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Volleyball streaking into MAC tourney

By Danielle Brown | November 12, 2015

Volleyball (16-10, 12-2 MAC) will take on Western Michigan and Bowling Green this weekend in its last two games of the regular season.The Huskies have upped their winning streak to five games, winning 14 of its last 16 as the MAC Tournament approaches....

Sophomore midfielder Lauren Gierman awaits the ball in a Sept. 25 game against Toledo. Gierman scored both goals in the game for the Huskies, giving her a second two-goal game in her career.

Spot in MAC tourney on the line for soccer

By Raven Boyd | October 26, 2015

Women’s soccer (3-12-2, 2-6-2 MAC) split its games this weekend, defeating Bowling Green but tying with Eastern Michigan.Bowling GreenBowling Green outshot NIU 10-4 in the first half, but the Huskies were able to tally two saves on defense, keeping...

Freshman forward Taylor Sarver battles for control of the ball in a Sept. 25 game against Toledo. The Huskies went on to win the game 2-0.

MAC fate ahead for women’s soccer

By Raven Boyd | October 22, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-12-1, 1-6-1 MAC) prepares for a two-game weekend that could secure its position in the MAC tournament. The team has won just one game in its last games.Bowling GreenThe Huskies, who have won one in the last eight contests, must lock...

Senior forward Nicole Gobbo faces off against Ball States Abbey Fiser for possession of the ball on Friday night. The Huskies were unable to defeat the Ball State Cardinals, ending with a final score of 4-0.

Women’s soccer ends loss streak with tie

By Raven Boyd | October 19, 2015

Women’s soccer fell to 2-12-1 over the weekend after a loss to Ball State and a tie with Miami (Ohio) this weekend at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex.Ball StateThe Cardinals (11-3-2, 7-1 MAC) came out fast paced against the Huskies as senior...

Lewis returns to field after career-threatening injuries

By Raven Boyd | October 19, 2015

Redshirt junior midfielder Mackenzie Lewis returned to the soccer field this season after recovering from two major surgeries that could’ve ended her playing career.Lewis missed the entire 2013 season due to an ACL injury on both of her knees and spent...

Women’s soccer prepping for weekend of MAC play

By Raven Boyd | October 8, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-9-0, 1-3 MAC) will go toe-to-toe against Akron University on Friday at home and will finish the weekend on Sunday with a game against Buffalo.The Zips (4-7-1, 1-3 MAC) are looking to recover from their first shutout of the season....

Men’s soccer opens conference play with win over Bowling Green

By Christopher Loggins | October 5, 2015

Men’s soccer (6-2-0, 1-0-0 MAC) won its second game in a row last weekend, defeating Bowling Green 1-0 in overtime.Both teams traded shots back-and-forth in the first period, but weren’t able to score a goal. NIU totaled seven fouls in the period...

NIU softball: Huskies sweeps Saturday doubleheader against Akron Zips

By Chris Loggins | March 30, 2015

Softball swept a Saturday doubleheader against the Akron Zips after a scheduled Friday doubleheader against the Ohio Bobcats was canceled due to poor weather conditions.The Huskies (15-13, 2-0 MAC) beat the Zips (12-13, 0-2 MAC), 9-1, in six innings in...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies fall to Bowling Green Falcons

By Steve Shonder | January 28, 2015

What happenedMen's basketball (8-10, 2-5 MAC) dropped its second game in a row, losing to the Bowling Green Falcons (13-5, 5-2 MAC), 56-46, Tuesday in Bowling Green, Ohio.How it happenedAfter a tightly contested first half, the second half turned into...

NIU football plays the Marshall Thundering Herd in the Boca Raton Bowl.

NIU football: Huskies lead conference with 14 students on Academic All-MAC team

By Northern Star staff | January 27, 2015

NIU football placed a school-record and conference-leading 14 student-athletes on the 2014 Academic All-MAC team, which was released by the league office Tuesday.NIU and the Central Michigan Chippewas led the MAC with 14 selections apiece. The Bowling...

NIU fans view MAC game from local spots

By Kelly Bauer | January 8, 2015

Fatty’s Pub and Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, hosted a watch party for the Mid-American Conference championship, where students reacted to NIU beating Bowling Green, 51-17.

“It was pretty awesome to see the game. We did a lot of great passes this time around,” said senior English major Lena Al-Loussi, who attended the pub’s watch party. “It was also really different to watch it on TV as opposed to being in the stands, since last year I was in the marching band so I got to actually go to it. It’s a completely different atmosphere watching it with a couple of friends.”

This was Fatty’s fifth time hosting a watch party for the game. Guests were given a special NIU football schedule beer mug for coming to the party.

NIU Huskies conquer Bowling Green Falcons in MAC Championship, 51-17

By Frank Gogola | December 8, 2014

Football put its best foot forward on the big stage Friday in the MAC Championship game after months of close victories.The Huskies (11-2) blew out the Bowling Green Falcons (7-6), 51-17, in the MAC title contest at Ford Field in Detroit. This is the...