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Defense leads to another NIU win

By Christopher Loggins | February 18, 2016

A strong defensive showing helped men’s basketball defeat Bowling Green State University 71-60 on Tuesday to give it 18 wins, its most in a season since 1995 when it won 20.The Huskies had three players score in double figures for the game, led by junior...

Basketball continues quest for 20 wins

By Krystal Ward | February 18, 2016

Men’s basketball (18-8, 7-6 MAC) will play its third to last road game Friday when it takes on Ball State University (17-9, 8-5 MAC) in the first of two meetings between the teams this season.The Huskies and Cardinals last met on March 6, when NIU grinded...

Junior guard Aaric Armstead drives around the key in Saturdays game against the University of Akron. The Huskies beat the Zips 80-79.

Armstead leading the Huskies through tough stretches

By Krystal Ward | February 18, 2016

Junior guard Aaric Armstead has been one of the most reliable and consistent players for men’s basketball in his third season, elevating his play year after year.He came up big in the team’s win over the University of Akron on Saturday when the team...

Season looks dim for women’s basketball

By Christopher Loggins | February 15, 2016

Women’s basketball fell to 10-13 for the season and 3-9 in the MAC after losing a close matchup with Central Michigan University Saturday at the Convocation Center.NIU controlled the game in the first half, leading the Chippewas 38-25 at halftime. CMU...

Freshman forward Jaylen Key goes against Chicago State Universitys defense on Dec. 2. Men’s basketball (16-8, 5-6 MAC) will return home Saturday to face the University of Akron (19-4, 8-2 MAC) after playing four of its last five games on the road.

Rematch ahead for men’s basketball

By Krystal Ward | February 11, 2016

Freshman forward Jaylen Key goes against Chicago State University's defense on Dec. 2. Men’s basketball (16-8, 5-6 MAC) will return home Saturday to face the University of Akron (19-4, 8-2 MAC) after playing four of its last five games on the road.

Freshman quarterback Tommy Fiedler drops back for a pass in Tuesday’s game against Ohio. Fiedler threw for 113 yards and a touchdown in his debut, nearly leading the Huskies to a comeback victory in their regular season finale.

Huskies prep for third straight MAC game against BGU

By Christopher Loggins | November 30, 2015

Football will compete in its sixth straight MAC Championship game Friday — its third consecutive time playing Bowling Green in the game.The Huskies picked up a big win last season in the championship when they defeated the Falcons 51-17. Bowling Green...

Junior outside hitter Tara Austin (middle) celebrates with teammates in a Nov. 12 game against Western Michigan. NIU defeated the Broncos 3-0.

Volleyball falls in MAC Championship

By Christopher Loggins | November 23, 2015

Women’s volleyball (19-11, 14-2 MAC) saw its season come to an end yesterday as it lost in the MAC Championship to Ohio after beating Miami (Ohio) in the previous round.Miami (Ohio)The Huskies defeated the Redhawks in four sets in Saturday’s game,...

Loggins: Volleyball will likely take MAC Tournament

By Christopher Loggins | November 19, 2015

Women’s volleyball has put a storybook season together, and I don’t expect them to slow down as the MAC Tournament approaches this weekend.The Huskies started 4-6 at the beginning of the season, and it didn’t look like a team that would end the...

Football set to fight with WMU

By Christopher Loggins | November 16, 2015

Football (7-3, 5-1 MAC) will play its third consecutive weekday game as it goes head-to-head with conference rival Western Michigan on Wednesday.The Huskies are on a five-game winning streak and average 45.2 points per-game, outscoring opponents by 19...

The Huskies celebrate after a win Saturday against Ball State. They’ve now won five games in a row and 12 of their last 14, giving them first place in the MAC West.

Volleyball bumps win streak up to 5 games

By Danielle Brown | November 9, 2015

Volleyball (16-10, 12-2 MAC) took on Toledo and Ball State over the weekend and defeated both teams 3-0, pushing its win streak to five games.ToledoThe Huskies led the first set 15-8 early on. NIU’s defense had really progressed. Toledo struggled to...

Volleyball heating up as end of season approahces

By Danielle Brown | November 5, 2015

Volleyball (14-10, 10-2 MAC) will face off against Toledo and Ball State in its second-to-last weekend of the regular season. The team is first in the MAC West and will play for a spot in the MAC Tournament.Head coach Ray Gooden said NIU expects both...

Freshman forward Kate Sanfilippo hops over a defender in an Oct. 9 game against Akron. The Zips went on to win the game 2-1, giving the Huskies a four-game losing streak.

Women’s soccer must make adjustments

By Raven Boyd | November 5, 2015

It’s probably time for women’s soccer (3-12-3, 2-6-3 MAC) to change its focus from just defense and add some offense.NIU finished the 2015 season with an unexpected turnaround, finishing its last four games with three ties and one win, but struggled...