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Baseball set to begin season at Southern Utah

By Andrew Singer | February 17, 2011

Today signals the beginning of a new era in college baseball, as new NCAA-mandated bats will be used in games for the first time. The bats are designed to resemble wood in their performance and will most likely lead to a significant decrease in the number...

Mound duties still need to be determined for NIU baseball

By Andrew Singer | February 15, 2011

DeKALB | Opening day for the NIU baseball team is two days away, but the Huskies’ pitching rotation is still far from set. Before jotting down the 2011 rotation in pen, ninth-year head coach Ed Mathey wants to see how his pitchers throw in the first...

Ralph McKinzie Field renovated

By Andrew Singer | February 1, 2011

NAPERVILLE | Renovations to Ralph McKinzie Field and talk of an indoor-practice facility highlighted the NIU baseball team's leadoff banquet Sunday evening.NIU Athletic Director Jeff Compher and NIU baseball head coach Ed Mathey discussed the state of...

Recruitment needs emphasis

By Editorial Board | November 10, 2010

  Recruitment, enrollment and student retainment are all concerns of any university, especially when the economy is taken into consideration. Beginning with the Feb. 14 shootings, there has been a rise in the number of violent crimes on campus and in...

NCAA mandates use of new bats

By Andrew Singer | November 2, 2010

Come this spring, there will be one question racing through the minds of college baseball fans everywhere: Why aren’t the bats making that discernible ping sound?With an eye toward player safety and lower scoring, the NCAA has mandated that all teams...

Huskies complete fall ball set

By Andrew Singer | October 21, 2010

While the baseball world's attention is squarely on the 2010 MLB season's dying days, the NIU baseball team has already begun preparation for its 2011 campaign.Wednesday marked the conclusion of the Red/Black series for NIU. The annual intrasquad set...