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NIU to battle Iowa, Purdue in 2011

By Ed Rietveld | June 10, 2011

DeKALB | Northern Illinois University has a new man in charge of taking the Huskies to the top of the MAC West: Mark Montgomery. Montgomery comes to NIU after spending the last ten years as an assistant to Tom Izzo at Michigan State. Montgomery hopes...

Take a look at the top money makers at NIU. Check to see which administrator makes the most.

NIU’s top money makers

By Jessica Sabbah | April 28, 2011

DeKALB | The top 10 moneymakers at NIU make collectively over $2.7 million in fiscal year 2011. See the salary breakdown below. 1. Dave Doeren**- NIU football head coach Salary: $371,000 2. John Peters- NIU president Salary: $325,980 3. Mark Montgomery**-...

Missing out on Montgomerys future MAC shake-up

Missing out on Montgomery’s future MAC shake-up

By Andrew Singer | April 27, 2011

Graduating next month is a bummer for so many reasons. One: There won't be any more days of waking up at noon and stumbling to class. Two: The real world will be front and center in my face. The biggest reason why I don't want to graduate, though, is...

NIU hoops grabs another commitment with Dre Henley

By Andrew Singer | April 24, 2011

DeKALB | Six-foot-six-inch swingman Dre Henley of De La Salle Institute committed to the NIU men's basketball team over the weekend, according to multiple reports. Considered by many to be one of the top unsigned players in Illinois, Henley reportedly...

John T. Greilick | The Detroit News
Saginaw High School athletic director and boys varsity basketball coach Lou Dawkins points out players on his 2008 state championship team, including Draymond Green, who now stars for the Final Four-bound MSU Spartans.

Montgomery rounds out his basketball staff

By Andrew Singer | April 13, 2011

Recently resigned Saginaw boy's basketball coach Lou Dawkins contacted the Northern Star on Wednesday evening to inform the public that he had accepted an offer to become an assistant on the NIU men's basketball team. Dawkins also revealed that Saginaw...

Brooks’ Kevin Gray (13) takes a shot while brother Keith Gray (23) looks on. The Gray twins announced their commitment and joined the 2011 NIU basketball recruiting class Monday.

Twin peaks commit to Huskies basketball

By Andrew Singer | April 12, 2011

DeKALB | Twin brothers Keith and Kevin Gray of Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy announced their commitment to the NIU men's basketball team on Monday afternoon. The 6'7" forwards are first-year head coach Mark Montgomery's first commitments....

NIU mens basketball head coach Mark Montgomery talks to the Northern Star about the future of the team.

Head coach Mark Montgomery talks about NIU basketball’s future

By Andrew Singer | April 6, 2011

Two weeks into his new job as the head men's basketball coach at NIU, Mark Montgomery took some time out Wednesday afternoon to discuss the whirlwind of events that have taken place in the past few days. Northern Star: Take us through the interview process,...

NIU assistant basketball coach Todd Townsend to stay

By Jimmy Johnson | April 6, 2011

Todd Townsend will be retained as a member of NIU men's basketball coach Mark Montgomery's staff, according to a press release. The Marquette alumnus spent the previous two seasons with the Huskies as an assistant coach under former head coach Ricardo...

Montgomery announces assistant coach

By Andrew Singer | April 5, 2011

NIU head men’s basketball coach Mark Montgomery announced on Tuesday evening that Dayton assistant coach Jon Borovich will be on his staff of coaches for the 2011-2012 season. Borovich spent the last four seasons with Dayton, helping lead the Flyers...

Faceoff: Which NIU coach will do better?

By Andrew Singer and Mike Romor | March 28, 2011

Andrew Singer: In the span of three and a half months, NIU Athletic Director Jeff Compher has made two major hires. In the weekend before the uDrove Humanitarian Bowl, Compher hired Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Doeren as the NIU football team's...

Mark Montgomery introduced as new NIU basketball coach

By Andrew Singer | March 24, 2011

Mark Montgomery spoke for the first time as the men's basketball head coach at NIU in a virtual press conference on Thursday afternoon. An assistant to Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo since 2001, Montgomery comes to NIU for his first head coaching...

Josh Radtke | The State News
Mark Montgomery (center) has been hired as the new mens basketball head coach at NIU. He has spent the last 10 years as an assistant to Tom Izzo (left) and has coached in three Final Fours.

Mark Montgomery hired as NIU men’s basketball coach

By Andrew Singer | March 23, 2011

NIU Athletic Director Jeff Compher confirmed on Wednesday evening that Michigan State assistant coach Mark Montgomery has been hired as the head men's basketball coach. Montgomery has been at Michigan State with head coach Tom Izzo since the 2001-2002...