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Coach guides failed season

Coach guides failed season

By Infographic by Nick Bosshart | November 28, 2016

Former quarterbacks Jordan Lynch (clockwise from top left) and Chandler Harnish, former safety Jimmie Ward, were players recruited by former Head Coach Dave Doeren who played for Head Coach Rod Carey in 2013 and 2014. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Ryan Graham (clockwise from top right), Kenny Golladay, redshirt senior wide receiver and junior cornerback Shawun Lurry are players recruited by Carey.

Baseball takes second place in MAC West

By Christopher Loggins | April 28, 2016

Baseball (15-25, 9-6 MAC) won its third straight contest Tuesday with an 11-6 win over the University of Illinois at Chicago, giving the team its eighth road victory.NIU shot ahead early in the game, putting four runs on the board in the first inning...

Head coach Rod Carey talks about newly signed recruits in February at the Convocation Center. The Huskies signed 11 recruits from Illinois. ”Illinois is and always will be our recruiting home, Carey said. That’s what our backbone of our program is built on.”

Top 5 winningest NIU football coaches

By Chris Loggins | October 20, 2015

NIU football has been defined by the coaches who have carried the program to new heights. Here are the top 5 most winningest coaches in Huskies history.1. George “Chick” Evans (1929-54)George “Chick” Evans is the winningest coach in the history...

Golladay making immediate impact

By Thomas Hiley | October 1, 2015

Junior wide receiver Kenny Golladay took a big risk when he made the decision to redshirt for NIU after two successful years of Division I college football, but he’s already putting up big numbers through just four games with the Huskies.Golladay is...

Loggins: Women’s soccer in dire need of winning season

By Christopher Loggins | August 27, 2015

Women’s soccer will face off against Creighton 5 p.m. Friday in Omaha, Neb.The Huskies have begun the season 1-1, picking up a 2-1 win over Lewis in the season opener and taking a fall to North Dakota in a game of the same score. Creighton enters the...

NIU Softball: NIU 1st in MAC West through non-conference games

By Christopher Loggins | March 19, 2015

Softball has catapulted itself into first place in the MAC West through 24 non-conference games despite being a bit rocky at the start of the season.Softball (12-12, 0-0 MAC) went 6-4 last week. But, the Huskies began the season 6-8 in a 14-game stretch...

Rapid Reaction: NIU football 31, Western Michigan Broncos 21

November 28, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (10-2, 7-1 MAC) scored the game’s final 24 points to beat the Western Michigan Broncos (8-4, 6-2 MAC), 31-21, to clinch the MAC West title.How it happened: Freshman kicker Christian Hagan split the uprights on a 40-yard field...

Rapid Reaction: NIU 21, Ohio 14

By Frank Gogola | November 18, 2014

What happened: Football (9-2, 6-1 MAC) beat the Ohio Bobcats (5-6, 3-4 MAC), 21-14, Tuesday at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio.How it happened: Redshirt senior tailback Cameron Stingily opened the scoring with a 2-yard touchdown run on the first play of...

NIU football takes on Ohio Bobcats on road

By Danny Albers | November 18, 2014

Football will need to win a pair of games on the road — including one tonight — to stay in contention for its fifth-straight MAC West title.The Huskies (8-2, 5-1 MAC) take on the Ohio Bobcats (5-5, 3-3 MAC) 7 p.m. today at Peden Stadium in Athens,...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare (12) carries the ball during his 78-yard touchdown run on the Huskies’ first series of the game. The Huskies ran for 332 yards while passing for only 54 yards Saturday at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Mich., against the Eastern Michigan Eagles.

Rapid reaction: Football 27, Toledo Rockets 24

By Frank Gogola | November 11, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (8-2, 5-1 MAC) beat the Toledo Rockets (6-4, 5-1 MAC) for the fifth-straight season, 27-24, Tuesday at Huskie Stadium.How it happened: The NIU offense jumped to a 10-0 lead 10 minutes into the first quarter as the defense forced...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare rushes the ball Saturday in the game against Miami (Ohio).

NIU football gears up for ‘dogfight’ vs. Rockets

By Frank Gogola | November 11, 2014

Football and the Toledo Rockets face off in a mid-week matchup with the winner positioning themselves in the driver’s seat to win the MAC West.The Huskies (7-2, 4-1 MAC) host the Rockets (6-3, 5-0 MAC) 7 p.m. today at Huskie Stadium.The Huskies have...

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...