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Huskies eliminated from MAC tournament

Huskies eliminated from MAC tournament

By Roland Hacker | November 7, 2018

The men’s soccer season came to an abrupt end Tuesday when the Huskies were knocked out of the Mid-American Conference Tournament by the Western Michigan University Broncos.The Broncos won the game 3-1 and thoroughly outplayed NIU after conceding the...

Men’s soccer ready for new era

By Mateo Avila | July 31, 2017

DeKalb — A new season for the men’s soccer team kicks off with the Cardinal and Black scrimmage 5 p.m. Aug. 12 followed by an exhibition 3 p.m. Aug. 15 against the Loyola University Ramblers.The Huskies hired new head coach Ryan Swan Jan. 23 to replace...

Porten said the actions are a proactive step by the MAC and that it promotes a clear separation between a student’s athletic time and other obligations. Porten said coaches are in the business of coaching student athletes and that they always want what is best for the athletes.“I think it’s great that our conference is taking a lead in the issue and some coaches may like it, some may not. It is just part of the process and it just requires coaches to be able to manage time differently. I think it’s good for the student athlete to have a role and a say in the matters that affect them and it teaches them about a lot of good life skills that they will need when they graduate. I think this is all centered on making the student experience better. Anytime the MAC can take the lead on something like this, I’m in favor of a proactive step like this.”

Coaches react to MAC rule change

September 29, 2016

Tom BurtonDeKALB | The Mid-American Conference Council of Presidents amended the time obligations for student athletes Sept. 8.The decision process was held at the May 2016 MAC meetings, where the MAC and student athletes’ proposals were approved; taking...

Eric Luzzi Head Coach

Men’s soccer looks to build off of first win

By Tom Burton | September 26, 2016

DeKALB | The Huskies look to carry the momentum into Wednesday’s 7 p.m. matchup with the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis Jaguars in Indianapolis after getting their first win of the season last week at University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee...

Men’s soccer offense sputters in home openers

By Tom Burton | September 12, 2016

DeKALB | Men’s soccer had a difficult weekend, losing both of its home matches including a 3-0 shutout Sunday against Utah Valley State University.The Huskies were outmatched in all statistical categories against Utah Valley, where they were outshot...

Mens soccer returns home

Men’s soccer returns home

By Tom Burton | September 8, 2016

DeKALB | Men’s soccer is home from its 4-game season opening road-trip, as they host the NIU Adidas Invitational over the weekend. NIU (0-2-2) has an opportunity to notch their first win of the season as they get set to take on the Binghamton University...

Mens soccer home for first time this season

Men’s soccer home for first time this season

By Tom Burton | September 8, 2016

DeKALB | Men’s soccer is home from its 4-game season opening road-trip, as they host the NIU Adidas Invitational over the weekend.NIU (0-2-2) has an opportunity to notch their first win of the season as they get set to take on the Binghamton University...

Men’s soccer falters over weekend

By Tom Burton | September 6, 2016

The men’s soccer team fell to the United States Naval Academy Midshipmen, 2-0, Friday at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility in Annapolis, Maryland.NIU (0-2-1) outshot Navy 11-8, but were unable to put one past the goalkeeper to earn their first win of...

Men’s soccer fast start not enough

By Tom Burton | August 29, 2016

DeKALB| Men’s soccer opened their season Friday night with a 1-1 tie against the defending Missouri Valley Conference champion Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars.NIU (0-0-1) was led by sophomore midfielder Max Voss, who tallied the first...

Season over for men’s soccer after late-game loss

By Krystal Ward | November 9, 2015

Men’s soccer (7-7-1, 1-3-1 MAC) fell to West Virginia (7-11-0, 2-3-0 MAC) 3-2 in a close comeback on Friday night.Senior defender Taylor Cole scored two goals in the last five minutes for the Huskies. The two teams were even for much of the first half...

Mens soccer lines up to defend a free kick in an Oct. 31 game against Western Michigan. The Broncos went on to win the game 1-0.

Regular season here for men’s soccer

By Krystal Ward | November 5, 2015

Men’s soccer (7-6-1, 1-2-1 MAC) will battle against West Virginia (6-11, 1-3 MAC) in its regular season finale Friday.The Huskies lost their last game 1-0 to Western Michigan on Saturday. The Mountaineers played Tuesday in a double overtime loss to...

Season winding down for men’s soccer

By Krystal Ward | November 2, 2015

Men’s soccer (7-6-1, 1-2-1 MAC) fell 1-0 to Western Michigan (9-3-4, 2-1-1 MAC) Saturday night, giving the Huskies one more opportunity to clinch a spot in the MAC Tournament semifinal.A slower paced game was expected against WMU’s tough defense....