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Softball splits doubleheader in final day of Saint Louis tournament

By Zachary Bertram, Sports Reporter | March 13, 2023

DeKALB – NIU softball (9-10) wrapped up play in the Saint Louis tournament Sunday with an 8-7 win over Bradley University (7-14) and a 4-1 loss to Saint Louis University (6-14). NIU finished the tournament with a 3-1 record.  GAME ONE Led by a fifth...

Softball tops Bradley, Saint Louis to open Saint Louis tournament

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | March 11, 2023

DeKALB – NIU softball extended its win streak to three games, defeating the Bradley University Braves and the Saint Louis University Billikens on day one of the Saint Louis University tournament Saturday. GAME ONE  Clutch hitting helped the Huskies...

Women’s tennis drops to 2-2

By Danielle Brown | February 1, 2016

Women’s tennis (2-2) played Bradley University on Saturday, dropping the 4-3 bout in a hard-fought contest.Saturday’s loss marks the first time NIU has lost to Bradley in seven years. “It was a tough loss for the team [Saturday],” said head coach...

Women’s tennis beats Lewis for another win

By Danielle Brown | January 28, 2016

Women’s tennis (2-1) went to work against Lewis University on Friday, outplaying the Flyers by a 6-1 score.The Huskies managed to win against Lewis in singles matches, going 5-1. They got singles wins in the top two matches from both junior Adey Osabuohien...

Junior pitcher Alex Klonowski pitches on Sundays game against Miami University.

Baseball looks for redemption against Bradley rematch

By Brian Earle | April 29, 2013

In a rematch from earlier this season, baseball will hit the road to take on Bradley in a midweek game today in Peoria. The Huskies (18-23) will hope to fare better against the Braves (14-24) this time around as they handed the Huskies their worst loss...

Baseball falls to Bradley

By Brian Earle | April 16, 2013

In baseball’s first of two midweek games this week, it laid an egg against Bradley as it was shut out 19-0 in seven innings at Ralph McKinzie Field. The game was called due to a 10-run rule that was agreed upon by both head coaches before the game....

Baseball looks to continue momentum in Bradley matchup

By Brian Earle | April 15, 2013

The MAC West-leading NIU baseball team will look to continue its strong play in a midweek matchup against the Bradley Braves at 3:05 p.m. at Ralph McKinzie Field. The Huskies (14-19) are coming off a three-game sweep over Western Michigan and have posted...

 Roman Turtygin

Men’s, women’s tennis set for weekend

By Mike Romor | March 28, 2012

NIU men’s and women’s tennis will both go up against non-conference foes this weekend. For the men, the two home matches begin Saturday against St. Louis (5-10) and finish Sunday against Bradley (7-10). The Huskies (15-5, 1-0 MAC) easily handled St....

Northern Star File Photo - NIUs Sarah Mclaughlin backhands a tennis ball.

Men’s women’s tennis set for weekend matches

By Sean Anderson | February 22, 2012

NIU men’s and women’s tennis will both hit the hard top this weekend.The women’s team will travel south to Carbondale for matches against Arkansas State and Southern Illinois.The Huskies (5-2) opened the season with a loss, but have turned their...

Erik Anderson, Northern Star File Photo-NIUs Kim Davis blows
past Temples Victoria Macaulay to go in for a lay up in a game
earlier this season.

Women’s basketball falls to Bradley, ISU

By Matt Hopkinson | November 27, 2011

While many people were enjoying a tryptophan-induced stupor for their holiday break, NIU women's basketball had no time to laze around.Thanksgiving was bracketed by losses for the Huskies (2-3), first to Bradley (4-2) and then to Illinois State (2-2)...

NIU baseball players Tom Kotis, left, congratulates teammate Troy White during a game earlier in the season. The NIU baseball team just beat Bradley, 14-1.

Huskies finish off Bradley with 14-1 win

By Andrew Singer | April 26, 2011

A coach knows his team is clicking when his fourth starter goes seven innings and strikes out nine. NIU head coach Ed Mathey joyfully watched on Tuesday night as his Huskies rolled over Bradley 14-1 in a game called after seven innings in Peoria. Both...

Men’s basketball unable to hold lead over Bradley

By Andrew Singer | November 17, 2010

PEORIA | Xavier Silas had a good look at a game tying three point shot with five seconds left in regulation against Bradley Tuesday night, but the shot wouldn’t fall in a 66-63 Braves win. The NIU men’s basketball (0-2) team held multiple leads throughout...