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Senior guard Mikayla Voigt drives to the net Nov. 28 during a home match against South Dakota State University at the Convocation Center.

Coach Carlsen sets bar high for women’s basketball, Woods ‘100-percent’ ready to play

By Quentin Wilson | October 25, 2019

DeKALB — Head Coach Lisa Carlsen took the podium Wednesday for NIU's Winter Sports Media Day. Early into her speech, she let the audience know her expectations for the women’s basketball team this year. “Every year our goals don’t change,”...

Women’s basketball falls to Iowa State in NIT

By Justin Kelley | November 12, 2018

The women's basketball team won their season opener, beating the Yale University Bulldogs 89-80 Thursday at 6pm The Huskies had the difficult task of stopping Yale’s two star players, junior Roxy Barahman and first-year Camilla Emsbo who combined to...

Huskies open season with exhibition victory

By Justin Kelley | November 4, 2018

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team returned Saturday to defeat the University of St. Francis 59-54. The game was an exhibition match for the Huskies but had some importance due to key players like junior and sophomore guards Myia Starks and Janae...

Women’s basketball hope returning players help improvement

By Justin Kelley | October 28, 2018

The women’s basketball team is looking to improve after a disappointing 15-15 season, along with going 7-11 in conference play. The Huskies had to deal with numerous injuries to several key players last season.One of those players was redshirt sophomore...

NIU seniors set standards for new faces

NIU seniors set standards for new faces

By Michael Urbanec | July 16, 2018

DeKalb -- The women’s basketball team is hard at work, looking to improve on an injury-riddled 15-15 season.“They are working hard from a strength and conditioning standpoint, and we do a lot in the weight room,” said Head Coach Lisa Carlsen. “From...

The mens tennis team finished the season with a 15-8 overall record, and a 5-1 Mid-American Conference record.

Top 5 Teams of Academic Year

By Tom Burton | May 7, 2018

The stats are from games, meets and matches that occurred during the 2017-18 season. If you feel a team was left off or ranked higher, tweet us @NIUNorthernStar using #NIUTop5.5. Women’s basketballThe record may not show it, but the women’s basketball...

Women’s basketball season ends in defeat

By Eddie Garcia | March 6, 2018

With the NCAA tournament right around the corner, the women’s basketball team’s journey to the tourney was cut short.The Huskies (15-15, 7-12 Mid-American Conference) began the contest with a 9-2 run in the opening three minutes of the game, but the...

Huskies win big game at home

By Zac Camacho | March 1, 2018

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team won a close fight Wednesday against Toledo University at the Convocation Center.Right from the tipoff, the Huskies and the Rockets were battling back and forth and trading leads and, ultimately, NIU prevailed in...

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...

Women’s basketball gets big win

By Eddie Garcia | February 25, 2018

DeKalb — The women’s basketball team increased its chances for home court advantage for the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament Saturday by defeating the Eastern Michigan Eagles (10-17, 6-10 MAC) 84-75.NIU (14-13, 6-10 MAC) was able...

Voigt recognized for all-around success

By Northern Star Staff | February 23, 2018

The College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday that Mikayla Voigt, women’s basketball junior guard, was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Second-Team.The organization recognises players who excel on and off the playing...

Huskies can’t hang with Chippewas

By Eddie Garcia | February 23, 2018

The women’s basketball team fell to the Central Michigan Chippewas Wednesday 91-77 despite an early shooting spark on offense.The Huskies (13-13, 5-10 Mid-American Conference) shot over 45 percent from the field, but it was not enough as the Chippewa’s...

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