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 Lea Gruennagel (11), a junior defender, runs around an opponent from Miami University to get the ball during Sunday’s game. (Josephine Dunmore | Northern Star)

Women’s soccer drops chippy contest to Buffalo

By Lucas Didier, Sports Editor | October 12, 2023

DeKALB – NIU women’s soccer (5-6-3, 3-3-1 MAC) were out-shot 11-6 as they fell to the University at Buffalo Bulls (6-3-5, 3-2-2 MAC) by a score of 2-0. Thursday’s loss marked the end of the Huskies’ three-game win streak. NIU women’s soccer...

NIU freshman utility player Danielle Stewart (22) reaches for the ball as junior catcher Ellis Erickson (23) passes it to her at home plate during NIU Softballs home game against Central Michigan University March 31 at Mary M. Bell Field. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Stewart’s strikeout parade leads Huskies past Bulls

By Zack Rodriguez, Sports Reporter | May 1, 2023

DeKALB – NIU softball (24-24, 13-12 MAC) secured a game three victory over the University at Buffalo (12-35, 6-17 MAC) Sunday at Nan Harvey Field behind freshman pitcher Danielle Stewart’s strong pitching performance. After winning Games 1 and...

Huskies’ doubles streak snapped in loss to Buffalo

By Adrien De La Peña, Sports Reporter | April 2, 2023

DeKALB – NIU men’s tennis dropped its Sunday match 5-2 against the University at Buffalo. The Bulls controlled the whole match against the Huskies and snapped NIU’s 15-game first-double match winning streak. The Huskies drop to 12-7 on the season...

Huskies’ comeback fails in loss to Buffalo

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | March 27, 2023

DeKALB –NIU women’s tennis lost its second straight Mid-American Conference matchup as its late rally fell short in a close loss to the University at Buffalo to a final score of 4-3.  The Huskies put together a late rally in the final two matches...

Senior guard Darweshi Hunter attempts a layup in NIUs 85-75 loss on Feb. 28.

Slow start burns Huskies in loss to Buffalo

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | March 1, 2023

DeKALB – A dominant first half led the University at Buffalo to an 85-75 win over the Huskies. Buffalo shot 58% from the field in the first half, while holding NIU to 34% shooting in the first 20 minutes en route to clinching a spot in the Mid-American...

NIU redshirt senior Terrese Aaron takes on Buffalo’s Gregory Hodulick To close out the wrestling portion of the Beauty and the Beast meet on Saturday at the Convocation Center. (Alyssa Queen | Northern Star)

Walk-off match pushes Huskies past Buffalo

By Adrien De La Peña, Sports Reporter | February 6, 2023

DeKALB – NIU wrestling won in walk-off fashion against Mid-American Conference opponent University at Buffalo. Redshirt senior Terrese Aaron was able to come back and defeat his opponent in the final match of the dual to top the Bulls in a close 15-14...

Junior forward AJah Davis shoots from the free throw line during a game on Jan. 15 against the University of Toledo Rockets. The Huskies fell 73-52 as Davis led all NIU scorers with 24 points. (Summer Fitzgerald/ Northern Star)

Huskies snap five-game losing streak

By DeOndre Saunders and Eddie Miller | February 5, 2023

The NIU women’s basketball team ends its five-game losing streak as they pick up a win on the road in Buffalo, New York, against the University at Buffalo Bulls, 72-62. SECOND DAY OUT Senior forward A’Jah Davis had a great second game back after...

Then-freshman Amber Best in possession of the ball during the womens soccer match against Western Illinois on Sept. 9, 2022. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star).

Huskies defeated by top team in MAC in road battle

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | October 15, 2022

DeKALB – NIU women’s soccer was bested by the University at Buffalo Bills in a tough Mid-American Conference matchup on Thursday. The Huskies and Bulls were engaged in a defensive stalemate in the first half, holding each other scoreless. Buffalo...

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...