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Huskies in the NFL: week 13 performance recap

By Kyle Mathas | December 5, 2019

DeKALB – Week 13 of the NFL season featured multiple former Huskie football players who represented NIU in big ways.Guard Max Scharping once again played every offensive snap when on Sunday night the Houston Texans defeated the New England Patriots...

Gary Wenstrup, adjunct professor, answers audience questions at the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Lecturer explores musical significance of Motown Studios

By Sophia Mullowney | February 3, 2019

DeKALB — Residents gathered at the DeKalb Library to learn about the music of Motown Studios and sample a variety of hits released through the 1960s and 1970s during Motown: Music that Moved the World.The event was hosted Saturday at the DeKalb Public...

Graduating editors say goodbye to the Star

By Michael Urbanec & Tom Burton | December 9, 2018

Always be willing to learnMichael Urbanec | Sports EditorI wasn’t well prepared when Madison Kacer hired me as a news reporter for the Northern Star in fall 2017. I came in with the same story many of our writers have: We were all told we were good...

Huskies head to bowl game

By Northern Star Staff | December 4, 2017

DeKalb | Even though the football team didn’t make the Mid-American Conference Championship, it will still head to Ford Field Dec. 26 for its bowl game.NIU and MAC officials announced Sunday the Huskies (8-4, 6-2 MAC) will battle the Duke University...

Sophomore Louis-Philippe Hamel swings in a match this season. Hamel defeated Rithwik Rajshekhar Raman in a singles match on Sunday to help defeat UWW.

Men’s tennis back over .500 after two wins

By Patrick Smith | January 28, 2016

Men’s tennis (2-1) ended its weekend victorious again as it dominated the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Sunday by a score of 7-0. The Huskies managed to still have lots of energy after already playing a game against Detroit earlier in the day...

Mens tennis gets on track with W

Men’s tennis gets on track with W

By Patrick Smith | January 25, 2016

Men’s tennis opened its season against the University of Wisconsin on Friday, taking a 5-2 loss and dropping a second consecutive season opener.The Huskies weren’t able to get any momentum going from the beginning, falling behind early and making...

NIU men’s tennis: Huskies sweep Detroit Titans over weekend

By Patrick Smith | April 13, 2015

Men’s tennis defeated the Detroit Titans on Thursday in Detroit.The Huskies (16-5, 2-1 MAC) swept the Titans (5-12), 4-0, to improve to 6-5 in true road games this season. The Huskies have now won back-to-back road games for the first time since early...

Footballs Tyler Loos has been on the sidelines of the MAC Championship game for 4 years, but thats changing Friday

Football’s Tyler Loos has been on the sidelines of the MAC Championship game for 4 years, but that’s changing Friday

By Frank Gogola | December 4, 2014

For Tyler Loos, redshirt senior left tackle, the fifth time’s the charm.Loos missed the Huskies’ MAC title game each of the last four seasons due to redshirting or being sidelined with injuries. He’ll see his first MAC Championship game action when...

NIU football players celebrate in the locker room after beating the Western Michigan Broncos Friday at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich. NIU won, 31-21.

Pass/Fail: NIU offers low-priced tickets for game, Christmas music has started to spread

By Carl Nadig | December 3, 2014

Pass: NIU offers low-priced tickets for gameNIU is offering a financially reasonable deal for those who want to travel to the upcoming MAC Championship football game.NIU is providing students a chance to go to Ford Field in Detroit for $20. The fan package...

NIU students celebrate Homecoming weekend by tailgating outside of Huskie Stadium Saturday before the football game.

NIU offers $20 student fan package for 2014 MAC Championship football game

By Northern Star Staff | November 30, 2014

NIU will sell a student fan bus package to the MAC Championship as the Huskies face the Bowling Green Falcons Friday at Ford Field in Detroit.The $20 packages include a coach bus ride to Ford Field, dinner at Rub BBQ Pub in Detroit, one student game ticket...

Rapid Reaction: NIU football 31, Western Michigan Broncos 21

November 28, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (10-2, 7-1 MAC) scored the game’s final 24 points to beat the Western Michigan Broncos (8-4, 6-2 MAC), 31-21, to clinch the MAC West title.How it happened: Freshman kicker Christian Hagan split the uprights on a 40-yard field...

Dave Doeren, former NIU football head coach, poses with the MAC Championship trophy and members of his team at the MAC Championship in Detroit in 2012. After securing the trophy for the second year in a row, NIU was chosen to play in the BCS’s Orange Bowl.

NIU to fight for three-peat in MAC Champ game Friday

By Brian Earle | December 5, 2013

Football is heading back to Detroit for the fourth consecutive season, this time with a chance for a three-peat when it takes on Bowling Green for the MAC Championship 7 p.m. Friday at Ford Field in Detroit.The Falcons’ (9-3, 7-1 MAC) defensive unit...