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Deadlines approach for intramurals

By Abbe Barton | November 10, 2011

Registration deadlines for spring intramural sports are approaching quickly.Currently, indoor soccer, racquetball, floor hockey, wiffleball and wallyball are coming to the end of their seasons as the fall semester ends.The gathering of teams and schedules...

Huskies fall to Indiana Wesleyan at home

By Abbe Barton | November 9, 2011

With the start of the regular season approaching, NIU women's basketball had its lone exhibition Tuesday evening against Indiana Wesleyan.However, the result wasn't what the Huskies were looking for as they fell 61-52."We take every game seriously, exhibition...

NIUs Lauren Wicinski, Kristin Hoffman, and Amber Walker
celebrate after a kill in their game against Toledo Friday

‘Somebody grab a broom’ – NIU volleyball defeats Toledo

By Abbe Barton | November 6, 2011

Somebody grab a broom. This weekend, NIU proved they could not be stopped as the women's volleyball team swept both opponents. Friday evening, the Huskies (23-5, 12-2 MAC) took on Toledo (9-16, 4-9 MAC). NIU defeated the Rockets in three sets, marking...

NIU set to host Toledo, Ball State

By Abbe Barton | November 3, 2011

Hopes are high for NIU volleyball as this weekend approaches.After victories over Eastern and Central Michigan last weekend, the Huskies extended their season-long winning steak to nine matches.NIU is prepared for a battle this weekend as it takes on...

Women’s volleyball defeats Central, Eastern Michigan

By Abbe Barton | October 30, 2011

Halloween weekend ended not being too frightful for NIU volleyball.The Huskies (20-5, 9-2 MAC) proved their strength and endurance as they beat Eastern Michigan (19-7, 7-4 MAC) in four matches Friday night, extending their season-high winning streak to...

Eastern, Central Michigan on tap for NIU this weekend

By Abbe Barton | October 27, 2011

Even though NIU loses the home court advantage this weekend, it plans to dominate.This weekend, the Huskies return to MAC West Divisional play as they travel north to face Eastern Michigan (19-6, 7-3 MAC) and Central Michigan (14-7, 7-3 MAC) for the second...

NIU sweeps Ohio for 7 straight wins

By Abbe Barton | October 24, 2011

NIU volleyball defended its home court, all while supporting cancer research Saturday night.Victor E. court was full of pink-shirted fans representing "Spike Cancer Week" presented by Kishwaukee Community Hospital.The Huskies were defeated last year in...

Independent defeats Phi Sigma Kappa to win B Championship

By Abbe Barton | October 14, 2011

At the beginning of the night both teams were undefeated, but in the end only one could win.Intramural Flag Football championship games took place on the turf of Huskie Stadium Thursday night.Independent (6-0) and Phi Sigma Kappa (5-1) B teams battled...

Northern Star File Photo-NIUs Sarah Angelos goes for a kill
during a Sept. 16 match against UIC.

NIU volleyball sweeps Redhawks

By Abbe Barton | October 9, 2011

Victor E. Court was full of champions Saturday night. Many NIU volleyball alumnae players were present for Alumni Night, in which Nikki Kozak (1990-93) along with the 1993 team were inducted into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame. "After last night, we got...

Wicinski’s leads NIU over Broncos

By Abbe Barton | October 7, 2011

An eruption of applause filled Victor E. Court Thursday evening.In the second match between NIU (14-5, 3-2 MAC) and Western Michigan (13-5 3-2 MAC), Lauren Wicinski made history.The Huskies' outside hitter passed the 1,000 mark for kills in her blossoming...

Officiating for Intramural Sports offered through Rec

By Abbe Barton | October 5, 2011

NIU Recreation Services employs more than 45 officials in six different sports.As for hiring Intramural Officials, Rec Service hires student sport officials one semester in advance. The officials hired in the fall are for the immediate spring semester.No...

Head held high: womens tennis attends MAC invitational

‘Head held high’: women’s tennis attends MAC invitational

By Abbe Barton | October 2, 2011

The NIU women's tennis team finished Western Michigan's Fall MAC invitational with its head held high. Although Friday wasn't as successful as they had hoped it would be, the Huskies still had another day to make up for their mistakes. The tournament...