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Junior right side hitter Emily Dykes jumps for an attack during Tuesday nights Mid-American Conference matchup between the NIU Huskies and the Western Michigan University Broncos. NIU bested the Broncos 3-2 in five sets to remain undefeated in conference play and extend its consecutive wins streak to seven games. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Huskies topple Broncos in five-set thriller

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | September 27, 2022

DeKALB – All five sets were needed to determine the victor of Tuesday night’s Mid-American Conference matchup between NIU volleyball (10-3, 3-0 MAC) and the Western Michigan University Broncos (10-5, 2-1 MAC) at Victor E. Court. The Huskies successfully...

Freshman midfielder Aubrey Robertson in possession of the ball during the NIU womens soccer game September 9th. The Huskies lost 3-0 to their opponent Western Illinois. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Women’s soccer bags first conference victory at Toledo

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | September 26, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU women's soccer team (4-3-2, 1-1 MAC) visited Toledo for their second game of league play, where they took a 2-0 victory. The win comes off of a 2-0 loss against Western Michigan University on Thursday. The two goals against Toledo...

Huskies close weekend with back-to-back MAC wins

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | September 24, 2022

DeKALB – NIU volleyball (9-3, 2-0 MAC) closed out its first Mid-American Conference of the season with back-to-back wins, routing the University of Akron Zips (3-10, 0-2 MAC) Saturday in three straight sets. Saturday’s win came just hours after...

Bring out the brooms: Volleyball bests Akron to open MAC play

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | September 24, 2022

DeKALB – NIU volleyball (8-3, 1-0 MAC) became the first team at NIU to win a Mid-American Conference game this season after sweeping the University of Akron Zips (3-9, 0-1 MAC) 3-0 on Friday night at Victor E. Court. Friday’s result extended the...

Sophomore defensive specialist/libero Francesca Bertucci awaits an upcoming rally during NIUs match against the University of Southern Indiana on Sept. 17 at Victor E. Court (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Bertucci earns MAC West Defensive Player of the Week

By Northern Star Sports Staff | September 20, 2022

DeKALB – NIU volleyball’s sophomore defensive specialist/libero Francesca Bertucci is the Mid-American Conference West Defensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row, the conference announced Monday. Bertucci earned the honor after recording...

Sophomore Darius Beane (no.24) drives under the basket Feb. 7 during NIUs 57-54 win over Kent State University at the Convocation Center.

NIU men’s basketball sweeps Kent State, sets school record with six consecutive MAC wins

By Mike Knapp | February 8, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team proved it was more than ready for primetime Friday night.Playing in front of a national audience on CBS Sports Network and one of the more raucous crowds of the season, the Huskies ran their winning streak to six...

Huskies celebrate after a touchdown Oct. 26 during NIUs 49-0 victory against University of Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Saturday’s defeat to CMU saw Huskies concede most points in a loss since 2016

By James Krause | November 4, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU football team couldn’t contain the Central Michigan University Chippewas’ run game, nor produce anything on the ground in a 48-10 road loss Saturday.The Huskies’ rushing attack couldn’t put together an attack during Saturday's...

Senior middle blocker Kennedy Wallace and Junior setter Grace Balensiefer await an opponents attack Oct. 25, 2019.

Volleyball drops two road losses, lose West division title hopes

By Justin Kelley | November 4, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team fell short in two-away matches Friday and Saturday and now are out of contention to win the Mid-American Conference West division. NIU was swept in the matches, losing to the Eastern Michigan University Eagles and Central...

Senior setter Amanda Krahl (left), has a word with junior libero Miranda Karlen Friday during an eventual 3-1 victory against Kent State University at Victor E. Court.

Huskies earn Homecoming royalty with two MAC victories

By Justin Kelley | October 28, 2019

DeKALB — Homecoming week brought out the best of the volleyball team as the Huskies won Friday against Kent State University and Saturday against Ohio University.The Huskies won both matches in four sets, the second time this season the team has won...

Harbison scores twice as Huskies lead 21-0 at the half against Akron

By James Krause | October 26, 2019

DeKALB — At the half of a rainy 113th Homecoming game, the NIU football team is pouring it on the University of Akron Zips with a 21-0 lead.The two teams have battled wet conditions with the Huskies' run game giving NIU the edge. After forcing a three...

Men’s soccer opens MAC play against SIUE

By Marcel Carrasco | October 12, 2019

DeKALB – Mid-American Conference play begins for the Huskies today, and with a 5-6-1 record, NIU has some scores to settle.The Huskies started the season slow with a 1-4 record, before jumping to a four-match winning streak. The Huskies have proven...

Junior runner Ashley Tutt approaches the finish line to take first place Sept. 11 at the Huskie Challenge.

Huskie Spotlight: Q & A with Ashley Tutt

By Marcel Carrasco | September 11, 2019

DeKALB — Junior runner Ashley Tutt is making headlines early this season with individual victories at the Western Illinois University Early Bird meet and at the Northern Illinois Huskie Challenge.The Huskie holds two NIU school records, as well as being...