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The University of Southern California lines up against the University of Louisville during the American football 2023 Holiday Bowl (left), and Atalanta soccer player Isak Hien charges for the ball alongside Verona player Federico Bonazzoli during the Italy Serie A soccer match on Monday. Which “football” deserves the title more: American football or soccer? (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and Spada/LaPresse via AP)

Poll: Which ‘football’ deserves the title most?

By Santiago Montañez Bertoletti, Opinion Columnist | April 16, 2024

Throughout history, there has been much discussion about the differences between soccer and American football.  Fans of each sport struggle with which of these two sports deserves to carry the title of football, as only the true sport can bear the...

Senior guard Myia Starks awaits at the top of the key Nov. 5 during NIUs home loss to Harvard at the Convocation Center.

Huskies struggle in third quarter after halftime lead, fall to Purdue on the road

By Quentin Wilson | November 25, 2019

DeKALB — Women’s basketball fell short of an upset Sunday against Purdue University, losing 68-63. The Boilermakers scored 21 points in the third quarter to gain control of the game after a halftime lead by the Huskies.NIU was led by redshirt senior...

Tre Harbison, redshirt junior running back, wins the edge on a run Tuesday during NIUs home loss against Eastern Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Harbison crosses 1,000-yard mark on the season, 84-yards behind Hammock in all-time rushing list

By Mike Knapp | November 21, 2019

DeKALB — It’s been a mix of good days and bad days for the football team this season.An inconsistent 2019 saw another check mark go into the ‘bad days’ column Tuesday when the Huskies fell to Eastern Michigan University by a score of 45-17.The...

Ten albums to look forward to in 2019

By Peter Zemeske | January 13, 2019

As impressive as 2018 was for music, listeners have plenty to look forward to in this new year. It may be hard to follow up a year with releases from Blood Orange, Arctic Monkeys and Travis Scott, but a lot is in store for the next 12 months. Here are...