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Senior Eugene German (10, center)shoots over a RedHawk defender Feb. 1 during NIUs 70-55 win over the Miami University-Ohio RedHawks at the Convocation Center.

2,000 points was not handed to Eugene German

By Mike Knapp | February 3, 2020

DeKALB — Eugene German’s ascent up the NIU men’s basketball career scoring list started innocently enough with two points against Indiana State University in his first game Nov. 11, 2016.Just over three years and 115 games later, his journey to...

Wrestling takes first conference win in Purdue Duals, takes two of three matchups

By James Krause | November 26, 2019

DeKALB — Winning two of three matchups isn’t bad for the wrestling team, who came out of the Purdue Duals with a 4-2 overall record, and its first win in Mid-American Conference play, on Sunday.The Huskies won their conference matchup with Clarion...

Women’s basketball leads Big-10 foe at the half

By Quentin Wilson | November 24, 2019

DeKALB — The Huskies currently hold a 35-30 lead at halftime on the road in West Lafayette, Indiana against Purdue University.Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods leads the Huskies in points, with all nine coming from beyond the three point arc. Sophomore...

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....

Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods shoots over two Harvard University opponents Nov. 5 during NIUs loss to the Crimson 59-53 at the Convocation Center.

Redbirds thaw Huskie comeback in women’s basketball loss to Illinois State

By Justin Kelley | November 23, 2019

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team came up a possession short Wednesday against Illinois State University, losing 69-66.The loss snipped NIU’s chance of keeping a three-winning streak, and now sit 2-1 in their current seven road-game stretch. NIU...

Tutt ready to come out of Terre Haute with honors to her name

By Marcel Carrasco | November 21, 2019

DeKALB – All-American is the ultimate goal.That is what 2019 Mid-American Conference Champion Ashley Tutt said she is ready to fight for."I am so excited to be able to compete at such a prestigious event," Tutt said. "I am confident going into the race,...

Family and former players remember father-figure Coach Mallory

By Maddie Barrett | October 21, 2019

DeKALB — Saturday was the second time the Huskies competed against the Miami University – Ohio RedHawks for the Mallory Cup, in honor of the late Bill Mallory.NIU lost a tough road game to the RedHawks in a 27-24 match Saturday in Oxford, Ohio.Mallory...

Vape users should take caution

Vape users should take caution

By Jordan Radloff | September 16, 2019

Vaping is a trend that has grown since 2011, according to Euromonitor International. What started as a method of assisting people to quit smoking cigarettes, as marketed by Juul and other vape manufacturers, has become a new way for non-smokers to be...

Reporters should remain unbiased

By James Krause | March 18, 2019

Beat reporters do their jobs without bias, even if those beat reporters are students at the school they cover or professionals at the local newspaper.Just as much as college sports are a competition on the court, it is a rat race for schools to make their...

Hollywood needs diverse casts

By Lucas Skye | March 5, 2018

The new "Black Panther" is more than a superhero movie. The film is a powerful social statement because of its portrayal of its black protagonist and its majoritively black cast. It’s no secret mainstream media often falters in its portrayal of the...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Ryan Graham (middle) shouts instructions at Luke Shively, redshirt sophomore offensive lineman (right), prior to a snap during Saturday’s football game at Huskie Stadium. 

Football loses in-state battle

By Patrick Smith | September 26, 2016

DeKALB | NIU begins the season 0-4 for the first time since 1998 after another tough loss at home, 28-23, against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks.“Western Illinois deserved to win,” Head Coach Rod Carey said. “In the end, they made...

Men’s tennis set for Indiana

By Thomas Hiley III | April 3, 2013

After losing to Western Michigan 5-2 last weekend, the men’s tennis team (12-6, 1-1) will travel to Indiana this weekend to face off against conference rival Ball State (12-6, 1-0 MAC) and non-conference team Indiana University-Purdue University Fort...