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Softball preps for another long weekend

By Keelen Holcomb | February 26, 2016

Softball (2-3) will get its long weekend started today as the team prepares to compete in the Grand Canyon University Tournament in Phoenix.The Huskies will play two games today, the first coming against Texas State University and the second against Grand...

Wrestling preps for Midlands Championships

By Raven Boyd | December 29, 2015

Wrestling (3-3, 0-1 MAC) will play in its first matches since Dec. 19 as it travels to Northwestern for the 53rd Ken Kraft Midlands Championships today and tomorrow.The Huskies began winter break with a dominating 29-4 victory in a non-conference matchup...

Wrestling takes loss in first home contest

By Raven Boyd | December 7, 2015

Wrestling (2-3, 0-1 MAC) took a loss against undefeated Central Michigan (3-0, 1-0 MAC) in its home opener Thursday.Redshirt senior Shawn Scott, ranked 16th in the nation, brought home the Huskies’ only win of the night. Scott secured his 10th win of...

NIU assistant professor delivers insight on bike messengers

By Chelsey Boutan | September 12, 2011

When assistant professor of sociology Jeff Kidder first rode his bike down New York City's streets, he was afraid. Angry commuters, red lights, traffic, one-way streets - Kidder struggled to weave through the urban maze so he could pick up an application...