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Spring break holds nine games for NIU baseball

By Matt Hopkinson | March 7, 2012

Nine games. Eight days. Three states. That’s what spring break looks like for NIU men’s baseball. The nine games will mark the end of the 20-game road trip to start the season for the Huskies (0-11), as they will play six different teams in this slate....

Baseball still has reason to be hopeful

By Matt Hopkinson | March 6, 2012

While it may seem like another awful start, perhaps this is right where NIU baseball wants to be. The Huskies started this season 0-11, almost exactly the same situation they found themselves in last year when they started 0-10. The two starts are also...

Baseball drops four games in Arizona

By Brian Thomas | March 4, 2012

The competition level didn’t get any easier for NIU baseball as it dropped four more games over the weekend in Arizona. The Huskies (0-10) played two top 25 ranked teams in Arizona St. and Oregon St. They also played Winthrop and Saint Mary’s. NIU...

Baseball looks to bottle up wins in Coca Cola Classic

By Matt Hopkinson | February 29, 2012

As White Sox players took batting practice, NIU baseball was in attendance to watch for a short time. The Huskies are in Surprise, Ariz. for their four-game trip and had time to take in some spring training practice while they were at it. NIU will play...

Baseball heading down south to face St. John’s, Texas Tech

By Brian Thomas | February 22, 2012

After being swept by Tennessee in its first three games of the season, NIU baseball will travel to Texas to take on St. John’s and Texas Tech.The Huskies (0-3) will play a double-header Saturday, first against St. John’s followed up by Texas Tech.NIU...

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Baseball gets swept by Tennessee

By Matt Hopkinson | February 19, 2012

With fear of inclement weather for the series finale, NIU baseball played three games in two days, getting swept by Tennessee.In the first series ever between the two teams, the Huskies had hopes to show that they are a strong contender this season. However,...

Baseball still in race for first place

By Andrew Singer | May 8, 2011

A pair of one-run wins at Eastern Michigan over the weekend kept the NIU baseball team in the thick of a tight race for first place in the MAC West. The Huskies (24-22 overall, 12-9 MAC) took two of three in Ypsilanti, Mich., against a team that had won...

Baseball fans the flames in Chicago

By Andrew Singer | May 5, 2011

A night underneath the lights in Chicago ended well for the NIU baseball team, as the Huskies took down UIC 9-7 on Wednesday.An early onslaught of offense gave NIU (22-21 overall, 11-8 MAC) an 8-1 lead through three innings.UIC (22-19) loaded the bases...

Top 10 Huskies of 2010-11: #7 Alex Jones

By Andrew Singer | May 2, 2011

There aren't many shortstops around the MAC that can do what Alex Jones does for the NIU baseball team. With nearly a fourth of the 2011 season left to be played, Jones is No. 7 on the list for his role on a Huskie team (20-21 overall, 10-8 MAC) that...

Zimmerman making impact as freshman

By Andrew Singer | May 2, 2011

Jeff Zimmerman is just glad someone is paying attention to him. While playing for Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park, pitchers would constantly pitch around the young slugger. That isn't the case anymore, playing on the Division I level with...

NIU pitcher Tom Barry delivers a pitch during a game earlier in the season

Baseball suffers sweep over the weekend

By Andrew Singer | May 1, 2011

First place in the MAC West slipped from the grip of the NIU baseball team over the weekend, when Central Michigan swept the Huskies in Mount Pleasant, Mich. NIU (20-21 overall, 10-8 MAC) was on the losing side of two close games to start the series,...

NIU baseball coaches camaraderie goes back 20 years

NIU baseball coaches’ camaraderie goes back 20 years

By Jimmy Johnson | April 27, 2011

Behind every head coach, there's always a continuously working staff that isn't too far behind. For NIU skipper Ed Mathey, his assistant coaches provide him input that's vital in his team's preparation. "It's a very open forum," Mathey said. "I always...