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First-year forward Hunter Pierce prepares for the puck to be dropped in the Huskies Jan. 10 game against Kent State University. NIU would go on to lose the game 4-2 at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee.

Hockey scoreless in weekend series

By Matt Boecker | January 20, 2020

DeKALB — The Huskies couldn’t keep pace with the Iowa State University Cyclones, losing Friday and Saturday night.The then 22nd ranked Cyclones dealt NIU consecutive shutouts. This was the first time this season NIU was held scoreless in back-to-back...

Redshirt senior Lacey James looks for an open teammate Tuesday during NIUs 70-52 loss to Iowa State University at the James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.

Men’s basketball deflates in second-half as Iowa State powers back to defeat Huskies

By Mike Knapp | November 12, 2019

DeKALB — Tuesday Night the Huskies headed to the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, looking to beat Iowa State University for the first time since 1971.That elusive win is going to have to wait for another season as a three-point Huskie halftime lead quickly...

Huskies lead Cyclones 34-31 at half

Huskies lead Cyclones 34-31 at half

By Mike Knapp | November 12, 2019

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team traveled to Iowa State University Tuesday to take on the Cyclones in NIU’s first road game of the season.The first half has belonged to the Huskies, as they have never trailed in the game and hold a 34-31 lead...

Huskies look to beat Iowa State for the first time since 1971

By Jarrett Huff | November 12, 2019

DeKALB — NIU’s last win against the Iowa State University Cyclones was Jan. 5, 1971 at the Chick Evans Fieldhouse in DeKalb. The Huskies edged out ISU with a 97-95 final score.During the 1970-71 season, the Huskies played in the now-dissolved Midwestern...

Huskies see late comeback attempt shot down as UNI down NIU in season opener

By Mike Knapp | November 10, 2019

DeKALB — The Huskies’ pre-conference schedule looked to be one that posed several challenges. That reality came true Saturday during the team’s first match up. During the opening of the 2019-20 men’s basketball season against the University of...

Huskies have tough road to MAC play, German says he wants to ‘win them all’

By Mike Knapp | November 8, 2019

DeKALB — Men’s basketball opens its 2019-20 season this Saturday, and expectations couldn’t be higher.NIU is coming off a season where it won 17 games and advanced to the Mid-American Conference tournament semifinals for the first time since 2003....

Junior middle blocker Meg Wolowicz celebrates the winning point of the final set in a match against Bowling Green University Sept. 24.

Women’s volleyball to face challenging season

By Danielle Brown | July 10, 2017

DeKalb — The reigning Mid-American Conference champion Huskies, coached by Ray Gooden, have a challenging schedule ahead of them. The 2017-18 schedule includes matches against 10 teams who were 2016 NCAA tournament participants.Gooden is the program’s...

Lisa CarlsenHead Coach

Senior guard guides Huskies to a victory

By Eddie Garcia | December 5, 2016

PEORIA | The women’s basketball team (5-2) bounces back with an 81-51 victory over Bradley University (2-5) as senior guard Ally Lehman records her second triple-double in the past three games to lead the NCAA for most triple doubles this season.Senior...


Board of Trustees review Vision 2020 initiative

By Felix Sarver | September 21, 2012

An update on NIU’s Vision 2020 initiative was presented at the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday. The initiative, which was announced in 2010, set benchmarks for the university to meet by 2020. The overall achievement of the plan is to make NIU the...