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NIU freshman forward Cam Pathana (64) pressures a Purdue University Northwest player during a game on Oct. 14 at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Hockey falls to Illinois State, extends losing streak to 15

By Alex Crowe, Senior Sports Reporter | November 19, 2022

WEST DUNDEE – NIU hockey (0-15, 0-7 MCH) fell short of obtaining its first win of the season Friday, dropping the opener of a two-game home series to Illinois State University (13-2-2, 8-2-1 MCH) by a final score of 10-1. The loss was NIU’s 15th...

NIU junior goaltender Ben Vutci kneels on the ice during a game against Midland University on Oct. 14. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Hockey set to defend home against ranked Illinois State

By Alex Crowe, Senior Sports Reporter | November 18, 2022

DeKALB – NIU hockey (0-14, 0-6 MCH) looks to end its 14-game losing streak against the Illinois State University Redbirds (12-2-2, 7-2-1 MCH) in a two-game home series Friday and Saturday.  The Huskies have struggled to find an identity during this...

Fisher turning things around for men’s tennis

By Patrick Smith | February 8, 2016

Men’s tennis head coach Patrick Fisher has done an exceptional job in his seven years with the Huskies, compiling a record of 99-60 for a winning percentage of 62.NIU failed to make it to .500 in both of Fisher’s first two seasons with the team, but...

Shavonne Brewer goes for a layup during a Nov. 17 game against Wisconsin Lutheran. The Huskies went on to win 69-42.

Road woes continue for women’s basketball after loss

By Joren Apiquian | December 7, 2015

Women’s basketball (3-3, 0-0 MAC) lost its third road game of the season, falling 73-58 to Milwaukee (3-2) on Thursday.The Huskies went down by 12 in the first quarter, scoring a total of only nine points in the period. Forced turnovers and clutch shots...

Volleyball looks to break four-game losing skid

By Christopher Loggins | September 24, 2015

Following a four-game losing streak, volleyball (4-8) will finish off its eight-game home stand as it takes on Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan.The Huskies have lost seven of their last eight games after starting the season 3-1. They’ve managed...

Baseball falls to Illinois State

By Brian Earle | April 9, 2013

Baseball dropped its midweek matchup against the Illinois State Redbirds 7-3 Tuesday at Illinois State. The Huskies (11-19) jumped to a 1-0 lead in the second inning when junior Joe Battaglia singled to left field, driving in junior Jeff Zimmerman from...

Softball falls to Illinois State, prepares for double-header

By Matt Hopkinson | April 3, 2013

Softball could not pick up a win in their first midweek game of the season against the Illinois State Redbirds. ISU (15-14, 1-2 MVC) had the same amount of hits as NIU (11-19, 1-1 MAC) but made more of them count as it picked up a 7-3 win. “We weren’t...

Cross Country makes good team showing, breaks record

By Sean Anderson | October 14, 2012

Senior Courtney Oldenburg broke yet another NIU record, this time in the 6K, as NIU cross country finished in 14th place at the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill. Including Oldenburg, the Huskies had three runners place in the top 60 in a field that included...

NIU submits bid to host Illinois’ high school football championship games

By The Associated Press | April 18, 2012

Illinois State University in Normal, Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and Northern Illinois University in DeKalb have submitted bids to host Illinois’ high school football championship games in odd-numbered years starting in 2013. The University...

April 10, 2012 vs. ISU

Baseball trying to make late-season push for MAC tournament

By Matt Hopkinson | April 11, 2012

NIU baseball will resume MAC play as it will take on Miami (Ohio) for a weekend series starting Friday. The Redhawks (17-15, 4-5 MAC) are coming off a series loss against Ball State. Miami is 1-3 in its last four games. NIU (8-24, 2-7 MAC) will come in...

Redbirds annihilate baseball 22-3

Redbirds annihilate baseball 22-3

By Matt Hopkinson | April 10, 2012

NIU baseball closed its eight-game homestand in an affair it will likely forget versus Illinois State Tuesday afternoon. The Redbirds (20-10) scored 19 runs through the first five innings on their way to a 22-3 victory over NIU (8-24, 2-7 MAC). The Redbirds...

NIU baseball set to play ISU at home

By Matt Hopkinson | April 9, 2012

NIU baseball looks to end its three-game losing-streak as they host Illinois State Tuesday afternoon at Ralph McKinzie Field. This game will serve as the wrap up to an eight game home-stand, in which NIU (8-23, 2-7 MAC) can go to 4-4 or 3-5 on the home-stand,...