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Freshman Saul Berdullas (left) and senior Armin Koschtojan (right) talk strategy during a doubles match on March 2. NIU mens tennis was eliminated from the MAC Championship on Saturday with a 4-0 loss to the University of Toledo. (Northern Star File Photo)

Men’s tennis eliminated by Toledo

By Kalin Schaefer, Sports Reporter | April 21, 2024

NIU men’s tennis (18-6, 7-3 MAC) has ended its season after being knocked out of the MAC Championship tournament semifinals by the University of Toledo Rockets (13-10, 7-3 MAC).  "It's a disappointing loss," said NIU men’s tennis head coach René...

Junior gymnast Alyssa Al-Ashari posing during her beam routine at the EMU gymnastics meet. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Huskies’ finish last in MAC Championships

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | March 22, 2023

DeKALB – NIU gymnastics’ season ended at the Mid-American Conference Championships Saturday as the Huskies finished in last place out of seven teams. Central Michigan University finished first overall with a score of 196.525. The Chippewas dominated...

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 5, 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

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

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,”...