Northern Star

Breaking Down the Falcons

Danny Albers

December 3, 2014

Football is heading to the MAC Championship game for the fifth-straight season and will play the Bowling Green Falcons for the second year in a row, NIU having lost 47-27 in 2013. The Huskies (10-2, 7-1 MAC) and the Falcons (7-5, 5-3) kick off 6 p.m. Friday at Ford Field in Detroit. Football beat wri...

Wrestling hosts Michigan State

Danny Albers

December 3, 2014

Wrestling hosts its first home solo dual of the season when the Michigan State Spartans come to DeKalb this weekend.The Huskies (7-5) take on the Spartans (2-3) 7 p.m. Friday. The matchup will be held in the Chick Evans Field House due to scheduling conflicts at the Convocation Center. The last time...

Wrestling wins trio of duals on road

Danny Albers

November 30, 2014

Wrestling swept away its competition at the Journeymen/ASICS Northeast Duals to move above .500 for the first time this season.The Huskies (7-5) defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers (0-4), 18-17, the Binghamton Bearcats (1-5), 27-13, and the Sacred Heart Pioneers (0-4), 40-3, Saturday in Troy, N.Y.West Vir...

Wrestling opens home slate

Danny Albers

November 19, 2014

Wrestling is coming home after being on the road for the first month of the season.The Huskies (2-5) look to gain some momentum on the season and get closer to .500 when they take on the Buena Vista Beavers 10 a.m. Saturday and the Tiffin Dragons 2 p.m. Saturday in the Huskie Duals in DeKalb. The Beave...

Football’s defense stifles Bobcats

Danny Albers

November 19, 2014

Football’s defense showed up big once again, holding the Ohio Bobcats to only 14 points Tuesday.The Huskies (9-2, 6-1 MAC) defeated the Bobcats (5-6, 3-4 MAC), 21-14, in Athens, Ohio. The Huskies won for the 42nd time in their last 43 games in which they held their opponent to 24 or fewer points.The...

Leading not new to Brown

Danny Albers

November 19, 2014

Da’Ron Brown stepped into a leadership role when injuries plagued football’s offense.Brown, redshirt senior wide receiver, has been playing wide receiver at NIU for four seasons. So, when fellow senior wide receiver Tommylee Lewis was ruled out for the rest of the season Sept. 23 with a lower body...

Wrestling picks up 1st win, splits four matches

Danny Albers

November 16, 2014

Redshirt sophomore Shawn Scott was the lone NIU wrestler to win all four of his matches as wrestling earned a split at the EMU Duals.The Huskies (2-5) beat the Olivet Comets (0-3) and the Clarion Golden Eagles (0-4) and lost to the Edinboro Fighting Scots (3-1) and the Chattanooga Mocs (3-0), Saturday at ...

Wrestling expects ‘battle’ at EMU Duals

Danny Albers

November 12, 2014

Wrestling has its hands full when it takes on two nationally ranked teams and one of the best teams in Div. III wrestling.The Huskies (0-3) will partake in the EMU Duals Sunday in Ypsilanti, Mich. They take on the Olivet Comets 9 a.m., the Edinboro Fighting Scots 10:30 a.m., the Chattanooga Mocs noon a...

Breaking Down the Rockets

Danny Albers

November 11, 2014

Football and the Toledo Rockets clash in a late-season mid-week battle for the top spot in the MAC West division.The Huskies (7-2, 4-1 MAC) conclude their 2014 home schedule 7 p.m. today at Huskie Stadium when they take on the Rockets (6-3, 5-0 MAC). Football beat writer Danny Albers breaks down the ...

Defense clobbers Ball State on road

A host of Huskies tackle running back Horactio Banks Wednesday at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Ind. The defense forced five turnovers and converted them into 21 points in the 35-21 victory over Ball State.

Danny Albers

November 6, 2014

Football’s defense stepped up big on the road Wednesday at Ball State, shutting down the Cardinals in the second half.The Huskies (7-2, 4-1 MAC) beat the Ball State Cardinals (3-6, 2-3 MAC), 35-21, Wednesday at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Ind.In the fourth quarter, redshirt freshman Anthony Brooks inte...

NIU football clashes with surging Ball State Cardinals

NIU football clashes with surging Ball State Cardinals

Danny Albers

November 4, 2014

Football heads into Ball State needing to keep its hands on the ball if it hopes to hold onto its chances of playing in the MAC Championship game.The Huskies (6-2, 3-1 MAC) visit the Ball State Cardinals (3-5, 2-2 MAC) 7 p.m. today at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Ind.Ball State has forced 10 turnove...

Four wrestlers get on podium at Michigan State Open

Danny Albers

November 3, 2014

Wrestling’s freshmen and sophomore competitors, as well as the upperclassmen, showed a lot of promise Sunday at the Michigan State Open.In an open that holds a tournament for both upperclassmen and freshmen and sophomores, the Huskies placed four wrestlers on the podium.In the open 197-weight class tou...