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Junior gymnast Alyssa Al-Ashari starting her beam routine at the EMU gymnastics meet in February. Al-Ashari earned 9.850 for her beam performance.  (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

3 gymnasts participate in NCAA Tournament

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | April 6, 2023

The NIU gymnastics team saw three of its players participate in the NCAA Denver Regional on March 31 at the University of Denver.  Huskies regional participants were junior Alyssa Al-Ashari, senior Natalie Hamp and sophomore Emmalise Nock.  "Super...

A graphic featuring a photo of NIU men’s basketball playing against Central Michigan University last week on Tuesday at the NIU Convocation Center. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Sports between the semesters

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | January 16, 2023

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


By Zulfiqar Ahmed, Media Editor | January 16, 2022

2021 began as a year of compromise but soon caught steam towards the end of the summer. NIU athletics and student engagement on campus shined through the Fall. Here is a gallery with some of the highlights of 2021!  

1965 football jerseys return

By Christopher Loggins | August 27, 2015

When football launches its season on Sept. 5 against UNLV, it will pay homage to the 1965 undefeated Huskie team for the 50th anniversary of Huskie Stadium.The Huskies plan on doing so by wearing throwback jerseys that highly resemble those worn by the...

Red Riot rewards support

Red Riot rewards support

By Lark Lewis | February 9, 2014

Red Riot, NIU’s student-fan organization, is rewarding students for showing support for Huskie Athletics.Red Riot held an informational meeting 6 p.m. Thursday in Cole Hall, Room 100, to recruit members, inform students of the group’s plans and to...

Financial aid help available at FAFSA Fun Fest

By Lauren Dielman | February 15, 2012

Students are encouraged to attend FAFSA Fun Fest Thursday, where they can expect free food, raffle prizes and help filling out their FAFSA form. The FAFSA Fun Fest, hosted by the NIU Office of Student Financial Aid, will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the...

Huskie Athletics drops the ball with scheduling

By Mike Buda | October 7, 2010

Empty bleachers are the norm at the NIU Soccer Complex and the athletics department might have shot itself in the foot.In what might be one of the biggest sports days in Huskie history, the athletic department decided to line up football’s game against...

Can the NIU football team live up to the hype?

By Jimmy Johnson and Andrew Singer | September 16, 2010

Is the NIU football team just treading water or are the Huskies on the verge of bowing out this season? After dropping their opener to Iowa State and barely beating North Dakota, the MAC West favorite Huskies have had their share of problems so far. The...