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Softball to face Buffalo, Kent State at home

Softball to face Buffalo, Kent State at home

By Brian Thomas | April 11, 2012

Coming off its loss against DePaul, NIU softball will look to bounce back at home this weekend as it hosts MAC opponents Buffalo and Kent State for two games each. The Huskies (16-21, 3-5 MAC) will play a double-header against the Bulls Friday and then...

Men’s golf takes 10th place at Irish Creek Collegiate

By Sean Anderson | April 1, 2012

NIU men’s golf was in action over the weekend at the Irish Creek Collegiate, down in Kannapolis, N.C. The Huskies looked to continue their success of four straight events of placing of fourth or better, which dates back to them taking third place in...

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Baseball welcomes Milwaukee at home

By Brian Thomas | March 26, 2012

After being swept by MAC opponent Kent State in its weekend-series, NIU baseball will take a one-game break from conference play and host Milwaukee Tuesday. “Just like any team, they’re not satisfied with going on the road and not winning a game all...

Gynmastics takes 4th at MAC championship

By Matt Hopkinson | March 25, 2012

Typically, a description of “bodies flying everywhere” for a sporting event means chaos. However, for NIU women’s gymnastics, it meant MAC championship time. The Huskies played host to the 2012 MAC championship meet Saturday at the NIU Convocation...

Baseball swept by Kent State

By Matt Hopkinson | March 25, 2012

In the first its first series against a MAC opponent, NIU men’s baseball was unable to overcome Kent State, getting swept in three games. The first game of the series featured a 12-6 victory by Kent State (11-10, 3-0 MAC), in which NIU (5-19, 0-3 MAC)...

Baseball ready to start MAC play

By Brian Thomas | March 21, 2012

After winning its last three games, NIU baseball will hit the road for a three-game series starting Friday against MAC opponent Kent State. This will be the Huskies (5-16) first test against the MAC this season. “Getting off to a good start would be...

Kellyman, Gregory highlight track and field at MAC Indoor Championships

By Dustin King | February 26, 2012

Chanel Kellyman and Megan Gregory’s gold medal performances highlighted NIU track and field’s run at the MAC Indoor Championships held in Akron, Ohio this weekend. The Huskies finished in seventh place overall with a score of 48 points, which is the...

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Gymnastics posts second highest point total in loss to Kent State

By Matt Hopkinson | February 19, 2012

NIU gymnastics posted the second-highest point total of its season, but it wasn't enough as they lost to Kent State..The Huskies' (3-4, 2-2 MAC) score of 193.625 wouldn't be enough to edge Kent State's score of 195.525. This match also marked the second...

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Kent State annihilates NIU

By Brian Thomas | January 25, 2012

Another conventionally, poor start for NIU men's basketball's led to its demise at Kent State as it fell 90-56.This is the second game this season in which the Huskies (2-16, 1-5 MAC) allowed a team to score 90 points.Kent State (13-6, 3-3 MAC) dominated...

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Men’s basketball heads to Kent State

By Brian Belford | January 24, 2012

NIU men's basketball will begin its annual six-game swing against MAC East opponents on the road, starting with Kent State today.Last year, the Huskies (2-15, 1-4) posted a 1-5 record against MAC East teams. NIU hasn't won more than two games against...

NIU defensive tackle Nabal Jefferson returns an interception 25
yards for a touchdown in the first quarter of Saturdays 40-10 win
over Kent State.

Huskie victory over Kent State ‘bittersweet’

By Brian Belford | October 9, 2011

NIU's defense harassed Kent State's offense all game long Saturday.The Huskies penetrated into the Golden Flashes' backfield for seven sacks, forcing three turnovers and held their offense to 70 total yards on only 61 plays. It was NIU's best defensive...

A breakdown of the MAC East quarterbacks

By Eli Gehn | July 19, 2011

Akron Akron lacked the "zip" it needed from quarterback Patrick Nicely last year on its way to a 1-11 season. Nicely had 10 touchdowns through the air compared to 13 interceptions. This season, Nicely is expected to have better production with several...