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Baseball wins series against Ball State

By Eddie Garcia | April 30, 2017

DeKALB — The Huskies managed to swing their way back into the game to get the comeback victory, 11-8, after trailing 5-0 in the third inning in the final game of the series against the Ball State University Cardinals.NIU (14-28, 8-7 MAC) split Friday’s...

Quarterback wins first career start

By Keelen Holcomb | October 3, 2016

DeKALB | Redshirt senior Anthony Maddie’s first career start for the Huskies showed promise, as he led the Huskies (1-4) to their first win of the season 31-24 against the Ball State Cardinals (3-2) Saturday at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Indiana.Coming...

Senior forward Nicole Gobbo faces off against Ball States Abbey Fiser for possession of the ball on Friday night. The Huskies were unable to defeat the Ball State Cardinals, ending with a final score of 4-0.

Women’s soccer ends loss streak with tie

By Raven Boyd | October 19, 2015

Women’s soccer fell to 2-12-1 over the weekend after a loss to Ball State and a tie with Miami (Ohio) this weekend at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex.Ball StateThe Cardinals (11-3-2, 7-1 MAC) came out fast paced against the Huskies as senior...

Freshman forward Kate Sanfilippo hops over a defender in an Oct. 9 game against Akron. The Zips went on to win the game 2-1, giving the Huskies a four-game losing streak.

Women’s soccer still fighting

By Raven Boyd | October 15, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-11, 1-5 MAC) will face off against MAC-leading Ball State (10-2-2, 6-0 MAC) and Miami (Ohio) (9-4, 5-1 MAC) this weekend.Ball StateThe Cardinals are 6-0 in conference play for the first time in program history and will enter this weekend...

Huskies, fans bring energy Saturday

By Hayley Montalvo | October 13, 2015

The Ball State offense is held up by NIU on Saturday in Huskie Stadium. The Huskies beat the Cardinals 59-41, winning the Battle for the Bronze Stalk.

Football breaks losing streak in shootout

By Thomas Hiley | October 12, 2015

Football (3-3, 1-1 MAC) ended its three-game losing streak Saturday, earning the Battle for the Bronze Stalk against Ball State (2-4, 1-2 MAC).The Cardinals started the second quarter quickly, putting up the first 10 points of the period. The Huskies...

Cubs-Cards rivalry sparks in playoffs

By Christopher Loggins | October 12, 2015

For the first time in baseball history, storied rivals Cubs and Cardinals have met for a postseason series after finishing with two of the MLB’s best records, and I believe Chicago is ready for the big stage.Coming into the 2015 season, the Cubs were...

Huskies break losing streak with 59-41 win

By Thomas Hiley | October 10, 2015

Football (3-3, 1-1 MAC) ended its three-game losing streak with a 59-41 victory against the Ball State Cardinals (2-4, 1-1 MAC).Both offenses had slow first quarters as Ball State led 3-0 after the period. Things picked up in the second quarter for both...

Junior running back Joel Bouagnon prepares for a run last week against Central Michigan. Bouagnon ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns in the game.

Football looking to erase woes

By Thomas Hiley | October 8, 2015

Football (2-3, MAC 0-1) will return home to face off against the Ball State Cardinals (2-3, 0-1 MAC) at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Huskies Stadium. The Huskies have lost three-straight away games by 10 points or less.The Huskies’ offense has mustered...

Ball State Breakdown

By Thomas Hiley | October 8, 2015

Football (2-3, 0-1 MAC) will face off against Ball State (2-3, 0-1 MAC) at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Huskie Stadium. Sports writer Thomas Hiley breaks down the key players for the Cardinals heading into Saturday's game.QuarterbackTrue freshman quarterback...

Strong players could help Chicago Cubs come back

By Chris Loggins | June 22, 2015

Changes to the Chicago Cubs may help the team finally end its streak of disappointing seasons.The Cubs have continuously struggled to make the playoffs and keep up with fans’ expectations since a 2008 season in which it went 97-64. Seven seasons later,...

NIU men’s golf: Huskies face Big Ten, MAC opponents at Boilermaker Invitational

By Steve Shonder | April 17, 2015

Men's golf will try to get momentum in its last tournament before the MAC Championships.The Huskies will get their shot in the Boilermaker Invitational on Saturday and Sunday on the Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in West Lafayette,...