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Women’s basketball looking to get back on track

By Christopher Loggins | February 8, 2016

Women’s basketball (9-12, 2-8 MAC) will look to shake its recent woes as it returns home for a matchup with Miami University (9-12, 3-7 MAC) this week.The Huskies faced off against Ohio University on Saturday, losing by 25 points to the top team in...

Women’s tennis beats Lewis for another win

By Danielle Brown | January 28, 2016

Women’s tennis (2-1) went to work against Lewis University on Friday, outplaying the Flyers by a 6-1 score.The Huskies managed to win against Lewis in singles matches, going 5-1. They got singles wins in the top two matches from both junior Adey Osabuohien...

Then-freshman Christina Alvarez returns a serve on March 29, 2013 in a doubles match versus Bowling Green University at the Huskie Tennis Courts as then-sophomore Stephanie McDonald stands ready for the volley.

Women’s tennis picks up first win of season

By Danielle Brown | January 21, 2016

Women’s tennis (1-1) went toe-to-toe with North Dakota (0-2) on Monday, downing the Hawks with a 6-1 score line.The Huskies dominated in singles matches for the day, winning five of the six matches. The No. 1 singles match featured NIU junior Adey Osabuohien...

Women’s tennis shut out in first game of new season

By Danielle Brown | January 19, 2016

Women’s tennis (0-1, 0-0 MAC) started its season going head-to-head with 60th-ranked Minnesota and taking a 7-0 loss Sunday.The Huskies showed glimpses of good play in the game despite losing big, much of what is to be expected in the first game of...

Freshman forward Kate Sanfilippo hops over a defender in an Oct. 9 game against Akron. The Zips went on to win the game 2-1, giving the Huskies a four-game losing streak.

Women’s soccer must make adjustments

By Raven Boyd | November 5, 2015

It’s probably time for women’s soccer (3-12-3, 2-6-3 MAC) to change its focus from just defense and add some offense.NIU finished the 2015 season with an unexpected turnaround, finishing its last four games with three ties and one win, but struggled...

Women’s soccer prepares for first conference games

By Raven Boyd | September 24, 2015

Women’s soccer (1-6-0) will return home to the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex this weekend for games against Toledo and Central Michigan.The Huskies have lost six straight games since beginning the season with a win against Lewis.NIU will...

Passion Pit hits high notes at Convo

By Troy Doetch | October 21, 2010

For a band whose biggest hit is entitled "Sleepyhead," Passion Pit gave an energetic show Thursday night at the Convocation Center. Glowsticks could be seen waved back and forth, as the crowd danced to consistent beats of synth-fueled dance rock. Fueled...