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Junior men’s golfer Nick Huggins follows through on a swing at the Northern Intercollegiate Sept. 5-7 in Sugar Grove. Huggins made his return to the Huskies after nearly a year away while recovering from a pair of surgeries for a torn labrum.

Huggins on par in return

By Steve Shonder | October 7, 2014

Junior Nick Huggins is back on course for men’s golf after undergoing a pair of surgeries on a torn labrum that set his career back a year.For years, Huggins played golf with tightness in his hips that limited much of his game. Instead of getting it...

Men’s golf out to prove it’s ‘a good team at the core’

By Steve Shonder | September 24, 2014

Men’s golf is going to try to stay out of last place in its next tournament.The Huskies will travel to Columbus, Ohio, for the Jack Nicklaus Invitational Sunday and Monday at the Scarlet Course at the Ohio State Golf Club. The invitational is hosted...

Men’s golf finishes in last

By Steve Shonder | September 21, 2014

Men’s golf failed to stay out of last place for the second tournament in a row.Over the weekend, the Huskies (314, 320, 315, 949) finished 15th out of 15 teams at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate in Zionsville, Ind. No. 6 Illinois (285, 287, 287, 859) won...

Men’s golf looks to bounce back in 2nd outing

By Steve Shonder | September 17, 2014

Men’s golf has nowhere to go but up when it hits the links in Indiana this weekend after it finished in last place in its opening tournamentThe Huskies will participate in the Wolf Run Intercollegiate Saturday to Sunday at Wolf Run Golf Club in Zionsville,...

More experienced roster to carry men’s golf

By Steve Shonder | September 3, 2014

Men’s golf is ready to kick off its season with a challenging tournament on its home course.The Huskies will host the Northern Intercollegiate at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove starting with a practice round today before continuing with tournament...

Loss of Huggins’ experience hurts men’s golf

By Rhema Rhea | October 8, 2013

DeKalb | Men’s golf will have to go the rest of their season without top golfer Nick Huggins.Huggins, a junior, has been playing with a torn labrum muscle in his left shoulder for weeks, but can no longer do so. Surgery for the repair is scheduled for...

Men’s golf heading back to Wisconsin

By Rhema Rhea | October 2, 2013

DeKalb | Men’s golf takes its second trip to Wisconsin on the year as it looks to build upon its best outing of the season.The Huskies will be without one of their top performers, Nick Huggins, who will miss the rest of the season after injuring his...

Men’s golf’s new guys anxious for first fall tourney

By Rhema Rhea | September 5, 2013

The men’s golf team enters the new season with basically a whole new roster. The team lost six players from last season due to graduation.Head coach Tom Porten, entering into his fifth season, will have four freshmen to bring into his system this year:...

Huggins a key player for men’s golf

By Sean Anderson | October 30, 2012

In the last two tournaments for NIU men’s golf, it was led by an unexpected player that stepped on the course; sophomore Nick Huggins. The sophomore had a career outing at the Earl Yestingsmeier Individual Invitational in Bloomington, Ind., where he...

Par fives offer golfers a big opportunity to succeed

By Sean Anderson | October 29, 2012

The par five is one of the most high-risk, high-reward holes in golf. These are holes that can either add or subtract to your scorecard in a big way. Junior Jenny Niemiec of women’s golf and sophomore Nick Huggins of men’s golf both have different...

Men’s golf finishes in ninth at Pinetree Intercollegiate

By Sean Anderson | October 23, 2012

NIU men’s golf moved up one spot to finish in ninth place at the Pinetree Intercollegiate on Tuesday. Sophomore Nick Huggins claimed a top 25 finish as the Huskies completed their fall schedule. The Huskies posted a final round of 302, which was the...

Men’s golf hopes to bounce back from rough start

By Sean Anderson | October 22, 2012

NIU men’s golf is in 10th place after day one at the Pinetree Intercollegiate in Kennesaw, Ga. The highlight of the first day was the continued strong play of sophomore Nick Huggins, who is tied for 30th place with a two-round total of 152. Senior Bryce...