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Launched on Nov. 12, Disney+ is a streaming service containing films and series from Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Pixar and National Geographic.

Disney+ entices consumers with fair prices and extensive content

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | November 17, 2019

The streaming service Disney+ launched Tuesday and features a large amount of content, including films and television shows, owned by The Walt Disney Company. Several members of the entertainment section subscribed to the service: Parker Otto | Entertainment...

Fantasy football waiver wire pick ups

Fantasy football waiver wire pick ups

By Matt Boecker | September 9, 2019

DeKALB — In the early weeks of every NFL season, unknown players emerge as reliable fantasy options. Here are some players to consider adding to your team heading into week two:Marquise Brown, WR - owned in 28.2% of leagues according to ESPNBrown put...

Fantasy football sleepers with a high ceiling

Fantasy football sleepers with a high ceiling

By Matt Boecker | August 28, 2019

DeKALB — Unforeseen events in the NFL offseason and preseason can open the door for unexpected players to have breakout seasons. Whether it be caused by injury, contract holdouts or major acquisitions made by their team, these are some players to look...

Former football player fights for UFC opportunity

By James Krause | June 15, 2019

DeKALB — Some people can see their titles, roles or identity in professional life chiseled into stone and unchanged for large chunks of their life.Heavyweight mixed martial artist Alton Meeks can say his life and career might be better suited to be...

Safety Jimmie Ward was drafted No. 30 overall by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft May 8, 2014, according to a May 9, 2014 Northern Star article.

Other NFL players from NIU

By Brooklynn Schmidgall | May 1, 2017

Former NIU wide receiver Kenny Golladay drafted to the Detroit Lions in the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL draft on Friday night, according to a May 1 Northern Star article found here. But Golladay isn’t the only current NFL player to come out of NIU. According...

Huskies end on high note

By Scott Nicol | November 28, 2016
Rod Carey Head Coach

Huskies set for city

By Scott Nicol | November 7, 2016

Football plays at home of White SoxDeKALB | NIU’s football team is set to play the first ever non-baseball sporting event in the 25-year lifespan of the home of the Chicago White Sox in the Huskie Chi-Town Showdown.Newly renamed “Guaranteed Rate Field”,...

108 years beats even-year magic

By Scott Nicol | October 13, 2016

DeKALB | The last two Chicago Cubs games prove why fans need to believe in this team and forget the curse of the billy goat.Entering the ninth inning of game four Tuesday evening, with the series tied at two games a piece there was a 97.5 percent chance...

Volleyball matches to be broadcast on ESPN

By Northern Star staff | August 30, 2016

NIU volleyball team will have six of its matches premiere live on ESPN this season.The first of the six will be the team’s first match of the season against DePaul University at 7 p.m. Friday along with NIU versus Iowa 2 p.m. Sunday.The remaining...

Redshirt junior center Pete Rakocevic cheers as the Huskies (13-14, 7-8 MAC) head toward an upset victory over the Toledo Rockets (23-5, 11-4 MAC), 74-66, last season in the Convocation Center. The crowd rushed the court following the win.

NIU men’s basketball: Pete Rakocevic takes down stanchion at Huskies-Chippewas game

By Northern Star staff | March 1, 2015

Pete Rakocevic, men’s basketball redshirt senior center, threw down a thundering two-hand slam that forced the hoop to collapse.Rakocevic’s dunk came in the Huskies’ upset win over the MAC West-leading Central Michigan Chippewas, 73-55, Saturday...

Men’s basketball set to take on Valparaiso in early morning contest

By Matt Hopkinson | November 12, 2012

When nearly every average NIU student will still be in bed sleeping, NIU men’s basketball will be tipping off. At 7 a.m. today, the Huskies (0-1) will be squaring off against the Valparaiso Crusaders (1-0) as part of the ESPN College Hoops Tip-off Marathon,...

Disney has a monopoly on entertainment

By Anthony Szudarski | November 4, 2012

How often do you think of Mickey Mouse when you’re watching ESPN? If you said never, you’re probably like me and were completely unaware that according to Free Press, The Walt Disney Company owns ESPN along with ABC, Marvel Entertainment, and more...