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Women’s soccer sees Cinderella run end

By Krystal Ward | November 7, 2016

KENT, Ohio | Women soccer’s (4-10-5, 3-6-2 Mid-American Conference) upset run in the MAC tournament came to an end Sunday when the team lost 1-0 to the Kent State University Golden Flashes, the second seed in the MAC Championship.Junior midfielder Kristen...

Senior middle blocker Jenna Radtke celebrates a point during a Oct. 14 match against University at Buffalo on Victor. E Court.

Streak reaches 12

By Danielle Brown | October 24, 2016

Volleyball leads MAC conferenceDeKALB | The Huskies traveled to Ohio this weekend to take on two Mid-American Conference opponents: Ohio University Bobcats and Kent State University Golden Flashes.The team defeated both opponents in five sets, earning...

Women’s soccer falls to 2-9 after winless weekend

By Raven Boyd | October 5, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-9, 1-3 MAC) fell to Ohio (4-6, 2-1 MAC) 2-1 in its first double overtime loss in three seasons.OhioNIU had five corner kicks to Ohio’s two, but neither team was able to score in the first period. The Huskies finished the half with...

Women’s soccer looking to turn early-season hole around

By Raven Boyd | October 1, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-7-0, 1-1-0) will travel to Athens, Ohio this weekend to face off against the Ohio Bobcats (3-6-0) and Kent State (5-3-2). Both teams enter this weekend 1-1-0 in MAC-conference play.Ohio freshman forward Stephanie Rowland scored her...

NIU men’s golf: Huskies face Big Ten, MAC opponents at Boilermaker Invitational

By Steve Shonder | April 17, 2015

Men's golf will try to get momentum in its last tournament before the MAC Championships.The Huskies will get their shot in the Boilermaker Invitational on Saturday and Sunday on the Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in West Lafayette,...

NIU vs. Kent State 2014

NIU vs. Kent State 2014

By Gavin Weaver | October 5, 2014

Redshirt freshman tailback Jordan Huff breaks a tackle attempt and goes on to score a touchdown Saturday in the game against Kent State. The Huskies’ matchup against Kent State came close in the fourth quarter: NIU started with a 17-6 lead, but the...

Football’s 4th full of twists

Football’s 4th full of twists

By Danny Albers | October 5, 2014

The defense was the glue that held football together in a tight win this weekend, as the Huskies’ offense never really found its rhythm.The Huskies (4-1, 1-0 MAC) defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes (0-5, 0-2 MAC), 17-14, Saturday at Huskie Stadium.Defense...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare (12) scans the field before delivering a pass during the teams September game against the Arkansas Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Ark. The Huskies have a bye week after the 52-14 loss to the Razorbacks, and the players and coaches aren’t getting too far away from the game of football.

Rapid Reaction: NIU 17, Kent State 14

By Frank Gogola | October 4, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (4-1, 1-0) opened MAC play with a 17-14 win over the Kent State Golden Flashes (0-5, 0-2 MAC) Saturday at Huskie Stadium.How it happened: Redshirt Anthony Maddie led two of the Huskies’ three scoring drives, and NIU escaped...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare hands off the ball on Sept. 6 in the game against Northwestern University.

Football back home for Kent matchup

By Danny Albers | October 2, 2014

After a three-game road stretch and a loss to Arkansas, football returns home to begin conference play.The Huskies (3-1) take on the Kent State Golden Flashes (0-4) 4 p.m. Saturday at Huskie Stadium. The game will be shown on ESPN3.The Huskies closed...

Kent State bests NIU baseball in weekend series

By Brian Earle | March 24, 2013

In its first series of conference play, baseball lost two out of three games at the hands of Kent State. The Huskies (5-17, 1-2 MAC) gave the Golden Flashes (8-12, 2-1 MAC) all they could handle in game one on Friday, as they fell 3-2. Freshman pitcher...

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Women’s basketball defeats Kent State

By Jacob Onak | February 10, 2013
NIU women's basketball won back-to-back games for the fourth time this season.The Huskies (9-11, 3-5 MAC) defeated Kent State (5-13, 4-4 MAC) 66-55 Saturday afternoon at the Convocation Center."Overall, they played better than we did," said Kent State coach Bob Lindsay. "We weren't very consistent out there today."NIU was on fire to open the game, shooting 71 percent from the field and knocking down its first five three pointers.Senior Courtney Shelton set the tone offensively for the Huskies, scoring a game-high 23 points and hitting five of 10 shots from beyond the arc."As a team, we were really just attacking gaps, getting people open," Shelton said. "A lot of people got good looks tonight, and we were knocking down shots. That's a good feeling, and it gives us confidence heading into our next couple games."The Huskies had a lead as high as 18 points in the first half as the game looked like it may have been a blowout.But once NIU cooled off shooting from the field, the Golden Flashes slowly chipped away at the deficit and came back multiple times to pull within a couple possessions.However, Kent State couldn't get over that final hurdle to take a lead."We were disappointing in places," Lindsay said. "We cut the lead to five a couple of different times, gave up an offensive rebound, gave up a play that we shouldn't have given up and that hurt us."The Huskies have a defense-first mentality, but the offense has slowly started to come together, making them more of a threat as the season continues."I think it's because we have some confidence with the ball," said NIU coach Kathi Bennett. "We're poised, our spacing is so much better and we believe in ourselves that we can attack gaps and make shots."NIU was one again highly successful from the free throw line, shooting 82 percent as a team.Freshmen Claire Jakubicek and Amanda Corral joined Shelton by putting up double digit points for the second consecutive game. Both also flirted with a double-double as they each had eight rebounds.After the six game losing streak the Huskies had over winter break, the team has found a rhythm during a critical point in the year."We've been consistent in practice ever since the Buffalo game," Bennett said. "I think sometimes you really got to get in a valley to wake up. I think we've really executed well offensively, we have a tact, we read our defense, share the ball, we're playing really good basketball on both ends right now."

Men’s golf finishes 7th at MAC Chamiponship

By Sean Anderson | May 6, 2012

As hosts of the 2012 MAC Championships at Rich Harvest Farms, NIU men’s golf finished in seventh place. NIU coach Tom Porten said he is upset with a seventh place finish, especially since they played on their home course and had high hopes heading into...

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