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Women’s volleyball opens season with NIU Invitational

By Northern Star staff | August 29, 2016

DeKALB | The 2016 NCAA volleyball season begins Friday for the Huskies as they host Iowa, Loyola and DePaul for the annual NIU Invitational at Victor E. Court.The Huskies will face DePaul at 7 p.m.The tournament will continue Saturday with NIU versus Loyola...

Baseball downs Ohio in MAC opener

By Christopher Loggins | March 28, 2016

Baseball (6-17) opened conference play with a three-game series against Ohio University over the weekend, winning two out of three to take its second straight MAC opening series.NIU began the weekend on a strong note, shutting the Bobcats out for a 2-0...

Women’s tennis starts spring break with match versus Drake

By Danielle Brown | March 10, 2016

Senior Cristina Alvarez returns a volley. .

Footballs Tyler Loos has been on the sidelines of the MAC Championship game for 4 years, but thats changing Friday

Football’s Tyler Loos has been on the sidelines of the MAC Championship game for 4 years, but that’s changing Friday

By Frank Gogola | December 4, 2014

For Tyler Loos, redshirt senior left tackle, the fifth time’s the charm.Loos missed the Huskies’ MAC title game each of the last four seasons due to redshirting or being sidelined with injuries. He’ll see his first MAC Championship game action when...

Redshirt junior center Pete Rakocevic cheers as the Huskies (13-14, 7-8 MAC) head toward an upset victory over the Toledo Rockets (23-5, 11-4 MAC), 74-66, last season in the Convocation Center. The crowd rushed the court following the win.

Men’s hoops to battle DePaul

By Steve Shonder | December 2, 2014

After countering a 21-point deficit with a 28-2 run, men’s basketball is looking to continue its success when it invades DePaul’s home court.The Huskies (3-1) will face off against the DePaul Blue Demons (3-1) 8 p.m. today at the Allstate Arena in...

Sophomore tailback Joel Bouagnon (28) blocks a Presbyterian defender Thursday at Huskie Stadium. Bouagnon made his first career start at running back in the Huskies’ 55-3 victory over the Blue Hose, taking 16 handoffs for 97 yards and four touchdowns, including his first career rushing touchdown.

Football wary of Wildcats ahead of matchup

By Ryan Barnard | September 4, 2014

Football will meet the Northwestern Wildcats on the field for the first time since 2005 when the teams play Saturday in Evanston.The 2:30 p.m. match at Ryan Field will mark the eighth meeting between the teams, with all the games taking place in Evanston...

Junior wide out TommyLee Lewis about to be tackled by a Hawkeye defender late August at Kinnick Stadium. NIU will face the Vandals in their second match of the season on Saturday.

Snatching Victory: Football defeats Big Ten’s Iowa in final seconds of Saturday game

By Brian Earle | September 3, 2013

Revenge may not have been on NIU football’s mind, but that’s exactly what the team got Saturday in Iowa City.In a rematch with the Hawkeyes (0-1), the Huskies (1-0) rolled into hostile Kinnick Stadium and rallied for a 30-27 victory in their season...

Final drive proved football can dig deep

By Frank Gogola | September 3, 2013

With less than seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game, NIU was trailing the Iowa Hawkeyes (0-1) by seven points and it appeared all hope was lost.The Huskies refused to fold in the raucous environment of Kinnick Stadium and...

Tickets to Iowa game up for sale until 10 p.m. Thursday

By Grace Martin | August 29, 2013

Students need only pay $25 for a chance to see the Huskies take on Iowa, the only team to beat NIU in a regular season game last year.The Student Association is offering a ticket package for students for the game, which will be held in Kinnick Stadium...

Students can snag spot on bus to Iowa game for $35

By Northern Star Staff | August 27, 2013

Students can get discount tickets to the game against Iowa on Saturday.The game will be held in Kinnick Stadium. The tickets will be available until 10 p.m. Thursday and can be purchased online at are $25 for the game...

Baseball falls to Iowa

By Brian Earle | April 24, 2013

In its midweek showdown on the road against Iowa, baseball fell 3-2 in a game it had a good chance to win. Senior Jacob Goldenberg was on the bump for the Huskies as he got his first start of the season. Despite walking five batters, he was effective...

Women’s tennis headed for Iowa

By Thomas Hiley III | February 27, 2013

The women’s tennis team will head to Des Moines, Iowa, this week. They will participate in a triple header against University of Nebraska Omaha (2-1), Drake University (4-5) and University of Central Arkansas (5-7). The Huskies are on a six-game winning...