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Men’s club rugby will feature young players for 2019 fall season

By Jarrett Huff | September 5, 2019

DeKALB — With many players coming in, the men’s rugby club will focus on teaching the game and instilling the culture of rugby in its players Head coach Nolan Day said.Day said the team is pretty inexperienced, with only 12 returning players, but...

Men’s rugby season all about chemistry

By James Cantagallo | November 6, 2013

The men’s rugby team finished its fall season with a disappointing 2-4-1 record.The Huskies knew it would be a rebuilding year after losing many seniors from the 2012 squad, which went 7-1 and finished ranked in the top 10. This year’s team had its...

Rugby battles back to tie Miami

By James Cantagallo | November 3, 2013

The men’s rugby team battled to a tie in its final game if the season.After being eliminated from playoff contention last week in its 25-19 loss to Dayton, NIU (2-4-1) wanted to finish the season on a positive note. The Huskies did just that by tying...

Club sports looking to get back on track

By James Cantagallo | October 23, 2013

Hockey teams will need to rebound off weekend losses while men’s rugby will look to get into the playoffs this weekend.Men’s ice hockeyDiv. II hockey will look to get back to its winning ways against Eastern Illinois University.The Huskies will face...

Hockey, men’s rugby unable to win on road

By James Cantagallo | October 20, 2013

Neither men’s hockey team fared well on the road, and men’s rugby will have a tougher time making the playoffs after its result against Bowling Green.Men’s HockeyThe Div. II hockey team was swept after flying down south to play Florida Gulf Coast...

Men’s rugby to play at BGSU, hockey flies to Florida Gulf

By James Cantagallo | October 16, 2013

Hockey will take to the air as the team heads to Florida, while men’s rugby will get a chance to play in a big time atmosphere.HockeyThe Div. II hockey team will travel to Fort Myers, Fla., this weekend for a two-game series versus Florida Gulf Coast...

Club Sports Roundup

By James Cantagallo | October 13, 2013

Two club teams had strong Saturday performances, winning at home and on the road.Men’s HockeyThe Div. II hockey team fell 4-3 on Friday night, but recovered Saturday to win 6-2 and split its weekend series against the University of Illinois.“It was...

Club sports to test grit this weekend

By James Cantagallo | October 10, 2013

Club teams will return to action this weekend looking for victory, taking both the field and the ice.HockeyThe Div. II hockey team will look to continue its hot start to the season versus a struggling University of Illinois squad.The Huskies will play...

Men’s rugby finds result, women’s falls

By James Cantagallo | September 30, 2013

Over the weekend, men’s rugby outran Ball State University for its first win of the season, 36-12.Team President Pat Caulfield was thrilled to get the first victory of 2013.“In this game things finally came together,” Caulfield said. “It’s what...

Men’s and women’s ruby hope youth prevails

By James Cantagallo | September 25, 2013

DeKalb | Men’s club rugby season has not begun as it had hoped after qualifying for nationals last season.Coming off of its bye week NIU is looking to come out strong and turn its season around at home on Saturday versus Ball State. Over the bye week...

Rugby falls to Broncos

By James Cantagallo | September 15, 2013

With a young team that is still trying to come together, men’s rugby fell 49-7 to the Western Michigan Broncos (1-1).This season, the lack of returning starters has caused a problem for the Huskies (0-2). With only four starters returning, there has...

Men’s rugby beats Central Michigan, ends fall season

By Ed Rietveld | November 4, 2012

The 2012 season was the first at the Division I-AA level for NIU’s men’s rugby. Saturday, the fall season came to an end with a home win against Central Michigan. The Huskies (7-1) defeated the Chippewas (4-4) 29-3. Junior flanker and team captain...