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Police response should be the same

Police response should be the same

By Editorial Board | February 15, 2018

There is no excuse for the way Philadelphia Eagles fans acted after the Feb. 4 Super Bowl, and the police force there absolutely should have handled it the same as any other violent public disturbance.Philadelphia Eagles fans are not the only sports fans...

Junior Jared Torrence looks up for advice from the coaching staff during a match in the wrestling meet Saturday versus Eastern Michigan, he went on to win his match.

Wrestling falls to Eastern Michigan

By Rick Green | January 21, 2018
The Huskies struggled against the Eastern Michigan University Eagles Friday, losing nine of 10 matches.The Huskies suffered many setbacks against Eastern Michigan University, losing five matches by two or less points. The Huskies fell to the Eagles 30-3.“Our fight and grit needs to improve heading into Sunday,” said Head Coach Ryan Ludwig.Redshirt freshman Max Ihry defeated Jared Langley of the Eagles 2-0. Ihry avenged a loss from earlier in the season at the Eastern Michigan Open 4-3. Ihry has two Mid-American Conference dual wins, which is tied with sophomore Brock Hudkins for most on the team. Ihry is 5-13 on the season.“Ihry was the bright spot in the match today,” Ludwig said. “It was good to see him avenge a match from earlier this season.”The Huskies struggled to keep the lead in the matches. The Eagles came back and won three of the five matches from behind.Hudkins fell to Tomas Gutierrez of the Eagles 5-3 at 125 pounds after leading 3-2. Freshman Nolan Baker lost a close match to Kyle Springer of Eastern Michigan University 9-8, after leading 7-2 in the first round.Redshirt sophomore Caden McWhirter failed to capitalize on a 3-2 lead going into the second round against J.J. Wolfe of the Eagles, falling 7-5. At 285 pounds, redshirt sophomore Caleb Gossett battled against No. 17 ranked wrestler Gage Hutchinson of the Eagles 5-3.“Gossett really wore out a top-twenty ranked wrestler, he’s closing the gap on ranked guys,” Ludwig said.Redshirt junior Alijah Jeffery fell to Noah Gonser of Eastern Michigan University by decision 4-2 in the 133-pound match. Sophomore Anthony Rubino at 141 pounds loss by fall to Sa’Derian Perry of the Eagles.At 165 pounds, redshirt junior Andrew Scott lost by decision to Zac Carson of Eastern Michigan University. Senior Quinton Rosser lost by decision to Andrew McNally of the Eagles at 174 pounds.The Huskies will be back in action 12 p.m. Sunday as they head to Athens, Ohio to face the Ohio University Bobcats.
Head coach Mark Montgomery contests a call in a Dec. 2 game against Chicago State. Montgomery has coached the Huskies to their best start since his 2011 arrival, and the team is one win away from beating last season’s total wins.

Quick start to men’s basketball season is no fluke

By Christopher Loggins | January 18, 2016

Men’s basketball fell to 14-3 following a double-digit loss to Western Michigan over the weekend, but there is plenty to look forward to for fans of the team.Head coach Mark Montgomery said getting the Huskies to postseason play was one of his main...

Men’s basketball suffers first loss

By Krystal Ward | December 7, 2015

Men’s basketball (7-1, 0-0 MAC) suffered its first defeat of the season, losing to Missouri (4-3) 78-71 on Friday.It was an unusual start for NIU as Missouri stormed out to an early 12-0 lead just four minutes into the game. The Huskies’ defense stepped...

NIU wrestling: Shawn Scott ranked 3rd in MAC’s 197 weight class

By Northern Star staff | January 23, 2015

Redshirt sophomore wrestler Shawn Scott is ranked third in the 197-pound weight class in the MAC’s second January wrestling rankings, released today.Scott is ranked behind Missouri Tigers sophomore J’Den Cox and Ohio Bobcats junior Phil Wellington,...

Wrestling has ‘heart’ but gets 0 points

By Frank Gogola | January 27, 2014

Wrestling (6-8, 1-4 MAC) ended its latest dual the same way it started it: with zero points.The Huskies were shut out by the No. 7 Missouri Tigers (5-1, 3-1 MAC), 31-0, Saturday at Victor E. Court. The Tigers, who were the fifth Top-25 team the Huskies...

Viral blog gains columnist’s respect

By Brenda Krause | May 6, 2013

Teachers used to be seen as important members of society. Today their profession is one of the most devalued in the nation. Randy Turner, a Missouri public school teacher, would certainly agree. Last month he wrote a blog titled “A Warning to Young...

Wrestling finishes 5th in MAC tournament

By Ed Rietveld | March 17, 2013

Wrestling competed in the MAC tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., and finished in a tie for fifth with Ohio University with 63.5 points over spring break. The University of Missouri tallied 136 points, finishing first, which ended a streak of 11 straight conference...

Women’s tennis set for triple-header this weekend

By Thomas Hiley III | March 6, 2013

Women’s tennis will finish its non-conference matchups this upcoming weekend against UIC (6-1), Missouri-Kansas City (3-9), and Emporia State (6-0) before starting conference play. Huskies head coach Ryun Ferrell knows a lot about these upcoming teams...

Is your bracket busted? I know why…

By Matt Hopkinson | March 19, 2012

While this may be of little consent to those of you who took Duke or Missouri to win the whole tournament, NCAA basketball is displaying parity. The term “mid-major” is brandied about in game-time conversations, while realistically, statistics have...

Softball ready for Missouri Tournament

By Eli Gehn | March 7, 2012

NIU softball will hit the road again this weekend when it travels to the Missouri Tournament. The Huskies (5-7) will take on Alcorn State and Boise State Saturday before playing Boise State again and Missouri Sunday. “We’re working a lot on approaching...

NIU Hockey player Brain Pounds moves the puck in a game earlier this season.

NIU hockey remains in second place after losing to the Tigers

By Korey Peterson | November 8, 2010

DeKALB | With MACHA Gold division leading Illinois State University losing on Friday night, NIU had the perfect chance to climb atop the leaderboard if it could sweep a struggling Missouri team this past weekend. The Huskies (8-6-2 overall, 5-3 MACHA...