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Redshirt senior forward Ally May finds space for a layup Nov. 5 during NIU’s home loss to Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

Fourth-quarter struggles cripple Huskies in loss to Milwaukee

By Justin Kelley | December 6, 2019

DeKALB — Turnovers and an inability to score in opportune situations Thursday led to the demise of the women’s basketball team. NIU lost 78-65 to the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Panthers, falling to 3-5 on the season.NIU had control most of...

Junior forward Riley Blackwell reaches for a layup Nov. 5 during NIU’s home loss to Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

After a two-season pause as rivals, the Huskies will face Milwaukee in Wisconsin

By Marcel Carrasco | December 5, 2019

DeKALB – Three years have passed since the last time the women’s basketball team faced the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.On Nov. 16, 2016, the Huskies and Panthers went back and forth at the Convocation Center. The game lasted four quarters...

Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods follows through on a free-throw attempt Nov. 5 against Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

Coyotes shoot lights out in women’s basketball loss to South Dakota

By Quentin Wilson | December 1, 2019

DeKALB — The second day of the Huskies’ back-to-back games at the South Point Shootout was nowhere near as graceful as the first. The women’s basketball team suffered from a 91-48 loss Saturday to the University of South Dakota. The Coyotes had...

The Lonely Island, Steve Aoki and others to headline Summerfest

By Peter Zemeske | April 23, 2019

Summerfest runs June 26-30 and July 2-7 this year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The music festival boasts an impressive 11-day span and attracts over 700,000 attendees every year, according to 2018 statistics from Summerfest. What also sets Summerfest apart...

Women’s Tennis splits weekend meets in Milwaukee

By Marcel Carrasco | January 27, 2019

The women’s tennis team traveled to Milwaukee to kick off their 2019 season with two matches,; beating the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee before losing to Marquette University over the weekend. The Huskies have started the season with a win for...

Visit a Christkindlmarket this holiday season

By Sarah Fischer | December 14, 2018

Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, we all have our own traditions practiced throughout the holiday season. Visiting Christkindlmarkets during the holidays is a wonderful way to learn about the ways Christmas is celebrated in other cultures, but it...

Junior middle blocker Meg Wolowicz celebrates the winning point of the final set in a match against Bowling Green University Sept. 24.

Women’s volleyball to face challenging season

By Danielle Brown | July 10, 2017

DeKalb — The reigning Mid-American Conference champion Huskies, coached by Ray Gooden, have a challenging schedule ahead of them. The 2017-18 schedule includes matches against 10 teams who were 2016 NCAA tournament participants.Gooden is the program’s...

Junior outfielder Jason Gasser dives back to first base in an April 8 game against Central Michigan University. The Huskies have gone 6-5 since starting MAC play.

Baseball successful in another MAC series

By Thomas Hiley III | April 19, 2016

Baseball (12-23, 6-5 MAC) won its third conference series of the season over the weekend against Western Michigan University (9-23, 2-7 MAC), taking the first two games and losing the final one.The Broncos struck first in the bottom of the fifth, getting...

Shavonne Brewer goes for a layup during a Nov. 17 game against Wisconsin Lutheran. The Huskies went on to win 69-42.

Road woes continue for women’s basketball after loss

By Joren Apiquian | December 7, 2015

Women’s basketball (3-3, 0-0 MAC) lost its third road game of the season, falling 73-58 to Milwaukee (3-2) on Thursday.The Huskies went down by 12 in the first quarter, scoring a total of only nine points in the period. Forced turnovers and clutch shots...

Women’s basketball splits weekend at SMU Classic

By Joren Apiquian | November 30, 2015

Women’s basketball (3-2, 0-0 MAC) fell to Kansas and beat Cal State Fullerton this weekend in Dallas at the Southern Methodist University Thanksgiving Classic.KansasThe Huskies and Jayhawks played a game that came down to the wire, but Kansas was able...

Junior Defender, Richard Hall (#3), tries to rally the Huskies after following behind late in the second half. Northern Illinois succombed to a second half comeback by Milwaukee and would go on to lose the match 1-2 on Tuesday night.

Men’s soccer takes 2-1 loss to Milwaukee

By Christopher Loggins | October 8, 2015

Men’s soccer (6-3-0, 1-0-0 MAC) fell to Milwaukee (3-5-2) in a tight 2-1 game Tuesday at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex.Nine minutes into the first period, the NIU struck first in the game after a goal by sophomore defender Luke Read, his...

Men’s soccer opens conference play with win over Bowling Green

By Christopher Loggins | October 5, 2015

Men’s soccer (6-2-0, 1-0-0 MAC) won its second game in a row last weekend, defeating Bowling Green 1-0 in overtime.Both teams traded shots back-and-forth in the first period, but weren’t able to score a goal. NIU totaled seven fouls in the period...