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Senior pitcher Alex Klonowski winds up to pitch against Ohio on April 7, 2012. Klonowski is ranked as the No. 5 pitching prospect in the MAC.

Klonowski sees MLB dream within reach

By Brian Earle | February 25, 2014

With this season just getting underway, it looks like there is a strong chance Huskies pitcher Alex Klonowski could be selected in the upcoming draft.Klonowski would join former first baseman Jeff Zimmerman, who was drafted in the 19th round by the Seattle...

Tourney game may be home

By Brian Earle | February 24, 2014

With only four games remaining, men’s basketball is fighting for the chance to host their first MAC tournament game since 2003.Every team is fighting for a better position in the standings and looking to earn a higher seed. The top two seeds receive...

5 minutes with… Asst. Coach Jon Borovich

By Brian Earle | February 24, 2014

The Northern Star sat down with men’s basketball assistant coach Jon Borovich to talk about his experience with the Huskies in his last three seasons.In 2011, Borovich became the first addition to head coach Mark Montgomery’s staff. Over the last...

Baseball goes winless in New Mexico

By Brian Earle | February 23, 2014

It was a disappointing weekend for baseball at the Fuddruckers Lobo Invite as it failed to earn a win in its four games.In the Huskies’ (0-6-1) doubleheader on Friday, they fell 9-8 against Missouri State and were shut out 12-0 by New Mexico. The Huskies...

Men’s basketball splits weekend games

By Brian Earle | February 23, 2014

Men’s basketball played in two games that each went down to the wire, coming up with mixed results.The Huskies (12-14, 6-8 MAC) took down Eastern Michigan, 61-59, in a double-overtime thriller at the Convocation Center Thursday before falling to Central...

Huskies face tough challenge

By Brian Earle | February 19, 2014

In its final six games of the regular season, men’s basketball will face a MAC West opponent in each game starting with Eastern Michigan at 6 p.m. today at the Convocation Center.The Huskies (11-13, 5-7 MAC) trail the Eagles (15-10, 7-5 MAC) by two...

Baseball aiming to return to form in New Mexico

By Brian Earle | February 19, 2014

After being swept in a three-game series last weekend against Minnesota, baseball will look for a better result at the Fuddruckers Lobo Invite against Missouri State and New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M. this weekend.The Huskies (0-3) will play in a double-header...

Threloff happy to be back in DeKalb

By Brian Earle | February 18, 2014

One of the biggest reasons for men’s basketball’s turnaround this season starts with the man in the middle: redshirt junior center Jordan Threloff.Threloff, a DeKalb native, was a four-year varsity player at DeKalb High School, where he led the Barbs...

Men’s basketball’s offense clicking

By Brian Earle | February 17, 2014

On the offensive side of the ball, basketball head coach Mark Montgomery’s message all season long has been that the team has no discernible stars.The Huskies may not have a go-to scorer per se, but on any given night anyone can be the high scorer....

Men’s basketball falls apart late

By Brian Earle | February 16, 2014

In men’s basketball’s final contest against the MAC East, it came up short, falling to Akron on the road Saturday, 62-54.The difference maker in the game was Akron forward Demetrius Treadwell, who scored a career-high 25 points while going nine for...

Huskies destroy Chippewas

By Brian Earle | February 12, 2014

Men’s basketball scored its second-highest point total of the season in its convincing 88-63 victory over Central Michigan Wednesday at the Convocation Center.After playing from behind in each of their last four games by double digits or more, the Huskies...

Senior pitcher Alex Klonowski pitches during a game in April, 2013 against Miami University.

Baseball starts new season against Minnesota

By Brian Earle | February 12, 2014

Coming off a historic season, baseball is ready to get the ball rolling this weekend when it plays a three-game series against Big Ten opponent Minnesota in Glendale, Ariz.The Huskies won the MAC West Division title for the first time in school history...