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Senior outfielder Landon Tenhagen is disappointed by an umpire’s call during the Huskies’ 3-2 loss to the UW-Milwaukee Panthers Wednesday at Ralph McKinzie Field. Tenhagen went 1-for-4 at the plate against the Panthers.

Klonowski throws shutout in series capper

By Brian Earle | April 6, 2014

Pitcher Alex Klonowski put together the best outing of his career on the mound, tossing a complete game shutout in a 7-0 victory against Toledo at Ralph McKinzie Field in the series finale Sunday.Klonowski allowed just one walk and one hit against the...

Baseball downs Valparaiso Crusaders

By Brian Earle | April 2, 2014

Baseball won its second consecutive midweek game, defeating Valparaiso, 10-6, on the road Wednesday in come-from-behind fashion.The Huskies (5-19-1) held a 4-2 lead going into the bottom of the fifth inning after infielder Alex Klonowski doubled down...

Baseball to take on Valpo

By Brian Earle | April 1, 2014

Baseball is taking a break from its conference schedule for a midweek matchup against Valparaiso at 3 p.m. today in Valparaiso, Ind.The game was added to the teams’ schedules on Tuesday due to the two teams cancelling games due to inclement weather....

Fletcher fulfills expectations

By Brian Earle | March 31, 2014

Baseball has struggled offensively this season, but it has been led at the plate by a newcomer who has started to make a name for himself: sophomore infielder Justin Fletcher.Fletcher came to NIU as a transfer from Illinois Central College, where he spent...

Baseball drops second straight 3-game series

By Brian Earle | March 30, 2014

Baseball dropped its second straight three-game conference series over the weekend at the hands of Bowling Green in Westfield, Ind.The Huskies won the series opener Friday in impressive fashion, shutting out the Falcons 9-0. The Huskies used three pitchers...

Baseball looks to rebound

By Brian Earle | March 26, 2014

After dropping its opening conference series last weekend, baseball will look to bounce back against Bowling Green in a three-game series in Westfield, Ind., this weekend.The Huskies (3-18-1, 1-2 MAC) won one out of their three games against Buffalo last...

Baseball looking to add speed on basepaths

By Brian Earle | March 25, 2014

Baseball is looking to get more aggressive on the basepaths this season, but it’ll have to do so without the Huskies’ stolen base leader.Former Huskie outfielder Jamison Wells recorded 87 stolen bases across four seasons, giving him sole possession...

Baseball loses two of three to open conference play

By Brian Earle | March 23, 2014

In its opening weekend of conference play, baseball lost two of its three games to Buffalo at two off-campus sites.The Huskies (3-17-1, 1-2 MAC) took down the Bulls (10-7, 2-1 MAC) in the first game of the series Friday, 15-9, at Chicago State. The Huskies...

Baseball gets started on conference play

By Brian Earl | March 19, 2014

Baseball will look to kick off conference play on a positive note when it hosts Buffalo for a three-game series this weekend.The Huskies (2-16-1) have been swinging the bats better as of late as they recorded 13 hits in their 8-7 victory against UIC on...

Baseball picks up second win with comeback

By Brian Earle | March 18, 2014

Baseball (2-15-1) earned its second victory of the season in come-from-behind fashion, rallying to score five runs in the top of the ninth inning to defeat UIC (4-10), 8-7, Tuesday in Chicago.Infielders Justin Fletcher and Carl Russell started the inning...

Junior Aaron Armstead throws down a dunk during NIU’s 111-61 win over St. Joseph Nov. 24 at the Convocation Center. Men’s basketball is returning four starters and is hoping to improve next season.

Men’s hoops on right path

By Brian Earle | March 17, 2014

DeKalb | In year three of the Mark Montgomery era, men’s basketball took a giant step in the right direction in the biggest turnaround in school history.After winning just five games total in each of the last two seasons, the Huskies tripled that by...

Baseball goes winless over spring break

By Brian Earle | March 16, 2014

Baseball went head to head with two of the top teams in college baseball over spring break but was unable to record a win in seven games.The Huskies (1-15-1) were swept by No. 5 Oregon State in a four-game series in Corvallis, Ore., March 7 to 9.The Beavers...