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Senior Eugene German (center) runs to the right corner after handing off the ball to a sophomore Trendon Hankerson (back right) Feb. 7 during NIUs 57-54 win over Kent State University at the Convocation Center.

NIU men’s basketball seeks seven straight versus Ball State

By Mike Knapp | February 10, 2020

DeKALB — The one thing that  has sparked the men’s basketball team’s six-game winning streak has been the ability to impose its will on the opponent on the defensive end.That’s a bit of an anomaly in the Mid-American Conference where up-tempo...

Sophomore Darius Beane (no.24) drives under the basket Feb. 7 during NIUs 57-54 win over Kent State University at the Convocation Center.

NIU men’s basketball sweeps Kent State, sets school record with six consecutive MAC wins

By Mike Knapp | February 8, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team proved it was more than ready for primetime Friday night.Playing in front of a national audience on CBS Sports Network and one of the more raucous crowds of the season, the Huskies ran their winning streak to six...

Junior Gabby Nikitinaite attempts a 3-point shot Feb. 1 during NIUs 64-63 win over the University at Buffalo Bulls at the Convocation Center.

Huskies head to Michigan to face the Chippewas

By Mattieu Koetters | February 5, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team will travel 6:00 p.m. Wednesday to McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, Michigan as it will face the Central Michigan University Chippewas.The Huskies will arrive in Michigan hoping to carry the momentum gained from...

Men’s soccer loses on an overtime-penalty goal, see its way out of the MAC tournament

By Quentin Wilson | November 12, 2019

DeKALB — The cold weather might not be enough to numb the pain of a heartbreaking loss, as NIU fell to Bowling Green State University in overtime Tuesday, eliminating the Huskies from the 2019 Mid-American Conference Tournament.With the 2-1 win, BGSU...

Huskies fight for the ball Oct. 25 during NIUs 3-2 home victory against Western Michigan University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Men’s soccer’s loss to BGSU position the teams for a rematch in MAC tournament

By Quentin Wilson | November 11, 2019

DeKALB — An early goal doomed the Huskies, as they fell to Bowling Green State University in their final regular season game 1-0.The Huskies were not able to capture the final MAC win which would have allowed them to host a MAC tournament game.Head...

Mens soccer currently down to Bowling Green State in last regular-season match

Men’s soccer currently down to Bowling Green State in last regular-season match

By Quentin Wilson | November 9, 2019

DeKALB —  At halftime, NIU trails Bowling Green State University 1-0 in its last regular-season game of the season.The only goal in the game was scored by junior midfielder Vinny Worner. The Falcon slotted his shot from the side the box after receiving...

Point/Counterpoint: Friend zone

Point/Counterpoint: Friend zone

By Godwin Thomas | April 16, 2018

  Point/Counterpoint: Friend zone Friend-zoning occurs when someone wants a romantic relationship, despite their friend wanting a platonic one, according to a 2014 study by Bowling Green State University.Its possible to escape the zoneGodwin ThomasThose...

Huskies fend off Falcons

By Krystal Ward | January 15, 2017

Men’s basketball is off to a hot start in Mid-American Conference play, winning for the third time in four games Saturday.NIU (11-6, 3-1 MAC) defeated the Bowling Green State University Falcons (3-10, 1-7 MAC), 69-52, at the Stroh Center in Bowling...

No. 4 seed Bowling Green State University and No. 3 seed Ohio University advanced to the semifinal round of the MAC volleyball Tournament Saturday.

Underdogs get knocked out of MAC Tournament

By Northern Star staff | November 19, 2016

After a first round upset by the Broncos, No. 8 seed Western Michigan University could not hold on against No. 4 seed Bowling Green State University Falcons in the second round of the MAC volleyball Tournament Friday at Victor E. Court in DeKalb.Bowling...

Football hosts Senior Night

By Scott Nicol | October 31, 2016

DeKALB | Tuesday marks senior night for the Huskies football team as they are set to take on Bowling Green State University.“It’s the best, worst night as a coach,” Head Coach Rod Carey said at Thursday’s press conference. “It’s awesome because...

Center midfielder Emilie Haugen takes a free kick during an Oct. 9 game against Ball State University.

Women’s soccer aims for win

By Krystal Ward | October 27, 2016

DeKALB | Women’s soccer (4-9-4, 3-5-2 Mid-American Conference) takes on the Western Michigan University Broncos (11-6-1, 5-4-1 MAC) 2 p.m. today in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is the team’s last regular season match before the MAC quarterfinals Sunday.The...

Redshirt senior middle blocker Lauren Zielinski (middle) celebrates a point during a game against Bowling Green State University Saturday.

Volleyball seeks consistency

By Danielle Brown | September 29, 2016

DeKALB | The women’s volleyball team (10-4, 2-0 MAC) will head to Michigan as it faces Central Michigan University (7-7, 0-2 MAC) and Eastern Michigan Unviersity (6-9, 1-1 MAC) Friday and Saturday, respectively.The team is coming off of a MAC home opener...