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MAC teams earning national attention

By Northern Star Staff | October 29, 2012

While NIU football continues to streak, earning its eighth straight victory, it also continues to receive votes in the polls. After receiving five votes in the Associated Press Top-25 poll last week, the Huskies received 12 votes this week. In the USA...

Samantha Hill forward/defender for Northern Illinois University takes the ball away from an Eastern Michigan player September 21, 2012.

Women’s soccer looks to earn a spot in the postseason

By Ed Rietveld | October 24, 2012

With one day of conference play remaining, three teams are in contention for the final two spots in the MAC women’s soccer postseason tournament; NIU, Ohio and Buffalo. The Huskies (7-8-2, 3-5-2 MAC) are in a tie for seventh with the Bobcats, while...

NIU Sophomore MacKenzie Roddy hurdles the volleyball back against the Akron Zips.

Volleyball falls to Ohio, Kent State

By Mike Romor | October 21, 2012

The goal of the weekend for NIU volleyball was to capitalize on the road against two MAC cross-divisional foes. The Huskies (15-11, 6-4 MAC) fell short of their goal and their standards, suffering two four-set losses. After losing Friday to Ohio (14-9,...

Western Michigan University mid-fielder Lauren Fearday unsuccessfully tries to steal the ball from Northern Illinois University mid-fielder Sara Spaulding on September 23, 2012 at the NIU track/soccer field complex in DeKalb.

Women’s soccer beat Kent State, fall to Ohio

By Ed Rietveld | October 21, 2012

Over the weekend, NIU women’s soccer split the first two games of its three-game Ohio road trip to finish MAC play. It picked up a win at Kent State and lost to Ohio. Two streaks ended in the Friday match between NIU and Kent State. The Huskies (7-8-2,...

Northern Illinois University mid fielder Emily Nulty, 24 makes her way up the field against Ball State.

Women’s Soccer to end conference play on the road

By Ed Rietveld | October 17, 2012

This weekend, NIU women’s soccer begins a three-game road trip to conclude MAC conference play. It will go up against Kent State and Ohio. The Huskies (6-7-2, MAC 2-4-2) have lost three consecutive games, including a 3-2 decision against conference...

Volleyball looks to take down Ohio

By Mike Romor | October 17, 2012

With this weekend marking a break in cross-divisional play for NIU volleyball, it will match up against a perpetual MAC contender. The Huskies (15-9, 6-2 MAC), currently tied atop the MAC West, aim to take down Ohio (12-8, 7-1) Friday. NIU will then play...

MAC breakdown

By Matt Hopkinson | October 3, 2012

Ball State is currently 1-1 in the MAC, most recently coming off a loss against Kent State. Ball State beat a seemingly lifeless Eastern Michigan squad to open its season on a positive note by securing an early MAC win. Ball State has had a tough non-conference...

Men’s golf ready for MAC Championships

By Sean Anderson | May 2, 2012

NIU men’s golf team will host the MAC Championships at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.. The Huskies are coming off a seventh place finish at the Boilermaker Invitational last weekend. NIU coach Tom Porten said due to the tournament being a home...

Women’s golf ties for 8th at MAC Championships

By Sean Anderson | April 29, 2012

NIU women’s golf finished tied for 8th place at the 2012 MAC Women’s Golf Championships at Hawthorns Golf & Country Club in Fishers, Ind. Friday. The Huskies shot an opening round 333, while Ball State lead the field after posting a 298 and Kent...

History’s Foundations: Altgeld Hall

By Olivia Willoughby | April 29, 2012

It looks like a castle that is not-so-ironically placed on Castle Drive, just without the flying, flaming arrows like in the old days, and it’s the oldest building at NIU. “The story is that Governor Altgeld had really liked castles,” said Cindy...

Softball to take on UIC

Softball to take on UIC

By Brian Thomas | April 17, 2012

After going 2-3 on its five game homestand, NIU softball takes a break from MAC play and heads back on the road to face UIC Wednesday. Despite those three loses in their last five games, the Huskies (18-23, 6-6 MAC) are on a two-game winning-streak, as...

Softball splits weekend games at home

By Brian Thomas | April 15, 2012

In its four game homestand against Buffalo and Kent State over the weekend, NIU softball won two out of four. The Huskies (18-23, 6-6 MAC) lost both of their games against the Bulls Friday in a double-header, 7-3 and 8-3. In the first game, Buffalo scored...