Golden Grizzlies seeing Red

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
November 18, 2021
An aerial view of the NIU Track and Field & Soccer Complex during the Womens game on Aug. 26.

Swan signs extension with NIU

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
November 16, 2021
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
Senior forward Miguel Maynez Jr. takes the ball on the attack against Georiga State University during Sundays MAC Championship game in DeKalb. Maynez scored the tying goal in the second-half of NIU 2-1 2OT victory against the Panthers.

Markanich lifts NIU to MAC Tournament Title

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
November 14, 2021
The mens soccer team celebrates a goal by redshirt junior  Enrique Banuelos (middle, 9) on Aug. 26.

Huskies ready to host MAC tourney

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
November 10, 2021
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (11) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, in Las Vegas.

Top 3 NFL headlines heading into week 9

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
November 4, 2021
Redshirt junior goalkeeper Martin Sanchez lines up for a goal kick in NIUs match on Aug. 26 against Purdue-Fort Wayne. The Huskies havent allowed a goal in 501 minutes of play, or five complete games.

NIU regular season ends in shutout

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
November 3, 2021
Head gymnastics coach Sam Morreale talks to his team during a meet in the 2021 season.

NIU Gymnastics eyeing a MAC title

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
November 2, 2021
The NIU mens soccer team poses with the Mid-American Conference regular season trophy after a 2-1 victory over Akron on Oct. 30, 2021. (Noah Silver | Northern Star)

Soccer clinches regular season title

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
October 30, 2021
The mens soccer team celebrates a goal by redshirt junior  Enrique Banuelos (middle, 9) on Aug. 26.

Huskies outlast Georgia State in OT

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
October 23, 2021
Redshirt junior forward Enrique Banuelos plays the ball during an Oc.t 16 match against Bowling Green.

Men’s soccer and Eagles draw even

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
October 22, 2021
Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei (5) before a NCAA football game against Syracuse in Syracuse, N.Y., Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.

Best college football matchups for Oct. 23

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
October 21, 2021
Boston Red Soxs Kyle Schwarber tosses his bat after a grand slam home run against the Houston Astros during the second inning in Game 3 of baseballs American League Championship Series Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Boston.

Former Cubs shine in MLB playoffs

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
October 20, 2021
NFL officials in the past have been reluctant on throwing the yellow penalty flag for taunting, but a emphasis on the penalty in 2021 could be taking away from the game.

NFL going too harsh on taunting

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
October 14, 2021
Texas linebacker DeMarvion Overshown (0) waits for the snap during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Dallas. Oklahoma won 55-48.

Best college football matchups for Oct. 16

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
October 14, 2021
Chicago Blackhawks left wing Henrik Borgstrom (13) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Minnesota Wild during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Chicago.

‘Hawks look to return to playoffs

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
October 12, 2021
The NIU mens soccer team celebrates a goal in the first half of their 3-0 victory against the Marquette University Golden Eagles on Sept. 10, 2021, in DeKalb.

Men’s soccer cracks top-25 poll

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
October 12, 2021
Senior midfielder Adrian Corona (2), senior defenseman Anthony Markanich (left), sophomore midfielder Camilo Estrada (center) and senior forward Nick Markanich (right) walk off the field after the Huskies defeated West Virginia University 2-0 on Oct. 9 in DeKalb.

Markanich twins push each other to greatness

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
October 12, 2021
Senior midfielder Adrian Corona (left) and junior defenseman Adrian Lara (right) celebrate after Lara scores in the 35th minute of NIUs 2-0 win over West Virginia on Oct. 9.

Huskies topple Mountaineers

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
October 9, 2021
Sophomore midfielder Roland Dearborn chases down a Western Illinois defender during NIUs win over WIU on Sept. 18.

NIU ready for showdown with WVU

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
October 7, 2021
The NIU mens soccer team celebrates a goal in the first half of their 3-0 victory against the Marquette University Golden Eagles on Sept. 10, 2021, in DeKalb.

Huskies shutout streak continues

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
October 2, 2021
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12), right, and quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) enter the field before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Inglewood, Calif.

Top NFL headlines from week 3

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
September 30, 2021
Redshirt junior goalkeeper Martin Sanchez lines up for a goal kick in NIUs match on Aug. 26 against Purdue-Fort Wayne. The Huskies havent allowed a goal in 501 minutes of play, or five complete games.

Huskies extend win streak to seven

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
September 26, 2021
Maine senior running back Jordan Rowell tries to evade an NIU tackle late at Huskie Stadium on Sept. 25. Rowell, the native of Elmhurst, had two carries for five yards in his return to Huskie Stadium.

Former Huskie takes in visit home

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
September 26, 2021
Dancing Devil dance team member Lara Bamberger, right, cheers Duke on in an NCAA college football game against Northwestern in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

5 best traditions of college football

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
September 23, 2021
The mens soccer team celebrates a goal by redshirt junior  Enrique Banuelos (middle, 9) on Aug. 26.

Men’s soccer extends historic run

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
September 21, 2021
Senior forward Nick Markanich celebrates after a goal in NIUs game Aug. 26 against Purdue-Fort Wayne. Nick had two goals in NIUs 5-1 win over Eastern Illinois on Tuesday.

Nick Markanich notches hat trick in NIU win

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
September 19, 2021
The Oklahoma Sooner Schooner makes it way across the field after an Oklahoma touchdown against Tulane during a NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in Norman, Okla.

Best upcoming college football matchups

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
September 16, 2021
Senior forward Nick Markanich celebrates after a goal in NIUs game Aug. 26 against Purdue-Fort Wayne. Nick had two goals in NIUs 5-1 win over Eastern Illinois on Tuesday.

Huskies claim Lewang Cup in win

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
September 14, 2021
The NIU mens soccer team celebrates a goal in the first half of their 3-0 victory against the Marquette University Golden Eagles on Sept. 10, 2021, in DeKalb.

Men’s soccer shuts out 18th-ranked Marquette

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
September 10, 2021
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields plays against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of a preseason NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Evaluating the preseason for Bears rookies

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
September 10, 2021
STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Fest will be held on Oct. 23 this year on the heart of NIUs main campus.

STEM Fest to return in person Oct. 23

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
September 10, 2021
Senior forward Nick Markanich celebrates after a goal in NIUs game Aug. 26 against Purdue-Fort Wayne. Nick had two goals in NIUs 5-1 win over Eastern Illinois on Tuesday.

Men’s soccer put the boots to EIU

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
September 7, 2021
Redshirt Junior Martin Sanchez sends a ball deep during a game against Purdue Univeristy- Fort Wayne Aug. 26. Sanchez has been in net for all three of the Huskies games this season.

Men’s soccer suffocate St. Thomas 4-0

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter
September 4, 2021
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