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NIU graduate forward Emma Carter (24) looks for a pass during the Huskies’ home basketball game against Mid-American Conference rival Miami University at the NIU Convocation Center. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Women’s basketball falls to Kent State in season finale

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | March 4, 2023

DeKALB –Turnovers plagued NIU women’s basketball (16-3, 8-10 MAC) in a 73-58 loss to Kent State University (20-9,12-6 MAC). Despite the loss, NIU clinched the No. 5 seed in the Mid-American Conference Tournament. Kent State was in control of...

Huskies drop final game of weekend series

By Joseph Segreti, Senior Sports Reporter | February 19, 2023

DeKALB – NIU baseball’s cold bats persisted as they could only muster one run in the final game of the opening season series against the Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles.  The Huskies could not find their first win in the weekend series against...

NIU sophomore guard David Coit (11) steps back while being defended by two Ball State University players during Saturdays game at the Convocation Center. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Ball State buries Huskies thanks to three-point parade

By Zachary Bertram, Sports Reporter | January 29, 2023

DeKALB — Ball State University took down NIU Saturday afternoon 87-69 in dominant fashion, snapping the Huskies’ three-game win streak.  The Cardinals used the deep ball to their advantage, knocking down 13 of their 28 three-point attempts. Ball...

Baseball wins two out of three games over weekend

By Brian Earle | April 7, 2013

Baseball continued its strong play as it won two out of three games against Central Michigan this weekend. The Huskies (11-18, 6-3 MAC) suffered a 6-3 loss on Friday, but bounced back to defeat the Chippewas (12-18, 3-6 MAC) 7-2 on Saturday and 5-3 on...

Second baseman Alex Beckmann dives for a ball in NIUs 7-4 loss to Illinois State.

NIU baseball crumple under Illinois State

By Andrew Singer | April 6, 2011

DeKALB | Walks and wild pitches characterized a 7-4 loss to Illinois State for the NIU baseball team at Ralph McKinzie Field on Tuesday afternoon. The Huskies (10-15 overall, 4-2 MAC) didn’t record their first hit until the sixth inning, and that didn’t...

Huskies trailed behind the Buffalo Bulls in 63-52 loss

By Andrew Singer | January 30, 2011

DeKALB | Three days after notching its first win against a MAC East opponent since Feb. 2009, the NIU men’s basketball team fell hard at Buffalo 63-52. The Huskies never led against the Bulls on Saturday afternoon. Buffalo (13-6 overall, 5-2 MAC) followed...

Dealing with the loss of a parent

By Amy Kreeger | November 30, 2010

There's some point in all of our lives when we say goodbye to our parents for the last time. If you're lucky, this experience occurs after many years of sharing good times-and bad times-with them. That point happened to me in eighth grade. My father started...

NIUs Mike Sible (19) and Peter Alfano (11) attack against SLU earlier this season.

Hockey wins two of three

By Korey Peterson | November 15, 2010

NIU hockey took a break from divisional play this past weekend to showcase its skills at the Robert Morris University Showcase in Bensenville. The Huskies (10-7-2) won two out of their three weekend games by defeating RMU-Peoria, 10-2, and RMU-Springfield,...