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NIU volleyball extends winning streak to five matches

By Mike Romor | October 16, 2011

NIU volleyball extended its winning streak to five matches after going perfect this weekend on the road against a pair of MAC East foes, Akron and Buffalo.The Huskies (17-5, 6-2 MAC) were pushed to their limits Friday against Akron (4-17, 1-7), going...

NIU women’s soccer defeats Buffalo 1-0

By Matt Hopkinson | October 9, 2011

NIU women's soccer (2-10-2) took the Bulls by the horns as they defeated Buffalo (9-3-2) 1-0 on the road Friday.Yet the Huskies then lost a frenetically paced match against Kent State (9-5) 3-2 Sunday.NIU played a physical game against Buffalo, as both...

Men’s soccer falls to Buffalo in MAC opener

By Brian Thomas | October 2, 2011

No. 18 ranked NIU men's soccer dropped its MAC opener Saturday against Buffalo, 2-1 in double overtime. The Huskies (7-2-0) had numerous missed opportunities, as they outshot the Bulls (6-5-1) 19-6. "We had a ton of chances today, but when we didn't finish...

A breakdown of the MAC East quarterbacks

By Eli Gehn | July 19, 2011

Akron Akron lacked the "zip" it needed from quarterback Patrick Nicely last year on its way to a 1-11 season. Nicely had 10 touchdowns through the air compared to 13 interceptions. This season, Nicely is expected to have better production with several...

Baseball bundling up for road trip

By Andrew Singer | March 31, 2011

From cold to colder; the NIU baseball team travels to St. Bonaventure University this weekend to play a three-game set against Buffalo.The series was originally scheduled to be played in Buffalo, but the Bulls decided to move the games to St. Bonaventure...

NIU wrestling team loses in final regular season match

By Mike Romor | February 20, 2011

DeKALB | In its regular season final, the NIU wrestling team suffered a conference loss Sunday at Buffalo, 22-9. After gaining a 6-3 lead after victories from senior Dakota Greenhaw at 285 pounds and freshman Nick Smith at 125 pounds, NIU (5-11 overall,...

NIU men’s soccer suffers fourth loss

By Mike Buda | October 24, 2010

Time is running out on the 2010 season for the NIU men’s soccer team and its latest result did not help.The Huskies lost for the fourth time in its past six games in a 3-2 defeat to Buffalo.NIU remains winless in the MAC and has just two matches left...

Field position set up NIU for the win

By Chris Dertz | October 17, 2010

DeKALB | It’s easy to score points when you start on your opponent’s side of the 50-yard line. Thanks to a combination of solid defense and poor special teams play by Buffalo, the Huskies were able to start in Bulls territory six times in their 45-14...

NIU football looks to take Bulls by the horns

By Jimmy Johnson | October 14, 2010

The NIU football team is riding high at the halfway point of their season. After defeating preseason MAC East favorite Temple 31-17 last Saturday, the Huskies (4-2 overall, 2-0 MAC) sit atop the MAC West standings. If NIU fans still aren't convinced that...

In Focus: What does homecoming mean to you?

In Focus: What does homecoming mean to you?

This Friday marks the apex of Homecoming 2010 activities. A king and queen will be crowned, alumni will join students in watching NIU play Buffalo, and there will be much rejoicing. For this week's "In Focus," various Northern Star columnists will weigh...

Mo Smunt celebrates NIUs only goal with Shelbi Johnson (17) and Francis Boukidis (7) during a 1-1 tie against Kent State.

NIU women’s soccer earns a win and a draw

By Andrew Singer | October 3, 2010

When play wrapped up at the NIU Soccer Complex this weekend, the NIU women’s soccer team had added another win and its first draw to its already impressive home record.NIU opened up the weekend’s action Friday with a late afternoon contest against...

Senior midfielder Luis Mojica brings the ball up field against Oregon State.

NIU meets Hartwick in MAC battle

By Mike Buda | September 30, 2010

Games in the Mid-American Conference are typically filled with very physical play and a lot of energy and don't expect anything less for the NIU men's soccer conference opener. The Huskies open up MAC play at 1 p.m. Saturday against Hartwick in DeKalb...