Northern Star


 
Northern Star

Northern Illinois University’s student news organization since 1899

 

Ensure student journalism survives. Donate today.

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

Dunbar loses battle with cancer

By Northern Star Staff | September 16, 2013

On Friday, former NIU offensive coordinator Mike Dunbar died, losing his battle with cancer.Dunbar started off spring 2012 as former head coach Dave Doeren’s offensive coordinator but had to step down to focus on his health in the fall.In his 36-year...

Northern Illinois University new head football coach Rod Carey answers questions at a press conference in the Yordon Center on Dec. 2.

Carey steps up as new football head coach

By Matt Hopkinson | December 2, 2012

NIU football was coachless for all of a day. After the announcement of former head coach Dave Doeren leaving for North Carolina State on Saturday, NIU administration named the former offensive line coach and offensive coordinator, Rod Carey, the new head...

huskie briefs

huskie briefs

By Northern Star Staff | September 17, 2012
NIU women's track and field won 11 events at the IWU Invitational. The Huskies went on record-breaking binge as they broke six meet, five track and two program records."The ladies continue to impress me with their competitive effort," said NIU coach Connie Teaberry in a press release. "Compared to last year, we doubled our first-place finishes, which shows improvement. We are definitely heading in the right direction."For the 4x200 relay team, NIU's Janay Mitchell took part in the record setting day, as she broke her own record with a time in 7.55 in the 60 meters and took first place.Mitchell's teammate, Chanel Kellyman, finished right behind her with a time of 7.65.In the 200 meters event, Mitchell was one of the five Huskies to finish in the top six places, setting a new record time with 25.03. Following Mitchell was Kellyman (second place 25.25), Rasheta Butler (third 25.37), Roneisha Frye (fourth 25.95) and Megan Gregory (sixth 26.01).The trio of Gregory, Frye and Jenelle McCalla helped NIU finish with the top three spots in the 60 hurdles. Gregory took first place with a time of 8.77, while Frye and McCalla finished in second and third, respectively.NIU's next event will be the Iowa State Classic from Feb. 10-11. Women's tennis defeats SIU Edwardsville A doubles victory ended up being the deciding factor as NIU women's tennis defeated SIU Edwardsville 4-3.In singles play, the Huskies split with SIU Edwardsville 3-3. NIU's Sara McLaughlin took home the top spot in singles play, as she defeated Kali Donner with scores of 6-1 and 6-3.The doubles tandems of McLaughlin/Emily Rodgers and Arantza De La Torre/Mary Malkin blanked their opponents 8-0. Nelle Youel and Haley Dekkinga helped seal the victory for the Huskies with an 8-5 win over SIU Edwardsville.    
Jordan Lynch runs with the ol pigskin at a spring practice for the NIU football team in Huskie Stadium Monday afternoon.

No more waiting for Lynch

By Jimmy Johnson | April 16, 2012

With wide receivers Perez Ashford, Martel Moore and left guard Logan Pegram returning, NIU football’s offense will feature plenty of new faces next season. However, there’s a face that should jog memories of a player who received modest playing time,...

Dunbar hired as NIU’s offensive coordinator

By Northern Star Staff | February 8, 2012

Mike Dunbar will join NIU football as offensive coordinator, head coach Dave Doeren said in a press release Wednesday. The decision to hire Dunbar came less than a week after P.J. Fleck abruptly stepped down one day after getting hired as the Huskies'...

Load More Stories