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Don’t let the football hype die next season

By Jacob Onak | December 9, 2013

It’s been a great couple seasons to be a football fan at NIU.The MAC Championships, MAC West titles and even a BCS berth have seen the Huskie community come together, but it could all change.Come next season, the Jordan Lynch talk will have ended, the...

Lynch headed to New York as Heisman finalist

By Jacob Onak | December 9, 2013

Jordan Lynch is officially headed to New York for the Heisman ceremony.The redshirt senior quarterback joins Jameis Winston, Johnny Manziel, AJ McCarron, Tre Mason and Andre Williams as a finalist for the 2013 Heisman Award, which is given to the most...

Men’s soccer finishes year without postseason

By Jacob Onak | November 11, 2013

With 11 new players coming into the season, the men’s soccer team knew it was in for a tough year, and tough it was.The Huskies ended the year 4-13-1 overall and 0-5-1 in the MAC, missing out on the MAC tournament.“I don’t think that our record...

Men’s soccer ends year with 3-3 draw at home

By Jacob Onak | November 10, 2013

Men’s soccer finished off a disappointing year with a 3-3 draw against the University of Buffalo Saturday.On Senior Night, it was the team’s three seniors who stepped up offensively for the Huskies (4-13-1, 0-5-1 MAC).“I was happy for our three...

Men’s soccer closes out rough season vs. Buffalo

By Jacob Onak | November 6, 2013

A season of disappointment will come to an end for men’s soccer when it takes on Buffalo in its final match of the year Saturday.Though the Bulls are in the same position as the Huskies (4-13-0, 0-5-0 MAC), as both teams are out of playoff contention,...

Men’s soccer downed in final minute

By Jacob Onak | November 6, 2013

It was another heartbreaking loss for the men’s soccer team as it fell 2-1 against Western Michigan University.The Broncos (8-7-1, 4-0-1 MAC) scored two goals in the second half, including the game-winner from Hunter Vandenboom in the last minute to...

Men’s soccer out of postseason contention

By Jacob Onak | November 3, 2013

In heartbreaking fashion, the men’s soccer team’s MAC tournament chances disappeared with a double-overtime loss against Hartwick.The Huskies (4-12-0, 0-4-0 MAC) lost 2-1 in the 102nd minute and NIU will miss the MAC tournament for the first time...

Men’s soccer uninspired vs. Milwaukee

By Jacob Onak | October 30, 2013

In its second game under the lights, men’s soccer dropped its 11th match of the season to the UW-Milwaukee Panthers, 1-0.The Panthers also keep hold of the LeWang Cup, a memorial trophy that is played for each year when the two teams meet.Even with...

Men’s soccer to take on Milwaukee

By Jacob Onak | October 29, 2013

The battle for the LeWang Cup returns to DeKalb as men’s soccer takes on the UW-Milwaukee Panthers at 7 p.m. today.The LeWang Cup, which is named after former head NIU head coach John LeWang, who was killed in a car accident in 1981, has been held in...

Late Akron heroics down men’s soccer

By Jacob Onak | October 27, 2013

In an effort to get its first conference win of the season, men’s soccer fell to Akron 2-1 on Saturday at Akron.The Huskies (4-10, 0-3 MAC) continue to sit in last place in the MAC standings and are the only team that has not recorded a win in conference...

Men’s soccer looks for win at Akron

By Jacob Onak | October 23, 2013

Coming off its first win since Sept. 22, men’s soccer is set to take on MAC powerhouse Akron at 6 p.m. Saturday in Akron.This could be NIU’s (4-9-0, 0-2-0 MAC) biggest match this season as it is the only team that hasn’t won in conference yet, sitting...

Junior forward Isaac Kannah (7) rushes the ball downfield during Tueday nights game against Eastern Illinios. Kannah scored twice in NIUs 3-0 win.

Men’s soccer downs Eastern Illinois, 3-0

By Jacob Onak | October 22, 2013

Men’s soccer made few mistakes against a struggling Eastern Illinois side Tuesday night, beating the Panthers 3-0.The Huskies (4-9-0) made a statement in their very first game under their new lights at the NIU Soccer and Track and Field complex with...