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Men’s basketball breaks losing streak against Central Michigan

By Brian Earle | January 24, 2013

After dropping its last three MAC conference games, men’s basketball bounced back with a 74-61 win over Central Michigan Wednesday night. This is the first time the Huskies (4-13, 2-3 MAC) have beat the Chippewas (9-9, 2-3 MAC) in Mount Pleasant since...

MAC football divided between the have, the have-nots

By Matt Hopkinson | October 11, 2012

Ball State: Dropping its most recent game against NIU, Ball State has found itself in a bind. Sitting at 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the MAC, Ball State has no gimme’s at all, with tough-games against Central and Western Michigan. They also still have to...

Physicality a key to womens soccer success

Physicality a key to women’s soccer success

By Ed Rietveld | October 9, 2012

Conference play has changed how NIU women’s soccer has to play in order to be successful. MAC conference matches are a more physical brand of soccer compared to the non-conference portion of the schedule. Through six conference matches, an average of...

MAC conference breakdown

By Matt Hopkinson | September 26, 2012

Ball State has gone 3-1 this season, with notable wins over BCS teams like Indiana and, most recently, South Florida. The Cardinals’s offense posted 413 total yards against the Bulls squad. Their defense also came up big with an interception by sophomore...

Huskies to focus on MAC play

By Brian Thomas | September 24, 2012

After being tested multiple times throughout its non-conference schedule, NIU football is ready to focus solely on MAC play for the rest of the season. While the Huskies (3-1) went up against a strong non-conference schedule in two BCS teams in Iowa and...

Women’s soccer achieves mixed results at beginning of MAC conference

By Ed Rietveld | September 23, 2012

The MAC conference season opened with mixed results for NIU’s women’s soccer this weekend. The Huskies (4-4-1 ,0-1-1 MAC) lost to Eastern Michigan and drew Western Michigan, 0-0. Friday’s MAC women’s soccer opener between NIU and Eastern Michigan...

Women’s soccer to play South Dakota Coyotes this weekend

By Ed Rietveld | September 12, 2012

This weekend women’s soccer returns home for one last non conference matchup before the start of MAC conference play. Sunday, the Huskies (3-3-0) will welcome the University of South Dakota Coyotes (1-5-1) to DeKalb. NIU is coming off its third consecutive...

Senior midfielder Luis Mojica brings the ball up field against Oregon State.

NIU meets Hartwick in MAC battle

By Mike Buda | September 30, 2010

Games in the Mid-American Conference are typically filled with very physical play and a lot of energy and don't expect anything less for the NIU men's soccer conference opener. The Huskies open up MAC play at 1 p.m. Saturday against Hartwick in DeKalb...

Hancock discusses state of the BCS

By Andrew Singer | August 19, 2010

Reporters bicker with Bill Hancock regularly. Then again, disagreements tend to follow the man in charge of one of the most controversial organizations in college sports. The executive director of college football's Bowl Championship Series was on hand...