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Wrestling falls short of upset win against Illinois

Wrestling falls short of upset win against Illinois

By James Krause | December 7, 2019

DeKALB — The wrestling team split its 10 matchups Friday against the University of Illinois, but two major decision losses and a forfeit in the Illini’s favor kept the Huskies from taking an upset win.Despite the loss, Head Coach Ryan Ludwig said...

Huskies in the NFL: week 13 performance recap

By Kyle Mathas | December 5, 2019

DeKALB – Week 13 of the NFL season featured multiple former Huskie football players who represented NIU in big ways.Guard Max Scharping once again played every offensive snap when on Sunday night the Houston Texans defeated the New England Patriots...

Marcus Jones, redshirt senior running back, secures the ball Tuesday after a handoff against Western Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Through adversity and distractions, Huskies close season with hard-fought win

By Mike Knapp | November 29, 2019

I’ll be honest — as a grown man with over three decades of adult life experience, usually when I hear the words adversity and distractions as applied to sports teams, I tend to cringe.I mean, I’ve lost my dad. I’ve also lost two of my siblings....

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...

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,...

Senior Lauren Neslund clears the ball from danger Aug. 9, 2017 during NIUs exhibition match against Drake University.

Knee injuries jeopardized Neslund’s career, the Huskie fought back for her final season at NIU

By Jarrett Huff | November 20, 2019

DeKALB — For Lauren Neslund, the road to being a starting center back on the women’s soccer team has been far from easy, as she’s dealt with adversity every step of the way. Neslund, a captain and starting defender for the women’s soccer team,...

Redshirt quarterback Drew Hare rushes the ball downfield Oct. 18 against Miami.

NIU quarterback could have season-ending surgery

By Scott Nicol | September 13, 2016

DeKALB | Redshirt senior quarterback Drew Hare will be sidelined for the majority of the season with an ankle and “back and side of the knee” injury, Head Coach Rod Carey said at today’s press conference.“My heart is absolutely broken for [Hare],”...

Injuries might keep new U.S. soccer lineup from a World Cup

By Jacob Onak | March 18, 2013

Jurgen Klinsmann, U.S. soccer head coach, has released his 23-man roster for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico. As we see in the roster selection, injuries have really put the U.S.’s back against the wall. The Yanks will...

Women’s basketball regroups after lead scorer injury

By Bob Kreider | February 25, 2013

The women’s basketball team is approaching the end of its regular season and has three games left before the start of the MAC tournament. NIU is 7-19, 2-11 MAC and hasn’t been able to win consistently. Injuries have plagued the team and the loss of...

Jufko returns strong to women’s gymnastics

By Matt Hopkinson | February 5, 2013

Injuries are commonplace among athletics. The severity, however, can determine the direction of careers. Junior gymnast Natasha Jufko has been a member of the gymnastics team since 2011 and before this season had only recorded two scores (both for exhibition...

The Rant: Here we go again

By Andrew Singer | March 20, 2011

Well, the setback everybody in baseball was waiting for finally came on Sunday.The White Sox shut down pitcher Jake Peavy with what is believed to be rotator cuff tendinitis.When did the damage occur? Might be a culmination of things, or it might be the...

The Rant: Jones-Drew doesn’t apologize

By Chris Dertz | February 2, 2011

Remember how Jay Cutler is a quitter, except he's one that doesn't quit because his doctors won't let him play? But he tells them he feels fine, until the doctors tell him that it's his knee and not his pancreas? Well, Jacksonville running back Maurice...