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Former Huskies hooping overseas

By Matt Hopkinson | November 29, 2011

An old saying goes that one should always follow her heart.Nothing could be more true of two former NIU women's basketball players, who now play in the PLKK Polish League.Record setting players Marke Freeman and Ebony Ellis both enjoyed much success at...

NIU guard Danielle Pulliam plays defense in a game earlier this season. Pulliam and the Huskies were knocked out of the MAC Tournament on Sunday night by Ohio.

Women’s basketball season is all wraped-up

By Jimmy Johnson | March 8, 2011

Before the season started, NIU head women's basketball coach Kathi Bennett said that building the program would be a process. Years from now, Bennett may look back at this season as a missed opportunity for a talented senior class. The Huskies' (13-17...

Women’s basketball loses at home in MAC Tourney

By Jimmy Johnson | March 7, 2011

A run in the MAC Tournament was not in store for the NIU women's basketball team. The Huskies (13-17, 7-10 MAC) dropped their first-round matchup against Ohio (9-21, 5-12 MAC), 72-56. An early exit by NIU was an upset, seeding-wise, being the seventh...

Seniors underperform in final game

By Katie Leb | March 7, 2011

In every season, a final game is imminent. And while most players for NIU can look forward to next year, Ebony Ellis and Marke Freeman are not among them, as the two leading seniors could not help the Huskies overcome the shooting of Ohio (9-21 overall,...

Huskie Sports Briefs: March 1

By Jimmy Johnson | February 28, 2011

Volleyball assistant honored with award NIU volleyball assistant coach Coley Pawlikowski is being recognized for her work with the team. Pawlikowski was one as one of the up-and-coming assistant coaches that was named by the American Volleyball Coaches...

Huskies lose by 27-points in womens basketball

Huskies lose by 27-points in women’s basketball

By Katie Leb | February 20, 2011

A successful trip to Ypsilanti, Mich. was not to be had as the Huskies fell to Eastern Michigan 62-35 on Saturday. After beginning the day with eight straight missed shots, center Ebony Ellis put the Huskies (11-15 overall, 5-8 MAC) on the scoreboard...

CMU shoots itself out of the game

By Andrew Singer | February 16, 2011

Beating one of the best teams in the MAC West is an accomplishment any way you look at it, but NIU's 59-45 victory over Central Michigan had some asterisks to examine. The Chippewas (16-8 overall, 8-4 MAC) showed up at the Convocation Center on Wednesday...

Women’s basketball comes from behind on road

By Katie Leb | February 13, 2011

For the second time this season, the NIU women's basketball team played an additional five minutes of basketball. For the first time, the team claimed victory at the end, taming Buffalo in a decisive overtime period to take the game 61-53, snapping the...

Inside game was key to Akron’s dominance over NIU

By Chris Dertz | February 6, 2011

DeKALB | One play perfectly represented the course of action in NIU’s 72-43 loss to Akron on Saturday afternoon. At 17:32 in the second half, NIU center Ebony Ellis received a pass in the low block, posted up on her defender, faked to her left and pivoted...

Women’s basketball: It is now or never

By Katie Leb | February 1, 2011

At some point in all of our lives we have said "it is now or never." And even if it has not been in those exact words, there has been an occasion where we come to the realization that we either have to focus and pick it up, or give in to failure and defeat....

Women’s basketball wins home opener

By Jimmy Johnson | November 28, 2010

The NIU women's basketball team had mixed results in its two games over Thanksgiving break. On Tuesday, the Huskies (4-2) concluded their five game road trip by losing to Temple (2-3), 79-56. At the conclusion of the first half, the Owls put NIU in a...

Women’s basketball splits on weekend

By Jimmy Johnson | November 14, 2010

NIU women's head basketball coach Kathi Bennett experienced her first win and loss all in one weekend. The Huskies (1-1) placed third at the Minnesota Best Buy Classic, and it didn't take long for Bennett's defensive philosophy to rub off on her team....