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Sophomore Nataly Ninova (left) and junior Erika Dimitriev celebrate a point during an NIU womens tennis home match against the University of Wisconsin on Saturday. The pair won their doubles match against the University of Iowa and each won their singles match against the University of Northern Iowa on Friday. (Courtesy of NIU Athletics)

Women’s tennis shines in doubles

By Kalin Schaefer, Sports Reporter | February 10, 2024

Splitting the day with a 6-1 win against the University of Northern Iowa (0-4) and a 5-2 loss against the University of Iowa (3-5), NIU women’s tennis (3-3) earned its first road win of the season.  Against the University of Northern Iowa, the Huskies...

The NIU mens basketball team huddles for a pregame talk about their match against Indiana State Dec. 5. The Huskies were defeated by the University of Iowa 103-74 Friday. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Hawkeyes down men’s basketball in blowout fashion

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | January 1, 2024

The Achilles’ heel of the 2023-2024 NIU men’s basketball squad: the final 20-minutes of a game. Another second half collapse by the Huskies proved to be the deciding factor in a 103-74 trouncing at the hands of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. The...

NIU baseball: Huskies to face No. 17 Iowa Hawkeyes

By Northern Star staff | April 22, 2015

Baseball will take on its second ranked opponent of the season Wednesday.The Huskies (15-24) will meet the No. 17 Iowa Hawkeyes (26-11) 6:05 p.m. at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City, Iowa.The Huskies enter the series coming off a 4-3 win over the Toledo...

Women’s basketball falls to Iowa in preseason tournament

By Jacob Onak | November 11, 2012

NIU women’s basketball lost its season opener to Iowa 40-63 in the Preseason WNIT Tournament Friday night. In the beginning of the first half the Huskies came out battling and stayed with the Hawkeyes as the teams were tied 6-6, going into the first...

Women’s basketball set to take on Hawkeyes in season opener

By Jacob Onak | November 7, 2012

NIU women’s basketball will start regular season play this weekend against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the first game of the Preseason WNIT tournament. The Huskies are coming off a 14-17 record last season, with a 5-9 away record. In their preseason exhibition...

Huskies prove themselves time and again

By Matt Hopkinson | October 7, 2012

There are a lot cliche lines from athletes: “It was a team effort,” “I need to watch the tape,” and my favorite, “One game at a time.” After the loss against Iowa in the opening game of the season, senior defensive end Sean Progar provided...