Northern Star

 

Advertisement

 

 
Northern Star

Northern Illinois University’s student news organization since 1899

 

Ensure student journalism survives. Donate today.

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

Head Coach Rod Carey’s contract quietly extended through 2022

By Eddie Garcia | November 1, 2018

Head Coach Rod Carey’s time at NIU was quietly extended until 2022, and he is expected to earn an estimated $2.4 million over the next four years, according to the third amendment made to his contract Jan. 5.The newly amended contract, which was provided...

Huskie fan advisory board is accepting applications

By Northern Star Staff | April 27, 2017

DeKALB — The NIU Athletic Committee has opened applications for the new Huskie Fan Advisory Board that will begin its meetings in August.The Huskie Fan Advisory Board is a volunteer-based group who hopes to improve fan experience as well as university-alumni...

Gogola: Coach Bennett resigns, but Athletic Department refuses to say why

Gogola: Coach Bennett resigns, but Athletic Department refuses to say why

By Frank Gogola | May 4, 2015

Kathi Bennett, who resigned as the women’s basketball head coach on Wednesday, lived and breathed basketball; her unbriddled passion and fire for basketball adds to the mystery of her resignation from NIU without any mention of why.Bennett was wholeheartedly...

NIU football: Draft of Huskie Stadium turf released, but it doesnt show final design

NIU football: Draft of Huskie Stadium turf released, but it doesn’t show final design

By Frank Gogola | April 21, 2015

A photo rendering that purports to show the new turf design for Huskie Stadium is far from the final design, said Donna Turner, associate athletic director for communications.The rendering was created to send out to the companies bidding on the turf to...

Online voting open for NIU Play of the Year

By Northern Star staff | April 20, 2015

Voting is open online until April 22 for Play of the Year, an award that will be presented at the sixth Victors awards banquet on April 27 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.Nominees include Paris Logan’s interception at Northwestern, Lauren...

Junior Aksel Bolin shoots the ball in the game against Central Michigan University on Saturday.

Woes of a sports enthusiast in the summer

By Jacob Onak | July 8, 2013

To be honest, when it comes to sports the summer isn’t too exciting.Now that the super exciting NHL season is over there isn’t much left to keep our energy up, especially when it comes to NIU athletics. Huskie fans are counting down the days ’til...

MAC to help cover NIU’s costs for Orange Bowl

By Erin Kolb | December 9, 2012

NIU is receiving a little help from a friend. MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher pushed forward a plan to help alleviate some of the costs NIU will incur from the Orange Bowl. Steinbrecher said the MAC is buying 17,500 tickets for NIU students. Each student...

Freddy E. Sparks-Ward

Butler stabbed Sunday, back in gym Monday

By Lauren Dielman | July 24, 2012

DeKALB | Football player Devon Butler, 20, received a knife wound in his upper chest after being involved in an altercation Sunday morning in the 800 block of Regent Drive, according to a press release from the DeKalb Police Department. At 3 a.m., Butler...

See you in another life when we are both cats

By Jimmy Johnson | May 6, 2012

Of the over hundred stories I wrote at the Northern Star, I loved writing every single one of them. The Cameron Bell feature? Best interview of my life. Talking to Connie Teaberry about track and field, and how the weather was so gloomy? Always puts a...

Wicinski, three other NIU volleyball players request their release from program

Wicinski, three other NIU volleyball players request their release from program

By Mike Romor | February 27, 2012

Following its best season in recent memory, NIU volleyball’s Lauren Wicinski, along with three other Huskies, decided to file for a release in hopes of transferring to another school. Despite a combined 55-15 overall record in her two seasons at NIU,...

Caseys General Store, 1001 N. Annie Glidden Rd., is raffling
off a football autographed by the 2011 NIU Huskies football team.
The money raised for the football will go to St. Jude Childrens
Research Hospital. The winner will be drawn on November 1.

Huskies raise money for children’s hospital by donating autographed football

By Faith Healy | October 25, 2011

Casey's General Store is offering people a chance to win an autographed NIU game ball by donating $1 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.During October, Casey's General Store raises money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, but the DeKalb...