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Sophomore Isabella Righi serves on March 9 at the Nelson Tennis Center at Chick Evans Field House. NIU womens tennis won its final match of the regular season 5-2 on Sunday against the University at Buffalo Bulls. (Northern Star File Photo)

NIU women’s tennis defeats Bulls in season finale

By Angel Morales, Sports Reporter | April 21, 2024

NIU’s women’s tennis (16-10, 5-5 MAC) triumphed against the University at Buffalo (16-11, 3-7 MAC) with a score of 5-2 on Sunday.  The Huskies surpassed the Bulls as they won all completed doubles matches, and won four out of six singles matches...

Junior outside hitter Nikolette Nedic spikes a ball against the University at Buffalo on Saturday. The Huskies fell to the Bulls in four sets. (Sasha Norman | Northern Star)

Volleyball messes with Bulls, gets the horns

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | October 29, 2023

DeKALB – The NIU volleyball team’s valiant efforts in the final two sets of Saturday’s MAC duel weren’t enough to survive the offensive onslaught inflicted by its visitors. The Huskies (8-17, 6-7 MAC) plummeted to No. 9 in the MAC standings...

From left: Junior defensive specialist/libero Jada Cerniglia, senior setter Ella Mihacevich, junior libero Crew Hoffmeier, senior opposite/outside hitter Emily Dykes, sophomore middle blocker Savanah Brandt and graduate student outside hitter Katie Erdmann rejoice after a rally in NIUs homecoming matchup with the Eastern Michigan University Eagles on Oct. 13 at Victor E. Court. The Huskies will host the University of Akron on Friday and the University at Buffalo on Saturday in hopes of remaining undefeated at Victor E. Court. (Skyler Kisellus | Northern Star)

Huskies to host Zips, Bulls in homestand

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | October 27, 2023

NIU volleyball is more than halfway through MAC play and holds a soft grip of the final playoff seed as it prepares for battle with two of the country’s best serving squads. NIU (8-15, 6-5 MAC) will play host to the University of Akron (10-12, 5-6...

Huskies split weekend series at Buffalo

Huskies split weekend series at Buffalo

By Skyler Kisellus and DeOndre Saunders | October 2, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU volleyball team (11-4, 4-1 MAC) saw its winning streak go up in smoke during their weekend road series against the University at Buffalo Bulls (10-7, 2-3 MAC) on Friday and Saturday at Alumni Arena in Buffalo, New York NIU opens the...

Huskies win 2018 MAC title game against University of Buffalo

Huskies win 2018 MAC title game against University of Buffalo

By James Krause | December 1, 2018

Huskies comeback to claim conference titleDETROIT- A 19-point comeback in the second half helped the NIU football team top the University of Buffalo Bulls 30-29 to win the 2018 Mid-American Conference title game.After falling behind 29-10 with one minute...

Football to square off against Buffalo

October 20, 2016

DeKALB | The Huskies (1-6, 1-2 Mid-American Conference) have won 16 of their last 18 homecoming games and will look to improve those numbers against the Buffalo Bulls (1-5, 0-2 MAC) 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Huskie Stadium.The Huskies are coming off a triple...

NIU football takes on Ohio Bobcats on road

By Danny Albers | November 18, 2014

Football will need to win a pair of games on the road — including one tonight — to stay in contention for its fifth-straight MAC West title.The Huskies (8-2, 5-1 MAC) take on the Ohio Bobcats (5-5, 3-3 MAC) 7 p.m. today at Peden Stadium in Athens,...

MAC Breakdown: Toledo, Kent State, NIU top dogs

By Matt Hopkinson | November 7, 2012

Kent State: Perhaps the biggest headline in the MAC East has been the play of the Golden Flashes. Riding a seven-game winning streak, they have gone unbeaten within the conference this season. Kent State features two running backs who each have more than...

Men’s soccer heads into MAC tournament as number 2 seed

By Jacob Onak | November 4, 2012

NIU men’s soccer will be the second seed in the MAC tournament after its 1-0 victory against the Buffalo Bulls in the regular season finale at Buffalo Friday. In the first half the Huskies (6-9-3, 4-2-1 MAC) started strong, as they came out and put...

Men’s soccer to play last regular season game against the Bulls Friday

By Jacob Onak | October 31, 2012

NIU men’s soccer will take on the Buffalo Bulls in its last conference and regular season game Friday, in New York. The Huskies (5-9-3, 3-2-1 MAC) are coming off of a disappointing 2-0 loss against Western Michigan. There are four teams currently tied...

Samantha Hill forward/defender for Northern Illinois University takes the ball away from an Eastern Michigan player September 21, 2012.

Women’s soccer looks to earn a spot in the postseason

By Ed Rietveld | October 24, 2012

With one day of conference play remaining, three teams are in contention for the final two spots in the MAC women’s soccer postseason tournament; NIU, Ohio and Buffalo. The Huskies (7-8-2, 3-5-2 MAC) are in a tie for seventh with the Bobcats, while...