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Men’s tennis exits early in MAC Championships

By Mike Romor | April 29, 2012

NIU men’s tennis suffered a loss in the semifinals of the MAC Championships to Western Michigan to end its regular season. The 4-3 loss came in crushing fashion for the Huskies, who finished the season 21-7. After initially losing the doubles point,...

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Men’s tennis earns co-MAC championship honors

By Mike Romor | April 23, 2012

NIU men’s tennis grabbed a share of the MAC regular season championship after a series of fortunate events over the weekend. Both NIU and Buffalo had one conference match remaining, with NIU needing a win and a Buffalo loss in order to tie for first....

Axel Lagerlof returns a serve during a match against Buffalo Sunday at Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford.

Men’s tennis falls to Buffalo, loses hope of first regular season MAC title

By Mike Romor | April 15, 2012

NIU men’s tennis entered the weekend in unfamiliar territory, with a share of the MAC regular season title on the line. The Huskies (19-7, 3-1 MAC) opened with a win over Toledo 5-2. Up next was Buffalo, who was also undefeated in MAC play. Buffalo...

Softball splits weekend games at home

By Brian Thomas | April 15, 2012

In its four game homestand against Buffalo and Kent State over the weekend, NIU softball won two out of four. The Huskies (18-23, 6-6 MAC) lost both of their games against the Bulls Friday in a double-header, 7-3 and 8-3. In the first game, Buffalo scored...

Men’s tennis will face Toledo, Buffalo

By Mike Romor | April 11, 2012

With only two weeks before the MAC Tournament, NIU men’s tennis has the potential to do something it never has before: win the MAC regular season title. The Huskies (18-6, 2-0 MAC) have three conference matchups remaining, including two at home this...

Softball to face Buffalo, Kent State at home

Softball to face Buffalo, Kent State at home

By Brian Thomas | April 11, 2012

Coming off its loss against DePaul, NIU softball will look to bounce back at home this weekend as it hosts MAC opponents Buffalo and Kent State for two games each. The Huskies (16-21, 3-5 MAC) will play a double-header against the Bulls Friday and then...

Fanta, Dieckhaus clinch NCAA berths

By Mike Romor | March 4, 2012

Three NIU wrestlers made it to the championship match in their weight classes and two Huskies earned trips to the NCAA Championships after solid performances in Sunday’s MAC Championships. Central Michigan University won the team title for the 11th...

Brad Dieckhaus

Wrestling falls short to Buffalo

By Mike Romor | February 19, 2012

NIU wrestling came up short against Buffalo, 23-14, Saturday at Victor E. Court in its last dual of the regular season.Izzy Montemayor, Brad Dieckhaus and Mike Lukowski were honored prior to the matches on Senior Day.NIU (8-9, 0-5 MAC) fell behind early,...

Wrestling to host Buffalo this weekend

By Mike Romor | February 15, 2012

NIU wrestling will host Buffalo at home Sunday to end its regular season.The Huskies (8-8. 0-4 MAC) are fresh off back-to-back wins during last weekend's homestand. NIU coach Ryan Ludwig hopes his team can continue its success in a dual that will influence...

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Wrestling pushing towards .500 mark

By Mike Romor | February 8, 2012

With two weeks left in its regular season, NIU wrestling has a chance to do something it has not achieved since the 2007-2008 season: finish with an above .500 record. NIU (6-8, 0-4 MAC) enters this weekend's home duals with the chance to even up its...

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Men’s basketball falls against Buffalo

By Brian Thomas | January 29, 2012

NIU men's basketball came up short against Buffalo and fell 74-59.With the loss, the Huskies (2-17, 1-6 MAC) dropped their fourth straight game in MAC play.NIU got off to a quick start and led the Bulls 7-2 on a three point field goal by Aksel Bolin.Buffalo...

Hedderson halts Huskies momentum

By Matt Hopkinson | January 22, 2012

Following its first victory in its last seven games, NIU women's basketball suffered a 62-46 loss to Buffalo.Buffalo (6-14, 1-5 MAC) was sparked by its leading scorer, senior guard Brittney Hedderson, who put up 29 points while sinking five of seven three-pointers...