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‘Inside the Huskies’ podcast to debut

By Northern Star Staff | August 27, 2018

The Northern Star is revitalizing its digital content, including the new podcast, “Inside the Huskies,” which will delve into the lives of athletes and coaches outside their sports.“Inside the Huskies” will be replaced the “Press Box” podcast,...

Baseball: a lifelong passion for NIU infielder

By Eddie Garcia | May 7, 2018

A 3-year-old walked up to the plate for the first time in his little league career wearing his father’s cleats, which were three sizes too big, and smacked a double on the first pitch he saw.Maribel Reyes, mother of senior baseball infielder Samuel...

Courtney Woods, women’s basketball junior guard, dribbles past her defender in the Huskies’ 84-77 home loss March 5 to Eastern Michigan.

Huskie star builds family legacy

By Eddie Garcia | March 22, 2018

DeKALB — Not every kid can say they grew up being coached by a professional basketball player, but that was the reality for one NIU athlete for whom basketball is a way of life.Courtney Woods, women’s basketball junior guard, began shooting a basketball...

Women’s basketball season ends in defeat

By Eddie Garcia | March 6, 2018

With the NCAA tournament right around the corner, the women’s basketball team’s journey to the tourney was cut short.The Huskies (15-15, 7-12 Mid-American Conference) began the contest with a 9-2 run in the opening three minutes of the game, but the...

Huskies drop regular season finale at home

By Eddie Garcia | March 4, 2018

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team was unable to finish off its regular season on a high note and was defeated Saturday by the Western Michigan Broncos 85-66.The Huskies (15-14, 7-11 Mid-American Conference) had poor ball handling and an early shooting...

Women’s basketball gets big win

By Eddie Garcia | February 25, 2018

DeKalb — The women’s basketball team increased its chances for home court advantage for the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament Saturday by defeating the Eastern Michigan Eagles (10-17, 6-10 MAC) 84-75.NIU (14-13, 6-10 MAC) was able...

Huskies can’t hang with Chippewas

By Eddie Garcia | February 22, 2018

The women’s basketball team fell to the Central Michigan Chippewas Wednesday 91-77 despite an early shooting spark on offense.The Huskies (13-13, 5-10 Mid-American Conference) shot over 45 percent from the field, but it was not enough as the Chippewa’s...

NIU Athletics searching for naming rights partner

By Eddie Garcia | February 15, 2018

DeKALB — NIU is declaring a Request for Proposal in search of potential business partners for the naming rights to the Convocation Center. This is the first time any school has done something like this in the state of Illinois.Sean T. Frazier, associate...

Bench play leads Huskies past Falcons

By Eddie Garcia | February 12, 2018

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team extended its three-game winning streak Saturday as it came back from an 11-point deficit to beat Bowling Green State University (10-14, 2-11 Mid-American Conference) 73-68.The Huskies (13-11, 5-8 MAC) came out...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady talks with wide receivers Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola before a game Dec. 3. The Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles are set to meet in 2018 Super Bowl 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Minneapolis. 

2018 Super Bowl Predictions

By Northern Star Sports Staff | February 2, 2018

Tom Burton, Sports Editor: Patriots win 31-21Credit to the Philadelphia Eagles for winning the NFC after losing its starting quarterback in Carson Wentz for the season, but the underdog story ends here. Quarterback Nick Foles and company will not be able...

Baller Breakdown: Courtney Woods

By Eddie Garcia | February 1, 2018

Name: Courtney WoodsPosition: Guard/ForwardHometown: Brisbane, AustraliaFavorite sports team(s): Brisbane Broncos (Australia) & the Seattle SeahawksInteresting fact: Flames on her car and a dollar sign on her hood.When you started playing basketball:...

Women’s basketball continues skid

By Eddie Garcia | January 29, 2018

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team was trailing early in the game as Ball State dominated the offensive boards 17-7 against NIU’s No. 13 ranked defensive rebounding squad.The Huskies (10-10, 2-7 Mid-American Conference) suffered their sixth consecutive...