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Junior Gabby Nikitinaite attempts a 3-point shot Feb. 1 during NIUs 64-63 win over the University at Buffalo Bulls at the Convocation Center.

Huskies head to Michigan to face the Chippewas

By Mattieu Koetters | February 5, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team will travel 6:00 p.m. Wednesday to McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, Michigan as it will face the Central Michigan University Chippewas.The Huskies will arrive in Michigan hoping to carry the momentum gained from...

Womens Basketball picks up historic win

Women’s Basketball picks up historic win

By Maddie Barret | December 26, 2018

The women's basketball team picked up a 114-52 win against the Chicago State Cougars Friday in the Convocation Center. It was the Huskies’ third consecutive victory, keeping their record on the home court perfect.“We knew we had to get out to a good...

LEaD Huskie class of 2017-18 announced

By Northern Star Staff | February 22, 2018

DeKALB — Eight sophomore students have been selected for the LEaD Huskies 2017-18 class.“This is an impressive group of student-athletes,” said Matthew Streb, Chief of Staff Director, according to NIU Media Services. “They have a combined GPA...

Huskies zip past Akron in Ohio

By Ryan Ostry | February 8, 2018

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team (12-11, 4-8 Mid-American Conference) extended its career record Wednesday in Akron to 8-7 after an offensively dominated night, featuring a game the Akron Zips never led in.“The way we came out of the locker...

Q-and-A with Ally May

By Ryan Ostry | January 29, 2018

DeKALB — Redshirt sophomore forward Ally May has been a starter for the 2017-18 Huskie women’s basketball team despite a constant struggles with injuries in her career.May is averaging nearly seven points and seven rebounds per game. The Hartland,...

Junior guard Courtney Woods (left), senior forward Kelly Smith (center) and junior guard Mikayla Voigt (right) celebrate a play in the Huskies’ 98-28 home win Nov. 4 against Benedictine.

What we learned from the Huskies over break

By Ryan Ostry | January 16, 2018

The women’s basketball team (10-6, 2-3 Mid-American Conference) has had a successful 2017-18 season thus far, and it will be looking forward to their remaining opponents being all MAC teams, as conference play is in full swing.Here are three takeaways...

Redshirt sophomore forward Ally May and junior guard Mikayla Voigt play defense in the Huskies’ 96-94 home win Nov. 18 against Western Illinois. NIU is 4-2 on the season.

Huskies finish 1-1 at Thanksgiving Classic

By Eddie Garcia | November 27, 2017

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team came out of the University of Texas-San Antonio Thanksgiving Classic with a 1-1 record.The Huskies defeated the host of the tournament, the UTSA Road Runners 69-55 in their first game Friday but then fell short...

Huskies cruise past Eastern Illinois

By Eddie Garcia | November 13, 2017

DeKALB — It was a memorable start for the women’s basketball team, as the Huskies began their season with a 93-64 win Friday over Eastern Illinois University.The Huskies shot 53.8 percent from the field, as they continued their fast-paced offense...

Guard adapts to US

By Krystal Ward | November 21, 2016

DeKALB | In August 2015, Courtney Woods, women’s basketball sophomore guard and forward, went from living 30 minutes from the beach in the suburbs of Brisbane, Australia, to the corn fields of DeKalb.Culturally, Woods said she’s learned people are...