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Akron defenders guard against redshirt senior guard Janae Poisson at the NIU Convocation Center on Feb. 8. (Summer Fitzgerald | Northern Star)

Women’s basketball blown out at Miami

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | February 22, 2023

DeKALB – NIU women’s basketball (14-12, 6-9 MAC) fell short to Miami University (11-17, 6-9 MAC) in Wednesday’s competition, losing 88-67.  This was a significant loss for the Huskies as they head into the season’s final stretch with three...

Junior outside hitter Tara Austin (middle) celebrates with teammates in a Nov. 12 game against Western Michigan. NIU defeated the Broncos 3-0.

Volleyball falls in MAC Championship

By Christopher Loggins | November 23, 2015

Women’s volleyball (19-11, 14-2 MAC) saw its season come to an end yesterday as it lost in the MAC Championship to Ohio after beating Miami (Ohio) in the previous round.Miami (Ohio)The Huskies defeated the Redhawks in four sets in Saturday’s game,...

Junior quarterback Drew Hare takes off for a run in a Sept. 26 game against Boston College. Hare went 11-25 in the game, throwing for 81 yards and an interception.

Football rides streak into Homecoming

By Thomas Hiley III | October 22, 2015

Football (4-3, 2-1 MAC) will face off against Eastern Michigan (1-6, 0-3 MAC) in its 109th Homecoming game on Saturday. The Eagles have lost five games in a row.NIU is on a two-game winning streak, their last win coming against Miami (Ohio) (1-6, 0-4...

Senior forward Nicole Gobbo faces off against Ball States Abbey Fiser for possession of the ball on Friday night. The Huskies were unable to defeat the Ball State Cardinals, ending with a final score of 4-0.

Women’s soccer ends loss streak with tie

By Raven Boyd | October 19, 2015

Women’s soccer fell to 2-12-1 over the weekend after a loss to Ball State and a tie with Miami (Ohio) this weekend at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex.Ball StateThe Cardinals (11-3-2, 7-1 MAC) came out fast paced against the Huskies as senior...

Junior wide receiver Kenny Golladay runs in an Oct. 10 game against Ball State. The Huskies went on to win the game 59-41, breaking its three-game losing streak.

Football leaps to .500 after after blowout win over Miami

By Christopher Loggins | October 19, 2015

Football (4-3, 2-1 MAC) bumped its win streak to two on Saturday, downing Miami (Ohio) (1-6) in a 33-point blowout.It was the second consecutive game in which NIU scored at least 45 points. The Huskies have accomplished this feat three times this season.First...

Then-junior wide receiver Kenny Golladay dives into the endzone for a touchdown on Saturday against Ball State. Golladay leads all Huskies in receiving, catching 34 passes for 529 yards and three touchdowns. (Northern Star File Photo)

Football back on the road to face Miami (Ohio)

By Patrick Smith | October 15, 2015

Football (3-3, 1-1 MAC) will face off against Miami (Ohio) (1-5) after winning its first game in four weeks last weekend against Ball State.The Huskies remain winless on the road through six games this year, posing an 0-3 record thus far. All three of...

Miami (Ohio) Breakdown

By Thomas Hiley | October 15, 2015

Sports writer Thomas Hiley breaks down the key players for the Redhawks as they face off against the Huskies at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in Oxford, Ohio. NIU won the last matchup between the teams in 2014, taking home a 51-41 win.QuarterbackRedshirt senior...

Lurry leads nation in picks after “OK” year

By Patrick Smith | October 15, 2015

The Huskies only boast a 3-3 record at this point in the season; however, one bright spot has been the play of sophomore cornerback Shawun Lurry, who not only leads the team with six interceptions, but leads the entire FBS.Lurry, a true sophomore from...

Hare wins weekly MAC honor

By Northern Star staff | October 14, 2015

Junior quarterback Drew Hare was awarded MAC honor this week for his record-setting performance against Ball State on Saturday.The conference named Hare the MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after obtaining the highest passing completion...

Huskies, fans bring energy Saturday

By Hayley Montalvo | October 13, 2015

The Ball State offense is held up by NIU on Saturday in Huskie Stadium. The Huskies beat the Cardinals 59-41, winning the Battle for the Bronze Stalk.

NIU men’s golf: Huskies face Big Ten, MAC opponents at Boilermaker Invitational

By Steve Shonder | April 17, 2015

Men's golf will try to get momentum in its last tournament before the MAC Championships.The Huskies will get their shot in the Boilermaker Invitational on Saturday and Sunday on the Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in West Lafayette,...

NIU softball: Huskies sweep Valparaiso Crusaders

By Christopher Loggins | April 15, 2015

Softball got back on track with a doubleheader sweep of the Valparaiso Crusaders on Tuesday.The win comes after a three-game skid in which the Huskies struggled to hold leads late in games. NIU was able to outscore the Crusaders 16-6 , holding leads that...