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Pay-by-plate parking meter in parking lot five on campus.

NIU parking to be affected by Saturday’s football game

By Michael Stoll, Sports Reporter | October 7, 2022

DeKALB – NIU’s parking availability will be limited this weekend due to the 115th annual homecoming football game. The following parking lots will close from midnight of Oct. 7 until one hour after the game completes on Saturday: lot PS located...

2021 was the year of Huskie Football. We took home the MAC 2021 Championship trophy after snatching a 41-23 victory over Kent State.

‘Bigger and better’: NIU kicks off 115th homecoming

By Zachary Bertram, News Reporter | October 2, 2022

NIU’s 115th annual homecoming is here! Homecoming will take place Monday through Sunday. The homecoming football game takes place at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 vs. Tulsa. In addition to the game, there are tons of events and activities for students to watch...

Fans tailgate before the NIU-Wyoming football game at Huskie Stadium on Sept. 11, 2021.

Homecoming preview: Hottest events of the week

By Laqes Davis and Abigail Lamoreaux | September 30, 2022

This homecoming week will feature multiple events to celebrate. Here are the top events to look out for on each day. For the full list of homecoming events, visit the NIU calendar website. Monday Homecoming banners decoration contest Come join the...

Fanny Ruth Patterson (left), NIUs first African American graduate, to be commemorated with the Fanny Ruth Patterson Complex (right).

Behind New Hall’s new name: Fanny Ruth Patterson Complex

By Eddie Drinkwine, Senior News Reporter | September 27, 2022

DeKALB – On Oct. 7, the NIU community will hold a ceremony in honor of New Hall being renamed the Fanny Ruth Patterson Complex, which will contain Patterson Hall East and Patterson Hall West. The change is being made to honor Fanny Ruth Patterson,...

Senior setter Amanda Krahl (left), has a word with junior libero Miranda Karlen Friday during an eventual 3-1 victory against Kent State University at Victor E. Court.

Huskies earn Homecoming royalty with two MAC victories

By Justin Kelley | October 28, 2019

DeKALB — Homecoming week brought out the best of the volleyball team as the Huskies won Friday against Kent State University and Saturday against Ohio University.The Huskies won both matches in four sets, the second time this season the team has won...

Christopher Perez Jr. (left), senior offensive lineman, and Tre Harbison, redshirt junior running back, celebrate a touchdown during NIUs 49-0 victory over Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Harbison at his best against Zips, pummels Akron defense

By Mike Knapp | October 27, 2019

DeKALB — Through the first four games of the season, yards were hard to come by for Tre Harbison. The last four games have been a different story for the redshirt junior running back.Harbison rushed for just 223 yards in four non-conference games, but...

Corey Lersch, redshirt junior tight end, makes a tackle on special teams against an Akron return specialist Saturday during NIUs 49-0 victory at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies drown out Zips in shutout victory for NIU’s 113th Homecoming Game

By James Krause | October 27, 2019

DeKALB — The football team celebrated Homecoming with a bludgeoning blowout 49-0 win Saturday over the University of Akron Zips, its first shutout since 2012.Head coach Thomas Hammock said weeks of working to improve helped NIU finish its closest thing...

Young the Giant frontman Sameer Gadhia performs before a crowd Friday at the Convocation Center. Young the Giant performed as part of NIUs Homecoming events.

Young the Giant delivers incredible concert for Homecoming Week

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | October 27, 2019

DeKALB – Alternative rock band Young the Giant pulled students into its music with uplifting and introspective tracks Friday at the Convocation Center. Many tracks were from the band’s 2018 album “Mirror Master,” and the group cemented the meaning...

Harbison scores twice as Huskies lead 21-0 at the half against Akron

By James Krause | October 26, 2019

DeKALB — At the half of a rainy 113th Homecoming game, the NIU football team is pouring it on the University of Akron Zips with a 21-0 lead.The two teams have battled wet conditions with the Huskies' run game giving NIU the edge. After forcing a three...

Senior setter Amanda Krahl (left), has a word with junior libero Miranda Karlen Friday during an eventual 3-1 victory against Kent State University at Victor E. Court.

Huskies beat Kent State in first of two Homecoming weekend matches, host Ohio next

By Justin Kelley | October 25, 2019

DeKALB — Kaitlyn Bell, first year outside hitter, anchored the Huskies’ offense Friday in a 3-1 victory over Kent State University at Victor E. Court. Friday kicked off one of two Homecoming matches for NIU. Kent State came out very aggressive in...

Polo G performs  9 p.m. Saturday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center. 

Rappers kick off Homecoming with energetic show

By Quentin Wilson | October 23, 2019

DeKALB — Rapper Polo G kicked off Homecoming Week with a heartfelt performance 9 p.m. Saturday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center. The event was hosted by the Campus Activities Board.Chicago rapper Queen Key and NIU students...

Gooden says team is eager to defend home court, Huskies to play twice during Homecoming week

By Justin Kelley | October 23, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team is in position to rebound from back-to-back Mid-American Conference road losses Friday against University of Akron and Saturday against University of Buffalo.NIU was swept in both matches, bringing its record to 6-16 on...