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Holly Reichard was NIUs only all-around competitor in this weekends MAC championship meet.

Huskies struggle at MAC Championship, finish in last place

By Brian Thomas | March 20, 2011

After taking second place out of four teams in the State of Illinois Championships, the NIU gymnastics team performed in the MAC Championships in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. on Saturday. The Huskies (3-16 overall, 1-5 MAC) lost the meet, coming in seventh place...

Brad Dieckhaus (left) just won the MAC championship at 184 pounds.

Dieckhaus shouldn’t have had opportunity to win MAC

By Chris Dertz | March 8, 2011

There were assuredly congratulations aplenty for Brad Dieckhaus after he won the 184-pound MAC title on Sunday. None of them should have come. Dieckhaus was only able to compete in the MAC Championships because of a suspect decision to keep him on NIU's...

Women’s Basketball will be pushed to the limits during MAC Championship

By Jimmy Johnson | March 3, 2011

DeKALB | Sunday night will present the NIU women’s basketball team an opportunity to prove whether its experience in tight games will pay off. The Huskies (13-16 overall, 7-9 MAC) earned the seventh seed in the MAC Tournament after defeating Ball State,...

No reason not to go to the MAC Wrestling Championships

By Mike Romor | March 1, 2011

NIU will host some of the top wrestling programs in the Midwest and some of the best wrestlers in the nation over the weekend when the MAC Championships come to the Convocation Center on March 5-6. NIU wrestlers believe this event being in DeKalb helps...

RedHawks ground NIU’s running attack

By Jimmy Johnson | December 6, 2010

DETROIT | Not once did an opposing defense hold NIU to less than 100 yards rushing during their 10-2 regular-season run.Unfortunately for the Huskies, Miami (OH) would be the first to hold its running game in check in the MAC Championship game on Friday...

Snowfall due this weekend

By Northern Star Staff | December 2, 2010

DeKalb residents should prepare to walk in a winter wonderland this weekend. NIU Meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste stated on his website that DeKalb will see a considerable amount of snow beginning Friday night. Snowfall should start around midnight with...

NIU freshman Lauren Wicinski goes for a kill against Eastern Michigan. Wicinski leads the MAC in points, kills and aces.

NIU volleyball reflects on historic season

By Katie Leb | December 2, 2010

  "Positive" is one word Ray Gooden uses to describe the 2010 NIU volleyball season. The ninth year head coach has had some memorable moments, but this season provided more than just a few to his list. "The record and our ability to make it to the MAC...

Jordan Lynch rushes in a game earlier this season. Lynch rushed for 142 years on two carries on NIUs 71-3 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

Football team has chance to stand on top with ’83 champs

By Andrew Singer | December 1, 2010

Perched atop a mountain in Yosemite National Park, the 1983 NIU football team stood as one singing its school’s fight song. Prior to participating in the 1983 California Bowl, NIU head coach Bill Mallory wanted to take his team to a place they could...

Tickets still avalible for MAC Championship football fan bus

By Northern Star staff | November 30, 2010

Student tickets are still available for the MAC Championship football game in Detroit on Friday. The Huskies will face the Miami (OH) RedHawks at 7 p.m. According to the Convocation Center website, tickets will be available until 5 p.m. today. Buses will...

NIU football ranks No. 24 in AP poll

By Northern Star staff | November 28, 2010

For the first time since 2003, and for only the second season in school history since becoming an FBS program, the NIU football team is now ranked in the Associated Press' top 25 poll. The Huskies are ranked No. 24 in the AP poll and No. 23 in the USA...

Student fan bus offered for MAC Championship game

By Andrew Singer | November 28, 2010

Friday will be the NIU football team's first appearance in a MAC Championship game since 2005. In an effort to give students an affordable way to attend the game in Detroit, the Student Association and Campus Activities Board, in partnership with Intercollegiate...

Jordan Lynch rushes in a game earlier this season. Lynch rushed for 142 years on two carries on NIUs 71-3 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

NIU football team grounds Eagles with a 71-3 victory

By Andrew Singer | November 26, 2010

Playing only 36 miles away from the site of Friday's MAC Championship game, the NIU football team showed why it deserves to play its final MAC game in Detroit instead of Ypsilanti, Mich. For the second straight week, NIU went on the road to come away...