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From left: NIU then-senior guard Kaleb Thornton (3), then-senior guard Darweshi Hunter (24), and then-sophomore guard David Coit (11) get in position to play after a Huskies free throw during an NIU mens basketball home game on Feb. 7, 2023. Thornton and Hunter both transferred from NIU to the University of Akron and Miami University, respectively. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

NIU Athletics’ transfers: Who’s hot and who’s not?

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | February 20, 2024

Like many schools, NIU fell victim to the transfer portal last season. Some departed Huskie athletes are doing better and some are doing worse.  Here are a few athletes who have gotten off to a hot start in their new homes and then some who have gone...

Darweshi Hunter (24) runs down the court beside Bulls junior guard Zid Powell (13), who is attempting to block Hunter. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Darweshi Hunter commits to Miami

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | April 12, 2023

DeKALB – NIU senior guard Darweshi Hunter has committed to Miami University Monday according to Verbal Commits.  Hunter is the second NIU men’s basketball player to transfer this season. Senior guard Kaleb Thornton – who transferred to the University...

Anthony Crump (50) shooting a free throw as lined up players from both teams prepare to recover the shot. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Crump, Hunter enter transfer portal

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | March 28, 2023

DeKALB – NIU senior guard Darweshi Hunter and redshirt senior forward Anthony Crump have entered the transfer portal. Hunter entered the portal Thursday and Crump entered Monday.  Hunter and Crump are two of three NIU players to enter the transfer...

Senior guard Darweshi Hunter attempts a layup in NIUs 85-75 loss on Feb. 28.

Slow start burns Huskies in loss to Buffalo

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | March 1, 2023

DeKALB – A dominant first half led the University at Buffalo to an 85-75 win over the Huskies. Buffalo shot 58% from the field in the first half, while holding NIU to 34% shooting in the first 20 minutes en route to clinching a spot in the Mid-American...

Senior guard Anthony Crump attempts a layup during Saturdays loss to the University of Toledo.

Ice-cold shooting hurts Huskies in loss to Ohio

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | February 22, 2023

DeKALB – NIU fell to Ohio University 77-68 Tuesday thanks to a poor 1-for-19 three-point shooting night, as the Bobcats extended their win streak to six. The Huskies were once again without sophomore guard David Coit, who missed his second straight...

NIU sophomore guard David Coit (11) makes a three-point attempt while Kent State University redshirt senior guard Sincere Carry (3) defends during Tuesdays night Mid-American Conference basketball matchup at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. The Huskies upset the Golden Flashes 86-76. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Huskies strike down Kent State with three-point mania

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | January 24, 2023
NIU sank 13 three-pointers Tuesday as the Huskies, winners of three straight games, downed MAC-unbeaten Kent State during a weeknight home stand.