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Head Coach Burns ready for big coaching opportunity at NIU

Head Coach Burns ready for big coaching opportunity at NIU

By James Krause | September 25, 2019

DeKALB — Coaching wasn’t the obvious choice for women’s tennis coach Eric Burns after graduating from Franklin College as a four-year letterman in the sport.It took some time away from the game and persuading from those in a top-level program for...

Huskies fall flat in tournament

By Danielle Brown | December 5, 2016

COLUMBIA, Mo. | The volleyball team saw a repeat of 2001 when they lost in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday against University Of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.Missouri controlled most of the game and defeated the Huskies in straight...

Members of the volleyball team celebrate after scoring in a Nov. 19 match against the University of Ohio on Victor E. Court. The Huskies defeated Ohio in straight sets to advance to the Mid-American Conference final. 

Volleyball prolongs success

By Danielle Brown | December 1, 2016

DeKALB | The Volleyball team discovered Sunday it will be traveling to Colombia, Missouri, to face the No. 15 seed University of Missouri Tigers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.Last week, the Huskies (25-5, 15-1 Mid-American Conference) defeated...

Volleyball finds out NCAA Tournament opponent

Volleyball finds out NCAA Tournament opponent

By Photos by Xavier Orterga | November 28, 2016

The Mid-American Conference champion Huskies will play the No. 15 seed University of Missouri Tigers from the Southeastern Conference 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Columbia, Missouri.Both teams have a 25-5 record and were tournament champions in what is expected...

Huskie fans pack Victor E. Court on Nov. 21, 2016 for a volleyball game between NIU and the Ohio Bobcats. NIU sporting events return to full capacity this fall.

Volleyball team wins MAC title

By Danielle Brown | November 21, 2016

DeKALB | The volleyball team won all six sets it played in the Mid-American Conference tournament en route to its first MAC championship since 2001.The Huskies defeated the Miami University RedHawks Wednesday in straight sets, (25-18, 25-20, 25-20), in...

5 Minutes With … Kathi Bennett

By Frank Gogola | March 19, 2014

The Northern Star sat down with Kathi Bennett, women’s basketball head coach, to talk about how the team’s season ended and what she expects next season. She also gave her thoughts about the men’s and women’s basketball NCAA tournament and No....

Wrestler Kevin Fanta grapples with an opponent during a match.

Wrestling kept busy over break

By Ed Rietveld | January 13, 2013

Winter break proved to be not much of a break for NIU’S wrestling team as the Huskies (7-4, 0-2MAC) opened up MAC play for the first time this season. NIU lost its MAC opener against Kent St. (4-3, 1-0MAC), 29-9, on Dec. 18 in Ohio. The Midlands Championship...

Francis Otira graduates, men’s soccer picks up slack

By Jacob Onak | September 5, 2012

If you went out and watched an NIU men’s soccer game last season, you saw a big number 18 in the heart of the Huskies defense. That man was defender Francis Otira, who in 2011 helped lead NIU to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Otira would go...

No. 3 Story of the year: Mens soccer wins MAC Championship

No. 3 Story of the year: Men’s soccer wins MAC Championship

By Brian Thomas | May 2, 2012

NIU men’s soccer accomplished something that it had only done twice in school history: winning the MAC Championship. The Huskies (15-6-0) went through the MAC tournament and earned a pair of 1-0 victories - over Buffalo in the first round and Western...

No. 4 for top 10 NIU athletes: Jordan Godsey

By Brian Thomas | May 1, 2012

Jordan Godsey of NIU men’s soccer is no stranger to the Northern Star’s top 10 athletes of the year, as he has made the cut in each of his three seasons. He continues to move up in the rankings, as he earned the No. 10 his freshman year, and jumped...

Men’s tennis exits early in MAC Championships

By Mike Romor | April 29, 2012

NIU men’s tennis suffered a loss in the semifinals of the MAC Championships to Western Michigan to end its regular season. The 4-3 loss came in crushing fashion for the Huskies, who finished the season 21-7. After initially losing the doubles point,...

Men’s soccer trying to find identity

By Brian Thomas | April 3, 2012

After winning the MAC championship and advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament, NIU men’s soccer is in the midst of its spring season. The Huskies have played three games so far, two of them coming against conference champions from last...

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