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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,...

Northern Star file photo

Redbirts spoil softball home opener

By James Cantagallo | March 27, 2012

After being on the road for 25 straight games, NIU softball returned to Mary M. Bell Field Tuesday, but the homecoming was spoiled. Illinois State (19–13) rolled into DeKalb and beat the Huskies 5–0. “We should have won,” said NIU pitcher Jessica...

Erik Anderson, Northern Star File Photo-NIUs Kim Davis blows
past Temples Victoria Macaulay to go in for a lay up in a game
earlier this season.

Women’s basketball falls to Bradley, ISU

By Matt Hopkinson | November 27, 2011

While many people were enjoying a tryptophan-induced stupor for their holiday break, NIU women's basketball had no time to laze around.Thanksgiving was bracketed by losses for the Huskies (2-3), first to Bradley (4-2) and then to Illinois State (2-2)...

Second baseman Alex Beckmann dives for a ball in NIUs 7-4 loss to Illinois State.

NIU baseball crumple under Illinois State

By Andrew Singer | April 6, 2011

DeKALB | Walks and wild pitches characterized a 7-4 loss to Illinois State for the NIU baseball team at Ralph McKinzie Field on Tuesday afternoon. The Huskies (10-15 overall, 4-2 MAC) didn’t record their first hit until the sixth inning, and that didn’t...

Women’s basketball hits the road

By Jimmy Johnson | December 5, 2010

The NIU women's basketball team has an opportunity to leap ahead of the two teams that are ahead of them in the MAC West division. Matchups against Central (5-2) and Eastern Michigan (5-3) will be on tap for the Huskies (5-3) during their winter break...