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Marcus Jones, redshirt senior running back, secures the ball Tuesday after a handoff against Western Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Through adversity and distractions, Huskies close season with hard-fought win

By Mike Knapp | November 29, 2019

I’ll be honest — as a grown man with over three decades of adult life experience, usually when I hear the words adversity and distractions as applied to sports teams, I tend to cringe.I mean, I’ve lost my dad. I’ve also lost two of my siblings....

Senior guard Eugene German drives to the basket Monday during NIUs home victory against Oakland University at the Convocation Center.

Huskies win sixth-straight, German climbs up all-time scoring list

By Mike Knapp | November 27, 2019

DeKALB — Forgive the men’s basketball team for being a little defensive about its efforts Monday against Oakland University.Actually, that is a good thing, as it was the Huskie defense in the second half that paved the way for a 74-50 win. The victory...

Bulls early season injuries leave them hopeless

By Michael Urbanec | October 31, 2018

The day after the Bulls got pantsed by the Golden State Warriors and new NBA single game three-point record holder Klay Thompson, the front office decided it was a great idea to accept the options on its three injured missing pieces.Injured players forward...

Bulls will face defensive struggles

By Michael Urbanec | October 17, 2018

When the Chicago Bulls open the season 7 p.m. Thursday on TNT against the Philadelphia 76ers, they will play without second-year forward Lauri Markkanen.Markkanen sustained an elbow injury last month that is expected to keep him out of action for the...

Bulls should tank in light of Markannen injury

By Michael Urbanec | October 7, 2018

The Bulls preseason initially featured an aura of cautious optimism, but injuries and sloppy play should worry fans.Second year forward Lauri Markkanen will miss the next few weeks with a sprained elbow after looking primed to take a large leap forward...

Dukes Wendell Carter Jr., right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked seventh overall by the Chicago Bulls during NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Bulls pick Carter

By Michael Urbanec | June 25, 2018

Duke's Wendell Carter Jr., right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked seventh overall by the Chicago Bulls during NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Racism discussed in speech

By Clarissa Hinshaw | January 19, 2017

­DeKALB —Former teacher Jane Elliot spoke to NIU community members in hopes of educating them about racism, just as she did in her famous 1960s classroom exercise.Elliott conducted the study following the death of Martin Luther king Jr. in order to...

Second half collapse throttles basketball

By Christopher Loggins | January 28, 2016

A historic season came to a short pause Tuesday night for men’s basketball (16-4, 5-2 MAC) as the team took a 76-66 loss to Akron for its second conference loss of the season.The Huskies were led by freshman guard Marshawn Wilson, who poured in a team-high...

Lauren Pagán performs Ice, Ice Baby during Gay Jam Saturday night in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium.

NIU Prism hosts Gay Jam variety show

By Katie Finlon | April 22, 2012

“You know it’s a party when the police arrive!” That was one response to security being called when an audience member got on stage and booed one of the Prism Gay Jam performers off-stage 7 p.m. Saturday in the Holmes Student Center’s Carl Sandburg...

FILE- In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference,
addresses marchers during his Have a Dream speech at the
Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

NIU students, faculty reflect on legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

By Chelsey Boutan | January 16, 2012

Van Amos will never forget Aug. 28, 1963. It was growing dark outside. Amos and his brother stopped playing basketball and sprinted down the block - they didn't want to get in trouble with their parents for being out too late. Huffing and puffing, they...

The List: Potential candidates for Chicago Mayor

By David Thomas | September 7, 2010

The Northern Star will list the best and the worse, the practical and the impractical, the prettiest and ugliest things about a particular news topic. Partly irreverent, partly serious, all true. This week, we present five people who could step into Mayor...