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Montgomery plans to build NIU his way

By Brian Belford | February 28, 2012

Mark Montgomery, NIU men’s basketball coach, said he is slowly building up the program the way he wants to. Montgomery, following in the footsteps of Joe Novak, former NIU football coach, said he wants to build the basketball program with a certain...

Men’s season ends on the road, loses to Bowling Green

By Andrew Singer | March 8, 2011

2010-11 came to a merciful end for the NIU men's basketball team on Tuesday evening in the first round of the MAC Tournament. NIU lost 74-54 at Bowling Green, sending the Falcons to Cleveland for the MAC Tournament Quarterfinals. The Huskies (9-21 overall,...

Men’s basketball concludes regular season with loss at Ball State

By Jimmy Johnson | March 7, 2011

Being without Xavier Silas for the past two games was a hurdle the NIU men's basketball team overcame as it won both games despite not having its leading scorer. In their season finale against Ball State, the Huskies failed to make it a trilogy of wins,...

Xavier Silas 34 points couldnt give NIU a victory on Saturday over Kent State.

Silas’ 34-point effort can’t push Huskies over Kent State

By Andrew Singer | February 13, 2011

DeKALB | A 34-point effort from Xavier Silas wasn't enough to keep the Kent State men's basketball team from running its winning streak against MAC West opponents to 22. The Golden Flashes (17-7 overall, 8-2 MAC) downed NIU 84-77 on Saturday afternoon,...

Rucker struggles in home loss

By Jimmy Johnson | February 13, 2011

DeKALB | NIU forward Nate Rucker is commonly referred by his nickname, "The Dog," yet he didn't play like a full-grown canine Saturday afternoon against Kent State. The Huskies true freshman struggled to find rhythm inside against Golden Flashes' center...

NIU guard Demarcus Grady dribbles down the court in a game against the Ohio Bobcats.

Men’s basketball drop one game in Athens

By Andrew Singer | February 6, 2011

Facing off against the defending MAC Champion Ohio Bobcats on Saturday afternoon, the NIU men’s basketball team fell 80-73 in Athens.The Bobcats staked out a large lead after some early shooting woes. NIU (7-14 overall, 3-6 MAC) made a late comeback...

Freshman Nate Rucker (12) has given NIU a solid presence on the inside this season.

Rucker runs with the Dog Pack

By Andrew Singer | February 3, 2011

Nate Rucker is the dog. A freshman from Memphis, Tenn., Rucker has quickly established himself on the NIU men's basketball team. Averaging 7.6 points and five rebounds a game, the Huskies' starting center has shown throughout the season that his bite...

NIU guard Antone Christian poured in 13 points against the Zips during the Huskies Wednesday night victory.

NIU men’s basketball rides Silas’ 39 to victory, commits only six turnovers as a team

By Andrew Singer | January 27, 2011

Prior to Wednesday night's 83-74 win over Akron, the NIU men's basketball team passed around a bucket in the locker room. Each player was to write down an excuse on a slip of paper and throw it in. Without any excuses to call on, the Huskies came out...

Freshman Nate Rucker (right) goes up to score in Saturdays exhibition victory.

Wildcats nip Huskies at home in men’s basketball opener, 97-78

By Chris Dertz | November 14, 2010

NIU men's basketball team faced a tough test in its season opener Friday night, as the Huskies hosted Northwestern for a rematch of last year’s opener. While the Huskies got to play the Wildcats at home this time, in front of 4,001 fans, the result...

NIU men’s basketball to take on Northwestern

By Andrew Singer | November 11, 2010

At 8 p.m., the NIU men's basketball team will finally be able to put its tumultuous offseason in the rear-view mirror when it tips off its regular season against Northwestern. Going up against a Big Ten team poised to make a run at its first NCAA tournament...

Out of Bounds

April 30, 1990

Dave Moore- NIU Paintball

1. How are you coping with the Cubs current skid?

Dave Moore: I'm used to it, it's been 100 years.

2. Lucky charms on game day?

DM: No

3. What time do you wake up?

DM: 12:30 p.m.

4. Legally change last name to what?

DM: Seis Nueve

5. White Castle: love it or hate it?

DM: Love the food, hate the service.

Meco Brown-Football

1. Disappointed.

2. My rubber bands on my wrist.

3. 6:08 a.m.

4. Bush (after Saints RB Reggie Bush)

5. Hate it

Shoshanna Brown- Track and Field

1. I don't watch baseball.

2. Toe Socks

3. 8:30 a.m.

4. Mrs. J. Holiday

5. Hate it