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Men’s tennis: Huskies claim wins over weekend

By Northern Star staff | January 26, 2015

Men’s tennis bounced back from a season-opening loss with a winning record in its second weekend of competition.The Huskies beat the Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks, 7-0, and the Illinois-Chicago Flames, 5-2, Friday in Rockford. Sunday, the Huskies beat...

Football draws Marshall in inaugural Boca Raton Bowl

By Frank Gogola | December 7, 2014

Football will take on the Marshall Thundering Herd in the first Boca Raton Bowl in a matchup of conference champions and former conference rivals.The MAC champion Huskies (11-2) and the Conference USA champion Thundering Herd (12-1) will meet 5 p.m. Dec....

Freshman linebacker Jamaal Payton (33) takes down the Eagles ball carrier Saturday against Eastern Michigan.

Football’s fall in BCS rankings not all bad

By Frank Gogola | November 5, 2013

Although it may sound strange, NIU fans should not be that upset the Huskies (9-0, 5-0 MAC) fell to No. 18 (.3169) in the latest BCS standings.In Week Three of the BCS standings, the Huskies came in at No. 20 (.2770) in the Harris Poll, No. 20 (.2639)...

NIU softball to participate in SIUC tournament

By Katelyn Connery | February 27, 2013

The softball team (5-5) will participate in the Southern Illinois tournament in Carbondale this weekend. This tournament will include three games against in-state rival teams Western Illinois University and Southern Illinois University, along with Butler...

Womens golf finishes in second place

Women’s golf finishes in second place

By Sean Anderson | September 12, 2012

NIU women’s golf finished in second place at the Green Bay Fall Invitational. Indianapolis would go on to win the team title with a score of 629, which was 12 strokes better than NIU and Butler. Butler’s Jenna Peters won the individual title by one...

Senior golfer Allie Parthie watches finishes her swing and watches her shot at a tournament at home last season.

Women’s golf begins season in third place

By Sean Anderson | September 11, 2012

NIU women’s golf sits in third place after day one at Green Bay, Wis., when the it opened its season in the Green Bay Fall Invitational at the Green Bay Country Club. This is the first time in 26 years that the Huskies will not have Pam Tyska on the...