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Buffalo to test Huskies’ home streak Tuesday

By Krystal Ward | February 1, 2016

Men’s basketball (16-5, 5-3 MAC) returns home after a short road trip to take on Buffalo University (11-9, 4-3 MAC) in a conference matchup Tuesday.The Huskies are undefeated at home this season and have won six of their last nine games overall. They...

Last second shot breaks loss streak

Last second shot breaks loss streak

By Northern star staff | February 1, 2016

Women’s basketball (9-11, 2-7 MAC) broke its seven-game losing streak with a buzzer-beating three pointer, downing Buffalo University 76-74.The Huskies struggled from the field in the first half, shooting 38 percent (14-36) and 40 percent from three....

Football fights off late scare for fifth straight win

By Christopher Loggins | November 12, 2015

Football (7-3, 5-1 MAC) fought off a late-game comeback from Buffalo (5-5, 3-3 MAC) to win its fifth consecutive game and move into third place in the MAC West.BU scored its only points of the first half early in the first quarter on a field goal. The...

Football downs Buffalo after late scare

By Christopher Loggins | November 11, 2015

Football (7-3, 5-1 MAC) defeated Buffalo (5-5, 3-3 MAC) for its fifth straight win and tied UB for the second most wins in the MAC.The Huskies hopped to an early first quarter lead after Buffalo scored an early touchdown, scoring 14 first-quarter points...

Football takes win streak into Buffalo

By Thomas Hiley | November 9, 2015

Football (6-3, 4-1 MAC) will look to continue its road streak when it goes up against Buffalo (5-4, 3-2 MAC) in another weekday game Wednesday.The Huskies have a new starting quarterback in redshirt freshman Ryan Graham after losing Drew Hare for the...

Breaking down Buffalo

By Patrick Smith | November 5, 2015

Sports writer Patrick Smith breaks down Buffalo’s stand-out players as they prepare for a battle with NIU at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Buffalo, N.Y. The teams last faced off in 2012 when the Huskies defeated the Bulls 45-3.Quarterback:Senior quarterback Joe...

Football knocks off undefeated Toledo for 6th straight time

By Christopher Loggins | November 4, 2015

Football (6-3, 4-1 MAC) fought back from an early deficit to defeat Toledo (7-1) and gained bowl eligibility in the process.The Huskies surrendered 17 early points to the Rockets, but closed the gap as the first quarter ended with a score of 17-10. Sophomore...

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...

Women’s soccer drops fifth straight game, falling to 2-11

By Raven Boyd | October 12, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-11-0, 1-5-0 MAC) dropped games to both Akron and Buffalo last weekend, bringing its current losing streak to five games.AkronThe Huskies set the pace early in the game but weren’t able to capitalize as the Zips scored the go-ahead...

Women’s soccer prepping for weekend of MAC play

By Raven Boyd | October 8, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-9-0, 1-3 MAC) will go toe-to-toe against Akron University on Friday at home and will finish the weekend on Sunday with a game against Buffalo.The Zips (4-7-1, 1-3 MAC) are looking to recover from their first shutout of the season....

Women’s soccer falls to 2-9 after winless weekend

By Raven Boyd | October 5, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-9, 1-3 MAC) fell to Ohio (4-6, 2-1 MAC) 2-1 in its first double overtime loss in three seasons.OhioNIU had five corner kicks to Ohio’s two, but neither team was able to score in the first period. The Huskies finished the half with...

Women’s soccer looking to turn early-season hole around

By Raven Boyd | October 1, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-7-0, 1-1-0) will travel to Athens, Ohio this weekend to face off against the Ohio Bobcats (3-6-0) and Kent State (5-3-2). Both teams enter this weekend 1-1-0 in MAC-conference play.Ohio freshman forward Stephanie Rowland scored her...