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Baseball looking to add speed on basepaths

By Brian Earle | March 25, 2014

Baseball is looking to get more aggressive on the basepaths this season, but it’ll have to do so without the Huskies’ stolen base leader.Former Huskie outfielder Jamison Wells recorded 87 stolen bases across four seasons, giving him sole possession...

NIU and FSU players prepare to battle out another play during the 2013 Orange Bowl game. The Huskies lost, 31-10.

Football: Who to look out for

By Brian Earle | June 25, 2013

Stepping into a championship team can be intimidating, but with players moving on, football will need to look at different personnel to step up. Last season, former wide receivers Martel Moore and Perez Ashford were big parts of the Huskies’ offense...

Senior baseball player breaks record

By Brian Earle | April 1, 2013

Records are made to be broken, and baseball’s senior center fielder Jamison Wells has done just that. In the Huskies’ prior weekend series against Kent State, Wells tied the NIU career stolen bases record of 71. The record was set by Alvin Maynard...

April 10, 2012 vs. ISU

Baseball to play at Akron

By Brian Earle | March 27, 2013

Baseball will continue its conference play this weekend when it travels to Ohio for a three-game series against Akron. In the Huskies’ (5-17, 1-2 MAC) previous series against Kent State, they lost two out of three games. The Huskies won game two in...

NIU athlete juggles football and baseball career

By Brian Earle | February 18, 2013

Coming into NIU, redshirt junior Jamison Wells’ plan was to play baseball on a scholarship. But halfway through Wells’ freshman year, he realized one sport was not enough. “For me, I knew there was something I could do to help the football team...

Senior wide receiver Martel Moore (1) dives and scores during Tuesdays Orange Bowl game against FSU.

Huskies fall short in Orange Bowl, 31-10

By Matt Hopkinson | January 2, 2013

In a game where NIU had a lot of the breaks go its way, it still could not muster up enough to pull out a victory over the Florida State Seminoles. The crucial play of the game came in the third quarter. After scoring a touchdown on a connection between...

Jamison Wells connects on a single in the first inning Tuesday night.

Zimmerman’s 2 home runs lead Huskies past UIC

By Brian Thomas | May 2, 2012

After falling to Northwestern yesterday in a pitching duel, NIU baseball got the bats out against UIC in Chicago taking down the Flames 11-9. The Huskies (14-31) wasted no time offensively in this game, jumping on the Flames in the first inning with a...

Bullpen hails offense for Huskies

By Matt Hopkinson | March 20, 2012

In a game that saw a combined 21 men left on base, NIU baseball was able to outlast the UIC Flames Tuesday afternoon. While the Huskies had a crooked number frame in the second - posting six runs - UIC was unable to push across enough men to overtake...

Baseball wins home opener

By Brian Thomas | March 20, 2012

In its first home game of the season, NIU baseball earned a win over the UIC Flames, 8-6. This is the Huskies (5-16) third consecutive win. NIU’s lineup scored six of its eight runs in the second inning. “That one inning literally cost us the game,”...

Baseball set to open at home

By Matt Hopkinson | March 19, 2012

NIU baseball has endured the long haul and will play its first home game today against the UIC Flames. The Huskies will hope to carry some momentum from their last two victories of their road trip into this game. The most notable of that momentum coming...

Northern Star File Photo - Jamison Wells

Baseball gets swept by Tennessee

By Matt Hopkinson | February 19, 2012

With fear of inclement weather for the series finale, NIU baseball played three games in two days, getting swept by Tennessee.In the first series ever between the two teams, the Huskies had hopes to show that they are a strong contender this season. However,...

NIUs Jamison Wells is pulling double duty for both NIU football and baseball.

Double major, try being a double athlete

By Andrew Singer | March 22, 2011

Tuesday was pretty hectic for Jamison Wells. The sophomore was at Huskie Stadium from 7:15-9:30 a.m. participating in the NIU football team's first spring practice. It was the practice-squad wide receiver's first chance to work on the field with new...