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(From left) Mikayla Voigt, women’s basketball sophomore guard, senior gymnast Megan Greenfield, Austin Pauga, sophomore men’s basketball guard and Hope Schmelzle, senior track and field runner were all named to the winter sports Distinguished Scholar-Athlete team. NIU gave 14 student-athletes the award. 

Huskies given winter scholar award

By Tom Burton | April 27, 2017

DeKALB — The Huskies named 14 student-athletes to the Distinguished Scholar-Athlete team from the winter sports season, surpassing the six athletes who were named to the program a year ago.The Distinguished Scholar-Athlete Award is given to student-athletes...

Men’s hoops lose in regular season finale; play at Eastern Michigan to begin tourney

By Krystal Ward | March 5, 2017

DeKALB — Men’s basketball fell in its regular season finale, 87-82, to the Ball State University Cardinals, and as a result ended with the No. 9 seed to enter the Mid-American Conference tournament.The Huskies finished the season with a 15-16 overall...

Turnovers a factor in men’s hoops loss

By Krystal Ward | February 12, 2017

KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN — The men’s basketball team lost Saturday against the Western Michigan University Broncos, 76-67, despite freshman guard Eugene German’s career-high 20 points.German shot 7-for-12 from the field, but the Huskies were unable to...

Freshman guard Eugene German (middle) drives the ball to the paint Saturday against University at Illinois at Chicago as part of the NIU Thanksgiving Classic. The Huskies won this game 92-81.

NIU slips by single digits

By Krystal Ward | November 28, 2016

DeKALB | Men’s basketball lost the first two games of the NIU Thanksgiving Classic by a combined nine points with Friday’s game against Elon University going into double overtime before NIU was defeated 85-80.Senior guard Aaric Armstead and freshman...

Freshman forward Jaylen Key dribbles toward the basket.

Freshman class making immediate impact

By Krystal Ward | January 25, 2016

Men’s basketball has gotten great contributions from its freshman class this season, helping the team earn a spot at the top of its conference.Freshmen Marshawn Wilson, Levi Bradley, Laytwan Porter, Jaylen Key and Austin Pauga have combined to score...

Early ejections fuel loss for men’s basketball

By Krystal Ward | January 19, 2016

Men’s basketball (14-3, 3-1 MAC) fell to Western Michigan (7-10, 1-3 MAC) 83-66 on Saturday, breaking the team’s seven-game winning streak.Four Huskies were ejected early in the game during a timeout. Senior guard Travon Baker drew a flagrant 2 foul...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies add Marshawn Wilson to 2015-16 class

By Northern Star staff | April 16, 2015

Men’s basketball announced the signing of Marshawn Wilson to a National Letter of Intent, the program announced Wednesday.Wilson, a 6-foot-2 combo guard, is rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN and is ranked at three stars by Rivals.Wilson averaged...