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Junior Gabby Nikitinaite attempts a 3-point shot Feb. 1 during NIUs 64-63 win over the University at Buffalo Bulls at the Convocation Center.

Huskies head to Michigan to face the Chippewas

By Mattieu Koetters | February 5, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team will travel 6:00 p.m. Wednesday to McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, Michigan as it will face the Central Michigan University Chippewas.The Huskies will arrive in Michigan hoping to carry the momentum gained from...

Women’s soccer blanked in tough loss to Buffalo

By Jarrett Huff: Contributor | October 20, 2019

DeKALB — After seemingly starting the turnaround of the season Oct. 13 against Miami University – Ohio, women’s soccer suffered a setback after Friday’s road loss to the University of Buffalo.NIU was defeated 5-0 by Buffalo, after struggling on...

Huskies travel for two MAC matches against East division opponents

By Justin Kelley | October 18, 2019

DeKALB — The Huskies will be tested on their two-game road trip, facing Mid-American Conference East division leader, the Akron University Zips Friday before heading east to Buffalo, New York, where the Huskies will face the University of Buffalo Bulls...

Women’s soccer on the road to New York for Buffalo bout, Donnally status “day-by-day”

By Jarrett Huff | October 16, 2019

DeKALB — Women’s soccer will head to Buffalo, New York to face the University of Buffalo 6 p.m. Friday at UB Stadium. NIU is searching for its first win in Mid-American Conference play.The Huskies will enter Friday’s match at 2-9-2, while the Bulls...

April 27, 2018: during the 2018 Mid-American Mens Tennis Championship between the Buffalo Bulls and Northern Illinois Huskies at the Miller Tennis Center in Amherst, N.Y. (Nicholas T. LoVerde)

Men’s tennis falls short in MAC Championship

By Jarrett Huff | April 22, 2019

After advancing to its first MAC Championship since 2013, the men’s tennis team dropped a hard-fought 4-3 match to the Western Michigan Broncos.NIU opened up the tournament with a 4-0 victory of Binghamton, before upsetting No. 2 seeded Buffalo to advance...

Graduating editors say goodbye to the Star

By Michael Urbanec & Tom Burton | December 9, 2018

Always be willing to learnMichael Urbanec | Sports EditorI wasn’t well prepared when Madison Kacer hired me as a news reporter for the Northern Star in fall 2017. I came in with the same story many of our writers have: We were all told we were good...

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...

Huskies end conference play with two straight losses

By James Krause | November 25, 2018

Turnovers and mistakes from the offense led to the football team’s second straight loss Tuesday, dropping their road game 28-21 against the Western Michigan Broncos.Sophomore quarterback Marcus Childers committed three turnovers, including a late interception,...

Volleyball matches to be broadcast on ESPN

By Northern Star staff | August 30, 2016

NIU volleyball team will have six of its matches premiere live on ESPN this season.The first of the six will be the team’s first match of the season against DePaul University at 7 p.m. Friday along with NIU versus Iowa 2 p.m. Sunday.The remaining...

Baseball sets season highs over weekend against Buffalo

By Christopher Loggins | April 25, 2016

Baseball went 2-1 over the weekend, defeating the University at Buffalo in a three-game series to move to 14-25 on the season and 9-6 in the MAC.The Huskies got the weekend off to a bad start Friday, losing 7-2 after the Bears took over the game late....

Men’s tennis drops close battle with Buffalo

By Patrick Smith | April 18, 2016

Men’s tennis (15-8, 3-3 MAC) took a loss to the University at Buffalo (10-7, 3-3 MAC) Sunday by a score of 5-2, giving the Huskies a two-game losing streak.“Well, I feel like we lost because we can’t get out of our funk in doubles matches,” said...

Women’s tennis drops in MAC standings, 4 games left to play

By Danielle Brown | April 11, 2016

Women’s tennis traveled to Toledo, Ohio on Friday to play against the University of Toledo, taking a 6-1 defeat.The Huskies (6-10, 1-3 MAC) picked up a win in their No. 1 singles match thanks to a strong performance from junior Adey Osabuohien, who...

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