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Huskies still in the hunt

By Matt Hopkinson | January 30, 2012

MAC play couldn't have started any worse than it did for NIU women's basketball.Perhaps that actually turns into an advantage for them moving forward.With an overwhelming amount of youth on the roster, the Huskies got a taste of what it takes to compete...

NIU volleyball defeats Bowling Green, prepares for MAC tournament

By Mike Romor | November 13, 2011

With the MAC regular season title already under its belt, NIU volleyball ended its regular season with a bang. The Huskies' (25-5, 14-2 MAC) winning streak is now at 13 after Saturday's five-set, come-from-behind victory against Bowling Green (19-11,...

NIU defeats Bowling Green 45-14

By Brian Belford | November 9, 2011

At Doyt Perry Stadium on Tuesday night, NIU bowled a perfect game over Bowling Green. In a game where they may as well have counted their touchdowns like turkey strikes, the Huskies (7-3) scored a decisive 45-14 victory over the Falcons (4-6). In the...

Men’s soccer clinches spot in MAC tournament

By Brian Thomas | October 30, 2011

After dropping its first two MAC games, NIU men's soccer rallied to win its last three conference matches. The Huskies latest win came against Bowling Green Saturday night, 3-0. With the win against the Falcons, (7-6-3, 1-3-1 MAC) the Huskies (11-4-0,...

Head held high: womens tennis attends MAC invitational

‘Head held high’: women’s tennis attends MAC invitational

By Abbe Barton | October 2, 2011

The NIU women's tennis team finished Western Michigan's Fall MAC invitational with its head held high. Although Friday wasn't as successful as they had hoped it would be, the Huskies still had another day to make up for their mistakes. The tournament...

A breakdown of the MAC East quarterbacks

By Eli Gehn | July 19, 2011

Akron Akron lacked the "zip" it needed from quarterback Patrick Nicely last year on its way to a 1-11 season. Nicely had 10 touchdowns through the air compared to 13 interceptions. This season, Nicely is expected to have better production with several...

Baseball takes one of three games over the weekend

By Andrew Singer | March 27, 2011

DeKALB | A stellar outing from NIU starting pitcher Jeremy Gonzales keyed a 3-0 win on Sunday, salvaging the last of a three-game series against the Bowling Green baseball team. For the first two games of the home-opening series, it was hard to tell what...

Men’s season ends on the road, loses to Bowling Green

By Andrew Singer | March 8, 2011

2010-11 came to a merciful end for the NIU men's basketball team on Tuesday evening in the first round of the MAC Tournament. NIU lost 74-54 at Bowling Green, sending the Falcons to Cleveland for the MAC Tournament Quarterfinals. The Huskies (9-21 overall,...

Gymnastics still seek elusive first victory

By Aaron Gray | January 20, 2011

DeKALB | NIU gymnastics is still looking to earn its first win of the season. The Huskies take on Bowling Green in a conference showdown at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Convocation Center. The Huskies (0-3 overall, 0-1 MAC) are coming off a tough loss to Eastern...

NIU hockey drops pair to Bowling Green

By Korey Peterson | November 22, 2010

The NIU hockey team hadn't lost back-to-back games since dropping two games to St. Louis University over a month ago until this past weekend. The Bowling Green State University Falcons were too much for NIU as they beat the Huskies twice this past weekend,...

Trends show NIU season ticket sales down

By Katie Leb | November 17, 2010

For almost 20 years, Charlene Riefler and Jim Leslie have sat in the same seats, at the same sports, cheering for the same school-Northern Illinois University. As season ticket holders for women's basketball, the friends have attended hundreds of games;...