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Georgia defensive lineman Jalen Carter, left, poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being chosen by the Philadelphia Eagles with the ninth overall pick during the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

COLUMN: Eagles, Texans win 2023 NFL Draft

By Adrien De La Peña, Sports Reporter | May 3, 2023

DeKALB – This year's 2023 NFL Draft caught fans off guard with three quarterback selections in the top five, along with an exponential amount of defensive players being drafted in the first round. There were a few teams that fans could say won the draft,...

Huskies lose MAC title, but head for Poinsettia Bowl game

By Patrick Smith | December 7, 2015

Football (8-5, 6-3 MAC) will face Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl later this month after losing to Bowling Green (10-3, 8-1 MAC) in the MAC Championship game 34-14 Friday.The Huskies’ offense struggled in the first quarter, ending with two punts...

Sophomore midfielder Lauren Gierman awaits the ball in a Sept. 25 game against Toledo. Gierman scored both goals in the game for the Huskies, giving her a second two-goal game in her career.

Spot in MAC tourney on the line for soccer

By Raven Boyd | October 26, 2015

Women’s soccer (3-12-2, 2-6-2 MAC) split its games this weekend, defeating Bowling Green but tying with Eastern Michigan.Bowling GreenBowling Green outshot NIU 10-4 in the first half, but the Huskies were able to tally two saves on defense, keeping...

Freshman forward Taylor Sarver battles for control of the ball in a Sept. 25 game against Toledo. The Huskies went on to win the game 2-0.

MAC fate ahead for women’s soccer

By Raven Boyd | October 22, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-12-1, 1-6-1 MAC) prepares for a two-game weekend that could secure its position in the MAC tournament. The team has won just one game in its last games.Bowling GreenThe Huskies, who have won one in the last eight contests, must lock...

Men’s soccer opens conference play with win over Bowling Green

By Christopher Loggins | October 5, 2015

Men’s soccer (6-2-0, 1-0-0 MAC) won its second game in a row last weekend, defeating Bowling Green 1-0 in overtime.Both teams traded shots back-and-forth in the first period, but weren’t able to score a goal. NIU totaled seven fouls in the period...

NIU softball: Huskies sweeps Saturday doubleheader against Akron Zips

By Chris Loggins | March 30, 2015

Softball swept a Saturday doubleheader against the Akron Zips after a scheduled Friday doubleheader against the Ohio Bobcats was canceled due to poor weather conditions.The Huskies (15-13, 2-0 MAC) beat the Zips (12-13, 0-2 MAC), 9-1, in six innings in...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies fall to Bowling Green Falcons

By Steve Shonder | January 28, 2015

What happenedMen's basketball (8-10, 2-5 MAC) dropped its second game in a row, losing to the Bowling Green Falcons (13-5, 5-2 MAC), 56-46, Tuesday in Bowling Green, Ohio.How it happenedAfter a tightly contested first half, the second half turned into...

NIU football plays the Marshall Thundering Herd in the Boca Raton Bowl.

NIU football: Huskies lead conference with 14 students on Academic All-MAC team

By Northern Star staff | January 27, 2015

NIU football placed a school-record and conference-leading 14 student-athletes on the 2014 Academic All-MAC team, which was released by the league office Tuesday.NIU and the Central Michigan Chippewas led the MAC with 14 selections apiece. The Bowling...

NIU Huskies conquer Bowling Green Falcons in MAC Championship, 51-17

By Frank Gogola | December 8, 2014

Football put its best foot forward on the big stage Friday in the MAC Championship game after months of close victories.The Huskies (11-2) blew out the Bowling Green Falcons (7-6), 51-17, in the MAC title contest at Ford Field in Detroit. This is the...

Football draws Marshall in inaugural Boca Raton Bowl

By Frank Gogola | December 7, 2014

Football will take on the Marshall Thundering Herd in the first Boca Raton Bowl in a matchup of conference champions and former conference rivals.The MAC champion Huskies (11-2) and the Conference USA champion Thundering Herd (12-1) will meet 5 p.m. Dec....

Reaction to NIU winning MAC Championship game over Bowling Green

By Northern Star Staff | December 5, 2014

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DaRon Brown (4), redshirt senior wide receiver, jumps to catch a pass during the Dec. 5 MAC Championship game against Bowling Green at Ford Field in Detroit. NIU won, 51-17.

MAC Championship Rapid Reaction: NIU football 51, Bowling Green Falcons 17

By Frank Gogola | December 5, 2014

What happened: In a role reversal of the 2013 MAC Championship game, the Huskies (11-2) blew out the Bowling Green Falcons (7-6), 51-17, to capture the 2014 MAC title Friday at Ford Field in Detroit.How it happened: Redshirt senior safety Dechane Durante...