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New street signs designed by the university standing tall after being installed around the DeKalb area this semester. (Abbi Sweeney | Northern Star)

Huskie Pride street signs to be installed around DeKalb

By Eric Bjork, News Reporter | August 20, 2022

DeKALB — On the week of Aug. 7, the DeKalb Public Works Department began the installation of brand-new street signs which are NIU themed.  The street signs in Greek Row, located north of the NIU campus, have been replaced with the new signs.  Eventually,...

Anniversary exhibit displays ‘Huskie identity’

By Dan Doren, News Reporter | February 6, 2020

DeKALB — The NIU community will get to view the 125-year history of the university at the recently unveiled “Becoming Huskies” exhibition through December as part of the university’s year-long celebration.The opening reception for “Becoming...

Then-junior Ashley Tutt inches her way to a first-place finish Nov. 2, 2019 during the 2019 Mid-American Conference Championships hosted by NIU at the North 40 course.

Tutt falls shorts of personal goals at national race, leaves Terre Haute as best placing Huskie in program history

By Marcel Carrasco | November 23, 2019

DeKALB — Nine seconds.Nine seconds separated Ashley Tutt from All-American honors, a feat she set out to accomplish before her appearance at the 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships.The Huskie fell 10 spots short, yet she ran with all of her heart....

Junior defensive end Matt Lorbeck awaits pre snap Saturday as the defense looks to its coaches for the next call during NIUs 49-0 win against Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies prepare for inclement weather, defensive line sees tough matchup against CMU offense

By James Krause | October 31, 2019

DeKALB — Mother nature could play a role in the Huskies’ game Saturday with AccuWeather forecasting potential snow showers for that day. Hammock said the forecasts play a factor in gameplaning.Weather affected the Huskies’ gameplay Saturday against...

Top Dog: Q&A with Aaron Wilkins

Top Dog: Q&A with Aaron Wilkins

By Mike Knapp | September 19, 2019

DeKALB — Huskies cornerback coach Aaron Wilkins is in his first year at NIU after coaching for five years at Liberty University. This season marks his 13th season coaching football, making stops at the high school, junior college and major college levels.The...

Former NIU mascot Diesel dies at 12

By Sabreena Saleem | September 8, 2015

Diesel, the Huskies’ former mascot, died Sunday — one day after his last game Saturday night.The husky, who retired in 2013, was 12 years old when he died. Diesel was diagnosed with lymphoma on Aug. 21 and was undergoing chemotherapy until his passing...

Employees eligible for 100 free tickets

By Northern Star Staff | December 1, 2014

Faculty and staff are eligible to receive one free ticket to the MAC Championship game, which is Friday at Ford Field in Detroit.One hundred free tickets are available to employees who call 815-752-6800 or go to the ticket office at the Convocation Center.Tickets...

Huskie Football honored through city sign

By Erin Kolb | September 9, 2013

Local support for the Huskies will be more visible next week, when an NIU football schedule will be put up on the corner of Lincoln Highway and First Street.The sign will cost about $8,000 and will be paid for by resources set aside by the athleticdepartment...

Senior sprinter bids NIU farewell

By Ed Rietveld | May 5, 2013

Yet another outstanding career for an NIU track and field athlete is about to come to an end: that of senior sprinter Janay Mitchell. Mitchell has had a historic career as a Huskie. At the 2012 MAC outdoor meet she won three titles in the 100 meters,...

Top 10 athletes: #8

By Matt Hopkinson | April 24, 2013

Despite not making it to regionals this time around, junior all-around gymnast Kim Gotlund had a successful season. Gotlund improved her overall score average by more than .400 points from last season, and she greatly improved her performance on the uneven...

Top 10 athletes: #9

By Ed Rietveld | April 24, 2013

Coming in at number nine on the top 10 list of NIU athletes in 2013 is women’s soccer goalkeeper Amy Carr. Carr, a junior native of Hemel Hempstead, England, was a key factor in the Huskies’ turnaround in fall 2012 when they won eight games compared...

Track and field has strong showing at home tournament

By Ed Rietveld | April 21, 2013

Track and field team took full advantage of being at home this weekend as the Huskies came away with nine event titles at the Huskie open, five on the track and four in the field. Megan Gregory, senior sprinter and hurdler, came away with two titles on...