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Junior forward Riley Blackwell reaches for a layup Nov. 5 during NIU’s home loss to Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

Huskies make comeback in overtime to surprise North Dakota

By Justin Kelley | November 11, 2019

DeKALB — Just after an NIU timeout with three seconds left on the clock, junior guard Gabby Nikitinaite put on the hero’s cape and banked in her layup.That layup ultimately pushed the game into overtime Sunday, and the women’s basketball team showed...

Senior guard Myia Starks charges through three Crimson defenders Tuesday in the Huskies’ season opener. The team lost 59-53 at the Convocation Center.

Women’s basketball’s late comeback not enough as Huskies lose to Harvard

By Quentin Wilson | November 6, 2019

Redshirt senior guard Courtney Woods stretches for a layup Tuesday, passing by Crimson defender Mackenzie Barta in the women’s basketball season opener.

The Kiskwaukee College Student Center Oct. 16.

2 Degree in 3 years program saves time and money

By Jordan Radliff | November 6, 2019

NIU has partnered with Kishwaukee College to create a program that will allow students from certain high schools to get associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in three years. This can be beneficial to students trying to save time and limit tuition costs....

Pass/Fail: NIU law listed as one of ‘best value’ schools, Midterm week: Student doom is on horizon

By Danny Cozzi | October 8, 2013

Pass: NIU law listed as one of ‘best value’ schoolsThe National Jurist magazine ranked the NIU law program as one of the top in the country, according to an NIU Today release.The College of Law was included in the top 45 programs, and received a B+...

Studies show correlations, not causations

By Kayla Nebel | October 16, 2012

Have you ever heard of a study you can’t believe is true or that seems completely random? Scientists are researching everything these days, trying to find a relation between two things and claim they found it. The way studies are progressing, scientists...