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Bulls should tank in light of Markannen injury

By Michael Urbanec | October 7, 2018

The Bulls preseason initially featured an aura of cautious optimism, but injuries and sloppy play should worry fans.Second year forward Lauri Markkanen will miss the next few weeks with a sprained elbow after looking primed to take a large leap forward...

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 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...

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 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...

Want to watch a game over Spring Break? Chicago offers home options

By Frank Gogola | March 2, 2015

The Chicagoland area is just the place to be if you want to go to a game over spring break.Five Chicago-area teams will play 10 home games on eight of the 11 days of NIU’s spring break.Whether you’re a hockey goon or someone who goes crazy for basketball,...

San Antonio Spurs center Boris Diaw (33) shoots over Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) as forward Luol Deng watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Bulls to keep core in offseason

By Jacob Onak | July 1, 2013

With all the big offseason trades and acquisition rumors going around in the NBA, don’t expect the Bulls to make any moves.In fact, expect there to be a couple of faces from last year’s team disappearing.Nate Robinson, who played such a big role for...

Bulls’ Thibs should rest stars

By Bob Kreider | February 18, 2013

I think it’s safe to say most Chicago Bulls fans have been pleasantly surprised with the 30-22 record the Bulls currently have coming out of the All-Star break, especially without former MVP Derrick Rose. The Bulls are second in the central division...

Wrestling triumphs in dual meet weekend

By Ed Rietveld | February 17, 2013

The wrestling team did something on Saturday that it hasn’t done since Jan. 6: It won a dual meet. The Huskies (8-8, 1-4 MAC) snapped a five-dual-meet losing streak with their 20-18 back-and-forth victory over the University of Buffalo Bulls (1-10,...