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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...

Huskies lose MAC title, but head for Poinsettia Bowl game

By Patrick Smith | December 7, 2015

Football (8-5, 6-3 MAC) will face Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl later this month after losing to Bowling Green (10-3, 8-1 MAC) in the MAC Championship game 34-14 Friday.The Huskies’ offense struggled in the first quarter, ending with two punts...

Huskies lose MAC Championship 34-14

By Chris Loggins | December 4, 2015

Football (8-5, 6-3 MAC) fell in a dominating loss to Bowling Green on Friday, dropping the MAC Championship for the second time in three years.Bowling Green took over early in the contest, picking up a first quarter touchdown relatively quickly. The Huskies...

Huskies fail to come back as Falcons win the MAC, 34-14

By Northern Star staff | December 4, 2015

The Bowling Green Falcons defeated the Huskies 34-14 in the MAC Championship game on Friday. [View the story "Huskies fail to come back as Falcons win the MAC, 34-14" on Storify] [<a href="//"...

Junior wide receiver Aregeros Turner searches for a hole in last Tuesdays game against Ohio. The Huskies went on to lose the game 26-21.

Huskies set record as 8 players named to All-MAC First Team

By Christopher Loggins | December 3, 2015

Football had a school-record eight members of its team make it to the 2015 All Mid-American Conference First Team on Wednesday.The players named on the team included senior linebacker Boomer Mays, senior defensive end Perez Ford, sophomore kicker Christian...

Bowling Green Breakdown

By Thomas Hiley III | December 3, 2015

Sports writer Thomas Hiley analyzes important players for Bowling Green as they take on the Huskies in the MAC Championship at 7 p.m. Friday in Detroit. The teams have played in two consecutive MAC Championship games against one other, splitting the two...

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...

Football finishes with unusual record

By Thomas Hiley | November 30, 2015

The Huskies (8-4, 6-2 MAC) earned a spot in their sixth consecutive MAC Championship this season despite fewer wins compared to years past.Football finished the regular season with its worst start to a year since 2009-10 when it went 7-5 before losing...

Football drops regular season finale

By Thomas Hiley | November 25, 2015

Football (8-4, MAC 6-2) lost its final home game of the season to Ohio (8-4, MAC 5-3 MAC) on senior night by a score of 26-21.The Huskies struggled early and often on both sides of the ball to start the game. They totaled only 71 yards in the first half...

Football plays for MAC game

By Patrick Smith | November 23, 2015

Football (8-3, 6-1 MAC) will look to defeat the Ohio Bobcats (7-4, 4-3 MAC) Tuesday for a chance to win the MAC West for the sixth straight season.The Huskies defeated Ohio 21-14 on the road last season behind a game-winning touchdown as junior quarterback...

Volleyball takes MAC title for regular season

By Danielle Brown | November 16, 2015

Volleyball (18-10, 14-2 MAC) defeated Western Michigan and Bowling Green to end the season, sweeping both teams en route to winning the MAC regular season championship.Western MichiganThe Huskies started the game with a 5-0 run, a lead they held for the...