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Meth, of Chicago, performs Feb. 1 at the Rockness Sound Studio.

Midwest bands bring unforgettable night to Rockford

By Jacob Baker | February 9, 2020

DeKALB — Meth, Greet Death, Quilt Club and Livid delivered an unbelievable night to remember Feb. 1 at the Rockness Sound Studio in Rockford in a genre-mixed show.Meth, the headlining band from Chicago, is a perfect fusion of mathcore, drone, noisecore,...

Mens basketball begins three-game home stand against Western Michigan

Men’s basketball begins three-game home stand against Western Michigan

By Jemea Green | January 25, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team will begin its three-game home stand 3 p.m. Saturday when it hosts the Western Michigan University Broncos. NIU improved its Mid-American Conference record to 3-3 with a 79-69 win over the Kent State University...

Marcus Jones, redshirt senior running back, secures the ball Tuesday after a handoff against Western Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Through adversity and distractions, Huskies close season with hard-fought win

By Mike Knapp | November 29, 2019

I’ll be honest — as a grown man with over three decades of adult life experience, usually when I hear the words adversity and distractions as applied to sports teams, I tend to cringe.I mean, I’ve lost my dad. I’ve also lost two of my siblings....

Huskie offense prepares for its next play Nov. 27 during a home game against Western Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies wrap 2019 season on strong note, beat WMU at home

By James Krause | November 27, 2019

DeKALB — The football team closed a season of highs and lows with a 17-14 win Tuesday over the Western Michigan University Broncos and sent off 18 seniors in their final Huskie career game.Head Coach Thomas Hammock said the seniors led a motivated group...

Harbison to seek a new destination as the Huskie leading rusher enters transfer portal

By James Krause | November 26, 2019

DeKALB — NIU Athletics has confirmed that redshirt junior running back Tre Harbison will be entering the NCAA transfer portal as a graduate transfer.Harbison will not play tonight in the Huskies' season finale against Western Michigan University. Harbison,...

Two Huskie wrestlers face off Oct. 24 during NIUs Red Black Dual at the Convocation Center. 

Wilson and West post top performances at MSU open

By James Krause | November 4, 2019

DeKALB — Two returning 2019 NCAA Wrestling Tournament Huskie qualifiers were NIU’s top performers Friday and Saturday in the season opener for the wrestling team at the Michigan State University Open.Redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson found success in...

That time I ... lived in four different time zones

That time I … lived in four different time zones

By Anthony Parlogean | October 27, 2019

Nevada; Michigan; Texas; Arizona; Maryland; Illinois. These are all the states I have lived in throughout my 26 years of existence. Each state had its pros and cons, but the overall experience of living around the country has shaped who I am as a person:...

Lawrence Nassar (center) was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison after being found guilty of sexual assault.

Huskies speak out on Michigan State scandal

By Khobi Price | February 26, 2018

DeKALB — Collegiate athletics are in a muddled state because of a Michigan State University ongoing investigation.The NCAA opened an investigation Jan. 23 regarding how the university handled the sex crimes case of Lawrence Nassar, former USA Gymnastics...

Football searches for quarterback

By Tom Burton | November 14, 2016

DeKALB | Quarterback Anthony Maddie suffered a hairline fracture in his left leg Nov. 1 and will not return for the Huskies in 2016, Head Coach Rod Carey said Sunday.“Our hearts are broken for Anthony to see his career end this way,” Carey said. “He...

Fisher turning things around for men’s tennis

By Patrick Smith | February 8, 2016

Men’s tennis head coach Patrick Fisher has done an exceptional job in his seven years with the Huskies, compiling a record of 99-60 for a winning percentage of 62.NIU failed to make it to .500 in both of Fisher’s first two seasons with the team, but...

Junior safety Marlon Moore (2) celebrates recovering a fumble in NIU’s 21-14 win against Ohio on Nov. 18 at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio. NIU is now one win away from securing a trip to the MAC Championship. The Huskies take on the Western Michigan Broncos 10 a.m. Nov. 28 at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich.

ABC to air NIU vs. Ohio State

By Northern Star staff | June 17, 2015

The Huskies will challenge Ohio State on Sept. 19 in front of a national televised audience.ABC will air the game from Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, at 2:30 p.m., marking the third time the Huskies will have made an appearance on the network, according...

NIU football players celebrate in the locker room after beating the Western Michigan Broncos Friday at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich. NIU won, 31-21.

Pass/Fail: NIU offers low-priced tickets for game, Christmas music has started to spread

By Carl Nadig | December 3, 2014

Pass: NIU offers low-priced tickets for gameNIU is offering a financially reasonable deal for those who want to travel to the upcoming MAC Championship football game.NIU is providing students a chance to go to Ford Field in Detroit for $20. The fan package...