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Top Dog: Q&A with Cross Countrys Head coach Adrian Myers

Top Dog: Q&A with Cross Country’s Head coach Adrian Myers

By Mike Knapp | September 4, 2019

DeKALB — In his fifth season as head coach of the cross country program, Adrian Myers will lead the Huskie program that has finished top four in back-to-back years.The Northern Star interviewed Myers on the upcoming season .The following are excerpts...

Jumper Jehvania Whyte lands MAC champion

By Jayce Eustice | February 26, 2018

Junior jumper Jehvania Whyte was a force to be reckoned with in her events, while the track and field team took seventh place Saturday in the Mid-American Conference Indoor Championships.Whyte won the triple jump with a jump of 13.13 meters, setting her...

Cross-Country improving annually

By Krystal Ward | August 25, 2016

DeKALB | The cross-country team kicks off their new season after a record-breaking year in 2015.The Huskies placed fourth in the conference indoor championships last season, tying their Mid-American Conference best at the event.NIU tied their MAC best...

Junior Joo-young Lee speaks with Coach Andrew Frame at the 2015 Northern Intercollegiate in Sugar Grove.

Men’s golf tees off at MAC Championship today

By Tom Burton | April 28, 2016

Men’s golf will look to begin the postseason on a high note as it tees off at the MAC Championship, starting today and ending Saturday at Highland Meadows Golf Course in Sylvania, Ohio.In the last week, the team has done a lot of practicing and training...

Wrestlers make their mark with successful season

By Christopher Loggins | March 24, 2016

Wrestling went just 6-10 on the season but put together a very successful postseason run, giving the team its best finish in some time.Redshirt freshman Austin Eicher made history for the Huskies in the MAC Championships, becoming the team’s first player...

Then sophomore Simon Formont hits a ball back against Toledo April 12, 2014, in DeKalb. Men’s tennis (5-3) played three games over the weekend, starting with a 4-3 loss to Southern Illinois University on Friday but moving on to finish the weekend 2-1 with wins against Chicago State University on Friday and Saint Louis University on Saturday.

Men’s tennis: NIU plays host during MAC Championship tourney

By Patrick Smith | April 23, 2015
Then-sophomore Simon Formont hits a ball back against Toledo April 12, 2014, in DeKalb. Men’s tennis will take on the Buffalo Bulls during the MAC Championship tournament on Friday at the West Tennis Courts.

NIU men’s golf: Huskies face Big Ten, MAC opponents at Boilermaker Invitational

By Steve Shonder | April 17, 2015

Men's golf will try to get momentum in its last tournament before the MAC Championships.The Huskies will get their shot in the Boilermaker Invitational on Saturday and Sunday on the Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in West Lafayette,...

NIU Gymnastics: Amanda Stepp ends career as a Huskie skillfully

By Steve Shonder | March 19, 2015

Gymnastics senior Amanda Stepp is making her last days in the gym count.In just the last two meets, Stepp has tied her career-high score of 9.9 on vault and set a career-high of 9.9 on floor, all while helping the Huskies reach record-setting heights.Stepp...

NIU Gymnastics: Huskies want 1st place at MAC Championships

By Steve Shonder | March 19, 2015

Gymnastics (11-4, 4-2 MAC) is headed to the MAC Championships in hopes of bringing home its first conference championship in the program’s history.NIU will take its shot at 1 p.m. Saturday in Kent, Ohio. The Huskies have never finished higher than third...

Men’s golf finishes last at season close

By Sam Bauman | May 5, 2013

The men’s golf team closed out its season with a last-place finish at the MAC Championships. The Huskies struggled with consistency, even though they finished with two players in the top 20. “We struggled as a team, as we have for most of the spring,”...

Women’s golf finishes second to last at MAC Championships

By Sam Bauman | April 28, 2013

The women’s golf team ended its season in a disappointing eighth-place finish out of nine teams in the MAC Championships. Kent State went on to win its 15th straight MAC Championship title with Eastern Michigan coming in second. “It definitely wasn’t...

Senior Max Phillips scores a point in a March match against Western Michigan University.

Men’s tennis unable to come out on top in championships

By Jacob Onak | April 27, 2013

It was an up-and-down weekend for men’s tennis as it upset No. 1 seed Ball State in the first round of the MAC Championships only to fall in the finals to Western Michigan. On Friday, NIU managed to punch its ticket to the Finals with a 4-2 against...