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From left: Junior outside hitter Nikolette Nedic, sophomore middle blocker Savanah Brandt and graduate right side hitter Isabelle Percoco react at the end of a rally during the Huskies’ season-opener versus the Chicago State University Cougars. The Huskies are set to play two matches in Ohio to continue MAC play. (Courtesy of NIU Athletics)

Huskies head east for Buckeye State battles

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | October 3, 2023

Complacency is defined by Merriam-Webster as a “self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies.” Complacency is the dangerous attitude the NIU volleyball team aims to keep at bay ahead of its upcoming...

NIU sophomore guard David Coit (11) makes a three-point attempt while Kent State University redshirt senior guard Sincere Carry (3) defends during Tuesdays night Mid-American Conference basketball matchup at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. The Huskies upset the Golden Flashes 86-76. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Huskies strike down Kent State with three-point mania

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | January 24, 2023
NIU sank 13 three-pointers Tuesday as the Huskies, winners of three straight games, downed MAC-unbeaten Kent State during a weeknight home stand.
NIU redshirt junior Jaivon Jones wraps up Kent State University redshirt junior Louis Newell during the 141 match Sunday. Jones defeated Newell in a 3-1 decision to give NIU its first points of the dual. (David Dermer)

Wrestling overpowers Kent State with major-decision wins

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | December 18, 2022
Three Huskies earned bonus points in their major decision victories that decided the winners of Sunday's dual meet against MAC rival Kent State.
Outside hitter Katie Jablonski (center) and middle blocker Sammi Lockwood attempt to block an attack from Ball States opposite hitter Natalie Mitchem during NIU volleyballs Friday night match at Victor E. Court. NIU volleyball will host four training camps in July. (Northern Star File Photo)

NIU’s winning hopes dashed by Golden Flashes

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | October 29, 2022

DeKALB – Struggles to close out sets proved costly for NIU volleyball as the Huskies were swept by the Kent State University Golden Flashes on Friday evening at the Memorial and Athletic Convocation Center in Kent, Ohio. NIU kept close with the Golden...

Daniels an offensive powerhouse, takes pressure off Lynch in MAC title game

By Matt Hopkinson | December 3, 2012

It’s been a bittersweet weekend respite for NIU football fans. The Huskies captured their second straight MAC Championship title on Friday night with their overtime victory over Kent State. Junior quarterback Jordan Lynch broke Denard Robinson’s national...

Huskies look to keep Kent State from taking MAC title

By Matt Hopkinson | November 28, 2012

At this point in the season, the success of NIU football seems more storybook than reality. If it is indeed storybook, the next exciting chapter for the Huskies (11-1, 8-0 MAC) will come Friday with a victory over Kent State (11-1, 8-0 MAC) in the MAC...

Key Matchups: MAC Championship

By Matt Hopkinson | November 27, 2012

Dri Archer versus Sean Progar: Obviously the biggest and most important player for Kent State is Dri Archer, who has scored 21 total touchdowns on the season. Senior defensive end Sean Progar will need to be at his best by disrupting not only the quarterback...

Key Players: Kent State Golden Flashes

By Matt Hopkinson | November 27, 2012

Quarterback: The all time passing yards leader at Kent State, senior Spencer Keith will be looked to lead the Golden Flashes to victory over NIU come Friday. Keith is only averaging 139 yards a game and is only four touchdowns better than his interception...

NIU jumps to 21 in BCS Poll

By Brian Earle | November 25, 2012

After sitting just outside the BCS rankings the last couple of weeks, NIU football made the jump to No. 21 in a Sunday poll. This is the first time the Huskies (11-1) have entered the BCS rankings since 2003, when they were ranked as high as No. 10. The...

Huskies break into AP, USA Today top 25

By Brian Earle | November 18, 2012

With the Huskies’ 31-24 victory Wednesday night against Toledo, they have inspired the college football polls to give the team some national recognition. For the first time since being ranked in 2010, the Huskies are back in The Associated Press Top-25...

MAC Breakdown: Toledo, Kent State, NIU top dogs

By Matt Hopkinson | November 7, 2012

Kent State: Perhaps the biggest headline in the MAC East has been the play of the Golden Flashes. Riding a seven-game winning streak, they have gone unbeaten within the conference this season. Kent State features two running backs who each have more than...

Huskies, Rockets jump in ranking polls

By Northern Star Staff | November 5, 2012

With the Huskies dominating victory over MAC bottom-feeder Massachusetts, 63-0, they saw a noticeable increase in votes from the polls this week. After receiving 12 votes in The Associated Press Top-25 poll last week, the Huskies received the most of...