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NIU redshirt sophomore defensive tackle James Ester and sophomore linebacker Daveren Rayner bring down Vanderbilt University freshman quarterback A.J. Swann for a sack in the third quarter of a game on Sept. 17 at Huskie Stadium. The Vanderbilt Commodores completed a comeback to beat NIU 38-28. (Marco Sotelo Avila | Northern Star)

COLUMN: Defense is key against No. 8 Kentucky

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | September 23, 2022

DeKALB – The Huskies will visit the University of Kentucky Wildcats this weekend as NIU’s defense will look to shut down the No. 8 team in the nation. NIU’s defense has had struggles this season, giving up 38 points in each of their last two...

Loggins: Volleyball will likely take MAC Tournament

By Christopher Loggins | November 19, 2015

Women’s volleyball has put a storybook season together, and I don’t expect them to slow down as the MAC Tournament approaches this weekend.The Huskies started 4-6 at the beginning of the season, and it didn’t look like a team that would end the...

Volleyball prepares for three-game weekend

By Danielle Brown | September 17, 2015

Volleyball (4-5, 0-0 MAC) will host the Huskie Invitational this weekend, welcoming teams including Western Kentucky, Northern Iowa and Alabama.The games will begin on Friday when the Huskies face off against Alabama (4-6) at 7:00 p.m., and will conclude...

Volleyball loses two out of three at Wichita Invite

By Danielle Brown | September 14, 2015

Volleyball (4-5, 0-0 MAC) went 1-2 over the weekend in the Wichita State Invitational, defeating Texas State but taking losses to both Wichita State and No. 21 Kentucky.Wichita StateThe Huskies started the invitational with a game against Wichita State...

Students consider alternative spring break as viable option

By James Maahs | October 7, 2010

While spring break is a long way off, some students are already making plans. For those that are, they might want to consider getting involved in the Alternative Spring Break Program. The Alternative Spring Break Program is sponsored by Student Involvement...