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NIU wrestling: Shawn Scott headed to NCAA championships

By Northern Star staff | March 10, 2015

Wrestling redshirt sophomore Shawn Scott punched his ticket to the NCAA Championships on March 19-21 this weekend.Scott took fourth place in the loaded 197-pounded weight class in the double-elimination tournament. He opened Friday with a 4-3 win over...

NIU wrestling: MAC Championships to be a ‘mental game’ for Huskies

By Frank Gogola | March 5, 2015

Head coach Ryan Ludwig doesn’t put much stock into where his wrestlers are pre-seeded for the 2015 MAC Championships.The highest-ranked Huskie for the MAC Championships, a double-elimination tournament which starts 2 p.m. Saturday and continues noon...

NIU wrestling: Huskies take 8th in final MAC rankings

By Northern Star staff | February 24, 2015

Wrestling was ranked eighth out of nine MAC teams in the final conference rankings, the MAC announced today.The teams were ranked by the league’s head coaches in an open forum. A first-place vote earned a team four points; a second-place vote was worth...

Senior wrestler Tyler Argue (center right) is recognized for his four years at NIU prior to Friday’s dual against the Buffalo Bulls at the Convocation Center. Argue was joined by his dad, David Argue (center), his mom, Monica Argue (center left), and head coach Ryan Ludwig (far right).

Cancer dual: NIU wrestler Tyler Argue perseveres through mom’s 2 bouts with breast cancer

By Frank Gogola | February 23, 2015

Senior wrestler Tyler Argue knew something strange was going on with his family when he would head home over the weekend freshman year.“All I know is I would go home … and see doctors’ notes on the fridge from like Loyola University and everything...

NIU wrestling: Huskies bounce Buffalo Bulls on Senior Night

By Frank Gogola | February 21, 2015

What happenedThe Huskies (10-11, 2-5 MAC) beat the Buffalo Bulls (5-14, 0-8 MAC), 26-10, Friday at Victor E. Court on Senior Night.How it happenedThe Huskies won six of the final seven matches after dropping two of the first three matches to open the...

NIU wrestling: Huskies close regular season with 2 home duals

By Frank Gogola | February 20, 2015

What’s happeningWrestling will close out its regular season with a pair of home duals this weekend.The Huskies (9-11, 1-5 MAC) host the Buffalo Bulls (5-13, 0-7 MAC) 7 p.m. Friday at Victor E. Court for Senior Night. They then face off with the Old...

NIU wrestling: Seniors Tyler Argue, Derek Elmore ready for final home duals

By Frank Gogola | February 19, 2015

Seniors Tyler Argue and Derek Elmore will wrestle their final home matches this weekend.The Huskies (9-11, 1-5 MAC) take on the Buffalo Bulls (5-13, 0-7 MAC) 7 p.m. Friday at the Convocation Center for Senior Night. Head coach Ryan Ludwig said Argue and...

NIU wrestling: Kent State hands Huskies big loss

By Frank Gogola | February 16, 2015

What happenedWrestling (9-11, 1-5 MAC) couldn’t hold its own against the Kent State Golden Flashes (8-12, 4-4 MAC) as it lost 27-6 Friday at the M.A.C. Center in Kent, Ohio.How it happenedThe Huskies jumped out to a 3-0 lead as senior Derek Elmore won...

NIU wrestling: Huskies need ‘total team effort’ against Kent State

By Frank Gogola | February 13, 2015

What’s happeningWrestling (9-10, 1-4 MAC) will look to string together wins for the first time since a 3-0 day Nov. 29 when it takes on the Kent State Golden Flashes (7-12, 3-4 MAC) 6 p.m. Friday at the M.A.C. Center in Kent, Ohio.BreakdownThe Huskies...

Junior Andrew Morse (157) looks for an opening to shoot in on Eastern Michigan’s Brandon Zeerip during Friday’s dual at Victor E. Court. Morse lost by a 3-2 decision, but the Huskies beat the Eagles, 21-12.

NIU wrestling: Huskies surge to 1st MAC win

By Frank Gogola | February 9, 2015

What happenedWrestling (9-10, 1-4 MAC) notched its first conference victory of the season Friday with a 21-12 win over the Eastern Michigan Eagles (7-9, 0-4 MAC) at the Convocation Center.How it happenedComing out of intermission knotted 9-9, the Huskies...

NIU wrestling: Huskies devoured by Bobcats, Tigers

By Northern Star staff | January 26, 2015

Wrestling failed to pick up its first MAC win, coming up short against the Ohio Bobcats and the No. 3 Missouri Tigers this weekend.The Huskies (8-10, 0-4 MAC) fell to the Bobcats (7-4, 3-3 MAC), 21-16, Friday at the Convocation Center. Sunday, the Huskies...

Wrestling hosts Michigan State

By 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...