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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...

#5 Story of the Year: Volleyball makes it to the MAC

By Sam Bauman | April 24, 2013

For the third straight year the volleyball team made it to the MAC Championship final, and for the third year in a row they lost. The Huskies weren’t even expected to make this year’s final, and that makes their season all the more impressive. After...

Track and field breaks school record at Raleigh Relays

By Ed Rietveld | March 31, 2013

The track and field team sent two groups of athletes to two different events and came up with mixed results. The distance runners competed at the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina State University. At the event, one Huskie clinched her spot in the MAC...

Womens gymnastics headed to Kalamazoo

By Matt Hopkinson | March 6, 2013

On Sunday afternoon, women’s gymnastics will compete at the location where the MAC championships will be hosted this season. The Huskies (4-5, 2-3 MAC) are heading into Kalamazoo, Mich., riding a four-week stretch of scoring in the 194 range. They will...

Huskies hope to take down Rockets, move onto Detroit

By Brian Thomas | November 7, 2012

Well, the stage has been set for Tuesday’s showdown between NIU and the Toledo Rockets. While the Huskies (9-1, 6-0 MAC) were resting up on their bye week, the Rockets (8-2, 5-1 MAC) were in action Tuesday night against Ball State. With a win, the Rockets...

Men’s golf ready for MAC Championships

By Sean Anderson | May 2, 2012

NIU men’s golf team will host the MAC Championships at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.. The Huskies are coming off a seventh place finish at the Boilermaker Invitational last weekend. NIU coach Tom Porten said due to the tournament being a home...

Brad Dieckhaus

No.3 for top 10 NIU athletes: Brad Dieckhaus

By Mike Romor | May 2, 2012

NIU wrestler Brad Dieckhaus may come in at No. 3 on the Northern Star’s top 10 ’11-’12 athletes, but if there was a list for NIU’s most inspiring athletes, he would grace the top spot. Dieckhaus missed the beginning of his senior season after...

No. 4 Story of the year: NIU wrestler Brad Dieckhaus undefeated season

No. 4 Story of the year: NIU wrestler Brad Dieckhaus’ undefeated season

By Mike Romor | May 1, 2012

NIU wrestler Brad Dieckhaus entered his final season with one goal in sight: winning the NCAA Championships to become the national champion at the 184-lb weight class. A wide range of injuries hampered Dieckhaus from before the season even started through...

Men’s tennis exits early in MAC Championships

By Mike Romor | April 29, 2012

NIU men’s tennis suffered a loss in the semifinals of the MAC Championships to Western Michigan to end its regular season. The 4-3 loss came in crushing fashion for the Huskies, who finished the season 21-7. After initially losing the doubles point,...


Dieckhaus, Fanta heading to NCAA championships

By Mike Romor | March 8, 2012

With the wrestling NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo. under two weeks away, NIU wrestlers Brad Dieckhaus and Kevin Fanta are hard at work to improve in every way they can. Dieckhaus and Fanta lost in the finals at the MAC Championships at 184 and 141...

NIU to host MAC Championships

By Katie Leb | May 3, 2011

NIU's track and field seniors will be busy the weekend of May 13-14, not only because of commencement, but also the MAC Championships. With the Championships being held at NIU for the first time in more than 30 years, the seniors will be able to participate...