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NIU men’s golf: Huskies face Big Ten, MAC opponents at Boilermaker Invitational

By Steve Shonder | April 17, 2015

Men's golf will try to get momentum in its last tournament before the MAC Championships.The Huskies will get their shot in the Boilermaker Invitational on Saturday and Sunday on the Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in West Lafayette,...

NIU vs. Kent State 2014

NIU vs. Kent State 2014

By Gavin Weaver | October 5, 2014

Redshirt freshman tailback Jordan Huff breaks a tackle attempt and goes on to score a touchdown Saturday in the game against Kent State. The Huskies’ matchup against Kent State came close in the fourth quarter: NIU started with a 17-6 lead, but the...

Football’s 4th full of twists

Football’s 4th full of twists

By Danny Albers | October 5, 2014

The defense was the glue that held football together in a tight win this weekend, as the Huskies’ offense never really found its rhythm.The Huskies (4-1, 1-0 MAC) defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes (0-5, 0-2 MAC), 17-14, Saturday at Huskie Stadium.Defense...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare (12) scans the field before delivering a pass during the teams September game against the Arkansas Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Ark. The Huskies have a bye week after the 52-14 loss to the Razorbacks, and the players and coaches aren’t getting too far away from the game of football.

Rapid Reaction: NIU 17, Kent State 14

By Frank Gogola | October 4, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (4-1, 1-0) opened MAC play with a 17-14 win over the Kent State Golden Flashes (0-5, 0-2 MAC) Saturday at Huskie Stadium.How it happened: Redshirt Anthony Maddie led two of the Huskies’ three scoring drives, and NIU escaped...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare hands off the ball on Sept. 6 in the game against Northwestern University.

Football back home for Kent matchup

By Danny Albers | October 2, 2014

After a three-game road stretch and a loss to Arkansas, football returns home to begin conference play.The Huskies (3-1) take on the Kent State Golden Flashes (0-4) 4 p.m. Saturday at Huskie Stadium. The game will be shown on ESPN3.The Huskies closed...

Football schedule sends Huskie on the road 7 times

By Frank Gogola | March 2, 2014

Football’s 2014 season schedule presents some challenges, but it’s very favorable in terms of making a return trip to Detroit for the MAC Championship game.For the second year in a row, Huskie Stadium will play host to only five teams, while the Huskies...

Editorial: Rec Center funding a growing concern

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 10, 2013

Funding for the Recreation Center continues to worry the Editorial Board.At the beginning of the fiscal year, the Rec requested $628,908 in funds and received only $324,425 from the Student Association, according to a report from the SA. In the last three...

Women’s soccer moves into MAC tourney

By Steve Shonder | October 28, 2013

The women’s soccer team got a boost from being at home and clinched a spot in the MAC tournament for the second year in a row.The Huskies (6-9-3, 4-4-2 MAC) upset the Kent State Golden Flashes (11-7, 6-4 MAC) 2-1 in Friday’s match, which was the program’s...

 Junior quarterback, Jordan Lynch (#6) runs the football against Kent State on January 1 at the 2013 MAC championship.

Breaking down Kent State

By Frank Gogola | October 2, 2013

After going undefeated in non-conference play, the Huskies (4-0) will open Mid-American Conference play against the Kent State Golden Flashes (2-3) 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio. The last time these teams met was in last season’s MAC...

#1 Story of the Year (Part 1): NIU crowned MAC champs

By Brian Earle | May 1, 2013

Football won its first MAC Championship in nearly 30 years last season. The Huskies didn’t wait nearly as long this time around as they returned to Detroit and defeated Kent State 44-37 in a double-overtime affair to repeat as MAC Champions. “That...


Men’s tennis faces stern test in first round of MAC Championships

By Thomas Hiley III | April 25, 2013

The men’s tennis team’s (15-8, 3-2 MAC) MAC conference play came to a close last weekend with the win over Buffalo (9-9, 3-2 MAC) 4-3. Next for the Huskies will be the MAC Championship to be played in DeKalb. Their first opponent will be the Ball...

Women’s golf set for MAC Championship

By Sam Bauman | April 24, 2013

The women’s golf team will look to finish its season with a strong showing at the 2013 MAC Championship. This year’s tournament is being hosted by Ohio University at the Longaberger Country Club in Nashport, Ohio. Head coach Kim Kester realizes Kent...