Northern Star

Culture revolution continues under Colhoff as the head coach looks to the future

Jarrett Huff

December 5, 2019

DeKALB — On a snowy Halloween afternoon, the women’s soccer team had one last chance to close the season on a high note, putting everything out on the field.The wind chilled to the bone, dispersing snow flurries all over the field and into the faces of the players.It was wet. It was freezing. It did...

Huskies snap two-game losing skid as Woods, Koker lead women’s basketball to victory

Junior guard Gabby Nikitinaite (right)- leans in for a drive to the basket Nov. 5 during NIU’s season-opening loss against Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

Justin Kelley

November 30, 2019

DeKALB — The women's basketball team picked up a much needed win Friday against the Tennessee Tech University Golden Eagles, winning 82-74 and snapping a two-game losing skid.NIU was led by redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods with 23 points and six rebounds.The Huskies received double-digit point...

Huskies look to spoil Broncos’ MAC title hopes, seniors ready to gear up one last time

James Krause

November 25, 2019

DeKALB — The football team may not have a conference championship or bowl game after Tuesday night, but it can end its year with a win over the Western Michigan University Broncos.The Huskies were eliminated from postseason contention Tueaday in a 45-17 loss to the Eastern Michigan University Eagle...

Tutt falls shorts of personal goals at national race, leaves Terre Haute as best placing Huskie in program history

Junior Ashley Tutt inches her way to a first-place finish Nov. 2 during the 2019 Mid-American Conference Championships hosted by NIU at the North 40 course.

Marcel Carrasco

November 23, 2019

DeKALB — Nine seconds.Nine seconds separated Ashley Tutt from All-American honors, a feat she set out to accomplish before her appearance at the 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships.The Huskie fell 10 spots short, yet she ran with all of her heart. Although missing her goal, Tutt has a lot to smile about....

Tutt ready to come out of Terre Haute with honors to her name

Marcel Carrasco

November 21, 2019

DeKALB – All-American is the ultimate goal.That is what 2019 Mid-American Conference Champion Ashley Tutt said she is ready to fight for."I am so excited to be able to compete at such a prestigious event," Tutt said. "I am confident going into the race, knowing I can still do something at nationals...

Knee injuries jeopardized Neslund’s career, the Huskie fought back for her final season at NIU

Senior Lauren Neslund clears the ball from danger Aug. 9, 2017 during NIU's exhibition match against Drake University.

Jarrett Huff

November 20, 2019

DeKALB — For Lauren Neslund, the road to being a starting center back on the women’s soccer team has been far from easy, as she’s dealt with adversity every step of the way. Neslund, a captain and starting defender for the women’s soccer team, has dealt with a torn ACL in high school, little playing ...

That time I… played at a Bear’s halftime show

That time I... played at a Bear's halftime show

Jordan Radloff

October 28, 2019

I have had the opportunity to perform at many cool places in my musical career. Recently, I was able to play for one of the largest crowds yet when I performed with the Huskie Marching Band during the halftime show at the Bears Sunday. Performing at Soldier Field, which has a capacity of 61,500, accordi...

Hammock is an exemplary choice

Head Coach Thomas Hammock speaking at Friday’s news conference after he was announced as the new head coach

Northern Star Editorial Board

January 23, 2019

The Northern Star Editorial Board would like to congratulate Head Football Coach Thomas Hammock and NIU for finding a perfect marriage. In sports, loyalty is never easy to come by, and Hammock exemplifies the Huskies’ “hard way.”Hammock played football at NIU from 2000-2002 but had his career cut short...

Coach contract process flawed

Coach contract process flawed

Northern Star Editorial Board

November 7, 2018

The Northern Star Editorial Board believes Sean T. Frazier, Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics, should not be allowed to sign off on contract negotiations without the consent of the Board of Trustees.This statement comes following the quiet four-year extension of football Head Coach Rod Carey’s con...

Letter to The Editor: NIU needs better MAC players

Letter to The Editor

Don Lass

March 26, 2018

Believe it or not, I graduated in 1968, with a BS in marketing. I am also a basketball fan despite being ancient – I’m 71 years old. I simply have not figured out why NIU cannot find a basketball coach who can recruit players that are competitive in the MAC.Coaches come and go and yet no one in the...

New York Fashion Week hints at new trends

New York Fashion Week hit the streets with a statement of strength and bold choices.

Cris Rojo

September 21, 2017

From rising models to the most vibrant and bold looks on the runways here is everything fashion lovers need to know about the Spring 2018 collections from New York Fashion Week.New York’s Park Avenue Armory was the place to be at the eve of New York Fashion Week. Thursday, Tom Ford sent the fashion wor...

Q&A with Sam Morreale

NIU gymnasts gather around to hear Gymnastics Head Coach Sam Morreale give advice during a gymnastics meet.

Matt Hopkinson

February 12, 2013

Sam’s brother owns the now Energy in Sycamore, grew up in Addison Illinois, was a gymnast at NIU starting in 1984 as a walk-on. Coached nine years as an assistant to the team, in his second year as head coach.. Northern Star: You did not grow up in Sycamore or DeKalb, but how long have you been involved wi...