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Huskies defense makes a stand, shows their depth

By Matt Hopkinson | October 14, 2012

While in my opinion NIU’s offense is the main contributing factor to its success, the defense made quite the showing against Buffalo. Not only the statistics and on field play, but what really stood out in this game was the depth possessed by the defensive...

NIU hopes to keep multiple streaks alive against Buffalo

By Matt Hopkinson | October 10, 2012

As of late, NIU football has strung a number of impressive streaks together. The Huskies are touting three separate streaks going into their game Saturday, four technically, if you count their streak against its homecoming game opponent. The Huskies are...

Lynch is top dog of Huskie football

By Matt Hopkinson | October 7, 2012

The quarterback has become the single most important position in football. The NFL is predicated on the ability to pass the ball, and fantasy players clamor for the big name gun-slingers. NIU has found itself in prime position to repeat its success from...

Womens golf gets new coach

Women’s golf gets new coach

By Sean Anderson | September 18, 2012

Women’s golf has its first new coach in over 26 years in Kim Kester. Kester is looking forward to her opportunity at NIU and wants to create her own legacy. Last year, former coach Pam Tyska retired. “Pam did a great job while at NIU and created a...

Men’s golf finishes 7th at MAC Chamiponship

By Sean Anderson | May 6, 2012

As hosts of the 2012 MAC Championships at Rich Harvest Farms, NIU men’s golf finished in seventh place. NIU coach Tom Porten said he is upset with a seventh place finish, especially since they played on their home course and had high hopes heading into...

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Story of the year for NIU sports

By Jimmy Johnson | May 6, 2012

Scott Wedige said it was a moment of disbelief. After kicker Mathew Sims nailed a 33-yard game winning field goal, the long road back to Detroit for NIU football was over: the Huskies had clinched their first MAC Championship in nearly 30 years. “The...

No. 1 for top 10 NIU athletes: Chandler Harnish

By Jimmy Johnson | May 6, 2012

Each of the five years Chandler Harnish spent at NIU has its own story. From being redshirted his freshman year, to suffering a severe knee injury his sophomore year, Harnish’s first two years were experience of their own. At the start of the 2010-11...

No. 3 Story of the year: Mens soccer wins MAC Championship

No. 3 Story of the year: Men’s soccer wins MAC Championship

By Brian Thomas | May 2, 2012

NIU men’s soccer accomplished something that it had only done twice in school history: winning the MAC Championship. The Huskies (15-6-0) went through the MAC tournament and earned a pair of 1-0 victories - over Buffalo in the first round and Western...

Huskie briefs for 5/01/12

By Dustin King | April 30, 2012

NIU baseball’s Kyle Glancy and women’s golf’s Kelsie Passolt were named the NIU Scholar Athletes of the Week for April 23 through April 29, according to a press release. Glancy, a senior marketing major, earned two saves over the weekend against...

Women’s golf ties for 8th at MAC Championships

By Sean Anderson | April 29, 2012

NIU women’s golf finished tied for 8th place at the 2012 MAC Women’s Golf Championships at Hawthorns Golf & Country Club in Fishers, Ind. Friday. The Huskies shot an opening round 333, while Ball State lead the field after posting a 298 and Kent...

Women’s tennis to host MAC Championship

By Mike Romor | April 25, 2012

NIU women’s tennis looks to avenge its weekend loss to Akron when the teams meet in DeKalb for the second time within a week. NIU will host the MAC Championships at the NIU West Tennis Courts and the DeKalb High School tennis courts. The No. 7 seed...

Men’s tennis ready for MAC Championships

By Mike Romor | April 25, 2012

NIU men’s tennis will travel to Toledo, Ohio for the MAC Championships. Entering the tournament as the second seed, NIU will not play until the second day of action, Friday, in the semifinals. After earning a share of the MAC regular season title after...