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NIU junior right fielder Eric Erato (5) watches the ball fly up, singling to shortstop after hitting it in the bottom of the sixth inning on April 8. The Huskies lost to CMU for the second of their three game series Saturday 17-7. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Huskies stun Broncos with comeback walk-off victory

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | April 14, 2023

DeKALB – NIU baseball (7-24, 4-9 MAC) walked off for the second straight game in a thrilling 6-5, 11-inning victory over the Western Michigan University Broncos (9-23 6-7 MAC).  The Huskies came back multiple times in the game, scoring one run in...

Men’s soccer battling with season nearly over

By Krystal Ward | October 29, 2015

Men’s soccer (7-5-1, 1-1-1 MAC) is preparing for its match against MAC rival Western Michigan (8-3-4, 1-1-1 MAC).Both teams are in a three-way tie with Buffalo for second place in the MAC West. The Broncos have won the last three contests against the...

Volleyball back to .500 after 2-0 weekend

By Danielle Brown | October 12, 2015

Volleyball (9-9, 5-1 MAC) went 2-0 over the weekend, picking up wins against Western Michigan and Miami University. The Huskies won both games in three sets, sweeping both teams.Western MichiganNIU led the Broncos throughout the entire first set. Western...

Then sophomore Simon Formont hits a ball back against Toledo April 12, 2014, in DeKalb. Men’s tennis (5-3) played three games over the weekend, starting with a 4-3 loss to Southern Illinois University on Friday but moving on to finish the weekend 2-1 with wins against Chicago State University on Friday and Saint Louis University on Saturday.

Men’s tennis: NIU plays host during MAC Championship tourney

By Patrick Smith | April 23, 2015

Then-sophomore Simon Formont hits a ball back against Toledo April 12, 2014, in DeKalb. Men’s tennis will take on the Buffalo Bulls during the MAC Championship tournament on Friday at the West Tennis Courts.

NIU softball: Huskies swept by Western Michigan Broncos

By Christopher Loggins | April 13, 2015

Softball is on a three-game losing streak after being swept by the Western Michigan Broncos this weekend.The loss marked the first time the Huskies were swept in a series since March 11 against the University of Central Florida.The Huskies (19-17, 5-3...

NIU men’s tennis: Huskies earn MAC Player and Doubles Team of the Week awards

By Northern Star staff | April 2, 2015

Men’s tennis swept the MAC Player of the Week and MAC Doubles Team of the Week, the conference announced on Wednesday.Senior Frederic Cadieux picked up the MAC Player of the Week honor. The doubles team of freshmen Kevin Daun and Georg Lundkvist earned...

Men’s tennis: Huskies undefeated as they take down Western Michigan Broncos

By Patrick Smith | March 30, 2015

Men’s tennis remained undefeated in MAC play as it took down conference rival the Western Michigan Broncos over the weekend.The Huskies (14-4, 2-0 MAC) beat the Broncos, 4-3, on Friday at the Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford.“Our mindset going into...

NIU women’s golf: Huskies claim MAC Match Play title

By Frank Gogola | February 11, 2015

What happenedWomen’s golf captured the 2015 MAC Match Play title as it went 3-0 over the two-day tournament Monday and Tuesday at Lakewood Ranch Country Club in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.How it happenedThe No. 4 seed Huskies beat the No. 5 seed Ohio Bobcats,...

Coach Rod Carey at the Sept. 6 game against Northwestern University.

NIU football’s Rod Carey set to get $70,000 in bonuses for MAC Championship win, bowl appearance and more

By Frank Gogola | December 10, 2014

Football head coach Rod Carey is in line to receive bonuses in the sum of $70,000 for the Huskies’ performance on and off the field.Carey is scheduled to make a base salary of $400,000 for the period beginning Jan. 1, 2014, and will get bonuses worth...

Football draws Marshall in inaugural Boca Raton Bowl

By Frank Gogola | December 7, 2014

Football will take on the Marshall Thundering Herd in the first Boca Raton Bowl in a matchup of conference champions and former conference rivals.The MAC champion Huskies (11-2) and the Conference USA champion Thundering Herd (12-1) will meet 5 p.m. Dec....

NIU football players celebrate in the locker room after beating the Western Michigan Broncos Friday at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich. NIU won, 31-21.

NIU football takes down Western Michigan Broncos in comeback

By Frank Gogola | November 30, 2014

Football knew it had what it took to come back from a 21-10 halftime deficit against the Western Michigan Broncos to seal its fifth-straight trip to the MAC Championship game.The Huskies (10-2, 6-1 MAC) scored the game’s final 24 points, including 21...

Rapid Reaction: NIU football 31, Western Michigan Broncos 21

November 28, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (10-2, 7-1 MAC) scored the game’s final 24 points to beat the Western Michigan Broncos (8-4, 6-2 MAC), 31-21, to clinch the MAC West title.How it happened: Freshman kicker Christian Hagan split the uprights on a 40-yard field...