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Barstool Sports launches their new platform, TwoYay.

Barstool Sports launches new website, TwoYay

By Tyler Murray, Sports Reporter | September 21, 2022

Barstool Sports officially launched their new platform, TwoYay. Partnering with Stripe, a payment company, the website is a community of advertisers, agents and content creators.  The NCAA changed their name, image and likeness policy in 2021, allowing...

M. Courtney Hughes is NIU’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative. (Courtesy of Donna Turner)

NIU announces new NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | August 25, 2022

President Lisa Freeman and Vice President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced on Aug. 18 M. Courtney Hughes as NIU’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative. “We are very pleased to welcome Dr. M. Courtney Hughes to Huskie Athletics...

True freshman Caroline Kent hits driver Aug. 28, on the 6th hole at Rich Harvest Farms during a qualifying round for the 2021 fall season. 
Kent is one of three freshman on the womens team who looks to make an early impact for Coach Kesters squad.

Women’s golf ready for strong 2021-2022 season

By Wes Sanderson | August 30, 2021

DeKALB— A solo second finish at the 2021 MAC Championship in April concluded the women’s golf program’s shortened season, but it was only the beginning of what was an impactful offseason for the program. During the offseason, the women’s golf...

Senior Reece Nilsen hits an approach shot from the rough, Aug. 28 at Rich Harvest Farms during a fall qualifier. Nilsen returns with high hopes of contributing to the mens program.

Men’s golf looks to elevate competition in 2021-2022

By Wes Sanderson | August 30, 2021

DeKALB— After a shortened 2020-2021 season due to COVID-19, the men’s golf team has one thing on its mind: elevating the program in competitive golf ranks.  “Last season, it was a sense of belief. Belief that we could compete and belief that...

Senior Eugene German (10, center)shoots over a RedHawk defender Feb. 1 during NIUs 70-55 win over the Miami University-Ohio RedHawks at the Convocation Center.

2,000 points was not handed to Eugene German

By Mike Knapp | February 3, 2020

DeKALB — Eugene German’s ascent up the NIU men’s basketball career scoring list started innocently enough with two points against Indiana State University in his first game Nov. 11, 2016.Just over three years and 115 games later, his journey to...

Womens basketball looks to continue improved play in search of win

Women’s basketball looks to continue improved play in search of win

By Mattieu Koetters | January 25, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team will travel to face the Eastern Michigan University Eagles 1 p.m. Saturday at the EMU Convocation Center.The Huskies look forward to their next challenge after tasting defeat in their last matchup, falling to...

Wrestling falls short of upset win against Illinois

Wrestling falls short of upset win against Illinois

By James Krause | December 7, 2019

DeKALB — The wrestling team split its 10 matchups Friday against the University of Illinois, but two major decision losses and a forfeit in the Illini’s favor kept the Huskies from taking an upset win.Despite the loss, Head Coach Ryan Ludwig said...

Sophomore guard Trendon Hankerson pulls up for a 3-point shot attempt during the Huskies´ home win against Oakland University at the Convocation Center.

Six-match win streak ends with a mens basketball loss to the Gaels

By Mike Knapp | December 6, 2019

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team headed to the west coast for the first time since 1997 for a two-game California swing, but they won’t be bringing back an extension of their six-game winning streak with them.The Huskies first game on the trip...

German anchors a talented roster, defensive improvements key for team success

By Jarrett Huff | December 5, 2019

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team has been having a historic run the past couple weeks, winning six consecutive games after starting the season 0-2. This marks the longest win streak since the 2015-16 season, when the Huskies won seven straight games...

Harbison to seek a new destination as the Huskie leading rusher enters transfer portal

By James Krause | November 26, 2019

DeKALB — NIU Athletics has confirmed that redshirt junior running back Tre Harbison will be entering the NCAA transfer portal as a graduate transfer.Harbison will not play tonight in the Huskies' season finale against Western Michigan University. Harbison,...

Wrestling takes first conference win in Purdue Duals, takes two of three matchups

By James Krause | November 26, 2019

DeKALB — Winning two of three matchups isn’t bad for the wrestling team, who came out of the Purdue Duals with a 4-2 overall record, and its first win in Mid-American Conference play, on Sunday.The Huskies won their conference matchup with Clarion...

Alumna Anna Martucci performs her routine on the beam March 28 during NIUs the Beauty and the Beast competition at the Convocation Center.

Morreale says retaining MAC title, NCAA regional appearance are goals for this season

By Maddie Barrett | November 17, 2019

DeKALB — Gymnastics has an action-packed season ahead as it prepares to keep the Mid-American Conference championship trophy in DeKalb.The team is coming off a season that includes two NCAA qualifying performances.Junior Mia Lord and Alumna Anna Martucci...