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Fraternity revives ‘Frat Attack’

By Darius Parker | February 9, 2017

DeKALB | Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.’s annual “Frat Attack” competition returns after a four-year hiatus. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host their step competition Friday.“Frat Attack” is a competition unlike any other on NIU’s campus...

Tennis to face winless Cougars

By Danielle Brown | February 18, 2016

Women’s tennis (3-3) will look to win its second consecutive game this weekend as it travels to play Chicago State University (0-6).NIU is coming off a victory over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3-4) on Saturday. Senior Cristina Alvarez earned...

Men’s tennis set for a Friday double-header

By Patrick Smith | February 4, 2016

Men’s tennis (3-2) is coming off a 5-2 win over Eastern Illinois University last Saturday and is looking to defeat Southern Illinois University and Chicago State University in a double-header this weekend.The Salukis defeated the Huskies last season...

Huskies see best start in 21 years

By Krystal Ward | December 3, 2015

Men’s basketball (7-0, 0-0 MAC) continued its perfect start to the season, defeating Chicago State (3-5) in a dominant 80-58 win Wednesday night.Defense continued to be a staple for the Huskies. The Cougars did not score until more than three minutes...

Men’s tennis to take on SIUC

By Thomas Hiley III | March 20, 2013

The men’s tennis team is set to play its last non-conference game when it goes take on Southern Illinois University Carbondale (8-2). SIU is currently on a six-game winning streak with its most recent win coming against Chicago State (1-15). SIU’s...

Women’s tennis defeats Chicago State, continues streak

By Thomas Hiley III | February 24, 2013

It was another successful weekend for the women’s tennis team, as the players defeated Chicago State (3-9) by a score of 7-0 to give the Huskies their sixth straight win. In doubles play every pairing was able to come out on top against their opponents....

Men’s tennis ready for MAC Championships

By Mike Romor | April 25, 2012

NIU men’s tennis will travel to Toledo, Ohio for the MAC Championships. Entering the tournament as the second seed, NIU will not play until the second day of action, Friday, in the semifinals. After earning a share of the MAC regular season title after...

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Men’s tennis earns co-MAC championship honors

By Mike Romor | April 23, 2012

NIU men’s tennis grabbed a share of the MAC regular season championship after a series of fortunate events over the weekend. Both NIU and Buffalo had one conference match remaining, with NIU needing a win and a Buffalo loss in order to tie for first....

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Women’s basketball to play 10 games over break, four at home

By Matt Hopkinson | December 4, 2011

Following a respite from basketball games for finals week, NIU women's basketball (3-3) will get back into action Dec. 11th against Chicago-State (0-8) "Personally, I only have two finals," said junior forward Satavia Taylor. "They're both early, too,...

Game delayed due to schedule conflict, NIU baseball offense does just enough

By Andrew Singer | April 13, 2011

Starting pitcher Jake Hermsen and the NIU bats did just enough on Wednesday evening to squeak past Chicago State 4-2 at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy. NIU head coach Ed Mathey was looking to give a lot of his younger players some playing...

Women’s basketball wins home opener

By Jimmy Johnson | November 28, 2010

The NIU women's basketball team had mixed results in its two games over Thanksgiving break. On Tuesday, the Huskies (4-2) concluded their five game road trip by losing to Temple (2-3), 79-56. At the conclusion of the first half, the Owls put NIU in a...