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Then-sophomore guard David Coit stares down his defender in a home game against Western Michigan University on Feb. 11. Coit scored a career-high 34 points to lead NIU mens basketball to an 89-79 victory over DePaul University. (Alyssa Queen | Northern Star)

Coit leads men’s basketball to fifth-straight win

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | November 26, 2023

A career-night from junior guard David Coit pushed NIU men’s basketball (5-1) to an 89-79 victory over the DePaul University Blue Demons (1-5) Saturday.  Coit scored a career-high 34 points on 58% shooting and knocked down a career-best 8 three-pointers...

Junior setter Sophie Hurt sets the volleyball up for her teammate against the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The Huskies were defeated by the Fighting Illini 3-1 on Aug. 26. (Scott Malstrom | NIU Athletics)

Volleyball served with sweep at DePaul

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | September 7, 2023

CHICAGO – NIU volleyball received a bitter taste of Chicago, swallowing a shutout defeat to open tournament play in the Windy City. The Huskies (1-6) sustained their most decisive loss of the season to date, falling 3-0 in the first match of the...

Volleyball matches to be broadcast on ESPN

By Northern Star staff | August 30, 2016

NIU volleyball team will have six of its matches premiere live on ESPN this season.The first of the six will be the team’s first match of the season against DePaul University at 7 p.m. Friday along with NIU versus Iowa 2 p.m. Sunday.The remaining...

Women’s volleyball opens season with NIU Invitational

By Northern Star staff | August 29, 2016

DeKALB | The 2016 NCAA volleyball season begins Friday for the Huskies as they host Iowa, Loyola and DePaul for the annual NIU Invitational at Victor E. Court.The Huskies will face DePaul at 7 p.m.The tournament will continue Saturday with NIU versus Loyola...

Volleyball Coach ties NIU career wins record

Volleyball Coach ties NIU career wins record

By Danielle Brown | August 29, 2016

DeKALB | Ray Gooden, head coach of the the women’s volleyball team, tied the school record in career wins with 266 Friday in DeKalb’s Convocation Center.Gooden, who entered his 15th season with NIU just two wins shy of the record, tied former head...

Volleyball building on strong chemistry

By Danielle Brown | August 22, 2016

Volleyball went 19-11 overall and 14-2 in the Mid-American Conference, making it to the MAC Championship game for the fourth time in six years.Unfortunately, the team fell to University of Ohio in the MAC Championship game in straight sets, 25-17, 25-11,...

DePaul assistant professor to discuss LGBTI medical mistreatment at speaking event

By Northern Star staff | March 31, 2015

DePaul assistant professor Veronica Drantz will discuss medical mistreatment toward LGBTI people at an April 9 speaking event in the Holmes Student Center, Capital Room.The speaking event, the Gender Binary and LGBTI People: Religious Myth and Medial...

Redshirt junior center Pete Rakocevic cheers as the Huskies (13-14, 7-8 MAC) head toward an upset victory over the Toledo Rockets (23-5, 11-4 MAC), 74-66, last season in the Convocation Center. The crowd rushed the court following the win.

Men’s hoops to battle DePaul

By Steve Shonder | December 2, 2014

After countering a 21-point deficit with a 28-2 run, men’s basketball is looking to continue its success when it invades DePaul’s home court.The Huskies (3-1) will face off against the DePaul Blue Demons (3-1) 8 p.m. today at the Allstate Arena in...

DePaul, NIU team for NGOs conference

By Northern Star Staff | November 13, 2013

NIU is teaming up with DePaul University to offer an anthropology of NGOs conference Nov. 19 and 20 at DePaul University’s Loop campus.The purpose of the conference is to evaluate and refine the field of NGO studies as it applies to the anthropological...

Softball falls to DePaul

By Matt Hopkinson | May 1, 2013

Softball was slowed down by a non-conference opponent Wednesday afternoon, dropping a 2-0 affair to DePaul. The Blue Demons (29-19, 14-5 Big East) utilized strong pitching as junior Kirsten Verdun held the Huskies (20-29, 10-8 MAC) to just three hits...

Track and field to compete in Chicagoland championships

By Ed Rietveld | April 3, 2013

After having to get on a plane to travel to its last three competitions, track and field will only have to get on bus this weekend. The Huskies will compete in the Chicagoland championships hosted by Lewis University in Romeoville. The Huskies won this...