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Huskie Hunks prepare to compete

By KeAndre Worthy | November 18, 2013

The Huskie Hunks are preparing to compete at their first a cappella competition as the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella approaches.The quarterfinals for the competition will be held at DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road; the semifinals...

Huskie briefs for 5/01/12

By Dustin King | April 30, 2012

NIU baseball’s Kyle Glancy and women’s golf’s Kelsie Passolt were named the NIU Scholar Athletes of the Week for April 23 through April 29, according to a press release. Glancy, a senior marketing major, earned two saves over the weekend against...

Coaches Corner: Tom Porten

By Dustin King | April 23, 2012

Tom Porten, NIU men’s golf coach, sat down with the Northern Star to find out who his favorite golfer is and what his pre-game rituals are. Northern Star: Do you have any pre-game rituals? Tom Porten: Yes. I always carry three dimes in my left pocket...

April 6, 2012, Chicagoland Intercollegiate Championships

NIU track and field looks to continue succes at Kansas Relays

By Dustin King | April 17, 2012

NIU track and field will look to keep continue its outdoor success with the Kansas Relays Thursday in Lawrence, Kan. The Huskies are coming off the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational, where they finished eighth and third in the two day event. The Kansas...

Greg Hipp

Coaches Corner: Greg Hipp

By Dustin King | April 10, 2012

Greg Hipp, NIU cross Country coach, finished his first season with the Huskies this past year. The Northern Star talked to Hipp about his hobbies, favorite music and his favorite places to get food. Northern Star: Do you have any pre-game rituals to get...

Men’s golf balancing books and hitting the links

By Dustin King | April 4, 2012

Over the past month, Kurtis Luedtke, NIU men’s golfer, had a conflicting schedule. “It’s really hard,” Luedtke said. “You have to learn how to compartmentalize your life. When you’re on the course, you can’t think about school, and when...

Coaches corner: Connie Teaberry

By Dustin King | March 5, 2012

Connie Teaberry, NIU track and field coach, has been coaching the Huskies since 2004. This season, the St. Louis native coached the Huskies to their best finish in the MAC Indoor Conference Championship in the program’s history. The Northern Star talked...

Kellyman, Gregory highlight track and field at MAC Indoor Championships

By Dustin King | February 26, 2012

Chanel Kellyman and Megan Gregory’s gold medal performances highlighted NIU track and field’s run at the MAC Indoor Championships held in Akron, Ohio this weekend. The Huskies finished in seventh place overall with a score of 48 points, which is the...

The Rant: Buy into the Lin hype

By Dustin King | February 20, 2012

Every once in awhile, an athlete comes along that's so polarizing, he is always the topic of discussion.Jeremy Lin has become just that.About two months ago, he was a free agent and clueless if his NBA dream would become reality.Now he's been receiving...

The Rant: Colts need to dump Peyton Manning

By Dustin King | February 13, 2012

Now that the NFL season ended with the New York Giants and Eli Manning winning the Super Bowl, Eli's older brother, Peyton has a uncertain future.Should he stay or leave the Indianapolis Colts?If you're Colts owner Jim Irsay, the answer is let him go.We...