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Aaric Armstead, a junior guard, drives to the rim. Armstead scored 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to aid the Huskies in a defensive win over Toledo 58-49.

New test ahead for men’s basketball against Miami

By Krystal Ward | January 28, 2016

Men’s basketball (16-4, 5-2 MAC) will look to keep its hot streak going as it travels to take on MAC-rival Miami (OH) (6-14, 0-7 MAC) in Oxford, Ohio on Saturday.The two teams last met on Feb. 5 and NIU went on an 8-0 run with two minutes left to win...

Freshman forward Taylor Sarver battles for control of the ball in a Sept. 25 game against Toledo. The Huskies went on to win the game 2-0.

MAC fate ahead for women’s soccer

By Raven Boyd | October 22, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-12-1, 1-6-1 MAC) prepares for a two-game weekend that could secure its position in the MAC tournament. The team has won just one game in its last games.Bowling GreenThe Huskies, who have won one in the last eight contests, must lock...

Women’s soccer drops fifth straight game, falling to 2-11

By Raven Boyd | October 12, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-11-0, 1-5-0 MAC) dropped games to both Akron and Buffalo last weekend, bringing its current losing streak to five games.AkronThe Huskies set the pace early in the game but weren’t able to capitalize as the Zips scored the go-ahead...

Football breaks losing streak in shootout

By Thomas Hiley | October 12, 2015

Football (3-3, 1-1 MAC) ended its three-game losing streak Saturday, earning the Battle for the Bronze Stalk against Ball State (2-4, 1-2 MAC).The Cardinals started the second quarter quickly, putting up the first 10 points of the period. The Huskies...

Volleyball back to .500 after 2-0 weekend

By Danielle Brown | October 12, 2015

Volleyball (9-9, 5-1 MAC) went 2-0 over the weekend, picking up wins against Western Michigan and Miami University. The Huskies won both games in three sets, sweeping both teams.Western MichiganNIU led the Broncos throughout the entire first set. Western...

Women’s basketball loses to the Redhawks

By Bob Kreider | February 3, 2013

The Miami Redhawks’ seniors proved to be too much for the NIU women’s basketball team, leading to a 51-65 loss at the Convocation Center on Sunday. NIU (5-16, 0-8 MAC) lost its ninth straight game to a Miami (14-7, 6-2 MAC) team that has a starting...

NIU students recall Oange Bowl trip

By KEVIN STEIGER | January 13, 2013

About 1,300 Huskie fans filled into fan buses and headed down to the Orange Bowl to see the Huskies make history on New Year’s Day, according to NIU Today. Soon after it was announced that the Huskies would compete in the Orange Bowl, a travel package...

Controversy still surrounds Guillen, Marlins

By Jerry Burnes | April 15, 2012

The Miami Marlins don’t care about the Cuban community and IBM couldn’t really care less about women’s equality. Neither organization will say that of course, but their actions - in light of recent controversies - paint that picture pretty clearly....

NIU volleyball falls to Miami, Fla. in NCAA Tournament

NIU volleyball falls to Miami, Fla. in NCAA Tournament

By Mike Romor | December 4, 2011

NIU volleyball's season came to an end Friday with a loss to Miami (Fla.) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies (28-7, 14-2 MAC) lost in four up-and-down sets to the No. 25 Hurricanes (26-4, 16-4 ACC), 25-17, 21-25, 25-12 and 26-24. "We...

Running back from the law

By Tony Osborne | June 10, 2011

DeKalb| As we move into the beginning of summer, the NFL lockout continues to loom in the heads of coaches, fans and players alike. Even current NFL veterans are showing the displeasure around the league with the continuous staring contest between players...

NIU guard Antone Christian struggled Wednesday night, scoring only two points.

Huskies put down in Miami

By Andrew Singer | February 10, 2011

Playing in Oxford, Ohio on Wednesday night, the NIU men's basketball team went down quietly to Miami (OH), 84-72. NIU (7-15 overall, 3-7 MAC) never led and trailed by double-digits for much of the night. Miami (12-12, 7-3) put the game out of reach for...

Tickets still avalible for MAC Championship football fan bus

By Northern Star staff | November 30, 2010

Student tickets are still available for the MAC Championship football game in Detroit on Friday. The Huskies will face the Miami (OH) RedHawks at 7 p.m. According to the Convocation Center website, tickets will be available until 5 p.m. today. Buses will...