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NIU men’s basketball: Huskies take down Ball State Cardinals in overtime

March 8, 2015

What happenedIt took overtime, but men's basketball (14-15, 8-10 MAC) closed the regular season with a win over the Ball State Cardinals (7-22, 2-16 MAC), 71-67, Friday in Muncie, Ind. The win was the Huskies' fourth in a row, a first this season. The...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies prepared to take on Eastern Michigan Eagles

By Walter Douglas | February 28, 2015

What’s happeningWomen’s basketball (11-14, 7-8 MAC) will go against the Eastern Michigan Eagles (15-11, 8-7 MAC) 1 p.m. Saturday at EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich.BreakdownNIU snapped its four-game losing streak Wednesday by beating the...

NIU baseball coach Ed Mathey resigns

By Northern Star Staff | November 20, 2014

Ed Mathey is hanging up his cleats as baseball’s head coach, he announced today.Mathey had been with the Huskies for the past 12 seasons after coming to NIU from North Central College in Naperville in 2003. He also played at and graduated from North...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare rushes the ball Saturday in the game against Miami (Ohio).

NIU football gears up for ‘dogfight’ vs. Rockets

By Frank Gogola | November 11, 2014

Football and the Toledo Rockets face off in a mid-week matchup with the winner positioning themselves in the driver’s seat to win the MAC West.The Huskies (7-2, 4-1 MAC) host the Rockets (6-3, 5-0 MAC) 7 p.m. today at Huskie Stadium.The Huskies have...

Football runs to victory against Ball State

By Ryan Simpson | November 6, 2014

Football’s combination of defensive turnovers and run game was key to its victory Wednesday night.The Huskies (7-2, 4-1 MAC) used a strong start and finish to beat the Ball State Cardinals (3-6, 2-3 MAC), 35-21, at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Ind....

Rapid Reaction: NIU 35, Ball State 21

Rapid Reaction: NIU 35, Ball State 21

By Northern Star Staff | November 5, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (7-2, 4-1 MAC) beat the Ball State Cardinals (3-6, 2-3 MAC), 35-21, today at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Ind.How it happened: The Huskies forced five turnovers, redshirt senior tailback Cameron Stingily punched in three rushing...

Play by play: NIU vs Ball State 2014

By Northern Star Staff | November 5, 2014

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Rapid Reaction: Football 28, Eastern Michigan 17

By Frank Gogola | October 25, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (6-2, 3-1, MAC) beat the Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-6, 1-3 MAC), 28-17, Saturday at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Mich.How it happened: The Huskies scored the game’s final 14 points after going down 17-14 early in the fourth...

Women’s basketball out of MAC Tournament after loss to Ball State

By Frank Gogola | March 12, 2014

Women’s basketball’s 2013-14 season came to a close in the second round of the MAC Tournament when it suffered its third loss of the season to Ball State.The No. 9 seed Huskies (11-19, 7-13 MAC) lost to the No. 5 seed Ball State Cardinals (16-15,...

Women’s basketball takes down Eastern Michigan

By Frank Gogola | March 10, 2014

Women’s basketball put together arguably its best offensive performance of the season, downing Eastern Michigan en route to Cleveland.The No. 9 seed Huskies (11-18, 7-12 MAC) defeated the No. 8 seed Eastern Michigan Eagles (17-13, 7-12 MAC), 81-76,...

Huskies dogfight for victory over Ball State

By Brian Earle | November 14, 2013

In a game that may have decided the MAC West Champion, football bested Ball State, 48-27, in a dogfight until the end Wednesday night at Huskie Stadium.With the win, the Huskies took sole possession of first place in the MAC West and increased their winning...

Sophomore Allyson Hecht swings at bat on April 13, 2012 during a game against University of Buffalo.

Softball drops double header over weekend

By Matt Hopkinson | April 7, 2013

Softball had a rough road trip in its return to MAC play, as it dropped a double header to Ball State and a two-game series to Miami Ohio. The Huskies (11-23, 1-5 MAC) could not match the offense in their two games against Ball State (22-11 7-0 MAC),...