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Jim McKinzie was inducted into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame three times.

NIU Athletics legend Jim McKinzie passes away

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | August 27, 2022

Northern Illinois University Athletics Hall of Famer Jim McKinzie passed away peacefully at age 90 in Sterling, Illinois on Aug. 8, 2022. McKinzie was inducted into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame three times, once as an individual in 1992 and earlier...

Head Softball coach inducted into FAU Hall of Fame

By James Krause | July 6, 2019

DeKALB — NIU head softball coach Christina Sutcliffe has been announced as part of the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019 for her alma mater Florida Atlantic University.Sutcliffe was a pitcher for the FAU Owls softball team from 1997 to 2001, winning...

Five inducted into local hall of fame

By Northern Star Staff | January 29, 2014

The Chamber of Commerce inducted five people into its Hall of Fame at its annual dinner Jan. 23 at Faranda’s Banquet Center, 302 Grove St.The people inducted into the Hall of Fame are Michael Embrey, Carme Gregory, Michael Larson, Tom Smith and Bob...

In this Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 photo, Big Sean poses for a portrait at Island Def Jam in Santa Monica, Calif. The rapper releases a new album, Hall of Fame, on Aug. 27, 2013.

Big Sean takes control in ‘Hall of Fame’

By Jarrel Sylvers | August 29, 2013

Detroit native and rapper Big Sean steps on the scene this week with his highly personal sophomore debut, “Hall of Fame.”Big Sean delivers on his effort to be more intimate with listeners, providing more detail of his journey than his previous LP...

Book buybacks underway around DeKalb

By Dan Martynowicz | November 29, 2011

As the semester draws to a close, many students look to sell textbooks. Local businesses like Copy Service, 1005 W. Lincoln Highway, Village Commons Book Store, 901 Lucinda Ave., and the NIU Book Store, 340 Carroll Ave. offer new and used textbooks to...

Northern Star File Photo-NIUs Sarah Angelos goes for a kill
during a Sept. 16 match against UIC.

NIU volleyball sweeps Redhawks

By Abbe Barton | October 9, 2011

Victor E. Court was full of champions Saturday night. Many NIU volleyball alumnae players were present for Alumni Night, in which Nikki Kozak (1990-93) along with the 1993 team were inducted into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame. "After last night, we got...

Justin McCareins inducted into NIU Athletics Hall of Fame

By Brian Belford | October 9, 2011

At halftime of Saturday's game against Kent State, NIU announced the induction of four individuals, a team and a family into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame.Among those inducted was NIU's all-time leading receiver, Justin McCareins, who played for the...

The beat glows in a new show in DeKalb

By Chris Krapek | January 20, 2011

DeKALB | Hit the lights. DeKalb is about to glow in the dark. Hip Hop Glowcase, a show featuring a roster of up-and-coming and local emcees, will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. The show, put together by Rockford-based...