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Two Big Ten schools reviewed NIU Athletic Director for hire

By Northern Star staff | May 11, 2016

Athletic Director Sean Frazier was passed up by the University of Minnesota as a candidate for its athletic director position.The director of athletics oversees the entire athletics program in aspects like budget coordination, public relations, fundraising...

Football ready to take next step after close fight

By Christopher Loggins | September 21, 2015

Heading into Saturday’s game against No. 1 Ohio State, many questioned whether football could compete with the national champions, but the Huskies proved to be ready for any challenge thrown their way.PredictionsLeading up to game day, I battled all...

NIU men’s golf: Huskies face Big Ten, MAC opponents at Boilermaker Invitational

By Steve Shonder | April 17, 2015

Men's golf will try to get momentum in its last tournament before the MAC Championships.The Huskies will get their shot in the Boilermaker Invitational on Saturday and Sunday on the Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in West Lafayette,...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Anthony Maddie rushes the ball against Presbyterian Thursday at Huskie Stadium. Maddie, redshirt junior Matt McIntosh and redshirt sophomore Drew Hare all took snaps in the 55-3 victory.

Rapid Reaction: NIU 23, Northwestern 15

By Frank Gogola | September 6, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (2-0) defeated the Northwestern Wildcats (0-2), 23-15, Saturday at Ryan Field in Evanston.How it happened: Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare led four second-half scoring drives, propelling the NIU offense, which was held...

Sophomore tailback Joel Bouagnon (28) blocks a Presbyterian defender Thursday at Huskie Stadium. Bouagnon made his first career start at running back in the Huskies’ 55-3 victory over the Blue Hose, taking 16 handoffs for 97 yards and four touchdowns, including his first career rushing touchdown.

Football wary of Wildcats ahead of matchup

By Ryan Barnard | September 4, 2014

Football will meet the Northwestern Wildcats on the field for the first time since 2005 when the teams play Saturday in Evanston.The 2:30 p.m. match at Ryan Field will mark the eighth meeting between the teams, with all the games taking place in Evanston...

Northwestern another solid pick for NIU schedule

By Frank Gogola | September 25, 2013

The football program took another step in the right direction with the scheduling of the Northwestern Wildcats next season.The addition of Northwestern to the Huskies’ non-conference schedule for the 2014 season, along with the previously scheduled...

NIU baseball looks to tame Cats

NIU baseball looks to tame ‘Cats

By Matt Hopkinson | April 30, 2012

NIU baseball will play host to Northwestern at a neutral, but familiar setting. The game will take place at Elfstrom field, the home of the Kane County Cougars. NIU (13-30, 7-11 MAC) will square off against Northwestern (14-26) for the only time this...

NIU to battle Iowa, Purdue in 2011

By Ed Rietveld | June 10, 2011

DeKALB | Northern Illinois University has a new man in charge of taking the Huskies to the top of the MAC West: Mark Montgomery. Montgomery comes to NIU after spending the last ten years as an assistant to Tom Izzo at Michigan State. Montgomery hopes...

Full-ride student-athlete scholarships may not be as full as they seem

By Jerry Burnes | June 10, 2011

  DeKALB | Student-athlete scholarships are like a complicated game of fact or fiction. The fact is NCAA student-athletes receive full-ride scholarships. The fiction of scholarships is that full-ride doesn't cover everything one might think. NCAA members...