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Women’s hoops poised for big run next season

By Frank Gogola | March 16, 2014

Women’s basketball crossed a number of items off its to-do list this season, but it will look to take another, possibly even bigger, step toward bringing a MAC title to DeKalb next season.The Huskies (11-19, 7-13 MAC) upped their overall and conference...

Johnson leads with voice, passion

By Frank Gogola | February 17, 2014

Despite standing only 5-foot-6, senior guard Alicia Johnson is filled to the brim with an energetic passion for basketball that flows over to her teammates.Johnson, a three-year letter winner at Von Steuben High School in Chicago, is vocal and outgoing...

Women’s basketball looks to strong set of point guards for support

By Jacob Onak | November 7, 2012

Going into the start of the regular season it’s clear that NIU women’s basketball has strength and depth at the guard position. The Huskies have a number of players who can both run the point but can step out and shoot the ball. It helps that all...

Huskies heat up to heave Western home

By Mat Hopkinson | March 4, 2012

NIU women’s basketball won its first MAC tournament game since 2007, defeating Western Michigan Saturday, 68-51. The Huskies clinched the No. 7 seed with the victory and will move onto Cleveland to take on No. 6 seeded Akron at Cleveland’s Quicken...

CMU cruises past NIU

By Eli Gehn | February 22, 2012

Without forward Claire Jakubicek, NIU women’s basketball suffered its second consecutive 20-point loss.The Huskies (12-14, 6-8 MAC) fell to Central Michigan (14-14, 6-8 MAC) Wednesday 73-50.“Losing Claire has been a big loss for us,” said NIU assistant...