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Gymnastics stretch for team high score but fell to Kent State

By Brian Thomas | February 20, 2011

DeKALB | NIU’s gymnastics team recorded another team high score on senior night Sunday, but it also came away with another loss, falling 194.800 to 192.875 to Kent State. The Huskies (1-6 overall, 1-4 MAC) beat their previous high score by 1.725 points...

NIU guard Marke Freeman paced the Huskies with 13 points in Wednesday nights loss at Kent State.

NIU women’s basketball loses in OT to Kent State

By Katie Leb | January 27, 2011

The Huskies knew it would be an uphill battle to defeat Kent State on its home court. Coming into the M.A.C. Center having won two games in a row, the Huskies were unable to make it three, losing 56-54 in an overtime bout. The Golden Flashes (15-4 overall,...

Wrestling falls at No. 18 Kent State

By Mike Romor | January 23, 2011

After losing their first two conference matchups, the NIU wrestling team traveled to Kent, Ohio, looking to overpower the No. 18 Kent State Flashes. The Flashes (5-0 overall, 1-0 MAC) prevailed in their conference opener, however, defeating the Huskies...

NIU volleyball continue dominating play

By Katie Leb | October 24, 2010

Beginning its longest road trip of the season, NIU volleyball started on the right step defeating Kent State Friday night in five sets.After taking the first set 25-15, Kent State came back to grab the next two, 25-20 and 25-22.“We came out and had...

Mo Smunt celebrates NIUs only goal with Shelbi Johnson (17) and Francis Boukidis (7) during a 1-1 tie against Kent State.

NIU women’s soccer earns a win and a draw

By Andrew Singer | October 3, 2010

When play wrapped up at the NIU Soccer Complex this weekend, the NIU women’s soccer team had added another win and its first draw to its already impressive home record.NIU opened up the weekend’s action Friday with a late afternoon contest against...