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Huskies close weekend with back-to-back MAC wins

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | September 24, 2022

DeKALB – NIU volleyball (9-3, 2-0 MAC) closed out its first Mid-American Conference of the season with back-to-back wins, routing the University of Akron Zips (3-10, 0-2 MAC) Saturday in three straight sets. Saturday’s win came just hours after...

Bring out the brooms: Volleyball bests Akron to open MAC play

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | September 24, 2022

DeKALB – NIU volleyball (8-3, 1-0 MAC) became the first team at NIU to win a Mid-American Conference game this season after sweeping the University of Akron Zips (3-9, 0-1 MAC) 3-0 on Friday night at Victor E. Court. Friday’s result extended the...

Huskies travel for two MAC matches against East division opponents

By Justin Kelley | October 18, 2019

DeKALB — The Huskies will be tested on their two-game road trip, facing Mid-American Conference East division leader, the Akron University Zips Friday before heading east to Buffalo, New York, where the Huskies will face the University of Buffalo Bulls...

Freshman midfielder Christian Molina races to the end line to attempt a kick during Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Drake University. The Huskies’ season will start with a game at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville at 7 p.m. Friday in Edwardsville.

Soccer on path to erase past woes

By Patrick Smith | August 22, 2016

Men’s soccer geared up for action last week with two preseason games before their season opener on Friday against Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.The Huskies will look to be in full preparation mode as they would like to build on the season...

Freshman pitcher Alex Frenz in a complete game in a loss to Kent State on April 3. Frenz struck out nine and gave up two runs on Friday against Akron.

Softball splits doubleheader with Akron

By Keelen Holcomb | April 11, 2016

Softball (26-11, 6-3 MAC) finished up the weekend with a doubleheader against the University of Akron on Friday, splitting the series 1-1 before the final game of the series was cancelled due to inclement weather.Game 1Freshman pitcher Alex Frenz stepped...

Women’s tennis struggles to win games late in season

By Danielle Brown | April 4, 2016

Women’s tennis (6-9, 1-2 MAC) played at the Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford for the last time this season Friday, losing to the University of Akron (13-6, 3-0 MAC) with a 7-0 score line.Junior Adey Osabuohien came close to winning her No. 1 singles...

Huskies and Ohio to duel for second time

By Krystal Ward | February 4, 2016

Men’s basketball (16-6, 5-4 MAC) opened MAC-play this season with a victory over Ohio University Bobcats (13-7, 4-4 MAC) on Jan. 6 and will look to sweep the season series with a win over the Bobcats on Saturday.Senior guard Travon Baker scored a career-high...

Second half collapse throttles basketball

By Christopher Loggins | January 28, 2016

A historic season came to a short pause Tuesday night for men’s basketball (16-4, 5-2 MAC) as the team took a 76-66 loss to Akron for its second conference loss of the season.The Huskies were led by freshman guard Marshawn Wilson, who poured in a team-high...

Travon Baker, a Senior Guard, dribbles against pressure. Baker led the Huskies with 21 points and 9 rebounds in their 58-49 win over Toledo on Friday night.

Men’s basketball set for MAC matchup against Akron

By Krystal Ward | January 25, 2016

Men’s basketball will look to improve to 16-3 on the year as it takes on conference rival Akron.The Zips ended the Huskies’ four-game winning streak, as well as their season, the last time the two teams met. NIU’s slow start combined with Akron’s...

Huskies keep historic streak going

By Krystal Ward | January 25, 2016

Defense continues to be a staple for men’s basketball, (16-3, 5-1 MAC) which defeated Toledo (12-7, 3-3 MAC) 58-49 in front of a packed house at the Convocation Center.The Huskies scored just four points in more than four minutes before a timeout ignited...

Courtney Woods, freshman guard/forward, dribbles down the baseline in a Nov. 17 game against Wisconsin Lutheran. The Huskies won 69-42.

Women’s basketball set for BGSU matchup

By Joren Apiquian | January 19, 2016

Women’s basketball (8-8, 1-4 MAC) will take on Bowling Green (5-8) at 7 p.m. Wednesday after a close loss to Toledo over the weekend.NIU took a 65-59 loss to the Falcons last season under the tutelage of former head coach Kathi Bennett and haven’t...

Men’s soccer battling with season nearly over

By Krystal Ward | October 29, 2015

Men’s soccer (7-5-1, 1-1-1 MAC) is preparing for its match against MAC rival Western Michigan (8-3-4, 1-1-1 MAC).Both teams are in a three-way tie with Buffalo for second place in the MAC West. The Broncos have won the last three contests against the...