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Darweshi Hunter (24) runs down the court beside Bulls junior guard Zid Powell (13), who is attempting to block Hunter. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Darweshi Hunter commits to Miami

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | April 12, 2023

DeKALB – NIU senior guard Darweshi Hunter has committed to Miami University Monday according to Verbal Commits.  Hunter is the second NIU men’s basketball player to transfer this season. Senior guard Kaleb Thornton – who transferred to the University...

Huskies sweep Miami, win fourth straight game

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | March 26, 2023

DeKALB – NIU softball (13-12, 4-1 MAC) improved to second in the Mid-American Conference standings after sweeping Miami University (14-11, 2-3 MAC) in a doubleheader. The Huskies finished the series undefeated and sparked a four-game win streak along...

Cruthers, Mallinder, Shumaker help Huskies sink Miami

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | March 25, 2023

DeKALB – NIU softball (11-12, 2-1 MAC) opened up its three-game series against the Miami University RedHawks (14-10, 2-2 MAC) with a 3-2 win. Junior infielder Caitlyn Shumaker led the way for the Huskies, going 3-for-3 with two stolen bases, one run...

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

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

Top 5 Super Bowl commercials

By Jemea Green | February 3, 2020

Number 5 – Hulu: “Tom Brady’s Big Announcement”With Tom Brady getting older, there has been a lot of speculation as to whether or not he would retire. He also posted a picture on Twitter making it seem like he might be done with football, or maybe...

Redshirt junior quarterback Marcus Childers stands in the pocket Saturday after throwing to a receiver during an eventual 27-24 loss against Miami University – Ohio at Yager Stadium.

Mallory Cup stays in Oxford as Huskies fall to Miami–Ohio

By James Krause | October 19, 2019

Huskie defends waits for the RedHawks’ snap Saturday during an eventual 27-24  loss to Miami University – Ohio at Yager Stadium.

Huskies lead Miami at the half, Childers replaces injured Bowers

Huskies lead Miami at the half, Childers replaces injured Bowers

By James Krause | October 19, 2019

DeKALB— NIU leads the Miami RedHawks 10-7 at halftime, and will likely have to win back the Mallory Cup without their starting quarterback.Senior quarterback Ross Bowers was taken out of the game in the second quarter after he landed head first on...

Do-or-die in last week of season for women’s tennis

By Danielle Brown | April 21, 2016

Women’s tennis heads into its final week of the season at sixth place in the MAC, and must defeat both Miami University and Eastern Michigan University in order to make it to the tournament.Continuing to lead the Huskies is junior Adey Osabuohien, who...

Wilson providing huge spark for basketball

By Krystal Ward | February 11, 2016

Freshman guard Marshawn Wilson has been a consistent player off the bench for men’s basketball, leading the team in scoring six times this season.Wilson is shooting 45 percent on the season and averaging 17.4 minutes per game. He tied and set new career-highs...

Women’s basketball looking to get back on track

By Christopher Loggins | February 8, 2016

Women’s basketball (9-12, 2-8 MAC) will look to shake its recent woes as it returns home for a matchup with Miami University (9-12, 3-7 MAC) this week.The Huskies faced off against Ohio University on Saturday, losing by 25 points to the top team in...

Huskies and Ohio to duel for second time

By Krystal Ward | February 4, 2016

Men’s basketball (16-6, 5-4 MAC) opened MAC-play this season with a victory over Ohio University Bobcats (13-7, 4-4 MAC) on Jan. 6 and will look to sweep the season series with a win over the Bobcats on Saturday.Senior guard Travon Baker scored a career-high...

Huskies lose second straight

By Krystal Ward | February 1, 2016

DeKalb | Men’s basketball (16-5, 5-3 MAC) lost its second straight game Saturday on a cold shooting night, falling to MAC-rival Miami University, Ohio (7-14, 1-7 MAC).Miami shot 50 percent from the field more than halfway through the first half, including...