Northern Star




Northern Star

Northern Illinois University’s student media 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

Men’s Soccer plays hard at Homecoming, loses to Akron

By Jacob Onak | October 14, 2012

On a cold and rainy homecoming weekend NIU men’s soccer took on the nationally third-ranked Akron Zips in its third conference game of the season. Due to a slow start and a Huskies (3-7-2, 2-1-0 MAC) red card, the Zips (9-1-2, 4-0-0 MAC) come out victorious...

MAC football divided between the have, the have-nots

By Matt Hopkinson | October 11, 2012

Ball State: Dropping its most recent game against NIU, Ball State has found itself in a bind. Sitting at 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the MAC, Ball State has no gimme’s at all, with tough-games against Central and Western Michigan. They also still have to...

MAC coaches discuss coming season

By Andrew Singer | November 10, 2010

In order of predicted finish by blue ribbon forecasters East 1.) Ohio Bobcats 2009-10 record: 22-15, 7-9 MAC Head Coach: John Groce Record at school: 37-32 (Third Season) "I told my guys to pay homage to what they did last year," Groce said. "But they...

A look around the MAC

By Jimmy Johnson | November 7, 2010

MAC East Temple Owls Head Coach - Al Golden 2010 Record - 8-2 (5-1 MAC) Temple found its way to victory over Kent State, 28-10. Owls' quarterback Mike Gerardi was highly effective through the air, throwing for 368 yards and two touchdown passes. Temple...

MAC East breakdown

By Jimmy Johnson | October 12, 2010

Ohio Bobcats Head Coach - Frank Solich 2010 Record - 3-3 (2-1 MAC) Quarterback Boo Jackson threw three touchdown passes on only nine completions in Ohio’s 49-25 victory over Bowling Green. Ohio is on a two-game winning streak. Bobcats running back Phil...

Women’s soccer splits in Ohio

By Andrew Singer | October 10, 2010

Judging from which one of this weekend's games you looked at; the NIU women's soccer team may have been outstanding on defense or plain dreadful. On Friday, the Huskies kicked off their weekend on a winning note, thanks to a fortunate bounce against Akron....

A look around the Mac East

By Jimmy Johnson | September 8, 2010

Ohio Bocats The Bobcats (1-0) dominated the Wofford Terriers (0-1) on the ground by compiling 230 yards and three touchdowns in what would end up being a lopsided victory as Ohio would win easily, 33-10. Bobcats' running back Vince Davidson led the way...