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Huskie go 1-3 in Nevada series

By Brian Earle | February 24, 2013

Baseball played a four-game series against Nevada over the weekend. The Huskies (1-7) went 1-3 over the weekend, dropping their first two games of the series, losing 7-3 on Friday and 13-0 in game one of a doubleheader on Saturday. NIU was able to bounce...

NIU athlete juggles football and baseball career

By Brian Earle | February 18, 2013

Coming into NIU, redshirt junior Jamison Wells’ plan was to play baseball on a scholarship. But halfway through Wells’ freshman year, he realized one sport was not enough. “For me, I knew there was something I could do to help the football team...

Baseball loses four games over weekend

By Brian Earle | February 17, 2013

Baseball’s season got off to a rocky start at the Brooks Wallace Memorial Classic in Lubbock, Texas, this weekend as it lost its first four games. The Huskies (0-4) were shut out in their game against Texas Tech, 8-0, on Friday and lost to BYU, 5-3,...

Huskies keep loose with summer league baseball

By Matt Hopkinson | July 2, 2012

In the midst of oppressive heat, twelve NIU baseball players are braving the elements across the nation in summer league baseball. Huskies are represented from the local level in Illinois to other locations such as North Carolina, Texas and California....

Chicago White Soxs Paul Konerko doubles against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a spring training baseball game, Friday, March 16, 2012, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Faceoff: Cubs, Sox chatter

By Sean Anderson and Matt Hopkinson | March 26, 2012

Matt Hopkinson: Well, Sean, baseball season is around the corner. Opening day hope springs eternal for Cubs fan, and mistrust and skepticism from White Sox fans. While I watch both teams, to avoid a Capulet/Montagues situation, we’ll go with I’m a...

Jake Lueneburg runs in on a fly ball for the DeKalb County
Liners, a summer wood bat league for collegiate players. 

Kishwaukee’s Lueneburg drafted by Braves

By Tony Osborne | June 27, 2011

The MLB Draft came finished last week without an NIU player getting a call to the big leagues. Just up the road at Kishwaukee Community College, however, Jake Lueneburg got the nod from the Atlanta Braves in the 43rd round of the draft. "It felt great....

Former NIU baseball players now playing for local team

By Ed Rietveld | June 16, 2011

DeKALB | Two former NIU baseball players are continuing their baseball careers with a local team.Former Huskie pitchers Brian Smith and Chuck Lukanen found their way to play for the Joliet Slammers of the Independent Frontier League.Smith, who plays as...

NIU baseball’s Glancy garners Stopper of the Year nomination

By Andrew Singer | April 27, 2011

Thanks to a team-leading 2.05 ERA and eight saves as NIU's closer this season, Kyle Glancy was named to the mid-season Stopper of the Year watch list by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America (NCBWA) late last week. The junior is the first...

NIU baseball coaches camaraderie goes back 20 years

NIU baseball coaches’ camaraderie goes back 20 years

By Jimmy Johnson | April 27, 2011

Behind every head coach, there's always a continuously working staff that isn't too far behind. For NIU skipper Ed Mathey, his assistant coaches provide him input that's vital in his team's preparation. "It's a very open forum," Mathey said. "I always...

Huskie Briefs: White earns MAC honor

By Jimmy Johnson | April 18, 2011

After knocking in 10 runs, NIU baseball third baseman Troy White earned MAC West Player of the Week. This is the second time White has garnered the award this season. The Chicago, Ill. native was a huge component of the Huskies' success during their 4-1...

Game delayed due to schedule conflict, NIU baseball offense does just enough

By Andrew Singer | April 13, 2011

Starting pitcher Jake Hermsen and the NIU bats did just enough on Wednesday evening to squeak past Chicago State 4-2 at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy. NIU head coach Ed Mathey was looking to give a lot of his younger players some playing...

Its sports fandom, not fandumb

It’s sports fandom, not fandumb

By Kathryn Minnitit | April 11, 2011

The greatest season of the year has arrived: baseball season. The best thing to do on a day off is to go down to the city and enjoy a good ol' baseball game, which may or may not involve talking trash to the other team and their fans. I am a born and...