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NIU sophomore guard Jayden Marable maneuvers past EMU freshman guard Kyndal Lewis during Wednesdays conference matchup at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. Marable finished the game with 12 points, the fourth-best scorer for the Huskies in the 72-65 victory over the Eagles. (Alexander Pyevich/Northern Star)

NIU dismantled by Bowling Green at home

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | January 29, 2023

The NIU women’s basketball team extends its losing streak to four as they lose at home to the No. 1 team in the MAC, the Bowling Green Falcons, 66-50. Problems without Davis Without the Huskies’ senior forward A’Jah Davis in the lineup, who...

Junior midfielder Eddie Knight (right) nagivates the ball against a BGSU defender during Tuesdays match at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

NIU falls to Bowling Green in home stand

October 26, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU men’s soccer team faced off against Bowling Green State University Tuesday evening in a lopsided contest that saw the Falcons come out on top with a score of 3-1. Head coach Ryan Swan spoke how he was disappointed with the team’s...

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...

Carey not worried about polls after NIU not picked to win division title

Carey not worried about polls after NIU not picked to win division title

By Scott Nicol | August 1, 2016

After tying an NCAA record last year with its six straight division title, NIU football was picked to finish third in the MAC West in the preseason poll for the upcoming season.The Huskies were picked to finish third in the division last year before going...

Baseball on best streak since 2001

By Scott Nicol | May 2, 2016

Baseball pushed its winning streak to six games, its longest since 2001, sweeping conference opponent Bowling Green State University in a three-game series over the weekend.This was NIU’s first conference sweep since April 2013 and first back-to-back...

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...

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

Basketball breaks streak with late win

By Krystal Ward | February 15, 2016

Men’s basketball (17-8, 6-6 MAC) drew its biggest crowd of the season Saturday, snapping its five-game losing streak in a thrilling 80-79 victory against the University of Akron (20-5, 9-3 MAC) at the Convocation Center.Junior guard Aaric Armstead was...

Men’s basketball to continue chasing 20-win year

By Krystal Ward | February 15, 2016

Men’s basketball (16-8, 5-6 MAC) will face off against Bowling Green State University (13-11, 4-7 MAC) at the Convocation Center on Tuesday.The teams last met on Feb. 7, 2015, when the Falcons were able to fend off a late rally by the Huskies to pull...

Women’s basketball drops fifth straight

By Joren Apiquian | January 21, 2016

Women’s basketball (8-9, 1-5 MAC) continued its losing streak, dropping its fifth straight after losing to Bowling Green (6-9, 2-4 MAC) 58-43 Wednesday night.Low shooting percentages and turnovers cost NIU yet another chance at winning. The Huskies...

Courtney Woods, freshman guard/forward, dribbles down the baseline in a Nov. 17 game against Wisconsin Lutheran. The Huskies won 69-42.

Women’s basketball set for BGSU matchup

By Joren Apiquian | January 19, 2016

Women’s basketball (8-8, 1-4 MAC) will take on Bowling Green (5-8) at 7 p.m. Wednesday after a close loss to Toledo over the weekend.NIU took a 65-59 loss to the Falcons last season under the tutelage of former head coach Kathi Bennett and haven’t...