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Former Huskie Darrell Bowie stabbed in Romania

By Northern Star Staff | September 16, 2018

Former NIU basketball player Darrell Bowie, 24, is in a Romanian hospital after being stabbed in a club Sunday.Police told the Associated Press that Bowie and Joseph McClain, 25, were attacked Saturday night after a fight broke out in Braila. Bowie and...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies inch toward brighter future

By Steve Shonder | March 16, 2015

Injuries and inconsistent play were the biggest factors in men’s basketball’s season going awry, but a strong foundation for next season is present.The Huskies ended the regular season playing their best basketball of the year — the blowout loss...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies take down Ball State Cardinals in overtime

March 8, 2015

What happenedIt took overtime, but men's basketball (14-15, 8-10 MAC) closed the regular season with a win over the Ball State Cardinals (7-22, 2-16 MAC), 71-67, Friday in Muncie, Ind. The win was the Huskies' fourth in a row, a first this season. The...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies tame Broncos, win 3rd straight

By Steve Shonder | March 4, 2015

What happenedMen's basketball (13-15, 7-10 MAC) won its third-straight game, taking down the Western Michigan Broncos (18-12, 9-8 MAC) Tuesday at the Convocation Center.How it happenedWith the Huskies leading just by one and with only two minutes left,...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies take on red-hot Toledo Rockets

By Steve Shonder | February 24, 2015

What’s happeningMen’s basketball (10-15, 4-10 MAC) heads out on the road to take another shot at beating the Toledo Rockets (18-9, 10-4 MAC) 8 p.m. Wednesday in Toledo, Ohio. The Rockets came out on top, 80-69, when the Huskies met them Jan. 31 in...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies come up short against Central Michigan Chippewas

By Steve Shonder | February 19, 2015

What happenedMen’s basketball (10-14, 4-9 MAC) fell to the Central Michigan Chippewas (19-5, 9-4 MAC), 68-66, Wednesday in Mount Pleasant, Mich. The Huskies remain slated for the No. 10 seed out of 12 teams in the MAC Tournament.How it happenedIn what’s...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies lose to Broncos by a nose

By Steve Shonder | February 16, 2015

What happenedMen’s basketball (10-13, 4-8 MAC) fell to the Western Michigan Broncos (15-10, 6-6 MAC), 69-65, Saturday at in Kalamazoo, Mich.The loss would put NIU at the No. 10 seed out of 12 teams for the MAC Tournament if the season ended today. Seeds...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies burned by Toledo Rockets

By Steve Shonder | February 2, 2015

What happenedMen’s basketball (8-11, 2-6 MAC) lost its third-straight game, as it fell to the Toledo Rockets (13-8, 5-3 MAC), 80-69, Saturday at the Convocation Center.How it happenedDespite keeping pace with the Rockets for most of the game, a scoring...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies aim to ground Rockets’ offense

By Steve Shonder | January 29, 2015

What's happeningMen’s basketball (8-10, 2-5 MAC) will try to snap a two-game skid when it takes on the Toledo Rockets (12-8, 4-3 MAC) 7 p.m. Saturday at the Convocation Center.BreakdownThe Huskies are going to need a strong offensive outing to take...

NIU men’s basketball: Turnovers continue to dog Huskies

By Steve Shonder | January 20, 2015

Turnovers have been the bane for men’s basketball (7-8, 1-3 MAC) as it’s struggled in its last two games, giving up a combined 18 turnovers in the two first halves.It’s been difficult for the Huskies to maintain any offensive momentum when turnovers...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies come up short in MAC home opener

By Steve Shonder | January 12, 2015

Men’s basketball wrapped up winter break with its first home loss in its last 12 home games.The Huskies (7-6, 1-1 MAC) fell to the Kent State Golden Flashes (10-5, 1-1 MAC), 67-65, Saturday at the Convocation Center in a back-and-forth game that ended...

NIU men’s basketball fights for victory over Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils

By Frank Gogola | December 17, 2014

Mark Montgomery, men’s basketball head coach, liked what his team did in the final three-plus minutes of Tuesday's game, but he didn’t like that they had to do it.The Huskies (4-3) held the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (1-9) to a pair of...