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NIU head coach Ray Gooden (right) speaks with junior outside hitter T’ara Austin and junior defensive specialist Malia Gabel on Saturday at Victor E. Court. NIU went winless in the Huskie Invitational after losing three consecutive games.

Volleyball’s Gooden wins MAC Coach of the Year for fourth time

By Northern Star staff | November 24, 2015

Volleyball head coach Ray Gooden has been named the MAC Coach of the Year for the fourth time in his career.The honor comes after the Huskies lost to Ohio in the MAC Championship on Sunday despite winning their regular season championship and going 19-11...

Check out the 10 most-read Northern Star stories of 2014-15

By Kelly Bauer | May 5, 2015

Catch up on the news and columns you missed this academic year by checking out the 10 most-read Northern Star stories.If you're interested in all the news -- and there was quite a bit in between the Huskies losing at Homecoming and the university implementing...

Men’s tennis: Huskies look to come out on top of MAC for regular season with match against Buffalo

By Patrick Smith | April 17, 2015

Men’s tennis will play its final regular season game this weekend.The Huskies (17-5, 3-1 MAC) will face the Bulls (9-9, 1-2 MAC) 11 a.m. Sunday in Buffalo, N.Y. The Huskies would be guaranteed to come out on top of the MAC for the regular season for...

NIU women’s tennis: Huskies face crucial weekend

By Northern Star staff | April 17, 2015

Women's tennis can secure a berth in the MAC Championships for the first time since 2012 with a pair of wins this weekend.The Huskies (11-7, 2-4 MAC) take on the Akron Zips (10-11, 2-5 MAC) 1 p.m. Friday and the Buffalo Bulls (6-10, 2-4 MAC) 1 p.m. Saturday...

NIU men’s tennis: Huskies extend win streak to 3, prepare for Buffalo

By Patrick Smith | April 13, 2015

Men’s tennis extended their win streak to three games as they took down conference opponent the Toledo Rockets on Saturday.The Huskies (17-5, 3-1MAC) defeated the Rockets (11-14, 1-2 MAC) 5-2 on Saturday in Toledo, Ohio.“We set the tone [Saturday]...

NIU fans view MAC game from local spots

By Kelly Bauer | January 8, 2015

Fatty’s Pub and Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, hosted a watch party for the Mid-American Conference championship, where students reacted to NIU beating Bowling Green, 51-17.

“It was pretty awesome to see the game. We did a lot of great passes this time around,” said senior English major Lena Al-Loussi, who attended the pub’s watch party. “It was also really different to watch it on TV as opposed to being in the stands, since last year I was in the marching band so I got to actually go to it. It’s a completely different atmosphere watching it with a couple of friends.”

This was Fatty’s fifth time hosting a watch party for the game. Guests were given a special NIU football schedule beer mug for coming to the party.

Coach Rod Carey at the Sept. 6 game against Northwestern University.

NIU football’s Rod Carey set to get $70,000 in bonuses for MAC Championship win, bowl appearance and more

By Frank Gogola | December 10, 2014

Football head coach Rod Carey is in line to receive bonuses in the sum of $70,000 for the Huskies’ performance on and off the field.Carey is scheduled to make a base salary of $400,000 for the period beginning Jan. 1, 2014, and will get bonuses worth...

NIU Huskies conquer Bowling Green Falcons in MAC Championship, 51-17

By Frank Gogola | December 8, 2014

Football put its best foot forward on the big stage Friday in the MAC Championship game after months of close victories.The Huskies (11-2) blew out the Bowling Green Falcons (7-6), 51-17, in the MAC title contest at Ford Field in Detroit. This is the...

Football draws Marshall in inaugural Boca Raton Bowl

By Frank Gogola | December 7, 2014

Football will take on the Marshall Thundering Herd in the first Boca Raton Bowl in a matchup of conference champions and former conference rivals.The MAC champion Huskies (11-2) and the Conference USA champion Thundering Herd (12-1) will meet 5 p.m. Dec....

Reaction to NIU winning MAC Championship game over Bowling Green

By Northern Star Staff | December 5, 2014

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DaRon Brown (4), redshirt senior wide receiver, jumps to catch a pass during the Dec. 5 MAC Championship game against Bowling Green at Ford Field in Detroit. NIU won, 51-17.

MAC Championship Rapid Reaction: NIU football 51, Bowling Green Falcons 17

By Frank Gogola | December 5, 2014

What happened: In a role reversal of the 2013 MAC Championship game, the Huskies (11-2) blew out the Bowling Green Falcons (7-6), 51-17, to capture the 2014 MAC title Friday at Ford Field in Detroit.How it happened: Redshirt senior safety Dechane Durante...

Ford Field in Detroit before the start of the NIU-Bowling Green MAC Championship 2014 game.

MAC Championship at the half: NIU up 20-10 over Bowling Green

By Frank Gogola | December 5, 2014

The Huskies turned a pair of first-quarter interceptions into 10 points.They converted redshirt senior safety Dechane Durante’s interception on the game’s opening drive into a 5-yard touchdown run by redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare. An interception...