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Redshirt Sophomore linebacker Vinny Labus (50) and Nick Rattin, first-year linebacker Nick Rattin (38) prepare for an Akron snap Saturday during NIUs 49-0 victory at Huskie Stadium.

Walk-on linebackers Rattin and Labus shine in Akron win

By James Krause | October 28, 2019

DeKALB — In his first tweet following his team handling Akron 49-0 Saturday, Head Coach Thomas Hammock captioned a video of first-year linebacker Nick Rattin's interception return touchdown.{{tncms-inline account="Thomas Hammock" html="<blockquote...

Huskies pick up first season victory against Central Michigan Chippewas

By James Krause | September 17, 2018

Huskies overcome hurdles in 24-16 winClutch defensive stops helped the NIU football team pick up their first victory of the season Saturday, beating the Central Michigan Chippewas 24-16.The defensive end of the Huskies were put in difficult situations...

Huskies continue quest for 20 wins

By Krystal Ward | February 22, 2016

Men’s basketball (18-8, 7-6 MAC) will take on Central Michigan University(14-12, 7-6 MAC) Tuesday in its quest for a 20-win season.NIU head coach Mark Montgomery said the last meeting between the teams on Jan. 19 was a “typical MAC game.” NIU did...

Sophomore Chandler Kinley practices last week as volleyball prepared for games against both Central and Eastern Michigan. The Huskies went undefeated on the weekend, sweeping both teams.

Volleyball sweeps through Michigan rivals

By Danielle Brown | November 2, 2015

Volleyball (13-10, 9-2 MAC) swept both Eastern Michigan (12-12, 4-7 MAC) and Central Michigan (10-15, 5-7 MAC) over the weekend.Eastern MichiganThe Huskies were hitting strong kills early on that advanced their score, making it difficult for Eastern Michigan...

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...

Football takes loss to CMU in tough bout

By Christopher Loggins | October 5, 2015

Turnovers and low scoring gave football (2-3, 0-1 MAC) its third straight loss as it fell 29-19 to Central Michigan (2-3, 1-0 MAC) to end its three-game road trip.First halfNIU got off to a quick start in the first quarter as sophomore cornerback Shawun...

Loggins: No need to panic, Huskies will be just fine

By Christopher Loggins | October 5, 2015

Fans of Huskie football have been spoiled for some time now, but the start of this season should humble all of us.I’ve bragged for a long time about how I felt NIU deserved to be ranked nationally and was the best college football team in all of Illinois,...

Huskies lose to Central Michigan, drop third-straight game

By Patrick Smith | October 3, 2015

Football (2-3, 0-1 MAC) lost their third straight game after falling to conference rival Central Michigan (2-3, 1-0 MAC) 29-19.The Huskies got off to a quick start as junior running back Joel Bouagnon scored a 1-yard touchdown run to cap off a six-play,...

Central Michigan Breakdown

By Christopher Loggins | October 1, 2015

Sports Editor Christopher Loggins breaks down key players for the Chippewas as they face off against the Huskies at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Mount Pleasant, Mich. on ESPN3. Central Michigan won the last matchup between the teams 34-17.QuarterbackJunior quarterback...

Football facing first 3-game slide in 5 years

By Patrick Smith | October 1, 2015

 After a two-game skid, football (2-2, 0-0 MAC), which hasn’t lost three straight games in five seasons, will face off in a battle against Central Michigan (1-3, 0-0 MAC) Saturday at Kelly Shorts Stadium.The Huskies are coming off of a close loss,...

Tara Austin, a Junior from Joliet, Illinois, celebrates a point with her teammates. Austin led the Huskies in kills and points in their 3-0 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday night.

Volleyball ends 4-game losing skid with 2 straight wins

By Danielle Brown | September 28, 2015

Volleyball (6-8, 2-0 MAC) faced off against Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan over the weekend, giving it a 2-0 start to conference play.Central MichiganThe game began with back-and-forth play from both teams as the first set was tied 7-7. Both teams...

Sophomore midfielder Lauren Gierman awaits the ball in a Sept. 25 game against Toledo. Gierman scored both goals in the game for the Huskies, giving her a second two-goal game in her career.

Gierman’s two-goal game completes weekend sweep

By Raven Boyd | September 28, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-7-0, 1-1-0 MAC) went head-to-head with the Toledo Rockets and the Central Michigan Chippewas last weekend, defeating Toledo and losing to Central Michigan.ToledoThe Huskies took down the Rockets 2-0 in game one, granting them their...