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Huskies fall in tournament

By Tom Burton | March 9, 2017
Senior guard Aaric Armstead and Senior center Marin Maric discuss the senior night game on Feb. 27 at the convocation center.
No. 4 seed Bowling Green State University and No. 3 seed Ohio University advanced to the semifinal round of the MAC volleyball Tournament Saturday.

Underdogs get knocked out of MAC Tournament

By Northern Star staff | November 19, 2016

After a first round upset by the Broncos, No. 8 seed Western Michigan University could not hold on against No. 4 seed Bowling Green State University Falcons in the second round of the MAC volleyball Tournament Friday at Victor E. Court in DeKalb.Bowling...

First day of MAC Tournament does not disappoint

By Northern Star Staff | November 18, 2016

The first day of the MAC volleyball Tournament did not disappoint as fans at Victor E. Court in DeKalb witnessed a first round upset and a three-set close call for No. 6 seed Toledo.Western Michigan University Broncos, No. 8 seed, knocked off No. 5 seed,...

Volleyball shares title

By Danielle Brown | November 14, 2016

The volleyball team earned two wins over the weekend, which qualified the team for its fourth Mid-American Conference regular season championship and their first ever co-championship honors.NIU will be co-MAC champions with Miami University who also finished...

Huskies prep for semifinals

By Krystal Ward | November 3, 2016

DeKALB | Women’s soccer (4-10-4, 3-6-2 Mid-American Conference) will take on the Western Michigan University Broncos (13-6-1, 6-4-1 MAC) in the MAC Tournament semifinals 3 p.m. Friday at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.NIU trails the all-time series...

Freshman forward Abby Gregg chases down the ball alongside an opposing player during a Sept. 18 match against Illinois State University. 

Women’s soccer stuns opponent in quarterfinal

By Krystal Ward | October 31, 2016

Women’s soccer (5-10-4, 3-6-2 Mid-American Conference) defeated the top-seed Ball State University Cardinals in a 4-3 penalty kick shootout yesterday in Muncie, Indiana to advance to the Mid-American Conference Tournament semifinals.The Huskies came...

Women’s soccer winds down regular season

By Krystal Ward | October 24, 2016

DeKALB | Women’s soccer (4-8-4, 3-4-2 Mid-American Conference) fell to the University of Toledo Rockets (7-9-1, 2-6-1 MAC) 1-0 Thursday on a game-winning goal in double overtime by Rockets’ junior midfielder Isa Echeverri.NIU sophomore goalkeeper...

Freshman guard Mikayla Voigt (left) chases after an opposing player with seconds remaining on the clock during Saturdays game versus Western Michigan University.

Huskies need to address bad defense

By Christopher Loggins | March 10, 2016

Another disappointing season is in the books for women’s basketball, which finished with less than 12 wins for the third time in four years.The Huskies finished the season losing their last four games and eight of their last 10. They ended with an embarrassing...

The mens basketball team poses for a photo after a 56-50 win over Western Michigan University on Monday in the Convocation Center.

Men’s basketball advances to quarterfinals

By Northern Star staff | March 8, 2016

Men’s basketball (21-11) will advance to the quarterfinals of the MAC Tournament after defeating Western Michigan University (13-19) 56-50 on Monday.The Huskies' hot shooting did not carry over from their last contest, as they shot just 32.1 percent...

NIU to host MAC tournament kick-off

By Krystal Ward | March 7, 2016

Men’s basketball (20-11, 9-9 MAC) will open the first round of the MAC Tournament on Monday against Western Michigan University, the first time NIU has hosted a first round MAC Tournament game since 2014.The 2016 MAC Men’s Basketball Tournament will...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies’ run in MAC Tournament ends in 1st round

By Frank Gogola | March 9, 2015

What happenedNo. 8 seed women’s basketball’s season came to an abrupt end as it lost to the No. 9 seed Central Michigan Chippewas, 49-44, in the first round of the MAC Tournament on Monday at the Convocation Center.How it happenedSenior guard Amanda...

Sophomore middle blocker Jenna Radtke plays against Bowling Green Saturday. NIU won both its weekend matches and claimed the MAC West division regular season title, its second in four seasons.

Volleyball takes top spot in MAC West

By Rhema Rhea | November 9, 2014

Volleyball (20-8, 13-1 MAC) earned its second MAC West division regular season title in four seasons with a 109-kill weekend.By winning both weekend matches, NIU clinched a top-two seed in the MAC Tournament and will receive a double-bye into the semifinals.The...

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