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It’s time for fans to embrace NIU’s men’s basketball team

By Mike Knapp | February 11, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team is on one of its hottest runs in years, and the community is beginning to notice.The Huskies’ six-game winning streak is the longest in Mid-American Conference play in school history. If the season ended today,...

Senior Eugene German (center) runs to the right corner after handing off the ball to a sophomore Trendon Hankerson (back right) Feb. 7 during NIUs 57-54 win over Kent State University at the Convocation Center.

NIU men’s basketball seeks seven straight versus Ball State

By Mike Knapp | February 10, 2020

DeKALB — The one thing that  has sparked the men’s basketball team’s six-game winning streak has been the ability to impose its will on the opponent on the defensive end.That’s a bit of an anomaly in the Mid-American Conference where up-tempo...

Sophomore Darius Beane (no.24) drives under the basket Feb. 7 during NIUs 57-54 win over Kent State University at the Convocation Center.

NIU men’s basketball sweeps Kent State, sets school record with six consecutive MAC wins

By Mike Knapp | February 8, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team proved it was more than ready for primetime Friday night.Playing in front of a national audience on CBS Sports Network and one of the more raucous crowds of the season, the Huskies ran their winning streak to six...

Mens basketball begins three-game home stand against Western Michigan

Men’s basketball begins three-game home stand against Western Michigan

By Jemea Green | January 25, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team will begin its three-game home stand 3 p.m. Saturday when it hosts the Western Michigan University Broncos. NIU improved its Mid-American Conference record to 3-3 with a 79-69 win over the Kent State University...

Men’s basketball looks to bounce back Tuesday vs Kent State University

By Jemea Green | January 20, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team will face the Kent State University Golden Flashes 6 p.m. Tuesday in Kent, Ohio.NIU is 2-3 in Mid-American Conference play after a 66-64 loss Saturday to the Bowling Green State University Falcons. There were three...

First-year forward Austin Walny (left) and senior forward Brad Krauser run a puck down the ice Nov. 8 against McKendree University.

Toledo win grants Rockets a sweep against Huskies in two-game weekend

By Matt Boecker | December 7, 2019

DeKALB — The hockey team took a loss Saturday in a physical game at the Team Toledo Ice House against the University of Toledo.After a tough 8-3 loss Friday, the Huskies dropped game two to the Rockets, 5-3. Head Coach Mike Rucinski said the effort...

Wrestling falls short of upset win against Illinois

Wrestling falls short of upset win against Illinois

By James Krause | December 7, 2019

DeKALB — The wrestling team split its 10 matchups Friday against the University of Illinois, but two major decision losses and a forfeit in the Illini’s favor kept the Huskies from taking an upset win.Despite the loss, Head Coach Ryan Ludwig said...

The Huskies prepare Friday for their annual Red/Black Intrasquad Meet in the Convocation Center.

Huskies compete for annual Intrasquad, showcase teams’ talent

By Maddie Barrett | November 23, 2019

DeKALB — Crowd support wasn’t a problem Friday as the gymnastics team competed in its Red/Black Intrasquad meet. Walking into Victor E. Court the sounds of fans screaming were heard, and the smell of chalk filled the gym as the teams walked onto the...

Women’s soccer prepares for Friday’s conference opener against Ohio, Kent State on Sunday

By Jarrett Huff | September 25, 2019

DeKALB — Mid-American Conference play begins 7 p.m. Friday for women’s soccer, starting with a match against Ohio University at the NIU Soccer and Track and Field Complex.FridayThe match is the first of a two-game homestead weekend for the Huskies.In...

The womens basketball team dresses in its favorite Disney characters for a Dec. 16 game against Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

NIU uses themed attire road trips

By Danielle Brown | January 23, 2017

DeKALB | The women’s basketball team keeps the mood light during road trips by dressing up in fun-themed attire when traveling on the bus.Sophomore forward Courtney Woods said the coaching staff came up with the idea at the beginning of the season,...

Huskies fend off Falcons

By Krystal Ward | January 15, 2017

Men’s basketball is off to a hot start in Mid-American Conference play, winning for the third time in four games Saturday.NIU (11-6, 3-1 MAC) defeated the Bowling Green State University Falcons (3-10, 1-7 MAC), 69-52, at the Stroh Center in Bowling...

Huskies end on high note

By Scott Nicol | November 28, 2016
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