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Football facing first 3-game slide in 5 years

By Patrick Smith | October 1, 2015

 After a two-game skid, football (2-2, 0-0 MAC), which hasn’t lost three straight games in five seasons, will face off in a battle against Central Michigan (1-3, 0-0 MAC) Saturday at Kelly Shorts Stadium.The Huskies are coming off of a close loss,...

Wrestling to take on third Big 10 opponent

By Ed Rietveld | December 5, 2012

After a weekend on the road, wrestling returns home for a dual meet against Michigan State University (1-1) in the NIU showcase meet. The Huskies (5-1) will be facing their third Big 10 conference opponent in a dual meet this season, when they take on...

Men’s Tennis holds up against Michigan State, Notre Dame

By Sean Anderson | October 7, 2012

NIU men’s tennis saw ups and downs throughout the Tom Fallon Invitational over the weekend in South Bend, Ind. The Huskies concluded day one with an overall record of 4-3. The two teams that they beat were Notre Dame and Michigan State. Coach Patrick...

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No. 2 story of the year: Departure of Lauren Wickinski, Claire Jakubicek

By Jimmy Johnson and Mike Romor | May 6, 2012

Two prominent and successful student athletes left NIU athletics this year: Lauren Wicinski and Claire Jakubicek. Wicinski, a two-time MAC Volleyball Player of the Year, asked for her release from the program in February. Later, she would be granted her...

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...

NIU wrestling fell short against Michigan State

By Mike Buda | December 5, 2010

Leads have been easy to come by this season for the NIU wrestling team, but holding on to them has been a different story. The Huskies fell for the third straight time after a 20-15 loss to Michigan State (4-1) in DeKalb on Friday. "I thought we did a...