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Sophomore guard Keshawn WIlliams attempts a layup during Saturdays game against the University of Toledo Rockets. Williams finished as NIUs leading scorer with 19 points in the 100-72 loss at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. (NIU Athletics)

Huskie guards shine as NIU wallops Eastern Illinois

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | December 1, 2022

NIU’s dominant guard play led the way for the Huskies as they got back into the win column with a 90-70 victory over Eastern Illinois University. The Huskies’ backcourt dominated the Panthers’ defense, as they combined for 49 points in the dominant...

Redshirt senior forward Ally May finds space for a layup Nov. 5 during NIU’s home loss to Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

Fourth-quarter struggles cripple Huskies in loss to Milwaukee

By Justin Kelley | December 6, 2019

DeKALB — Turnovers and an inability to score in opportune situations Thursday led to the demise of the women’s basketball team. NIU lost 78-65 to the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Panthers, falling to 3-5 on the season.NIU had control most of...

Men’s soccer to face EIU at home, last game before MAC play

By Marcel Carrasco | October 7, 2019

DeKALB –  Coming off a difficult 5-0 loss Saturday against Saint Mary’s College – California, the men’s soccer team has a chance to regroup 6 p.m. Tuesday when it faces Eastern Illinois University in front of a home crowd at the Soccer and Track...

Students must remain hopeful for Freeman’s presidency

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 19, 2018

Lisa Freeman was approved for contract negotiations Thursday as NIU’s first female president, and the Northern Star Editorial Board would like to express a cautiously optimistic attitude.Despite disagreeing with the override, the Editorial Board recognizes...

Men’s tennis set for a Friday double-header

By Patrick Smith | February 4, 2016

Men’s tennis (3-2) is coming off a 5-2 win over Eastern Illinois University last Saturday and is looking to defeat Southern Illinois University and Chicago State University in a double-header this weekend.The Salukis defeated the Huskies last season...

Men’s tennis looks to beat UIC for second straight season

By Patrick Smith | January 29, 2016

Men’s tennis (2-1) will look to increase its win streak to three games as it takes on an in-state opponent in UIC at 4 p.m. today at 4 p.m.The Huskies defeated the Flames 5-2 in the last meeting between the two teams. NIU head coach Patrick Fisher said...

Women’s basketball pulls off second straight win

By Joren Apiquian | November 25, 2015

Women’s basketball (2-1, 0-0 MAC) defeated Eastern Illinois University (1-4) at home Tuesday with a final score of 79-63.NIU shot 51 percent (30-58) from the field and controlled the majority of the game in terms of paint and glass play. The Huskies...

Sophomore guard Georgia Breunig contests a shot in Tuesday’s game against Wisconsin Lutheran. Breunig picked up a block, a steal and an assist in eight minutes to help lead the Huskies to a 69-42 win.

Women’s basketball bounces back

By Joren Apiquian | November 19, 2015

Women’s basketball (1-1, 0-0 MAC) beat Wisconsin Lutheran (0-1, 0-0 NACC) by 27 points Tuesday at home for its first win of the 2015-16 season.Defensive dominance was a key factor in the Huskies’ 69-42 victory. It was an improvement from the first...

Junior Defender, Richard Hall (#3), tries to rally the Huskies after following behind late in the second half. Northern Illinois succombed to a second half comeback by Milwaukee and would go on to lose the match 1-2 on Tuesday night.

Men’s soccer takes 2-1 loss to Milwaukee

By Christopher Loggins | October 8, 2015

Men’s soccer (6-3-0, 1-0-0 MAC) fell to Milwaukee (3-5-2) in a tight 2-1 game Tuesday at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex.Nine minutes into the first period, the NIU struck first in the game after a goal by sophomore defender Luke Read, his...

Men’s soccer falls 2-0 to No. 1 Creighton

By Christopher Loggins | September 24, 2015

Men’s soccer fell to 4-2-0 Tuesday after a 2-0 loss to Creighton (7-0-0), which snapped a three-game winning streak for the Huskies.Senior goalkeeper Andrew Glaeser made seven saves in the first period, closing a ton of the Bluejays’ opportunties...

As of 2 p.m. Friday, single game tickets were sold out for the Huskie football game against Eastern Illinois, packing the stands at Saturdays game.

Sold-out game makes history

By Kelly Bauer & Rachel Scaman | September 22, 2013

Huskie Stadium saw its first sold-out home opener since 2003 with Saturday’s game against Eastern Illinois University.Single tickets to the game had sold out by Friday, and NIU reported attendance as 23,595. Last season’s home opener, against University...

Time to take out the cats

By Brian Earle | September 19, 2013

Football may find itself in the midst of a trap game when Eastern Illinois comes into Huskie Stadium this Saturday.The Panthers (3-0) are out of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) of the Ohio Valley Conference and are not a team to be taken lightly...