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Women’s basketball falls in road match against Bradley

By Jacob Onak | November 28, 2012

NIU women’s basketball fell 58-67 to the Bradley Braves in Peoria Wednesday. In the first half, the Huskies (2-3) got off to a slow start against Bradley (4-3) and couldn’t find an offensive rhythm going down 7-2 in the first five minutes. The rest...

Buggs gives women’s basketball an offensive boost

By Jacob Onak | November 27, 2012

This season, NIU women’s basketball has access to red shirt sophomore forward Jada Buggs, and the Elkhart, Ind., native has made an immediate impact for the Huskies squad. Buggs transferred in from Wisconsin after her freshman season but because of...

Women’s basketball preps for game against South Dakota State Wednesday

By Jacob Onak | November 19, 2012

NIU women’s basketball will look to continue its strong play against a solid South Dakota State basketball team Wednesday in DeKalb. The Jackrabbit’s (2-2) are coming off a big 60-55 win against 15th ranked Nebraska Sunday and will try to take away...

Women’s basketball looks to strong set of point guards for support

By Jacob Onak | November 7, 2012

Going into the start of the regular season it’s clear that NIU women’s basketball has strength and depth at the guard position. The Huskies have a number of players who can both run the point but can step out and shoot the ball. It helps that all...

Women’s basketball finds a way to win against Indiana Wesleyan in exhibition play

By Jacob Onak | November 6, 2012

NIU women’s basketball grinded out a 45-42 victory against a tough Indiana Wesleyan/ls group in its exhibition game at the Convocation Center Monday. After coming out and scoring five quick points, the Huskies struggled to find an attacking rhythm in...

huskie briefs

huskie briefs

By Northern Star Staff | September 17, 2012

Alumnae of the NIU women's basketball team will suit up for the annual Alumni Game at 11 a.m. Saturday on Victory E. Court. A ticket to the NIU women's basketball game against Ohio at 2:05 p.m. that same day will get fans a seat for the alumnae contest.

The men's basketball Alumni Game is set for Feb. 4, and also will take place at 11 a.m. A ticket to watch the current Huskies take the court for a MAC showdown with Western Michigan at 2:05 p.m. gets fans into the Alumni Game.

Mega Women

Three top 10 finishes propelled the NIU women's track and field team to a second place finish at the Eastern Illinois Mega Meet Jan. 21.

In field competition, Lindsay Chamberlain took home the 20-pound weight throw title with a heave of 17.79 meters. Ashley Morrow finished third in the weight throw, and second in the shot put; a slot ahead of teammate Margaret Gorski. Elizabeth Berquist placed second in the high jump.

NIU also had a strong showing in the track department, with a second-place finish from sprinter Ajahnae Hinley, a second-place finish in the 800 meter run from Lorene Skipper and a bronze from Bonnie Miller in the 5,000 meter run. The 4 x 400 team posted a second-place finish to add to the NIU medal count.

NIU heads to Champaign tomorrow for the Care/Health Alliance Classic hosted by the University of Illinois at 10 a.m.


The NIU women's tennis team started its season with a 7-0 loss at Wisconsin Saturday.

Wisconsin won the doubles match point and then rolled to a 5-0 sweep with a forfeit in the singles matches.

NIU coach Pontus Hiort said after the match Wisconsin is one of the top teams in the nation.

Wanted: Softball Manager

The NIU softball team is looking for a new manager for its upcoming season.

Qualified candidates must have a working knowledge of softball, be proficient with statistical maintenance and assist with equipment transportation for practices and games.

If interested please contact assistant coach Joanna Lane at 753-2245 as soon as possible.

That New Season Smell

The NIU baseball team will kick off the 2006 season Feb. 3. The Huskies will travel to Tempe for a three-game series with the Arizona State Sun Devils.

The opener will be played under the lights at 7 p.m., while the final game will be at 1 p.m. Sunday.

NIU women’s basketball defeats Temple Sunday

By Matt Hopkinson | November 20, 2011

As the clock expired at the end of the first half, Jenna Thorp drained a buzzer beater from the top of the circle to pull NIU within one against Temple. Perhaps it was this shot that propelled NIU women's basketball (2-1) over Temple (2-2) Sunday 58-52,...

A new asset to NIU women’s basketball

By Jimmy Johnson | November 18, 2010

Kathi Bennett had to do some late recruiting for the NIU women's basketball team this summer. The Huskies' first-year head coach started searching for players after freshman forward Jenna Thorp tore her ACL in late July. "I was just asking anybody around...