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The booster clinic will be held at the NIU Convocation Center.

COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic to be held at the NIU Convocation Center

By Eddie Drinkwine, Senior News Reporter | September 29, 2022

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department will host a COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday at the NIU Convocation Center. Those who would like to receive a booster vaccine must wait the appropriate amount of time before...

Wrestling ends season with its best record since 2004-05 season

By James Krause | February 23, 2020

DeKALB — NIU’s wrestling team capped off one of its best seasons in recent memory with a dominating 35-3 win Friday over Drexel University.The Huskies allowed the fewest dual points in the win on the season, only giving up a decision win at 133 lbs.Head...

NIU women’s basketball drops third straight game in loss to Central Michigan

By Quentin Wilson | February 23, 2020

DeKALB — Women’s basketball lost a nailbiter to the Central Michigan University Chippewas 70-66 for its third straight loss. “I felt like we had our chances against a really good Central Michigan team,” Head Coach Lisa Carlsen said. “I thought...

Redshirt senior Courtney Woods (left) looks to make a pass Feb. 1 during NIUs 64-63 win over the University at Buffalo at the Convocation Center.

Woods becomes NIU’s second leading scorer all-time in loss to Ball State

By Justin Kelley | February 20, 2020

DeKALB — Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods became NIU’s second leading scorer in program history. Woods passed Carol Owens on the list by scoring 18 points in a 97-89 loss to the Ball State University Cardinals on Wednesday.  Woods passed Owens...

Women’s basketball looks to improve home record Wednesday night

By Mattieu Koetters | February 12, 2020
Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods goes up for a layup on Feb. 1 against the University at Buffalo at the Convocation Center.
Senior Eugene German (10, center)shoots over a RedHawk defender Feb. 1 during NIUs 70-55 win over the Miami University-Ohio RedHawks at the Convocation Center.

2,000 points was not handed to Eugene German

By Mike Knapp | February 3, 2020

DeKALB — Eugene German’s ascent up the NIU men’s basketball career scoring list started innocently enough with two points against Indiana State University in his first game Nov. 11, 2016.Just over three years and 115 games later, his journey to...

Globetrotter Dazzle Kidoń does tricks with a basketball Thursday during the Harlem Globetrotters game at the Convocation Center.

Globetrotters energize the Convo

By Mattieu Kotters | February 2, 2020

The Harlem Globetrotters visited the Convocation Center Thursday, delighting families with equal parts variety and athleticism in a family-friendly show that honored their time-tested legacy. The Globetrotters took to the court to begin the show, followed...

Junior Chris Johnson prepares to take a free throw Jan. 28 during NIUs 61-59 win over Ohio University at the Convocation Center.

McCarty comes up in the clutch again for the Huskies against Ohio University

By Mike Knapp | January 29, 2020

DeKALB — When a game reaches crunch time, it doesn’t hurt to get the basketball in the hands of someone who has been there a few times before.Senior forward Noah McCarty fits that description.When it came time to deliver against the Ohio University...

Mens basketball begins three-game home stand against Western Michigan

Men’s basketball begins three-game home stand against Western Michigan

By Jemea Green | January 25, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team will begin its three-game home stand 3 p.m. Saturday when it hosts the Western Michigan University Broncos. NIU improved its Mid-American Conference record to 3-3 with a 79-69 win over the Kent State University...

Redshirt senior forward Ally May finds space for a layup Nov. 5 during NIU’s home loss to Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

Fourth-quarter struggles cripple Huskies in loss to Milwaukee

By Justin Kelley | December 6, 2019

DeKALB — Turnovers and an inability to score in opportune situations Thursday led to the demise of the women’s basketball team. NIU lost 78-65 to the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Panthers, falling to 3-5 on the season.NIU had control most of...

Junior forward Riley Blackwell reaches for a layup Nov. 5 during NIU’s home loss to Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

After a two-season pause as rivals, the Huskies will face Milwaukee in Wisconsin

By Marcel Carrasco | December 5, 2019

DeKALB – Three years have passed since the last time the women’s basketball team faced the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.On Nov. 16, 2016, the Huskies and Panthers went back and forth at the Convocation Center. The game lasted four quarters...