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Dance teams compete in Liberated Minds competition

By Alexis Malapitan | February 27, 2015

Three dance teams will FaceOff for a grand prize of $500 in Liberated Minds’ sold-out annual dance competition Saturday.FaceOff is a friendly competition between two or more hip-hop dance teams to “see who runs the campus’ dance world,” said Hakeem...

Face Off: Will football be an offensive or defensive team this season?

By Brian Thomas | August 28, 2012

Brian Thomas: After an historic 2011 campaign, NIU football kicks off its much anticipated season this Saturday against Iowa in the Soldier Field game. Last season the Huskies captured a MAC championship as well as a win in the Bowl. But this...

Faceoff: NHL playoff debate

By Sean Anderson and James Cantagallo | April 16, 2012

Sean Anderson: Well, James, after a long, hard-fought season, the NHL playoffs are here, and the Chicago Blackhawks are in it for the fourth-straight season. What do you believe the Hawks will do in the first round? James Cantagallo: It’s going to be...

Chicago White Soxs Paul Konerko doubles against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a spring training baseball game, Friday, March 16, 2012, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Faceoff: Cubs, Sox chatter

By Sean Anderson and Matt Hopkinson | March 26, 2012

Matt Hopkinson: Well, Sean, baseball season is around the corner. Opening day hope springs eternal for Cubs fan, and mistrust and skepticism from White Sox fans. While I watch both teams, to avoid a Capulet/Montagues situation, we’ll go with I’m a...

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Faceoff: Spring outlook for NIU football

By Jimmy Johnson & Eli Gehn | March 6, 2012

Jimmy Johnson: March 28 will mark the start of NIU football spring practices. With Chandler Harnish, four out of the five starters departing from the offensive line, there are major questions surrounding the Huskies’ offense. On defense, Tyrone Clarke...

Faceoff: What do you want to see in the spring game this Saturday?

By Andrew Singer | April 19, 2011

Andrew Singer: Through four weeks of spring practices, first-year head coach Dave Doeren has been working to put his imprint on the Huskies. The former Wisconsin defensive coordinator concedes the Huskies have a long way to go before they even begin to...

Faceoff: Baseball and softball pitcher walk up songs

By Katie Leb and Jimmy Johnson | April 4, 2011

Katie Leb: Jimmy, now that NIU’s baseball and softball teams have played some games at home, it is time to judge them. Unlike other NIU sports, these players get the opportunity to choose a personalized song to be played when they walk up to the plate....

Faceoff: Which AFC team would the NFC champion want to face in the Super Bowl?

By Chris Dertz & Katie Leb | January 19, 2011

Chris Dertz: Katie, this weekend is sort of a big deal in the NFL. But let's be honest; we can just skip these stupid championship games that nobody cares about and skip straight ahead to the one that really counts, and no, I don't mean the Pro Bowl....