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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.

Men’s tennis: Huskies look to come out on top of MAC for regular season with match against Buffalo

By Patrick Smith | April 17, 2015

Men’s tennis will play its final regular season game this weekend.The Huskies (17-5, 3-1 MAC) will face the Bulls (9-9, 1-2 MAC) 11 a.m. Sunday in Buffalo, N.Y. The Huskies would be guaranteed to come out on top of the MAC for the regular season for...

NIU women’s tennis: Huskies face crucial weekend

By Northern Star staff | April 17, 2015

Women's tennis can secure a berth in the MAC Championships for the first time since 2012 with a pair of wins this weekend.The Huskies (11-7, 2-4 MAC) take on the Akron Zips (10-11, 2-5 MAC) 1 p.m. Friday and the Buffalo Bulls (6-10, 2-4 MAC) 1 p.m. Saturday...

NIU men’s tennis: Huskies extend win streak to 3, prepare for Buffalo

By Patrick Smith | April 13, 2015

Men’s tennis extended their win streak to three games as they took down conference opponent the Toledo Rockets on Saturday.The Huskies (17-5, 3-1MAC) defeated the Rockets (11-14, 1-2 MAC) 5-2 on Saturday in Toledo, Ohio.“We set the tone [Saturday]...

NIU Baseball: Huskies improved ahead of Saturday Bulls game

By Steve Shonder | March 19, 2015

Baseball’s (9-10) matchup Saturday against Buffalo marks the team entering the conference play portion of its season.The Huskies are much improved from where they were at this point last season, when they only had two wins. But, they are still trying...


Men’s tennis faces stern test in first round of MAC Championships

By Thomas Hiley III | April 25, 2013

The men’s tennis team’s (15-8, 3-2 MAC) MAC conference play came to a close last weekend with the win over Buffalo (9-9, 3-2 MAC) 4-3. Next for the Huskies will be the MAC Championship to be played in DeKalb. Their first opponent will be the Ball...

Softball picks up momentum at Kent State, sweeps Buffalo

By Matt Hopkinson | April 21, 2013

At a point in the season where it really needed to pick up wins at a rapid pace, softball went on the road and swept Kent State and Buffalo. NIU (17-26, 7-7 MAC) traveled to Kent State (21-16-1, 11-5 MAC) on Friday to take on a squad that had only lost...

Women’s tennis falls to Akron and Buffalo

By Thomas Hiley III | March 24, 2013

The women’s tennis team started off its conference play on the losing end, dropping its first two conference games to Akron and Buffalo. The Huskies (14-4, 0-2 MAC) played two-time defending champions Akron (11-6, 1-0 MAC) for their first match of conference...

Women’s tennis to take on Akron and Buffalo

By Thomas Hiley III | March 20, 2013

The women’s tennis team will head to Ohio and New York this weekend to start off conference play against back-to-back MAC champions Akron Zips (8-6), and also undefeated Buffalo (9-0). The Huskies have a record of 14-2, but despite their success head...

Buffalo picks up an upset over NIU men’s basketball

By Brian Earle | February 10, 2013

Despite a strong comeback at the end of the game, men’s basketball fell to Buffalo on the road, 59-54, on Saturday. The Huskies (5-17, 3-7 MAC) had a chance to tie the game with 14 seconds remaining, trailing 57-54, but sophomore wing Abdel Nader’s...

Run defense is key to Homecoming win

By Brian Thomas | October 9, 2012

In the upcoming football game with Buffalo, NIU will have to stop Buffalo’s ground game if it wants to have a shot at winning. The Bulls (1-4, 0-2 MAC) come into this matchup as a run-first offense, as they have totaled 1,127 yards on the ground in...

No. 3 Story of the year: Mens soccer wins MAC Championship

No. 3 Story of the year: Men’s soccer wins MAC Championship

By Brian Thomas | May 2, 2012

NIU men’s soccer accomplished something that it had only done twice in school history: winning the MAC Championship. The Huskies (15-6-0) went through the MAC tournament and earned a pair of 1-0 victories - over Buffalo in the first round and Western...